Category «Shaping Hearts»

Christmas Activity & Craft Roundup

I love crafting with my daughters, and for Christmas last year we did 12 Days of Christmas crafts and activities leading up to Christmas. We’re doing more this year, so come back tomorrow for the first of seven Christmas crafts. This is the master post for last year’s Christmas crafts and activities. Enjoy! 1. Evergreen …

Santa Shoebox 2015

We took part in the Santa Shoebox Project for the first time this year and we were excited to put the boxes together. Really, really excited. I kept checking the website the day pledges opened so that I could pledge as soon as possible, and managed to make my pledges before technical issues halted the …

Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Fruit of the Spirit – Week Seven: Faithfulness I started this series with the girls last year, but we never got around to finishing it. We did the first two lessons of this study last year, and the rest of it this week, so you’ll notice quite a jump in the girls’ skills and understanding. …

A Challenge To Go Beyond 67 Minutes

It’s that time of year where the country gets excited about doing 67 minutes of something good – volunteering, or donating, or knitting squares – and if I’m honest, I just don’t feel it. The whole idea of Madiba Day actually makes me uncomfortable. Of course, helping others is a good thing. It’s not the …

{Homeschooling Update} 37 Sleeps!

We’ve decided not to start homeschooling in January. We’re going to start in August. This August. The one that’s just over a month away. 37 sleeps, in fact. Not that I’m counting. It wasn’t a decision we made easily or lightly, but it’s what we feel God leading us to do. We’ve been having discipline …

Right Place, Right Time

Sometimes I think I was born in the wrong era. I would have liked to be a medieval princess in a castle – but not bathing, washing my hair or shaving frequently, never mind the absence of modern plumbing, electricity or libraries – makes me admit I would not have coped very well. And it’s …

So Much More {Let Your Light Shine}

Last week I took a break from Blogland. I didn’t write any blog posts, I didn’t read any blogs, I didn’t visit Pinterest – and it was good. I hadn’t realised how much I’d needed the break until I took it. I’ve blogged a lot over the previous few weeks and I must confess I …

Teaching My Children To Pray

Hearing my children pray never fails to warm my heart. There is something so pure about the prayers of a child, words that come straight from the heart, no second-guessing or doubting. I think we lose that as we get older and start to become more conscious of what we’re saying, wondering if it’s okay …