It’s a great thought to seek to only give God our best. But we need to check whether giving God what we have, and making sure that is the best we can offer, doesn’t become assigning human values to what we think God will want from us. While grabbing some time with Jo, Andy B drove her to work. This meant they had some time together while Jo worked a half day, that they wouldn’t have otherwise had together. And we should want to give God our best. We should desire to set aside quality moments of deliberately set aside time with God, each and every day. But God doesn’t time how long we spend with Him. He doesn’t check which bible version we have open or if we have a bible open at all. He doesn’t verify whether our prayers are spoken, or written, or whether we’ve watched the latest devotion from an ordained minster before sitting down God for a set period of time. Because what God desires is our heart.
I love how inspiration works. Truly! A friend and I were exchanging some comments on his blog, Devotional Treasures. He was talking about meds, or medication, and that made me think of my alarms – that help me take my meds at the right times. Medication needs to be taken carefully, having considered all the potential risks and side effects. You expect your doctor to have checked that whatever medication you’re being prescribed is either safe, or at least that the side effects are worth while should they exist. But, when you start mixing medication, that has multiple applications, you can end up in a world of trouble. Again, this is where we put a lot of faith in our doctor to have thought that through as well, and to warn patients about common side effects, or the issues of other drugs and mediation you could take which might mess with the medication you have already been prescribed.
We have a lovely colourful art project this week with our faithful paper plates and lots of sticky tissue paper. You will be glued!
We thought we would use the humble paper plate again to make a humble green frog! It’s a wide mouth frog with a long curly tongue – what fun!
We have found a way to create our own Burning Bush – well we have paper flames and a light that makes it look like it! Join Jo in drawing a simple bush – a brown truck and a big green- well bushy bush!
We have another super sweet, and simple, art project – sweet because it involves icing sugar! This what you will need to make ‘Iced Parting of the Sea biscuits’ – Now that’s a mouthful!
Andy reads, in rather inclement weather - where the precipitation is more wet than white - from Matthew 1 v 18 - 25.
We've pulled together 5 different Crafty Christmas Videos for you; things you can make and bake and eat and enjoy and give away too. Baking, Peppermint, Icing Sugar...