What’s in the Bible: Wanderin’ in the Desert

What’s in the Bible: Wanderin’ in the Desert

Oh Veggie Tales.  Nothing could warm the hearts of children and adults like a tiny asparagus playing the role of David the shepherd or a giant cucumber starring as King Nebuchadnezzar.   Nothing could fill a half hour better than a row of singing peas. Though not entirely accurate, this series was absurdly funny, and let's face it, Phil Vischer is a genius with his writing. When I heard that Phil Vischer had embarked an another grand project called "What in the Bible?", I knew it had to … [Read more...]

Yancy not Nancy: CD/DVD Review

Yancy not Nancy: CD/DVD Review

Yancy's new CD/DVD, "Stars, Guitars, and Megaphone Dreams", has been released and you could win a copy! I received my preview copy Wednesday and have been jamming to it ever since.  I love the way Yancy weaves Scripture seamlessly into her songs, keeping the music catchy and fun.  She's got a great mix of upbeat and slower songs, and I can see this CD completely appealing to the preteen crowd.  I'm anxious to play the DVD for some of our kids at church as see what they think. Interested in … [Read more...]

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...]