The "Official Average Boy" podcast encourages children and parents to laugh and learn about God together. Hosted by Focus on the Family Clubhouse editor Jesse Florea and Christian comedian Bob Smiley. This podcast joins Focus on the Family's already very popular "Official Adventures in Odyssey" podcast as great entertainment and faith-building fun. The 13 episodes of season 1 cover topics such as technology, reading the Bible, handling peer pressure, finding identity in Christ, sibling relationships and being part of God's body.
Official Average Boy Podcast #52
Jesse thinks Bob has forgotten his birthday, which leads to a discussion of their favorite holidays. As fun as they are, they also create certain stresses. Whether it's Easter, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Boxing Day or Jesse's birthday, it's always good to show love and be patient with each other. The truth is, the best part of any holiday is being together with family and friends to celebrate the true meaning of the special day.
Official Average Boy Podcast #51
Bob and Jesse begin the podcast talking about heaven – there's nothing more positive than that! Then they look at the different elements of positive communication. It's more than just words. Communication includes tone of voice, body language and a bunch of other stuff. As we communicate with people in our lives, it's good to remember Proverbs 16:24, "Kind words are ... sweet to the spirit and bring healing to the body."
Official Average Boy Podcast #50
A rest isn't something just used in music. Baseball players need it. Actually, we all need it. Bob and Jesse talk about slowing down, taking time to rest and getting enough sleep. When we rest, we rejuvenate our minds and bodies. A podcast listener calls in with a question about purpose, leading to a discussion about our ultimate purpose being found in knowing, loving and serving Jesus.
Official Average Boy Podcast #49
Being isolated isn't healthy. God created us for community. When we connect with people and have real conversations, we build real connections. In this podcast, Bob connects with Mason and Mr. Gribble, the school janitor, in a wild adventure that includes being locked in the school gymnasium. Bob and Jesse also discuss ways to deal with worries.
Official Average Boy Podcast #48
A podcast listener asks if Bob has ever been bullied. This leads Bob to talk about several bullies at his school. Sometimes the bullies even bully other bullies. Bob tries to make a difference by showing God's love. Dealing with bullies must be done directly and with the help of trusted adults. By not being fearful and showing sound judgment (2 Timothy 1:7), Bob provides a good example of how bullying can be stopped by bringing it to light.
Official Average Boy Podcast #47
Have you "herd" the joke about the zebra? You'll hear plenty of them in this podcast, which also includes some tips for following through on commitments. A good tip can be to make a plan and follow it. Bob shows exactly that kind of intentionality when he watches his neighbors' house. Everything goes perfectly ... except for the flood, the exploding egg and the hungry cat.
My 2 boys (8 and 10) are loving this podcast! Every week they ask if there is a new one. Love how valuable topics are discussed in a fun way.