Day 6 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? Day 6 of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas is ending! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

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Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

25% OFF (only good for another 40 minutes or so)
Use the code Cyber25 for 25% off until the end of today.

Audio Advent Tips (1:02)
Jessica Morlan of Seeds Family Worship shares a simple, fun Advent activity.

Video from Jason Houser
Jason Houser talks about how his family changed their perspective on gifts with a giving list. What works for your family?

If you’re not sure which CD to buy, check out the Seeds Sampler, which has a song from each of the volumes 1-6. You cannot use the code toward this CD though.
Seeds-sampler

Christmas Ordering Deadlines:
Dec. 10th for Standard Shipping – FedEx Ground, USPS (domestic only)
Dec. 18th for Expedited Shipping – 2nd Day, Next Day Delivery
Note: All delivery services remove guaranteed delivery times close to Christmas. These shipping dates are estimates. Orders placed after specified dates may likely be delivered to destinations within continental U.S.

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
Website | Store | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

Day 5 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? Day 5 of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas is here! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

20% OFF
Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

Audio Advent Tips (0:56)
What’s your family’s approach to gift giving?

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
Website | Store | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

For the Holidays: Kiwi Crates

DSC_0695bWe’ll be featuring some of our favorite things if you need Christmas gifts/activities ideas.
(Disclaimer: Affiliate links are in this post. We personally own and love the things we recommend. We are in this season where we are trying to live more simply, so we know that if you are in the same boat, it is sometimes hard justifying buying anything else! Norm and I have many wonderful memories from our childhood, and with our family now, that don’t involve “things” and “stuff,” because we just enjoy being together. But gifts seem to just happen during the holiday season (and birthdays too), so we want to share some things that we like having in our lives. Any purchases made using the links will give us a percentage to use toward gifts for our sponsored children Solissa and Lucnise. Thank you!)

Kiwi Crate – We love Kiwi Crates! We love to use them for rainy days, and not so rainy days crafts. We use them as birthday gifts. We use them for playdates. We also use them for learning. When you purchase your first crate using THIS LINK, you get $10 off the $20 crate. You can pause or stop your subscription at any time. They have a Black Friday Weekend Deal – 60% off your 1st month Friday, 50% off Saturday, 40% off Sunday, and 30% off Monday. Use the code JOLLY. Single crates are also available. Even if you don’t order anything, check out their website because there are many fun and simple crafts in the DIY Ideas page.

You can check out all of our Kiwi Crates posts HERE.

Here is the fun Modern Art crate that we did a few months ago.

Day 4 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? Day 4 of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas is here! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

20% OFF
Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

Audio Advent Tips (1:14)
Today, we consider the things worth saying “yes” to as a family.

Video from Jason Houser
Happy Thanksgiving from Seeds! Enjoy this special message from the Houser family:

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
Website | Store | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

For the Holidays: More Than Candy

DSC_0695bWe’ll be featuring some of our favorite things if you need Christmas gifts/activities ideas.
(Disclaimer: Affiliate links are in this post. We personally own and love the things we recommend. We are in this season where we are trying to live more simply, so we know that if you are in the same boat, it is sometimes hard justifying buying anything else! Norm and I have many wonderful memories from our childhood, and with our family now, that don’t involve “things” and “stuff,” because we just enjoy being together. But gifts seem to just happen during the holiday season (and birthdays too), so we want to share some things that we like having in our lives. Any purchases made using the links will give us a percentage to use toward gifts for our sponsored children Solissa and Lucnise. Thank you!)

MoreThanCandyCover-1More Than Candy – If you have been around these parts long enough, you have heard the name Sarah Mae. I was a part of her Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe launch team, and have shared the great Discipline and Discipleship eCourse (Click here to view more details) that she done with Sally Clarkson (super mentor mom!). Well, it is not surprise that Sarah has a great resource for us for the holidays. Her ebook More Than Candy has some fabulous ideas on how we can make Christmas count this year. Each day gives us an action that we can take to bless those around us and our families during this busy and sometimes commercial holiday season.

Use the code HAPPYCOUNTING (before 12/25/13) to get the PDF for just 99 cents!!

What are some of your favorite things? Any recommendations for great Christmas gifts?

Affiliate links for other things we enjoy and would recommend.

Day 3 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? It’s Day 3 of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

20% OFF
Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

Audio Advent Tips (3:49)
Jessica Morlan of Seeds talks about how to say “no” to doing too much during Advent:

Video from Jason Houser
Philip and Jessica Morlan talk about the family table and sing to us from Psalm 89.

