New Children’s Bible Lesson: Do Not Lie!

By popular demand, The Beach Girls are back!  

Our first video Hadara and I created with the Beach Girls is our top video for teaching children the Bible.   I have to give credit to my daughter Hadara for this cute little series she began.  It all started with her sweet BIG imagination on a homeschool afternoon and a desire to teach kids about God’s Ten Commandments.  


The first video, Thou Shall Not Steal has blessed many children and has helped as a resource  to many of you.  You have told me you’ve used this in your homeschool and even in your children’s church ministry.  Hadara is so blessed because she began this video series to make sure that other children learn Bible truths in a fun and easy way.  
Today’s lesson is about the 9th Commandment, “Thou Shall Not Lie“.  In this adventure, we celebrate Stacey’s birthday along with learning a valuable lesson on telling the truth.  

Beach Girls Episode 2: Thou Shall Not Lie
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Here’s also a FREE Bible Lesson and FREE Mini Booklet to use with the video from Church House Collection Blog.   They have so many Bible lesson resources for children and they are free!  

Thank you for watching today’s video!  

How do you teach your children about telling the truth?  
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God’s Little Princess Devotional {Teaching Our Daughters to be Thankful}

Do you know how important it is to teach your daughters about God and His Word?  Studying the Bible together with your daughter is critical for her walk with the Lord.  She is so small and tender.  This world can show itself to be very cruel at an early age, unfortunately that’s life.  Yet, how we teach our daughters to respond to the world is based on their knowledge of the Bible.  


Our little girls bloom into young women so quickly these days.  As Moms, we have the privelidge and honor to help keep the little in our little girls.  God entrusts us to teach them how to be Godly women.  It starts when they are young.  

It’s also important for women, to learn at an early age, how much we are loved by our Father God.  He is our King and as daughters of the King, we are His Princess.  More than that . . . we are His special Princess Bride.  


In September, some of you joined me as we studied a devotional series entitled, The Princess Bride Bible Study.  I felt the Lord wanted me to share this timely message and it was such a blessing.  I have more videos coming in this series, so don’t worry, there’s more!  Many of you expressed to me how blessed you were because of the study.  I give God all the glory.  


Some of you also asked if there was something to help you teach your daughters about being God’s little Princess.  The good news is, my daughter and I have been working hard to create a devotional video series just for little girls!  


When Hadara was six years old, Ruben and I gave her a special gift.  A book called, God’s Little Princess Devotional Bible.   Hadara and I used this book during our mother daughter time for devotional before she went to bed and sometimes during breakfast.   Hadara loved these lessons and fun activities so much, she wanted to share them with other girls.  The short videos  are based on lessons from the book with a little of our own creativity.  🙂 My daughter Hadara desires to help other little girls know the truth about God and His Word.  She’s inviting young girls every where to join her in a ever growing community to Bloom for the King!  

Who will benefit from these videos? 


All young girls!  Your daughters, nieces, cousins!  


Today, I’m so excited to announce the debut of Hadara’s very first devotional video, A Princess is Thankful.  November is a great month to learn about having a grateful heart.   


We invite you and your daughter to watch together! 


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How a Prayer Box Can Inspire Your Children to Pray!

Happy Wednesday!  It’s a beautiful day to pray for our children.  


Our 31 Days of Praying for our Child challenge is coming to a end, but that doesn’t mean we stop praying.  

September is a great time to teach our children how to pray and to make family devotional time a priority.  I’m amazed by how sweet the little children are when they pray, yet their prayers are so powerful.  Our babies need to know the authority they have to pray for others and situations in Jesus Name.   Especially at this time right now, it is critical they learn how to talk to the Lord and pray for others. 

I started a new teaching series with my Bible class students for our home fellowship just a week ago.   One of the topics we are covering includes prayer.  As a way to teach the children about prayer, we use a prayer box.    I’m also are using this during homeschool Bible time with little Princess. 

I recently posted about the prayer box I created on Instagram and many of you wanted to know more about it. 

By the way, are you following me on Instagram?  

I just jumped on the Instagram band wagon, so I am just beginning to post pics and learn how to share on this social media platform.    Go figure. 

You can follow me here and I’ll follow you back.  🙂
So to make a long story short. . . Princess and I made a video just for you to tell you how we use the prayer box and how you can too.  
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Homeschool Encouragement {Making Memories with Your Children!}

So this week, we began our first official new year in homeschool!  

If you follow me on Facebook, then you have heard my rants and raves about starting up again in August.  Also, you heard how I gave my homeschool room a quick 3 hour overnight makeover Sunday night . . .  seriously!  

This Mama don’t fool around.  Read the whole story and see the makeover videos soon in a future post.  🙂

Yesterday, during our homeschool day, we took a spontaneous break somewhere between Math and Spelling.  

