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100 Ways to Show Your Kids LOVE!

100 Ways to Show Your Kids LOVE!
Here are 100 EASY (and FUN) ways to show your kid you LOVE them!   1. Say “I love you” often. 2. Say “I like you” as well. (Like is optional!) 3. Pay attention to them when they are talking to you. 4. Sit with them and read stories together. 5. Ask what the best part of their day has been. 6. Sing worship songs with them. 7. Play along with them, whether it is blocks, coloring or video games. 8. Read a Bible Story together. 9. Tell them that you love them no matter what. 10. If you are...

The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure

The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure
The Ultimate Jesus Action Figure! A friend of mine made this, Cristopher Osorino, and sent me pictures. Y’all know I created Toyboxtales.com and have DVD’s of Bible Stories told with action figures and newer ones on PastorKarl.com – but this was just so amazing. Here is his Here’s is hia “recipe” if anyone is willing to make me one: (Note the wounds on his hands and feet.) From Hasbro Marvel Legends: – Namor the Sub-Mariner (body) – Malekith (hair) From DC Multiverse – White Knight Azrael And the tunic he has I got from some old McFarlane figure from spawn...

iPhoto HACK – How to Use Mulitple Libraries

iPhoto HACK – How to Use Mulitple Libraries
Is your iPhoto Library OVERFLOWING? Do special events flood your Apple iPhoto with hundreds, even thousands of pictures? Is is hard to find pictures from past event when it is time to promote the next annual event? THE SOLUTION: Using multiple iPhoto Libraries. Let me show you how in this short video:

Jedi Secret to Winning in Life!

Jedi Secret to Winning in Life!
From the 2005 Archives, but still true today! In the little free time I’ve had lately, I’ve been working on becoming a Jedi in my Star Wars Jedi GameBoy game. You get to be Luke and travel through the three original classic SW movies – I’m on the Moon of Endor now. (Only bummer is, it won’t let me kill ewoks with my light saber, like they are invincible – oh, yeah, they are on MY side!) The hardest part was getting out of Jabba’s Palace! I was on the same level for DAYS – there was this point where...

Dealing with Problem People

Dealing with Problem People
For Kidmin Talk #157, I decided to share one on my Coaching Zoom calls since the topic is one that is so important to ministry leaders. The primary reason fail in ministry has nothing to do with skills or performance, it is because people can’t get along with others. Learn the secrets of getting along with others, especially difficult people! Links and show notes available at Kidology.org/kidmintalk157

Would You Toss Your Kid to Sharks?

Would You Toss Your Kid to Sharks?
PARENTS? Would you toss your kid to sharks? You say, “Of course not! Silly question!” Then, let me ask you some some other questions, as a dad who is try to save my own son from some very real sharks. Do you let you kids have Shapchat? Do you not have a filtering on their Internet? Do you monitor their texts, chats and web browsing? The sharks are out to get your kid. If you don’t believe it, you are living in intentional ignorance. Scripture says, BE ALERT AND SOBER-MINDED. YOUR ENEMY, THE DEVIL PROWLS AROUND LIKE A ROARING LION,...