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Using the Jesse Tree to Share the Gospel

  It's so easy to get caught up in all the details that sometimes you miss the BIG picture.   I am guilty of diving into the excitement and anticipation of the Jesse Tree but often forgetting the ONE THING that is most important. THE GOSPEL. We tell lots of Bible stories around our house but knowing stories and "knowing God" are two different things. We want our kids to not only … Read More

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Making a List, Checking it Twice

I can't believe I am about to do this.   I'm about to share with you one of my most treasured secrets.  I'm almost afraid to because if we all start to share this secret, it might catch on, and well....then it's not a secret anymore.  But it's a risk I am willing to take-- It's time to go to the library and check out those Christmas books. When most people are perusing the aisles finding … Read More

Memorable Jesse Tree

10 Ways to Make the Jesse Tree Fun and Memorable

This Christmas will be our family's 7th year to celebrate the Jesse Tree together.  We have come a long way from our first Jesse Tree. Although the stories of the Jesse Tree remain the same each year, our family's experiences have not. Some of it has to do with their ages.  They are understanding more as they get older. But most of the richness of our experiences has been in the variety … Read More