We put on the Veggie silly songs and started to sing and dance around.  

Before we knew it, we were creating puppet music videos!  Yup, we got a little distracted.  Oops.  Ha Ha, you just had to be there!   

At one point, I couldn’t stop laughing, I mean the big belly laugh, crying til my eyes hurt, rolling on the floor laugh!  I chuckle even thinking about it now.  

Well, let the video speak for itself.  🙂  Tell us what you think?  I hope your kiddies enjoy it.  

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Well, my advice today for you Mamas would be to take some time to just be you, have fun with your children and laugh!  Schedules are good, but making memories with your children are priceless.   

Enjoy the motherhood journey! 


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Free W.O.W. {what I am willing to do within one week} Weekly Plan Sheet

Happy Monday! 
Do you need help organizing your week? I love all the plan sheets out there, but I needed one that fit my life.  So I created one and that means I’m sharing it with you.  Yay!
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I’ve been working feverishly on new projects to share with all of you.  So much to do in so little time.  Be looking forward to more bible encouragement in the near future.  


Today, I’m sharing my weekly W.O.W. goals with you.   

W.O.W. stands for “what am I willing to do within one week”.   

MY WOW’S  {What am I willing to do within one week}


My Time

Keep on track with my Eat Yourself Slender plan
Continue with my workout plan, BB Mommy Challenge.  I’m on Day 41!
Research more flour less recipes.  Less stomach bloat everyday = motivatation not to eat bread!
Go to bed by 10 pm,  (I wake-up at 5:30 a.m. now to make breakfast for hubby and myself).

Book of the Week/Month
Begin Love Amid the Ashes by Mesu Andrews.  I’ve been wanting to read this and now I will.
 -Thank you little brother for passing it on.

Bible Study
Psalms
John G Lake 90 day morning devotional
Torah portions and Brit Hadashah readings for Shabbat



Worship 
Names of God by Laurell Hubick

Teach (homeschool)
Hebrew-memorize days of week
Spiritual warfare, armor of God with home church kids
Names of God- we are on Jehovah Rapha- God who heals.


Family
We began to read A Messianic Bible Study as a family for our weekly devotional during breakfast or lunch.  My hubby’s work schedule changed so now he’s home with us on Wednesday!  We love the extra day together and can’t wait to get started!

Finance 
Save money for Princess birthday coming up in March.

Work on taxes and budget for March

Marriage
Commit to one cheap date
Planning our anniversary (so better schedule a sitter now)

So what about you?  What are you willing to do in one week?  

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Bible Lesson For Kids: You Shall Not Steal


Back in November, we had fun making a cool lesson for the kiddies in our home kids church and my lovely daughter helped with the lesson.  I’m just finding time to share it with you all. 

Princess came up with a marvelous idea to use her Barbie dolls to teach a lesson about the 8th commandment, “you shall not steal”.  She has been very handy with creating videos lately using her dolls and toys.  So, when she came up with this idea, I couldn’t wait!  Remember we are so much a “hands on” homeschool family.


I filmed and edited the video while Princess did everything else.  She created the storyline and acted it out in one take.  

We are sharing the lesson and Beach Girls video with you to teach to your little ones.


Thou Shall Not Steal

I used this Free Lesson: You Shall Not Steal.  I really liked how it engaged the kids and kept their attention.  Our Bible verse of the day was Exodus 20:15 “You Shall Not Steal”.  


We watched the video bible lesson that little Princess (my daughter) created.  

Laughs all the way!  The kids loved it!


Then, the kids colored and worked on the Free Thou Shall Not Steal Toilet Paper Roll craft from Church House Collection



Overall, we had fun and the kids were impressed with the Beach Girls Episode.
I hope this helps you with teaching whether you are teaching about the 10 commandments or a topical study.  

What did you think about the video?  Did your kids watch it?

Any other ideas you have about teaching the 10 commandments are welcome!

Blessings and Shalom,



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Best Tamale Day Ever! A Christmas Family Tradition

A Christmas time favorite of our family is making and mostly eating tamales!  Grandma, my Mama’s Mom made the best tamales and well my Mama who learned from her continues to carry on the family recipe.  This week, my big Sis, little bro and I came together and helped our Mama make those yummy tamales.   It was a fun family bonding time!  
My niece was also there, but she hid in the background and was promoted to photographer.  As you can see a great pic of red chile con carne and olives . . . must have lots of olives! 

Must start this tamale day off with lots of coffee!  
First, my brother Josh helps Mama mix the masa . . . we had lots of laughs with this one!  Ha ha!  

The hojas de maize were soaked and ready for spreading.

Mama tests the masa de maiz to see if it is a right consistancy. 
 Looks good! 

