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Taking Children’s Church Home

Preparing for the Fall Kick-off season just wasn't the same this year. So much is in the air; particularly, when it comes to whether we are meeting in person or not. I knew that because my congregation was not meeting for in-person worship together during these fall months, I still needed to find a way for our kids to see each other, me, the church, and feel connected to an important tradition in their lives. With all of…

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The Kingdom of Heaven in a Puzzle

A children's message about first, last, and the Kingdom of Heaven. Here we find that, whether we are first, last, or somewhere in between, we are a piece of God's great picture for the world. Scripture reference: Matthew 20:1-16https://youtu.be/9xH-vJTQ53Y

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Handling Conflict

How to handle conflict is something that is sometimes easier said than done, but we need to try - even with our siblings or the people that make it hard for us! Scripture reference: Matthew 18:15-20 https://youtu.be/U-HkGOMKjPs

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The Preciousness of God’s Kingdom

This children's message and devotion was made in response to Matthew 13:44-46. I found myself thinking about small, precious things and was led to one of my favorite mystics, Julian of Norwich. I was so happy to discover this lovely prayer practice from Episcopal priest, Matt Gunter. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.https://youtu.be/BNKHTHUb2Jo

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Christian Witness

A Reflection on Christian Witness I tried something different this week. I took my children's message from last week and turned it into a devotion on Philippians 3:12-16 for TVprays.org. Rather than posting both, I share the devotion with you here. I hope it gives you a minute to consider the witness of your life. Keep showing up for yourselves and others, even when it gets hard. Keep your heart and mind centered on God's transformative love for…

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