Archives for 2011

East Lake Road Alliance: Schedules and Information

East Lake Road Alliance: Schedules and Information

Are you a current volunteer? Thinking about joining the team? Catch up with the latest announcements and information here! I Might Be Interested in Joining the Team! Grab our NEW Volunteer Packet here! Want to know how new volunteers get involved?  Read all about here. Wondering what jobs are available?  Check out the complete list of opportunities here! We're currently looking for assistants for all of our teachers (getting ready for growth!) so if you'd like to get your feet … [Read more...]

Goodbye Grandma

Goodbye Grandma

Eleven weeks ago everything was fine.  Normal.  Ordinary. Ten weeks ago everything was not. Ten weeks ago is when my grandma discovered she has cancer. I remember getting the call and thinking, "What now?" We didn't know how long she would have or how serious it was.  When the doctors told us she would probably be gone before Christmas, it was almost unbelievable. You always think your grandmother will be there.  You know she won't.  We all die eventually, but you always think … [Read more...]

Don’t Eat the Paint!

Don’t Eat the Paint!

Truth in Tinsel: Day Two Today's ornament: Crown This ornament was a little more my daughter's speed.  She's pretty much obsessed with painting right now, so she loved slathering paint all over the toilet paper roll. I let her paint the whole thing and then when it dried, I cut it and added the jewels to it. She really enjoyed this project, though I'm not sure she didn't eat some of the paint while I was distracted with the baby. … [Read more...]

Holidays or Holy days?

Holidays or Holy days?

I recently read a post over at Impress Your Kids about turning Holidays into Holy Days.  Between the hustle and bustle, Christmas play prep, shopping, cooking, baking, planning all-nighters, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, and decorating -- it's pretty easy to forget about the real reason for the season. But these cultural celebrations are a fabulous time to really drive home some Scriptural truths to the kids. So, I'm going to take a break from the kidmin stuff and focus on the family a bit … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel E-book: Great Resource!

Truth in Tinsel E-book: Great Resource!

I've been following a blog called Impress Your Kids (now renamed and moved to OhAmanda) for some time now, and have admired the creative ways the author Amanda uses to teach her kids about God and Scripture.  When she announced she had written an e-book called Truth and Tinsel, and was looking for bloggers to review it, I nearly lunged out of my chair in an attempt to send her an email.   I just finished browsing through the book, and I can tell you, I am not disappointed.  Not one bit. In … [Read more...]

Toilet Paper Nativity

Toilet Paper Nativity

Looking for a fun craft for your Kidmin kids to do while everyone is practicing for the Christmas play? Or how about a fun project for your own kids to engage them in the Christmas story more? Kids love nativities, but the family heirloom might not be the best thing for them to play with. How about making their own set using toilet paper rolls and these great printables? I know what we'll be doing this week!   … [Read more...]