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Monday, December 31, 2012

Fun With Talking Tom

I was messing around with this "Talking Tom" app and found out I could make a short video with him.  This isn't my best work ever, but I thought it was fun.  For those of you who are not from the Richield area, we are having a comedy night at our church this Sunday night, January 6 with Ryan & Friends and I am trying to drum up some more publicity.  Event starts at 6:30 PM at RMC.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ella Goes Sled Riding!

This was Ella's first time sled riding!  Watch to see what the word of the day was that day?  Comment below if you figure it out!

Monday, December 24, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #24

Jana and I saw Joe Castillo at a United Methodist Youth Conference in Ocean City MD a couple years ago. We really enjoyed his ministry. I wanted to share it with you during this series. . .

Sunday, December 23, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #23

We had Gordon Douglas quite a few years ago. He has a lot of great true and funny stories. . . but, this true story is my favorite.

Friday, December 21, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #21

Christmas Eve ALWAYS goes to SLOW.  For the parents who might needs some ideas, here 8 steps to making Christmas Eve go faster.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #20

I thought this was interesting.  I like "beatbox" stuff.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

25 Videos for Christmas #19

Jana and I saw Trace Bundy while in Colorado and he is going to be at the Simply Youth Ministry Conference in March. "O Holy Night" is what it was when Jesus was born.


Monday, December 17, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #18

Here is an original video of Ella. Every kid should get to play with a train set at Christmas! Thanks to our friends Denny & Sue for hosting us and loving on our daughter!

25 Videos For Christmas #17

The closer we get to Christmas, the more we think about getting the gifts wrapped.  However, are there a few things you bought for others that are difficult to wrap?  Watch this video for someone who understands.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

25 Videos for Christmas #14

I really enjoy Trans-Siberian Orchestra.  Enjoy the Christmas Canon. . . 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12:12 on 12.12.12

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25 Videos for Christmas #12

Gotta love the Skit Guys . . .


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

25 Videos for Christmas #11

I remember when shows like this were only on once before Christmas and we had to schedule our time around watching them. In today's world, we can watch them as many times as we want. But, this was one of my favorite songs. Enjoy!


Monday, December 10, 2012

25 Days of Christmas #10

The Flintstones! One of my favorite cartoons as a kid. I had never seen this before. . . Enjoy!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

25 Days of Christmas #9

I want to encourage you that it is better to give than to receive. . . Check out the Salvation Army.


Saturday, December 8, 2012

25 Days of Christmas Videos #8

I know this is long, but it is Saturday.  You should have time to watch a 7 minute video today. . . This is when Disney was at their best.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

25 Videos for Christmas #4

This is a friend of mine, Tim Schmoyer, and his family putting up their Christmas Tree. It is a time lapse video. Enjoy. Check out his family vlog at


Monday, December 3, 2012

25 Videos for Christmas #3

Thanks to Bob Givens for being first to share this video . . . It's for all my piano playing/music friends.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #2

There's still time to be involved in this project. Go to for more information.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

25 Videos For Christmas #1

Vienna Style Sausages Christmas.  I found this earlier in the year and I had to share it.  To my wife's disgust, I like Vienna Sausages and thought this was funny!


Friday, November 30, 2012

Tomorrow begins a second year of "25 Videos for Christmas" here on A Bunch of Stuff.  I have been casually looking around for fun, unique, interesting and serious videos of Christmas to share with you.  There will be one for each of the first 25 days of December. I haven't filled all the spots yet, so if you find a video that you think should be included, by all means, please comment below with a link.  I hope these videos put you in the Christmas spirit!  Look for the first one early in the morning!  

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ella and the Snowman

Today we had the first snow of the year so Ella and Mommy made a snowman!


Monday, November 26, 2012

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Ella Meets Santa

Ella had just got up from a nap about 30 minutes before this and she still seemed about drowsy.  However, it was fun to watch her meet Santa for the first time at Christmas in the Park in Richfield, PA.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Another Wedding!!

I guess God knew what a good thanksgiving I would have missed if I gone to OCC this year ! My sister became the third person in my family to get engaged this year. So excited for them all!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Panoramic Photo

I got to use my panoramic application on my new phone to take this picture of the Sr Class Trip in Washington, DC.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Grandma & Ella

Last night Grandma stopped in to visit.  I just thought this was really cute as she and Ella looked at an advertising flyer with a bunch of toy pictures.  Ella just seemed so content.  Enjoy!

Monday, November 12, 2012

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Our LIttle Strawberry . . .

I just realized I hadn't posted this video from the Richfield Halloween "Parade"! Ella won prize for the Most Original!? We don't show her close up on the video, but you can still see how cute she is. :)


Thursday, November 1, 2012

This Way Up Band at RMC!

We just booked the May "First Friday" concert for RMC! "This Way Up" will be coming to the church auditorium on Sunday, May 5 at 6:30 PM. You find out more about this unique family group by going to their web site. Check out a video below.


Monday, October 29, 2012

Ella Eating with a Spoon.

