The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

Our Journey Into Cancer

Our Journey Into Cancer

It was August -- the day I planned to fly to Tennessee for the second retreat of the Infuse program.  Instead of packing my bags for the airport though, I was packing them for the hospital. Thousands of thoughts swirled around my head, but one kept pounding it's way to the surface: I have cancer. That dreaded disease.  That nightmare of a diagnoses.  The thing you hope you never have to deal with had invaded our lives. And we were given no medical assurance that everything was going to be … [Read more...]

Will You Be Joining Me at CPC Next Year?

Will You Be Joining Me at CPC Next Year?

I am very excited to be a part of the Children's Pastor's Conference breakout speaker team again this upcoming year.  I won't give away all the details, but my breakout will help you teach creatively with or without a curriculum.  Will you be joining us in sunny Florida for this amazing event? Check out all the details and get registered today!  … [Read more...]

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Became Parents (Book Review)

When you first begin thinking about becoming a parent, your mind is flooded with cute little onesies and cuddly moments. Often images of children laughing through a field of flowers sneak in there too. Of course, if you've been a parent for more than 10 minutes you know this is not always the case. That's why I was so glad to see a book like Things I Wish I'd Known Before We Became Parents.  I'm a big fan of Gary Chapman really enjoyed his five love languages book, so I was happy to give … [Read more...]

Esther Movie Premieres this Saturday!

Esther Movie Premieres this Saturday!

The kids have been working hard all summer filming the Esther movie and our A/V extraordinaire, Mr. Joe has been editing all month and we're almost ready for the big premiere! It will be a red carpet affair and I can't wait to see all the kids and their families.  For now, here's a sneak peek! httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QueeA7MGDo … [Read more...]

Update on the Esther Project

Update on the Esther Project

We've been working hard all summer on the Esther movie with the kids and now we've begun the complicated process of editing our hours (and hours!!) of film.  The kids seemed to have a blast and I thought I'd share just a few of the "behind the scenes" pictures with you! The Studio Here's a quick look at the studio.  We put up three green screens across the back and used the lighting, sound board, and microphones that the church already had.  We spent $20 on each of the green screens and … [Read more...]