Friday, February 22, 2013

Get Better, Jesus

I was sharing with the kids about Lent and Jesus' sacrifice this week.
We talked about the "owies" He endured because He loved us THAT much.

... and still loves us that much ...

My Isaiah was touched.
He grabbed the crucifix, held it to his little chest, and whispered, "get better, Jesus."
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I wondered for a brief moment if I had shared too much detail with him.
But he needs to know. Even at 2 years old, he needs to know NOW that he can be a
consolation to the heart of Jesus.

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:: // stained "glass" crosses // shredded, colorful tissue paper //
clear packing tape // cardstock // twine // mini clothespins // ::

Simply arrange the clear tape in the shape of a cross with the sticky side UP.
Attach cardstock pieces to the edges for easy handling.
*SMASH* (that's what my boys did!) tissue paper shreds onto the tape!
Use scissors to trim the edges, attach twine and hang with mini clothespins.
:: // negative space Scripture crosses // cardstock // paint tape //
hues of red coloring utensils // favorite "Jesus saves" Bible verses // ::

Cut out cardstock to fit frames. Arrange paint tape in the form of a cross.
Color in the exposed space and remove tape when finished.
Apply favorite Scripture passages on the cross beam.

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:: Isaiah 53:5 // Colossians 1:13-14 // Luke 23:42 ::
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:: // salt dough crown of thorns // 1 C. flour // 1/2 C. salt //
1/2 C. water // toothpicks // ::

Mix flour, salt, and water together to form a firm dough.
Roll into the shape of a crown. Add toothpicks for thorns.
Bake at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours.

We are helping relieve Jesus' suffering by removing a "thorn" when we
do a kind deed. The boys then receive a "jewel" for Jesus' crown...
which they promptly EAT!... as a visual reward of what is TRULY taking place!

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Nathan and I decided that during Lent we would set aside 2 hours after Family Night
to have 1 hour of personal prayer time and then 1 hour to discuss, share, and pray together
about what the Lord has put on our hearts.

It was my holy husband's idea. Not even gonna pretend like I thought of that! Haha.
I'm all on board though. I appreciate, BEYOND WORDS, his spiritual leadership in our home.

And I hope that we are helping Jesus get better... just like Isaiah wished.

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  1. I LOVE these ideas. Totally using them. Thank you

    1. good!!! glad to hear it! these little crafts are perfect for the 2-4 year old range! your girls will love it <3 XO

  2. I am on the edge of crying! This is such a beautiful piece of your life to share with us!! I am so touched by what you're doing in your home to show your children christian ways. You go girl!!

    1. ooooh so happy that this touched you Kristine! yes, this is my life - and i LOVE sharing it with all you fabulous readers!!! XO

  3. I really like that salt dough crown, what a great idea! I found your blog through the Heart Shaped Sweat giveaway and I am so glad I did, I love it and I am now following you!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  4. Brittany I love you even more. What a precious legacy you are creating for your children, and what an inspiration you are to all of us!

    I did not realize you are Catholic! My best friend is Catholic and I've been forever jealous of the Rosary. She taught me to pray it this winter. Truly incredible :)

    1. Your jealousy of the rosary made me laugh!!! That is beautiful that she taught you!!!! The Church is RICH with traditions and ways to move towards Christ!!! So yes, I AM Catholic :-) Glad that we can walk side by side and encourage one another! Such a gift this side of HEAVEN. XO


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