Spoudazo means with energy.
We saw the Spoudazo group at Okoboji on 7-23-17.
Group of HS students from Fremont, NE.

The second to the last song was “My Story” (which, in it’s own way, lays out the Gospel).

See https://youtu.be/1TKAN-nAsu8   Lyrics: http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bigdaddyweave/mystory.html

It ended with Francesca Battistelli’s “Write Your Story.”
See http://www.bibletools.org/index.cfm/fuseaction/Lexicon.show/ID/G4704/spoudazo.htm for the 11 times it appears in the Bible (NT). I especially like 2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble,




The Game of Kubb (pronounced ‘koob’) is a great game for youth and adults. It’s origins are believed to be the PlayKubbVikings. It is fairly popular various places around the US and world. It can be played 1 v 1 or teams of about any size.

In the game, players throw (underhand required), and knock over, wooden blocks. It’s usually played outdoors, but can be played indoors–in a fellowship hall, for example with tile or carpet floor. There is strategy and skill.

The game was recommended to me by Chris at CF Youth Hope in the Quad Cities. The youth there love playing it.

Game sets (made of wood) can be purchased or made (#4H-Project).

Written directions are here.

Video is here.


USAkubb.org (also has a rules video)

The next (2017) U.S. NATIONAL KUBB CHAMPIONSHIP  (the 11th Annual!), which is held in Eau Claire, WI, will be JULY 7-9, 2017.

kubb-setPersonal Note: At the time of this initial post, I have not yet played this, so I can’t personally vouch for it. I’m pretty sure I would like it. I’m considering making a set. I think we can make the King using the table saw the same way we made the king for the backyard chess set we made for 4H a few years back.

Jim Olsen, 8/8/2016