Tour of God’s Glory

Tour of God’s Glory

“The heavens declare the glory of God,     and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.” Psalm 19:1 In a few weeks, our family will be embarking on what I’ve dubbed a “tour of God’s glory.” We live in the Midwest and are taking a road trip out West to visit family. We plan to stop at […]

A Front Row Pew: Growing and Serving with our Children 

A Front Row Pew: Growing and Serving with our Children 

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Colossians […]

Priorities 

Colossians 3:23-24 Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. I’ve needed to hear this recently, so I’m going to go ahead and assume someone else in our readership does as […]

The Perfect Waiter

The Perfect Waiter

Isaiah 30:18, “Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for him.” It’s been close to two months since April Fool’s Day yet I’m still finding paper eyeballs taped onto […]

We “Get” You

We “Get” You

I am sitting here on an extroverted high with a bit of introverted exhaustion after a week at RHMA’s Small-Town Pastors’ Conference.  Yearly we gather near the corn and pumpkin fields of Illinois in order to have fellowship with like- minded people in small-town and rural ministry. It’s a unique conference in that way, which […]

Work Out & Work In

Work Out & Work In

I frequently tell people, “I don’t need to work out; I’m an EA!” In Canada we are known as Educational Assistants, in the States either Teacher’s Assistants or Paraprofessionals. Basically, we have the privilege of working with the students that have those extra challenges with academics and classroom behaviour such that we are often out […]