Working in children’s ministry, at various times during the year, is one of my favorite ways to serve our local church. I find that stories and games and crafts are the most delightful ways to engage with and connect with children, but occasionally we need to do something a little different.
Just recently a fun little package arrived on my door step, containing about a dozen of this fun gospel tract from Let the Little Children Come.
Place this floppy plastic screen over each page, and a fun 3d illustration appears.
The entire tract is based on John 3:16:
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, should not perish, but have eternal life.”
These tracts seem like a fantastic tool for a quiet moments with a child, or for a child to look at while waiting. I even found a couple of teens interested in the tracts. I think the 3D is appealing across different ages.
I was thrilled to give a few of these tracts to our children’s ministry director, and another few to the Bible Study leader at a local community of single moms and their kids. Each of these ladies were interested to see how the booklets would catch the interest of children in their ministries.
Let the Little Children Come has some other interesting items, many of which might be fun to add to your candy bowl on Halloween, or in treat bags. Just please do add them to the candy, not instead of the candy.
If you are interested in a giveaway for these tracts and some other fun Let the Little Children Come items, click here.
Thanks again to Front Gate Media for the opportunity to receive and share about these 3D tracts in exchange for this review.
Maybe the readers of By Quiet Waters know I love a good children’s book. As my own kids have grown, and the youngest is in high school, I’ve done a lot of passing on books. But all the old friends are still on the shelves in the living room, the dining room, and the room I share with the grand kids.
My love of children’s books is why I love to receive new children’s books from places like Tommy Nelson, Tyndale and Moody Publishers. Someday soon it would be a lot of fun to find a pathway to receiving new gems from other publishers! If you have any ideas for that, please let me know in the comments!
“I’m Not A Scaredy-Cat” by Max Lucado from Tommy Nelson arrived this month. Can I just say, the title grabbed me right away. The subtitle of this gem is A Prayer for When You Wish You Were Brave. Don’t we all experience that?
The story starts out with “I’m a big cat. I’m a strong cat. I’m not a scaredy-cat…except when…”
I love that. Whether it’s Nana, a teenage auntie, or sweet little grand spending the afternoon, we all experience the feelings of surprise when our big strong courage gets a little like a scaredy-cat. Over the years of parenting, I’ve watched and listened and spoken as my kids have faced fears big and small, significant and insignificant. We have our phrases, our prayers, our declarations, just like the sweet phrase repeated throughout this story about a little scaredy-cat who finds peace in the anxious moments of everyday life.
The illustrations of this book are amusing, and the main character is a tiger stripe orange tabby cat. The colors are bright and cheerful. One thing I will say, the number of pink frosted, sprinkled doughnuts seems a little out of place. Small matter.
If you are looking for a charming story that can be enjoyed, and also used as a tool to guide young ones in your life through fear, and help them form a habit of calling on The One Who grants peace, check out “I’m Not A Scaredy Cat”
Thanks to FrontGate media for a new addition to my bookshelves, “I’m Not A Scaredy-Cat, given in exchange for this review.
Have you seen the trailer for this movie? It is the sweet story of a family, struggling as we all do in this full, hard and very good life.
Based on a true story, this movie’s hero is a stray dog named Pluto that shows up at just the right moment. The true story is heart warming, but I think the movie struggled to capture the fullness of that story.
That movie makers are continuing to produce family friendly movies is a very good thing. I am thankful.
If you would like to participate, there is a Giveaway for a free family pack of tickets to see The Stray.
Thank you to Front Gate Media for the family pack of tickets we received in exchange for this review.
Hello! Yesterday I shared a few small thoughts about a book I read this fall, The Happiness Dare. Now, it my delight to offer a copy of this book up in a giveaway!!!
I am also including a $10 Shutterfly gift code and a Starbucks gift card to the lucky winner. How’s that for an example of my happiness style?
Anyway, a brand new copy of the Happiness Dare,
A Starbucks gift card
AND a $10 Shutterfly gift code.
Good luck! And thanks for reading By Quiet Waters 🙂
As I get things around here ready for the December 26th Blogelina giveaway, I wanted to remind you that Blogelina is giving away something everyday from November 28 to December 28. Click the picture above, or here, to see what is happening today, and to enter!