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Minute to Win It: The Family that Plays Together

Minute to Win It: The Family that Plays Together

What a family!  In this unique episode of Minute to Win It, the whole Canter family (mom, dad, and four daughters!) compete for the million.  Here's some games that might be good for your family or kids ministry (lot of classic games in this episode): Knock It Off: Click on the title to watch a video about this one.  I've always thought this game was ridiculously hard (especially for a level two!), but this 12 year old girl nailed it in 30 seconds, so it might be worth a shot! Speed … [Read more...]

Stuff Christians Like?  I can’t believe it!

Stuff Christians Like? I can’t believe it!

When you first start out in the blogging world, of course, you look to the big guns for inspiration.  I was introduced to Jon Acuff's Stuff Christian's Like fairly early in the game and loved it.  He's witty, relational, funny, and thought-provoking.   I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be a dream to guest post on his site?"  I immediately started sending him every funny thought that came into my head (sorry, Jon).  Lo and behold, one idea made the cut!  Check out today's post on Stuff … [Read more...]

The Almighty Bible: Genesis

The Almighty Bible: Genesis

Bibles in comic book form seem to be pretty popular right now.  Previously I reviewed the Action Bible and now have the privilege at taking a look at two books in a new series from Apple of the Eye Publishing called The Almighty Bible.  I'll be reviewing Genesis and Exodus on this blog. Eventually, every book of the Bible will be converted to this comic book form, so keep your eyes open for new releases! On their website, the makers of the Almighty Bible stress that this version is biblically … [Read more...]

Kids Sunday: Let Your Kids Run the Service!

Kids Sunday: Let Your Kids Run the Service!

A few months ago we did something completely out-of-the-ordinary for our church.  We handed the service over to the kids.  All but the sermon, that is.  They greeted.  They passed out bulletins.  They led the worship.  One said the morning prayer.  A few did the announcements.   All in all, it went surprisingly well.  It was a great chance for the kids to feel like they were a real part of the body of Christ (they are, after all!).  It was also a great time for the congregation to see what super … [Read more...]

Build a Better Blog: Write a Review

Build a Better Blog: Write a Review

This week's task in the Blogger Challenge (task #28) is to write a review.  Yeah!  One of the things I love about blogging is reading and reviewing -- books, curriculum, experiences, you name it!  I have a huge stack on the bookshelf in need of reading and reviewing right now in fact! Ideas for Reviews In his workbook, Darren lists a few ideas for reviews: Books (check out mine for The Tender Years, Making Waves, Who is My Shelter,  Read and Share Bible, and more) Movies (my thoughts on … [Read more...]

Staycations Around America

Staycations Around America

  As promised in yesterday's post, here are more great staycation idea for across the country.  Hope you can find something close to you! New England Connecticut - Parenting Miracles Boston, Massachusetts - ‎ Maven of Savin' Manchester, New Hampshire - Common Sense with Money Western Maine - Bubblegum and Lollipops Mid-Atlantic Erie, Pennsylvania -  Growing Kids Ministry Gettysburg, Pennsylvania - Somewhat Crunchy Harrisburg, Pennsylvania - Family Balance … [Read more...]