Monday, November 22, 2010


At our last meeting we created fun bookmarks and had fun with our white elephant book exchange.  Our wonderful mentor mom Gail shared the importance of reading God's word and discussed different translations of the Bible.  She also discussed reading the Bible to your children and shared a great version by Elsie Egermeier called Egermeier's Bible Story Book.  She also talked about different ways to study the Bible such as listening to the Bible being read aloud. She mentioned the site Daily Audio Bible.  You can click on Listen Now on the right hand side and then select the red icon.  The audio readings are broken up daily so it may be a great thing to start in the upcoming year! 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Mom's Night Out

Tomorrow night is Mom's Night Out!  To see a list of showtimes you can visit Kearney Cinema's website.  Don't forget to bring your own bowl for free popcorn!  If you would like to carpool, please be at the church at 6:20 pm so we can leave around 6:30 as the first show begins at 7 pm.

Friday, November 5, 2010

MOPS Meeting Today

We were very blessed to have Judy Wortley speak to us today about Building Self Esteem in Children.  Judy's passion has been working in Children's Ministry and she was very knowledgeable on this topic.  We were so fortunate to have her share with us!  If you missed today's meeting you can check out some resources she mentioned on ways to show unconditional love and teaching your children positive character traits by visiting the links below.
Excerpt from How to Really Love Your Child by Dr Ross Campbell
Operational Definitions of Character Qualities (as found in the Character Bookshelf Series game, Character Clues)
Why Character Qualities are Important (Adapted from "Character Clues" game created by Institute of Basic Youth Conflicts)
For more in depth information on teaching your children some of these character qualities you can also visit: The Character Journal.
See you at our next meeting on November 19th for Bookmark crafts!  Don't forget to bring one of your favorite books that you would be happy "exchanging" for someone else's favorite during our Book Exchange!