Here we go, like an assembly line.  Spread, fill, spread, fill . . . 
My beautiful Mama!  Grandma would be proud Mom.  
My daughter and my nephew enjoyed watching it all and eating the olives!
 I had fun watching their expressions!  He’s taking mental notes.  
The kids loved their homeschool tamale cooking lesson!

After 10 dozen tamales and then some later, of course they are not all here in the photo.  That would be a very big photo!  We even made a trendy chevron tamale.  Can you find it?  The yummy tamales are ready to cook, but not to be eaten until Christmas Eve for dinner.  
Hey, it’s tradition! 
Oh me, oh my Sis . . .  what’s a girl to do, tamales are hard work! lol

Best Tamale Day Ever! 
What a fun day it was and we definitely made family memories.  I love that about cooking!  

Have you made tamales before?  What are some of your tamale tips?  
Blessings and Shalom,


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Our Week Before Christmas Review: Mommy Daughter Date +Build A Bear +Sugar Cookies

Every year for Christmas, I try to make a time where little Princess and I go out together on a mommy daughter Christmas date.  Last year, we didn’t get to do it, but this year we did!  We were very excited.  🙂

First stop was Build a Bear!  The last time we bought anything from this place was when Hadara was two.  That’s when she got her very first and only (might I add) Build a Bear.  So, we both decided after six years, it was time for her bear to shop for new clothes.  
Princess gave her Princess Bear a long deserved bath and hair combing!  
Wow, she got pampered. 

Hadara picked out a snazzy blue dress, cute white sparkly jacket and matching silver shoes fit for a Princess Bear.  
Paradise Bakery was our last stop to a beautiful mother daughter date.   
We were so hungry after all that bear shopping. 

The next day, we baked sugar cookies!  
Hadara looks forward to this every year for Christmas.  

We crank up the Christmas music, put on snowflake Christmas aprons 
and start sugar cookie making! 

Ta da!  
We encourage you to take some time this season to spend with your children.  Our babies grow up too fast!  Enjoy them, every minute!  

Do you have mother daughter date ideas to share?  

Do you have a good sugar cookie recipe? 




Blessings and Shalom, 

                                                 




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Christmas Love Notes for the Kids!

Kids love to get mail.  Just ask Princess, our eight year old daughter.  She will tell you if something comes in the mail for her (which rarely does) she goes estatic!

One day my daughter came up with a super cute idea I’m going to share with you today.  Princess is such a words person.  One of her love languages is Words of Affirmation.  If you haven’t read the book The Five Love Languages, then you must!  Anyways, back to our super cute idea.


One morning, Princess created a little box from an old Barbie valentine box and cut up some pieces of paper.  She set it up real cute on her table in our homeschool room and invited me to take a peek.  She then told me if I wanted to write her a love note, go ahead and then place it in the box.  I thought, how cute is that!  


An hour later, when she wasn’t in the room, I hurried over to the table, grabbed a red pen and started to write.  It was a special note that told her how special she was to me.  I folded the note up and placed it inside the box.  I couldn’t wait for her to look inside her box and find a love note waiting inside.  Twenty minutes later,  as I was doing dishes at the kitchen sink, I felt a big hug wrap around me.   I knew she had read my love note!  I turned around with excitement and saw the biggest smile on her sweetest face.  Thank you Mom, she said.  I’ll never forget that moment.

The littlest things do make the biggest impact don’t they?


Then, it hit me.  We can do this as a family?  We can all write love notes to each other from time to time.


Christmas love notes

While I was at the Dollar Store, one day, I spotted a cute mailbox all decked out with gingerbread.  My daughter and I go nuts over gingerbread anything!  I just had to buy it for our love notes!

Then it hit me again.  Let’s do special love notes for Christmas!


So, to make a long story short. . . this is our super cute idea. . . Christmas love notes mailbox and all.  Isn’t so cute?  Now, I know I use the word cute very often, but in this situation it is appropriate.


Princess wanted to share this idea with you all so you could start your own Christmas love notes with your family.   Share the love and keep it going all year round!   


What special way do you and your family communicate love? 


Got a tradition you share during the Christmas season?  

Our family loves to cook and bake together, and in our family traditions of cooking together means . . . tamales!  Hint, hint:  Look forward to that post coming up next week.  Yum!


Blessings and Shalom, 

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Celebrating Chanukah Study Part 2

Welcome back!  Today is Thanksgivikkah Eve.  Are you are prepared for tomorrow?  I still need to buy a few last minute items for the feast.  Our family will be celebrating both Thanksgiving and Chanukah at my mother’s home with all the familia!  I’m looking forward to noshing on some latkes! 

So, are you ready to step back into history and dive into part two of my Celebrating Chanukah Study?  Yesterday, we learned what Chanukah is and the meaning of the menorah or hanukkiyah. 

