Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Children Attending Church

Going to church is a chore for many people, but not for those attending services where Pastor Ed Young is preaching at. He has a dynamic personality that just never quits, providing uplifting and inspirational services to those attending services. His services include the typical sermon, plus engaging music, particularly for the younger parents with his Parent Map Rap series. Getting the entire family involved is something Pastor Ed Young is extremely passionate about. His own family consists of his wife of more than thirty years, and their four children. He has written fourteen books on marriage and family, with his wife, Lisa, helping to co-author several of them. 
My daughter's class during their St. Day Mass at St. Joseph Church
Pastor Ed Young is not your typical senior pastor. He enjoys encouraging those listening to him to put biblical lessons and concepts to work in their every day lives. These include all aspects of life, from family to being an employee to leading others at work to inner reflections when answering God's call. Making his congregation think and reflect on how the world pulls on them so they are better able to fight Satan's influence in their lives is something this fun-loving pastor takes very seriously. His leadership in the church is focused on creating an awareness of how individual people can make a difference, and why they should work on making themselves better people. While he does this, he is always able to encourage those struggling with everyday problems, without judging and condemning those seeking advice and biblical knowledge. Judging and condemning people is often the reason people will leave a church, and Pastor Ed Young works hard to discourage this. God's purpose in someone's life is always the most important aspect, and Pastor Ed Young truly believes that God does not want people to be discouraged. Peace and joy is not just a blessing, but also a commandment, and Pastor Ed Young knows how to help people find their portion.

Encouraging others in the ministry field is one of Pastor Ed Young's favorite passions. Doing this touches more than just the pastors and ministers learning, but also touches those who will benefit from what they have learned. Spreading the Gospel and helping others from all types of backgrounds brings a lot of personal satisfaction to his own personal life. He uses Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube to help spread his biblical teachings, using different lessons, questions posed, and videos, as well as short stories and inspirational sayings, including Bible verses. On Youtube, his videos include him performing his Parent Map Rap during services. In these videos, he explains how to parent children from a biblical perspective. Using music, especially rap, helps the congregation stay engaged, remember the lyrics, and then implement what they've learned, increasing the joy and peace within their own families.

Like many other famous people, Pastor Ed Young has found that different people have attempted to impersonate him. If you would like to interact with Pastor Ed Young on Facebook, please make sure you are 'Liking' the official Ed Young Jr Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pastor.ed.young and not another page.

KIDorable Makes Ordinary into Extraordinary

Kidorable is generous for sending me these adorable items to review. I love their products because they may ordinary into extraordinary. I have one set of  bookends from them before and it's one of the eye catching feature in my children's book case.  I got some books for the kids this Christmas so having another set bookends would help them organize  their books.

My son  have come to love reading now that he is a little bit  older so this Sports Bookends would surely  boost his "Shelf" esteem as Kidorable  puts it.  Although he hasn't participated yet in any sport for now but he love playing ball with his Dad so this design would  definitely make him  love this one.

I am  the type of person who  gives gifts that are practical and I love  Kidorable's  products because  they are not only  practical products to give as  gifts but their design  are also  beautiful  for the kids to really appreciate the two factors which is the practical use of the product and its beautiful design.  These adorable, hand-painted wooden bookends will  brighten and bring excitement to any room.  You can buy this at their website for $30.

For my daughter, I was looking for a musical theme  design but this  Ballerina Hangers is the only thing that is related to music.  I got it  because she was once a frustrated ballerina (LOL) so this would remind her of her brief experience in ballet dancing.  Ms. Burrito  is a kind of  kid that  is always busy but  she is not keen of keeping her stuff organize.  I always have a battle  with hanging her coat every time she takes them off so hopefully, this will encourage her to do so.

This set of five hangers  cost  $20.

I would like to thank Kidorable for giving me this opportunity once again.  If  you are looking for something especial to give to someone or to your children, check out the beautiful selection at Kidorable.  There are so many  designs   to choose  from.  They  have backpacks, knit gloves, knit hats, knit scarves, bookends,  rain coats, rain boots, and many more.

Disclaimer:  The author of this blog  did NOT receive monetary compensation in writing this review.  The products mentioned above were provided for FREE  for evaluation purposes.  Opinions  expressed in this review is not influenced in anyway.

Youth Leadership Graduation

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