Children

Children

Finish Strong

My friends, are you counting down the days that are left of school?  Do you have a paper chain showing how many more crazy mornings are left until summer?  Do you dream of mornings with no rushing around looking for forms that are due?  Have the lunches you pack come down to chips and fruit snacks?  Do you long for mornings where the pace is slower, and the words are kinder?  You are almost there!  Let me take a minute…

Praise For Moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday and what a blessing it is to remember and honor our mothers.  Some of us are mothers, some of us still have our mothers, some of us have mother figures we look up to.  We see you.  You are making tiny disciples in your home and it can be overwhelming at times!  Here is a tiny glimpse of what we see you doing and being as you parent your children.  We love you.  We give thanks…

It Can All Start With The Ten Commandments

This week’s online Sunday School lesson is on the Ten Commandments.  God gave us these ten rules to keep us safe and help us to live lives that point to God and His holiness.  Are they easy?  Not always.  They are not easy for us grownups or our children.  Being familiar with the things that matter to God is important for us parents, so we can better live them out and model them to our children.  Living God’s way and…

Don’t Miss Out – Time Is Passing!

Time passes quickly when you are having a good time. We have been experiencing good times for sure since we are able to meet in person and on campus again for worship and children’s activities.  It is so very good to see your faces and to be able to teach our littles about the love of God!  We have also been signing up our children for Mini Camp and Preteen Camp.  We really need to get everyone signed up as…

Giving Thanks For Our Food

Parents, as we make disciples in our homes and model what living a life that blesses God looks like, we should be giving thanks for our food.  Many people do not gather around the traditional family dinner table anymore.  Whether you do, or you do not, I want to encourage you to say a prayer of thanksgiving with your children before they eat.  Train them up in the Lord.  Train them to live a life of thanksgiving unto God.  Jesus…

See God At Work In All Things

Springtime in Texas can be wonderful and can be difficult.  Trees are budding out.  Leaves are appearing again on trees.  Flowers are blooming.  Families start grilling outdoors again.  Sunrises and sunsets are amazing!  Small pieces of fruit begin to grow on trees.  Grass turns green again.  Lawnmowers can be heard in neighborhoods.  Animals give birth to sweet babies. Vegetable gardens are planted. All of this is a result of a very crafty Creator who happens to be the One True…

He Has Risen

The Holy Week focuses on the last week of Jesus’ life leading up to His crucifixion.  It begins with Palm Sunday where we celebrate His triumphant entry into Jerusalem.  How quickly the people’s cheers of praise turned into shouts of “Crucify Him!”  Jesus loved the people even knowing they would betray Him.  Jesus spent His last week teaching and loving His disciples.  He spent time praying for them and for us.  He shared an intimate last meal with His closest…

Easter Is Coming

I love the changing of the seasons.  It reminds me of what an incredible artist God is.  Spring is here and that means Easter is coming soon.  Easter is so much more than getting new clothes and shoes, going to church, finding eggs, gathering with family, and eating too much food.  Easter is a celebration that is found at the very core of Christianity.  Without Easter, our faith is empty.  But thankfully, Easter is coming, and it is real!  Easter…

Things Are Changing

Things are so different than they were one year ago.  We have learned that different does not always mean worse.  Some of the changes that have come from this pandemic are good.  People have truly learned the value of proper handwashing.  People stay home when they are sick now. But some things have not been as good.  We have not been able to be together as a church family like we used to.  Well, things are changing my friends!  There…

Kids’ Summer Camps

Last week, we were able to share the exciting news that we are finally able to open up our on-campus ministries!  As if that was not exciting enough news, we have more great news this week.  Are you ready for this?  Drum roll please…..   You can now register your child for summer camp at Camp Copass!  That is right my friends, we plan to take two groups of children to summer camp this year.  The theme of both camps is…

It’s Time

Do you remember the old commercial for Mervyn’s when everyone was waiting anxiously for them to open?  There was such joy and excitement when they finally did.  This is how I feel.  I, like many others, have been waiting anxiously for that joyous and exciting day when many of our ministries are open and available on campus live and in person.  Well guess what my friends?  IT’S TIME!!!! Sunday, March 21st, we will be offering many of our ministries live…

Pray For Your Children

In Nehemiah 4:14, scripture states, “After I made an inspection, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the great and awe-inspiring Lord, and fight for your countrymen, your sons and daughters, your wives and homes.’”  As parents, I can think of no mightier way to fight than on our knees with our heads bowed in prayer!  As parents, it seems like a given that we…