Thursday, December 29, 2011

Luminaries of God's Word

"Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill And to Your tabernacle." ~ Psalm 43:3
"Jesus bids us shine with a pure clear light, like a little candle burning in the night."
"God is the LORD, And He has given us light;" ~Psalm 118:27
"O house of Jacob, come and let us walk In the light of the LORD." ~Isaiah 2:5
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." ~Matthew 5:16
"Let me live blessed Lord in the light of Thy Word, let my life be a light on a hill..
..Let my life be a light shining out through the night, may I help struggling ones to the fold..
Spreading cheer everywhere to the sad and alone, let my life be a light to some soul." ~J.R Varner


Snow creatures, and Treasures: Special days Part 4

 We knew we were in for two major creative activity days when Mom and Dad's "days" were put back to back, and our hopes were verified. 
Dad had invited Josh and Theresa to come for the evening, so as soon as supper was done and dishes washed, we gathered in the living room to receive our instructions.  The first games was held on the deck.  We were split into 3 groups.  Josh and Theresa, Faith and Josiah, and Mom and I.
 We had 10 minutes to create a snow sculpture on our designated part of the deck, and there were three categories. Largest (the one using the most snow), the most unique, and the most humorous or funny.
 Faith and Josiah were definitely on the unique side with their farm scene, including a large barn, silo, corn crib and tractor.  Mother and I sculpted a unusual leaning snowman, with a semi sculpted head, and Josh and Theresa manufactured an adorable puffy cheeked araucana chicken, with a clutch of eggs. 

 Thoroughly chilled and stiff in the knees, we trooped inside for the next activity.  A treasure hunt!  Again we were split into two teams, and given a card with a bible verse on treasure, and our first clue.  There was a clue for each of the team members, and we managed to follow our clues quite well which took both teams by different routes to the treasure: A box of Ferrero Rocher chocolates!! (One of Mumsie's favoritist candy in the world)  We all enjoyed our treat, as well as warm apple crisp and homemade vanilla Ice cream (Dad's choice) while watching "Expelled", to end the evening.

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21