Friday, June 30, 2006

Independence Day Sale is having an Independence Day sale with special offers. (Okay, so there's not a lot there, but be expecting new puppets this week with special offers.)

Now, just for fun, here is my first attempt a film making. The first commercial.

Have a safe holiday.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Sock Search Finals

As I reported earlier, was holding a Glorified Sock Puppet contest. Each contestant was to assemble a puppet using the Glorified Sock Puppet pattern. The contest resulted in 27 entries, but only the top 10 advanced to the finals. My entry (which wasn't good at all) failed to make the cut, however the finalist have definitely shown what you can do with a simple sock puppet and loads of creativity.

I know who I'm voting for. Cast your vote today.

Monday, June 19, 2006

Exciting News

Following a performance the other night, I was talking to the youth pastor of a local church. We were discussing ministry opportunities and the need to grow the Kingdom of Christ. I told him that I was hoping to “teach” seminars on starting puppet ministries and that this is the primary focus of Little did I know that God was already in action.

I found out Friday afternoon, that our church is hosting a “Crusades for Christ Bible Conference” on August 9-11. One of the seminar topics is “Starting a Puppet Ministry” and the instructor is me. This was all planned and organized unbeknownst to me, but the organizers didn’t figure “I would mind”.

Now I am faced with the challenge of preparing, but this shows me that God is in control and that when we prepare our hearts to serve Him, that He provides the opportunities. To say the least, I am excited about this opportunity.

p.s. We started our Arctic Edge Adventure last night. Chobie and Sherb are a big hit.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Inspiration Is Where You Find It

Want to spark some creativity or just enjoy someone's boxless thought? Check out what happens when Diet Coke and Mentos meet two guys with time on their hands.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

PuppetVision Blog

The on-line puppeting community is ever growing and one of the individuals who keeps his finger on the pulse of everthing coming and going is Andrew Young. Andrew is an excellent builder and performer, but one of the most important things he does is his work publishing the PuppetVision Blog. I am proud to say that his blog is often responsible for keeping me motivated and sparking my creativity.

One of Andrew's bests posts that apply to puppeteering is "Twelve questions for puppeteers". Asking these simple questions will improve your puppetry almost immediately.

One of my goals in performing, building...shoot, life in general is to do better today than I did yesterday. My puppetry has to be better today than it was yesterday and even better tomorrow. I challenge you to "get better daily".

Speaking of tomorrow, my team and I have a performance at a sister church in our town tomorrow evening. Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as once again we are not only representing Jesus, but also our home church. God bless and thanks for reading.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

10 Reasons to Start a Puppet Ministry











You are looking for a ministry that doesn’t seem like a ministry

You like to have fun and like to laugh

You “do” funny voices
(or maybe you just have a funny voice)

Its your purpose in life

You know a guy named Herb, or Hugh or something

You are young at heart or just never grew up

You can't keep your hands out of socks

You think learning about Jesus can be entertaining

There's a kid somewhere on the planet you kinda', sorta' like

You have a desire to serve the Father
Why not start today?

Friday, June 02, 2006

Positive Thought of the Day

I was listening to Hallerin Hilton Hill on WNOX on my way to work this morning. The topic of discussion was “job expectations and salaries, etc.” sparked by an e-mail from a listener complaining about how his engineering degree wasn’t paying off. Of course, with my review of QBQ (see index), my interest in positive thinking and my “day job” as an engineer, I was paying particular attention when a caller had this tid-bit of wisdom:

90% of your success is attitude.

I this really applies in life to everything and has been stated many times in many ways:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. -Lou Holtz

I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you ...we are in charge of our attitudes.
-Charles Swindoll

Positive thinking will not let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will. -Zig Ziglar

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

VBS Skits Available At

It's June and time for Vaction Bible School activities. If your church or group is doing Lifeway's Arctic Edge Adventure, I have written five original skits that feature our old friends, Chobie and Sherb as seen in a previous post. The skits are available for sale at

Treat your VBS kids to some EXTREME fun this summer.