1. What’s your full name? Klista Ann Storts (My maiden name was Flanagan)
1. What’s your full name? Klista Ann Storts (My maiden name was Flanagan)
One of my favorite things to do is give gifts. I love picking out just the right thing for the right person. And since it’s almost that time of year again, I have an early gift for you! Well, just a little stocking stuffer, really.
FREE CHRISTMAS WORSHIP BULLETINS FOR KIDS!!!
That’s right! Did you know that Lifeway offers worship bulletins for kids? You can order a CD or you can download one quarter (13 weeks) of worship bulletins from our online catalog for just $12.99. You’ll get bulletins in color and in black and white for preschoolers, younger children, and older children for 13 weeks. Plus, there’s a Pastor’s Pal portion of the bulletin that kids can use to write down what they are learning in church.
These worship bulletins are taken from our popular Worship KidStyle curriculum, so the content follows the scope and sequence that is found here. If you use Bible Teaching for Kids at your church, the content of these bulletins will enhance what kids are learning during the Sunday School hour.
So, here we go. Three free worship bulletins for you that you can use on 12/19/2010! Enjoy!
|Download PDF of Preschool Worship Bulletin for December 19|
|Download PDF of Younger Children’s Worship Bulletin for December 19|
|Download PDF of Older Children’s Worship Bulletin for December 19|
1. What’s your full name? William Earl Emeott
2. Were you named after anyone? Yes… William is after my maternal Great Grandmother, William Mary (she went by Billie); Earl is my paternal Grandfather.
3. Where were you born? Piedmont Hospital, Atlanta, GA
4. What was the mascot at your high school? Rams
5. What’s your favorite college football team? Georgia Tech! Go Jackets (NCAA Football Champions 1990)
6. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you "grew up"? An Architect
7. What is your favorite food? Fettuccine Alfredo
8. What type of pets do you have, if any? No Pets… but I co-parent some fish at my best friends home!
9. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes
10. Have you ever bungee jumped? Would you? Never have, never would.
11. What are you listening to right now? Go Fish! (No lie…)
12. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Navy/White strips
13. Summer or Winter? Summer… the beach!
14. Computer or Television? Television while on my laptop!
15. What is the farthest you have been from your home? Taipei, Taiwan
16. What is your favorite color? Yellow… but to wear, Red!
17. If you could choose anywhere to go on vacation, where would it be? Anywhere, as long as the folks I love are with me… hopefully they would choose a beach!
18. Choose one word to describe yourself. Passionate!
19. What drives you every day? The kids in my life (some grown now) and knowing that what I do is helping them for eternity.
20. How do you want to be remembered? As someone who loved God with all his heart, soul, mind, and strength… and, who loved on and encouraged kids ministers to be the best they can be.
Did you know that today, October 27, is a holiday? That’s right – it’s Cranky Co-workers Day! I’ll bet you didn’t even know that day existed. In honor of Cranky Co-workers Day, I’ve decided to do a top ten list based on things I’ve observed over my years of both being cranky and making others cranky. I’ve discovered that most of these "cranki-nators" fall into one of three categories – office etiquette, e-mail issues, and meeting mishaps.
TOP 10 THINGS THAT ARE CAUSING YOUR CO-WORKERS TO BE CRANKY
1. Dealing with office smells. There’s someone on my floor who cooks bacon in our microwave every morning. Seriously! How am I supposed to concentrate when I smell bacon? Even if I’ve eaten a four-course meal for breakfast, the smell of bacon is enough to have me salivating like Pavlov’s dogs in a matter of seconds. It’s too much.
But bacon isn’t the only smell you have to deal with in offices – too much perfume, burnt coffee, etc. What’s the smell that puts you over the edge?
2. Loud talking, thin walls. This is another zapper of productivity for me, although I am sure I am one of the worst offenders in my office. Sometimes it’s the person who talks on speaker phone to the person who is right next door. Really?? How hard is it to just walk down the hall? Or just wheel that office chair a few feet and talk face to face and save the rest of us from hearing both sides of the conversation IN STEREO!
