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Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 4

Today was another fun filled day of games, crafts, imagination, Bible lessons, and songs at Camp KidConnect 2017, the summer children’s ministry of First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA. Today’s lesson was on the most important story of all–how Jesus died on the cross for our sins and came back to life on the third day. The pictures will give you a glimpse into what took place.


Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 3 Spotlight Slideshow

The Spotlight Slideshow from Camp KidConnect reviews the days Bible lesson with the kids being the stars of the show. Today’s Bible lesson was on how God was with Gideon. Camp KidConnect is the summer children’s ministry of First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA.


Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 3

Here are the highlights from the third day of Camp KidConnect 2017, the summer children’s ministry of First Central Bible Church in Chicopee, MA.


Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 2 Spotlight Slideshow

Today’s Bible lesson from First Central Bible Church‘s Camp KidConnect was the story of how Rahab protected the spies (Joshua 2). The main point was that God is for us!


Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 2

Today was the second day of First Central Bible Church’s Camp KidConnect, our summer children’s ministry. It was another day of games, singing, crafts, Bible lessons, experiments, and missionary stories. We even learned how to make a human table. We have some great leaders who jump in and give their all to serve the kids and Christ. Pretty cool and fun day, as you can see from the photos.


Don’t settle for a perfect family

Book Review: When Parenting Isn’t Perfect, by Jim Daly with Paul Asay

Jim Daly’s latest book, When Parenting Isn’t Perfect, is one of the more encouraging books I have read on the subject. It is helpful by virtue of the fact that it is real and honest. The very first chapter, “Not good enough,” sets the tone for the book.

How easily we all slip into the trap of thinking that we’re working toward perfection. We put so much pressure on ourselves and our families, even though that very pressure conflicts with what Jesus talked about during his days on earth. We try so hard to be righteous on our own when Jesus has already told us, You’re not going to make it. That’s why I died for you.

Rather than writing a book spelling out the perfect formula for the perfect family, the author writes about “finding the beauty in imperfection—and how that beauty reflects God’s own relationship with us. I write about avoiding dysfunction while embracing the occasional family mess.”

The book is divided into four parts with three chapters in each section. Part 1 asks the question, “How good is good enough?” Part 2 explores the concept of building a better family with opposites and messiness. Part 3 explores troubleshooting, including avoiding blame and allowing kids to make mistakes. Part 4 stresses the importance of making memories together.

The author is open and honest about his strengths and failures as a husband and a father. He shares both his victories and his defeats in both arenas. As a result, we can easily identify with him and learn from him.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers <> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Posted by on July 18, 2017 in Books, Parenting, Quotes


Camp KidConnect 2017 – Day 1 Spotlight Slideshow

The Spotlight Slideshow summarizes the days Bible lesson with the kids as the stars. Day 1 of Maker Fun Factory focused on the idea that God created each one of us with unique gifts and abilities.