Thursday, April 24, 2014


Thank you for allowing us to get a glimpse into your family over the past six years!  xoxo
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Taste and SEE!

So not only have my children and I walked through Holy Week, but also through our Wed evening Bible Study.

I help teach the 5-7 yr old class at our Fellowship and we have journeyed together through Jesus' final days here on earth over the past two Wednesday's.

I love to use a "Taste and see that the Lord is good"  (psalm 34:8) approach to teaching, meaning the more senses + hands on the better!! 

So we traveled a bit as disciples with Jesus around the church.  We washed feet, walked into Jerusalem on a stuffed donkey + waved palms,  celebrated the last supper together, prayed in the garden of Gethsemane + fell asleep.  Through His word witnessed the arrest of Jesus, how they mocked him with a crown of thorns + drove nails into His hands.   How He took the full punishment of our sin + died in our place on the cross

...and how that wasn't the end of the story.  xoxo

One of the activities we did to help show the burial and resurrection of Christ was to make Resurrection Rolls.  

Resurrection Rolls


• 2 cans refrigerated crescent roll dough
• 8 large marshmallows
• Melted butter
• Cinnamon
• Sugar


1. Give each child two triangle shaped section of crescent roll. Press one seam together to             make a rectangle.  This represents the tomb.

2. Each child take a fork and pierce one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.  His body was pierced for our transgressions. 
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed." Isaiah 53:5
3. Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.

4. Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow. Placing the body of Jesus in the tomb.

5. Make sure all seams are pinched together well.  Seal the tomb

6. Place in a sprayed muffin tins and bake according to package directions.  Place a piece of       tin foil or cookie sheet under your muffin tin.  --The marshmallow get's crazy and bubble over!

7. Wait "three days" and remove from oven.  We jumped and shook around from the                 earthquake and pretended we saw the Angel of the Lord!  

8. Make sure they cool and break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer               there!!

9. Celebrate God's love!

"He is not here; He has risen!" --Happy Easter!!
                                                                                        luke 24:6

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Following Jesus through Holy Week

As we walk through Holy week, around the breakfast table the children and I are following the journey of Jesus.  Below is a couple of guidelines I found online to help with chronological order.

May God breath fresh on His word as we draw close to Him in celebration!


Friday/Saturday                                                   Matthew        Mark              Luke             John

Jesus arrives in Bethany                                                                                                            12:1
Mary anoints Jesus                                                                                                                   12:2-8
Crowd comes to see Jesus                                                                                                       12:9-11


Triumphal entry into Jerusalem                               21:1-11          11:1-10        19:28-44          12:12-18
Some Greeks seek Jesus                                                                                                          12:20-36
Jesus weeps over Jerusalem                                                                                 19:14
Enters Temple                                                                                11:11
Returns to Bethany                                                  21:17             11:11


Jesus curses the fig tree                                           21:18-19         11:12-14
Clears the temple                                                     21:12-13         11:15-17      19:45-46
Returns to Bethany with the twelve                                                11:19


Disciples see the withered fig tree on the              21:20-22        11:20-21
    --return to Jerusalem
Temple controversies in Jerusalem                      1:23--23:39    11:27--12:44    20:1--21:4
Olivet Discourse on the return to Bethany          24:1-25:46      13:1-37             21:5-36


Jesus continues daily teaching in the temple                                                        21:37-38
Sanhedrin plots to kill Jesus                                26:3-5              14:1-2              22:1-2


Preparations for the Passover                              26:17-19          14:12-16           22:7-13


Passover meal/Last Super                                   26:20-35           14:17-26          22:14-30
Upper Room Discourse                                                                                                           13:1-17:26
Jesus prays in Gethsemane                                 26:36-46           14:32-42         22:39-46                                        

Betrayal and arrest (after midnight?)                  26:47-56           14:43-52         22:47-53         18:2-12
Jewish trial:
     -before Annas                                                                                                                      18:13-24
     -before Caiaphas and part of the Sanhedrin   26:57-75           14:53-72         22:54-65        18:19-24
     -before full Sanhedrin (after sunrise?)            27:1-2               15:1                 22:66-71   
Roman trials:
     -before Pilate                                                  27:2-14             15:2-5             23:1-5
     -before Herod                                                                                                  23:13-25
     -before Pilate                                                  27:15-26           15:6-15           23:13-25   18:28-19:16
Crucifixion (approx. 9am to 3pm)                      27:27-54           15:16-39         23:26-49      19:16-37
Burial (evening)                                                  27:57-61           15:42-47         23:50-54     19:38-42


Empty-tomb witnesses                                       28:1-8                16:1-8             24:1-12
Resurrection appearances                                  28:9-20               16:9-20           24:13-53   20:1-21:25

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Too Cute Tuesday!!

Miss Mackenzie and her Easter photo!

We want to see your Easter photos!!!!  
Please email them to or tag them to our facebook page!  

Oh my, the cuteness!!!!
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Thursday, April 3, 2014


This morning I sit here sipping on my steaming cup of coffee (swirled with a topping of whipped cream).  The rain is pecking at the window, skies are gray.  Mickey Mouse Club House is floating in from the living room along with a few random giggles.

This week has nipped hard at my heels!

Yep, it started right off on Sunday when I misunderstood the date of my nephews 3rd Birthday party.

I was in charge of the cake.

Party was at two.  I call at two thirty, "WHEN is his party?? Next week?"

"Right now."  #auntoftheyear #fail #quickmarketrun

Three little candles sticking out of a pre-made cookie was pretty pathetic.

Good news?  His is Birthday wasn't actually until Tuesday.  His cake was made. He was happy + we were able to celebrate for a second time!

Life is what you make of it + I choose joy!
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Too Cute Tuesday!

A very {TOO CUTE} Happy 3rd Birthday shout out to my nephew Dade!
Love ya Buddy!
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