Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Bringing the Bible to Life Series: Wrapping up with some Resources!

Welcome to the final post in the Bringing the Bible to Life series.  To read through the other posts, click on the links below: Introduction  Preparing the Lesson Lesson Checklist Preparing Your Heart Classroom Expectations Cooking up some Tasty Goodness!  Cooking Up a Lesson: Appealing Appetizers Cooking Up a Lesson: Savory Side Dishes For this post, I thought I'd share some resources that I find especially helpful (links may be Amazon affiliate links): Kidology … [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...]

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

Great Easter Videos to Use in Your Children’s Ministry

If you're looking for something to add to your large group presentation, these videos might be just the ticket.  Check them out! K5 Easter 2016 Large Group from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo. LOVE, the Easter story (for kids) from Brenton Smith on Vimeo. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ4gQniUVO8 God's Story: Easter (one of my favorites) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzzr9ogygwA An Easter Story: Told by kids. Very creative and fun! … [Read more...]

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

Classroom Management Resource Round-Up

I hope that you've found the series on Classroom Management helpful.  I'll be closing out the series today with some helpful online articles as well as books.  If you have a favorite resource, I'd love to hear about it! Websites: Smart Classroom Management The Teacher’s Guide: Classroom Management Management Monday Link-Up by What the Teacher Wants Suesstastic Classroom Inspirations Coffee, Kids, and Compulsive Lists (blog) Not So Wimpy Teacher’s Guide … [Read more...]

Family Ministry Conversations: Interview with Trevor Lee

Family Ministry Conversations: Interview with Trevor Lee

Recently, I was able to chat with Michelle Anthony, the leader behind Tru Curriculum and the Family Ministry Conversations taking place across America.  Michelle shared her heart about these events, detailing where the inspiration came from and what she hopes to accomplish (catch that post here).  I also wanted to get participant's perspective and Trevor Lee, a fellow blogger and family mininstry friend generously offered to fill me in on his recent experience. "If I had to describe it on one … [Read more...]

Parenting Resource Round-Up

Parenting Resource Round-Up

What Kind of a Leader Are You?: Amanda, from Impress Your Kids, shares some great devotional books to help you get into God's Word.  Why Family Dinner is So Important:There's something kids can learn at every age while around the dinner table Pasta Thursday: Speaking of family dinner, here's some pasta ideas from Wegmans!  Who's Watching You?: One of my favorite hip-hop artist LaCrae raps about the importance of male role models Veggie Tales Games: Now that looks like fun! Christmas … [Read more...]