"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Check it out, Mary!

The girls have beautiful advent calendars this year, with pictures of the nativity on the front, and small pictures with verses behind each door. And there's glitter! They're exactly like the calendars I remember from my childhood (let's pause a moment for my happy, happy memories...ahhh). There's something really good for the soul about continuing happy traditions from my childhood with my own daughters!

Anyway, today's verse is Luke 1:31, "Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus." I always explain the verses to the girls, but this morning Hannah beat me to it, and I heard her give this explanation to Bethany....

"It's like the angel was saying, 'Hey, check this out, Mary! You're going to have a baby growing in your tummy!' And I don't know why he said womb, but he should have said tummy. And then he said, 'You have to call your baby Jesus,' so if Mary didn't call him Jesus, like if she called him Boysa or something, then she wouldn't be doing what the angel said. And if we don't do what angels say, then we aren't obeying God, because God tells the angels what to say."

I kind of want Hannah to explain the whole Bible to me now!


  1. I love those sweet smiles! Did you get those at Hobby Lobby? They look very similar to the one the kids have... :)

    1. No, I didn't even think of looking there! I'll check for next year. :) I got them from a company on Amazon, Vermont something or other!

  2. I love it when kids explain the Bible.

    I remember when my nephew was about 3 years old, I was napping on the couch and he was playing quietly. I woke up to him rocking in his little rocking chair, flipping through his Gideon New Testament, telling the story. The part I remember most clearly was:

    "And that really bad Satan tried to kill Jesus but in the end... God GETS him." Then he slammed the book shut and went to play.