We were at Perkins and Jana wanted me to see Ella's newest "ability". . . Eating with a spoon.


Acts 5 Promo at RMC From Aaron Benner

God's Not Dead - part of the theme for this week in Acts 5 at RMC. Check out the video as Aaron gives a promo for the first week of November.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

RMC Acts 4 Promo

We invite you to join us this Sunday at RMC (8 and 10:30 AM) as we continue to study the book of Acts. Here is a preview from our Lead Pastor Aaron Benner.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Ryan & Friends @ RMC

ANNOUNCING . . . Ryan and Friends will be at RMC on Sunday Evening, January 6 at 6:30 PM as part of thier "First Sunday" Events Series!  Check out the video below to get a taste of what is to come!  

Monday, September 24, 2012

"First Sunday Event Series" at RMC

The evening service of the first Sunday of the Month at RMC has been designated as "First Sunday Event Series".  Each first Sunday night, RMC will be bringing in outside groups to encourage everyone with their talents and God given gifts.  The first of this new series will be Kristina Cornell on Sunday, December 3.  The evenings begin at 6:30 PM and will be in the church auditorium (unless otherwise noted).  In the next few days, weeks and months we will be announcing here who else will be in concert at RMC.  We are hoping everyone will be be blessed by this regular monthly series.

Ella Takes a Ride

Ella made friends with a boy at the field hockey game last week and got a chance to "drive" this car.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Kristina Cornell In Concert at RMC

I admit it.  I had never heard this Country Top 40 hit song before.  Today was the first time I listened to the entire song.  What a sweet song about a little girl and her love for her daddy.  Little Red Balloon was nominated as one of the top videos of the year by GAC (Great American Country channel).  I am posting this to let you know that the singer of this song, Kristina Cornell, will be at RMC on Sunday night, December 2 at 6:30 PM and I would like to invite you to come.  The concert is FREE!  There will be an opportunity to give, if you want, to help cover the costs, but there is no obligation at all.  Please consider attending to listen to Kristina sing and hearing about her faith journey.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

RMC Promo for Acts 3:1 - 11

You are invited to come to RMC to hear the sermon series taken from Acts. This week we are at Acts 3:1 - 11. Here is a preview from Pastor Aaron.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Ella Leaves in Style

Ella goes out in style on our last day on the beach at Bethany Beach.  We have had a great week.  I would come to this place again.  Clean and quiet beach with some really good places to eat.  And, it is close enough to many attractions to keep you as busy as you want to be.  Enjoy the video.

Ella and the Boogie. . . Board.

Here is yet another video of Ella enjoying the beach. This one is with a boogie board. We have had a great time here at Bethany Beach.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cool Babe

Ella must have been tired of the sun. She really wanted these sunglasses to stay on!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Ella and the Beach Chair

Ella is really enjoying the beach!

Fun At The Beach - Day 2

Full beach day #2!  Daddy enjoyed (?) filling up the big red thing? with water from the ocean.  He had to use a small PINK bucket . . . that's what daddy's do.  It was a nice day

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ella Enjoys the Waves

Ella loved the sand and the ocean. She also wanted to catch the seagulls. She found out that sand doesn't taste good. It was a fun afternoon. In this video you can also hear daddy "grunt" when he was surprised at the the wave of COLD water that came in a bit to high.


Monday, September 10, 2012

Ella Meets the Ocean

We are on vacation near Bethany Beach, DE and took Ella to see the ocean.  BTW - Bethany Beach in September is a great choice. . . free clean, quiet beach and end of the season sales!

Monday, August 27, 2012

RMC Sermon Promo for September 2

Join us at RMC this week as Aaron continues the series in Acts. This week we will look at Acts 2:14 - 41. Here is a preview . . .

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pass It On

In the Quiet Time Diary, they have begun reading the book of Joel. I was obviously looking forward to reading this book. In Chapter one, beginning in verse two it reads:

Hear this, you elders; give ear, all inhabitants of the land! Has such a thing happened in your days, or in the days of your fathers? Tell your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children to another generation.
I pray that I will make sure that I "tell my children" of the one who is our creator and savior!  Will you?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Acts Series Promo - Week 4

Pastor Aaron gives us an insight about what we will be studying out of the book of Acts this week, August 19, at RMC. Come join us as we continue in the book of Acts each week.


Friday, August 10, 2012

Yesterday's Picture Video

We have had some internet issues over the last 24 hours so this (and other things) didn't get posted. We didn't get to the lake yesterday because of the thunder, lightning and rain, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. I am behind with getting the slide show ready for today so, we might not have it for you until next week - I hope! But, enjoy yesterday's video . . .

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

"Diggin" Camp

I think these guys are "Diggin" camp this week. Right now we are enjoying the lake. Tonight for supper we are having turkey, filling, and all the trimmings! I can't wait!!

First Day Video

Here is the video we will show the kids this morning at Morning Workout.  Enjoy.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

Missionary From Romania via Skype

Today, and hopefully other days this week, we were blessed to be taught and encouraged during the missionary time by a real live missionary via the Internet. We think this is a first for our camp. It was great knowing that we were hearing from someone who was talking from Romania.

