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About beckysramsey

I’m an author, a minister to children, a mom and new grandma, Chief Wrangler of Jack the Unkempt Cat and Rosie the Woodchuck Dog, 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.

The First Sunday of Advent

Welcome to the celebration of the First Sunday of Advent, this Sunday, December 3. What an exciting time of year! This Sunday we focus on getting ready to enter the mystery of Christmas. It’s perfect timing then for us to focus on the prophets’ message that something big was about to happen in Bethlehem. The [...]

By | November 27th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Jonah, The Backward Prophet

Welcome to Jonah, The Backward Prophet, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, November 26. You can find the script in the orange Volume 2, The Complete Guide to Godly Play, 14 Presentations for Fall book on p.107-113. This story fits within the larger story of the Exile and the Return that we shared last Sunday. I’m [...]

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

The Exile and Return

Hi Godly Play Teachers! Welcome to the Exile and Return, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, November 19. Last week we shared the story of the ark and the temple, and talked about meeting God in a special place and honoring him with certain routines that both honored God and helped remind the [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Ark and the Temple

Welcome to the Ark and the Temple, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, November 12.  For a girl who could spend days moving furniture and little people around a dollhouse, I simply adore this lesson! I also love it because it explores the idea of God’s abiding presence and helps us question exactly [...]

By | November 6th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Story of the Psalms

Welcome to The Psalms, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, November 5, based on the book of Psalms. If you’re teaching at FBG, I’ve emailed you the story script, which includes the first part of the David story from last week, found in the pink Enrichment Presentations for Fall, p.81. If you are [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Hungry for Something Good? Join The Holy Éclair Launch Team!

It sounds crazy, I know. Even as I wiped the chocolate from my lips and savored the heavenly goodness, I wondered if it was real. Had God really spoken to me through French pastry? Challenged my settled, church lady thoughts with a simple chocolate éclair? Or what about the twenty-five other saints, signs, and wonders that [...]

By | October 25th, 2017|Personal Blog|8 Comments

The Story of David

Welcome to the story of King David, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, October 29, based on 1 Samuel 16-31, 2 Samuel and 1Kings 1-2. You can find the script for the story in the pink Enrichment Presentations for Fall book, p.78-85. This week’s story is another one (like Ruth and Samuel) that fits nicely [...]

By | October 23rd, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

The Story of Samuel

Welcome to the story of Samuel, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, October 22, based on 1 Samuel 1-28:3. You can find the script for the story in the pink Enrichment Presentations for Fall book, p.72-77. This week’s story is another one (like Ruth) that fits nicely after the story of the ark and the [...]

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

The Story of Ruth

Welcome to the story of Ruth, the Godly Play story scheduled for this Sunday, October 15, based on the book of Ruth. You can find the script for the story in the pink Enrichment Presentations for Fall book, p.66-71.  As the book describes, this story doesn’t “unroll” like many other stories, from left to right in chronological [...]

By | October 9th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

A Village for Josiah…and the Rest of Us

When Sarah asked me last week if I'd come up to Asheville on Friday for a practice run, I said that of course I would, and I was happy to do it. She starts back to work on Friday the 13th, (what timing) and since I'll be the designated babysitter for Fridays and Saturdays for [...]

By | October 7th, 2017|Personal Blog|2 Comments