And What Remains

An ordinary father wants to leave an extraordinary legacy and sets out to revisit his father s past in hopes of helping his son face the future. Set in Eastern Kansas, it s a story of regret, of reconciliation and of hope, exploring the complex relationship between a father and son.

And What Remains from Resonate Pictures on Vimeo.

 

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Yancy Music: Roots for the Journey

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Roots for the Journey  is available TODAY!

What started as a lullaby CD for Yancy s son with songs all based on scripture, soon became a really nice, relaxed worship experience. The music, organic, unplugged and simple featuring upright bass, glockenspiels and cello in addition to acoustic guitars  and piano, nicely accompaniments the eternal Word of God.  These songs have the power to strengthen the faith of all Christians, young  and old.

Taking key scriptures and truths that I wanted to pass  on to my son and make sure he knew and understood the direction and answers these scriptures provide us was important. As I  worked in the studio, I realized that with how the music was shaping up and the fact that the Bible is true whether  you re an infant or a grown up these songs had more potential. Already when I meet  people in my life that are facing big mountains, fears or need answers, I ve been able to use these songs as a  way to help strengthen their faith and help them meditate on what God s Word says. Yancy

Any adult will love this music! Anyone who needs a little peace and comfort added to their crazy day will benefit from not only the music but God s promises from His Word in this music. Plus, Yancy covers her own song she wrote for Avalon 12 years ago I Don t Want to Go .

  • Order the CD today!  We are offering a great deal on a pack of 5 CD s too. Get some to give to others who are needing encouragement or use in classrooms, etc. Or you can  download  from iTunes and other digital outlets.
  • Watch  and listen as Yancy shares first hand why she made the album and what “Roots for the Journey” is all about!
  • Here is a music video for the song  “Safe”from “Roots for the Journey”. Share this new music with your friends and co-workers!

4 Ways to Make Your Environments Attractive

Environments

Do you create a compelling place that people want to return to the next week?

The most important thing we can do to create a place people want to come back to is make sure our environment are amazing. It’s numero uno, there isn’t anything bigger, and it’s never 2nd place to anything! The environment is the place people are going. It’s the smells the smell, the sounds they hear, the things they see, and the people they interact with. It’s the parking lot, the front doors, the hallway and the classrooms.

Simply put, the environment is EVERYTHING someone experiences when they visit you. Everything. This isn’t a Children’s Ministry truth, this is a church-wide element. Here are 4 ways to make your environments better!

1. Make it Noisy. Music matters. It’s only bad if it’s missing, too loud, or too quiet. Think of grocery stores, doctors offices, and being on hold with an operator. Music calms, it’s setups something important, and it paints the walls of the mind.

2. Make it Easy.  Do we make it easy for parents to get into our spaces, and do we make it quick? I’ve been in some amazingly beautiful hallways that had such an unorganized check-in process that you’d never notice how pretty those walls were. If parents can’t find where to go, and how to get there quickly, then they won’t be happy. Just think of your first time somewhere new. You want in and you want out, and you want to do both of them as fast as possible!

3. Make it Fun. A great environment should include the sound of someone laughing, and I’m not talking the evil Disney movie  villain  laughing. It should be a fun place to be. For you it may be a play structure, or maybe a fun bus stop bench at check-in, or video games setup somewhere. Fun alone won’t do much good, but fun can be the entry door to get kids to keep dragging their parents back to church.

4. Make it Safe. Would you like every parent to know that you love their child? Then work hard to create a safe and secure environment. Background checks, pick-up receipts, locked doors during service time, and security at every exit are just the basics. If you’re not doing these things, and more, then you’re not speaking a parents love language.

 

I Corinthians 9:22 To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak.  I have become all things to all people, that  by all means I might save some.  

Friday Bag #12

The Friday Bag

 

Words of Advice for a Newbie Leader // “I am consistently asked about the beginning days of a leadership position. In my opinion, the opening days of any job are some of the most important. Apparently others think so also.”

Fathers, Stop Stealing from your Children // “Who are the criminals? Absent fathers.”

Summer Productivity Slump? // “Thanks to the warmer weather, workplace productivity tumbles about 20% in the summer, according to a recent  survey of 600 workers  by Captivate Network.”

 

View from the ISS at Night //  Every frame in this video is a photograph taken from the International Space Station. All credit goes to the crews on board the ISS.

View from the ISS at Night from Knate Myers on Vimeo.