Children’s Message


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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22
Dec 2022

A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical train to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a barren desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the huge city standing alone at the top of the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. Title: The Polar Express Author: Chris Van Allsburg Illustrator: Christ Van Allsburg Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company Publishing Date: 1985 Read By: Daniel Skelton Date Read: 12/22/2022 Song: The Polar Express......

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21
Dec 2022

Silent night, holy night All is calm, all is bright Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this beautifully illustrated book, based on the world’s best-loved carol. Rediscover the Nativity Story in all its glory—from quaking shepherds to heaven-sent angels—as the song lyrics are brought to life on every spread. The world’s diversity is reflected in a cast of characters with a range of skin tones. Title: “Silent Night” Author: Lara Hawthorne Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of Quarto Group Publishing Date: 2018 Read By: Daniel Skelton Piano Played By: Paul......

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