60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

60 Ways to Show Appreciation To The People In Your Life

Now that school is back in session, it’s the perfect opportunity to start thinking about ways to show the kids’ teachers how grateful we are for their dedication and hard work throughout the year. Teachers really are angels in our little ones’ lives and have the ability to impact them for so many years to come. They are endlessly patient, kind and yet firm with our children when they need to be. But between getting the kids to school, managing their after school activities and remembering to … [Read more...]

Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

Create Something Beautiful with Fotor

It's that time of year again!  You're likely up to your eyeballs in to-do lists  -- between shopping for the family, getting ready for church events, and planning for the upcoming year -- you hardly have time to breathe.  It happens to me every year.   Just about the time the first Christmas card shows up in our mailbox, I realize I have not even thought about a plan for our own family Christmas cards.   So, of course, I was thrilled when I heard about Fotor -- an online photo editing service … [Read more...]

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

The Radical Book for Kids {Great New Resource!}

It's not always easy to find high quality material for older kids when it comes to teaching the basics of Christianity.  It's hard to find that perfect balance between diving deep and still being understandable.  As kids grow and mature, we want to be able to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible without losing them along the way. When I heard about The Radical Book for Kids, I was certainly curious, but a little skeptical too.  I have read through many resources designed for preteens and … [Read more...]

What’s Your Excuse?  {Nursery Promo Video}

What’s Your Excuse? {Nursery Promo Video}

As I mentioned in this post, we did a big push for nursery volunteers during the month of May.  One of the first videos we showed the congregation was the "Be Part of the Dream Team" video. Check it out below: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16K56G69SEg What About You? What do you do for volunteer recruiting?  I'd love to hear about it! … [Read more...]

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

{New} Easy to Understand Children’s Bible (Resource Review)

I'm always on the lookout for a good kids Bible so I was delighted to see if the International Children's Bible in a recent Dispatch box. This Bible is unique in that it was the first translation of the Scriptures prepared specifically for children. Translated from the original languages this Bible seeks to be simple enough for children to read and understand it for themselves. Senses are short and uncomplicated, and difficult words are turned into simpler synonyms. Unfamiliar words are … [Read more...]

Taking Coloring to New Heights with Jesus Inspires Me Coloring Book (Review)

Taking Coloring to New Heights with Jesus Inspires Me Coloring Book (Review)

You might be familiar with the Knowing God series by Callie Grant -- board books designed to introduce even the littlest to important concepts about God and ourselves. Now the characters from these books are starring in their own coloring and activity book!   Here is a page featuring Silas, who was named after the friend of Paul.  Silas is found in the Jesus Saves Me book (shown below): Not only do kids get to take a closer look at the characters they've come to know and … [Read more...]