Category «Shaping Hearts»

Fasting For Growth

Our pastor is currently leading our church in a sermon series titled Get Growing, culminating in a 10 Day fasting and devotional focus between Ascension Day and Pentecost. Each day’s fast is something different, with a specific prayer request for the day. I’m posting the outline below, so if you feel led to take part …

{Earth Day Activity} Grass Crowns

If you follow me on Pinterest you can usually guess what kind of craft series I’m planning. For the last few days I’ve been pinning Earth Day ideas like crazy. I was only going to do a craft with the girls on Earth Day, but why do one when you can do seven or eight? …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Ten

I saw a picture of this on Pinterest, and thought it would be a fun craft to do with the girls today. I drew pictures of Jesus – not very well, because Angie asked, “Who’s this girl?” – and two clouds. While the girls were colouring, I read them the story of Jesus’ ascension into …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Nine

We’ve been having so much fun with these Easter activities; I’m a bit sad that our series of crafts ends tomorrow. After church, we read the story of the Resurrection. The girls were too excited about the craft to sit still for long. (Also, they may have been a bit sugared up.) It’s hard to …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Seven

At breakfast this morning, I asked the girls if they knew why today was special. “Because there’s no school,” Angie said. After we all had a good laugh, I said that it was Good Friday. We went to the service at church, then popped in at my in-laws’ house to fetch pickled fish. (At some …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Six

Today the girls’ craft centred on the Passover. I had to go out after fetching the girls from school, so I left my husband with two pictures of doors, some paint, and vague instructions. (He did very well.) Jacques read the story of the Passover. Then the girls had to colour in their doors, and …

Ten Days of Easter – Day Four

Today I did this craft from the Homeschool Village with the girls. Before we started, I cut out two large circles from white cardboard, two big red hearts, and two lamb faces from black cardboard. I spread glue all over the circles and the girls stuck cotton wool balls until the entire circle was covered. …