Puzzles

Puzzles

When I was a little girl, my mom and dad had a Christmas tradition of giving me a doll, a book, and a puzzle. I LOVED putting together puzzles! We would spend the entire Christmas break from school working on puzzles. I still enjoy working on puzzles and will sometimes get one out and put it on a table to work on at my leisure. Puzzles allow for solitude. There are no bells and whistles. You can spend as much time or as little as you want studying the various pieces, and you feel such... Read More
Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas 2016!

Merry Christmas from your First Look family! We hope you had as much fun counting down to Christmas as we did! What an amazing season it has been sharing the “good news of great joy,” Jesus! I love that our precious little ones now know the miracle of Christmas–that Jesus is God’s Son, and He came to be their friend forever! Now that all of the presents are wrapped (and maybe unwrapped by now), the tree is decorated, the cookies are frosted, and the lights are up, take a... Read More
Your Few Need YOU For Christmas

Your Few Need YOU For Christmas

Put up the Christmas tree…..check. Bake cookies and take them to the neighbors….check. Choose gifts for loved ones….check. Attend holiday parties….check. Be present with the preschoolers in your small group….check. Wait. There are so many things demanding our attention during this season. A good portion of them are beautiful, and sacred, and provide us with wonderful memories for years to come. But it’s a little too easy to treat the season as a challenge to be conquered instead of an... Read More
Preschoolers Are Too Young To Serve – Really?

Preschoolers Are Too Young To Serve – Really?

Preschoolers are too young to serve! At least, that is a common thought. If you do a Google search to find ministries in your area where you can take a preschooler to serve….chances are, you won’t find any. Unfortunately, that causes moms and dads to give up. They think, “my preschooler is just too young to serve.” So they stop looking for opportunities, and wait out the time until they are older. What if we create some opportunities for our preschoolers to serve? What if we deliberately find... Read More
Christmas In Hurt Park :: Advent Calendar 2016

Christmas In Hurt Park :: Advent Calendar 2016

This is the time of year when joy should abound, yet many of us still find ourselves searching for it. Homes are filled with families rushing through the season filling their schedules and shopping carts to overflowing. But, as you already know, these things just don’t produce the joy for which our souls were created. Maybe it’s because joy is not a thing to be found, but a person to be known. And, when we choose to live as Jesus showed us, joy will naturally follow—much like the Christmas my... Read More
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