Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Advent: Books & Links

I'm preparing for a little Adventures in Advent workshop next week. I listed resources 2 years ago on my previous blog; and I've had a few questions about resources, etc. So, here they are. What are your favorite boosk or traditions and scripture readings? Jesse Tree? Advent Candles? How do you prepare for the celebration of Jesus' first coming to earth? And how do you speak and teach your children through the daily life about their place in the redemptive narrative of history that promises one day all sad things will be untrue?

I'd love to hear from you as I post and update the next few weeks!

Here are a few of my favorites, I've linked to Amazon, apparently I have some little associate account that I've never used. But, here we go. We'll give it a try, I've linked to Amazon or blogs or websites.

For Adults & Young Adults

Treasuring God in Our Traditions by Noel Piper

Behold the Lamb of God: An Advent Narrative b
y Russ Ramsey
Jesse Tree

Reading from Ann Voskamp's Blog

Family Celebration Ann Voskamp 

Advent Candles
Advent Candle Set ** they usually sell out quickly!
Candle Reading by Celebratingholidays.com
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Advent Calendars
Naptime Diarieshttp://www.naptimediariesshop.com/ with Journe ** our calendar for 2014

Online Reading Resources from Daily Blogs or Downloadable:

Naptimediaries.com (downloadable via Advent Calendar)

Some of Favorite Kid Resources:

TruthInTinsel.com for crafts **we'red doing crafts this year...oh my!

The Donkey In the Living Room: A Tradition That Celebrates the Real Meaning of Christmas
by Sarah Cunningham
* This is a super fun reading story to sort of play off the fun of opening a new nativity animal each dady and telling a story.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Christmas Sale at Bamboo & Pluff Mud Shop

I've listed a lot of sale options on my www.bambooandpluffmud.storenvy.com site! If it's too challenging to order that way, email me at bambooandpluffmud at gmail.com or message me through my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/bambooandpluffmud.