Wednesday, November 30, 2011

CONTEST: "Like" us on Facebook = $10 Bath& Body Works

We are so blessed by our readers ~ so we'd like to reward you!

Up for grabs is a $10 Gift Card to Bath & Body Works + a $10 off your purchase of $30 coupon!

We also have a few extra coupons for Bath & Body Works that we want to give away!

Become our "Fan" on Facebook by clicking "Like" in the box on the right!

That's all you have to do!

When we get 50 likes, we will use to choose 1 Fan for the Prize Pack ($10 gift card + coupon) AND 2 more fans to receive a coupon
good for $10 off a purchase of $30 or more to Bath & Body Works!

Just in time for Christmas gift giving!


Countdown to Christ's Birthday - Kids' Craft Project!

So my children ask me multiple times each day,
"How many more days until Christ's birthday?"

My inlaws had the tradition when my husband was a child, that they made a candy chain that counted down from December 1 until Christmas Eve.

I am so happy to continue this project with my own children!

All you need to make this project are:
24 individually wrapped candies: We used Tootsie Rolls (since they are already individually wrapped)!
25 2" long pieces of curling ribbon
1 Jingle Bell
Hook to hang it on
This poem printed on Christmas paper

"He is the reason for the season. Excitement's in the air.
We celebrate in festive ways; There's many gifts to share.
Gifts of the heart, gifts of yourself, And gifts brought from the store.
But all these pale when we reflect on that first Christmas morn.
Our Savior came down to this earth; In a manger He was born.
When you can't wait, and you can't tell How long until the day,
Look at this chain Each night take a link away.
When you get closer to the bell,
His birthday's drawing near.
And when you reach it finally
Celebrate our Lord so dear!

Tie the candies together with ribbon & attach them to the bell.
Hang them somewhere in your home where your little ones can reach and count them, a often as they wish!

Enjoy the season & remember the reason, that Jesus Christ is Born!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

It's Beginning to Look a LOT Like Christmas!

I finally got around to taking a photo of my children for our Christmas card...hope you like it!

Season's Blessings to you and your family!
Stationery card
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011


The Lord has promised us and our children Heaven and His bounty if we are baptised.

Acts 2:38-39

"And Peter said unto them, Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For to you is the promise, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call unto him."

Monday, November 7, 2011

Praying for Sick Kids

There are so many illnesses out there that effect our families.
I have friends whose children have Type 1 Diabetes, some with cancer, others with Celiac disease, and others with severe allergies.
I am blessed that my family has some mild allergies, and eczema. We don't have to worry about so many health issues like other families do.
I am amazed at the faith I see in the parents of these children.
They Worship the Lord our God, and give thanks to Him for the good things He has given us.
Of course, as parents, they still mourn the pain and suffering they have to witness their children endure.
I think of Jesus, and how Mary had to watch him suffer and die on the cross!
Nothing could be worse than that!
God gave us HIS only Son, and He suffered and died for US!

Dear Lord,
I pray that parents around the world will look to you in Thanksgiving and Praise, even through the difficult times of watching their children suffer. I pray that You, as the Great Physician, and Creator of Us and our bodies, will grant relief and healing to the children you have blessed us with.

Exodus 23:25
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,

Thursday, November 3, 2011

In Sickness and in Health

As a mom, part of me suffers when my child is sick.
It is so hard to watch your children suffer!

It is even harder when mommy gets sick!

I have been experiencing extreme amounts of pain for almost a week.
This pain is somehow related to my womanly cycle (thank you Eve), and the lack of consistency in my hormones, etc.

I have a doctor's appointment in two weeks, and have been very blessed by wonderful pain medications.

However, through all of this pain, and the trouble it puts my family in when mommy is not up to making meals, cleaning up, and taking care of everyone like she usually does, is taking its toll on my husband and children.

So, my prayer is for strength for my husband, my children, and healing for me.

Dear Lord,
I know you do not give me more than I can handle.
I thank You Lord for giving me the most wonderful, loving husband, who is also an amazing father!
Please give him strength and patience, Lord, as he deals with the children, and the slack left by my illness.
I pray also that You lead the doctors to know what tests to run, to figure out what is going on in this earthly body of mine.
I can handle the pain, Lord, with your help and protection. I know this is only temporary, Jesus, and I praise you as The Almighty Healer and Creator. You know what my body needs, and how to strengthen me and my family.
In Jesus' Holy Name,

"Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you, and none will miscarry or be barren in your land. I will give you a full life span."
Exodus 23:25-26 (NIV)