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Olympion Vacation Bible School

OLY-Web-LogoRun with Olympion, the exciting, fun-filled VBS creating champions for life! Join God’s Team with other “Athletes” and follow Joshua’s heroic example of wholehearted obedience to God. Storytellers, personalized “Training Manuals,” lively singing, theme-related crafts & outdoor recreation, tasty “Training Table,” and more create an exciting and significant summertime experience.

Vacation Bible School

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VBS June 13-17 from 6-8:30 with a family fun night on Friday the 17th from 6:30-9. More information at www.stonescrossing.com/vbs

First Family Fun Festival

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 12.58.42 PMGames, live animals, bible adventures, supper and desserts, live music, movie at dusk (bring your lawn chairs and blankets), k9 demonstration by the crown point police department, face painting, dunk tank, ice cream truck and much more!

Sleepy Sheep and Daniel

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Shine.fm had an opportunity to speak with children’s author and Olivet Nazarene University Graduate Dan Holom and Disney lead animator and illustrator Mark Henn about their new book “Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel.”  The entire interview is below.

Listen to the entire interview with Dan Holom and Mark Henn below

If you would like more information about Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel, or would like to purchase a copy click HERE! on the Amazon link below.  Plus, if you would review Sleepy Sheepy and Daniel and let Amazon know that this kind of book is great for families that would be great too!

 

 

Christmas

Sharing the Christmas Story with Your Kids

Well, Christmas day is finally here—and my kids can hardly believe it!

I pray that you will set aside some time to thank God for the incredible gift of his Son.

If you’ve never read the Christmas story to your kids, you can find it in the first two chapters of the book of Luke.

That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep.

Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them.

“Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Savior—yes, the Messiah, the Lord—has been born today in Bethlehem, the city of David!   

And you will recognize him by this sign: You will find a baby wrapped snugly in strips of cloth, lying in a manger.”

Suddenly, the angel was joined by a vast host of others—the armies of heaven—praising God and saying,

 “Glory to God in highest heaven,and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.”

When the angels had returned to heaven, the shepherds said to each other, “Let’s go to Bethlehem! Let’s see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

They hurried to the village and found Mary and Joseph. And there was the baby, lying in the manger.  

After seeing him, the shepherds told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to them about this child.

All who heard the shepherds’ story were astonished, but Mary kept all these things in her heart and thought about them often.

Merry Christmas, from all of us at Shine.FM!

Listen to today’s audio here.

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What verse do you go to for encouragement?

A lot has been happening already this week here in the U.S. between the flooding in Colorado and yesterday’s tragedy at the Navy Shipyard in Washington D.C.—and it’s only Tuesday! When things seem to be going crazy around you…what bible verse do you cling too? For me I usually go to Jeremiah 29:11! What’s yours?

~Garrett from Shine Afternoons

Difference Maker: The Bible League

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Bible League International supports the body of Christ wherever it is impoverished, persecuted or oppressed in more than 55 countries. With help from friends, Bible League International equips local Christians to plant Bibles, plant churches and share God’s love in the hardest, most hostile, most resource-poor places on earth. In the past 21 years, they have trained and equipped more than 2.5 million local Christians to lead millions to Christ, planted more than 58,000 churches, and discipled nearly 37 million people in or through Bible study.  They do this by providing Bibles and Scripture materials for churches and ministries to use in their evangelism and discipleship efforts, including an Easy-Read Bible that’s translated into many different languages.

Get to know Chicagoland Difference Makers Bible League International this month on The New Shine.FM!

Listen to the Difference Maker segments here:

Bible League Segment 1

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“Walk-It-Out-Wednesday”-Your Quiet Time

Hey it’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons and today is a “Walk-It-Out-Wednesday.” I don’t know if you heard, but  scientists where I graduated high school from (that’s Minnesota by the way) have created the “world’s quietest room.” It’s a high-tech, acoustic chamber in which you can hear your own heartbeat and not one person has lasted longer than 45 minutes. So it got me thinking about my quiet time with God, and being quiet and “hearing” His voice? Do find it hard to have a “quiet” time? How are you “walking out” your quiet time?

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Are you waiting on God?

While you’re waiting…..

~Garrett

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Walk It Out Wednesday: Handling fear with your family

Hey, it’s Garrett from Shine Afternoons and guess what…it’s another “Walk-It-Out-Wednesday!” Today we are talking about how you handle fear in your life. Monday was another “rock our world” day and it reminded us that even here on U.S. soil, we are not immune from events like what happened at the end of the Boston Marathon. So when things get a bit scary in your life and a little fear creeps in, how do you “walk-it-out?” Let me know at 855-98-SHINE!

Events

Olympion Vacation Bible School

OLY-Web-LogoRun with Olympion, the exciting, fun-filled VBS creating champions for life! Join God’s Team with other “Athletes” and follow Joshua’s heroic example of wholehearted obedience to God. Storytellers, personalized “Training Manuals,” lively singing, theme-related crafts & outdoor recreation, tasty “Training Table,” and more create an exciting and significant summertime experience.

Vacation Bible School

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VBS June 13-17 from 6-8:30 with a family fun night on Friday the 17th from 6:30-9. More information at www.stonescrossing.com/vbs

First Family Fun Festival

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 12.58.42 PMGames, live animals, bible adventures, supper and desserts, live music, movie at dusk (bring your lawn chairs and blankets), k9 demonstration by the crown point police department, face painting, dunk tank, ice cream truck and much more!