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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...]

Children’s Ministry Director Job Description

Children’s Ministry Director Job Description

Inspired by a posting over at Ministry to Children, I thought I'd post my newly written job description for those who are still working on their own.  It's a new thing we're doing at our church, and a great idea for anyone who is structuring their ministry for growth! Here it is in Word or PDF if you'd like to download it! Children’s Ministry Director HOURS:  15 hours a week. QUALIFICATIONS: Have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Be a member in good standing. A desire to … [Read more...]

What Readers Are Saying about The Imagination Station Series

What Readers Are Saying about The Imagination Station Series

Did you catch the reviews of Showdown with the Shepherd and Problems at Plymouth recently?  Don't forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy of the books (contest ends November 15th).  Check out what other readers are saying about this great series! Money-Saving Mom If you’re looking for a good read-aloud for your children, I highly recommend these books. Our children have been riveted and on the edge of their seats through each and every chapter. In fact, we usually read … [Read more...]

Problems in Plymouth: Review

There are problems at Plymouth rock, and Beth and Patrick are caught right in the middle of it all!  In this book, the sixth in “The Imagination Station” series, the cousins are in hot pursuit of a man named Hugh who has used a special ring to leave his time (medieval ages) and stir up trouble during the colonial times in North America.   After using the Imagination Station in Whit’s End, the cousins come face to face with Hugh and try to convince him to return to his time.  Fearing … [Read more...]