On the Second Day of Christmas

This morning Nashville awoke to a world blanketed with snow, and I just returned from the office break room where the holiday classic White Christmas was being played for lunch entertainment. It really does seem like the beginning of Christmas - or in this case the Second Day of Christmas! Since I grew up in Dallas where snow is typically not part of the Christmas scene, the festivities of this most special holiday truly begins not with snow but when certain foods start making an appearance. My ... Continue Reading

Thankful for VBS. Thankful for You!

Thursday, as I gather with family and friends, you will be counted as one of my richest blessings. Although I may not know each of you by name, I do know you by your spirit. You are the heart and soul of this great ministry we call Vacation Bible School. Each year you tirelessly give your talents, time and resources that that the spiritual orphans of this world might hear Jesus proclaimed. Because of you there are countless millions who will be thankful this Thursday that they have been ... Continue Reading

D3: Discover, Decide, Defend

Most of you reading this title for this blog post are probably thinking, "Wait a minute, where's the Agency in D3?" No, I have not forgotten or even misprinted this title. D3 is the title for Student VBS in 2014. Yes, you read that correctly. LifeWay does have Student VBS curriculum, and in fact we have Adult VBS curriculum as well. That's right, when we say we have you covered from birth to death, that includes VBS.  We not only want kids to know how to discover, decide, and defend their faith, ... Continue Reading

Marooned Without a Compass Day

Who knew that there is day for being marooned without a compass? I love that we can find reasons to celebrate/honor odd days. I mean, who thought, "I know! November 6th should be Marooned Without a Compass Day"? Was it someone who had recently been marooned and rescued? Was it someone who had just finished watching the Tom Hanks movie, Castaway? I'm not sure what the history behind the day is, but I thought it would be fun to poll the VBS team (in honor of Wilson, the volleyball) to see what VBS ... Continue Reading