How Now, Mooo Cow? (Clubhouse Jr. Magazine)

Hey, diddle diddle. The cat and the fiddle. 
The cow jumped onto the roof.


I interrupt this blog for a special commercial about cows:

Focus on the Family published my article, How Now, Mooo Cow? in their Clubhouse Jr Magazine!

Whoo Hoo! 

Why did I write about cows?

I fell in love with them when Larry and I lived on the edge of a cow pasture.

There’s much more to these bovine beauties than just big, dark eyes and a fresh glass of milk. 

Clubhouse Jr. Magazine let me share some fun cow curiosities with their readers.

Hope you enjoy it!

Fun Facts about cows for kids! in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Jr. Magazine.

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Fun Friday ~ Kick Off Your Weekend with a Funny Video: Run Dog! Rap!

Click to watch the funny video "Run Dog! Rap" by Melissa Yeomans via www.JeanWilund.com

Sometimes I just feel like laughing.

Adorable little boys running with big shaggy dogs make me laugh, so I thought I’d share a laugh with you for Fun Friday.

If you’ve watched even a few seconds of the news, you know we in South Carolina have been living through an historic 1,000 year flood. With all the tragedy that it’s brought, I thought we could all use a good, simple laugh.

There’s no deep spiritual theology in this video. In fact, there’s no theology at all, except that listening to this little boy rap and laugh will make your heart joyful, especially when coupled with his shaggy dog whose fur is flying in every direction. 

A joyful heart is good medicine,
But a broken spirit dries up the bones.
~ Proverbs 17:22
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“The Right Size” ~ A Children’s Story for Anyone Who’s Ever Felt They Weren’t Enough

Click the photo to read the children's story "The Right Size." It's for anyone who's ever wondered if they were "enough."

Click photo to read the full story, "The Right Size" by Jean Wilund. A story for anyone who's ever felt they weren't enough.

I hope you enjoyed this story, and that it spoke to you.

It’s so easy to look in the mirror and feel that we’re just not enough — we’re not the right size for the job — but we must ignore the mirror and look to the Potter who made us.

Some of us may appear to be ordinary and plain, but we’re not.

God made us in His image, and He’s extraordinary. 

God made each of us extraordinary.

He made each of us the right size.

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I’m very grateful to Focus on the Family and Clubhouse Jr. magazine for being willing to publish my story. Check out their websites and the different magazines they offer. [Read more…]

“The Right Size” ~ My Children’s Story Got Published in Focus On the Family, Clubhouse Jr. Magazine!

Click Photo to see my children's story "The Right Size" published in Focus on the Family's Clubhouse Jr. magazine

Click Photo to see my children’s story “The Right Size” published in Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Jr. magazine

 

My story “The Right Size” got published in Focus on the Family’s January 2015 issue of Clubhouse Jr. magazine.

I’m just moving out of the shocked phase and into dance mode, so if you want to stand up and dance with me, feel free! 

It’s crazy! I know!

I’m so grateful to the staff at Focus on the Family, and especially Senior Associate Editor Joanna Echols, for allowing me the privilege of having my story published in their great magazine, and for letting me post the story here on my blog!  [Read more…]

Devokids.com — Free On-Line Devotions (& More) for Kids

Devokids.com

Devokids.com

 

If you’re a parent, you want to know about this website, Devokids.com

 

On DevoKids, you’ll find inspiring Devotions, fun Stories, easy crafts, recipes, games and puzzles, ideas for Homeschoolers, and other engaging activities.

You’ll also find one of my favorite things about Devokids: the opportunity for kids to be published, too.

While learning wonderful truths of God and enjoying experimenting with new recipes and craft ideas, your child can then take what they’ve learned and write their own devotions or stories and submit them to Devokids.

Imagine your child’s excitement when they see that they’re able to encourage other kids around the world to know and love God by submitting their own devotions or stories to Devokids.

Whether you’re a PARENT looking for fun ways to encourage your child in their journey of faith, a HOMESCHOOLER looking for creative ideas, or a budding AUTHOR, both young or old, Devokids.com has something for you.  

Check it out yourself, and will you please take a moment to share this article, Devokids.com — Free On-Line Devotions (& More for Kids,) with others. Just use one of the handy dandy sharing buttons below. THANKS!  

Big Book of History for Kids

What a wonderful, fun resource for kids!

Big Book of History
by New Leaf Publishing Group available at Ruth’s Attic Bookstore:

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Read this excerpt from Ruth’s Attic Bookstore on the Big Book of History:

Learning Just Became BIG FUN!

Families, schools, and churches can unfold 15 feet of the most interesting history of the world. This easy to follow, color-coded, multi-stream timeline teaches six thousand years of world history to children ages seven through thirteen. These exciting facts and so much more wait inside:

      Who were the first emperors of China and Rome
      What discovery unlocked the secrets of a forgotten language
      How modern robotics had its roots in the tea dolls of Japan
      Where Christians faced death for the entertainment of thousands
      Why the languages of Greek and Hebrew were used to write the Bible
      How the Age of Discovery meant wealth some, and the destruction of civilization for others

Understanding how the past has shaped our future will inspire young learners to make history for themselves!

“The colorful illustrations and photographs help bring history to life…” – April Estrom (ElCloud Homeschool)

“This was definitely one of the best timelines I have seen. Fantastic for homeschools, churches, and libraries. The entire timeline runs on a biblical perspective.” – Melanie Ski (Year of Jubilee Reviews)

“This non-evolutionary chart will make history come alive while keeping God at the center where He belongs!” – Wanda Meyers (Down LeftyLaine)

“This is a homeschoolers dream.” – Edie Carter (Carter Chaos)

This version is casebound with a hard cover appropriate for viewing as a book that can be turned page by page. This version will also stretch out the entire 15 feet.

2012 Winner: Christian Retailing Retailers Choice Awards

Click on this link to order or for more information:

Big Book of History