my journey

2016: the year of mourning

Definition of mourning 1:  the act of sorrowing Mourning is often associated with grief over death of a person. Death is one of the most painful experiences in life. I've experienced mourning over loved ones. But this year, I also learned that mourning happens when you experience loss in other ways... and it's even necessary. Nothing… Continue reading 2016: the year of mourning

church life · kidmin · leadership · my journey

22 years later in KidMin

My very first paid position in children's ministry was in August 1994. I was only 21, and I had no idea that I even wanted to go into ministry. However, my college pastor saw the potential in me, and hired me as an intern... to run preschool - elementary of about 80 children. Honestly, I… Continue reading 22 years later in KidMin

kidmin · kids funnies, warm & fuzzies

Today’s Warm & Fuzzies

I love getting warm & fuzzy stories from parents! This one landed in my inbox this morning! Hi Gloria-  I have to share a quick story for you to pass on to M's teachers at church.  Her teacher told me that yesterday, on the playground, there was a little girl who was crying because she… Continue reading Today’s Warm & Fuzzies

my journey · randoms stuff

I Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

Me:  I happen to log in today, and I see a charge on my card that I know is NOT mine. CC Customer Service: Would you like to add an authorization so it goes through? Me: Uhm... I'm the only one authorized to use this card. I think there might have been fraud. CS: Are… Continue reading I Can’t Make This Stuff Up…

church life · family · kidmin

Too Quick to Discipline?

I used to work at a preschool many years ago. Lauren was a full-day child... and she just had the hardest time waking up and getting herself going after nap time. I remember subbing in her class one day... and after the lights came back on and we woke up all the kids, Lauren just… Continue reading Too Quick to Discipline?