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I have been long thinking about one thing in my life it keeps coming back to me over and over and over. I forget about it for awhile, but when I least expect it bam! The thought comes back. You might be telling me alright already just get on with your thought. I like to keep you in suspense for a little bit longer. Alright do I solely depend on the money that I make as the CP where I am at. That might seem like a weird question because money pays the bills and it's a good thing to be paid. I… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on June 28, 2008 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

May be easier than you think

Author Timothy Ferriss, the author of the Four Hour Work Week tells an interesting story about challenging some Princeton students to a competition. The first person to contact a seemingly impossible person to reach (Bill Clinton, JLo, etc.) and ask them three questions would win a trip to anywhere in the world...

Out of a whole class of students, NONE of them accepted his challenge. Many thought the challenge was impossible, but the… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 27, 2008 at 11:22pm — No Comments

Made a Crazy Video

see why i was up all night filming and editing...

Added by Karl Bastian on June 27, 2008 at 3:43pm — No Comments

my momma said

as i ruminate on this whole new blog thing...i question what my reluctance to actually post is...

putting my thoughts out there to be judged?

being vulnerable?

saying something stupid?

or perhaps it was what my mom said when she found some letters I had written as a love starved pre-teen,

"NEVER put anything in writing that you wouldn't want the whole world to read."

she had no idea how prophetic that would be!!! (this is parker: its even funnier yet remarkably… Continue

Added by Sherri Lyons on June 27, 2008 at 2:35pm — 1 Comment

i'm in trouble...

okay, this is new to me. i like to stay connected, relevant, informed. yet, i have been reticent to get savvy with web resources like sites and blogs. sure i've toyed with the idea of blogging. when your 13 year old has a blog and you don't, it's time to take action.

(check out do me a favor and make a post for my little guy...

i tried facebook, but it was just too high maintenance for me. I know - it's a personal problem. i have a 5 min… Continue

Added by Sherri Lyons on June 27, 2008 at 2:25pm — No Comments

Curriculum & "What do you do for midweek with the elementary age?"

In children's ministry curriculum plays a large part, and I am sure that every children's minister desires the perfect lesson, that is both relevant, exciting,is easy to use, provides discipleship, and bears fruit. In the future, I plan on writing a curriculum, but for right now I am looking for a solution for my midweek. I am constantly learning, like every other CM, but I know one key thing is discipleship. I want to be able to make Wednesday nights like an event and make them totally… Continue

Added by Tyler Thompson on June 27, 2008 at 12:28pm — 7 Comments

anyone really can have a blog...

that settles it!

Added by Sherri Lyons on June 27, 2008 at 8:13am — No Comments

Kids movies

I was reading a blog this morning by a friend of mine named Henry Z. at his blog titled: Elemental Children's Ministry. He had a link to a list of movies titled Kids top 100 films. I thought it was cool enough to pass on just as Henry passed it on.

Once yo check the list out if you like it jump on… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 27, 2008 at 6:55am — No Comments

Bringing Parents into the service...

I was at a conference back in April and I met a children's pastor who spoke on families being involved in the children's ministries. I have a huge turnout of parents who help out on a weekly basis. While in my office I came to this thought. Why don't I run a service for parents and children at the same time. Since we only have one service this right now couldn't happen all of the time, but we could start this every 5th Sunday of the month. My heart as of lately has been that parents disciple… Continue

Added by Greg Ferguson on June 27, 2008 at 2:47am — No Comments


Well, we just finished our 3rd viewing of "Cars" today. My son just loves that movie!! I have never seen a 1.5 year old watch a movie start to finish the way he does.

If he is fussy, just turn it on an it's like a magic wand.

