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Shouldn’t Church Be Fun?

Growing up, I loved going to McDonald’s. I loved the play area, the Happy Meals and the Happy Meal toy. In other words, I wanted the “Mickey D’s” experience because I knew it would be fun, I would get fed and I would leave with something. Shouldn’t the church be the same way?

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via Children’s Ministry Magazine July/August 2011 pg. 22


Toys, Toys, Toys!

Last night, Amanda had a bold plan: she wanted to go through ALL the girls toys. The plan was to organize the ones we wanted to keep and throw out or donate the ones the girls had outgrown or didn’t play with anymore.

3 1/2 hours later… DONE.

The girls had the most fun! They got to play with toys that they hadn’t seen in months! It was like Christmas and birthday presents times 100. They loved it! It was the best of both worlds: the parents got to clean and organize and feel refreshed at excess thrown out, and the girls got to play with an abundance of toys and seen it all strewn about!