Luke 2:15-17 “And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary,…

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Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” It’s Christmas time!! School is out, family is in, presents are being given. I Love it all! I sincerely hope…

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Matthew 1:23 “Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” I would have loved to be there on that night. I am sure that my eyes would be full of wonder to behold the little baby…

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On December 24, 1818, 201 years ago, the song “Stille Nacht” (Silent Night) was sung for the very first time. Today, this treasured Christmas carol has been translated into approximately 300 languages! In Mariapfarr, Austria, in the year 1816 (the same year that Indiana became the 19th U.S. state), an Austrian by the name of…

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1 Chronicles 4:23 “These were the potters, and those that dwelt among plants and hedges: there they dwelt with the king for his work.” The Potter was never a heralded job. He was a manual laborer who worked hard, with little notice and little praise. He barely got to touch the beautiful plants that he…

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Many people know Psalm 23 by heart.  It is comforting and poetic.  I hear it quoted most of the time at funerals.  This is understandable, but meditating on Psalm 23 shows us that it is a Psalm for the living not the dead.  Psalm 23 is vibrant and alive! The Bible is like a medicine…

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Objective: Knock the other person’s bells off of the table Items Needed: Table, Silver Bells, PLASTIC Christmas Ornaments!!! How To Play: Two teams line up single file at either end of the table. The bells are lined up on the edges of the table five a piece. The teams then take turns rolling a Christmas…

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Depression and anxiety are common among adolescence: 31.9 percent of all teenagers have had an anxiety disorder, and 8.3 percent experience severe anxiety. Additionally, 13.3 percent of teenagers have had a major depressive episode. Typically, half of depression diagnoses are also diagnosed with anxiety. Both depression and anxiety can make everyday life seem overwhelming. Teens…

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Numbers 32:23 “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the Lord: and be sure your sin will find you out.” It is while the prophet Moses is dealing, under the direct inspiration of the Holy Spirit, with “The Reassurance” that a person reads a strong warning that falls from the lips of…

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Objective: Get one ping pong ball into the bucket Items Needed: Cotton Balls, Fish Bowls (bucket), ping pong balls, table How To Play: One Player has to bounce (or toss) white ping pong balls into an empty fish bowl  at the other end of the table. Other players are throwing cotton balls at the ping…

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