Justin and Lindsey Holcomb
One day, a group of students and their teacher travel to a zoo safari park to learn all about the different animals. During a fun jeep ride around the park, the guide shares fascinating information about lions, rhinoceroses, elephants, buffalo, and more, pointing out distinctive characteristics about each animal’s body and how those qualities make the animals special. Along the way, the children start to notice how their differences in appearance make each of them special too. Their teacher helps them reflect on their own body image and teaches them how they were created uniquely in God’s image. Because bodies can be confusing and sometimes embarrassing to children, Justin and Lindsey Holcomb wrote God Made Me in His Image for parents to use in helping their kids understand how God made their bodies in his image. Parents and caregivers can use this powerful book, illustrated by Trish Mahoney, to help children understand their feelings about their bodies and help them accept them by highlighting God’s loving design of our individual physical characteristics. God Made Me in His Image is part of the God Made Me series which equips parents to have important, impactful conversations with their children, helping them to grow in understanding of God, themselves, and others. Each book in the series contains a special section just for parents and caregivers that provides biblical guidance and offers additional information and resources for talking about the topic addressed in the story. The authors: Justin and Lindsey live in Orlando and are parents of two young children, for whom they wrote this book. Justin is a minister and seminary professor. Lindsey now works at home, but previously served as a case manager at a sexual assault crisis center and a domestic violence shelter. Together they conduct a variety of training seminars to service providers, churches, and organizations about how to prevent, recognize, and respond to child, sexual, and domestic abuse. Lindsey earned a Master of Public Health (Touro University) and Justin a PhD in theology (Emory University). They helped cofound REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and Justin serves on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments). https://newgrowthpress.com/god-made-me-in-his-image-helping-children-appreciate-their-bodies-ebook/
This Summer, Crossroads streaming platform Castle is excited to once again offer a Virtual Vacation Bible School which will run August 2-6. Hosted by familiar Hey Meisha! personalities, Meisha and Leonard, this “Theme Park” virtual VBS will include a daily Bible learning followed by a full day of games, challenges, crafts and so much more! Each camper will receive a free magazine, and there will be family prizes and church prizes! And, during the VBS, the Hey Meisha Team will be debuting some NEW “Good News Kids” – you won’t want to miss it! Registration is fully open and you can register via http://intothecastle.com/vbs We can’t wait to meet you!
Honoring our Healthcare Heroes… Nicola Topsom is a personal support worker and has been faithfully serving throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Nicola shares her personal reflection on how this unprecedented season has impacted her life, and what she has learned about herself, her colleagues, and God. Healthcare Heroes around the world demonstrate a selfless love by their dedication to serve others. Join us as we honor Healthcare Heroes and thank them for the sacrifices they make, and risks they take, for the sake of the greater community.