Toddler Bible Review

Toddler Bible Review

As a new-ish mom, I'm checking out Bible resources for little ones with serious fervor.  That's why I was thrilled to receive The Toddler's Bible from David C. Cook.  We've been using the Read and Share Bible for our now 2-year old daughter, but I thought this new Bible might be a better fit.  Here's the scoop: The Good The Table of Contents: I like the Scripture references next to the stories.  It would have been nice if those were on the actual pages as well. Questions throughout the … [Read more...]

607 Experience: LOVE IT!

607 Experience: LOVE IT!

I'm a huge fan of the family ministry movement.  I love the idea of involving parents more in the church and encouraging them to take a more proactive role at home.  But, I have to be honest, I didn't really know how the whole concept would flesh out in real life.   The church has been handling "the spiritual stuff" for so long, how do we pull parents back into the picture? My First Ideas I tried putting great resources on display.  Books for all ages, Bibles, and copies of killer blog posts I … [Read more...]

Headed to the Gathering!

Headed to the Gathering!

I'm super excited to be headed to David C. Cook's "The Gathering" this May.  It will be my first out-of-town Ministry conference, so I'm excited and nervous at the same time.  It will be the longest I've ever been away from my kids, but I'll get the chance to meet some great people and learn some really useful things.  I was browsing the brochure and it seems like a lot of the seminars are where our church is headed right now with family ministry, so it will be great to gain some insight from … [Read more...]

Free Children’s Ministry Seminar

Free Children’s Ministry Seminar

Have you heard about the Pajama Conferences for Children's Ministry?  If not, you need to get on board!    While I wouldn't recommend attending them in your pajamas (have some dignity, man!), you could if you wanted.  The big Children's Ministry telesummit for 2012 is coming up quick!  I have attended a few of these pajama conference in the past and have been really impressed.  I just got an email reminder today.  Here's what it said: 2012 Children's Ministry Websummit We are getting very … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday, Mike!

Happy Birthday, Mike!

My husband's birthday was this week.  In honor of the great guy that he is, I dug this post up out of the archives (originally posted on November 2, 2010) and reposted it to say thanks for all "those little things" he does EVERY day to keep this family together.  Now that we have two little ones, he's even more of a blessing in my life! He's a great leader and a wonderful friend, and I am so proud to be his wife! I Was a Single Mom this Weekend I know there are some hunting widows out there, … [Read more...]

Happy National Marriage Week!

Happy National Marriage Week!

Take the Date Challenge!  Did you know that this week is National Marriage week?  (How convenient, huh? Just in time for Valentine’s Day!) In order to celebrate, Focus on the Family has put together a Date Night Challenge, encouraging husbands and wives to go on three dates in three weeks. Check out focusonthefamily.com/datenight to sign up for date ideas to be sent to your inbox and for details on the Three Date Challenge. Also check out  National Marriage Week for local ideas, fun quizzes … [Read more...]