Archive | 2015

Let it Clothespin Snowman! @MindyJPeltier

LET IT Clothespin SNOWman!

Many people dream about having a White Christmas. Not me. I lived the majority of my life in the upper Midwest under three feet of White Christmas, experiencing stormed-in Christmases, we-have-no-power Christmases, and cut-more-firewood Christmases. Snow is pretty, but it has to be shoveled and scraped. I’m content enough to craft any  all snow we have around the […]

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Peg Doll Nativity @MindyJPeltier

Peg Doll Nativity Set is Touchable for Toddlers

Every home with dimpled toddler fingers needs a touchable nativity set. There should be one baby Jesus they can hold and kiss and not worry about breaking. I created this Peg Doll nativity scene with my grandkids in mind. It will be fairly easy for them to make and will endure years of playing and displaying. This is the third […]

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Cinnamon Dough Ornaments @MindyJPeltier

A Sweet-Smelling Christmas Gift with Eternal Impact

Holiday memories are immortalized by all of our senses. The sense of smell, in particular, takes us immediately back to a time, a place, or a person. Have you every caught a whiff of something and it instantaneously caused you to smile or weep? One of our family’s favorite holiday scents is cinnamon. Cinnamon pinecones rest in an […]

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Baby Jesus in a Nutshell Craft Kit and bible Truths

Give Baby Jesus in a Nutshell

This Christmas  give the gift of baby Jesus in two ways. The first way is by giving Baby Jesus in a Nutshell craft kits. Not everybody has the inspiration or supplies  to craft, but might love to do a few projects. Sound like any Moms of young kids you know? This is the first of a series of craft kits I’m making for my daughter, Jana, […]

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How Should Christians Act When Faced with Evil?

In the Face of Evil

The very first murder was over the matter of faith versus religion. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden they tried to cover their nakedness with leaves.  It wasn’t acceptable. An animal Adam named and lived with in the garden died so the Lord could make clothing suitable to cover. This sacrifice pointed to the coming Messiah. The Lord instructed his beloved people, Adam […]

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Seizing the Day, Not the ‘Do

I started driving my daughter to school each morning with great ambition.  I wasn’t going to be that mom in her pj’s. I woke early, ran, showered, and dressed in something that wouldn’t embarrass a teenage girl. My Jeep joined the parade of parents, as we smiled and  mumbled about one another’s driving. Then it got colder in the mornings. And darker. And […]

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Be a #FanGirl, not a #Stalker

We all have heroes. With today’s social media it’s easy to lurk in the shadows and be a #stalker. We read their posts, stare at their pictures, listen to their music, read their books, buy their merchandise, but never interact. We’re not a true #fangirl. That’s a good start, but a one-sided relationship isn’t a relationship. It’s time to step out from […]

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