Maybe it’s the office DJ who assumes just because his favorite music is "Top 40 Country" or "Hits of the 70’s and 80’s", yours is too. Or maybe it’s Christmas music in July?
Or maybe it’s the hallway meetings that happen right outside your office door?
What is it that gets you? Or what are you guilty of?
(I must confess: I’m a speaker phone talker, but I do try to avoid talking to people right down the hall from me on speaker phone. I am slowly repenting and changing my ways. Slowly.)
3. USING ALL CAPS WHEN YOU EMAIL SOMEONE. There’s nothing like getting yelled at over email to put you in a bad mood. Just don’t do it. Don’t yell over email. It’s not nice. DON’T DO IT.
4. Being the dreaded "reply-to-all"er. This one annoys me every time. Especially when the reply-to-all just says "Thanks." I’m all about saying thanks, but don’t clog up my inbox with unnecessary emails. Can I just say that I’m a new person after Google introduced Priority Inbox? I LOVE IT WITH CAPITAL LETTERS – YES I AM YELLING THAT I LOVE GOOGLE PRIORITY INBOX. Just be careful with your reply-to-alls. It could make someone (like me) cranky.
5. Emailing a question that has already been answered in the previous email. See example below:
ME: Can you please send the box to the address below?
One Lifeway Plaza, Nashville, TN 37234
OTHER PERSON: I’ll send it – Can you send me the address?
ME: SEE PREVIOUS EMAIL
I write "see previous email" in all caps because i am yelling. I’m getting cranky just thinking about this. And I’m betting none of you are going to want to work with me after this post.
6. Not replying to my email when I know you are in the office because you have been posting stuff on Facebook about being at work all day. Enough said.
7. Being the Fidgeter – This is one that I am guilty of. Sitting still is not something I’m really good at. Or standing still for that matter. I’ll be rocking back and forth, checking my phone, clicking my pen, swinging my legs, taking my shoes off and putting them back on. I know it is annoying. I’ll try to stop. Just don’t give me a pen that clicks next time.
8. Not keeping your electronic calendar up-to-date – Be kind to your co-workers who have to spend hours looking at 10 people’s calendars to schedule a meeting. If you are available, don’t block off the time. And if you are busy, block off the time.
9. Meeting Monopolizers – There’s one in every meeting. The side-tracker who steers you away from the meeting topic to discussions about things other than what the meeting is about. I think many of us are guilty of this, including myself. Maybe we should all make a pact to give each other a signal to help stop meeting monopolization. I know, WE COULD SEND THEM A TEXT IN ALL CAPS.
And finally, the #10 thing that you are doing that is making your co-workers cranky is. . . .
10. Being the Prankster! Maybe you dumped an entire box of shredded paper in your co-workers office. Or you put post-it notes or aluminum foil all over their desk or their car. Maybe you filled their office with balloons. Or maybe, while they were on vacation, you took tiny cups and filled them with just a little bit of water and put them all over the floor of their office so when they got back from vacation, they saw this (true confession: I was the one responsible for this prank):
That’s why your co-workers are cranky.
Hi there! I’m Becky and I’m so glad to be a part of this new blog team! I wanted to start our blogship (blog + friendship) out right – by pointing you guys to some free downloads! 🙂
The Levels of Biblical Learning and Levels of Bible Skills are great tools to help parents, teachers, and children’s ministry leaders see milestones related to biblical knowledge, skills, and attitudes.
Take a look at the entire Levels of Biblical Learning chart to see how a child’s biblical knowledge progresses as they grow older…
Or view each age group separately to help set learning goals for specific age groups in your classrooms and at home …
The Levels of Bible Skills is another a great tool for teachers and parents as they guide children in using their bible and memorizing scripture. Tips for using the bible with preschoolers, a guide to selecting a bible for a child, and activities that can be used to help kids develop Bible skills are also included this resource.
If these tools are helpful to you, link teachers and parents to these free downloads, or purchase printed copies of these charts in packages of 25 at a minimal cost through lifeway.com.