Here’s a condensed version of the vase lesson I did with my Awana kids back in October. Originally, I talked about inner beauty, and them seeing themselves as God sees them. Many of the kids go to my church, so I taught the lesson as if everyone was a mature follower of Christ who just […]
Here’s a lesson I did on faith healing with my Awana kids. Enjoy!
This is my friend, Ken Seekers. He’s the one from Michigan who told me the different phrases for every day of the week. That’s me on my 35th birthday in February. Ken, I love our conversations. Thanks for helping me come up with the title! This is my personal care attendant Traci. She gave me […]
This doll was given to me by my occupational therapist when I was 13. My mom found it one day while she was cleaning the attic. It’s called a Hal’s Pals doll. You can’t find them anywhere in stores but similar dolls have been made by other companies and are sold directly through the mail to certain organizations […]
Earlier this month I was asked to speak at the Foundation Board Meeting at the hospital. Here’s the speech I gave. Enjoy! Hi, my name is Rachael Benson. I have cerebral palsy and I’m 34 years old. I’ve been volunteering at Henry Mayo 10 years in July of this year. I’m known as the patient […]
On October 25, 2017, I did my play-doh lesson for my Awana kids. It was fun. They said they could see how my lesson applied to their lives. Then they made their own vases. I really enjoyed it! Here it is!
How do you react when you see someone in a wheelchair? From experience, I’ve found reactions vary. I’ve seen people make eye contact with me, smile, look away and some even want to pray for my physical healing. It happened last Saturday when my mom and I went down to Orange County to visit […]
Activity/Discussion for 5th and 6th grade Awana or Sunday school. Have a contest. Have the kids make a crown using the play-doh. See which one is the best. Hand out first, second, third, fourth, and fifth place. Then talk about how as long as we are true Christ-Followers who honor the Lord, the kids are […]
Activity/ Discussion for 5th and 6th grade Awana or Sunday School. Bring some play-doh that’s not new. Have the kids try to build something with it. Anything they want. See if the pieces stay together. Talk about how the “cracks” in our lives, serve as trials to help develop our character and bring us closer to […]
Wow! Today was amazing with Jessica! For not playing with play-doh for two weeks. I remembered most of the process all by myself. Jessica only had to help me toward the end. See how this vase is not as pretty as the one above? That’s okay. I did it, so it’s beautiful.The same principle applies […]