Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Guest Post: Christmas Morning Sweet Rolls

Christmas is a wonderful time to celebrate with family traditions!  Even if you already have some time honored traditions of your own, it's fun to read about how others celebrate and you might even decide to add one or two traditions to your holiday celebrations.   That's just what Liz Murray of Simple Life Messy Life was thinking when she put together the Christ Centered Christmas Traditions series.   You can check out my guest post for the series all about Christmas morning sweet … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

Truth in Tinsel: Week Two Highlights

We've been loving Truth in Tinsel this year.  My {almost} three year old can remember the stories and loves retelling the day's adventure to her dad each night at dinner.  I love the fact that we're focusing on Christ all month long instead of just rushing through the Christmas story on the big day.  Here's a snapshot of all the fun we've been having! Day Eight: Jesus is like the Rising Sun (Luke 1: 57-80) We decided to adapt this craft a bit to make it easier for little hands.  If you look … [Read more...]

10 Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas for Church

10 Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas for Church

There's nothing like a good bulletin board to brighten up your classroom or hallway. I've seen some amazing door decorations as well, but perhaps we'll save that for another post.  If you're looking for a Christmas themed bulletin board for your church or Children's Ministry, you've come to the right place.  Keep browsing for ten ideas to get you started! 10 Christmas Bulletin Board Ideas for Church #1 Gingerbread Men This idea comes from My Classroom Ideas and it looks like each of the … [Read more...]

Truth in Tinsel: Week One Highlights

Truth in Tinsel: Week One Highlights

Have you checked out the Truth in the Tinsel ebook yet? It is one of THE BEST resources I've seen for very young children during the Advent season.  It's great way to slow down and savor the month of December (hard task!) and to really focus on the true Christmas story in the weeks leading up to the celebration of Christ's birth.   Here are some highlights from the first year we went through the book.   Want a quick snapshot of the first week in Truth in Tinsel?  Then you've come to … [Read more...]

Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

Truth in the Tinsel: Amazing Resource for Families

It's that time of year again.  I can hardly believe the amount of snow that is pouring down as I stare out the window.  Especially since not four days ago, we were walking outside without coats in 65 degree weather.  Oh boy. With the coming of the snow, of course, comes the many thoughts of Christmas.  All the things that need to be done and also the ever plaguing question: How can I keep Christmas centered on Christ? Back in 2011, I heard about an amazing resource by Amanda White called … [Read more...]

Angel Gabriel Visits Mary (Christmas in July!)

Angel Gabriel Visits Mary (Christmas in July!)

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Okay, I know it's not Christmas time yet, but our church did just celebrate a "Christmas in July" week to draw attention to the Operation Christmas Child campaign and I thought I'd share a Christmas post in honor of the occasion as well. Last Christmas, in Children's Church, we learned about the angel Gabriel's visit to Mary (Luke 2).  We were using Tru Sunday School for our Children's Church curriculum and loving it. In our Children's Church … [Read more...]