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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 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

Faces of Easter 7: Easter is Here!

Welcome to Faces of Easter VII: Celebrating the Risen Christ, our lesson for Easter Sunday, April 16. What a beautiful and important lesson we have this Sunday: the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. I love how Godly Play presents this lesson, reminding children that the crucifixion side of the story cannot be pulled apart from the [...]

By | April 10th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper

Welcome to Faces of Easter 6: Remembering Jesus At the Last Supper, our lesson for April 9. You can also choose to do the same basic lesson but told in a different way,The Synagogue and the Upper Room (Lesson 11 in the yellow book.) Or you can combine the two lessons as you like. I [...]

By | April 4th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

What’s So Great About Meals on Wheels? Jerry!

This week I'm sharing posts I wrote years ago about the people I got to know and love through Meals on Wheels. Today, meet my friend Jerry. Jerry’s waited for me on his back porch every other Wednesday for nearly five years now, so I know exactly what to expect from him. He’ll be dressed [...]

By | March 30th, 2017|Personal Blog|1 Comment

What’s So Great About Meals on Wheels? I Got to Know Mr. Williams

When I heard last week that the Trump administration had released a budget plan that would eliminate funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, which provides partial funding for local Meals on Wheels groups, I wanted to shake someone. For over 12 years I was lucky enough to volunteer for Meals on Wheels and [...]

By | March 27th, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 5: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables

Welcome to Faces of Easter V: Remembering Jesus Healing and Sharing Parables, our lesson for March 13.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember the work Jesus did as he traveled around, healing people and sharing parables. It’s a great chance to make clear to our children that being with people of [...]

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

Tigist, My Third Grade Philosopher Friend. And Other Blessings.

My friend Tigist is a smart young lady- and a natural philosopher. She may be a third grader, but when I read the words in the artwork she gave me, she speaks with the voice of someone who's been around the block a few times. A grandma, maybe, who understands life. "Nothing's perfect in the [...]

By | March 22nd, 2017|Personal Blog|0 Comments

Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience

Welcome to Faces of Easter 4: Remembering Christ’s Desert Experience.  As we get ready for Easter this week, we remember Jesus’ temptation in the wilderness, described in Matthew 4: 1-11. It’s good to remember that this event happened right after Jesus’ baptism, before he could begin his work. Or maybe being tempted–and letting us see [...]

By | March 20th, 2017|Godly Play|0 Comments

Flossing, News, and the Stranger at the Library

So I guess I figured out I had gone too far when I started to blame the sitting president of the United States for the two new cavities the dentist found in the back of my mouth last week. "You know how I hate flossing," I said to my husband, as we sat in bed [...]

By | March 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments