Children’s Message


05
Feb 2023

Hello Friends, How are you doing? Did you hear that old Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this past week….which means that we have six more weeks of winter! Are you excited that winter is going to continue or are you ready for spring to arrive? After receiving the news about Punxsutawney Phil, I did some research on this curious groundhog.   –PHIL SPEAKS A SPECIAL LANGUAGE: Every year on Feb. 2, when Phil emerges from his burrow in Gobbler’s Knob, Western Pennsylvania, to make his prediction, he speaks a special language called Groundhogese. Only......

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03
Feb 2023

Hello Friends, I will have to be honest with you, this past week I was a little scared by the predications of almost 7 inches of snow coming this way, but I was also excited. I really wanted to be build a snowman, go sledding, and admire the beauty of God’s creation majestically cloaked in white snowflakes. But by the time I left the office, the few inches that we did receive were almost gone and God’s creation was only partially covered by majestic snowflakes. However, as I think about the weather-person’s......

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22
Jan 2023

Hello Friends, I was looking at the calendar this morning, and I realized something. January is almost over: there are only nine days left in January, which means that February is just around the corner, which means that Spring is coming, which means that Summer Vacation is just a few months away! Time sure does fly by…. As I was thinking about Summer–the warm temperatures, being outside all day, going for bike rides, and listening to the birds sing–I also got a little scared. Summer is usually when we experience really bad......

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15
Jan 2023

Hello Friends, How are you doing today? We are now entering the third week of 2023; and it feels like spring is here already…well at least until I woke up this morning and saw snow on the ground. Nevertheless, God has certainly blessed us with some pretty nice weather for the month of January! (I might try to finish taking down my Christmas decorations this week?) Speaking of blessings, as I write this short post for you, I can see, in the corner of my eye, a rock on my desk that......

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08
Jan 2023

Hello Friends, Happy New Year! Can you believe that we have said good-bye to another year and said hello to a new year? I can’t believe it…. Did you stay up past 12:00AM to see the New Year arrive? I usually like to try to stay up so I can say that I have been awake for two years straight! But this year, I fell asleep on my couch. However, I did wake up to “ring in the New Year!” Anyway, do you know what people like to do at the start......

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01
Jan 2023

Hello Friends! Happy New Year! Can you believe that we have said good-bye to another year and said hello to a new year? I can’t believe it….It feels like just yesterday I was welcoming a year that took place last century. Where does time go? Did you stay up past 12:00AM to see the new year arrive? I usually like to try to stay up so I can say that I have been awake for two years straight! Anyways, do you know what people like to do at the start of every......

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25
Dec 2022

On a dark November night, a man arrives in a small town. While the townspeople are curious about who he is, and what he brings, only Lucy is brave enough to offer him her help. As she unpacks candy jars and sweets, he tells her the story of the candy cane and its origin. Title: The Legend of the Candy Cane Author: Lori Walburg Illustrator: Richard Cowdrey Publisher: Zonderkidz Publishing Date of Publication: 2012 Read By: Daniel Skelton Date Read: 12/25/2022...

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25
Dec 2022

Here’s my Merry Christmas prayer, I’ll send to God above, For all the gifts He’s given, From a heart filled with love. Thank you, God, for strings of light, So twinkling and bright, Just like the star that led wise men on that special night. Thank You, God, for home sweet home. I love my cozy bed, Just like the manger that You gave to cradle our Lord’s head. Thank You, God, for songs of joy, Your praises everywhere, Just like the host of angel’s voices floated through the air. Thank You,......

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24
Dec 2022

‘‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse….He was dressed all in fur from his head to his foot, and his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot….His eyes, how they twinkled! His dimples, how merry! His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!… A wink of his eye and twist of his head, soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread….But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—“Merry Christmas to all, and......

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23
Dec 2022

It was a cold winter’s night. Kind Ox lay in his stable, close to the side of the inn. “Come inside, “ Kind Ox said. “There’s always room for a little one here.” That cold winter’s night, beneath the star’s light…a Little One came for the world. Title: “Room for a Little One: A Christmas Tale” Author: Martin Waddell Illustrator: Jason Cockcroft Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books Date of Publication: 2004 Read By: Daniel Skelton Date Read:12/23/2022...

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