50 Life Lessons I’ve Learned

Happy Birthday to me… a year later. I’m now 51, not a very exciting number. But last year I celebrated the BIG FIVE-0 by writing a book! FROM THE INTRODUCTION: Hello friends, I turned 50 today. I’m as old as Red Robin, Cracker Barrel, Tic-Tacs, Scooby-doo, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The GAP, Wendy’s, Sesame Street, The Brady Bunch and even the Internet. I celebrated by enjoying some down time in the mountains with my family. I decided to write out fifty lessons I have learned over the past fifty years. At first, I thought it would be hard to come up with fifty. In the end, I had to wrestle with which to delete. Some of these will be familiar – but I hope some will catch you by surprise and perhaps give you pause to consider them. Many of these were learned the hard way! Perhaps your learning can be easier by reading this! The sources for these are Scripture, my parents, friends, teachers, colleagues, and likely famous people I’ve either read or heard speak. I claim no originality to any of them, even as half of them are likely my unique way of expressing what I’ve…

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NEW! Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories Podcast

Introducing Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories – A NEW podcast for kids from Pastor Karl Bastian! Kids can’t come to church? No worries! Now Pastor Karl brings his stories to them in his new podcast created just for kids! Pastor Karl loves to tell stories. Sometimes they are a story from the Bible. Sometimes they are a parable that teaches something from the Bible. Often he shares a true story from his own life or tells a story he heard and wants to pass along. He might even invite some of his silly friends on to the show to tell one of their stories. You never know what kind of story it will be, but you can know it will be wholesome, fun, and educational. Pastor Karl’s Bedtime Stories are available on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts, or just ask Alexa to play it for you!

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Number Swap! Another Social Distance Game!

I’ve created another FUN Social Distance Game to introduce the Book of Numbers (or just to have a lot of fun!)   Download all the instructions at Kidology.org/numberswap Its a Silly Social Distance Game where kids have fun with silly words and numbers! Discover MORE Social Distance Games on Kidology.org as well as TONS of Covid-19 Resources

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What’s Missing? A New Social Distance Game

I’ve created another FUN Social Distance Game that helps kids understand the importance of obeying God and the secret to remembering all his laws. It’s called, What’s Missing?   Download all the instructions at Kidology.org/whatsmissing The Point: Sometimes it can get hard to remember of all God’s Laws and Commands and we can start to think we can’t remember them all and there is no way we can obey them all, but there is a secret. Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself, and you’ll probably end up obeying all the other commands too! Remember the Fruit of the Spirit? It says, after the list, “against these things there is no law!” Wow, think about that! Discover MORE Social Distance Games on Kidology.org as well as TONS of Covid-19 Resources

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