It’s been hard trying to steal away some time to sit down and type up the end of our Truth in the Tinsel experience with… Christmas, our sicknesses that came with the joy of the season, and our time with family who are here from out of town. So, here is a mod podge (just like the word- realized I spelled it wrong in my previous posts) of pics from our final days doing our crafts and sharing the true meaning of Christmas. I pray that my kids don’t only take enjoyment from these craft activities, but much much more from God’s word as it was shared to them throughout this month. Want to get the ebook to do this advent experience with your children next year? Click here to view more details Are you a leader in the children’s ministry at your church and want the curriculum for Truth in the Tinsel? Click here to view more details
These were activities that we did on top of our regular readings in the Bible with Landon and Judah. Every night our nighttime ritual is to read a story out of the Storybook Bible with Judah and The Gospel Story Bible with Landon before praying together. I love, love, love these Bibles. Did I mention that I love them? They are age-appropriate, spot on, and point to Jesus in each story. The Gospel Story Bible is for 5 and up I would say, and have a “Talk About It” section at the end of each story passage that is great to help them comprehend what they are reading and let it sink into their little hearts. We have really enjoyed this time together as a family.
The other thing I have been meaning to post before 2013 comes upon us is a great way to learn scripture and hide it in your own heart. It is a scripture memory program/team by Beth Moore called the 2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team. I am very excited because so many times I have wanted someone to keep me accountable to hide scripture in my heart, and I have fallen short on having it happen. Now, I can make it happen! I will post 2 verses a month on her blog, and memorize them each month. Totally doable! Here is the link to learn more…
I’m excited to start this team this year. What are some things you want to start doing as the new year begins? It’s funny how it takes a “new year” to start things to better yourself. But, hey, what ever it takes, right? Well, here is my full list:
1. Impress my kids hearts even more with His Word by using the Bible Study Fellowship (BSF), which is a nationwide Bible Study that I’m a part of here (check to see if it’s in your city- such an awesome Bible Study), resources for school-age kids. I plan on printing out the study for school-age kids to do with them during dinner, since our day is packed full with Landon in school.
2. Memorize two verses a month with the Siesta Scripture Memory Team- which I’ve already mentioned.
3. Increase my cross-fit workout from 2 to 3 days a week.
4. Create my own cleaning plan (again) for what task I do each day. Ex. Monday- laundry, Tuesday- Clean Floors, etc.
5. Write more to my Compassion International Sponsored Child and pray for her. I think I might be one of the worst sponsors. :(
6. Make a decision whether to start taking classes in web design for the fall. I am enjoying learning on my own, but would like to learn so much more.
7. hmmm… having trouble thinking of more.
Well, I guess that’s my list for 2013. What is on your list?
Happy New Year!