Monday, April 25, 2011

clubmom play day tomorrow join us

Although Oregon can be a lovely place to live, it can also be a little on the damp side this time of year. If you are looking for a place to take your kids, but not sure where it would be dry and safe, join us. Tomorrow we will be meeting up at Community Chapel at 10am for a short story time for the kids and time for the moms to hang out. We will be upstairs in the kids classroom with plenty of toys and plenty of coffee. Hope to see you there, if you have any questions feel free to email me or call the church office at 541-367-5106. 

A little inspiration as you serve your family today :)

 In the end, the measure of my success as a mother will not be how well I have taught my kids or cared for them but whether I have been faithful in helping them respond to God's call on their lives.

Service has been his plan from the beginning-just like grace and inspiration and faith and training. As we launch our children into life from the sanctuary of our homes, the tangible gifts of God will go with them and help equip them for his service.
The Mission of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring time ideas

The sun is out!  And although I'm sitting at the computer now, I'm planning to get outside with the kids soon to enjoy the sunlight.  There have been a few posts mentioning Family Fun, but I just wanted to put in an extra plug-in for it.  It has great ideas for fun outside with the kids as well as things to do inside on the rainy days I'm sure we'll see again soon.  You can check out the magazine at the library or visit  My oldest son enjoys looking through the magazine and found the idea of making a "sponge" cake for Daddy for April Fool's day.  There's lots of simple-to-do ideas and some more elaborate ones as well.  It's a great mommy tool!


Friday, April 15, 2011

He is Risen Easter Baking Craft

This is a fun, easy project you can do with your kids as you talk about the meaning of Easter.

You will need:

Ready made bisquit dough or homemade bisquit dough


Melted butter

Cinnamon and Sugar mixture

Before making this craft, you can read stories from your children's bible about Jesus dying on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins because he loved us.

Give your child dough to make one bisquit, and have them put a marshmallow in the inside of the dough, pressing the bisquit all around the marshmallow. The dough represents the tomb where they lay Jesus' body. The marshmallow will represent Jesus' body. Now, dip the dough into the melted butter, and then the cinnamon & sugar mixture. Lastly, bake according to package or recipe. Once they are baked, the marshmallow is absorbed into the bisquit, revealing a hollow inside.

"For the wages of sin is death,

but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord."

Romans 6:23

"The wages of sin is death." Do you know what that means? That means that when we sin, we earn death. God is holy, and our sin separates us from God. But, God loves us and doesn't want us to be separated from Him.

So, he made a way for us to be friends with Him. He sent His only Son, Jesus, to be the sacrifice for our sins. He could do that because He is God, and He is holy. We couldn't even pay for our own sins because we sin every day, whether in our thoughts or actions. We are not perfect. But, Jesus is perfect. He never sinned. He was the only one who could take the punishment for our sins, which is death.

Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and they put his body in the tomb, but on the third day, He rose again. Jesus conquered death. Jesus made a way for us to be friends with God. Jesus provided the "gift of God" which is "eternal life" through his sacrifice. This bisquit reminds us that Jesus is alive. Are you friends with Jesus?

Thursday, April 14, 2011