Thank You Puns for Teacher Gifts

Extra–Have an extra special Christmas. Mint–Thank you for your AchieveMINT, CommitMINT, InvestMINT, InvolveMINT Jolly Ranchers–Have a holly jolly Christmas. Red and Green M&Ms in Cellphanebags–Lots of love at Christmas Hand Sanitizer–We wash you a merry Christmas! Merry Christmas to a scentsational teacher! Skittles–You bring color to the world more than you know. Starbursts-How this helps brighten your day! You’re the star of ourschool! M&Ms–Much and many thanks for all you do. We really appreciate you! Reeses–Have I told you ‘reese’-ently you’re so wonderful to work with! Junior Mint–I ‘mint’ to tell you how much I appreciate you. Mentos–‘Mento’ tell you … Continue reading Thank You Puns for Teacher Gifts

One Page on Spiritual Resources for Young Moms

Spiritual Resources for Young Moms Book – Inspired — Rachel Held Evans* Book – Girl, Wash Your Face –Rachel Hollis* DVD- Messy People: Life Lessons for Imperfect Biblical Heroes –Jennifer Cowart DVD- Yes, No, Maybe: Living with the God of Immeasurably More —  Wendy Pope DVD – Present over Perfect – Shauna Niequist* DVD – Uninvited – Lysa Terkeurst* Book – Accidental Saints  — Nadia Boltz Weber* Book – What’s Your Story – Sarah Heath Some of these resources are available at the Great Plains Resource Center, providing a low-cost lending library for groups and classes. DVD – Short Stories … Continue reading One Page on Spiritual Resources for Young Moms

A Page on Devotional from Nehemiah

Nehemiah 5:9-13 9 So I continued, “What you are doing is not right. Shouldn’t you walk in the fear of our God to avoid the reproach of our Gentile enemies? 10 I and my brothers and my men are also lending the people money and grain. But let us stop charging interest! 11 Give back to them immediately their fields, vineyards, olive groves and houses, and also the interest you are charging them—one percent of the money, grain, new wine and olive oil.” 12 “We will give it back,” they said. “And we will not demand anything more from them. We will do as … Continue reading A Page on Devotional from Nehemiah

A Page on Call to Worship & Prayer Devotional

Call to Worship / Opening Prayer – Staff Meeting Leader: This is the day the Lord has made! All: Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Leader: We come as staff together on this day! Let us pray for the Church and for the world. A Litany for the Church and the World Grant, almighty God, that all who confess your name may be united in your truth, live together in your love, and reveal your glory in the world. Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayer. Silent prayer Guide the people of this land, and of all the … Continue reading A Page on Call to Worship & Prayer Devotional

A Page on Sermon on Loss and Navigating Change

Hello, I am grateful to be with you this morning as I was asked me to come this last week of February s.  I’ve appreciated coming to Chapel periodically, hearing the amazing music and student leadership that is a part of this campus. I come this morning with a strange word.  You see, I usually pick some of the most obscure, strange topics to talk about.  I have done this in classes in which I pick out something that few people know about and talk about it.  And the same thing happened when I was preparing for this morning. I … Continue reading A Page on Sermon on Loss and Navigating Change

A Page on Event Tech and Meal Needs

In the past year, I ran an event planning for 1000 people. Some of the preliminary conversations had to do with technology needs and meal needs for an event of this size. Here’s the agenda for the preliminary meeting.                 AV Needs                 Schedule – rigging, with Event Center                 Stage Design for the Arena to Events Center                 Lighting                 Time loading in and out Volunteers needs in Arena (in addition for set up) Exhibit Hall — A/V needs on mini-stage Production Schedule – minute by minute Communication meetings before the event Dressing Room – Identification Meals Equipment/Food being … Continue reading A Page on Event Tech and Meal Needs

Right Start Devotional – 1 Thess 5:16-18

I remember my first Right Start meeting. I had just moved across the country from North Carolina. I was newly married and I had a new name that I had never heard before. I was starting a new job, in a new place I had not been before.  All I knew was that I was trained and released upon a community – and I was going to learn to love the people, hold tightly to God’s grace and people would soon see me as their pastor. By God’s grace, we would help lead a community and figure out how to … Continue reading Right Start Devotional – 1 Thess 5:16-18