Taking Children’s Church Home

kid's altar

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 […]

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 20:1-16 https://youtu.be/9xH-vJTQ53Y

Casey and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Bad Day

When do we forgive? How do we forgive? How many times do we forgive? This is a children’s message on forgiveness, even when you don’t feel like it. Scripture reference: Matthew 18:21-35 https://youtu.be/dKhHIcwQtu0

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

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. […]

Is it a Weed or Meant to Be?


Jesus’ parable of the weeds and wheat gets us thinking about what is a weed, is it meant to be, and what does that have to do with God’s kingdom?! https://youtu.be/XXG2z4-gCbU

Christian Witness

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. […]