With God (and Pinterest), All Things Are Possible

For my series “Superhero VBS On A Budget” (including detailed lesson plans and curriculum) click here. “With God, all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26 VBS 2013. Superhero Kids. No budget. Thank you, Pinterest! Last spring, I agreed to coordinate our … Continue reading With God (and Pinterest), All Things Are Possible

Impossible / Possible

“God laughs at impossibilities.” That was a statement made by our pastor during a sermon about eight years ago.  He was referring to the story in Genesis 18, where barren, post-menopausal Sarah had just been given a Divine message: She and her elderly husband would birth a son in the coming year. If that Divine message had to come to her via text, her reply probably would have read, “LOL!!!!”, for the Scripture tells us that she laughed when she heard the message (Genesis 18:12). Fast forward to present day. Here are some facts we know about Sarah: She did … Continue reading Impossible / Possible

Deep and Wide

One of my friends has been asking me when I will write another entry in my blog.  I told her I would write when I had something else to say.  Here it is: I’ve seen several Facebook posts today that have really bummed me out.  Christians in positions of authority are misrepresenting Christ all over the place.  As I thumbed through our hymnal seeking inspiration for upcoming worship services, I came across this gem written by Frederick W. Faber in 1854. There’s a Wideness in God’s Mercy There’s a wideness in God’s mercy like the wideness of the sea; There’s … Continue reading Deep and Wide