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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Straw Bed for Jesus


This idea came from my husband's parents. The idea is to make a soft bed for Jesus to lay in, one piece of straw at a time. My father-in-law made a manger for us (note that a manger is what animals eat out of...not the stable...so we are talking a little bed). They then gave us a bag of straw. The goal is for family members to do service, and for each act of service, they get to put a piece of straw in the manger. We will be doing this from Thanksgiving until Christmas.

If you don't have wood-working ability, you could use a shoe-box instead. If you don't have access to straw, you could cut some strips of paper up (if you did that, you could even write the service down on the paper).

I thought this was a fun idea for keeping our focus on Christ and on service during the Christmas season.

For more detailed lesson layout of this idea, see this post.

1 comment:

heartpondering said...

Hi ladies,

I just want to let you know how much I appreciate this blog and all the excellent ideas it raises. As a mom of kids aged 4, 2, and 3 months (and as a mom who doesn't craft especially well), it's been a big help.

I just listed you on my blogroll on by blog (focused on Christ-centered parenting of preschoolers).

Thanks again!

Susan @ heartpondering

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