Taking Time to Savor


My family and I are enjoying some much-needed time away this week.  Life keeps all of us quite busy, so it feels great to be away together as a family.  Sometimes I wish I could freeze time.  It already seems like the week is flying by and we’ll be back to the grind before we know it!

Yesterday, while enjoying my morning coffee, I saw another family packing up their car, looking like they were headed home.  I couldn’t help but wonder what they were going home to.  I don’t know their family’s story but I couldn’t help but feel sorry for them – their vacation looked over.

It made me extremely grateful that we had a little more time left to savor.

Savor a cup of hot coffee on a crisp spring morning.

Savor staying up late and sleeping in the next morning.

Savor an afternoon nap.

Savor sharing a hearty laugh with my children.

Savor a mid-afternoon walk with my husband.

Savor sharing a meal together around the table.

Savor precious memories with the people I love the most in the world.

With that said, I’ll go back and savor some more…

What about you? What are you savoring today?

KidMin Volunteer Appreciation Giveaway


If you lead a kidmin, then you know that volunteers are the backbone and heartbeat of your ministry.  While we prepare behind the scenes, these faithful servants are on the front lines helping children know and love Jesus week in and week out.  Treasuring and appreciating these folks should always be a priority of ours.  My friends at What’s in the Bible? can help you do just that.

Thank your team courtesy of What’s in the Bible? by entering to win a free breakfast for your team.  Find out more details here.  Hurry – the deadline to enter is Sunday, April 12th!

In the meantime, if you’re looking for fun and inexpensive ideas to appreciate your volunteers, check these out:

15 Ways to Thank Your Children’s Ministry Volunteers

Year-Round Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

I’ve pinned 250+ ideas for volunteer appreciation on Pinterest.  Check it out: https://www.pinterest.com/kathierphillips/kidmin-volunteer-appreciation/

Share with our community! How have you appreciated your volunteers lately?