Children’s Message


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May 2020

A Memorial Day message for the kids. Tomorrow is Memorial Day. It is often considered the “unofficial start to summer.”  Typically, people celebrate with cookouts and other types of festivities, and children are excited about school being out and summer vacation finally here. Lots of city pools, typically, open on Memorial Day weekend too. But this Memorial Day is anything but typical! The pandemic has altered this holiday and the way many Americans will celebrate. I mean, kids are barely excited that school’s out because they haven’t even been in school since March. And who knows about city pools and when they can open?? Perhaps this year, we can become more focused to remember what Memorial Day is really about.  ......

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16
May 2020

A Hero message for the kids You’ve probably heard a lot about “heroes” during this Corona Virus pandemic. Back in my day (here I go again showing my age), heroes were Superman, The Lone Ranger, Batman (I loved Batman), Mighty Mouse, even Underdog. This pandemic has certainly improved our perspective on who the real heroes are. So many REAL people have proven their bravery and honor in fighting and dealing with this pandemic! I’ll bet you can think of many heroes right here in our own community. So…. speaking of heroes… May......

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09
May 2020

A Mother’s Day Message for the kids. Today is Mother’s Day, and I am sure your mother would love a day to be pampered and treasured. But you do that every day for your moms, right??? In the Bible there is a commandment to honor your mother (and father). Honoring means to give them respect. I expect we all have fallen short on this at times, but honor/respect is what God commands. During this Covid-19 Pandemic when moms are stepping up and going above and beyond to keep their families safe, healthy,......

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03
May 2020

A May Day message for the kids I know today isn’t May Day since May Day is on May 1st. But it is the first Sunday in May, so let’s talk about May Day. It’s a spring holiday with celebrations around the May Pole or the giving of gift baskets to neighbors. The children put goodie baskets on their neighbors’ doorsteps and ring the doorbell and then run. A sweet surprise awaits when the neighbors open their doors. Sounds like a perfect thing to do in these days of Covid 19. Maybe you can think of a......

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26
Apr 2020

A “happy birthday to me!” message for the kids. Today, April 26th, is MY birthday! And it is a very monumental day. Did you know, I have NEVER been this old before??!! That makes today a pretty special day, at least for me. But because I’m getting older, I might have to start thinking about some things…like…wrinkles, gray hair, creaky bones, achy joints…you know, old people stuff. To tell you the truth, I’ve already been thinking about that! I use anti-aging lotion on my face morning and night. I will color my......

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18
Apr 2020

An Earth Day message for the kids. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. Genesis 1:1 And God called the dry land Earth; … and God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10 On Wednesday, April 22 we celebrate Earth Day. This good Earth that God created is certainly worth celebrating. I remember the first Earth Day celebration. (NOT THE CREATION OF EARTH…I’M NOT THAT OLD!) It was 1970. I was in 3rd grade. I remember going outside under a tree with the class, but that is all I......

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11
Apr 2020

An “Empty Easter” message for the kids EMPTY – a word we have been fearing lately. EMPTY shelves at the store. EMPTY classrooms. EMPTY church buildings.  EMPTY toilet paper dispensers, for goodness sakes!!! Whatever shall we do? I’m not making fun of the current situation, because it is quite serious. I mean it is a pandemic! All the more reason to be thankful for that word…EMPTY. Today is Easter Sunday. The tomb was EMPTY! We serve a risen Savior. He’s in the world today. That tomb in which Jesus was laid to......

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04
Apr 2020

A Palm Sunday message for the kids. Today is a Palm Sunday like no other. Usually we are in church waving our palm branches and singing “Hosanna”, but not today.  Nevertheless, we can still praise Jesus and recall how He entered into Jerusalem on a donkey with the crowd singing and shouting “Hosanna.”  Did you know “hosanna” means “save us” and that is exactly what everyone in the world is wanting–Save us from this pandemic!! So let’s get busy! You may not have the palm branches at your home, but you do......

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28
Mar 2020

PARENTS: SPOILER ALERT–APRIL FOOL’S DAY IS THIS WEEK!!!! An April Fool’s Message for the kids. Hey! Your shoe’s untied!!!!! Quick, wake up…the sheep are out!!!!! What’s that on your face????? No recess today; we have a test instead!!!!! These are all silly April Fool’s jokes I’ve been a part of. Have you been a part of any silly ones? I bet there have been some good ones. Having a day in our year when we can have fun joking around is a good thing! This year many parents get to “enjoy” all......

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26
Mar 2020

A March message for the kids. The month of March is just about to blow past us, and I haven’t had a chance to fly a kite yet! Have you? When I was teaching 3rd grade, the month of March always had me getting out the record player and my Mary Poppins album to play the song, “Let’s Go Fly a Kite”. (One student thought the 33rpm record was a giant CD! lol!! Only parents and grandparents will get that!) We all sang… Oh, oh, oh!Let’s go fly a kiteUp to the......

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