When Josh was a baby, my Mom's Morning Out group made these Waiting Trees for Christmas. The whole idea is to read a Bible story, pray, and then let the children put up an ornament pertaining to the story. This was a huge amount of work and I'm not really into crafts, but I managed to finish mine. This has turned out to be the highlight of the year! We also have added one more thing to help get the story to stick even more. I have all the "Great Adventures of The Bible" VHS'. They are wonderful and it makes the story come to life for them.
Three years back, they decided to do the same craft. I was thrilled, because my sister had children now and had always said how much she had wanted one. Sooooo, instead of making just one for her, I made two! I wanted an extra one because I knew with lots of children, they could put the ornaments up in pairs. It wouldn't take so long for them for it to be their turn. Also, I will have two they can fight over when I'm dead and gone! LOL! I will try to remember to post a picture when all the ornaments are on there after the 25th.
Here is the Nutcracker collection that the kids are very excited about. This is their collection and it is starting to take up quite a bit of space in the shed now. They are really into the Revolutionary war right now, so they have all the reddish ones on one side and all the blueish nutcrackers on the other. It's kind of cute. I had know idea how many different kinds of nutcrackers there were. My favorites are the three firefighter ones.
And just two of the many, many firefighter Christmas ornaments that we have on our tree. I'll post pictures of our tree next...
"Show me your way , oh Lord, teach me Your paths; guide me in Your truth and teach me for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long." -Psalm 25:4-5 My Mission for this BLOG is to bring glory to God as I share what He is teaching me as I raise my children for Him. I want to encourage mothers all around the world to hang in there! Motherhood is tough, challenging and gritty. But through Christ's strength and the support of other moms who are in the trenches, I will keep pressing towards the goal to raise Godly children. Please feel free to leave comments. It blesses me so much! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a Stay-At-Home mother of six children. We LOVE having a large family. My first love, is Christ and the Words of the Bible. My passion is to teach my children about the Lord. I love to watch my children discover their own faith in God. My husband has been a firefighter for over 20 years and is now an officer. I am very proud of him. I long to be a Titus 2 woman who encourages other women to love their husbands and children and to thrive in their homes, not just survive.
The noblest calling in the world is that of a mother. True motherhood is the most beautiful of all arts, the greatest of all professions. She who can paint a masterpiece or who can write a book that will influence millions deserves the plaudits and admiration of mankind; but she who rears successfully a family of healthy, beautiful sons and daughters whose immortal souls will be exerting an influence throughout the ages long after paintings shall have faded, and books and statues shall have been destroyed, deserves the highest honor that man can give. -David O. McKay Motherhood is the one thing in all the world which most truly exemplifies the God-given virtues of creating and sacrficing. Though it carries the woman close to the brink of death, motherhood also leads her into the very realm of the fountians of life and makes her co-partner with the Creator in bestowing upon eternal spirits mortal life. -David O McKay We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Lo, children are a heritage of the Lord; and the fruit of the womb is his reward. -Psalm 127:3 The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom -Henry Ward Beecher The art of mothering is to teach the art of living to children. -Elaine Heffner People who say they sleep like babies usually don't have them. -Leo J. Burke
To be a mother is a woman's greatest vocation in life. She is a partner with God. No being has a position of such power and influence. She holds in her hands the destiny of nations, for to her comes the responsibility and opportunity of molding the nation's citizens. -Spencer W. Kimball