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: 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}

Review & Giveaway: Roots for the Journey

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I recently heard about mom, author, speaker, songwriter and music artist Yancy, who has written and recorded several worship projects and devotionals for kids and adults alike. Her latest project “Roots for the Journey“* started off as a lullaby album for kids, but became much more and is a truly beautiful and simple compilation of songs based on the Word of God that teach kids important truths about God and themselves, but which is a great worship album for adults {Read More}

Monthly Mission: Write a Letter

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So, last month I joined in with Amanda in her Monthly Mission to PRAY with my kids. Since one of the focuses of our prayer was other nations of the world, we ended up praying for the countries of the children we sponsor through Compassion Canada. This led to us looking at maps to see where they lived and reminded me that the Monthly Mission from April had been to write your Compassion child a letter. So, even though we {Read More}