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Review: Hermie & Friends – Who is in Charge Anyway?

Hermie: Who Is In Charge Anyway? A Lesson in Growing Up With God by Max Lucado is a brand new 30 minute film from Tommy Nelson, a division of Thomas Nelson Publishers. This family friendly movie, targeting preschoolers, follows Freddie the flea as he discovers that God cares all about every one of his friends, and finally himself. Short flashbacks show how his friends have learned that God made them special and cares about them. By the end of the movie, Freddie has learned that God has a plan for him too.

My sons, ages 4 and 5 enjoyed this film about Hermie and his friends. It’s short, entertaining, and teaches them biblical principles.

This was my first “Hermie” video and I thought it was good, although the quality could have been better. I am comparing the quality to recently released VeggieTales movies, which is extremely good. There were a lot of flashbacks, and I thought that may be confusing to a young child. The theme of who am I in God was definitely clear, and repeated many times, which I believe is effective and necessary with children as they learn. Overall, this is a good video with a solid biblical message and I recommend it to preschool age children.

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June 24, 2010 at 2:48 pm Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday (on Tuesday)

Yesterday we went to a local amusement park, so I am starting my week a little late.

Tuesday: leftovers

Wednesday: Crock Pot Super Garlic Chicken Legs over rice, steamed veggies or salad

Thursday: Spicy Turkey Sausage Gravy over pasta, and steamed veggies or salad

Friday: marinaded steaks, steamed veggies, and hopefully homemade biscuits or muffins

Saturday: fish and perfected fried rice, steamed veggies (maybe I’ll finally get to this meal this week!)

Sunday: pita bread pizza, veggies

June 22, 2010 at 11:40 am Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: hamloaf, steamed veggies

Tuesday: chicken in cream sauce over rice, steamed veggies or salad

Wednesday: nacho bake and steamed veggies

Thursday: cream of broccoli soup, homemade biscuits (from freezer), salad

Friday: fish and perfected fried rice, steamed veggies

Saturday: leftovers

Sunday: pita bread pizza, veggies

June 14, 2010 at 11:09 am 1 comment

We Give Books

I just read about a website that allows you to read a children’s book online (for free) and then you choose an organization to which they will donate a physical book. Check out

June 8, 2010 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: baked potatoes with broccoli cheese sauce, sauteed zucchini (my first zucchini from my garden this year!)

Tuesday: cheeseburgers, steamed or grilled veggies

Wednesday: chicken corn soup, biscuits (from freezer), salad (lettuce from my garden)

Thursday: super simple bean and cheese burritos, steamed veggies

Friday: steak on the grill, twice baked potatoes (extra potatoes from Monday’s dinner), steamed or grilled veggies

Saturday: salmon, fried rice, steamed veggies

Sunday: leftovers

June 7, 2010 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

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