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Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Birth of Jesus Christ – Part 3, Luke 1:29-34


If you missed the first parts of this study on the birth of Jesus, you may wish to go back and start at the beginning.

This section turned out to be especially interesting because of its usefulness in contradicting some of the teachings or practices of the Patriarchy Movement.  I didn’t realize how beautiful and powerful it was until I was working on this study!

Read here: Luke 1:29-34

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Evening Song – Joy to the World

Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the words to this song are not about the first coming of Christ to a manger in Bethlehem.  They are about the second coming in power and great glory.
Isaiah 9:6-7  For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Cheap, Pretty and Good – Paper Flowers and Garland


It’s time for another Cheap, Pretty and Good post.  Really this is long overdue, but it’s not a high priority here so…enjoy while you can. :-)  All of these crafts are easy enough for kids to do, so they would make nice craft or art projects.

[Disclaimer on all sources, as usual.]

Here is a tutorial over at “Cake.” for a cute garland made with paper doilies.  It would be fairly easing to add letters and make a “Happy Birthday” banner, I think.  Either way, it will dress up a party without costing too much.  (It seems to me that you could use real doilies to make this as well if you have a pile that you don’t know what to do with.  You might want to sew them in place with a few stitches and use some pretty ribbon instead of yarn.)

DIY Doily Garland by stephlovesben

With the leftover paper doilies you might like to make these paper roses over at “paper, plate, and plane”:

No Fuss Paper Roses by Jeromina Juan

I think they also look like peony tulips.

(Note: Keep an eye open for paper doilies in February, especially the red ones.)

At “Oh Happy Day” is a tutorial for some simple paper calla lilies. 

Paper Calla Lilies DIY by Jordan Ferney

If you’re a paper crafter this could be a nice way to use up scraps.  They could be done with inexpensive colored paper of any sort.

Hope you enjoy this little post.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Birth of Jesus Christ – Part 2, Luke 1:26-28


If you missed the first part of this study on the birth of Jesus, you may wish to go back and start at the beginning.

This section turned out shorter than I thought, or rather longer.  I intended to cover more verses than this today, but I got slightly sidetracked when the Roman Catholic prayer called the “Hail Mary” came to mind.  This passage seemed like a good place to cover the issue of praying the Mary as the Catholic church teaches it.

Read here: Luke 1:26-28

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Evening Song – In the Garden

I was unable to embed this video, so you will have to go to follow the link.  Please remember to come back and look around if you’re a new reader here. :-)
In the Garden – by the Haven of Rest Quartet
It is my understanding that this old hymn was based upon these passages of scripture.
John 19:41-42  Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
John 20:11-17  But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.