Monday Morning @ H.H.B.C.

Justin "lost" Waylan, his teddy bear?
Worshiping together. 
We have had a great start to the week.  So far Justin "lost" his teddy bear and has charged the kids with helping him find it.  We talked about Zacchaeus and have participated in making a craft.  Right now everyone is in their quiz teams preparing for quizzing which is later tonight.  I will do my best to post as many pictures and videos as I can this week.  Check back often.
Monday morning singing.  

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Camp Preparations

We, the "set up team", have arrived at camp and are getting settled in.  We are looking forward to a great week of camp.  The theme this week is "Lost but Found".  We have over 60 kids who will be joining us soon to begin the week.  IF you would like to send a camper or staff member an email, please click here.  

Please pray for us during the week and come back often to stay connected with what is going on.  

Monday, July 30, 2012

Acts 1 Promo From Pastor Aaron

This is the Lead Pastor at RMC giving an overview of this week's sermon on Acts 1 and inviting everyone to attend. If you can't be there, you could watch live at   I am looking forward to this series.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Spending the Afternoon Mini Golfing

This week's Tuesday Adventure with the Jr High is mini golfing . . .

ACTS Promo

Our church, RMC, will be beginning a series in the book of Acts this week, July 29. Here is a preview from our lead pastor, Aaron Benner, about what to expect . . .

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Creation Museum

We stopped at the Creation Museum on our way home from our Workcamp. I personally enjoyed the planetarium program a lot. To think that we are such a small speck in the universe is mind boggling to me. Then, to think about how big the God who created it has to be is unfathomable! I just hope our kids were encouraged and strengthened in their faith.

Friday, July 13, 2012

How Is Your Week - Lydia R. and Jena

Having Some Fun In Rushville

Marci with her protective head gear!  
Trent waiting to leave for his site for the day.

I love this state!
The "Terrible Towel!?
Colts stuff EVERYWHERE!

Go Colts!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A Few More Worksite Pic

This is from Tarissa's site.

How Was Your Week? Zack

Some Pics from Our Sites!

Here are some of our guys (they are the only ones to send me pictures) working at their job sites.  More pics to come.  Also, a video or two is on the way!  Keep praying! 

Lydia Strawser Tuesday Workcamp

I hope you can hear Lydia. We recorded this right before the evening session. Thanks for your prayers. We continue to work hard, but today is a half day. We are going to a concert provided by the sponsors here at the camp and then to a "Hog Roast" for supper this evening.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stagg's for a Treat

Tonight after devotions we decided to go to "Staggs Dairy Treats" for some ice cream. We had heard good things about Staggs and we weren't disappointed! We had great service and good ice cream.

One Of Our Work Sites

We have finished day 2 of the week. Here is a picture of Stephen Zearfaus' site to work on. It is a bunch of painting Others are building ramps and decks for the handicapped while others roofing. Ill try to post more pics soon.
Tomorrow is a half day and the sponsors are providing a hog roast and a concert by "Samestate".

Monday, July 9, 2012

Trent's First Day

Here is the link to see the video.

Getting Ready for Devotions

Unloading and beginning

We got to the school and got settled in. At the evening program we met our other crew members and found out what we will doing. After a good nights sleep and a morning program, we headed out to meet our residents and began our work.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Yes, It Was Hot!

Can you believe this?

"I've never . . . "

I love taking kids on trips for a lot of reasons. One of those reasons happened twice already on our trip. The "I've never . . . " statements are fun to hear. Yesterday one of the kids said they had never been to Ohio. That isn't suprising, but it is fun to experience it with them. Then, this morning we were ordering breakfast at McDonld's and someone said, "I have never ordered off the breakfast menu here." Well, I just thought it was interesting. Hopefully, you will too. We re only about an hour from Rushville and are hoping to find the school and then eat lunch before checking in. I will try to post a few pics later today.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Night Devotions

We made it to our motel, a Motel 6 in Dayton Ohio, by 9:10 PM. After checking in and getting to our rooms, we spent some time studying together. I snapped a picture as we began our prayer time.

It Begins!

We, CRUX Student Ministries, began our journey to Rushville, IN to participate in the Group Workcamp there. There will be 17 people participating from our group. I will be blogging about our trip so come back often to follow us along the way.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Chiz Rider in Concert

Looking forward to having Chiz Rider at RMC on Sunday, July 1.  He will be speaking/playing in both of the morning services (8AM and 10:30AM) and presenting a concert at 6 PM at the church.  Please join us.  167 Church Street, Richfield, PA  17086.  Below is a video promo! 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Youth Ministry Sale at Simply Youth Ministry!!!

SYM's 40/40/40 Sale - the BIGGEST sale of the year For all my Youth Leader Friends . . . a GREAT sale over at Simply Youth Ministry.  40% off sale for 40 hours and 40 FREE Backgrounds!!!  Check it out!  Click on the link to the left or below.  

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Full disclosure: A percentage of your purchase will come back to me to help take care of two girls - my wife and baby.