An idea has been percolating since June to use the story stones idea for advent.
Since fixating on the idea I have been noticing stones and rocks everywhere.
handpainted beach pebble winter tree by natasha newton
Word Stones- Support Theme: Support, Hope, Strive, Motivate, Encourage & definition.
hand painted rock house primitive style by The Owl Shop.
Painted stones by Geninne.
So many beautiful ideas….
So, yes, while children all over the world are getting chocolates and goodies in their advent calendars… ours will be getting stones. So if you know us personally, and my children tell you they are getting rocks instead of chocolates….. please ….
- don’t call DOC’s….
- feel sorry for them
- assume they have misbehaved
- but…. ask them about it!
We have been brutally realistic about how often we will actually sit down and ‘open the box’. The number we arrived at was about 3 times a week.
We will still use 25 pockets. …we aren’t trying to cause undue stress! The difference will be we ‘plan’ to open a number of them each time.
The contents will be a mixture of previous years activities
, and readings, but we also want to look at some of the biblical references that talk about rocks.
As the month goes on Tim and I will encourage the girls to recall bible stories using the rocks as launching pads.
That’s the idea ….anyway…. we will see how it goes:) It could go down like a ton of
I always enjoy hearing how others are celebrating the lead-up to Christ’s birthday. Please fill me in by leaving a comment….. even if it’s a disaster! It’s encouraging to know that it’s not just my household that can’t sit for 15 minutes talking about Jesus without an issue…. some days.