Today we celebrate the day that Jesus took all the wrath our sins deserve on Himself as He died on the cross in our place. What glorious grace!
We are celebrating with these hymns:
Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
Jesus Paid It All
Nothing But the Blood
When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
I love these ideas from Doorposts:
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
by Robert Frost
illustrated by Susan Jeffers
The Legend of the Candy Cane
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend
A New Coat for Anna
by Harriet Ziefert
This classic tale of redemption needs no explanation. I highly recommend it for big kids.
The Little Fir Tree
by Margaret Wise Brown
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey
by Susan Woiciechowski
When a widow asks the town hermit to carve a nativity set for her son, a new friendship is slowly formed and a man gets a reminder of joy. We always follow up the book with the movie. Love both.
Christmas in the Barn
by Margaret Wise Brown
One Wintry Night
by Ruth Bell Graham
This is the Star
by Joyce Dunbar
by Patricia Polacco
I love Patricia Polacco and she outdid herself with this surprising sweet tale. The first time I read it, the kids were all begging me to read on! Now, it's a family favorite. We all just love the ending.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Monday, November 5, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Judah is pulling up on everything and has started cruising now. His main form of transportation is crawling though, since I now know how important it is. He has recently been going through a growth spurt - "a sleep spurt" as I call it; he's sleeping late in the morning and taking long naps. I miss him!
So, I've been struggling with this big dilemma since Judah was a newborn: What to do with his hair.
He has a cowlick in the front that makes his hair go his left, and a cowlick at his crown that makes his hair go to his right. What's a mom to do? The struggle of how to handle this has kept me up nights (ok maybe it was just insomnia).
Well, I won't keep up the suspense. I know you're on the edge of your seat. I decided to part it on his right.
And it looks great. I am so relieved.
You may now go on with your day knowing that all is right with the world.