Sunday, June 29, 2014

How to Print on Paper Lunch Bags

Twice a year, our church gives gift bags to those in our city's county jail.   At Christmas, it is called "Christmas Behind Bars", and since it was so rewarding and appreciated, we also do "Fourth of July Behind Bars".
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Kids' Make & Do: Popsicle Stick Cross Bow

Here's a fun project for kids to make.  My 11-yr. old son made this bow with the green thread, and my 17-yr. old made the one with the gold thread.  They finished these in just a couple of hours.
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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Lentils

Brussels sprouts.

Yea - I know what you're thinking.

But before you write them off as one of those veggies that you aren't going to touch, let me tell you just a little bit about this ill-loved veggie.

If you are serious about having a healthy diet, this is one vegetable you should not overlook.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What the Bible Says About the Resurrection

They say there are two things for certain in life: death and taxes, but I would add a third to the list: resurrection. Now I have never seen a real resurrection, and I doubt if you have either.  There are cases of near-death experiences, and even people who have been "brought back to life" after being medically dead for a very short time. However, I don't categorize those as true resurrections. Is it a certainty that those who die will be resurrected?  And if they are resurrected, when will this be?  And where are the dead before the resurrection?  And what happens after the resurrection?  Lots of questions.  Does the Bible have answers to all these questions that we as humans are interested in?  Absolutely.  Let's start with the basics and go from there.
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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Fabric and Crayon Banner Tutorial

About every three months, I like to change the looks of the Juniors' Sabbath School room at church.
I had moved two pillars to the front and hung a large piece of felt to make a storage place behind it.
The blank spot above the felt was really in need of something.  So the idea of a banner was born!
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What the Bible Says about Death

My father-in-law passed away suddenly two weeks ago today.  He wasn't ill.  In fact, he appeared quite healthy.  He had just finished his daily 11-mile bike ride, but it all ended soon after.  My mother-in-law found him dead in his chair after she came back from shopping.  Heat stroke?  Heart attack?  Aneurysm? We don't know.  All we know is he is gone, and we are all going to miss him very much.

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