Some gum drops and toothpicks create a fun engineering project for kids of all ages. My 9 year old boy especially loved it and showed quite a talent for creating structures. He also took these photos.
Pro tip: if you want to eat the gum drops later you need to use plastic toothpicks, the wooden ones leave behind tiny shards of wood making the gum drops useless for consumption unless you like throat splinters.
My family and I enjoy camping in the summer time and we are lucky to live only 10-20 minutes from world famous camping locations. I decided recently to put together some scriptures related to the Camp of Israel, relaxation and creation to look up and read together as a family around the camp fire. Much thanks to Bible.Knowing-jesus.com for helping me locate these scriptures!
Then they set out from Succoth and camped in Etham on the edge of the wilderness.
Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, came with his sons and his wife to Moses in the wilderness where he was camped, at the mount of God.
“The sons of Israel shall camp, each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance.
“Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they camp, so they shall set out, every man in his place by their standards.
Laban caught up with Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the hill country, and Laban with his kinsmen camped in the hill country of Gilead.
So the present passed on before him, while he himself spent that night in the camp.
“The sons of Israel shall camp, each man by his own camp, and each man by his own standard, according to their armies.
Whenever the cloud was lifted from over the tent, afterward the sons of Israel would then set out; and in the place where the cloud settled down, there the sons of Israel would camp. At the command of the LORD the sons of Israel would set out, and at the command of the LORD they would camp; as long as the cloud settled over the tabernacle, they remained camped.
So it came about at evening that the quails came up and covered the camp, and in the morning there was a layer of dew around the camp.
So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain.
Genesis 2: 2-3 “And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.”
Exodus 33:14 “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Psalm 61:1 “Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.”
Psalm 62:1-2 “My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken.”
Isaiah 40:28- 31 “Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
Hebrews 4: 9-11 “Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience.”
I recently had the pleasure of an interview with Rachel at A La Modest! She is such an amazing lady, please check out the interview as well as her blog and resources! You can read it here.
Homemade sugar and cinnamon doughnuts for breakfast. Double dusting of cinnamon and brown sugar because that’s the way we roll. 😀 I found the recipe here. A benefit of being a Proverbs 31 woman is that I’m up before the sun and breakfast is never a cold cereal affair 😀
“She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.” Proverbs 31:15
Today I finished sewing a dress for my oldest daughter and a matching canvass bag. We are blessed to have a dear Christian woman in our neighborhood who has a wonderful in-home preschool and my daughter will be attending next week. The dress is to celebrate her first day! This will be the first time any of my children have attended preschool as before there were no preschools I could afford nor would dare send my child to. This will be a special treat for us all!
Today, in addition to my regular daily baking, I made two special things. First, some all natural cold medicine to put up for the coming season. Made of all organic and raw ingredients this stuff kicks butt and includes lemon, raw honey, Apple cider vinegar, and onions. It tastes really great too. I love it.
Our family Friday treat – banana split pie! Oh my gosh, it’s seriously too good. We ate until we were sick. I love the look of it. It just looks like a party on a platter! 😀