Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Funnies!


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Resurrection Eggs

Because I never tire of telling The Old, Old Story,
of Jesus and His Love!
Enjoy this re-post for preparing for Easter.
(For you and your little ones!)

Resurrection Eggs!

Many years ago, as a young Christian Mom, I learned of the Resurrection Eggs as an alternative to the secular hunting of "Easter Eggs." You can purchase these as a set of twelve in most Christian Book Stores or online, but, more recently, as I was teaching these stories for 3rd and 4th grade Sunday School class, this was the perfect opportunity to create an "egg" for many of the stories we had studied and what a great review for Easter Sunday! If you have young ones you are teaching at home, what a perfect way to learn these stories from the Bible and be creative with items you find for each story. Make them as you read the stories, hide them, hunt them and let the little ones retell the story as they have learned them as they open them to reveal something inside. Even the smallest child will remember them with great excitement! I brought my Resurrection Eggs to Farmer's Daughter M's house on Sunday. We hid the eggs for the two granddaughters, and 4 yr. old Raegan, who knew many of the stories already, could recite them all back to me after only seeing them and hearing my version 1 time!

Here is my version.

I number each egg and write down corresponding Scripture to be read as each egg is opened.

1. Donkey and "Palm" branches (mine is a bit of fern frond and a plastic "farm" animal)Triumphal Entry

Matt 21:1-11

Mark 11:1-10

Luke 19:29-38

John 12:12-15
2. Perfume bottle

Mary anoints Jesus for Burial

Matt. 26:7-13

Mark 14:3-9

John 12:2-8
3. Little wooden bucket and cloth (symbolic)

Jesus cleanses the temple

Matt. 21:12-17

Mark 11:15-17

Luke 19:45 & 46
4. Two copper coins (pennies)

The two widows mites

Mark 12:38-44

Luke 21:1-4
5. Thirty pieces of silver (3 dimes)

Judas agrees to betray Jesus

Matt 26:14-16

Mark 14:10&11

Luke 22:3-6
6. Communion cup and wafer (Last Supper)

The Passover prepared

Matt. 26:17-29

Mark 14:12-25

Luke 22: 7-23

7. Rooster

Peter's Denial

Matt. 26:30-35

Mark 14:26-31

Luke 22: 34, 39

John 13:37&38
8. Gavel (I made mine from a small wooden spool and a piece of dowel)

Jesus's arrest and trial

Matt 26:47-27:2

Mark 14:43-15:14

Luke 22:47-23:25

John 18:1-40
9. Thorns

Jesus scourged and mocked

Matt. 27:26-29

Mark 15:15-17

John 19:1&2
10. Rope

Judas repents

Matt. 27:3-5
11. Small wooden cross and three nails

Jesus is crucified

Matt. 27:34-44

Mark 15:24-41

Luke 23:33-43

John 19: 17-37
12. Soldier with spear (mine is from lego's)

Jesus's side is pierced

John 19:32-34


13. Heavy black cloth

Temple veil torn

Matt 27:51

Luke 23:44&45

14. White cloth and spices

Jesus's burial

Mark 15:42-47

Luke 23:50-56

John 19:38-42
15. Rock

The Rock is rolled away

Matt. 28:1 & 2

Mark 16:1-4

Luke 24:1&2

16. Empty

He is not here, for He is Risen!

Matt. 28:1-6

Mark 16:1-6

Luke 24:6

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Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Cleaning Revisited

As I go about doing a bit of Spring Cleaning today,
I was reminded of this poem that I posted a few years ago.
Are you doing any Spring Cleaning?
(Home and/or Heart)

"Dear Lord Jesus:


As I go about my housework

Let me see each job I do,

As a service for my King

And a way of loving You.


Let me wash away my judgments

Of others right or wrong,

As I wash up the dishes

Place within my heart a song.


As I clean up little fingerprints

And lots of muddy shoes,

May I remember how you cleaned the feet

Of the loved ones you did choose.


As I mend up torn garments

And sew a button on,

Show me where I need to mend a breech

That's gone on far too long.


Let me tidy up my thoughts

As I tidy up the toys,

Let me sweep away my fears

Like the dirt from little boys.


May I be just as quick with my forgiveness

As I am with mop and broom,

Sweeping up the clutter

In my heart and living room.


May I rinse out pride and ego

As I rinse the bathtub out,

And while we are at it Lord

Let's take care of anger, hate and doubt.


Please remind me often Lord

That the way I'm called to serve,

Is an honor given me

And not below what I deserve.


You know Lord, as I look

At all the work we need to do,

I think we'd better house clean

At least each day or two."


Poem by Melanie Hubbard


"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father."

Friday Funnies!

"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

While the rest of the country experiences unseasonably warm weather,
we are still having hard frosts, freezing rain and the occasional
dusting of snow.
Lovin' life in the great PNW!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Friday Funnies


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Friday Funnies!


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22

Sorry! I forgot yesterday was Friday!
Now that's funny!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Funnies

Simple Math!


"A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;"
Proverbs 17:22