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Love's Greatest Hits: You Can't Hurry Love

"You Can’t Hurry Love"

• First we sat in 60 seconds of silence
• Point out what we just experienced. How did it feel?
• Thoughts of, “What’s going on, what’s happening, why isn’t something happening, who’s in charge, did someone mess up? When is this going to end, this is awkward, this is weird”
• What happens when our 60 seconds of silence turns to 6 months? 6 months without a job, trying to sell a home, trying to have a child, waiting for test results.
• Or maybe the wait is for God to do something in someone else’s life? How many of us have prayed for a family member or friend to give their life to God? Or for someone we love to “wise up” and stop making foolish decisions? Sometimes those times of waiting are even harder.
• It’s incredibly difficult. We feel like our life is on pause.
• It bothers us to wait in silly ways too: restaurant – 15 min is longer, does the pager work? See other people sitting down. Or a Dr. office with bad tv and old magazines. Nothing to do but wait. …

TFS Episode Seven: Oscars 2017 - Our Favorite Family Films of 2016

In this special episode Michael, Nathan, and Maria talk about some of their favorite family movies from 2016 to prepare for the Oscars on Sunday night! 
Also some extra special goodies coming up this week! A new Critter Minute, Craig and Greg, and some music from NathanRyan!

How to play "Stack Jack"

Stack Jack,'s like Jenga but not. Arguably more fun! Michael and family take us to their game table as they enjoy a few rounds of Stack Jack. Will Michael ever reign victorious? Probably not.

TFS: Critter Minute "Attack of the Grubs"


Sermon Series: Love's Greatest Hits - "You Give Love A Bad Name"

“You give Love a bad name”
·Charles Barkley made a TV commercial, famous quote: “I am not a role model” meaning don’t look at me, I’ll mess up, look at real heroes – teachers, firemen, police, astronauts ·Like it or not, Charles was a role model. ·The same way, whether we like it or not, if we call ourselves followers of God then we’re in a way role models. ·By being a Christian, we subject ourselves to be analyzed and over analyzed by every nonbeliever (and believer) on the planet. ·Everything we do, say, wear, etc is under constant scrutiny ·And because we live under such a powerful microscope, our faults are noticed, and we often live down to our reputation. ·We really give love a bad name. ·This is why I could not think of any better song choice than that for this week’s message. But long before Bon Jovi made it a #1 song way back in 1986, and man had already made that phrase famous: Jonah ·The story of Jonah is one of the 2 or 3 most famous bible stories ever. People all over the world w…

That Family Show Episode Six

It's the month of love! Michael and Nathan share a Valentine's meal and talk about all the awesomeness that is to come this week! Sand tents, Critter Minute, Stack Jack and much more!

That Family Show Shorts: Roaches and Bad 80's Movies

Michael and Nathan discuss a harrowing tale of a woman and a roach.

Michael and Nathan discuss the intricacies of Flight of the Navigator, Money Pit and The 'Burbs!

"Love is Action" by Beth Gianopulos

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.” John 15:13 (NIV) February is the month of love. As we all prepare for Valentine’s Day, our minds often jump to our current ideas of romantic love. In movies, love is often portrayed as passionate and overwhelming emotion. Couples in love tend to make grand romantic gestures to convey the depth of their emotion. In books, love tends to be about intense feelings. Couples often poetically speak about the deep love they feel. In fairy tales, a handsome prince usually steps in to save the beautiful princess with true love’s kiss. However, reality is often much different. In real life, passion fades. In the day to day chaos of working, raising a family, and living life, we are often lucky to have time to murmur the words, “I love you.” One of the best examples of Christ-like love I ever witnessed was between my grandfather and grandmother. My grandmother was a fiercely independent woman. When she had a st…

Love's Greatest Hits (week two) "Can't Buy Me Love"

·Intro: Repticon - Male gecko shows tail ·We all try to buy love (first date, dating, engagement) ·Not just money but with time, deeds ·We believe love is something to be earned or that love is a transaction. ·Ex. Beth and I during dating, engagement, and early years of marriage. I loved her by the book. Meaning I was trying my best to follow all the rules. ·Until one day I realized if our marriage was going to last, then I couldn’t love her strictly by rules anymore. Our marriage couldn’t be built me trying to earn her love. ·This whole idea of love and acceptance being something that can be earned or bought is not a modern day struggle.
Mark 10:17-22 As he went out into the street, a man came running up, greeted him with great reverence, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to get eternal life?” Jesus said, “Why are you calling me good? No one is good, only God. You know the commandments: Don’t murder, don’t commit adultery, don’t steal, don’t lie, don’t cheat, honor your father and mot…

The Adventures of Craig and Greg: Barbara

Craig and Greg decide to write down their feelings for their valentines. Little do they know...

That Family Show: Whit's Frozen Custard

Michael and Nathan take you out into their community and visit their local Kernersville Whit's! They learn all there is to know about the most delicious frozen treat out there....custard! HUGE thanks to Whit's of Kernersville and all the customers that came in that day! 

Check out Whit's and all their fantastic creations below!

My Movie Review: LEGO Batman

THIS is the Batman movie we have been waiting for. One of the highlights to come out of “The Lego Movie” two years ago was the birth of the best Batman (Will Arnett) since Michael Keaton. The family and I caught the first showing we could as soon as school let out and it was everything we could have hoped for in the movie. Comedy, Action, Romance, Adventure, Explosions, Nostalgic throwbacks to previous incarnations of the caped crusader, and just enough adult references that definitely went over kid’s heads to make it enjoyable for everyone. The story follows the same formula as most other superhero flicks, which is kind of the point: A moody Batman, living in lonely isolation in his Batcave, must overcome skepticism by the new Commissioner Gordon (Rosario Dawson) to help save Gotham City from an assortment of villains, led by the Joker (Zach Galifianakis). There is so much going on in terms of quick, witty dialogue and fast paced special effects, you almost get the feeling that a lo…

That Family Show (episode five)

Another fantastic Family Friday is upon us!! Michael and Nathan reminisce about a childhood movie classic, talk about some fun family games AND prep you for their visit to their local custard shop...Whit's!!

Sermon Series: Love's Greatest Hits (I want to know what love is)

Love’s Greatest Hits “I want to know what love is”
·It’s February and we’re told by advertisers everywhere that love is in the air. ·Big red hearts and cupids all over are ·Told everyone must have someone to love on the 14th or else…. ·If you're human then you know the desire to love and the need to be loved doesn’t begin and end on Valentine's day. ·All of us, no matter of age, sex, religious beliefs, background, education - everyone has deep seeded desire to be loved. ·Ex. We are born with the need for love - Hard scientific evidence shows that love, attention, and affection in the first years of life have a direct and measurable impact on a child's physical, mental, and emotional growth. ·Love and touch actually cause your child's brain to grow