This Month in the Middle (March 2010)

Each month this entry provides a categorized listing of the posts from the prior month (actually the month before last by the time this gets posted, but who’s counting?). Make sure you check out our Index Page as well for listing of all posts to Dad in the Middle.

Tips For Large Group Teaching

Children’s Ministry / Kid’s Stuff

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This Month in the Middle (February 2010)

Each month this entry provides a categorized listing of the posts from the prior month (actually the month before last by the time this gets posted, but who’s counting?). Make sure you check out our Index Page as well for listing of all posts to Dad in the Middle.

Tips For Large Group Teaching

Children’s Ministry / Kid’s Stuff

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This Month in the Middle (January 2010)

Each month this entry provides a categorized listing of the posts from the prior month. It was an exciting month here at Dad in the Middle as we finally got a permanent address for this blog. From now on, you can find us at http://waynestocks.com . So, without further introduction, here is the “This Month in the Middle” for January 2010! Make sure you check out our Index Page as well for listing of all posts to Dad in the Middle.

Tips For Large Group Teaching

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This Month in the Middle (December 2009)

This Month in the Middle WideEach month this entry provides a categorized listing of the posts from the prior month. So, here the final “This Month in the Middle” for 2009 summarizing entries during December! Make sure you check out our Index Page as well.

A Christmas Carol Advent

Children’s Ministry / Kid’s Stuff

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This Month in the Middle (November 2009)

This Month in the Middle WideEach month this entry provides a categorized listing of the posts from the prior month. So, here is the (slightly delayed) “This Month in the Middle”for November 2009! Make sure you check out our Index Page as well.

Come Ye’ Children Synopsis

Children’s Ministry / Kid’s Stuff

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Dad in the Middle – The Year in Review

In a couple of days, I intend to post on some New Year’s Resolutions and look forward to the coming year, but today I thought it made sense to look back at the past.  Specifically, I thought it might be interesting to look back at the past year of this blog.  As any of you who read these posts have probably surmised, I am a list person, and will get to some lists of best and most popular in a little bit.  Before we do that though, I want to take just a bit to reflect.

It has been an exciting year for me here at Dad in the Middle.  I started this blog back in the Summer of 2008 with a series on the Biblical Definition of Love.  Not many people read it back then – which was OK.  I mainly started the blog because I like to write out what I am studying, and I decided a blog might be an interesting way to do that and if a dozen people or so read it or got anything out those posts, that would have been fine!  I continued along that way for a while and even wrote about a few other things.  I took a couple of month break from writing anything at the beginning of the year, and the first post was not until February 21 when I posted I’m sorry…an open letter to my family and friends a combination of confession and testimony.  After another month of two or three posts, something happened towards the end of March.  I started to feel more and more called to try to use this blog more for the glory of God and less as my personal note taking site.

On March 29, I summarized an interesting Nightline Debate on the topic of “Is Satan Real?” After that, the posts became more and more frequent.  On April 7 I started The Blog Patrol which has morphed several times during the year and become a popular feature on the sight.  It is now a monthly feature called The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol.  Over the course of the year, my focus has also shifted from general issues related to Christianity to a greater focus on issues related to Children’s Ministry.

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