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Easter Scripture Calendar

In recent years I have thought more about using my time wisely to invest in things that will matter in eternity. How can this apply to my enjoyment of craft projects? I realised that I could use my enjoyment of paper crafts to make things for our family that would turn us to the Scriptures or record God's providence in our lives. These paper projects themselves are easily destroyed and probably won't be around in 100 years . . . but if they have been used to point us to the realities of God and His ways, their effect may last much longer.

I enjoyed creating a calendar to use for family devotions over Easter next year. I cut out lots of pictures of God's people across the world from aid publications (Compassion, Open Doors, Barnabas Fund), which would otherwise have been thrown away after reading.

I used the pictures to make little windows under which I placed a Scripture which can be folded out and read. The Scriptures relate to Jesus' death and resurrection. There are about 30 little windows over four pages. This project was made entirely from what I had on hand, including scraps of coloured paper and cardboard from packages of scrapbooking materials.

Roelien –   – (October 8, 2010 at 9:31 AM)  

Hi Sherrin,
Maz Gill( Harper) is a Christina artist that lives in Kingston. recently I saw two new bookd from her, one is on the parables. You should have a look at these. You can have a look at Koorang bookshop ( city) or you could ring her and order some. It is awsome.

Faith  – (October 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM)  

What a wonderful way to reduce, reuse and recycle!! and a precious way to get in to the Scriptures as a family and into some prayer time.....i just love this are you doing? your pregnancy must be coming to a close??

Anonymous –   – (October 8, 2010 at 6:40 PM)  

Hi Sherrin,
what a great perspective - true, your craft items will not last very long, but as you teach and build your family, you are using your talents to lay up treasures in heaven. Great idea - we've often had an advent calender with scriptures, but this is new!
thanks, Jenny

Anna  – (October 20, 2010 at 11:52 AM)  

This is a great idea because those publications from ministries really do just get tossed away after reading them once. This is a great way to use them again and not just forget about them. Thanks for sharing!

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