Thursday, August 5, 2010

Envelope Manger

This summer I was involved in a Bible study.  The kids' program was great.  One day they came home with these cute manger scenes made from envelopes.
They cut a triangle out of the top, removed it, and then lifted the top of the envelope up.  That's where they put a star.  On the bottom they glued straw (yarn) and Baby Jesus.  Galina pulled off all her yarn in the car ride home and Treyton glued his Baby Jesus to the back of his envelope, but who cares.  It's cute either way, dontcha think?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How Does He Do It?

Imagine a big box of unsorted Legos.  What could you do?  Here's what a certain someone in my family did...
He made a rescue fire truck.  I especially like the 3 levers for the hose, water, and ladder extender (according to Treyton).
I mean really, he should enter some sort of contest.
He could win a load of money or something.
Maybe get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
But even if he doesn't, he will still be the hero in our home.
Crazy man that I love.

Book Review - The Seeker

The Seeker by Ann H. Gabhart is a book centered around the Shaker community at the brink of the Civil War. Charlotte is a young woman who had her life planned out perfectly. One thing after another happened which muddled her perfectly constructed life. She ended up joining a Shaker community and learned to let go. Although she realizes the Shakers have God misconstrued, she discovers authentic faith and learns to lean on Him for her life.

This book was really, really long. And I’m not talking about the number of pages. The story took forever to get going and keep going. It was also extremely predictable. The facts about the Shaker community were interesting, however. And Gabhart did a pretty good job with the distressing issues relating to the Civil War. However, I don’t think I’d recommend this book because the story surrounding it was so sluggish.

This book was given to me to be reviewed by the Baker Publishing Group. I was not paid to review this book.

Oh Dear!

She got stuck!
Mommy, now what?!?!