Guest Post by Mary Kate Warner Christmas is the most joyous of all Christian celebrations because it re-creates the events of the birth of Christ. Our craft demonstrates how to deal with unforeseen tragedy like a tornado or forest fire that can make people feel that God has deserted them. We will show that even though we can’t see Him, medical he is always with him. We will … [Read more...] about Balloon and Starch Ornament Christmas Craft
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The Miracle of Saint Nicholas has long been a favorite in our home for several reasons. First, because we celebrate the Feast of St. Nicholas. In our home it's St. Nicholas who fills up the kids stockings on December 6th. It's much more traditional to set out shoes to be filled with goodies, but in our home we do Christmas stockings. The second reason The … [Read more...] about The Miracle of Saint Nicholas
I love Christmas and I love Christmas stories even more. My children and I eagerly wait for the day after Thanksgiving when we can get all of the book out of the attic to read and start putting up all of the Christmas decorations. Especially the nativity. I love to set it up and play with it, and move the figures around. I think that's why … [Read more...] about Mortimer’s Christmas Manger lesson
As part of our Christmas Book Tour, I thought it was important to include, of course, scripture! Here is a schedule that will allow you and your family to read through the entire book of Matthew through the month of December. I have always felt the story of Jesus birth needed to followed by the even more incredible story of His life. This schedule will beckon your family … [Read more...] about Read through the book of Matthew in December!
Night Tree by Eve Bunting has become one of our favorite holiday books because it expresses the true spirit of Christmas. If you have a nature-loving family like I do, you will enjoy the theme of this book. With beautiful illustrations of a woodland setting, Eve Bunting's lyrical prose captures this magical family moment as a family heads off … [Read more...] about Holiday Book Tour: Night Tree