January Editor’s Notes

January Editor’s Notes

We’ve all experienced them—young and old alike—moments when frustration gets the better of us and we suddenly feel like we’re losing our minds.   Temper tantrums. Yelling at that someone for cutting you off. Eating the entire jar of jelly beans. Fighting on the playground. Throwing a video game controller across the room.   This happened to my son a few weeks ago. He was playing on his device when all of the sudden I hear him yelling, “That’s SO delayed!”   One of the buttons... Read More
Don’t Be a Martian

Don’t Be a Martian

In the movie The Martian, based on the book by Andy Weir, Mark Watney is an astronaut who is accidentally left on Mars alone. His crew believes he’s been killed in an accident and leaves him behind when they travel back to earth. So when he wakes from the accident, he finds himself completely alone on a strange planet. He’s a pretty smart guy so he figures out how to survive on his own. But none of his smarts can help him curb the loneliness he feels in his isolation.   Although some of... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting November 1

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting November 1

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
Inspire, Celebrate and Empower Your Volunteers

Inspire, Celebrate and Empower Your Volunteers

Volunteers. The incredible people who have signed up to do the unexpected. The not normal thing. They are just crazy enough to help someone else—for free! They serve tirelessly each week to make your ministry great. So why not invest in them? Join us for LIVE TO SERVE this winter to let your volunteers know how important they really are. This event is designed specifically for preschool and children’s ministry volunteers, and will help them see how amazing it is to be so “Not Normal.”  ... Read More
Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 25

Social Media Plan for Elementary Parents starting October 25

Racking your brain for a way to provoke meaningful conversations between parents and their elementary kids in less than 140 characters? Well, rack no more! Below, you will find everything you need to cue parents this week through every major social media outlet from Twitter to Pinterest (so you can focus your brain power on posting the really important stuff—like that picture you just took of your cat standing in a puddle). And if you missed our first post explaining what all this is, take a... Read More
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