Continue the Connection in September

It’s almost the middle of September! Do you know where your kids are? Your VBS kids, that is. Kids are back from summer camps, vacations, and trips to Grandma’s house. They are back in school and into fall sports and, often, in a bit more of a routine. How can you continue the connection this month? Even in the age of text messages and emails, most kids are still excited to get something in the mail. What if each kid received a “thinking of you” or “praying for you” note from you or someone at ... Continue Reading

May 19, 2013 – National Day of Prayer for VBS

   Have you ever flipped the switch on a lamp several times and nothing happened? Do you remember the frustration of, “Why isn’t this thing coming on?” during your fruitless flips up and down. What about that sheepish, “oh,” realization when you see the disconnected plug? This is a pretty good picture of our efforts to spread the gospel without prayer. Prayer is the power source that enlightens and charges our efforts. We are less than a month away from what are typically the two biggest ... Continue Reading

More Than Flowers Are Popping Up During Spring Break

The daffodils are blooming, the trees are budding, and snow is in the forecast... it must be spring break! What are your spring break plans? Spring cleaning? Yard work? Vacation? Vacation Bible School? Yes, you read that right! Vacation Bible School! Many school systems have one to two week breaks and parents are scrambling for a fun, safe place for their kids to be. What a great opportunity to reach out to your community. When you meet a need, you open the door to building relationships. Those ... Continue Reading

Balloon Puppies - The Video

 It was SO much fun making balloon puppies with many of you at the VBS Preview events around the country. Here, as promised, is the video demonstration for making a balloon puppy. I like to use good quality balloons because they are easier to work with and pop less often. I like the Qualatex® brand. I use the 260Q size balloons. You can purchase the balloons from some party good stores, costume or clown supply stores, or on the web. I googled balloon animal balloons and searched for the best ... Continue Reading