Friday, April 18, 2014

Good Friday

Today we darkened our home from noon to 3 to remind us the world went dark as our Savior hung on the cross.

Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth hour there was darkness over all the land..

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Foot Washing

John 13: 2 And supper being ended,the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him, Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and was going to God, rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded. Then He came to Simon Peter. And Peter said to Him, “Lord, are You washing my feet?”
Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.”

Peter said to Him, “You shall never wash my feet!”
Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”
Simon Peter said to Him, “Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head!”
10 Jesus said to him, “He who is bathed needs only to wash his feet, but is completely clean; and you are clean, but not all of you.” 11 For He knew who would betray Him; therefore He said, “You are not all clean.”
12 So when He had washed their feet, taken His garments, and sat down again, He said to them, “Do you know what I have done to you? 13 You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you say well, for so I am. 14 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. 16 Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. 17 If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Passover 2014

This year we read more of our Haggadah than we usually do. When we first bought it, I had highlighted the parts I wanted to do, keeping the ages of my children in mind. But now they are older, so I highlighted even more.
We also tried a new seasoning on our lamb, and it was a huge hit!

Another new thing we did, was turn the "River' into "blood". Abigail was having trouble visualizing what was going on as we read about the plagues in Egypt, so we showed her how Aaron dipped his staff in the "river" and it turned to "blood". 

Then we did most of the traditions we usually do.

Painting the doorposts

Andrew found the Afikomen

Monday, April 14, 2014

The Most Delicious Lamb

I kept seeing Rogan Josh seasoning on Pinterest, and decided Passover was the perfect time to finally  try it out, (since it is the only day of the year we typically eat lamb). 

 I took a few recipes and adapted them to what I had in my pantry and tried it on our lamb steaks.
 It was so delicious!  Usually we only eat the lamb because it is Passover, but I would absolutely eat this other times of the year because it was so delicious!

Rogan Josh Seasoning:
  2 tablespoons paprika
  1 1/2 tablespoons cumin
  1 1/2 tablespoons coriander
  2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1  teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon cardamom

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Some favorite Insect Resources

This year we have been studying Land Animals in science. We have thoroughly enjoyed it, but we ended up taking a small break to spend some time studying insects over the last month, due to Abigail's birthday gift of LadyBug Land!

We really enjoyed Children of Summer: Henri Fabre's Insects
It is a story told from the point of view of Henri Fabre's son, about his fathers observations and experiments on the insects he found around him.
"Paul, 10, is fascinated by insects, an interest engendered by his father, Henri Fabre, who has studied the creatures for most of his life. The boy and his two younger sisters help Père gather material for a textbook, often accompanying him on field trips into their untamed backyard"

We also had a lot of fun with  1001 Bugs To Spot.

We also really like the "Are You A" series, by Judy Allen.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Bridge Of Hope

Deuteronomy 15:11 I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy 

 Why do I choose Gospel For Asia instead of the MANY other programs out there? 

I have read and heard K.P Yohannan's heart. He loves the Lord and wants to serve Him! 

They put Jesus Christ at the center of all they do. It is a fact: Whether healthy or sick, rich or poor, people face eternity without Christ if they do not know Him. Therefore, their highest goal is to share the message of salvation and forgiveness through Christ.The ministry of Bridge of Hope is simply a natural extension and outflow of that desire. So when you meet your sponsored child's physical needs, you also do much more. Your gift of compassion helps break the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, superstition—and ultimately the bondage of the caste system. 

 They take a "big picture" approach. Each child we educate is part of an extended family. As these boys and girls begin to understand God's love, expressed to them in very practical ways, they take the message home to fathers, mothers, siblings, uncles, aunts and grandparents. In addition, parent training sessions are an integral part of the Bridge of Hope program. As a result, hearts and homes previously resistant to the Good News are now open to the witness of national missionaries like never before. Your love and care reach far beyond just one individual. As you extend hope to your sponsored child, that same hope is passed on to many others. 

Most important to me, 100 percent of your child sponsorship donations go directly to the Bridge of Hope programs on the field without deducting anything for administrative costs.

Psalm 82:3-4  Defend the cause of the weak and fatherless; maintain the rights of the poor and oppressed.  Rescue the weak and needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.

What the children receive:

Jesus' love.

Your child will learn Bible verses, stories and songs that clearly present the Gospel.
Jesus' love

Quality education.

Learning to read and write is the key to a future of hope for your child.
Teaching the Children

A daily meal.

At the Bridge of Hope center, your child will receive a healthy, balanced meal.
Daily Meal

Medical care.

Periodic checkups are supplemented by teaching children habits of good hygiene.
Medical Checkup

Proverbs 14:31 He who oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honors God.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Whales in the Neighborhood

We are so blessed to have gray whales in the harbor that backs up to our housing tract.
We got to see one this week!
and before that, in 2010

and before that in 2006
My dream is to someday see an Orca!
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