Bible Memory with Kids

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One day when my boys were pretty little, I was looking through a Thomas the Tank book and I noticed that they had done a pretty good job at memorizing all of the names of the trains. That’s when it hit me: they can memorize Scripture! And they can! The young ones, especially, can memorize verses […]

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Circle Time

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Kids love Circle Time!  This concept is used in preschools, and you can use it in your home, too! Here’s the basic idea: Get a round, colorful cloth table cloth and lay it on the floor. Sing “Now it’s time for circle time, for circle time, for circle time, now it’s time for circle time, […]

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This list was written by my friend Kristi Knifong        Collect rocks in a basket        Make an obstacle course out of cushions and/or furniture        Make a fort out of cushions and sheets        Go for a Walk (yes, in the rain)        Make a […]

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Aebleskivers

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This recipe is from a bed & breakfast in Leavenworth, Washington, called Abendblume.  It is really a beautiful place and I recommend it to all.  I would rate it as the best bed & breakfast we have ever stayed at.  Ok, we’ve only stayed at 2 prior to this one, but they were nice ones–and this […]

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Appetizer Recipes

No Bean Chili Dip This is so easy and very yummy! 1 package (8 oz.) Cream Cheese 1 can No Bean Chili (for a real food version, make your own chili without meat!) Tortilla Chips In saucepan over low-medium heat, combine cream cheese and chili.  Stir until smooth and well mixed.  Serve warm with tortilla […]

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Life Lesson: Beware of Pumpkin Seeds :)

If you’re roasting pumpkin seeds, make sure to count them first–if you’re missing one, look in the nostrils of the nearest child. You may need to take a trip to the doctor.

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Christmas Wrap-Up, Large Family Style

written by Jerri Davenport With 41 days left till Christmas, I thought I would share the system we developed for dealing with the sheer number of gifts involved in a typical Christmas season at our house. It used to be that we would keep all the Christmas gifts for our children in our closet until […]

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Contentment in the Kitchen

  I can’t tell you how many women have told me recently that they don’t like to cook. And let’s face it, serving good food to your family requires some time in the kitchen. There’s no way around it. I have been thinking about this, and ladies in our day and time have it so […]

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When Daddy comes home late…

I wrote this a couple of weeks ago, before we had 4 new foster children in our home. When we set the table these days, there are 3 more plates (1 is a baby), and we’re using paper plates for a season. And there are more little children to greet Daddy with JOY when he […]

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A Good Winter’s Night :)

Tonight has been a good winter’s night! What’s a good winter’s night look like for you? I was out running errands with the kids all day, and I wanted a quiet evening at home. I recently got a stack of books at the library, and I wanted nothing more than to sit by the fire […]

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