Homemade Christmas Ornaments

  What you need: Clear glass ornaments (found at a craft store) Scrapbook paper Scissors Pencil How to make: Cut scrap book paper into thin strips  Fold back and forth like making a fan or wrap loosely around a pencil        Drop into the ball      You have now created a perfect handmade gift for anyone on your list.  These are simple enough for kids of all ages with just a little help. There are hundreds of different kinds of scrap book paper to choose from. Make it more personal for a teacher, music teacher, nurse, childcare provider, hair stylist, etc. The choices are endless. Anyone who receives one will be sure to treasure it! Renee’s passion for learning new skills has helped her take the reins as editor of...

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The Tree of Christmas

The Tree of Christmas

And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: Isaiah 11:1 By Gail Cartee Hey Kids and Parents Have you seen the EETCHY worm in your classroom? It’s made of colored beads and it helps kids organize their thoughts to tell a story. I want to use an EETCHY worm today to help us tell about a Christmas tree. The first bead of the worm is green to remind us what group we are talking about. Our group is Christmas Tree The second bead is blue to ask us what does it do. A Christmas Tree represents the various meanings associated with Christmas. The second bead is yellow with an eye on it. This asks us what does it look like. A Christmas Tree looks like a tree covered with red, gold, blue and white balls, stars,...

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A Harvest Moon

A Harvest Moon

But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. Matthew 24:36 Hey Kids:  What is your vision for the future? Not every Christian is called to a foreign mission field. We need teachers, doctors, politicians, lawyers, auto mechanics, plumbers, computer techs and more who know how to use their jobs as effective mission fields. Study about Daniel this week. He was just a teen when he was taken to Babylon, but he learned all he could without compromising his faith. Though he faced trials, he became one of the most influential men in the kingdom until his death as a very old man. How can you prepare now for the vision God is giving you? How can you influence the world from your mission field? Gail Cartee is a writer and...

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Make a Difference Day

Make a Difference Day

By Karen H Whiting   October 26 is Make A Difference Day. This is a great opportunity to make good choices. Consider what to be when you grow up that can make a difference. Think of ways you can make your home, community, and world a better place. Jesus made a difference. He was born in poverty, in a time with no cars or electricity. He made more of a difference than all leaders and kings ever born. Check out what Dr. James Allan Francis wrote about Jesus at this website:http://www.anointedlinks.com/one_solitary_life_original.html The Apostle Paul made a difference. At one time he had hated Christians and had them killed changed his life and preached to many people.  He is said to be the greatest missionary who ever lived. He started many churches and God...

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October – Respect Life Month

October – Respect Life Month

By Karen Whiting October is Respect Life month for the church and a time to think about how special God made everyone. Find out what happened the day of your birth and how your family celebrated your first day home. At dinner chat about how each person in your family is unique and has different talents and interests. You are so special that God has even numbered the hairs on your head. It says so in Matthew 10:30. Touch 0ne hair and it might be #10,563. Celebrate life all month with some of these activities: Make cards for people in a nursing home and deliver them in person. Donate baby items to a woman’s shelter or birthright center. Talk a hike and talk about living creatures you see. Praise God for all He made. Have parents and grandparents share stories...

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