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Articles by Rick Edwards

Not All Who Wonder Are Lost!

My wife has a t-shirt with the phrase, “Not all who wander are lost” scripted across the front. Our daughter recently hung a sign on her wall with the same phrase. It’s typical of the sayings we enjoy that encourage us to think. And yes, I suppose we all need to be reminded that those…

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The Mystery of Prayer

Understanding the nature of prayer can be difficult even for adults… sometimes ESPECIALLY for adults! On the one hand we believe that God is sovereign and omnipotent. He knows everything and can do anything. Why do we need to pray? On the other hand, the Scripture clearly challenges us to pray. Prayer is also a…

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Welcome to the New Sunday School Zone!

Sunday School Zone has been “out there” for several years now. Literally millions of people from all over the world have visited the site to download free, printable Bible study worksheets for kids as well as curriculum and other resources for teachers and parents. We’re happy that more people are visiting the site now on…

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Ain’t Life Fun! by Clayton Poland

Clayton Poland is a Christian storyteller, evangelist, and entertainer. His full-time ministry places him in front of groups of kids of every age on a regular basis. And, he’s also the author of Ain’t Life Fun!: When You Focus on the Good Stuff. The title is fitting because it reflects a core philosophy he and…

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Sharing God’s Big Love With Little Lives by Jean Thomason

I met Jean Thomason (“Miss Patty Cake“) at the Kidmin Nation Mega-Con. She was delightful and exuberant, even when she wasn’t in character! Honestly, I didn’t know who Miss Patty Cake was before we chatted at Jean’s exhibit booth, but her love for people and children is immediately easy to see. Jean gave me a…

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Improvements Coming To Sunday School Zone

Sunday School Zone has been “out there” for several years now. Literally millions of people from all over the world have visited the site to download free, printable Bible study worksheets for kids as well as curriculum and teacher/parent resources. We’re happy that more people are visiting the site now on a monthly basis than…

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Imaginative Prayer by Jared Patrick Boyd

The spiritual growth (formation) of a child is not an overnight task. That’s really true for anyone of any age. Spiritual growth, like physical growth, is a gradual process. As parents and teachers, we need to recognize that fostering spiritual growth in our kids requires discipline and time on our part as well as a…

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Happy Birthday, Mom! (August 4, 2018)

So yes, this is a bit of self indulgence for me as I wish happy birthday to my mom, Fondanell Edwards, who was born on August 4, 1922. We lost my mom in September of 2011, but she lived a good, long life and was able to live at home and care for herself until…

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What Is Contemplative Christianity?

Sometimes words or phrases pick up “baggage” along the way so a particular word may begin to mean one thing to one person or one group of people while the same word means something entirely different to someone else. The word “contemplative,” when associated with “Christianity” is one such word or phrase. The phrase “contemplative…

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