Monday, February 15, 2010

Children's Sermon

My pastor called me and asked me to do the Chidlren's Sermon on Transformation Sunday (FEB 14). Last time he asked me I told him, "If God gives me an idea then I'll do it. You better pray God comes up with something or you'll be doing the Children's Sermon." Of course God came through. I used my sister's ceramic rattles that she made from scraps of clay. Each one is a different shape, size and color. Some rattle, some don't. The sermon: we are each different and beautiful in our own way.

When I realized Transformation Sunday is the same day as Valentine's Day (at least this year), the Children's Sermon fell into place.

What Holiday is it today? Valentine's Day.

If you had to describe Valentine's Day with just one word, what would that word be? Love.

The Bible says that God is Love.
Daryl, Beth & I sang the 1 John 4:7 & 8 song:
Beloved, Let us love one another, love one another
For love is of God and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God
He who loves not, knows not God for God is love, God is love
Beloved, let us love one another, First John four seven and eight
...First John four seven and eight.

How do you show people you love them? With kisses.

Diego & Owen, with the help of their moms, showed the entire congregation that they love them by giving each person a kiss. They passed out Hershey's kisses. I let people know that it was perfectly OK to give their kiss away ( maybe they don't like chocolate or don't eat sugar) because kisses are as good to give as they are to receive.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

NaBloPoMo Febraury Theme: Tie

I just ran across this in my A.Word.A.Day with Anu Garg email. It was an old one from January 11, but how approriate that I read it today. It's the introduction to the week's theme of words related to religion.

"The word religion derives from Latin ligare (to tie or to bind, as in 'ligament')..."

If you enjoy words like I do, you might want to sign up for a word a day at

Happy Groundhog Day

Here it is day 2 of February and I'm on my first blog post. Let me just say, Winter Wallop 2010 Ice Storm Extravaganza. It's hard to blog without electricity. I'm blessed to have a daughter who invited me to stay with her and enjoy her electricity (computer and TV). If I had an iphone, or better yet, an ipad, would I be able to blog more in a variety of adverse situations?

My hometown lost electricity last Thursday (5 days ago) and as of yesterday is out of water too. A generator is on it's way from Ft. Sill to start pumping water again. No word on when the electricity will be restored.

It's a disaster area, and yet a most eerily beautiful natural scene.