Brenda Trunkhill, editor for Concordia Publishing House, talks about unique ways to celebrate baptism birthdays throughout the year. Remembering our baptisms is a central part of the Christian life, but why celebrate it with just balloons and a card when you can celebrate with meaningful games and activities! Brenda also talks about how to incorporate these ideas into a classroom setting and how to encrouage kids to celebrate even when they think it’s silly. Two books Brenda recommends to give to children are God Chose You for infants and God Makes Me His Child in Baptism for young children who are baptized or siblings of those being baptized.
If you haven’t had Director of Programming Andy Bates’s smoked mac and cheese from scratch (yes, including the noodles), you’re missing out on a magical food experience. Although he’ll gladly go venturing through the woods in his Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks (those are shoes), he’ll also stay happily busy automating every possible thing in his home while eating cherry cheesecake brownies made by his wife, Lauren. As a Theatre major, don’t ask him to pick a favorite play, but you may find him hanging out with his adorable 4-year-old son watching Trolls or listening to bluegrass or the latest audiobook on biomechanics.