|I paid $.70 for that candy cane!|
Lord, help me to always be intentional!
Lord, help me to find time every day!
Lord, inspire me with ways to creatively teach my creative girl!
|Sophear spent three hours spread across two days making that mixed media Christmas tree!|
Multiple times each day, Chamnab scatters the pieces from Sophear's nativity. She always returns them to the same arrangement - everyone looking at the sweet baby Jesus!
During Chamnab’s last nap in November, Sophear and I cut these strips to make a paper chain. On each strip, I wrote a Bible verse that will sequentially tell the Christmas story from Luke 1-2 and elsewhere. She enjoys cutting one off each day, reading it and all the previous day’s verses, and taping them in the window next to the remaining hanging chain.
|Your typical Cambodian Christmas tree is fashioned with colorful lights (sometimes flashing) and many strands of metallic garland. Ours is almost typical, but is short on garland with only two strands for our 4' tree.|
After scouring YouTube, I found a video of the nativity story as told by The Beginner’s Bible. While the angel Gabriel was talking to Mary, Sophear said “I know this story!!!” and ran to retrieve her Bible and follow along for the duration of the 25-minute movie. And some nights, after Chamnab goes to sleep, I tell her the story again while she acts it out using the pieces from her nativity scene.
To see Christ glorified in Cambodia,
Titus, Jewel, Sophear, & Chamnab