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Monday, December 13, 2010

I'm not concerned with the dates!

The boys and I have been working hard on our Jesse Tree. We've gotten a little off on the dates, but I'm choosing not to care. Over the weekend I felt like I was falling behind on getting the ornaments on the tree, and teaching the Bible lessons to the boys. Then I realized...I don't have to rush it! I would be happy if our Jesse Tree was up year round!

The point of the Jesse Tree is to teach God's providence, and hand in everything we are, everything we do, and his perfect plan of salvation through Jesus for us. His grace and mercy for us, even though we don't deserve it. It brings classic Bible stories to life, and shows the connection from the Old Testament to New.

So, who cares if I'm adding ornaments and reading the Bible story on the wrong day! God sure doesn't!

I want to encourage you...
If you're doing any type of Advent activity that requires any kind of calendar, count down, or organization that you've fallen behind on. Don't be discouraged! Just jump back in where you left off. What's the worst thing that could happen? We're teaching our children about the mighty hand of God after Christmas?

If I have been inspired to do one thing this Christmas season, it's dig into the Word more throughout the rest of the year with my kids!

Here's where we are on our Jesse Tree. Even hubs has joined the fun in helping make some of these ornaments. I'm determined to use what we have on hand to create these. I didn't want this activity to turn into another reason to shop. We even made another Noah's Ark, because the store bought ornament I had on hand just didn't flow with all the others.

(Click on the collage for a better view. I couldn't fit a larger image in the post.)


For a list of the ornament patterns and daily Bible readings I'm using go HERE.


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1 Comments:

At December 13, 2010 at 1:09 PM , Blogger Shell said...

The dates definitely don't matter!

 

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