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11 Apr, 2012

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Egg Surprise (free Easter service plan)

Hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! I just thought I’d take a minute to share what we did in our elementary Easter service on Sunday. Many of you are probably familiar with Resurrection Eggs. You can purchase them or even make your own. I like this idea of using simple props to clearly explain […]

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20 Dec, 2011

Santa and the Magic of Christmas

Santa and the Magic of Christmas

Every year around this time, a handful of parents ask me what I tell my own kids about Santa Claus. I respect the traditions that parents set in place for their families, so in the back of my mind, I have a few lines prepared for what I would say to a child if they […]

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11 Sep, 2011

What I’m Reading this Week…

What I’m Reading this Week…

I think this book, written by Christine Caine,  is a “must read” for all women- especially for women in ministry. I read it a year ago and am going through it again. I’m a Christ-follower, wife, homeschooling mom, minister to children and families, daughter, and friend. Life is busy. I think it’s difficult to  juggle […]

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8 Aug, 2011

Free Chronicles of Narnia Audio Download

Free Chronicles of Narnia Audio Download

Stories your family will love. I wanted to share this wonderful resource that was originally posted by Homeschool Freebie of the Day. This is a wonderful treasure for your kids. They can listen to this imagination-packed series of stories by CS Lewis online.  I believe that you will also be able to download these from […]

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22 Jul, 2011

Creating an Atmosphere of Worship at Home

Creating an Atmosphere of Worship at Home

Psalm 8:1-2 The Message (MSG) 1 God, brilliant Lord, yours is a household name. 2 Nursing infants gurgle choruses about you; toddlers shout the songs That drown out enemy talk, and silence atheist babble. There’s nothing sweeter or more powerful than when children worship the Lord. How can we raise our children to worship God? […]

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12 Jul, 2011

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July- Stocking Up.

Christmas in July There’s still 8 weeks left before school starts here in MN, but the school supplies are already out. As soon as the 4th of July is over, “Back-to-School” begins. Something else that tends to happen in stores in July. Toys. Go. On. Clearance. Stores are making room for the new fad items […]

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12 Jul, 2011

Top 10 Reasons We’re Using Tru(Story) for 2011-2012 for K-5

Top 10 Reasons We’re Using Tru(Story) for 2011-2012 for K-5

This year, I am excited to use this curriculum for kids grades K-5 at Oak Hills Church this Fall. Here are 10 things that I am looking forward to: 1. It is geared for Large Group/ Small Group setup. We already do this, so it’s a great fit. 2. Each Bible Story emphasizes God as […]

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30 Jun, 2011

The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony

The Big God Story by Michelle Anthony

Speaking of stories, here’s the best one yet. So often, our kids will hear amazing stories scattered throughout the Bible, but they rarely have the opportunity to experience God’s big, redemptive story with a clear, chronological sequence. In my last post, we talked about how kids LOVE to contribute to the story. Just wait til […]

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15 Jun, 2011

What is stopping you?

What is stopping you?

I Corinthians 1:27 “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” Ministers and parents, please ask yourself this today. “Is there anything that is holding me back from serving Christ whole-heartedly?” What is keeping you from doing what […]

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13 Jun, 2011

Teaching Kids to Pray- String and Cup Phone Object lesson

Teaching Kids to Pray- String and Cup Phone Object lesson

A Fun Summer Family Activity to Teach Your Kids about Talking to God You probably made these when you were a kid.  A plastic cup (or tin can) phone.  This is a totally old-school and totally fun project that even your kids will love. You will need: 2 plastic cups 1 nail or pair of […]

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