2020-02-26 to 28 Pictures: Charleston, South Carolina

One of the few upsides of having to cancel our Spring Break trip last March at the onset of the pandemic is that we are "stuck" with a rather large voucher from one of those discount airlines. Last autumn, Tricia and I spent a weekend in Savannah, Georgia and had a...

A John 3:16 Craft for Kids

John 3:16 is one of the most well known and reassuring verses in the Bible. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16 (NIV) The following is a little craft I threw...

2020-03-01 Pictures: Lyndsey’s College Signing Day

This afternoon Lyndsey made it official, signing her letter of intent to play college basketball for the Hiram College Terriers starting next year. While she made the decision and committed to Hiram before Christmas, she has been looking forward to this day since her...

2020-02-13 Pictures: Lyndsey’s 18th Birthday

I am little behind on posting photos. These are some of my favorites from a couple of weekends ago when we got a chance to celebrate Lyndsey's 18th birthday. It's hard to believe that my little girl is officially an adult. It was nice to have the family all back...


Introduction I love working with kids, and I love teaching them hard concepts in ways they can understand. To that end, for years I have been working on a dictionary of theological terms for kids and teens. In sharing those definitions, there seemed no better place to...

If You Want It Done Right

In all likelihood, you know how the phrase ends: If you want it done right, DO IT YOURSELF! This is a bit of a mantra for me, and frankly, something that I struggle with daily both in leadership and in my Christian walk.  In theory, this is easy to accept. ...

What Does God Hate?

This is the little and humble post that started it all. I happened to be reading through my Bible, and this passage impacted me so much that I posted a little blurb about it on Facebook. That was July 28, 2008, and I've been writing and sharing ever since. (Maybe...

Children’s Ministry Moments


Anyone who works in Children’s Ministry knows that there are moments. There are moments of clarity, moments of frustration, moments of humor and moments that just take you aback. This series captures some of the moments I have been part of with both my kids and the kids in my classroom. Enjoy!

Here are a few moments that pre-date the start of this series:

And here are the ones that are “officially” part of the series:

  1. Children’s Ministry Moments #1 – Outdoor Guy [07/09/2009]
  2. Little Mouth…Deep Truth (Children’s Ministry Moment #2) [07/28/2009]
  3. You’ve Got To Love An Honest Kid (Children’s Ministry Moment #3) [09/06/2009]
  4. Where Did You Say He Was From (Children’s Ministry Moment #4) [10/14/2009]
  5. How Many People Were On That Boat? (Children’s Ministry Moment #5) [10/27/2009]
  6. What are Your Thanksgiving Traditions? (Children’s Ministry Moment #6) [11/24/2009]
  7. Everybody Needs Jesus (Children’s Ministry Moment #7) [12/28/2009]
  8. On the importance of being prepared in Children’s Ministry (Children’s Ministry Moment #8) [01/04/2010]
  9. I love Jesus enough to punch you in the mouth (Children’s Ministry Moment #9) [01/06/2010]
  10. Them People Ain’t So Smart! (Children’s Ministry Moment #10) [07/09/2010]
  11. Carrying Heavy Stuff (Children’s Ministry Moment #11) [10/28/2010]