My KC Adventure

About being a dad and Leading the puppet team at my church

Being a Leader

One of the things that God has to knock through my thick skull is just how seriously He wants me to take this whole puppet ministry thing.

A)  Yes, it is a “ministry”

B)  Puppets are a legitimate art form that combines the visual arts (painting, sculpture,set design,etc) and the performing arts. (acting, singing dance)

C)  As a ministry it is to be done “Unto the Lord.”  Which means pray as if everything depended on God and work as if everything depends on me.

D)  Every ministry needs a leader and this is a wake up call for me to LEAD!

This is why The Holy Spirit’s been pounding my head about how to be a leader.  And

“Gee what a coincidence!”

my church was a host site for A Leadership Conference!

What can I say.  It’s the big thing I have in common with The Apostle Peter.  We’re both a couple of hard headed rednecks!

September 22, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Swamped!

It’s a good thing I hang out in the KC wing after my puppet show is finished.  Thanks to Daylight Saving Time half of our nine o’clock service kids showed up for the 11 o’clock service.  Which means,

WE WERE SWAMPED!!!


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To make matters worse one of the regular teachers was away so they had to combine one of the classes already.  Then when you add the fact an unusual amount were attending our late service,

WE WERE SWAMPED!!!

Thankfully God knows what we need before we ask Him.  And every joint supplies just like the bible says the church is supposed to work.  Especially a church where God has sent so many talented people.

March 14, 2010 Posted by | christianity, parenting | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oh no! They Fired Me!

Yup! It’s true!

They fired me.

On the other hand perhaps that’s too strong a word.

First of all my position in the workplace is secure.  My “job” job is doing just fine.

However they are looking for someone to replace me as a classroom teacher at Kid’s Celebration.  It’s not because I messed up.  They found something better for me to do!

It all started a few months ago when they asked me to help out with a puppet show.

Turns out it was really good.

So they asked me to do another puppet  show.

And another, and another.

It turns out they’ve always wanted to add puppets to the overall Sunday School program.

They just never had the right person to do it.

Until now.

So now,in order to do more and better puppet shows they want to find a replacement for me in the classroom.

There you have it.

That’s how I got fired.

Sort of  😉

And the KC adventure rolls on!

February 8, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Clock is Ticking!

The clock is counting down!  Kid’s Fest is just two weeks away, when Operation Andrew goes into full swing!  And like everything else they do my kids are viewing it as a competition.

“I’m going to invite three friends!”

“Oh yeah!  Well, I’m going to invite 4!”

I’m ready for any questions parents might ask.  At least our church has a good web site so people know we’re all about keeping it real for God and nothing to do with brainwashing.

Besides, everyone knows our two children are normal.  My son loves The Lord but he also loves to watch WWE wrestling and play Pokemon on his Nintendo DS.

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My daughter is just as apt to invite someone to roller skating and to a High School Musical Themed Party as she is to invite someone to church.

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As for me, I’m pacing the floor.  Once again I’ve been drafted.  This time to help out with entertainment.  I’ll be doing a puppet show in two weeks.

Looks like all those crazy character voices I do will come in handy for something after all.

“Right Dimi!?  (High pitch) 🙂

“You said it, Elwood!”  (Throaty voice) 😉

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November 3, 2009 Posted by | christianity, parenting | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploding Dad Alert!!!

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Welcome to the culture war!

Christian parent who gives a darn vs. DISNEY!

It’s a culture war and YOU’VE BEEN DRAFTED!!!

The enemy has a pack of lies and here’s one more.

“You are a nobody and it’s really a BIG DEAL unless you get romantically involved with a member of the opposite sex by the time you’re sixteen.”

French kissing and all.

The worst offender i Carly!

Plan of action:  Watch TV with your children.

Get involved and ask them what they think.

Teach them what God’s word says.

When all else fails, find creative alternatives to the one-eyed plasma idiot box!

OTHERWISE DAD MAY EXPLODE!!!!!

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October 11, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

My Holy Spirit Missions Buzz

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It was a Holy Spirit missions buzz, from a man named buzz.

Buzz Maxey was the guest speaker at church this morning for missions Sunday.  He is a missionary to Papua, Indonesia.

Throughout the years I’ve heard dozens of missionary sermons and after a while if you’re not careful you can become jaded.  They can all start to sound the same after a while.

“Yeah, yeah yeah!  We all need to ask God what is our part is in missions.”

Not yesterday!

Not after getting drafted (willingly) into ministry.  Yesterday while brother Buzz was preaching,

I got “buzzed” by The Holy Spirit!

It was more like . . .

You all need to ask God! (ZAP!)

What is your part

in missions?  (POW!)

So I did.  “God, what is my part in missions?”

Answer : “Think of ways to get the kids more involved in missions.”

Reply:  “YES LORD!  SIR!”

So after the service I touched base with our “KC” coordinator who told me she’s thinking on the same lines as me.

So we’ll see what we come up with.

Talk about a Holy Spirit missions buzz.  😉

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September 28, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why 2 Go Bro!

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One time on his radio show “Sold Out,” Pastor Paul Tabano compared the local area churches to a giant bicycle wheel. All the individual fellowships are the spokes. It’s only when all the pieces work together that the bicycle can work right. In other words it’s all about cooperation and nothing about competition.

It’s in light of that, that I want to extend a heartfelt “Way to go,” to Pastor Eric Walton, and all the people over at “Living Hope Christian Church.”  They just got a great write up in Monday’s Daily Gazette about their new building project up in the Town of Ballston.

It’s always great to hear what God is doing in other churches.  It just goes to show revival is breaking out all over as God’s people keep on growing by leaps and bounds.

Praise His Name forever and ever!

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July 22, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , | Leave a comment