I just realized today it is only two months until Christmas.  This year with all the busyness not much Christmas shopping has gotten done so much of it will be on-line this year.

I love my church.  There is ALWAYS something for everyone.  Last week our church passed out Faith-Filled Holiday Packages.  Our series right now is on “It Starts At Home”.  You know it really does.  We have to model it, live it and be it.  Are you doing that today with your kids and grandkids? I know sometimes I am a failure.  This morning we were reminded even as grandparents to be praying for our kids, grandchildren and generations to come that they might know Him.  Do you do that?  I do pray for the kids and grandkids and ask God to bless them, but I have so failed in praying that promise for generations to come.  Psalm 78:6 – “That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children,”


I love the package and thought I would share an Autumn idea and then let you know where you can go find more.

I picked up two of these books last Sunday for my grandsons.  I’ll be giving them to the boys this week.  Shhhhh.  Hope the girls aren’t reading this blog. IMG_4175[1]In the coming days I’ll be sharing a few of the ideas for faith-filled holidays, and the first one is all about the pumpkin.  The idea is to buy a large pumpkin and use it to emphasize that Jesus is the light of the world.  You can let children clean out the gunk and talk about Isaiah 64:6 and Romans 3:23.  Isn’t that gunk just like our stinky, yucky sin

It talks about drawing a cross on the pumpkin and carving it.  I have done that in years past to put on the porch as a witness to those coming to our door on Halloween.  You can add a candle and talk about how God is the light of the World.  It was funny I saw these books as we passed the library after church and ran in to buy them.  I had no idea they would be on the card in our package as a story to use.

Not sure to whom to give credit for the cards.  They don’t say.  You can find all the cards in our package here and some videos to watch, plus some additional ideas for all the way through Mother’s Day.  Go check it out PLEASE!

You can find my other 31 days posts at the links below.

Day 1 – Autumn Cool, Crisp Mornings

Day 2 – Autumn Sunsets and Sunrises

Day 3 – Autumn Lunchbox Free Printables, Fall Festival Cards, Game and Coloring Pages

Day 4 – Autumn Thankfulness Ideas For Celebrating

Day 5 – Autumn – Throw Open the Windows and Do Some Fall Cleaning

Day 6 – Autumn – Candles

Day 7 – Autumn October – Think Pink – Cancer Month

Day 8 – Autumn Candies

Day 9 – Autumn Decorating My Porch

Day 10 – Autumn Decorating The Kitchen

Day 11 – Autumn Means Pumpkin Bread

Day 12 – Autumn Decorating the Rest of the House

Day 13 – Autumn Songs

Day 14 – Autumn Lunch Box Notes – Free Printables

Day 15 – Autumn A Great Season for Bible Studies and a Giveaway

Day 16 – Autumn Prayer Time Is Any Season and a Giveaway

Day 17 – Autumn Did Someone Say Grilled Sandwiches Please

Day 18 – Autumn Trips To The Coast and Autumn Thankfulness

Day 19 – Autumn Lessons On Being More Devoted To Prayer

Day 20 – Autumn My First Trip To A Pumpkin Patch

Day 21 – Autumn Time To Buy A  Planner For 2016

Day 22 – Autumn Brrrr It’s Cuddle Weather

Day 23 – Autumn Soups

Day 24 – Autumn I Love A Rainy Day

7 thoughts on “#write31days – DAY 25 – PLANNING FAITH-FILLED HOLIDAYS”

  1. As a new grandparent, I pray for my baby granddaughter’s salvation, just like I did for her momma and Uncle when they were younger. But I never thought to pray for the generations to come. Thank you so much for sharing that insight.

    I had a friend that used that same inspiration for carving a pumpkin. It is a great visual of our sin and then the light of Christ coming into us when we except Him as Lord and Savior and how our light must shine forth. When my granddaughter gets older, I want to remember to do this with her. 🙂

    So glad I stopped by today!

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  2. Awe, brings back sweet memories of reading little pumpkin books to my boys when they were little. Time passes so quickly. My husband carved a cross pumpkin a few years back. Loved it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Testimony Tuesday this morning. ((blessings))


  3. Great ideas! I can’t even think about Christmas shopping yet, but I do look forward to it after Thanksgiving. I can’t ever get an early start.


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