Christmas 2017 Gift ...Christmas 2017 Gift...
Christmas 2017 Gift
Fourteen billion years ago, a fraction of a second after the Big Bang, a gravity defying force emerged, less than a thousandth of a second in duration
and a second parallel universe to our own emerged.
What happened in this universe? The record of it has been personally received and it is:
An "Extraterrestrial Adventure that calls the reader to examine herself/himself and one's life goals as young people from Caperston confront a prophet and his unique message."
A Christmas gift for all, aged ten and older. To read more about the outcome of these parallel universes, please click:
Reviews Chest of Visions
What about Prayer ... does it work?"
Remember that the people from Caperston have just recently learned about the presence of God in their world and about prayer. Most have never attempted to pray and probably have no idea how to pray. In the world of Caperston there is no Lord's Prayer recited regularly in church.
"Christians Speak Out. When will the nastiness in Washington stop? When will someone bring us together and stop splitting us apart with partisan politics? Thanksgiving is one week away and Christmas, the holiday of peace, goodwill and the Christ child's birth, is a month away.
As a youth worker since the 1990's I have always focused on my young people and let Washington politics do their thing. It has been successful for our youth. Now I worry about their future."
Thank you Ralph... what are your thoughts ? Please visit our blog.
It was Christmas Eve in 1818 in Oberndorf, Austria. The church organ had broken down and the choir director was asked to prepare a musical piece for the evening's service. Playing on an acoustic guitar, Silent Night was composed and performed that evening.
Our rendition by local carolers from Long island, New York also features acoustic guitar accompaniment.
However, it adds, amidst the two verses, a spoken verse that makes Silent night a song across universes. Listen and consider the message.
The rhetoric is too high ... too nasty. Christians, whatever your political persuasion, Christian youth ministry needs Trust and Prayer at this time.
I fear for the future of our world. We need to speak up. Christ calls us in Matthew chapter 25 to reach out to the sick, the needy and those imprisoned unjustly. This is NOT a liberal issue. It is a Christian issue. Will you pray for wisdom and strength to stop this prejudice?
Comment received from Alex ... "Wouldn't it be nice to just forget the past and move on with a future of hope. However, we live in a world too separated by people with big differences of opinions...." Read more and share. Click: Christians Blog
Youth need a hero today - hero being someone to bring us together in the modern world. Someone who is one of their peers. I think it is from their generation, not we in the 60-70's generation, that will bring us the hero. Is he here?
The Extraterrestrial Adventure that calls the reader to examine himself and his life goals.Young people from Caperston confront a prophet and his unique message.
Here it is:
The Chest of Visions
Review dated February 2017 from Onlinebookclub
"What would happen if Jesus arrived today instead of 2,000 years ago? Would you risk your reputation and give up what you had to follow Him? These are the questions The Chest of Visions by Tim Ferguson seeks to answer. Not only does the book tackle these difficult questions, it does so in a unique format - the book is written via a pen pal-like dialogue between a few youths..."
Ha Ha: Lots of fun - an icebreaker we used with Spanish speaking young people in El Salvador, as well as with our own youth group. It has always been a great success.
Cross the Line: An icebreaker that gets young people sharing their experiences.
Bombs Away: A game that tests our ability to trust.
Activities That Teach
The Hope Page: "At times of a world divided as exists today, hope seems far away. It is good to take time to truly think how much better we would be if we all worked together. The below parable says it very well. "
What is Truly Timeless?
We then did a second contest. I asked the young man with the cell phone to do a search to find a Time Machine, a way for him to go back in time. Arindam looked at me and said, "I can't".
Jo writes regarding Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings ... "I think this book is really good and helpful. I first read the online version of the book because I did not want to pay for it. But after reading a couple of program ideas and having a very very successful youth program I totally HAD to get this book. It is well worth the money."
Hear what Cara of Goodreads says about
"Not the Same Old, Done-it-before Youth Meetings"
Review: "Wow! Its one of the few realistic and useful youth books I've run across and is recommended for youth pastors and adult volunteers in youth."
Jesus promises Christian youth
like Danielle of Madagascar
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