Life often has a habit of changing our schedules, sweeping us onto busy lanes and weighing down our mind with issues. I have found that retreating to a calm place and seizing a few moments to relax can be very beneficial (Psalm 116:7 NCV). Within the borders of this book, you will find opportunities to relax, as you walk through some biblical word searches and possibly discover a few things along the way. I was motivated to complete this work while attending to my mom’s bedside, Mrs. Lillie Sims, as she was in home hospice care. My mother always encouraged my creativity. The Lord enabled me to develop this work between her intervals of sleeping. My mom transitioned to be with the Lord January 25, 2022, and I dedicate this project to my mom, my wife, Ellen, and my family.
Pastor Gregory M. Sims is a native Washingtonian married to the former Ellen R. Johnson and has had the privileged to serve as Shepherd of the New Canaan Baptist Church in NE, DC since 1989. He has facilitated workshops, revivals, seminars, and retreats throughout the DMV for over 46 years.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from the Lancaster Bible College with honors, in May of 2013. He earned his Master of Arts in Leadership Studies from Capital Seminary, graduating Summa Cum Laude, May 2018.
Blessed with four children, my wife and I have always incorporated games and creative activities in our home journey. I believe that a cheerful heart is good medicine (Proverbs 17) and enjoy opportunities to engage in creative activities to relax. I began creating word searches for attendees of seminars and then regularly for our church members at Christmas.