Time for a change

The blog is getting a face lift. She’ll be in the shop for a few days and you may or may not find her when you go looking.

What? You don’t go looking?!?


Through the blog, I met some great folks in 2015.

A couple of them noticed that my teaching niche is for the young child. Thanks, Jack and Dana. I’ll be continuing to highlight a bible story of the week from my Stories, 52 or Just a Few curriculum.

When I asked Michelle for advice, she asked what topics I’d choose to write about for adult audiences. Encouraged to spread my wings, I took a stab at the her.meneutics summer essay contest. While I didn’t win, I did receive some positive feedback on my entry, I wish my church knew, about economic class and how it creates our judgments. So I’m going to be adding some adult-like content here, too.

Miss Melanie is an adult, you know. A regular adult. Little Sunday School kids still do a double take when they spot me at the grocery store or even at the zoo. But there’s life beyond the classroom for any and every kind of teacher. And I’ll be reminding you of that in my weekly Adventures posts. Thanks, Lily.

And yes, they’ll be a few poems. Perhaps along the pattern of John’s, one of my fave bloggers.

But for now – under construction, wet paint, you know – in the shop.

Just For You, my Church

I retired. At the ripe old age of 44 years young. And it was good. And it was bad. And it was good again. So now it’s time. Time to finish those plans we made some seasons ago when we set out to write those Children’s lessons. And since we did them together, all of you and me, let’s share them freely.

I just ask you this:

1) Will you follow this blog? I’ll update weekly.

2) Will you comment, sometimes? Storytellers feed on audiences.

You may use these ideas at home for devotions or schooling, at school for “religion” or “bible class,” or at church for Sunday School or Children’s Church. Bend them, tweak them, reinvent them. They’re just a starting block.

Find the two curriculums and their descriptions at the top menu bar. “Lessons” will arrive weekly as featured front page posts. Who knows? You may find a podcast or video, too.