Friday, December 30, 2011

Bible Trivia Quiz

First person to correctly answer all the questions below wins these books:


You may pass them on to someone who would enjoy them, but please do NOT sell them on e bay or anywhere else as they were generously given away at the book convention in July.

U.S. mailing addresses only.

Here are the questions. They are all from Genesis.

1. What child did Eve say was given to her to replace Abel after his death?

2. What instruments did Jubal play?

3. Lot's wife looked back at the city they'd left and was turned into what?

4.What did Rachel steal from her father when she left his home?

5.What animal did Pharaoh see in his dream?

Leave you answers in the comment section for this post only.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Look at this awesome group of sisters who will be reading the devo book together this year. What a blessing to have so many sisters! It's almost like a built in small Bible study group. I'm praying God does amazing things in their lives this year.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Fall Challenge

Christmas vacation starts Tuesday at noon. Jasmine and I plan to finish the Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible during vacation. Kayla hasn't done anymore on the Just for Me book so we'll have to see if she wants to continue it or wait until she's older.

I hope that all the girls doing it are learning or have learned something new about the Bible. Let me know if you haven't gotten a copy of the One Year Devotions for Girls Starring Women of the Bible.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This is Joy with her new book. Joy is doing the fall challenge and is in the section about the Psalms.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Mail Call

All the books were sent out yesterday media mail. Let me know when you get yours if you're expecting one.

We are far behind on the fall challenge, but we'll get there. Jasmine is in the chapter on the prophets now. Homework has been intense this year! And there's dance, church choir and band too. Soccer is over for the year. Jasmine has decided to take drum lessons in place of spring soccer. She's learning at band but will probably learn faster with one on one instruction.

I know that one girl has finished The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible. How is everyone else doing?

Monday, November 28, 2011

Girls' Devotion Book for 2012

All the books have been claimed, and I will be sending them out Monday.

I had originally made this book available to those doing the Fall Challenge, and each of those girls will automatically get a copy.

But I have six other copies that I will send to girls 10-14 (more or less, older adoptive children may also benefit and younger readers with strong comprehension skills as well) who will write a review of the book and post it on,, their blog, facebook or wherever (unless of course you hate the book, then don't write a review!) But more importantly than getting the word out through reviews, I'm excited about the content. It was a fun book to write, and I learned a lot about Bible women researching it. There are some amazing women in the Bible who dealt with jealousy, sibling rivalry, unfulfilled dreams, abuse, peer pressure and more. There were godly women, heroines and villains. There are well known women like Rachel and Ruth and lesser known ones like Caleb's daughter. And we can learn something from all of them.

Leave me a comment if you are a fall challenge participant and want a copy or you are a 10-14 year old girl who'd like to read through the book next year. It has 366 devotions--one for each day of the year and an extra for Leap Year.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Learning About the Bible

The past two Sunday evenings I got to talk to children about the Bible.
With the younger group, we call it Adventuring through the Bible and wear our adventure hats. We start by talking about four things that make the Bible special.

The phone stands for: God told men what to write.

We talk about how God used ordinary men to write the Bible--fishermen, a tax collector, a cup bearer, prophets, shepherds, kings, a doctor and prophets (s0me of those were shepherds too).

Then we load the animals on the ark.

And we marched around the walls of Jericho.

Did two crafts

This is the older group. We do some of the same things, but we don't do Noah or Joshua.

The older kids had to move the frogs out of Egypt using a spoon held in their mouths.

It's not as easy as it looks!

And they had a race to see who could put the books of the Bible together first.
They also learned the twelve C's of the Bible-they take you from Genesis to Revelation. And we did a couple of crafts.

My best helper!

If you are a girl age 5-13 and you want to learn more about the Bible, join our fall challenge. Just go back and read the past few posts to find out what we're doing.

Saturday, November 05, 2011


Kayla started chapter two in Just for Me: The Bible and Jasmine started the books of poetry in the Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible.

This is the craft from the first chapter of Just for Me: The Bible.

If you're just joining us, go back the THIS post and read forward to catch up. I still have some books for give away so contact me if you might be eligible for one of the books. And keep sending pictures! : )

Saturday, October 29, 2011

We're Behind!

We are still finishing up Heroes in History. Jasmine did the friendship pins. We haven't gotten any farther on Just for Me with Kayla but hope to get her going here soon. So if you're behind or just starting, no worries. Go at your own pace. We are trying for about 10 pages a week. I still have lots of books to give away for different things so scroll back through the posts and see if you're eligible for any of them because the pile keeps getting knocked over on my desk!!!

I had a bunch of beads for this craft when I did it at a bookstore, and they all got dumped together. Jasmine helped me sort them out and put them in Ziploc bags.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Craft Pictures

Here are two girls doing the Tie dyed shirts a little different way. Looks like a lot of fun. And notice they did theirs outside! We did ours inside and turned the kitchen blue and orange! (You can see ours in the September 19 post) Anyone else do one of the projects? Remember, send a picture and chose a book from the Sept 30 post.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Books of History

This week the girls reading The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible should be in the chapter called "Heroes in History." By the end of the week we should be at about page 78. If you're behind, no problem. Take your time learning about some of the Bible's unlikely heroes.

