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Wrapped in love (CRAFT CRAZY!)…and the God of order (Exodus 29:1-31:18)

OK people…watch out! A few days without crafts and she goes into dt’s. So…here are just a couple of fun things to fill your Valentine week with… Wrap your loved ones with a little bit of love with an easy-as-pie heart scarf! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE! For this fun project–you’ll need 3 100% wool sweaters (use […]

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Dawn - February 10, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Love the crafts…especially the bandaids 🙂

Megan - February 10, 2010 - 9:04 pm

The crafts are a super-great idea! Love the scarf! Wish I had a little girl to put it on! =)
We often struggle with keeping the sabboth day holy as well. We really have to make an effort to plan ahead, and invite people over for lunch rather than going out for lunch.

Chocolate Kabobs Valentine Treats (Scripture Reading: Exodus 10:1-12:51)

I’ve heard from several of my sweet blog readers they now have fun Valentine window decorations in their home! For those of you who ended up doing most of it yourself because you have little ones, the more you do cutting crafts–the easier it will get for your little ones. I didn’t start my crafts […]

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Shannon - February 5, 2010 - 10:01 am

mmmm…those kabobs are must! PS..posted pictures of my Valentine fortune cookies…thanks again for the easy to follow instructions!

February 2nd – Valentine Window Mobile, a few fun things & Exodus 4:18-7:13

Today’s Valentine craft is easy, peasy—and so much fun for all ages! To make your own Valentine Window Mobile, you will just need crayons (pink and red), butter knife, wax paper, iron and scissors. Each child will need two long strips of wax paper (3 feet should be long enough). Give each child a bowl […]

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Robin Zetterberg Salley - February 2, 2010 - 5:43 am

Cute Andrea! All 3 of mine have bad colds right now, so I needed a few activity ideas to get us through their sickness and these cold rainy days. I am going to do this and your pretzels today 🙂

Heather - February 2, 2010 - 8:22 am

That would be a hard step to take! To talk to the pharaoh & tell him to let God’s people go! God told Moses that He would harden pharaoh’s heart. He said that the Egyptians would know who God was. He was going to keep on until they knew Him. How long does it take for God to get through to us? I want to listen the FIRST time He speaks to me. Of course that’s not always the case, but I strive to hear God’s voice. It’s hard & I often fail. This Bible study has been a real help. Being in God’s Word allows you to be more sensitive to hear His voice. We just have to keep reading & encouraging one another.

Vanessa - February 2, 2010 - 2:23 pm

I just finished your Valentine Fortune Cookies. They turned out great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!!!!

Celebrate Love & Year Bible Study (Exodus 1:1-4:17, 1 Chr 6:1-3)

If there is any reason to celebrate life with your kids…I’m in! And February being Valentine’s I can’t help but pull out the fun. So last night we began celebrating the love in our house by making chocolate covered pretzels drizzled in red icing. YUM! We used both big and small pretzels (we used these […]

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Shannon - February 2, 2010 - 12:48 am

I feel like such a Moses a lot of the time…self doubt creeps in and I forget how God so beautifully uses our weaknesses for His glory. Like Moses I’m so often afraid to speak (or write) because I fear I’m not eloquent enough but He says “I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” I pray He will do this for me…that He will equip me and give me the courage to step out for Him. As always…thank you for your words!

African Doughnuts, Our Wait & Job is Restored!

African Doughnuts (Recipe included at post’s bottom) Last night, Rico Suave (aka Richard / the hubby) decided Koesisters (African doughnuts) were in order for dessert. YUM! The kids had fun helping, and I had fun eating them;). Making the dough… Waiting 30 minutes for it to rise… Deep fryin’ the doughnuts…

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Amy - January 31, 2010 - 9:47 am

I so know this feeling! Some days I am perfectly content in the waiting, but it is becoming more common for me to be struggling in this area. The closer we get, the harder it is (we think we’re at least #9 now for a boy).

We got our FDL this week and I am still praying that you get yours in plenty of time!

kristi johnson - January 31, 2010 - 11:33 am

yummy…wish i lived closer to steal a doughnut…:) kj

april - January 31, 2010 - 11:38 am

those doughnuts look so YUMMY! Thanks for the adoption update…how exciting that your numbers for a girl and boy are almost equal!

JonesEthiopia - January 31, 2010 - 11:45 am

Donuts look like fun. Will you post the recipe?
And, the waiting. It is so hard… but hang in there. I just posted on the listserv that one month of our wait, we moved 11 spots, another 1 or 2, we moved only 1 space. We still got our referral in about 5 months!

Rebecca Harley - January 31, 2010 - 2:29 pm

thanks so much for the words of encouragement – definitely needed them this week! We are days away (hopefully) from becoming a number and are just waiting for our ridiculously slow home study agency to finish their write up!

Sarah - January 31, 2010 - 8:02 pm

Those look yummy!!!

This part of the wait is so hard – and it is true, the closer you get to the top the harder it seems to get. (So much for encouragement!) So excited to see what little person the Lord has chosen for your family!

Praying for you as you wait!


Tiffini - January 31, 2010 - 8:27 pm

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I so enjoy hearing from others from the agency and on the same journey. I’m so glad that you just got your fingerprint appt. How long did you wait to get it? We are about ready to send in our I600A.
I’ll be following your story as well!

Shannon - February 1, 2010 - 12:36 am

Those look delicious! Yay for your new numbers!! Thankful for Job’s restoration and His promise to us!

Marci - February 1, 2010 - 7:16 am

woohoo ! Life is moving closer to Africa….God is helping you move closer to your sweet baby…do not get discouraged. Have patience that comes from the Holy Spirit…keep your JOY flowing…we are waititng to hear the GOOD NEWS…and we are confident that God’s time will be PERFECT. I am off to a Bible Study to have a heap of women praying for your baby’s adoption in Ethiopia.

Sarah - February 2, 2010 - 8:04 am

Thanks for posting. Can’t wait to try out the African doughnuts. Are you guys part of the Adopt Ethiopia GA group? If so hope to finally meet in person this weekend!