2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,300 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Advent calendar day 24

Christmas Eve is here!

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Luke 2:29-32 ‘Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to your people Israel.’

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This is the last day of the advent calendar – the wait for Christmas is almost over!

Enjoy this carol and have a very Happy Christmas.

 

Advent calendar day 23

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Luke 2:16,17,18 ‘And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.’

Craft to make – pompoms

You can use a pompom maker or two pieces of circular card with a a smaller circle cut out of the middle. Or you can use your hands. Children would need help with tying the wool and very young children will need help to cut the wool.

You need a length of wool and a small ball of wool. Pair of scissors. Pair of hands! Follow the pictures

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I got this idea from Landscape Magazine.

 

Advent calendar day 22

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Luke 2:15 ‘When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another. ‘Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.’

Craft to make – Christmas stockings – all you need is paper or card cut into a stocking shape. Decorate with stickers and glitter. Have a look here for more ideas.

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Advent calendar day 21

Fourth week of advent

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Luke 2:13 ‘And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heaenly host praising God and saying ‘ Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased.’

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Advent calendar day 20

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Luke 2:11 ‘For unto you is born this day a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.’

 

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Advent calendar day 19

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Luke 2: 9,10 ‘And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people.’

Christmas Toast – All you need is bread to toast, a Christmas themed biscuit cutter and your choice of butter and spreads. Toast the bread and then cut out the shape. The left over bits of toast can be eaten too! I used white bread but wholemeal would work just as well.

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