Posts by Kellie Walker

Posts by Kellie Walker

Keep Jesus The Center Of It All

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,” and “your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Just like that, Thanksgiving is over. The turkey has been eaten. The naps have been taken. The football games have been watched. Here we are already in December. Christmas will be here before you know it. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get frustrated with the commercialism of Christmas. Take me back…

The Reason For The Season

Wow! Can you believe it is almost December? I know a lot of people are ready to say goodbye to 2020, but there is still one good thing left about this year. Before you tear that last page off of your calendar, let’s pause and celebrate Christmas. The way we celebrate may be different this year, but the why has not changed. December 25th will be here before we know it and it will be a time to celebrate the…

Give Thanks In Everything

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good. His faithful love endures forever.” Psalm 136:1 2020 has shown to be a year of uncertainty. A year like no other. A year that keeps changing day by day, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. The Thanksgiving holiday is just days away, but what if we made being thankful and showing gratitude a way of life and not just one day we celebrate each November? 1 Thessalonians 5:18 tells…

Children Are A Gift From God

This is my favorite time of the year. The upcoming holidays are an obvious reason for me to excitedly turn my calendar to November, but there is another event that has me looking forward to this Sunday. CrossRidge Church routinely has two Baby/Parent Dedication Services each year. Of course, 2020 had to make things different, so this Sunday will be our only opportunity to have this service this year.  Hannah is the perfect example of recognizing that children are a…

What Are You Thankful For?

Wow! Can you believe it is already November? What a great time to reflect on the many blessings God has poured out on us. I want to encourage you to print out the attached thankful acrostic and reflect on what you are thankful for. I will go first. Truth – I am truly thankful for God’s word and a Pastor that preaches truth week after week, even when it convicts me. “Teach me your way, Lord, and I will live…

The Calm In Our Storm

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 Not too long ago I was traveling over a bridge during a storm. I could feel my car move in the wind as I tightened my knuckles around the steering wheel. I even felt a little knot in my stomach as I continued to drive.…

Keep Your Focus On Jesus

Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so! What a simple song to sing and teach our preschoolers. Our lesson linked below goes over a very important message for our children. Mark 10:14b says, “Let the little children come to me. Don’t stop them because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 2020 has been such a year of change for us, but Jesus has been our one constant throughout it all. We need to teach our…

Put Love Into Action

I have really enjoyed the sermon series that Pastor Marc has been walking us through. He has been focusing on Matthew 7:12 for a few weeks now. It tells us, “Therefore, whatever you want others to do for you, do also the same for them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.” This is such a great lesson for us as adults to learn and put into action each day. It is also a very important lesson for us…

Shine His Light To Others

“In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:16 I love Fall. I love the cooler weather. I love to watch football. I love the Fall decorations and I love pumpkins. I have so many pumpkins around my house right now. When my kids were little we would carve and decorate pumpkins. They would take turns spooning out the inside so…

The Best Thing You Can Do For Your Children

Pop Quiz Time What is the best thing that you can do for your children? A. Feed them vegetables B. Enroll them in extracurricular activities C. Take them to church D. Love your spouse The correct answer is D. Did you pick the right answer? The world would have you believe that your whole life should revolve around your children, that they should come first no matter what. The Bible tells us in Genesis 2:24, “This is why a man…

True Contentment

“I know how to make do with little, and I know how to make do with a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:12-13 Cambridge Dictionary tells us that contentment is happiness and satisfaction, often because you have everything you need. I don’t know about you, but there aren’t…

Helping Others Around The World

Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20 Have you ever read these verses and wished that you could “go…