Friday, April 03, 2009

Clutter Free Christianity Winner

Nolan picked number 5 - and that would be Sherri F. If you are the Sherri I think you are, I'll bring it to PWOC Tuesday night...what could be easier than THAT? ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Passover Lapbook Resources

Yes, we are working on a Passover Lapbook. In the midst of our crazy week, I DO want to share resources that we are using. I TRUST we will actually end up with a lapbook before Passover. ::snort::

Torah Tots has lots of FREE coloring pages that tell the Passover Story and of the Seder itself. There are also a couple of online games to play and you can email cards from here.

Another site full of activities and color pages is Kosher for Passover. Here's a Passover Coloring Book. Treasure Keys has a Moses Page that also has Passover links.

This is an article that suggests activities for the 10 days before Passover to teach kids about the 10 plaques. Hmmm...just found the same list in *A Family Guide to Biblical Holidays* by Robin Sampson.

DLTK - Growing Together has Passover and Moses elements that I may use. This is the site where I got the Life of Jesus and Salvation mini-books for our Resurrection Lapbook.

I purchased Hand's of a Child's Passover Lapbook. I have mixed feelings about this kit... I'd LOVE to find a pre-made kit with templates that clearly teaches the Messianic fulfillment of Passover.....this kit didn't do that for me...but it's a good kit.

There are many articles and such at Biblical Holidays. This site is brought to us by the author of A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays. I'll use several of the charts from this book to bring out the Christian significance of Passover. I wanted to buy the Feasts of the Lord, but haven't. Beth Moore read excerpts of this book in her study of Psalms and I'd like to read more.

What about you? Have you found some great Lent/Passover resources? I'd love to check them out. Leave links in the comment section.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Win a FREE ticket to A Woman Inspired

Trish is giving away a ticket to the online Women's Conference - A Woman Inspired. For details click here. I've not looked into this (and frankly probably won't; life is too busy right now), but I trust Trish and she is very excited, and I'd like to help her get the word out. ::snort:: She will pick a winner on 5 April. If you are interested in winning a ticket, pop on over and follow her directions.

Do let me know what you think of the conference experience. The idea intrigues me for ministry in the 21st century... It has potential, I think, in the military community in which I minister. I'd love to know the pros and cons from your perspective. Shoot - if you've attended a similar online conference share now. ::snort:: I think I KNOW the pros and cons but have never successfully attended or spoke at one...and that's a different blog post. ::snort::

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Random Japanese Trivia - Diet

{This info from a book published in 1993. Kim can tell us if this is still true.}

  • Japanese children are taught about nutrition in school.
  • Children are taught to try to eat thirty different foods a day and to aim for 100 different foods a week. (My kids have been counting and they are doing well to get 10 - 15 a day).
  • Japanese live longer than any other people in the world.
  • Japan has the lowest rate of heart disease in the world.
  • Japanese eat a lot of rice, noodles, vegetables and fish.
  • Portions are smaller in Japan and in 1993 the average calories per day were 2,620 - Americans are listed as 3,546 calories a day.
  • From 1973 - 1993 Japanese men, on average, became 3 inches taller and 11 pounds heavier.....and the author was wondering what more years of westernized food would do....I should search for more current info. This is interesting.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.