Truth in the Tinsel – Year 4

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I haven’t had any time for blogging as of late, but I always make time for Truth in the Tinsel as the Christmas season approaches because I love it so much and so do my kids. It’s just under 2 weeks until December 1st when the tradition of advent typically begins and if you have children, I would highly recommend this advent devotional and activity eBook to you! The first year that we participated, we followed the book as closely {Read More}

Our Easter Banner

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Our family had a great time preparing our hearts for Easter using the kids devotional A Sense of the Resurrection. You can read about Days 1 & 2 in my original review and Days 3 & 4 here. On Day 5 we SAW Jesus’ true royalty as they put a purple robe on Him, draping a purple blanket over Justice’s shoulders as a royal garment. On Day 6 we HEARD the rooster’s crow and talked about how we don’t want {Read More}

Coupon Code for A Sense of the Resurrection!

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A couple weeks ago I talked about how we are preparing our hearts for Easter by using a new ebook from ohAmanda called A Sense of the Resurrection. Feel free to read my review of this devotional for kids that we are already loving! Since then we’ve done a couple more of the devotionals as we slowly draw closer to Easter. For Day 3 we talked about how Jesus was a servant and we FELT the warm water and bubbles {Read More}

Preparing Our Hearts for Easter

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It’s coming up on 3 years ago that we lost my husband’s sister Angie in a car accident on April 2nd, 2011, not too long before Easter. This was also the first year where I decided to do a special activity with my then 3-year-old son Justice to talk about Jesus dying for us and rising again. I think it was helpful, even as we were also processing the death of Angie and our hope in her resurrection when Jesus {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 17-24

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 9-16 here. Day 17 – Sheep Day 18 – Choir of Angels Day 19 – The Shepherds As you can see, our Lego nativity scene continued to grow. We added some cows and then the shepherds, sheep and Gabriel joined in the fun as well! {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 9-16

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Again, in case you haven’t seen all these pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for days 9-16! You can see days 1-8 here and days 17-24 here. Day 9 – Joseph Day 10 – Dream Joseph being visited by the angel Gabriel in his not-so-comfy looking bed. Day 11 – JESUS!! Day 12 – The Census Can you find Joseph & Mary amongst all the people going to Bethlehem to {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel: Days 1-8

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So, in case you haven’t seen all the pictures on Facebook or Instagram already, here’s a recap of our Truth in the Tinsel experience for the first 8 days! (You can view days 9-16 here and days 17-24 here) An exciting part of our Christmas this year is that we bought our first tree (an artificial one) since the one tree my husband and I had our first year of marriage in 2005. While it was a bit of a {Read More}

Truth in the Tinsel Winner!

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The winner of my Truth in the Tinsel giveaway is comment #3 Nicole Funk! Thanks for entering and if you didn’t win, definitely take advantage of my 20% discount coupon code ECHOINGHIM for the ebook! I’m excited & looking forward to hearing how some of you, my friends and family, who are doing this for the first time this year enjoy it and hearing the stories of what you and your kids experience together!

Truth in the Tinsel: Giveaway & Coupon Code!!

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This will be my 3rd year using Truth in the Tinsel as our family Advent celebration leading up to Christmas and my kids have been getting excited about it as soon as they saw Christmas decorations start going up in the stores and neighborhood. If you haven’t heard about Truth in the Tinsel, it is a fantastic e-book by Amanda White with daily advent clues, crafts, Bible passages and a devotional to read with your children to teach them about {Read More}

Long Overdue Update

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Well, I haven’t blogged at all for nearly 2 1/2 months, so I figured it was time for a long overdue update, for anyone out there who still reads my blog – lol. You may have heard some of these details from Facebook, Instagram, or our monthly family/ministry newsletters, but here you go anyway! Since a lot has been going on lately, I figured I would give this update to you in list form with a few pictures here and {Read More}