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What A Wonderful Year

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Happy New Year 2015As this year comes to an end I look back at 2014 and I don’t focus on the time I have spent creating the crafts on my site.

Instead I fondly remember every word of encouragement, every comment as a blessing, every exhortation from my fellow bloggers and every email from my wonderful readers.

I couldn’t and wouldn’t have wanted to carry on this blog without you.

My hope as the new year approaches is that my blog can continue to serve you and be a blessing to your church and childrens ministry.

I can’t wait to see what 2015 has in store for my little blog.

With extreme gratitude,

Jesus Rolon

I would like to leave you with my top 5 favorite crafts from 2014.

Rahab Hides The Two Spies

Samsons Hair

Feeding The 5,000 Paper Basket

Ark Of The Covenant

Jonah Sun Catcher

Update: Things Getting Back To Normal

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As I posted before and some of you know, things got a little hectic in my life and this affected the amount of times that I could update my blog. 

This quick post is to let you know that things have finally gotten back to normal.

  • I had a great time at V.B.S. The kids played games and had fun, but most importantly by the end of the week they had all been presented and understood the gospel.
  • LogoOur new kids program is in the final stages of production. It’s going to be called Scripture Explorers Club. In the future I’ll do a dedicated post explaining it in more detail for those of you that might be interested. It will be similar to another children’s program called A.W.A.N.A. 

This coming week I will begin to resume updating my blog at my usual schedule.

I will be focusing heavily on Thanksgiving crafts since it is only two months away and after that comes the Christmas crafts season. 

Thanks for your patience in this slow blog posting time 🙂

Update: Lack Of Posting

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Stressed-who-me-woman2I want to talk about why I haven’t been regularly posting new crafts and activity sheets this month.

The month of July has always been the most hectic month for me every year. It seams as if this is the moth when I’m at my busiest.

Lucky for me this year I have even more projects to work on 🙂 and activities and projects at church just add to the chaos.

  • Schools starting in a month.
  • Projects with my church media ministry regularly keep me busy.
  • I have my weekly lessons to prepare for.
  • We are currently organizing our V.B.S. program and decorating three days a week.
  • This year we decided to come up with our own kids program at church. This project seams to be taking most of my time since this includes planning the lessons, teaching material, handbooks, uniforms, crafts, designs, mascots, you name it…

I am about two weeks behind on Crafting the Word of God and about a month behind on the Spanish version of my site.

I just wanted to upload this short post to let you, my awesome readers know what’s going on with my schedule and why its affecting my frequency of posting. Hopefully as the month comes to an end the chaos will settle down enough where I can dedicate a lot more time into planing more and more crafts.

A Year Of Blogging

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46673Today marks my blog’s first birthday; one full year of blogging.

When I started my blog I really had no idea what to expect. I didn’t know if anyone would actually visit my blog or if I would even be blogging a year later.

It has been a crazy ride; full of fun, but a lot of hard work.

Through my blog I have been blessed to connect with other children’s ministry leaders from around the world and learn from their experience.

I have been greatly encouraged throughout this year with many kind messages from my readers of how they have been blessed through the crafts on my site. I started this blog with the intention and hope of it serving as a tool to help and inspire you and your children’s ministries. I am glad that it is accomplishing its purpose.

As I begin this new year I will work harder to come up with crafts and coloring pages that you will love to share with all of your kids.

I would like to thank all of my readers for allowing me and my little blog the privilege of serving you and your ministries this past year.

In ending this quick thank you, I would like to leave you with a few of my favorite crafts from this past year.

Armor Of God

Armor Of God

Miraculous Catch Of Fish

Miraculous Catch Of Fish

Faith Comes By Hearing

Faith Comes By Hearing

Noah’s Ark Doorknob Hanger

Noahs Ark Door Hanger

Feeding The 5,000 Paper Basket

Feeding The 5,000 Paper Basket 2

VBS Runner Ups

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The winners of the V.B.S. Runner Up poll are Weird Animals– Group and Workshop Of Wonders– Cokesbury. Ill have the crafts for these two V.B.S. programs up in two to three weeks.

As for Wilderness Escape– Group, since it came in last, I will not be planning the crafts for this V.B.S. program. However I do have a craft for the crossing of the red sea and will be uploading one soon for the manna from heaven.

Next year make sure to get your friends and fellow ministry leaders to vote!

Update: Amazon Giftcard Giveaway

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The giveaway officially closed last night and a winner has been chosen.

Congratulations Erica I! You will be contacted shortly.

Thank you to all who entered. Keep your eyes out for my next giveaway.

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2013 In Review

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Top 10 Posts

As the year has come to an end I have been astonished by what God has been doing with my little blog.

I have been truly blessed to get to know some of the other children’s ministry leaders in this online world, whether it be on Facebook, by email or through their websites and have received great advice from all of you. There are too many of you to thank to list you individually.

Secondly, I would like to thank my readers for this great year. Your words of encouragement and appreciation have helped me keep this little blog chugging along.

I started this blog with the intention and hope of it serving as a tool to help and inspire you and your children’s ministries. I just hope that this blog is living up to that expectation.

As the year has come to a close, I thought it would be fun to share the crafts visited most often this year.

I Can Pray

Days Of Creation Wheel

Feeding The 5,000

Days Of Creation

Jesus I Am…

Blind Man Healed Mask

Balaam’s Donkey

Armor Of God

God Searches Our Hearts

Joseph Interprets Pharaoh’s Dream

Update: My First Ever Giveaway!

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A few days ago I received my 100,000 page view. I am trully appreciative and the ones that deserve all the thanks are my great readers. Without your support and words of encouragement I don’t think I could keep this blog going.

As a sign of my appreciation I decided to hold my first ever giveaway. I can’t give away much, but as a little thank you from me to you, you can enter for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.

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Click on the link below and you will be taken to Rafflecopter’s website where you will enter the giveaway. When the contest is over a winner will be chosen at random. I will then contact them letting them know that they have won. You will then shortly receive your gift card.

The giveaway has ended.

(Only one winner will be chosen. Only residents of the United States my enter, not by my choice, Amazon restrictions.)

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Update: Slow Posting

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Some of you might have noticed that it is taking me a little while between posts to update my blog. I just wanted to write this quick update to let you know why.

I am currently working on relaunching my church website and it is quite a bit of work. All the free time I have goes to updating the new site. Luckily the project is almost over and should be finished in under a week.

After that everything should go back to normal, meaning a new craft every 3 to 4 days.

Thanks for the patience,

Jesus