Archive for October, 2010

Yancy releases Stars, Guitars and Megaphone Dreams!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2010 by .

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If you’re like me, you’re always looking for GREAT children’s music to both lead kids in worship as well as play in your environments as families pour in and out. Time and time again, Yancy delivers with great music for those purposes. She’s truly stands out as a leader in this unique genre.

So, help Yancy get the word out. Not only do you need to purchase the CD/DVD, but tell everyone you know! Here’s what you need to do.

  1. Listen to the album now by clicking here!
  2. Get a free download of the song “Make it Loud” by clicking here (I think you need to have twitter, but it would be worth signing up for twitter to get the song).
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Kickstarter and Blue Like Jazz

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by .

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I just came across this post on Michael Hyatt’s blog. I guess I totally missed this. In case you don’t click on the link, I’ll catch you up.

Donald Miller wrote a very popular book 5 years ago called Blue Like Jazz. There was some great momentum to turn the book into a movie that was never made. Why? Money. With the economy being in the state it was (and still is) in, it lacked some funding to get rolling. Then, just a few weeks ago a few fans decided to go for broke. They used a social media app called Kickstarted to see if they could raise the $125,000 needed to get the film rolling. In less than two weeks they raised the $125,000.… Read the rest

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How I’m dealing with Halloween

Posted on 26. Oct, 2010 by .

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So, three years ago I wrote a post about Halloween titled, “Halloween = Satan?

I had almost forgotten that I wrote it. Since Halloween is coming in a few days, I figured I’d address it.

Like I said before, I didn’t celebrate Halloween as kid. We always went to the church to hide. It was a fun family night of games, bon fires and candy. If we did stay home that year, we turned the lights out and locked the doors. We were not going to celebrate this evil holiday. I’m not saying that this behavior was wrong or that I have any regrets, but my wife and I have decided to make different decisions about this holiday.

Three years ago we decided that Halloween is a huge night for our culture.… Read the rest

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Putting family first

Posted on 25. Oct, 2010 by .

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I’ll be the first to admit that I probably work way too much. Between my work and all the extra that I do (like writing blog posts or networking), it’s a pretty heavy load. I learned something pretty interesting a little while back. To me, all the extra stuff isn’t work. So I’ll finish up whatever work I’m doing for church and then write a couple of blog posts. Although I don’t consider it work, my family does. In the end, it’s time away from them.

Knowing that I have workaholic tendencies, I’ve worked pretty hard to put in in practices where I prioritize my family. I have schedules, systems and accountability that help me be a better husband and dad.… Read the rest

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-10-25

Posted on 25. Oct, 2010 by .

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Doesn’t everyone like encouragement?

Posted on 24. Oct, 2010 by .

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I’m sure I’m like most. A little encouragement goes a long way. I actually perform quite well with little or no encouragement, but when it does come, it is certainly appreciated. A practice I have kept for many years is to file away encouraging emails. There have been days where I have felt disconnected from what God has called me to do and going back to read some of those letters and emails seems to do the trick to get me back on track.

Just this last week my Children’s Pastor reached out to me. Randy Stephen was my Children’s Pastor from the time I was about 5 or 6 until I was in Middle School. I grew up in his ministry and eventually served in his ministry for several years.… Read the rest

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Now that’s just weird…

Posted on 24. Oct, 2010 by .

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If you read this blog, you know that I talk about books, videos, music and all kinds of other resources. Whenever I can, I’ll link over to the product I’m reviewing at Amazon. Why? Two reasons really:

  • Amazon rocks! Why ever leave your house to get stuff you want any more, right?
  • I’m an Amazon reseller. That means if you buy something from Amazon after I send you there, Amazon shares a small percentage of the sale with me. It’s not much, but it pays my hosting bills and such.

So, I like to look at my resellers account and see what people bought. It’s always exciting to see the resources purchased that I recommended.

However, if you zip over to Amazon from one of my links and end up buying something entirely different, I still get a percentage of the sale.… Read the rest

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I don’t think this is real, but I’d go see it

Posted on 22. Oct, 2010 by .

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Brings back so many memories of hanging out in the library while in High School!
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look out…

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by .

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this is so much fun…… Read the rest

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Hacking into blogs… yours could be next???

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by .

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I’ve managed to hack into Kenny Conley’s blog… now, I am able to post here, at Children’s Ministry Online whenever I choose to.

Shhh… don’t tell Kenny… we’ll see how long it takes for him to find out.

Oh, and by the way… if you want to see a REAl website… you should check out CMConnect … just saying… you know, IMHO and all. he he he… now, what should I do with my new found power.… Read the rest

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