Once December rolls around it’s our annual tradition to bake cookies or other goodies to share with friends, family, and among ourselves. This year the kids and I made chocolate fudge ( not pictured as it got eaten up quickly), sugar cookies, and blueberry muffins (these were amazing).
Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’
Amy Grant’s newest album “Tennessee Christmas” is a great listen! Her vocals are spot on and I love the fact that even her husband joins her on one of the songs! Aside from well known classic favorites, Amy also features songs she wrote from her own holiday experiences. I really like the fact she decided to share with fans her heart. I know many of us can relate to her written thoughts and feelings alive in song during this time of year.
The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness by Rick Warren is a wonderful book for children. I learned the prayer this title features when I was 4-5 years old and it has stuck with me ever since. I feel this book would be a great choice if you are wanting a child in your life to also learn this prayer. It list more than the verses but also the author adds a comment or two on what each verse means in a way a child can understand.
The NIrV Love Letters from God Holy Bible, Hardcover is a good choice for children ages eight and up. This Bible features an easy to understand translation (written specifically for third grade reading level) that won’t frustrate kids. In keeping with the Love Letters line, this Bible gives readers prompts to help children connect to God in the form of writing. The letters are an adaption of God’s words and feeling towards us. These prompts can help children in their faith journaling and prayer time forming more than a habit but a conscious life choice in their walk with God.
Pop-up books ar so much fun. I love seeing the surprised looks on my children’s faces as they turn each page. The magic never seems to fade no matter what the age. Even I enjoy looking and enjoying this type of art form. Books like these make special occasions such as the Christmas Holiday season that much more fun knowing we’ll get to enjoy it year after year!
Where Jesus Slept by Norma Lewis will no doubt be a book I reach to read to my children every Christmas Season. I adore the way it is written which starts with one element/person/animal, adds something else, goes backward, and adds something new again on the next page. The cycle the words go in make this book a fun and excellent participatory retelling for littles ones to enjoy. I imagine with multiple readings the story will eventually be memorized!