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How He loves

To celebrate this day of love I thought I would share one of my favorite songs that talks about the Greatest Love. I don’t have time to maintain these regrets when I think about the way He loves…

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Cute (& easy) last minute valentine craftiness

Instead of offering you some of my own tutorials I thought I’d share some of the Valentine’s Day crafty goodness out there. There’s a ton of clever Valentine’s Day craft ideas and fun to be had! I am in love with these minimalist fabric and paper cards here. Cute fabric postcard that is mailable here and here! Awesome fabric postcards I love here. Alternatives to traditional cards: tags felted tic tac toe game see-through valentine … read on, my friend…

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Blank books for children

With the holidays fast approaching and a sluggish economy, you may be looking for create gift ideas that are easy on your pocketbook. Blank books are great gifts for children, even those who don’t usually enjoy books or even read yet. With a little imagination you can take a blank book and make it a one-of-a-kind gift the child in your life will treasure. Make it into an alphabet book they can fill with words … read on, my friend…

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My Valentine’s Day gift to you

Do you have any idea how much God loves you? He is crazy about you. You are always on His mind. He wrote you a valentine–His Word. God is for you. He is in love with you as His child. Drink it in For this Valentine’s Day I thought I would offer you a little printable reminder of God’s love. Do you know all the things God’s love does for you? This list comes two … read on, my friend…

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Advent studies

I love the Christmas season and always enjoy trying new things to inspire our spiritual focus of the holiday. Click on the titles for more info. Advent Inductive Bible Study This f*r*e*e printable study takes you through the Christmas season with daily Bible readings and activities. The coloring and marking of the text is something my kids really enjoy. Thanks to Eleanor Zweigle for writing it and thanks to Miiko for hosting it on her Web … read on, my friend…

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Jesse tree

“A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.”   Isaiah 11:1 We are starting one new tradition each Christmas at our house. We love advent calendars and we love devotionals for the month of December, so I discovered a way to do both of these in a fun and meaningful way.Those of you in mainline denominations may know about the Jesse tree. I did not. … read on, my friend…

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10 things I’m thankful for

With only two days until T-Day I wanted to put keystroke to screen and list some things I’m thankful for. This list does not include the big three: my salvation, my family or my life. Those are obvious to me. *smile* warm homemade pumpkin bread–with real butter digital camera to capture my kids in time catching my favorite song on the radio–at the beginning of it creating a handmade book that works out just right easy potty … read on, my friend…

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Making more of Easter

Melissa has some terrific ideas to make Easter more meaningful. See them here. We are adding to our traditions. Last year we started a tradition of serving communion on pillows in the LR and reading from the account of the Last Supper. It was such a sobering experience. I can’t wait to try some of her suggestions. Hope her ideas will inspire your family to make Easter more of an event.

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My favorite Christmas reading

I can’t give a complete list because I’m sure I’ll forget something, but this is my family’s list for Christmas reading. It’s not long but the works are quality. Account of the Christmas story in Luke 2 (KJV), read by candlelight Louisa May Alcott’s Christmas Treasury: The Complete Christmas Collection from River Oak Publishing The Candymaker’s Gift by David and Helen Haidle from Honor Books The Christmas Lizard by Cory Edwards from Honor Books The … read on, my friend…

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Last week’s lessons (and still more poetry) Nov. 21-25

I am surprised at the number of poems that have peppered my posts lately. Must be a “season” heehee. Well of course it was a short week in our celebration of Thanksgiving. Princess G asked to read Psalm 100 before dinner. I was very proud of her initiative and she read aloud beautifully. I wish she’d speak up more but she did a great job. While we are on the subject, I thought I’d share … read on, my friend…

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