Journey through the Old Testament: Review Night

Journey through the Old Testament: Review Night

We've reached the end of the Old Testament during our midweek program with the kids and it's time for a review night!  Here's our schedule for the night: 6:30 Welcome, Announcements 6:35 Kids' Sunday Songs 6:40 Jeopardy Game 7:00 Books of the Bible Game 7:05 Stations 7:20 Free Play 7:25 Tables/Snack Stay tuned for more pictures and details coming soon! Station #1 Sticky Notes This game is inspired by a game over at Danielle's Place.  Begin by writing all the books of the … [Read more...]

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

Preschool Story Time: Books and Crafts (2015)

We're about to embark on the fourth (wow!) summer of Story Time in the Park (check out our past projects here).  This year, we're shaking things up a bit.  In years passed, we gathered together, read a few stories, sang a few songs, and headed to some nearby picnic tables to do a craft. However, we've noticed that we sometimes have a few older kids who aren't interested in our books and a few younger kids that don't have the attention span for all that sitting still.  So, after a little … [Read more...]

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 51:16

Sunday Scripture: Jeremiah 51:16

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5 Books That Impacted My Life

5 Books That Impacted My Life

Have you ever read a book that seemed to stick with you through the passing of time?  Even if you didn't implement every strategy or underline every word, there were certain parts, certain ideas, certain principles that seemed to shape and mold the person you were becoming?  I've had a few books that really impacted my thinking and living and I thought I'd take a moment to share them with you in case your looking for some great summer reading!  Of course, I understand if my favorite books don't … [Read more...]

Called to Be Amish {Book Review}

Called to Be Amish {Book Review}

The back of this book asked the question "Have you ever wished you were Amish?" and after reading this book, I can say with certainty that I will never wish to be Amish again!  If you've ever read an Amish fiction (I confess to reading one), the off the grid, simplistic lifestyle can look idealistic and peaceful. This book, written by an "English" woman who turned Amish is a huge eye-opener to the hardships many of the Amish endure. Though the writing style is a bit disjointed, the … [Read more...]

Story Time in the Park: Bubbles and Dragons

Story Time in the Park: Bubbles and Dragons

It's almost time for our annual Story Time in the Park program.  We're going to be changing things up a bit this year and hopefully making the program more appealing to kids of all ages.  Before I share all those details, however, I thought I'd share some photos from one of our story times last year! Story Time Theme: Dragons Books We Read  Not Your Typical Dragon  When a Dragon Moves In Craft We Did In Not Your Typical Dragon, the dragon spews out all kinds of "nontypical" things … [Read more...]