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Christmas Break Fun

Christmas Break Fun

Looking for some activities to do with the little ones while they are on Christmas break?  Here's some great ideas from The Activity Book. My Life Story: Gather photos of your child and important people in her life.  Put the photos in a sturdy photo album, writing captions and names if you'd like.  This a great way for kids to learn the names of distant relatives.  You could also have your child make up a story as they turn the pages of their book, incorporating each person into the story as … [Read more...]

Making Choices: Piercings in the Ministry

Making Choices: Piercings in the Ministry

This week, we are very saddened by the resignation of our Youth Leader and  his wife.   Our youth group kids are trying to process their loss and cope with suddenly being leaderless again (twice in the last year).  Certainly, we have endured a bit of hardship in trying to grow the youth group. So what was behind this decision?  A difference of opinion it seems.  Our youth leader's wife recently got her lip pierced and the pastor asked that it be removed. The youth leader's take?  Piercing … [Read more...]

Build a Better Blog: Let the Reviews Begin!

Hey Everyone!  Sorry for the late post, I was out of town yesterday visiting a friend from college.  This week's blogger challenge task is to develop an editorial calendar for your blog.  The idea is to brainstorm ideas at the beginning of the week so you don't have to come up with posts throughout the week.  Instead, you can concentrate on writing. While Darren (Problogger) suggests coming up with ideas on Sunday or Monday, I've found it's super helpful for me to actually slam out a rough … [Read more...]

Birthday Party for Jesus!

Birthday Party for Jesus!

We just finished up our kids Christmas Play and are not starting our new curriculum till the New Year.  We don't have services the 22nd or 29th because of the holidays, so we've got one lonely Wednesday to fill with fun.  What better activity than a party?  And what better party, than a party for Jesus! The Plan Fill the gym with some balloons, play some party games, and have the kids frost cupcakes and decorate them.  We'll read the Christmas story out of Read and Share Bible and then perhaps … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas!

Well, I finally finished our annual Christmas letter, bought some ink, and am ready to send out the Christmas cards.  I thought I'd share the letter with my readers as well to give you a glimpse into our year.   Let me know if you'd like a Christmas card!  :) We hope that you are doing well and enjoying this Christmas season.  Like every year, it seemed to creep up fast, didn’t it?   We wanted to share a few things that have filled up our 2010 calendar and hope to hear from you as well!  … [Read more...]

Build a Better Blog: Come up with 10 posts

Build a Better Blog: Come up with 10 posts

This will be a fun task for those of you hands-on, visual types.   Start with your last five posts and then build on each of them for further post ideas.  You can do this either by expanding, taking a topic further, answering a reader question, exploring an opposite point of view, or something along those lines.  I've done this a few times, and even if you don't end up using all the posts, it's still kind of fun to generate new ideas.  Here's what my mind map looked like: For full … [Read more...]