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Ready your light….or How to make lanterns, a tutorial.

December 21, 2011

Somedays with the darkness looming in a season which should bring Light… we must push hard against darkness.

We can’t just sit by.


We must collect little bits of ourselves….of the Season we are in.

We must inspect where we are and where we are going.

Look for the signs around us…that tell us we are going into brighter days.

So with our signs which stubbornly remind us of greener days we  get….

a little giddy

a little wild.


We get a little messy…

But with life filled sprigs of promise we remind ourselves we are going somewhere.

That everyday is a gift…and there are many more gifts to share together.

So with our Lights lit we push hard against the darkness…. and we claim the future filled with Light!

*Tomorrow is the Shortest Day. Do you have any plans to share? We take a Nature Walk in the dark with our lanterns. Last year we had a HUGE full moon… not sure what to expect this year. Either way we use it as a symbolic walk for our kids to understand the simple truth:
Where there is Light, darkness can not be.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2011 1:23 pm

    How fun! love the smiles!

    • December 22, 2011 3:16 pm

      Oh thanks… glue +kids + tiny pieces of tissue paper…good fun for sure!

  2. December 21, 2011 1:32 pm

    It’s also Hanukkah, the rededication of the temple. There are rules for it in Leviticus, and a short mention in Matthew I think of Jesus having come to the temple in Jerusalem in the winter at the time of rededication (Hanukkah) and teaching in Solomon’s colonade. So why not participate as Christians? Rededicate ourselves, temples of the Holy Spirit.

    I am tempted by your post to do these! Maybe with neighborhood kids tomorrow. So, thanks!

  3. December 22, 2011 11:32 am

    Brandon was gearing up for this morning with Solo…in fact solo said “Bye mama, going to sing!” he was a tad early.

    love the truth where there is light darkness can NOT be…

    good word

    • December 22, 2011 3:18 pm

      well with this weather we will be waaaaay better off then last year.
      It’s like 60* outside.
      See ya tonight…tune up those vocal chords.

  4. December 22, 2011 3:39 pm

    Such a lovely project, and a lovely post. I think the kids will remember this fondly when they are grown 🙂

    • December 22, 2011 3:57 pm

      well we have done it a few years now…. and they seem to really look forward to it.. AND it is nice to just do something different this time of year.
      Thank you for dropping by.

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