Preschool

Preschool

Live Out His Word

There are about 170,000 words in current use in the English language. We use at least 7,000 words a day. That is a lot of words. That tells me that our words matter. I also believe that the tone of our words matters too. What about the saying that “actions speak louder than words”? While those exact words are not found in the Bible, what we read in James 1:22 comes close. It says, “But be doers of the word and…

Plant The Seeds Of Faith

He is not here. For he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 The tomb was empty! He is risen! Happy Easter friends. What does Easter look like in your home? It is so easy to get wrapped up in the fun parts of Easter when you have preschoolers in the house, but Easter is the perfect time to plant seeds of faith in your little ones.  1 Corinthians 3:6-8 says,…

God Has Handpicked You

Empty nest. Twenty-three years later and I have an empty nest. The saying that the days are long, but the years are short, really is true. I absolutely love having adult children. I love that date night can be any night I want. I love that there are days that I do not have to set an alarm. I love that I can eat what I want for dinner…every single night. Truth be told though, some days the silence is…

It’s Finally Here

It’s here, it’s here, the time is here! Set those alarm clocks, dust off those church shoes and grab your Bible. Get your kids registered and come to church. Matthew 19:14 tells us, “Jesus said, ‘Leave the little children alone, and don’t try to keep them from coming to me, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’” Let the children come! The kingdom of heaven belongs to them! We are ready to be with our preschoolers and…

Stay On Course

Here we are a year into this pandemic. Here we are 3 months into this year. Here we are preparing to open our Sunday morning ministries here at CrossRidge Church. Last Sunday George gave a timely message about staying on course. He gave us ways to stay on course by practicing self-control with our mind, body, character and voice. He gave us ways to stay on course by practicing self-discipline with our giving, our growing and our going. How are…

Let’s Tell Our Little Ones About Jesus

Back together! What wonderful words to hear. We are going to be opening our Sunday morning ministries on March 21st. I can’t wait to be back together with all of my little friends and their families. It has been way too long. This week’s lesson shares of when John the Baptist told others about Jesus. I love how you have stepped up as the faith builders in your home. I am still here as your biggest cheerleader as you continue to…

Turn To God

What do you do in times of trouble? Who do you call on when you need strength? Life can be hard. Parenting is hard. Things can get complicated. Is it easier to try to go at it alone? Just a few weeks ago, I emphasized the importance of community. Reaching out to others is important, but calling out to God should be our first response in times of need.  Psalm 46:1-3 says, “God is our refuge and strength, a helper…

Whiter Than Snow

What a week! We haven’t had snow like that here in our area in quite a while. It doesn’t matter if you like the cold and snow or not, you must admit that fresh snow is beautiful. I love waking up to the yard and street being covered with snow, especially before anyone has walked or driven on it.  The fresh white snow always reminds me of Psalm 51:7 where David writes, “Purify me with hyssop, and I will be…

Love God And Love Others

Jesus tells us in Mark 12:30-31, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. The second is, Love your neighbor as yourself. There is no other command greater than these.” Love God and love others. The end. Sounds pretty easy, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, it is not always easy. God loves us and wants our love in return. He wants to spend time with us. On good…

We Need Community

com·mu·ni·ty: a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Who is in your community? Who has God put around you to go through life with? There are so many ups and downs in life, that it is easy to get discouraged, especially if you are trying to go about it alone. What about parenting? Are you trying to do that alone also? Are you trying to carry your burdens alone? Galatians 6:2 says,…

One Of Your Most Important Mission Fields

Deuteronomy 6:5-7 gives us, as Christian parents, our job description, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” Parenting can be hard.  The hours are long and…

Now Is The Time

How is 2021 going for you so far? Here we are four weeks in already. Is it going how you planned? For me personally, it is not. My family had a wedding planned for earlier in the month that had to be postponed. Everything that we had planned has been turned upside down. At first, I thought it would be a stressful time, but then I realized that God was not surprised by any of this. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A person’s…