Why Would a Wise Guy Steal the Wise Men?

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

I have a confession to make. I know many of you will be shocked by this, but I am a thief. Every year around this time, I go around my house and take all the Wise Men. I also take them from church if I see them and they can be removed. You might be thinking, “How can you do this? Steve...

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What Are You Doing For School in the Fall?...That Burning Feeling in the Pit of Our Stomach

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

This week I have heard too many families to count trying to navigate what they are planning to do this coming school year. We have parents wanting to send kids to school at any cost, those who want to keep them home and safe at any cost, those who want a hybrid model, and those who just...

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I Hate Wearing A Mask...I Want To Take It Off.

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

I want to get this off my chest.  I hate wearing a mask. It is uncomfortable. It hurts my ears. It makes my face itch. Seriously, they are just annoying. By the way, this is not a post about the merits of wearing a mask or not. I am not a medical doctor, and although I may have opinions...

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Anticipation...From Dread to Hope!

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

Anticipation is something we deal with on a daily basis these days.  It used to be excited anticipation, but recently I think much of our anticipation is dread.  We are sitting and waiting for something to go wrong.  The anticipation of today is not what I enjoy.  It has been...

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This Isn't Supposed To Be; One Day We Will Do This Right

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

Today I had the opportunity to sit in front of my TV and be a greeter at Church. This isn’t how this is supposed to be. We had some technical difficulties, and the feed was missing sound for the first 10 minutes. This is not how this is supposed to be.  I had technical difficulties at...

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Tags: worship, together

Sharing His Peace

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

"Peace I leave with you: my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives you do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid". John 14:27 ESV. I have two stories to share with you in this time of struggle. Maybe Jesus is leading us as Christians to be those who help...

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Tags: peace, troubles

Incredible Forgiveness

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

Is forgiveness truly incredible? Am I living a life that shows I know that God’s forgiveness for me through Jesus is the most incredible thing in the world? Today while preparing for a message, I came across this passage of scripture - Luke 5:17-26. This is one of those interesting stories...

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Generosity…Speaking with Your Kids about Being a Part of Sharing Jesus.

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

This weekend our congregation is going to be sharing the next steps of an initiative with the goal of campus renovation and expansion, in order to expand mission and ministry. It is called ONE Legacy. I started thinking about this weekend and what I want my kids to know about being generous with...

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School is coming…finding rest in the chaos!

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

School is coming…For some it is already here…For some parents it is a great day, for some parents there will be tears . For some kids it is a struggle filled with anxiety and for some kids they just can't wait to be back at school with their friends. It is a mix of anxiety, joy...

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Cleaning Up Our Mess

Posted by Steve Wilson, Director of Child and Family Ministry on

This morning in chapel at St. John, I thought it would be fun to take all the palm branches left over from Palm Sunday and strew them all down the aisles. It was a huge mess! I would say it might have been the biggest mess you can make in church. In fact I was pretty sure after chapel, the...

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