Playmobil Advent – Day Sixteen

December 16, 2013

Today’s three sheep are from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. The list of animals is growing.  The shepherds would likely have left the sheep behind, but it makes for a nice scene.  Ruby was really excited to pull out the sheep from the calendar.  It’s fun watching her piece together the story, and

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Playmobil Advent – Day Thirteen

December 14, 2013

Today’s baby Jesus is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. The smallest package was the most exciting.  The central piece of the scene arrived today.  With baby Jesus in the scene, we now have a natural center. Day 13 – Isaiah 9: 2-7 2 The people walking in darkness have seen a great

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Playmobil Advent – Day Twelve

December 13, 2013

Today’s star is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. Although the timing of the appearance of the star isn’t entirely clear, we decided to put it up before the child is born. The kids are really getting excited about the arrival of the baby Jesus. Day 12 – Luke 1: 46-56 46 And Mary said:

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Playmobil Advent – Day Eleven

December 11, 2013

Today’s manger is from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. It’s funny how “manger” sounds so much nicer than “feeding trough.”  I like how this scene shows the animals using what will serve as Jesus’ first bed. I’ve heard of a variety of things serving as a first bed, whether it was specially designed

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John the Baptist and Nelson Mandela

December 11, 2013

This past Sunday we had a great performance by our church choir, and I took ten minutes at the end to draw some parallels between the lives and legacies of John the Baptist, who is featured in this year’s second Sunday of Advent scripture reading, and Nelson Mandela, who died just a few days before.

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Playmobil Advent – Day Ten

December 10, 2013

Today’s boiling pot, stand and fire are from Playmobil kit #4884 and can be viewed/ordered here. In setting up today’s scene, my daughter wanted to put Mary by the pot, but I insisted that Joseph would be more useful at the pot boiling water than she would be.  Having been a part of a temporarily unassisted

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