Yearly Archives: 2012

Humneo

Our church recently released a CD titled “Humneo” (New Testament Greek word for “Hymns”). Since we haven’t been at church in the last few weeks due to holiday travelling, etc., I purchased the CD today. I’ve been listening to it

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New Year’s Resolution – “New City Catechism”

As 2012 draws to a close, many of us are in the final stages of determining which particular resolutions make the cut for the 2013 New Year. I have a great New Year’s Resolution that can be used by your entire

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

This year’s Christmas celebration may feel “over” for many of us (like many of you, we open our gifts and do the bulk of our family Christmas celebrating on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). However, we are actually still in the

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The Weight of Glory

A lot has been written about what happened last Friday. Honestly, it all still shakes me to the core. I have read a lot about it, seen a lot about it. I am heartsick, as are all of you. Here

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DIY Advent Calendar with Easy Devotions

      I know, I know – “timely” these are not (since the Advent season is nearly half over!) However, I just found out about these the other day from a friend, and I think they are WONDERFUL and deserve to

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Advent Lessons for Children

A few years ago, my grandmother (who has now passed away) left Shaan a nativity set (actually my mom used the money she left for Shaan to purchase him this nativity set): It’s great – Shaan loves playing with it

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“The Christmas Angel” Review

A few weeks ago, I purchased a product called “The Christmas Angel.” Basically, it’s a Christian alternative to “Elf on the Shelf” in that the package contains an angel doll and the idea is that each day the angel is

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Teacher Christmas Gift Idea

This past week, I was trying to get a little ahead on my holiday shopping, and was pondering what to give Shaan’s preschool teacher for Christmas. Earlier this year, the school held a booksale and I remembered how Ms. Heather

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“God Made Me” Cards – Testimonial from Rhonda Ross Kendrick

A few weeks ago, I received an exciting testimonial from Rhonda Ross Kendrick (the daughter of legendary superstar Diana Ross and business mogul Berry Gordy) regarding the “God Made Me” cards. She ordered a set for her son, Raif-Henok (3 years

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Shepherd My Child, Sponsor God’s Children: “Orphan Sunday”

Today is “Orphan Sunday.” Among the many things that are impressed upon my heart to teach to my son, one of them is service to others – caring for the less fortunate: “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure

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Horn of Plenty

As part of our family devotions for Thanksgiving, I am using the new Shepherd My Child “Fruit of the Spirit” cards. These cards can be purchased on Etsy  (click here). I purchased a small “horn of plenty” at Michael’s for

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All Saints’ Day

Today is “All Saints’ Day”. After reading an article yesterday that I posted to Facebook (click here if you want to see the article), I became interested in seeing how I could introduce “All Saints’ Day” to Shaan. So, here’s

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The Pumpkin Gospel

A friend of mine just recently referred a book to me called “The Pumpkin Gospel” by Mary Manz Simon. I don’t currently have the book, but I did look it up on Amazon and it’s a wonderful way to tie

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THANK YOU and “Fruit of the Spirit” Scripture Card Winners!

First of all, let me say a big THANK YOU to all the “Shepherd My Child” fans who participated in this giveaway! I know I requested a lot more work of you than I did for the first giveaway (i.e.

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“Fruit of the Spirit” Scripture Card Giveaway!

I’m excited to announce that the second Shepherd My Child product, the “Fruit of the Spirit” Scripture Card set, is complete! This set of cards is the perfect accompaniment to the harvest season! Before long, we’ll be seeing “Horns of

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Johnny Pumpkinseed?

In my last post, I mentioned that Shaan and I recently visited our first pumpkin patch together. Here’s a picture from the Pumpkin Patch that I did not include in the previous post: By chance, do you remember the “Johnny

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The Pumpkin Patch Parable

I love fall. It’s probably my favorite time of the year. Last fall, my mother gave Shaan and I a wonderful book that takes one of the prominent symbols of fall – the pumpkin – and uses it to show

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Referral on the “Teaching Baby To Read” Blog

I’m so excited to see that the “God Made Me” Scripture and Prayer Cards from Shepherd My Child have been referred on the “Teaching Baby to Read” Blog by Krista Guerrero, CEO of Intellectual Baby and creator of the Monkisee

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Teaching Kids Scripture

I ran across a great blog article today about teaching children Scripture. The thing that really struck home with me was that God has given us the solution to teaching children Scripture in the Bible: Deuteronomy 6:6-9: “These commandments that

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Seeds of Courage

I wanted to make you aware of some fantastic CD’s for children that come from Seeds Family worship: http://www.seedsfamilyworship.net I ordered one CD (Seeds of Courage) for Shaan to check out the music based upon some recommendations from friends. I

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