God’s Reflection in Creation ~ by Kristie Wilde

Chick hatching RGBAll Creation declares the glory of God.

Jesus often uses His creation to communicate spiritual principles, and reveal God’s character. Because He designed, created and breathed life into all creation around us – it inherently reveals His character. We can learn a lot about Him by studying His creation.

Jesus conveys His resurrection using this example from creation –

John 12:23, 24 – But Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour has come that the Son of Man should be glorified.  Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.
We, the followers of Christ, are the grain His death has produced.

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From Ashes to Life by Dr. MaryAnn Diorio

Silver round button with silhouettes of priest giving the cross to an parishioner in her forehead on Ash Wednesday celebration.

“Mama, what is that black dirt on that man’s forehead?”

Perhaps your child has asked you this question on Ash Wednesday. If so, did you have trouble responding?

Many parents in non-liturgical, Pentecostal denominations have not grown up celebrating Ash Wednesday. Although I grew up in a liturgical, mainline church, the church I now attend does not practice the custom of placing ashes on people’s foreheads on Ash Wednesday. Many believers are unfamiliar with this practice.

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Ten Little Night Stars

762126My friend Deb Gruelle gifted me with her latest board book Ten Little Night Stars. Sweet, precious, and adorable are all fitting adjectives for this counting book for little ones. Continue reading

The Greatest Love

Christ_on_the_Cross_silhouette“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16 NKJV

“I asked Jesus, ‘How much do you love me?’ And Jesus said, ‘This much.’ Then He stretched out His arms and died.”
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Jesus is My Valentine!

Bible Heart

Bible Words of Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Who is your Valentine? My husband likes to joke that every day is Valentine’s Day for me because I have him. He also likes to tease me that Valentine’s Day is just another way for me to milk him out of his hard earned money. I love his sense of humor.

 

Children enjoy making Valentine’s Day cards to give to their friends. My children loved taking an ugly shoebox and transforming it into a beautiful masterpiece decorated in red, white, and pink hearts. Continue reading