Monday, February 22, 2016

Purposeful Fun

My number one priority on Sunday mornings is FUN! I know, I know, some of you are cringing right now because you're offended that I didn't say "Jesus." 
Well let me tell you about this morning....
This Sunday was filled with hula hoop games, lots of popcorn, glow sticks and super loud music. 
And all of that FUN made kids want to be there. They opened their ears to listen to what we were saying because it was fun. 
They were listening when we learned about how Jesus can do ANYTHING. They were hanging on every word when we learned about how Jesus healed a paralyzed man by simply speaking to him! They didn't just hear a story...
At the end of class I was huddled with a group of kindergarteners and I said, "Okay, so if Jesus can do anything what should we pray about?" I got some classic kindergarten answers about paper cuts on fingers and ear aches and then one little guy said, "I want to pray about my dad. He always has to go away for work and I feel worried that he'll get in an accident." BINGO...that's the stuff I wanted to hear...the real stuff these kids needed Jesus to help them with. We moved around the circle to the next kindergartener..."Do you know about rehab? My mom & dad are in rehab and sometimes rehab doesn't work. Can we pray to Jesus that it will work this time?" (I had one of my..."Oh Jesus, help me not to cry & give me wisdom" moments).
Real faith building, raw and honest prayers, hugs and reassurance took place sitting on the floor in the middle of all the rowdy fun. Kids come to Jesus when we teach them about a real, fun, dynamic, loving Heavenly Father!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

"Because I like you"

I'm not loving my last haircut. I've got this one crazy piece of hair that is too short to tuck behind my ear so it ends up in my face all the time. 
I was driving to work this morning & as I brushed that piece of hair out of my face it reminded me of the dozens of times Will has done the same thing in the last couple weeks. Whenever he sits next to me or close to me (which is all the time) he always reaches up and brushes that piece of hair out of my face. It's the sweetest thing. Tonight I asked him why head doing it and he said, "Because I like you."

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Gingerbread House By: William

Will made a gingerbread house at school with his preschool class!
He loved this project!!
At this point he had eaten a decent amount of candy!
Check out that gingerbread man! This is one of my favorite preschool traditions & I feel so sad that I won't have a preschooler next year to do this with. I loved this time we spent together.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Our Family

Fall 2015

Preschool Thanksgiving Program

Will did a Thanksgiving program at school.
Check out what Will was thankful for!

Our tiny dancer!

Our sweet dancer!
McKenna has finally found her "thing!" She loves dancing at church!
Praising Jesus!

Go Will!!

Will won the trophy in his preschool class for running the most laps in the Race for Education!

Tree Lighting 2015

We love our little town!