So… I met this guy…

Those who know me know I am not the mushy type and I am not one to broadcast about my relationships, however, with it being Valentine’s and the world so entangled in so many false portrayals of love, I thought now would be the perfect time to share about the perfect love I found with my special someone. J Y’all bear with me, I am new at this whole posting about relationships thing.

So I met this guy who totally rocks my world. His love for me is different than any other type of love I have ever experienced. His love goes deeper and is more mature and fulfilling than any other type of love I have known. In previous relationships there has always been something lacking, but with this one, my heart is completely satisfied, and because I am loved so much, it makes it so much easier to love others.

His Father adores me and treats me as if I were His own daughter. He is a provider and takes care of all of my needs. He calls me his beloved, sends me flowers, and loves to gaze at the stars with me. He was faithful to me even when I was not faithful to Him. There was a time in my life when I thought I could find something better. I left searching for other loves. While I was absent, He pursued me to woo me back. Once I realized my mistake, I came running and his arms were open, waiting and ready to receive me. I asked for His forgiveness and I was forgiven and never once have I been reminded of my unfaithfulness or treated differently because of the indiscretions of my past.

He thinks I am to die for. He proved his love for me when he gave himself to pay off a debt I had acquired when I was chasing other things. I could not pay it myself so he took care of it for me, because His love for me is truly unconditional.

He makes me feel beautiful. He has written passionate poetry, yet is not afraid to speak to me in a way that challenges me to become a better person. He sees more in me than I see in myself. Through Him, I am stronger, braver, and capable of doing things I never thought I could. I can truly say he has been there whenever I needed him. I can call him any time day or night and I know he hears every word I say and listens intently to me. He has been my joy when I was sad, my peace when I was scared, my comfort when I was in distress, and my rock when I felt my world was falling apart. He makes me so happy, just saying his name makes me smile. J Jesus… he is so much more than just some guy. Jesus is the lover of my soul, my heart’s desire, and my one true love. On this Valentine’s Day and always, Jesus holds my heart. ❤

You know you’re a Children’s Pastor if…

You know you’re a Children’s Pastor if…

25. You can think of 10 ways to entertain using a roll of toilet paper.

24. You buy those little fish crackers in bulk.

23. Cutting, coloring, gluing, etc. are skills you utilize on a weekly basis. 

22. You have a love/hate relationship with glitter. ( Who doesn’t)

21. You think Phineas and Ferb are the coolest and you like Veggie Tales more than your kids do.

20. You look forward to sitting at the kids’ table.

19. You have a snap that demands attention.

18. You have just as many pictures of other people’s kids as you do your own. 

17. You are kind of like Santa Claus in that, no matter where you go, kids are drawn to you.

16. When you are in the main sanctuary no one recognizes you because you are wearing your “grown-up” attire. 

15. You are automatically compelled to break down and explain any words that have more than five letters.

14. You have some ridiculous or silly talent and you think you are so cool because of it. 

13. You have multiple personalities, you just channel them into puppets and live characters.

12. You get more hugs around the waist/legs then you do around the neck.

11. You list your ADHD in your resume as one of your more positive traits.

10. Everyone in the office/church comes to you when they need some random item and 9/10 times you have it. 

9. You can top anyone in a conversation about kids saying the darnedest things.

8. You secretly think of yourself as a MacGyver because in a pinch you can figure out how to use a ballpoint pen, a paper clip, and a piece of string to keep kids entertained.

7. You have a missional heart because you know over 50% of individuals who get saved do so before they are 12yrs old.

6. You understand the importance of making kids the church of today.

5. You know God wants to do big things in and through kids while they are still kids. 

4. You believe the Holy Spirit and genuine worship is not just for adults. 

3. You recognize anyone can understand deep theological concepts as long as they are explained to them through simple truths.

2. You have a passion to raise up a generation who is so in love with God, that the world doesn’t stand a chance in trying to steal them away. 

1. You truly believe beyond a shadow of a doubt kids can change the world!

 

This is by no means an exhaustive list, just what came to the top of my head. Feel free to add to it.