Archives for November 2012

Family Ministry Conversations

Family Ministry Conversations

You wake up Sunday morning and trudge to the coffee maker.  As you slowly sip your caffeine and review your lesson again, your mind drifts to the events of the week.  You wonder if you're doing enough.  You wonder if the kids in your ministry are really growing spiritually.  You wonder if you're actually helping the parents who attend your church.  You feel tired and a bit alone.  You've chatted with other children's ministry workers in networks like CMConnect, but there is just something about … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Day One!

Truth in Tinsel: Day One!

WOW!  It's finally here!  This is a repost of last year's adventure in order to get us started with the Truth in Tinsel e-book (have you snagged yours yet?  There is link below!).  I'll be trying to post one day ahead so you can get an idea of what you need to prepare.  I'd love to hear how it's going at your house!  Leave me a comment or post pictures at the Truth in Tinsel facebook page! Let's Get Started! We're off!  The first day of the Truth and Tinsel book.  We'll be doing all 24 days … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Only 2 Days Away!!

Truth in Tinsel: Only 2 Days Away!!

Are you ready for Truth in the Tinsel to begin?  I have perused the book, printed off the templates, gathered supplies and have even made an advent calendar (can you believe it?!)  We are all set for Truth in Tinsel to begin! To check out the full tutorial for this advent calendar, see my post over at 3 Boys and a Dog. We tried to do Truth in Tinsel last year, but my {almost} 2 year old couldn't always complete the projects.  This year, Amanda (the author) has created ornaments to … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Christmas Games for Kids!

Quick and Easy Christmas Games for Kids!

Christmas play practice has begun and that usually means a bit of downtime here and there for some of the characters.  It's always a good idea to have a quick game in your back pocket to keep the kids entertained and relatively trouble-free while they are not busy practicing.  Here are a few good games I've found while trolling the world wide web!  Most games were found on Kaboose andGreat Group Games. Santa Santa For this game, you'll need a little sleigh as a prop.  Have children sit in a … [Read more...]

Cloud Culture: Q & A

Did you catch the Cloud Culture review in yesterday's post?  The authors were kind enough to provide a Q & A session and I thought I'd share it with you to showcase a little bit more of their hearts and the story behind the book.  Hope you enjoy it!  Don't forget to enter the giveaway!    Q&A with Chuck Giacinto and Bryce Conlan Who did you have in mind when you wrote Cloud Culture? We wrote this in a way that multiple sets of people will benefit. Our youth have grown up … [Read more...]

Cloud Culture {Review and Giveaway}

I just finished watching The Social Network (the movie)  It's unbelievable to me how the whole Facebook phenomenon came to be and how it's caught on so successfully with adults and students alike.  Almost everyone I know has some sort of social media account.  With the plethora of smartphones abounding, you can be connected via Facebook or Twitter almost constantly.  So what does that mean for the Christian?  Do we have specific obligations when it comes to social media? Overview Authors … [Read more...]