New Kevin Leman book Giveaway!

Do you sometimes feel like a gerbil running on a wheel inside a cage as you scurry from place to place, chauffeuring your children from one endless activity to another? What if, for one moment, you could just step off of the wheel . . . and relax? How would you feel then? And what if that single moment could stretch into an hour, or even a whole day? In his new book, It’s Your Kid, Not a Gerbil, Kevin Leman will provide practical solutions and helpful insight to get off the activity wheel so … [Read more...]

Back to School Bash!

Back to School Bash!

It's that time of year again!  Backpacks are flying off the shelves, carts are being filled with crayons, kids are squeezing in last minute trips to amusement parks and swimming pools.  It's coming! Back to School!   Of course, any change in the season like this is a great excuse to have a celebration.  (It's also a great time to stock up on your kidmin supplies.  I recently picked up an off-brand of crayons at Wal-mart for 19 cents for a 24 -pack box, and K-mart has Crayola 24-packs on sale … [Read more...]

Lesson Ideas for Judges

Lesson Ideas for Judges

We've been making our way through the Bible, covering all the "Big Stories" this summer.  I wish we had time to cover all the great details in God's Word, but we'll do what we can!  I was talking with one of our regular attenders the other day and she had never heard the story of David and Goliath.  As a "raised-in-church" girl, sometimes I forget that not every kid knows the basics of the Bible.  So, hopefully by the end of summer, we'll covered most of the "main characters" of the Bible. Stay … [Read more...]

Nice to Meet You!

Nice to Meet You!

If you've found this page, we've probably recently met at a conference.  How fun!  I hope it was while sipping some tasty coffee! I wanted to give you instant access to all my contact information, so I thought I'd keep it neatly in one place for you!   All the links are live, so you can check out my stuff when you get a spare minute! Be sure to leave me a comment and introduce yourself as well! Lindsey Whitney Twitter: @LRWhitney (I'm most active on Twitter, so be sure to connect with me … [Read more...]

Friends and Heroes: Great Video Series!

Friends and Heroes: Great Video Series!

Avoiding the Romans, managing a shop, saving refugees, and figuring out what's important in life -- that's what the family we're first introduced to in the Friends and Heroes series is up to.  I had the opportunity to review the first two episodes in this TV (now DVD) series, and I have to say -- I'm impressed! The cast of characters is both engaging and easy to relate to.  The plot is interesting and easy to follow.  And this series seems like it would appeal to a wide range of ages.  I … [Read more...]

Peril in the Palace and Revenge of the Red Knight: Book Reviews

Peril in the Palace and Revenge of the Red Knight: Book Reviews

I just finished reading books 3 and 4 in the Imagination Station series (Adventures in Odyssey).  Following the pattern of both Voyage with the Vikings (#1) and Attack in the Arena (#2), these two books were well-written, value-driven, and great for preteens. In Peril in the Palace (book #3), the cousins Patrick and Beth are transported via the Imagination Station to China during Kublai Khan's reign.  During their time there, they meet some famous travelers and engage in their share of … [Read more...]