Monthly Archive: April 2016

Apr 27

A story from chapel: from walls that protect us to walls that keep us imprisoned

The children each wrote down something on their "brick" in the wall that they felt was keeping them from having a better relationship with God and others

Recently, we did an object lesson called “the Wall” in chapel. We talked about how bad things happen in this world despite having a loving God that looks over us. We make bad choices at times that hurt us, and others make bad choices at times that hurt us. In general, there is a lot …

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Apr 21

#TBT: “Throwback Thursday,” Thoughts on Transformation from our kids

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[This post from one year ago is SO good, I thought it was worth bringing it back for a “Throwback Thursday!” –Chris.] “One transformation I have seen in my life is that I don’t feel so negative about myself, but I would still like God to transform the way I treat others. I feel like …

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Apr 15

What does it mean for a ministry to be “trauma informed?”

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There is a growing trend in education, mental health, social services, and health care: becoming trauma-informed. For those in ministry, “trauma informed” can be a confusing phrase, bringing up images we might not naturally associate with the church and its mission and ministry. Trauma results from something that occurs in a person’s life that is experienced …

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Apr 06

“Snack Time!” A great way to connect our kids with the truths of God’s Word

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Who doesn’t like snacks? What’s NOT to love… a little something sweet, salty or savory to get us through until our next meal? Well, this spring and summer Chaplain Chris and the kids will be snacking on some tasty treats and “feasting” on God’s Word… learning what Jesus meant when he said, “One must not …

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