I had played around with the idea of joining Jelly Telly most of the seven years they have been up.
“What’s in the Bible” folks (creators of Veggie Tales) have this grea dvd about Christmas in which they cover everything from why it’s celebrated on Dec 25 to what the deal is with Santa and trees. When my sick kids wanted to watch it and our dvd was awol, I decided to check out the site.
First, the first month is free. Then it’s a $5 monthly fee.
So what could you get for that? There are all 20+ What’s in the Bible shows –a church history/Bible survey class for kids. And series like Mandie, Last Chance Detectives, and Sugar Creek Gang, as well as some other full length individual movies. There are also games, and some of them have some really good educational/spiritual value to them!
There is also the opportunity as you watch the “What’s in the Bible” series with your kids to learn discernment, and how to look to the Word. For instance, Phil does a great job of explaining both theistic evolution and strict creation. He emphasizes that the main point is that God created, and that things that are not central to the gospel shouldn’t cause enmity between us, which is something I agree with. We are all in the process of growing, and I hope next year means that your own convictions will have changed someone by Him who is bringing to you maturity.
“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;”
Even if you disagree wtih me on this point, you will never find an in-depth series that you agree with one hundred percent, so it’s good to teach your children how to discern, and be gracious to other believers.
With all that said, I still think the series is an amazing introduction to Church History and Bible Survey! Even with a college education, I’ve been taught a few things!
When I first heard the title of the new book by the woman I respect, Sally Clarkson, I was concerned. Had Mrs. Clarkson really bought into the “it’s all about me” mentality that seems to permeate “Christian” women’s “ministry”. Own Your Life?! I just knew that Sally knew we are not our own, we were bought with a price and our goal is to glorify God, not satisfy ourselves. I was so glad that I was intrigued enough to read the sample on Amazon. I breathed a sigh of relief that we were alike in heart and goals, and determined to order the book. Thank you! Who else will be reading her new book?
January is a time of new beginnings, and you can try a full unit of Tapestry of Grace for free! Not only that , but you can get 2 very valuable teacher training sessions for free. This is only for folks who have never purchased from Lampstand Press before. TOG is an amazing resource, that enables the whole family to study the same time peroid at the same time, It’s integrated, so your Church History, History, Philosophy, Literature and History all mesh. This curriculum enables you to actually teach your children, and learn with them instead of simply administrating a workbook. If you or someone you know would like to talk to a trained advisor (NOT a salesperson) to help you evaluate whether this fits you and yours, please contact me and I can help you find someone near you. If you know you are ready for a trial -ride, come and switch horses!
And if you are unhappy with what you are doing now, but not ready to take the plunge with TOG yet, the “Switiching Horses” time is coming! In January you can try a FULL UNIT –9 weeks of TOG FREE if you have never used TOG before!
If you want to talk about the possibilities more, I’ve trained as an advisor (not a salesperson) and would enjoy visiting with you! Please feel free to contact me privately.