I am ready for a new movie, suggestions… Continue

Added by Teri Bennett on June 26, 2008 at 9:22pm — 2 Comments

Firefox 3

I just downloaded the new Firefox 3 and am I loving it. There are some really cool app's as well that I am looking into. One is the "clip" app. This allows you to clip a section, a phrase from an article, a picture, video and more and post it to your blog, a document and more. The other one I am interested i i called, "PicLens", which really make viewing pictures and all a more interactive experience. And lastly I am looking at "Foxmarks"… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 26, 2008 at 9:03am — 5 Comments

Just what I need :o)

Just what I need.... another blog... I will have to think of a unique purpose for this. Any ideas?

Added by Karl Bastian on June 26, 2008 at 12:25am — No Comments

Digital Chrisitans

People within the Christian community are just as immersed in digital technologies and social networks as those outside. Both evangelicals and born-agains emerged as statistically on-par with national norms when it comes to technological habits. The one exception is access to spiritual content via podcasting. A new Barna Group study finds 38% of evangelicals and 31% of other born-agains listened to a sermon or church teaching via a podcast vs.… Continue

Added by Todd McKeever on June 25, 2008 at 9:49am — 3 Comments

The movers have arrived

Today was the day we got our stuff from the movers. Yes we have been here in Arkansas for almost a week and have been living out of of a motel until today. My wife is so happy since our stuff is here and the kids are too as now they can ride thier bikes and scooters. I am excited because now I have my Starbucks coffee.

Added by Todd McKeever on June 25, 2008 at 7:23am — 2 Comments

Thank You Volunteers!

I posted this to my blog at It got some incredible response from readers. Just a little way that I could thank my volunteers for everything they do to make it happen each week here! I thought you might want to take a look and share something similar with your volunteers. It was amazing what it did to encourage mine...Enjoy...

Today I want to share my heart with you who volunteer in Northwood’s ministry to children.

I want to thank our… Continue

Added by David Pearson on June 24, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

VBS--Day 3

Day 2...already having to hold boundaries with the youth that are serving, adults serving, etc. Sigh!

It'd be much easier if everyone just did what they were trained/told to do :o)

God is blessing us with a lot of kids. One mom just called to tell me how much her kids are enjoying vbs.

It's such a priviledge, but also a burden. Am I leading this right? Am I making good decisions? How do I facilitate spiritual growth and development? Will this be successful? How do I measure… Continue

Added by Joni Lum on June 24, 2008 at 3:26pm — No Comments

Home Again

It's amazing how children change your life. We have a 1.5 year old son, Kenton, who just returned from a trip with his gammaw and patpaw. They went to TN for 4 days. Boy, our life was drastically different.

We were able to get our house cleaner than it had been in the last 2 years. We had people over for the first time in a long time. We were able to just relax and not worry about how many wipes were in the diaper bag.

The best part of… Continue

Added by Teri Bennett on June 24, 2008 at 10:07am — No Comments

Another week, another breath...

I guess I'm still pinching myself to see if I'm really here, or going to wake up back in Versailles, doing a job that seems less than significant. I exhale, releasing the relief of the reality and the release of last weekend's stress. So much time and so little to do...wait! Strike that! Reverse it. What is overwhelming is not so much the workload, but the jobs that are completely out of my element. I'm taking over two ladies' jobs this week who are going to be gone and they involve detail,… Continue

Added by Adam Bengston on June 23, 2008 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

the black hole

This is a post I put up on my blog ( a while back and I thought I would share it on here and see what you guys thought! :) Enjoy...


Over the years, there is one thing I have noticed about the CM ministry…very few want to volunteer in it!

I don’t mean that this is the case at any… Continue

Added by Pudge on June 22, 2008 at 12:24pm — 3 Comments

VBS 2008 Cactus Canyon

WAHOOOOOOOOO! VBS was a SMASHING success! By the numbers and behind the scenes, this year will go down as one of the most memorable. While it might not have been the MOST KIDS or something like that, it was certainly THE best executed VBS I've ever run, if I can say that w/o bragging...

We had over 150 volunteers, 220 Avg attendance & 7700 cans donated to our food… Continue

Added by Chris Tanner on June 20, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

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