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
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For the Holidays: Truth in the Tinsel

DSC_0695bWe’ll be featuring some of our favorite things if you need Christmas gifts/activities ideas.
(Disclaimer: Affiliate links are in this post. We personally own and love the things we recommend. We are in this season where we are trying to live more simply, so we know that if you are in the same boat, it is sometimes hard justifying buying anything else! Norm and I have many wonderful memories from our childhood, and with our family now, that don’t involve “things” and “stuff,” because we just enjoy being together. But gifts seem to just happen during the holiday season (and birthdays too), so we want to share some things that we like having in our lives. Any purchases made using the links will give us a percentage to use toward gifts for our sponsored children Solissa and Lucnise. Thank you!)

truthinthetinsel_300-250Truth in the Tinsel – As we prepare for a somewhat busy season of the year, the parties, meal prep, gifts, decorating, etc., can be overwhelming enough that you don’t want to think about adding an extra task to your to-do list. It might be December 25th by the time we realize that we haven’t even talked about Jesus as we are celebrating the day of His birth! The gifts and cookies are fun, but I would love for my kiddos to also remember why we have this holiday at all – Jesus! Enter, Amanda’s ebook, Truth in the Tinsel! There are 24 days of Scripture reading, ornament crafts, and other activities, that point us to Jesus as the reason for the season. If you don’t have time to do the ornament crafts, there are Printable Ornaments available. You can also purchase this ebook in Spanish (La Verdad en el Oropel). For tips on how to use Truth in the Tinsel with your preschooler(s), check out THIS POST with a great video by Amanda. If you would like to purchase for church use, there is also a Church Curriculum. It is sure to be great with Amanda’s background and involvement in children’s ministry.

**Amanda is offering an ebook coupon code to our lovely readers. When you check out, just type in JOYCE20 to get 20% off the ebook! (code expires on Christmas)**

This is recommended for kids from preschool through elementary school.

What are some of your favorite things? Any recommendations for great Christmas gifts?

Affiliate links for other things we enjoy and would recommend.

Day 2 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? Welcome to the second day of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

20% OFF
Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

Audio Advent Tips (3:49)
To help you prepare for Advent, Philip Morlan from Seeds Family Worship shares how his family makes time daily for family devotions. Listen right here:

Video from Jason Houser
Jason (worship leader and founder of Seeds) and his wife Heidi share about a fun tradition that they have in their family on Thanksgiving of giving thanks for the big and small things in their lives.

Facebook Party happened earlier today before I got the info for this post, but there is still time to enter the giveaways before midnight!
Answer the FB party questions at The Better Mom Facebook Page and then enter the giveaways at The Better Mom blog. Go through the comments on the FB page to read about the exciting things that Seeds has going on.

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
Website | Store | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

Day 1 of Seeds 12 Days of Christmas

12daysRemember how I just blogged about Seeds Family Worship? Well, today is the first day of the Seeds 12 days of Christmas! I will be sharing links these next few days for the Advent season. There will be great ideas for Advent that will connect your family to Jesus through God’s Word, as well as special videos and performances.

20% OFF
Also, during these 12 days (November 25 – December 10), you can use the promotion code GIVESEEDS2013 to get a 20% discount off regularly priced merchandise. What a great deal! Click here to visit Seeds Family Worship (Remember to check my name so I receive credit for your purchase. It is under “Additional Questions” below your payment method.)

Audio Advent Tips (3:49)
Today, Jessica Morlan of Seeds shares how her family started celebrating Advent:

Video from Jason Houser
Jason (worship leader and founder of Seeds) kicks things off with a message for families:

Facebook Party Tomorrow night – Nov 26 at 6PM PST
There will be a Seeds Facebook Party at The Better Mom Facebook Page tomorrow. There will be prizes and a chance to chat with the Seeds team.

Make sure to visit Seeds Family Worship on the web:
Website | Store | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Vimeo

For the Holidays: Seeds Family Worship

DSC_0695bWe’ll be featuring some of our favorite things if you need Christmas gifts/activities ideas.
(Disclaimer: Affiliate links are in this post. We personally own and love the things we recommend. We are in this season where we are trying to live more simply, so we know that if you are in the same boat, it is sometimes hard justifying buying anything else! Norm and I have many wonderful memories from our childhood, and with our family now, that don’t involve “things” and “stuff,” because we just enjoy being together. But gifts seem to just happen during the holiday season (and birthdays too), so we want to share some things that we like having in our lives. Any purchases made using the links will give us a percentage to use toward gifts for our sponsored children Solissa and Lucnise. Thank you!)

Seeds Family Worship – A great way to learn Bible verses through music and song! RIGHT NOW, Seeds if offering a FREE download of their Seeds of Praise CD (until Thanksgiving!) They also have a ton of great stuff on their website – fun videos, Listen Online (all 7 volumes, with chord charts!), and awesome ideas for family worship! When you purchase a volume, you get 2 CDs – one for yourself, and one for a friend!! How awesome is that! The good deal would be the All of ‘Em Seven Pack (Vol. 1-7) for $69.99 (plus shipping). They would be make great gifts this Christmas. If you subscribe to their monthly-ish newsletter, there is also a download for a free song each time. And here is a great video of my favorite Bible verses that has gotten me through some challenging moments.

Volume 1: Seeds of Courage
Volume 2: Seeds of Faith
Volume 3: Seeds of Praise
Volume 4: Seeds of Purpose
Volume 5: Power of Encouragement
Volume 6: Seeds of Character
Volume 7: The Character of God

This is recommended for kids from preschool through elementary school.

There is also a Purity CD. “This project is a collaboration between Seeds Family Worship and FamilyLife. These songs are featured in the Passport 2 Purity kit, a weekend getaway designed for parents to prepare their children for the teen years.”

What are some of your favorite things? Any recommendations for great Christmas gifts?

Affiliate links for other things we enjoy and would recommend.