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About beckysramsey

I’m an author, a minister to children, a mom, a doodler, Chief Kitten Wrangler of Jack and Jill, and caretaker of Traveling Baby Jesus. I search my crazy life for God’s fingerprints, and then I write about them. I also drink coffee, fight piles of dirty laundry and dream of French pastries.

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 6: Known in Waiting

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 6: Known in Waiting, our lesson for May 28. This week we get to share with the children the story of Jesus’ ascension as told in Luke 24:50-53 and chapter 1 of Acts. What a wonderful opportunity to again talk about the disciples’ experience with having  Jesus [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 5: Known in Making Him Known

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 5: Known in Making Him Known, our lesson for May 21.  What an important lesson this is, the scripture from Matthew 28:16-20 in which Jesus tells his disciples to go everywhere and tell His story, teach people to be disciples, and baptize them. As the story script [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Need a Retreat? The Crazy Place Jesus Picked

What comes to mind when you think of retreat? On our second touring day in Israel, we went to the place Jesus chose for retreat. Caesarea Philippi was the chief city twenty five miles or so north of the Sea of Galilee, into the Golan Heights, near the source of the Jordan River. Why would [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Hungry? How’s About a Snack?

I was planning to blog tonight about a heavier subject- about the fascinating/weird place Jesus took the disciples on retreat and what it had to do with the famous question he asked Peter. So why is my featured photo one of a street bread cart in Jerusalem? You can blame Rosie. Rosie is our new [...]

By | May 11th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way: Known in the Morning

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 4: Known in the Morning, our lesson for May 14. This week we enjoy yet another goose-bump raising story, that of Jesus’ appearance to seven disciples at the sea of Galilee, as told in John 21:1-24. There are several different things you may choose to emphasize to [...]

By | May 8th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Pilgrim Steps: Hanging Out in Nazareth and Sepphoris

Look! Traveling Baby Jesus found his mama! Boy, did he ever. During our first day of our pilgrimage in Israel, we hung out with a whole legion of Marys in his hometown, Nazareth. (Hang with me and you'll see what I mean.) But first we did a tour of the town where he and Joseph [...]

By | May 6th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

What Does a Pilgrimage Look Like?

I had no idea what a pilgrimage looked like. I'd never been on one before, unless you count my pilgrimage a couple years ago to Mood - the mother of all hip fabric stores- the one made famous by the television show, Project Runway, in New York City. But a HOLY pilgrimage? A pilgrimage to the [...]

By | May 2nd, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 3: Known in Doubt

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 3: Known in Doubt, our lesson for May 7. Are you as captured as I am by Thomas’s expression on the story tile for this week? He looks so worn and ashamed of his doubt, wanting to believe, yet in such need of seeing the wounds for [...]

By | May 1st, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 2: Known in the Breaking of the Bread, our lesson for April 30. What a remarkable story from Luke 24:13-35! Two followers of Jesus (Cleopas and another unnamed) are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, talking about what had just happened to Jesus. They meet a stranger on [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence

Welcome to Knowing Jesus in a New Way 1: Known in Absence, our lesson for April 23. This week’s story always gives me goosebumps-especially the moment when Jesus calls Mary’s name and she recognizes him. It’s hard to think of a story that would be more full of suspense and fear and joy, and the [...]

By | April 16th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments