The Gospel Will Cost Us Our Lives
My heart aches for Ronnie Smith’s family. As my husband and I read the news that this fellow brother in Christ had been killed, my mood changed. My evening with family, light-hearted and chipper, has been sobered. We pray comfort and joy over his family as they are in the midst of immense sadness and grieving.
God give us boldness for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Snowflake cookies and snowball (also known as wedding cookie) have been some of my favorites. I am not big on brightly colored cookies, though they are super cute- the dyes just bother me. So instead smother dough with powdered sugar!
Here’s where I found both recipes:
Today Norah and the little boy I watch made cotton ball, paper plate snowmen! Okay, so more realistically these two chatter boxes sat at the table with me and repeated after me as I placed each piece together.
Do I think this was a bit advanced for them? Not at all! They were able to feel the snow (cotton balls) and follow directions by handing them to me as I needed to glue. Norah and Wyatt also would repeat each piece as I said,”Say _______[snowman, nose, hat, scarf, etc.]“, and then they finally got to hold markers and make their personalized dots on the cotton balls. I’m a big advocate for believing in them and gaging our activities according to their individual capabilities. As I plan for each week I try to avoid comparing the children according to where they “should be”by the standards of our pushy , competitive culture, and instead incorporate a few familiar things with new things. There’s no age when a child can begin learning certain things. I believe it to be personalized, emphasis on “Person.” Norah and Wyatt are people and I fully intend to recognize that and meet their needs accordingly (with plenty of boundaries of course😉.)
Here is the link to the activity with directions: http://maxandmumkidsactivities.com/content/how-make-paper-plate-snowman
That’s right, I said it- HOMEMADE French bread! The thought of making some came across my mind on a cold day when Josh was off and we were going to have soup for dinner. The picture below doesn’t quite do it justice (especially with the Saran Wrap around it😜), but I found the directions to be super easy and fun. I made it for Thanksgiving meals with family. I stumbled across the recipe here:
I have alway loved the Andes mints they give you at Olive Garden after a meal. The nostalgia and sweet, minty goodness found within these mints entered my kitchen in cookie form at the perfect time. My family is grieving the loss of my beautiful grandmother right now, and my goal is to brighten everyone’s mood and bellies with a special treat.
Here’s where I got the recipe:
Josh and I are happy with the results, hence the reason there are a few missing 😙