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Lynda Freeman
Works at Self-grandma's cookie jar/About the Children's Department
Lives in Comstock Park, Michigan
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thank you Tony!
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After some long hours of research & fuzzy math, I've released the most comprehensive ranking of kids ministry blogs to date.

Would love to hear your feedback, especially on the ranking factors and how it all turned out.
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If you are looking for a service project your kids can really understand and participate in whole heartedly, consider Christmas for an Orphan!
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One of the pastors at my church posted a video link on his facebook yesterday about National Back to Church Sunday. It got me to thinking . . .
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Thursday my grandson Josiah (nearly three years old) visited. As he walked up to my house, he saw me standing on the steps . . . he ran, with a huge smile and said, "grandma! I have a picture for you! I made you a picture!" He gave me a wonderful hug and handed me his artwork - it was a drawing of a red truck and a heart . . . I know this because when he draws, he tells us what he is drawing and then asks us to write it down! We put it on my refrigerator. I love his picture and will treasure it always!

I'm sure you have similar stories of your grandchildren sharing their art creations with you! Consider the following idea for a way to keep your treasures so you are able to enjoy them for years to come . . .
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We are about to begin our new school year of ministry - new classes, new children, new families and new volunteers! So many new things! As you launch this new year of ministry, take a few minutes to gather all your volunteers and read them a story. Yes, a story . . .
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What things have you tried in your life which you ended up being "ok" at? What things have you tried which you ended up pretty good at? This book encourages trying new things and even if you end up only "ok" at it, this is still a good thing because sooner or later you'll discover the things you are pretty good at! This book is all about trying new things and enjoying the journey!

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First, a little "background information" . . . Josiah will be three next week and his daddy is a mechanic.


Josiah and his family were at our house - they almost always come over for Sunday dinner :^) - and he "zoomed" up to me and said, "I'm a race car!" I asked him what color his race car was and he said it was orange - no big surprise as it is one of his favorite colors. Then he told me, "My car is broken. It needs to be fixed." I told him he better go see his dad if he was a broken car, so he "zoomed" over to his dad and said, "My imagination car is broken! It needs to be fixed! It has a hood and an engine." and then he raised his shirt to show his "engine"! His daddy laughed and started asking questions to "diagnose" his car problems. Daddy asked if Josiah's car had problems starting or if the problem was keeping his car going after it started and Josiah said the problems were after it started, so Daddy said it might be spark plugs - of course he "replaced" the spark plugs!
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I am so happy to share the news of a new CD from multiple Grammy-nominated, Dove Award winning Sanctus Real lead vocalist, Matt Hammitt - Every Falling Tear. To say this CD is one everyone should have is not saying enough . . . it is incredible! The lyrics to the 10 songs are moving, challenging and encouraging and while they were written from the heart cries of a dad, they are the cries we all have at one point or another in our own lives.
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If you are looking for a recipe for a treat which is beyond enjoyable . . . these peanut-butter balls are for you! I made them for Dave 30 years ago and within a month and a half, he proposed to me! :^) Wonderful things happen when you make these peanut-butter balls for people! :^) Yes, the video is of the mountain/volcano where Dave and I met, and where he proposed to me - Mt. Lassen - enjoy this little, "One minute vacation"!
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I often hear people in children's ministry talk about how God is leading them in their ministry. Often it is shared with the goal of taking their ministry in a different direction. There certainly may be times when God is leading us to go in a different and new direction, but we need to be careful to distinguish between God's clear leading and our own wants. There is a lot of "power" with being able to say, "God is leading me to . . . " because how does someone "argue" "against" God and His "leading"? Consider the following thoughts -
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If we are serious about reaching the children and parents in our communities, don't we first need to begin with really knowing why they are not attending our church?

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As your new school year begins and you think about ways to hold up your volunteers before your church and support and encourage your volunteers consider planning and presenting a "Back-to-Sunday-School-Prayer-Event"! The idea behind this is to provide an opportunity for parents and volunteers to meet and talk together before the new Sunday school year begins and to involve your entire church in praying for your children's ministry.

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I'm a grandma who writes about being a grandma, grandchildren and children's ministry
Introduction
Lynda has 40 years of experience working in Children's Ministry. She has served as children's director for churches of 1600 people - as well as in churches of 100 people - so she understands first hand the needs of small, average and large church Children's Ministries. Lynda worked as a consultant for Gospel Light, Group and ZonderKidz/Big Idea, ZonderKidz/Promiseland. Currently, she is the editor of 'round about the church.com, an on-line webzine, her blog, About the Children's Department where she is known for her reviews of curriculum and church resources and writes kidz Connection curriculum. Lynda also writes the blog, grandma's cookie jar. Lynda has taught children's ministry workshops across the country for Children’s Ministry Magazine Live and worked with churches as a consultant and trainer for Kregel Bookstores. Lynda is one of the writers of the VeggieTales Connections Preschool Curriculum, contributed to the Group Publishing Humongous Book of Bible Skits for Children's Ministry and wrote the “Connections to Christ” lessons for Manner’s Mentors. In addition, Lynda’s writing credits include articles for Children's Ministry Magazine and Your Church Magazine.
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I have two of the most amazing, delightful and brilliant grandsons on the face of the earth!
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Currently
Comstock Park, Michigan
Previously
Sparta, Michigan - Redding, Califorina - Lynchburg, VA - Grand Rapids, MI - Shasta Lake City, CA - Viola, CA