Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jesse Tree Ornaments

For several years now we have participated in a Jess Tree ornament exchange.  I am collecting enough sets to pass on to the children when they are grown. 

The Jesse Tree Advent tells the story of Jesus' forthcoming through his lineage starting with Adam and Eve.  It is totally cool!!!!  I am so glad to be passing this on to my kids ... The first year we did the devotions, I leared A LOT about Jesus!!!!!
 
This year we made twenty-five of each ornament pictured below. 

We made
Day 3: Inside the Ark ~~ Symbol: Ark and Rainbow
Day 11: King David~~Symbol: slingshot
Day 23: The Light of the World~~Symbol: a candle
 
 
If your family does not have a daily devotion during the advent season or you wourl like to add to your advent celebrations, I highly recommend the Jesse Tree.  We just love it!
 
We use this book.  I am posting the link through our Amazon Affiliate account.  We like this book because it has an adult reading and a child reading with scripture.  It also has song suggestions.  We use YouTube and sing away.  Honestly, this month of devotions is the best of the year for our family!!!

 
 
If you have little ones that love to color , there are LOTS of free resources on the we.  Here is one. http://www.osv.com/Portals/0/images/pdf/JesseTree.pdf

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Update!!!! Bibles for Orphans!

We are on our way to reaching our goal of $1000.00 for bibles for Orphans.

But we still have a way to go ...

Can  you help?

We need to raise $600.00 in the next 3 weeks! 
 
Orphan Sunday and Samuel's Birthday are just a few weeks away.
In honor of Sammy's birthday and in celebration of Orphan Sunday 2012,
we would like to raise
$1,000.00 for Bibles for Orphans.
They are planning to print and distribute
30,000 Jesus Storybook Bibles to orphans in Ukraine during
Easter 2013.
Celebrate Sammy's million dollar smile!!!
Celebrate his fashion sense!!!!!
.... with a donation in his honor ....
PLEASE?!?
Do you have $5.00, $50.00, $500.00 to spare?
THREE DOLLARS will provide one bible.
Surely most of my friends and relatives have $3.00 to spare ...
$3.00 is a super small price to get the story of Jesus into some one's heart.
Think of what your $3.00 seed could harvest!!!!!!!




BIBLES FOR ORPHANS

You can help place God’s Word in
the hands of orphans in Ukraine!

$3
FOR $3 YOU CAN
GIVE A BIBLE & HOPE TO AN ORPHAN

Partner with Christians in Ukraine to print the Jesus Storybook Bible in their language and distribute it to 30,000 orphans. Believers will personally deliver the Bibles to these children through a network of over 100 churches and 30 Christian organizations already working in orphanages in every region of the country.

The Jesus Storybook Bible will be a valuable tool for churches and believers, equipping them to minister more effectively to orphans who desperately need to hear the gospel message of a loving Father who sent His Son to rescue them and bring them into His family.





You can donate by clicking the link below and making a contribution directly to Bibles for Orphans ... these donations are tax deductible.
Or you can give/send your donation to us and we will make one large contribution after Orphan Sunday. Giving the donation to me, will not get you a tax deduction, but I believe, it will store up a treasure in heaven ;)
If you send a direct donation, would you send me a note telling me you did so and if you are comfortable sharing the amount you donated, tell me that too. I'd like to keep a tally of donations made in honor of Samuel.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tipi's - Head-dresses and Fry Bread! OH and WAR PAINT!!!!

 
As part of our curriculum, My Father's World - Adventures, we are studying Native Americans this month.  We have a few friends that are using the currirulum too.
 
So ...
 
Today, we built a tipi, made head-dresses, put on war paint and made fry bread.
 

The kids had so much fun - and so did the moms!
 







 















 


 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Nose to Nose

 
Wanna guess why they were nose to nose and holding hands?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A Video Plea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

video
 
In honor of Sammy's birthday and in celebration of Orphan Sunday 2012,
we would like to raise
$1,000.00 for Bibles for Orphans.
They are planning to print and distribute
30,000 Jesus Storybook Bibles to orphans in Ukraine during
Easter 2013.
 
Do you have $5.00, $50.00, $500.00 to spare?
THREE DOLLARS will provide one bible.
Surely most of my friends and relatives have $3.00 to spare ...
$3.00 is a super small price to get the story of Jesus into some one's heart.
Think of what your $3.00 seed could harvest!!!!!!!

You can donate by clicking the link below and making a contribution directly to Bibles for Orphans ... these donations are tax deductible.
Or you can give/send your donation to us and we will make one large contribution after Orphan Sunday. Giving the donation to me, will not get you a tax deduction, but I believe, it will store up a treasure in heaven ;)
If you send a direct donation, would you send me a note telling me you did so and if you are comfortable sharing the amount you donated, tell me that too. I'd like to keep a tally of donations made in honor of Samuel.