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Torry Martin speaks about Wooton’s Random Ramblings, plus Emily and Matthew solve a mystery!

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

January 2010 Clubhouse cover

January 2010 Clubhouse cover

Hear from Torry Martin, creator of Wooton Bassett about a new Wooton page in Clubhouse magazine, his grandma’s influence on his writing and more.

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Every issue of Focus on the Family Clubhouse will now include:

  • A Solve It Yourself mystery with Emily Jones and Matthew Parker.
  • Another edition of Wooton’s Random Ramblings
  • Odyssey puzzles, including Eugene’s Sudoku

Find out more at Clubhouse Magazine online.

Solve the first mystery for yourself by clicking on the pages below!

Clubhouse Mystery - Page 1

Clubhouse Mystery - Page 1 - Click to read!

Clubhouse Mystery - Page 2

Clubhouse Mystery - Page 2 - Click to read!

Clubhouse Mystery - Solution

Clubhouse Mystery - Solution - Click to read!

Torry Martin

Torry Martin

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The producers answer your questions about Album 51, including whether Eugene and Katrina will have a baby, the future of Tom Riley, and more

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

The first chocolate Macadamia nut cookies arrive!

The first chocolate Macadamia nut cookies arrive!

You sent in over 500 questions and the producers answered as many as they could!

Paul McCusker and Dave Arnold answer your questions about the upcoming season including juicy tidbits about the Inspiration Station, the Parker family, Eugene and Katrina’s baby plans, the future of Tom Riley, story hints, which characters will appear in the new season, and much more.

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  • Check out the video podcast, with previews of “Take It From the Top” and glimpses of the actors and recording. Plus you can find out what the cookies are for!
  • Get Darien’s Rise now and hear all nine parts!
  • Read more about “The Twilife Zone,” featuring Philonius Voce.
They are delicious.

They are delicious.

Ask the Producers!

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

You’ve heard the Passages dramas. You’ve seen the video podcast and preview of album 51. Are there questions about Passages, album 51, or Adventures in Odyssey in general that you’ve been dying to ask?

UPDATE: The producers answer your questions on the latest podcast!

NEW VIDEO PODCAST: Watch top secret video behind the scenes of album 51

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Come along as Brock steals the camera and tries to escape Bob and Jesse while showing top secret video and secrets behind the scenes of album 51.

Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 9 Devotional: Back to Normal

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

After you’ve heard “Passages: Darien’s Rise, Part 9,” check out this devotional thought. (If you haven’t heard Part 9, check out the Media Player starting November 14. You can also find a station in your area.)

By Elizabeth Goldsmith

“We were chosen for one thing in Marus. We must be chosen for something else here.” -Anna

On the Mountaintop

On the Mountaintop

Have you ever had an experience where you felt really close to God? Maybe at church or at summer camp? Those are called “mountaintop experiences,” probably because the top of a mountain seems like it’s closer to God. But they are called mountaintops for a good reason. You can’t stay on them forever! When you get back home from church or summer camp, sometimes it’s hard to hold on to that closeness you felt. Everything goes back to normal and it’s easy to wonder why you felt the closeness in the first place.

Mountaintop experiences are wonderful and they can be great times of growth in our relationship with God. But it’s important to remember that we won’t always feel that excitement that comes along with being on the mountaintop. Our feelings can change, but God doesn’t. We need to learn how to stay strong in our faith even when everything’s normal and the feelings of closeness aren’t necessarily there.

Anna and Kyle’s time in Marus was sort of like a mountaintop experience. The Unseen One gave Anna dreams and visions, and used Kyle to protect Darien. Even though their experiences were a little scary at times, The Unseen One became very real to them. When things changed, however, and the Unseen One stopped using them in those ways, Kyle began to doubt and even turned away from the Unseen One. Anna, however, stayed on the right track: she still trusted and followed Him even if she didn’t always feel His presence.

It’s easier to have faith when the feelings are there, and when God reveals Himself to you in big ways. Holding on to that faith when you’re back in your day-to-day life, however, is harder to do. Because we’re human, we won’t always feel like reading our Bibles or praying or going to church. It’s important, however, to do those things, to have a faith that’s strong in times of excitement and quiet. God calls us to be obedient in the exciting times and in the boring ones.

Have you ever had an experience where you felt really close to God? What did you do when things went back to normal? Tell us about it in the comments section below.


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