Brandon Heath’s song “Give Me Your Eyes,” reminds us that we need to look beyond our own situations so that we have God’s “love for humanity,” “arms for the brokenhearted,” and a “heart for the ones forgotten.”  Dorcas had the “eyes of God” when she looked at the widows on the banks of Joppa. But she didn’t stop at just “seeing.” She showed God’s love to the widows through action. She used not only her wealth, but her skill as seamstress and… Read more »

Are you ready for verse #3? This week, we are focusing on 1 Timothy 4:12, which encourages us: even if you are young, God made you for a purpose. In fact, it tells us that one of our purposes is to live as an example to other Christians. How do we do that? Well, we need to show the Light of God (His love) in all areas of our lives: In what we say In what we do (conduct) In how we love… Read more »

This song makes me think of Deborah and Jael. Although God was on their side, it still took courage to step forward and do what the world said was impossible or crazy! [pullquote align=”full” cite=”-Brave, Moriah Peters” link=”” color=”#99cccc” class=”” size=”16″]“I know, I know,  I’m no superwoman, but the impossible is possible, with YOU. . . .You make me BRAVE!” [/pullquote] Deborah and Jael  bravely lived their lives obedient to what God called them to do–even when the odds were completely… Read more »

We are just loving our “theme song” this year. You can download “Diamonds,” by Hawk Nelson, here on iTunes. You can also listen & practice our dance moves by watching this video. Can’t wait to see you bust your moves out this next Wednesday. Remember, VESSELS has a YouTube station. Go here to watch memory verse videos, playlists of our favorite songs and other original VESSEL videos. 

This week our memory verse is Jeremiah 1:5. Here’s a free printable for those of you who may be following along out in Blogland. Just right click it to “save image” or double click to open up in a new window (full size). It’s a 4″ x 6″ size, so you can easily upload it to your favorite photo place and create prints.  And to help you memorize the verse, Teacher Amy recorded a musical version to the tune of… Read more »

Okay, okay. I know our first memory verse is little long and tougher than some to memorize. BUT you are totally capable of doing it. To help you, my daughter Anne and I came up with some hand motions. Check out the video.   

Last year, our VESSELS’ theme was “Gold.” And, we started each night of club with Britt Nicole’s fab song. This year, our theme is “Diamonds.” We’ll be singing along to Hawk Nelson’s “Diamonds” song. Give a little listen. I think you’re gonna love it.

I love Christmas music, but a close second goes out to Christmas movies. Hallmark Channel, thank you for producing all those heart-warming films to watch as I wrap and create Christmas goodness. Now, since we don’t have cable, I mostly check out my movies from the public library. I’ve also added some to our family DVD collection. My all-time-favorite is White Christmas. If you haven’t seen it, go–no run–to find it and watch it. I think it’s free to watch on Netflix and Amazon… Read more »