Mr. Kinsolving ministered as the keynote speaker for the Beaumont Women’s Connection. He was engaging and held the attention of the group. He used an excellent mix of still images and video of children expressing real life stories, which he used to illustrate his main points. He had a presence with his audience without being overly aggressive.
He arrived early, stayed comfortably within his allotted tight time schedule, and mingled at the end of the meeting with those who wanted to interact. Mr. Kinsolving made a presentation of the Gospel that was simple, straightforward, clear and yet was non-defensive in style. He closed with prayer and as the custom of the group provides, guests could mark a comment card if they desired further contact and information about their relationship with the Lord.
Without reservation based on speaking at our luncheon, I would recommend Mr. Carey Kinsolving. He is a professional and his experience was evident in his presentation to our group.
So many of our guests have written or called me to say how moved they were by the profound insights of the children. Your presentation set just the right tone for the evening. The delightful artwork and stories were engaging. In the scheduled 30 minutes, you managed to convey the heart of the Gospel and to bring the message to a powerful closure. Carey, you have a God-given gift to reach people in a fresh and dynamic way.
Just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your presentation at our Kerrville Women’s Connection Luncheon in December. I have had very positive feedback from ladies in our group. We will have a meeting the end of January in San Antonio with leadership, and I plan to have a discussion there concerning your presentation. I appreciate what you are doing for the Lord’s kingdom, and praise Him for using you and the avenue He has chosen for you.
«Kids Talk About God has been an enlightening addition to our lifestyles page on a weekly basis for quite some time now. Not only have we had a consistent following of readership due, in part, to that section, but I believe the articles in themselves help children of today build a better relationship and understanding of God. Great words, great articles! Keep it up!”
Steven Ray Hernandez
Editor, San Benito News
“Often times, newspaper Church pages can become formulaic. Considering this, and seeking a means to engage our local readership in this once-popular feature, Carey Kinsolving’s Kids Talk About God weekly offering was the first on my list of columns that could breathe life back into the Mid-Valley Town Crier Church page. Now redesigned as a Faith page, Carey’s pieces offer all the color and charm necessary to complete such a task, and the positive feedback from our readers has proven as much.”
Editor, Mid-Valley Town Crier
“In the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas, a number of publications are running the column. We have had several local readers comment to us on how much they like the column and read it faithfully. It starts productive conversations as friends and relatives discuss the topic of the latest column. Some have even said they make it a point to clip it out and share it with others.”
Writer, Kids Talk About God
Brent Addleman ran the column while in his previous position at the Glen Rose Reporter. When he took a new position as editor at the Brownwood Bulletin, he started running the column there as well. Here’s what he had to say about it:
“Carey Kinsolving’s weekly Kids Talk About God column was received very well by the Somervell County community, a community rich in religious values. The column provided insight and lessons from the creative minds of children as they understood and interpreted the Bible. Carey’s ability to illustrate concisely the children’s views of Bible stories, and lessons learned, was one of the most well-received columns in the paper.”
Editor, Brownwood Bulletin
I just wanted to share some comments with you about the column, «Kids Talk About God», by Carey Kinsolving. When I first saw this article appear in the Port Isabel-South Padre Press paper, I was attracted by the catchy title. Then I read it and my immediate impression was, that so much can be seen through the eyes of children. The simplicity of children goes right to the heart of the message. The way the article is written provides that simplicity and then adds further input at an adult level with biblical reference. On occasion, I have cut out the article and shared it with my daughter. I noticed too that she saved it rather than discarded it.
At other times, I have read useful information that was beneficial in the preparation of a children’s sermon at my church. I noticed when giving a children’s sermon, that it also touches the hearts of the adults who are listening. I believe this is the same impact this article has.
The world is full of negative information, which is always covered in the newspaper. It is so heartwarming to see positive information in our local paper that focuses on the messages that we all need to hear from God’s Word. The message of faith, hope, and love.
I sure hope you will continue to publish «Kids Talk About God». It nourishes the soul.
Port Isabel, Texas