Archive for Archive for November, 2007

• What is a Plodder?

When my wife, Sharon, decided the honor me for my 6oth birthday (almost five years ago), she invited sixty of my friends and many family members to dinner party at Buca di Beppo to celebrate. Part of the program was to invite those in attendance to share from their knowledge of me from each decade […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Saturday, November 17th, 2007

• Honored for Excellence

I was honored with a national award called the Excellence in Children’s Ministry Award. I received this prestigious award at the annual Children’s Pastors Conference in Denver, Colorado. The CPC is the premeire conference ministry of International Network of Children’s Ministries. Now they host two or three of these national conferences a year. Here Dean […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, November 16th, 2007

• Fun-Factory Report

Michael LaFond and I teamed up to be involved in a Halloween Alternative program called the Fun-Factory Carnival. It was sponsored by the Community Christian Alliance Church of Northridge, CA. They featured game booths of all kinds and bounce houses and other inflatables, plus tons of candy at every stop. However, the entire event attracted […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, November 15th, 2007

• Riddle #4, What Am I?

Riddle Me This, What am I? I am not really what I appear… Though my purpose is to bring good cheer. Sometimes my heart is on my sleeve, To help children to believe. My main role is for…distraction, But usually I am…the attraction. Sometimes I’m sad, sometimes I’m glad. But my face is never painted […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, November 15th, 2007

• Looking for Clues

Another Program Series I developed for kids around the character of an Investigator, something like Sherlock Holmes. It was a study of ten stories from the Book of Acts. The idea that held the sessions together was looking for clues. Of course, I had fun with this giant magnifying glass as I would find pre-planted […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Thursday, November 15th, 2007

• Just Being Silly

This Funny-Fun Foto happened while we were sitting in the living room at Ken’s House. He was playing with these great manipulative toys that belonged to his kids, he kept fooling around with them as we were talking, making various creative things. Then all of a sudden he put this on his head and we […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

• Ken’s Fall Family Photo

Here is a new photo of Ken’s family from our trip to Baltimore this weekend. From the left we have Tennyson, Benjamin, Ken, Jennifer and Spencer. Tennyson and Benjamin celebrated their 2nd and 5th birthdays on this trip with Nana and Papa. We had a wonderful time. The weather was cool, and the leaves were […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

• My Floral Bouquet #5

This floral bouquet was a gift presented to me from one of the children on the Island of Saaremaa off the coast of Estonia. Our team visited one of the churches there. These beautiful speckled flowers, some variation of a lily, were given to me this cute little girl. Somehow, gifted flowers always seem more […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, November 11th, 2007

• Confronting Change?

For a few weeks now, I have had the feeling that I was being followed. It was just a feeling, I thought. I tried to dismiss the nagging questions in my mind, but it continued. I could not really tell you what it was, but lurking in the shadows, I could faintly make out a […]

Posted by: kidhelper on Sunday, November 11th, 2007

• Worth A Thousand Words

This recent Funny Fun Foto is priceless, I think. My wife and I are currently visiting our three grandsons Tennyson, Benjamin, and Spencer in Lutherville, MD. The oldest two are having a birthday celebration this weekend and we stopped by to share in the fun. We love a party, right? My son Ken, and his […]

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Posted by: kidhelper on Friday, November 9th, 2007