I have been blogging for over a year now and have loved every minute of it. I love sharing my experiences in Children’s Ministry with all of you. Blogging was new to me and I’ve taken the past year just to do the basic things in my WordPress blog. It’s taken some getting used to learning a new program. I’ve actually read blogs about blogging. Sites that give tips about WordPress blogs and how to use all of its features. It’s amazing all of the things this site can do without it costing me anything.
Over a month ago I was playing around with things and realized that what I wanted to do with my site I could not do. I wanted a custom header with cool fonts and some bright colors. I also wanted social media icons near the top of my blog. I tried changing themes, but couldn’t find one that I really liked as much as what I already had. That’s when I went to a friend at church who is a graphic designer and she helped me. I have a new look on my blog thanks to my friend, Shana Corbin. I love it! I’m a happy person and love bright, fun colors and I think my new header screams me! Thank you Shana for helping me make my site look so awesome!
I have also added new pages to my blog. Check out the About page which talks a little more about me and who I am. The Recommended Books page gives you my favorite leadership books, my favorite children’s storybooks, and my favorite leader devotionals for anyone working in KidMin or in the ministry. The Resources page provides you with Children’s Ministry Resources (great books with some awesome ideas), Pre-Teen and Youth Ministry Resources, Curriculum, and some of my favorite magazines and KidMin websites. I also added a page called “Blogs I Follow”. I have learned a lot from reading the blogs of these wonderful leaders in Children’s Ministry. Make sure to check out these leaders blogs! My final page is a contact page. If you ever want to reach me, just fill out the contact form. I would love to chat with you.
So, with my new look, I wanted to give something away! Christmas is coming soon and some of you may be wanting to do something different and try a new curriculum. I am going to give away an Advent curriculum that I’m sure you will love! The Gift of Advent curriculum series by The Go Fish Guys is a 4-week curriculum for elementary kids. The curriculum is on 4 discs. 2 DVDs with music & teaching videos, 1 CD-Rom with printable lesson materials and 1 music cd. The Christmas music by the Go Fish Guys is awesome! To read more about this curriculum, visit their website: http://www.gofishguys.com/
All you have to do to be entered into the drawing is to follow my blog via email. To do that, go to the “Let’s Connect” box on the right hand side of the page and enter your email address. You will then be sent an email with a link to confirm. Make sure to confirm your subscription and then you are all set. Once you are confirmed then you will be entered into the drawing. If you already follow my blog by email and want to be entered into the drawing for this Advent curriculum, just send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The drawing will take place one week from today on Wednesday, Oct. 29. So, you guys have a week to get your name into the drawing!
Thank you for reading my blog over the past year. I pray that something I share encourages you on your journey in the ministry. God bless you all!