Friday, June 14, 2013

Something A Little Different From Yancy

My oldest daughter Yancy has released a new worship project and a family devotion tool. I understand how you would think that I could be a little bias but this without a doubt is one amazing CD! Instead of it being aim at kids this time she did something for adults. That's right mom and dad here's one for you! It's called “Roots For The Journey“ and to me there's a really cool story about how it came about.

Yancy started off making a lullaby record based on scriptures that she wanted to pass on to her son. (My grandson) Through the recording process she realized the Bible is true whether you’re an infant or a grown up these songs have more potential then to just be lullabies. The musical audience grew larger and broader. “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.” says Yancy.

So the idea/dream got a little bigger. What if she made an app to help parents teach their kids these Biblical truths? What if we could give parents tools to make these scriptures come alive to their children. Meet the Roots for the Journey App available for iPhone, iPad and Android.

The app provides family devotions, conversations, activities, prayers and more. Being an app, it isn’t just about being at home, in the living room and having spiritual time for a hour. You could do parts of the devotion on the go, in the car, during dinner or whenever your family is gathered together. There are multiple ways you can talk about and reinforce the truth of God’s Word. The song as you listen will help that message be tied to a melody that kids can latch onto and sing. Music is an amazing way to communicate. We remember songs from long ago. The same is true for your kids. So, having the music is a tool that will reinforce the lessons, conversations, activities and prayers. Most importantly we want to help families hide God’s word in their hearts. Psalm 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. (NIV)

Yancy asked Children’s and Family Ministry friends from around the world to help her make these Biblical truths come alive. The app contributors are:
· Sam Luce
· Ryan and Beth Frank (K Magazine/Awana)
· Gina McClain
· Beth Guckenberger
· Dave & Beci Wakerley (Hillsong)
· Johnny Rogers (KidMo)
· Jonathan Cliff
· Jenny Funderburke
· Jason Martin
· Jen Galley
· Sara Richards
· Brian Dollar (High Voltage)

Amanda White from did all the activities. You will love the way you can do simple activities to illustrate the truth of God’s Word to your kids. An added bonus for parents are articles on parenting, from  me (Yancy’s Dad and Children’s Ministry Pioneer) and the founder of the Orange Conference, 252 and First Look Curriculums Reggie Joiner.

The music  can go to a new diamention with the resources provided in the app. “Yancy wants to help communicate, underline and reinforce the hope these scriptures provide us. She wants to help a child deepen their faith and trust in God while on their journey of life.” Will you be a part of the story? Will you allow God’s Word to be the roots you need for your journey?

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. (Get FREE SHIPPING with code: yancylovesme )

Or you can download from iTunes and other digital outlets.

The app is available for iPhones, iPads & also Android

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