Zaccheus craft

This was a craft my girls had fun doing. First, going outside and finding leaves from the different trees in our yard. Then gluing them onto the 'tree'. Lastly, sticking Zaccheus on!


Cherish the Moment

It just struck me last night how short the time with my children is. My husband and I were talking about how his mother felt when he decided to immigrate from Holland to New Zealand. I said to my husband, "Imagine how we would feel if Hannah (our 3yr old) decided to live across the other side of the world when she is older!" Then I thought, 'In only 15 yrs there's no guarantee she'll be home with us anymore. She may decide to live in another country.'
I realized that I need to make the most of the precious time I have right now while my children are still young.
Then I was reminded of this song.

Cherish The Moment
by Ron Hamilton
Read my book, rub my back; Mommy, listen to my prayer.
Let me sit in your lap. Daddy, fly me through the air.
Throw a ball, make a snack; Can we go to the park?
Tuck me in, hold me close; I'm afraid of the dark.
 Cherish the moment; soon you'll be apart.
Cling to the memory; Clasp it to your heart.
Soon comes the day when you'll have no child to hold,
So cherish, cherish the moment.
Sing a song, play a game; Swing me high in the air.
Ride a bike, fly a kite; How I love the times we share.
Hold my hand, hug my neck; Daddy bounce me on your knee.
Come and sit by my bed; Mommy rock me to sleep.
Think ahead to a time When your little ones are grown;
Hold them tight, don't lose sight Of the blessings you have known.
Think ahead to a time When your little boy's a man
And you'd give anything Just to hold him again.


"Jonah in the Whale" Picture

I cut out the whale on plain paper. The girls coloured it in, then I cut open the flap before gluing the whale on the blue cardboard. I drew Jonah in the flap and the girls decorated with blue tissue paper.


"God Keeps His Promises" Rainbow

I stuck these rainbows to cardboard to make them stronger and then cut them out.
Another idea is to decorate the rainbow with 4 different colours of cut up tissue paper or even coloured card or paper.


Sermons We See

A good poem for mothers!!

I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
The eye's a better pupil and more willing than the ear,
Fine counsel is confusing, but example's always clear;
And the best of all preachers are the men who live their creeds,
For to see good put in action is what everybody needs.
I soon can learn to do it if you'll let me see it done;
I can watch your hands in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
And the lecture you deliver may be very wise and true,
But I'd rather get my lessons by observing what you do;
For I might misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
But there's no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
by Edgar Guest


A Child to Love

You can have your wealth and riches,
All the things so many seek,
Position, power, and success,
The fame you long to keep.
You can earn as much as you wish,
Reach a status high above,
But none of these can equal
Having one sweet child to love.
'Tis the greatest gift from heaven,
Little arms that hold you tight,
And a kiss so soft and gentle
When you tuck them in at night.
A million precious questions
And each story often read,
Two eyes so bright and smiling,
And a darling tousled head.
God has never matched the goodness
Of a trusting little face,
Or a heart so full of laughter
Spreading sunshine every place.
A child to hold and cuddle,
'Tis a gift from God above,
And the world is so much brighter
When you have a child to love.
~Author Unknown~