Five ways Children’s Ministry is like the documentary “Oceans”

Five ways Children’s Ministry is like the documentary “Oceans”

Oceans Trailer 1. Everyone Needs A Friend Time and time again, big fish in this enchanting Disney documentary were in the company of smaller fish sidekicks.  Sometimes the little fish had peculiar jobs like cleaning teeth.  Others just seemed to be along for the ride.  I even saw one fish swim into the gills of a shark (now that's a friend who sticks closer than a brother - yikes!).  Regardless, the big fish didn't swim alone.  The same is true in ministry.  You may be the big fish, the person … [Read more...]

Animoto: Great Picture Slideshow Tool

Have you heard about Animoto?  A friend recently told me all about it and I have to say, I'm impressed.  This service helps you make picture slideshows -- QUICK! Check out a recent video we made: Create your own video slideshow at animoto.com. You can either pay per video ($3) or sign up for a subscription (either $5/month or $30/year) for unlimited videos. You can even make a free 30 second video to get a feel for the program. If you've ever put together a slideshow, you know how tedious … [Read more...]

Spy Guy (Part Three)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2IDqP98Rm4 This the last installment of our three part series. Be sure to check out the bloopers at the end. Joe (Spy Guy) had a blast coming up with all of those! … [Read more...]

Another Great Bible Study Tool (for kids!)

Phil Vischer has done it again. The creator of Veggie Tales and Jelly Telly has developed another very exciting project. A video series which helps fill in the gaps between the classic stories of the Bible and helps show the "Big Picture" of Creation, Fall, and Redemption. The series is called What's in the Bible and it looks very promising. Check out the first five minutes of DVD 1: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4RowvUFziM&feature=player_embedded The price is great: 12.99 per … [Read more...]

TV Turn Off Week: Our Progress Report

The Whitney house has been celebrating, and I was surprised at how hard to was this year! Maybe it was because the baby brings new responsibilities and at the end of the day we just want to crash in front of the TV. However, we resisted! Instead, we went for walks after dinner (it’s nice that the sun is still out), read books, and even painted our bedroom! It seems like it’s been a slower paced week, even though it’s no different than any other week. Sometimes we just sat on the couch and … [Read more...]

TV Turn Off Week

TV Turn Off Week

It’s here again! That wonderful time of year that we turn off our sets for a week and concentrate on some quality family time! I can’t believe it snuck up on me like this (it actually started April 19th!). In order to fully celebrate, I would encourage you to pick out a week and abstain from all “moving media” (that means hulu and youtube along with regular TV). Now what to do instead? With Earth day just behind us, it’s a great idea to head outside and enjoy God’s creation! Here’s some ideas … [Read more...]