My KC Adventure

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


So now that the whole  family is helping with puppets,

and we’re working on recruiting some awesome helpers from our youth group!

It is now time to plan for a great year!

So now we need a name for our new team!





(Oh Yeah!)


July 15, 2010 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , | Leave a comment


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,



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,


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

Real Hope!

There’s real hope after all folks.

A new generation is rising up full of faith and full of worship and love for their creator.

All over the world in churches big and small people are dedicated to teaching, mentoring and disciplining the next generation for Christ.

This is where our new pastors, evangelists missionaries and all sorts of great leaders will be coming from.

This song is a favorite of mine. It’s the Hill song Kids with “Super Strong God!”

When I see all the kids at my church Grace North really worshiping God like the children in this video it brings tears to my eyes.

Chances are, the same thing happens to you.  🙂

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December 13, 2009 Posted by | christianity, parenting | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 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

My Worst Critic

Jesus said as recorded in Mathew 5,

“Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.”

Sometimes we’re merciful to everyone except us.  We’re our own worst critic.  Too many goals and too high standards can lead to people beating themselves up one side and down the other.  If we treated others the way we treat ourselves WE’D BE LOCKED UP FOR SURE!!!

Be merciful to yourself if you’ve had tough day yelling at your kids.

So what if you’re not super TV Cosby dad.

Real dads do what it they have to do and come back for more.

Screw ups fits and all.

Don’t be your worst critic, be your best friend!

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October 18, 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!


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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

Praying For A New School Year

Because of the address the president is giving school children on Tuesday it’s become even more important to pray for our schools now more than ever.  No matter what agenda the president may have we know who really has a plan for our children.  For “Greater is He (Jesus) who is in them (our kids) than he (the devil) who is in the world.”

Also, Tuesday is the start of the  new school year for most of the kids here in New York State.  So it’s time to say a prayer for all the school districts represented in my church, starting with the district my kids are in.

Feel free to add your own district in the reply section if you don’t see it here.

Schenectady City Schools

Superintendent Eric D. Ely

The Board of Education
2009 – 2010

Maxine Brisport
Diane Herrmann
Vice President
Linda Bellick
James Casino
Gary Farkas
Jeff Janiszewski
Lisa Russo

Central Park International Magnet School K-8
Tonya Federico,  Principal
421 Elm Street, Schenectady, NY  12304


Ballston Spa Central Schools

Dr. Joseph P. Dragone   Superindendent

Board Members

Kathy Jarvis, President,

Jeanne Obermayer Vice President,

Keith Stewart,

Nancy Fodera,

Daniel Cramer,

Kevin Schaefer,

Frank Townley.


Shenendahowa Central Schools

Superintendent Dr. L. Oliver Robinson

Board Members

Janet Grey, President, of Clifton Park,

Sharon B. Bowles, Vice President, of Clifton Park,

William Acker, of Rexford,

Mary Blaauboer, of Clifton Park,

Gary A. DiLallo, of Clifton Park,

Richard Mincher of Rexford,

Mary Wiggins, of Clifton Park,

“May all those responsible for our children’s education, fear God and seek His wisdom.  May they realize it’s the people they serve (Not the other way around) and to put aside politics and self serving agendas.  In Jesus Name AMEN!”

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September 6, 2009 Posted by | christianity | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Drafted Part 3

They were spying on me Sunday!  The KC coordinator and her two cohorts were watching me from the back while I was the Kidmo MC for the Eleven O’clock service.

Who knows it might have been while I was passing out balls for team points, or maybe it was while we were doing all the motions for this weeks “Memory Max,” or it might have been while we were watching Johnny Rodger throw up all the rotten fruit he tried to eat from a dumpster!

(“Eeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwww, gross!

Turn to your neighbor and say ‘That’s NAS-teeeeee!'”)

All I know is after all the kids were dissmised they pounced on me to give me their report.  It seems I’ve been just about drafted into staying on to help out once the summer session ends.

I told them they were too late.  The Holy Spirit and I had already worked it out.  Actually He’s the one that works it out and we just say,

“Yes, Lord!”

Talk about getting drafted!  😉

August 26, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment


Sunday went smoothly, although from time to time my daughter had to remind me to do something. (Oops!)

Meanwhile as all bible teachers know, first the teacher has to be taught the lesson.   And when the lesson is patience . . . oh my…!

August 19, 2009 Posted by | 1 | , , , | Leave a comment