Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Wed Dec 1. 'December' -
2 clues to read for DAILY DECEMBER.

1)Backtrack a few days to get the full story.
it explains what we're doing in all its glory.
As we begin the month of December,
there are a few things we need to remember.
We're keeping the reason clear in our sight
But chocolate candy still has it's own right.
To go along daily, you each need to find.
Your own special calendar - a one of a kind.
Go back to your beds and have a good look.
Under beds, amongst clothes or with a good book. Good luck!
[chocolate advent calendars hidden in each of their rooms]

Wait don't stop - There's more to find.
A 4-letter word ~ a toy comes to mind.
Look high. Look low; with things that "go".
Another treasure each day, wrapped with a bow. [lego advent calendar - in toy car]

The kids loved the scavenger hunt to find their chocolate calendars. Of course they had to have them before school. Cierra didn't have enough time to find it before school but I got a good shriek after school when she found it. The Lego advent calendar looks like it is going to be a big hit too. Marlee gets to open the even days (because she is 6) and Matt gets to do the odd days (because he is 7).

Picture: serpent and apple

Scripture: Genesis 3: 1-19
Reading: Yesterday we read about the perfect world that God created, including perfect people. Today we read in the Bible about Adam and Eve, and how they disobeyed God. God had given them everything, and had only asked that they not eat the fruit of one special tree. But Eve and Adam did eat the fruit. The fruit made them understand certain things, but eating it brought sin into the world.
God still loved Adam and Eve, but he had to punish them for disobeying him. God sent them out of the beautiful garden, and they had to work for their food. God also made a promise to Adam and Eve: that God would always love them.
Talk about: What kinds of things do we do that make God unhappy?
Prayer: Mighty God, keep us from doing things that make you unhappy.

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