“The full force of the storm of God’s fierce anger at sin was coming down.  On his own son. Instead of his people. It was the only way God could destroy sin, and not destroy his children whose hearts were full of sin.” —The Jesus Storybook Bible, by Sally Lloyd-Jones   On Good Friday, we observe the day that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Let me be a little more specific. For my sins. For your sins. If… Read more »

Do you know the legend of the robin’s red breast? It has to do with Easter. Get your hands on this wonderful book. We read it around Easter time when we make our chocolate nests–a fun craft and recipe. The book tells the legend of why the robin’s breast is red… I love this part… “I know this man, thought the robin. All earth’s creatures, except humans, recognized Jesus–the Creator-God come to earth.” “The thorn gave way. And as it came out… Read more »

Most people have some scrapbook paper in their crafting stash…Use some of it to make this darling Easter decoration for your room. You can even make some for gifts.  MATERIALS: a wooden cross piece of scrapbook paper Mod Podge or plain white glue sandpaper or nail file hot glue gun misc. ribbons and trip (optional) nail (optional) letter stamps (optional) ——————————– 1. Trace the shape of the cross using a pencil. 2. Cut around the lines you have just drawn…. Read more »

We know Dorcas used her sewing skills to serve others and show God’s love. Here is a simple sewing project you can make for others. Rice pillows are perfect for those who may be sick, have sore muscles or maybe just need some warm comfort after a hard day at work.  Let’s be like Dorcas and use sewing to bless someone.  Be sure to print out the card below to attach to the pillow. Right click and select save. The card will… Read more »

One thing we learned about Deborah is that God spoke to her and that she listened. How do you know God’s voice? Well, how do you know your mom’s voice or your best friend’s voice? You know it when you know them really well. That’s why we need to get know God. We can do that by reading our Bible, listening to Christian music (listening to songs filled with truth instead of just fluff), praying and spending time with Him.  To… Read more »

A few years ago, I decided to make some fabric gift bags to use for our family gift-giving. This is a very simple project, which is perfect for beginner sewers. In fact, it look just about as much time to SEW the gift bag as it would to wrap up a box in wrapping paper.  I used some old Christmas PJ pants (just cut off the legs and then seamed the bottom) and some Christmas-print fabric that I’d been waiting to use on… Read more »

Hey mamas and daughters (ages 9-18)! This summer, I am hosting a beginning sewing class for mothers and daughters. Well, I actually call it a retreat because along with the sewing class, there are sumptuous snacks and meals, vintage sewing decor, party favors, fellowship and more. I am offering two seasons, one in June and one in July. Now moms, you do not need to know how to sew to come to this class. You don’t even have to pretend… Read more »

This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Don’t forget to write your teacher a note to tell him/her how much they mean to you. Here are some cute links and ideas from Pinterest. A Note Printable   Cute Printable Tags Donut Treats Hand Lotion or Soap Target Gift Card Cooking Gift Pencil Vase Manicure Gift

You won’t want to miss VESSELS this week. We will be learning about a woman named Bathsheba. Even though her name means, “daughter of the oath,” I find it interesting that what she is really known for is “taking a bath.” Get it? Bath-sheba? Come and find out what the story is really all about. And, we’ll be making these awesome bath bombs. Here is a free printable (via Suburban Mom) that you can use to give the bath bombs as Valentine gifts. 

There are so many fun Valentine’s Day ideas out there, especially on Pinterest. I thought I’d share some of my favorites.   Heart Hair Heart Pony Tails Gummy Bear Cookies Scripture Valentines Corinthians 13 Printable   Heart Bacon Heart Cinnamon Rolls Valentine Nails