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Celebrate Spring Contest! From Kathleen Kohler
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Tags: contest giveaway sping celebrate spring

Celebrate Spring Contest!
(a $100 value)

Drawing May 16

This giveaway includes gifts to help you be a little kinder to yourself and add some sweetness to your life!

How to Enter: Whether an old favorite or a new release, send me an e-mail sharing a favorite book you've read in recent months. I'll post some entries in future updates.

 

Box contains: Devotions from the Front Porch by Stacy Edwards, Count Your Blessings 14 oz. mug by Susan Winget from Lang, Herbal Retreat by Tea Forté, 8-5x7 blank Note Cards from Kohler Studios, Peony & Pomelo soy candle, Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Power of Forgiveness, and a Blue Songbird Scarf!

*** U.S. entries only please

Creating Christmas Traditions
Category: Special Blogs
Tags: Holidays PEOPLE RAISING KIDS and tagged Bible Christmas cards Christmas Pageant Christmas story in Luke 2 Christmas Traditions Deuteronomy 11:1

Let’s create good and healthy memories!  An excellent family devotion during the Christmas season is to pray for the senders of the Christmas cards we receive each day.

Years ago a Bible study leader recommended we read the Christmas story from Luke 2 to small children every day between December 1 and 25.  We did this.  Remarkably, the kids did not tire of hearing the same story again and again.  In fact, they enjoyed the repetition! Soon they were reciting with me.  The following year we did it again.

What to do on Christmas day with the extended family?  Once the gifts are opened and tummies are full, what next?

We enjoyed talent shows—with one rule:  Every family had to take part!
They could sing, dance, recite poetry, tell a story, juggle oranges, play an instrument, show off their gymnastics, recite Scripture, read Scripture, etc.

My father played guitar and although he’d begin leading us in Christmas carols, he’d end up singing his favorite oldie,  “The Yellow Rose of Texas.”  Dad typically sang off pitch, but we loved him and loved his singalongs.

I remember the violin duets I did with our daughter and the musical ensemble when my husband would join in on his recorder. We’d inevitably make mistakes and there would be laughter and fun.

One year we put on a family Christmas Pageant with cousins. Today our grandchildren are doing the pageants and will invite neighbors to attend.  They make it an event, serving hot chocolate and cookies.  How sweet it is to see a newborn grandchild asleep in the manger.

Want the script?  Here it is from my Christmas post last year:  http://www.kathleensfaithwalk.com/raising-kids/christmas-pageant-script/

  •  Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.      Deuteronomy 11:18-19
 
from: www.kathleensfaithwalk.com 
[This life is temporary. This life is short. Let me ask you an important question:  If you were to die today, where do you think you would go?  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become an empty shell, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:    http://www.whoisjesus-really.com/

[Looking for SHARE buttons?  Want to LEAVE A COMMENT?   Go to: www.kathleensfaithwalk.com   and scroll to the bottom of page.]

 

MORAINE LAKE IN BANFF NATIONAL PARK, CANADA
Category: Special Blogs
Tags: NATURE
  1. Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada

    At over 6,000 feet above sea level, and located in the Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake is one of the highlights of Alberta, Canada’s immense Banff National Park. Fed by Fay Glacier, this high alpine lake takes on what seems an impossibly brilliant turquoise hue in daytime. The explanation? Rock flour. It’s what results when glaciers crush their way across rocks as they migrate. A suspension of these rock particles in meltwater runoff – called glacial milk – then flows into the lake and creates an incredibly vivid tint . Still, we like to think Moraine Lake is at least as beautiful under the starry nighttime sky.
Hanging Water Garden Giveaway
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Tags: Water Garden Giveaway Giveaway Katherine’s Corner Giveaways

You are invited to join us for the Water Garden Giveaway sponsored by Katherine’s Corner!

Enter to WIN and make a few new bloggy friends along the way!

This month’s giveaway is sponsored by Katherine’s Corner, Katherine’s Corner Shop and Simple Nature Decor. The cash prize is provided by Katherine’s Corner and some of her bloggy friends ( listed below).

One winner will receive this beautiful hanging water garden from Simple Nature Decor ( this prize is valued at $65)

AND $50 via PayPal or Amazon gift code ( winners choice)!

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PayPal and Amazon are not sponsoring nor do they have any connection to this giveaway

Your Hostesses for the Water Garden Giveaway are

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