Devotional thoughts from a child of God living as a woman in ministry.
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What would need to change in order to get the cost of a regular doctor's appointment to under $50? (This is the total cost, including the patient's, insurance company's, and government's contribution.)
Scripture: Luke 22:17-20Topic: When Jesus ate with his DisciplesBackground: This lesson would be taught during a Sunday morning breakfast club for teenagers. Once a month the youth meet to cook breakfast and then we try to relate the lesson to food. Last time the Middle School breakfast club met a middle school student led his peers in a devotional that went through the various stories of Jesus sharing food with his disciples. This Sunday we are going to focus on one of those stories and how it relates to Easter.Opening:1.Ask, “Have you ever helped plan a party?”a.Ask the students to share about the various things they did to prepare (send invites, decorate, blow up balloons, set the table, plan games, order food).
2.Say, “For some families, Easter is a time of celebration, a party of sorts.”a.Ask, “What does your family do to celebrate Easter?”(family gets together, we eat dinner together, Easter egg hunt, attend church services, go to Maundy Thursday or Good Friday at church)b.Ask,…
Dating, Marriage, and SexHigh School Sunday School Class I. Letter to Parents Prior to the class, email parents to notify them of the upcoming discussion related to dating, marriage, and sex. Here is an example email: “Although only 13% of teens have had sex by age 15, most initiate sex in their later teen years. By their 19th birthday, seven in 10 female and male teens have had intercourse.” *** Dear Parents, This coming Sunday in High School Sunday School we will be discussing the sensitive topic of dating, relationships, marriage, and sex.I will be leading the High School class and will organize it more in a discussion style than in a lecture style.I am making the assumption that most of the youth have been in a sex ed. class at their school and that conversation about these topics is not unfamiliar to them and their peers. Thus this will not be a biology focused sex ed. class (S.T.I.’s, biology of intercourse, etc.), rather it will be a discussion of how our Christian faith relates to o…
Modesty. This morning as I was getting dressed I was reminded of how contentious the idea of modesty could be at the conservative Christian school I attended as an undergraduate. It was the young women's responsibility to dress in a way that wouldn't "tease" the young men. The women were held responsible for protecting the men's morality. I remember reflecting on this as a student and wondering if the same rules would apply if the school were located in a southern state instead of the cold, wintry north. I also thought it might be better for us women to desensitize the men from skin so they weren't turned on so easily!
Recently, I've encountered two other reactions to modesty that were different from my college experience. In one, a group of immigrants from a very warm climate of the world were complaining that the public school's dress code regarding modesty was too strict. One father explained that the clothing his daughter wore was perfectly…