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Archive for October, 2012

(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) — Christian singer-songwriter and children’s worship expert Yancy has extended her relationship with Standard Publishing, creating all-new songs and music videos for the new God’s Backyard Bible Camp™ Vacation Bible School program for 2013.

“Making music that the whole family can sing along with is my passion,” says Yancy. “This partnership with Standard allows me to do that on a greater scale. The lessons their VBS teachers will share next summer are brought to life by the songs. I love that music has such power and that the message in the songs will stick with kids for years to come.

God’s Backyard Bible Camp™ – Under the Stars is the first SuperSimple™ VBS and features Bible stories that all occur in the evening. This summer night theme adds a new element of excitement for children as they learn about and experience service. For churches that prefer summertime fun in the sunshine, God’s Backyard Bible Camp™ – Under the Sun offers different daytime stories of service that are entwined with outdoor games, water fun, tree house motifs and backyard barbecues.

Either way, the focus of God’s Backyard Bible Camp™ is on service, and Standard’s 2013 VBS comes packed with a variety of ways for kids to discover and experience the kind of service-filled lives God wants us to live.

“We’re thrilled to continue our relationship with YANCY who understands how children worship and how to craft singable, memorable tunes,” said Stephanie Woeste, Vice President of Marketing for Standard Publishing. “Long after VBS is over, children and adult volunteers will all find they are still singing and being impacted by these catchy songs that pack a powerful message.”

In addition to her music and ongoing role with Standard Publishing, Yancy has joined the editorial team at K Magazine, where she will be contributing an article in each issue on the topic of worship for kids.

For more than a decade, Yancy has released radio friendly pop/rock albums and multiple projects for kids and young adults, all while sharing the stage with such artists as Mute Math, Newsboys, 4Him and Nichole Nordeman. As a writer, Yancy has teamed up with Third Day’s Mac Powell, wrote Avalon’s #1 hit “I Don’t Want To Go” and Jaci Velasquez’s “Something Beautiful,” and still found the time to compose two devotional books for worship leaders and musicians and a devotional book for pre-teens.

My friend Lil’ D

October 15th, 2012

In September, I played a show in Trophy Club, Texas where a ran into a guy named Lil D who I first met at a Super Start event on Colorado four years ago. He is so kind and gave me some of the super fun t-shirts he designs and sells to help bring more awareness about dwarfism. Check out his stuff at https://www.facebook.com/pages/LiL-D-Designs

Being that October is Dwarfism Awareness Month, I wanted to do my part to get a bit more info out about dwarfism to help my friend Lil D!

Here are just a few facts about Dwarfism:

  • There are over 300 types of dwarfism.
  • There are approximately 30,000 people with dwarfism in the United States.
  • 80% of Little People are born to average sized parents, and any average sized parents can have a child with a form of dwarfism.
  • Dwarfism occurs in males and females of all races and ethnicities.
  • The word “midget” is  offensive, Little Person, LP or person of short stature are all acceptable but why not try calling the person by their name instead of a label?
  • A person with dwarfism can do anything that a person of average height can do, sometimes they just need to do things a little differently.
  • People with dwarfism are of average (or above average!) intelligence.
  • Though there are some medical complications that may arise (and vary in severity) Dwarfism isn’t a “disease” and people with a form of dwarfism have a normal life expectancy.

People with Dwarfism are PEOPLE. People worthy of respect and people who have a right to go through life without being bullied.

We all need to do our part to raise awareness, and understanding. We need to educate our own children to embrace the differences that make the human race so beautiful!

For even more info, visit Understanding Dwarfismhttps://www.facebook.com/understandingdwarfism

Sparrow modeling one of Lil’ D’s shirts.


We are excited to announce that Yancy has been added to the contributing editors of K! Magazine thekmagazine.com. Beginning with the January/February 2013 issue Yancy will contribute an article on the subject of kid’s worship in each issue. Yancy is excited to use this opportunity to help teach and train leaders how to effectively teach and train kids how to worship. “I’m thrilled to be able to have this voice and platform to write for K! I’m passionate about leading kids in worship and can’t wait to dive in to different topics on the subject. Each issue I hope you find practical tools you can apply to your ministry.” says Yancy.

Have something specific you’d like to have Yancy write about? If you have a question for Yancy, email submissions@kmagazine.com

Hi to all of Texans out there.

I have a couple long time friends starting a new church called The City Life in Frisco, TX. Adam and Ruthie Sanders are from Tulsa, OK and Victory Christian Center. They are looking for singers, musicians and even some dancers to take the worship team to another level! If you’re in the area and interested in getting involved in this church plant learn more by calling 918-810-2375 or visiting www.thecitylifechurch.tv




Every once in a while, you see something awesome that you need to let people know about.  This is it.

In this world of couponing and online shopping I know we all like a deal! Well, time is ticking away on an awesome deal!

$97 for $1,377 worth of his Children’s Ministry leadership resources.

That’s right…you may or may not know that my Dad is a Children’s Ministry rockstar. Jim Wideman is my Dad. He has been in a children’s pastor my whole life and has worked, managed and led many other ministries within the church. In the area of leadership and going to new levels that you’ve never been before in your ministry I know firsthand my Dad rocks! He has a super sweet deal on ONLY144.com this week. Actually, there are only about 50 hours left so you better hurry.

If you know my Dad, you know his stuff is top notch (http://www.jimwideman.com.)  If you don’t know him do yourself a big favor and snag this before it’s too late.  This deal ends at 12:00 noon on Thursday, October 4.

You will kick yourself if you miss this!

A very proud daughter,


P.S. This deal ends in less than 50 hours.  Visit http://www.only144.com before noon on Thursday.

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