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Sunday, April 24, 2011

I Just Have To Share This

I just have to share a story of a four year old little girl at my church.
I teach children's church for children ages 3-9 year old. I have this little girl that is cute as a button and hyper as all get out. She can't sit still so I never think she is listening to what I am teaching.
I have spent the last 2 months teaching of Jesus' walk on earth, the miracles he perfomed and the cruel death and resurrection. The kids have really enjoyed this and were very sad that he had to die but also understood why it had to happen.
Well yeserday we had our egg hunt with the regular visit from the Easter Bunny. Today Lexie came in and told everyone that would listen that Easter is not about the Easter bunny, it's about Jesus dying for our sins so we can live forever. She even told them that Judas was his best friend and betrayed him to the soldiers. She described the crucifixtion and told then he died to save us. She ended her story with a statement that "the Easter bunny is ok but he's not what Easter is about. It's about Jesus."
It's incidents like this that makes everything worth while. Lexie's grandmother keeps her and I know she talks to her too but when she came in and told her version of the Easter story, it brought tears to my eyes. All the kids could tell you all about the crucifixion and why it happened but little Lexie wanted the whole world to know about it.
So always remember that when you think liitle children are not listening, they do hear. Jesus said, "Suffer not the little children, that they come unto me". We need to talk to our children and maybe through them we can get God back into our country. Happy Easter and God bless you.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very HAPPY EASTER.
Easter is a holdiay that touches my heart more than most because of the reason we celebrate it.
To think of the sacrifice that Jesus made for me fills me with an undescribable emotion. It breaks my heart to think of the beatings that he took for me and the cruelty of his death. At the same time I am forever grateful that he made that sacrifice so that I may have eternal life.
I hope that everyone takes the time to celebrate Jesus' Resurection on this Easter Sunday and to say a prayer thanking Jesus for what he did for us. I also want to remember our soldiers that are fighting and cannot be with their families this Easter. They too are making sacrifices willingly to protect our freedom. And please say a prayer for the families that have lost loved ones in this time of war. They too have made sacrifices that I cannot ever repay.
My Easter is filled with my family after church. We have a ritual ham dinner with all the trimmings. Then we hide eggs for the kids to hunt. Then the kids hide the eggs and we have to find them. I love this time spent with my family. The kids are so proud when we can't find their eggs.
I hope everyone has a very Blessed Easter. Take the time to count your blessings and may God Bless you all. HAPPY EASTER, Valerie

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Five more days!

There are 5 more days left of the STPAFA Celebration. There are some wonderful spring items in this celebration crafted from some very talented artists. Head over and take a peek at all the creations.
Here's a sneak peak at one of my items listed in this celebration.