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Issue #25 - July 24, 2009              For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them. ~ Jesus


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One Hundred Ways to Know God Loves Me
2) Life Changing Songs
3) Poem for the Discouraged
Conformed, Transformed Lesson
5) Cotton Candy Idea

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Life Changing Song
7) Unanswered Prayer
8) Curriculum for Boys idea
9) God's Power or
Life Changing Song


1) One Hundred Ways to Know God Loves Me

 Hi I found this beautiful little book 100 ways to Know God Loves Me created by Stephen Elkins and in it is also 2 cd's with 100 songs to Love Him back. In this little book are lessons like "He answers my Prayers, He hears my Prayers, He knows my needs before I ask, etc. It's beautifully illustrated and a song for every lesson. Hope it will help.

--from SSTN: thank you for the heads up. For anyone who's interested, you can find it in our affiliate bookstore by typing the title into the search box on the following page:



2) Life Changing Song

A great, upbeat and "cool" song we've sung is called, Change My Heart. You can get 50% off it and other songs when you purchase the Bible series, Choose this Day Whom You Will Serve. Follow this link to learn more:

3) Poem for the Discouraged

The great privilege of teaching God's Word is that it gives inner, lasting joy as it guides children and adults toward be-
coming useful, spiritually mature Christians. but Satan tries to bring discouragement, causing some to reason.....

I have taught a class for many years,
Borne my burden and toiled through tears,
But folks don't notice me a bit;
I'm so discouraged, I think I'll quit.

I've labored long in the women's work
And not a single task did shirk,
But folks have gossiped and talked a bit.
I won't stand it. I think I'll quit.

I've led people day and night
And sacrificed to lead them right
But folks won't help me out a bit.
I'm so tired! I think I'll quit.

Before you do, read Galatians 6:9-10.

(Used by permission from Cathedral Press bulletin)

4) Conformed, Transformed Lesson

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5) Cotton Candy Idea

Recently during VBS we used cotton balls to play various games and illustrations. one night I decided to treat the kids to “cotton” candy and we compared the difference etc when we put the cotton candy in our mouths. God gave me the inspiration to share with the kids “how the cotton candy melts in our mouth is how Jesus “melts” our sins away! What a revelation. the kids were talking about God melting our sins away all week. Great cheap illustration and the concept was great!

6) Life Changing Song

I am responding to the e-mail asking for Life Changing Songs or songs about God's power. Currently we are doing a study on Wednesday nights about being changed from the inside out and the song I have chosen is one from Uncle Charlie titled "SPIN". The kids love it, it is full of action and motions (you can make up your own), yet it has such a good message. It is from Uncle Charlie's Made to Praise DVD, volume 10.

tammie jones 

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7) Unanswered Prayer

I have told the kids about a lady who prayed, but ended up in the hospital. While she was there she got to witness to her nurse and she got saved. So, God always has a reason if He chooses not to heal us. 


8) Curriculum for Boys idea

In response to the query re: ideas for a majority-boys group: As a supplement to whatever you teach, an easy bulletin board idea would be "Having a Ball Learning ____________." You can buy sport-balls-themed bulletin board borders along with cutouts of various sports balls, 4 - 6" or so. You could have each child, boy or girl, choose or make a ball, put his/her name on it, and use it to mark his/her progress along some graphic representation to an end-goal (soccer, baseball, or football field). This idea would work for a hallway or staircase as well. You could even use 3-D balls or semi-spheres. 


God's Power or Life Changing Songs

Group had a VBS last year with this theme of power. Two songs come to mind, "The Power" and "Power in the Blood." If you go to the forum, you might me able to get a loan from someone depending on where you live. Google Group Forum.

God's joy,


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