 {Click Here to read Part 1:  Celebrating Chanukah Study:  What is Chanukah?}

Today, I am going to teach you about the history of Chanukah and how it relates to Jesus Yeshua our Messiah. 

Hebrew Lesson (Bonus)
Yeshua or Yehoshua– Jesus’ name in Hebrew
Yeshua-Ha-Mashiach- Jesus the Messiah 

Where is Chanukah found? 
Although there are no recorded writings of Chanukah in the Old Testament, the history is found in the book of the Macabees. The book of Macabees is a Jewish history book.  It is not found in the Tanach or Old Testament, however we know that Chanukah existed because it is recorded in the New Testament when Jesus observed this Biblical Feast of Dedication according to John 10:22.   This is very important, because Jesus observed Chanukah as being the ultimate fulfillment – the light of the world as it says in John 8:12.  Jesus said, “he who follows me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life”.  The New Testament book of John is the only reference to Chanukah and also full of references of Jesus Yeshua as the “light”.     


Rededication of the temple in 165 BC 
Why?  In 242 B.C. King of Syria, Antiochus Ephiphanes invaded and conquered Jerusalem.  Two years later, Antiochus returned to Jerusalem with his army and placed great persecution on the Jewish people.  He tried forcing his Greco-Roman pagan religion and ideas on them.  He started with their place of worship- the temple and stole all the treasures and stopped all Jewish sacrifice and worship.  The most disgraceful thing is that he defiled the altar by sacrificing a pig on it and erected an altar to Zeus in the temple.  He defiled the temple and destroyed it by pagan ways.  All Jews were forced to stop practicing in religious acts and those who did not comply were tortured, mutilated, crucified and hung.  


The Jewish people knew they had to fight back!  They did this with their leader, Judah Maccabee.   They rebelled against the Syrian army and soon they won the war and returned to take back what the enemy had stolen.  They returned to Jerusalem to re-purify and cleanse the temple.  When the people went to light the menorah which were the oil lamp stands, there was only enough oil to last 1 day.   


They stood on the faith of the Lord.   Miraculously the lamp stand stayed lit for 8 days until  new oil could be prepared.  The number 8 in Hebrew means “new beginnings”.  That miracle which God gave to his people started the 8 day Miracle of Lights or Feast of Dedication.   Since then, Jewish people celebrate Chanukah as a remembrance of the Great miracle and the rededication of the temple.  

How does this relate to Jesus?  
At Chanukah, we remember how the temple was cleaned up and rededicated.  Jesus came to fulfill the law and He was the ultimate sacrifice.  That is why we don’t need a physical temple to sacrifice a lamb anymore because Jesus Yeshua was the atonement for our sins.  He is the lamb that was slain.  However,  as believers in Jesus,  we are the temple of the Holy Spirit.  We can focus on rededication.  We can clean up our temple of all unrighteousness only through Jesus.  We can celebrate Chanukah as a time to rededicate our hearts and to walk in the light of the Lord.  May we shine our light to the world, for all to see!  

For you used to be darkness; but now, united with the Lord, you are light. Live like children of light, for the fruit of the light is in every kind of goodness, rightness and truth — try to determine what will please the Lord.   Have nothing to do with the deeds produced by darkness, but instead expose them, for it is shameful even to speak of the things these people do in secret.   But everything exposed to the light is revealed clearly for what it is, since anything revealed is a light. This is why it says,“Get up sleeper! Arise from the dead,and the Messiah will shine on you!”       Ephesians 5:8-11

Are there pagan things that are defiling our temples? 
Are there babylonian ways which we admire or entertain above our Lord and King?  These can be the worldly treasures of this world.  Our walk with Jesus must be all that we can be in Him.  Things that may be keeping us from getting closer to Him are an idol.  

Our goal is to be Holy as He is Holy.  We should desire and crave Holiness. This is a great time that we can use the Feast of Dedication to rededicate ourselves to the Lord.  Let us say, my life is in you Lord, everything is yours!  I dedicate myself to you. 


5 Bible Verses to Walk in Holiness

  1. 1 Corinthians 6: 19– Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?                                                           
  2. 2 Corinthians 7:1Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
  3. 1 Thessalonians 4:7– For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness. 
  4. Hebrews 12:10For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness
  5. Revelation 22: 11Let the one who does wrong, still do wrong; and the one who is filthy, still be filthy; and let the one who is righteous, still practice righteousness; and the one who is holy, still keep himself holy.”

I want to finish this study with a time for us to reflect on our Lord Jesus, the ultimate Miracle Maker and Light Giver!   As we hear this song by Marty Goetz, let us evaluate our lives, our temples and rededicate ourselves totally to Him.  


May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving and Happy Chanukah!  
Blessings and Shalom, 

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