I think my favorite judge is Shamgar. He killed 600 Philistines with an oxgoad, a common farm instrument. Sometimes when it seems I have no true abilities or talents, I think about Shamgar and the fact that he used what was at hand to do God's work. Certainly we can all do that! What can you use for God?

The Just for Me girls should also be reading about Old Testament Heroes. Kayla has just started so we are behind the others.

Remember to leave your comments and send your craft pictures. Once I've heard from you four times, I'll send you your copy of One Year Devotions for Girls Starring Women of the Bible.

Sunday, October 09, 2011

This Week

Kayla joined the Fall Challenge. Jasmine read the first few pages of Just for Me: The Bible with her.

We are lagging a bit behind and have just started the books of history but hope to do some catching up this week. I need to make time to read with Jasmine ten minutes a night out of the Bible book. That doesn't sound like much at all, but some days she goes activity to activity and then finishes her homework after 9:00. That may not sound that late, but when you consider she has to be up at 5:15, it's late.

I still have lots of books to give away. So keep sending pictures, leaving comments and letting me know how you're doing. And it's not too late to start. You will just end later, like Kayla, and that's fine.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Next Give Away

I have books to give away. I have two copies of Taken by Brock Eastman published by Focis on the Family, three copies of Annie Henry and the Secret Mission by Susan Olasky, and two copies of Meghan Rose on Stage by Lori Scott, published by Standard Publishing. I'm telling you the titles and authors so you can look the books up and know what they are. Each girl who send a picture of herself with one of the crafts or projects from one of the Bible books can choose a book. And since I know it's really the moms who have to take and send the pictures, I have four copies of Courageous Living: Dare to Take a Stand by Michael Catt for the moms.

So if you're doing one of the projects this week, snap a photo and e-mail it to me at kathycassel(at)

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Moses' Messages

This next week we should be finishing up Chapter Two, Moses' Messages in CGG to the Bible. But if you started late or are behind, don't worry about it. Just try for about ten pages a week.

Those reading the Just for Me pages should have read about penguins this week. You probably also saw that the illustration for the door hanger in no way resembles the craft! The craft is a door handle hanger not one that covers the whole door. I don't do the illustrations, only the written part. This week you should be making travel snack!

If you do the crafts or activities, send a picture for all of us to see. You've seen how our shirts turned out and how Joy's turned out. I think next time we will not rinse the shirts, but will leave them all night on grocery bags and see if the color sets more. Then wash them the next day.

What is the most interesting thing you've learned so far from or about the Bible?

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Reader Pictures

This is Joy, our oldest participant--13 and 8th grade (so if you think you're too old, you're not!) She's holding the Legend of Faith booklet she got for doing to CGG to the Bible quiz and posting her results.

This is her tie dye shirt.

Monday, September 19, 2011

This Week's Craft

The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible has tie dyed shirts as a craft in our reading this week. Everyone got in on it at our house although I don't know if everyone is in the pictures. We started by accordian folding and rubber banding our shirts.

The first day we had pink, blue and purple to choose from. We added orange the second day for round two, but orange proved to be very messy and nasty looking when blending with blue. The first day we did two colored shirts and the second day we got creative and did three colored shirts.

Rinsing the shirts. You don't even have to use new shirts. This is a good thing to do with white shirts that are stained. Who will know the difference by time you dye them?

Before being washed and dried. I was just going to dry them, but decided to wash them first to get extra dye out. The color faded though so maybe I should have dried them all the way first and then washed them??

Jasmine's first shirt.

Here are the shirts from the first day. I don't have pictures of the finished shirts from day 2.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This Week

CGG to the Bible let's try to read pgs 37- mid 47 this week. J4M: The Bible pgs 23 up to the Sarah & Katie story on pg 30. If you get behind, don't worry. Just do what you can. The point is to have mother-daughter time and to learn more about the Bible.

I want to send one of these books to every girl doing the fall challenge. Here's how it will work. Once a girl interacts 4 times on this blog-starting today-I will send a copy of the book. I want to make sure the girls are really with us : ) They can leave a comment about something they read this week, send a photo with their book or a craft (, or anything like that to count. It doesn't have to be deeply profound. Just share and interact with the other girls doing the fall challenge.

CGG to the Bible has a craft this week. It's a tie dye shirt. We did this yesterday and today. Yep, it's messy. I'll be bleaching my counters later. I let all the kids do it, not just Jasmine. They all made two shirts. Some of the little ones dyed men's T-shirts to be sleep shirts. I even made one. I'll be posting pictures soon.

I have a couple of Legends of Faith booklets left. I had more than I thought to start with. If you didn't get one, just go back a couple of posts and leave your comment.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Don't Forget

to leave your comment on the last post and get your Legends of Faith booklet. There are three left.
I think we have agreed to start doing ten pages a week starting next week with chapter two. Let's try to read pages 25-36 of The CGG to the Bible or 13-the top of 23 of JFM: The Bible. That way no one will get behind or discouraged. We want everyone to have fun with this. If you do a craft, send a picture so we can all see it.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Off and Running

This was a busy weekend. We traveled to get my oldest son from college. We planned to go snorkeling. But the weather had other plans for us. There was a tropical depression that dumped tons of rain on us. The waves were wicked! So we stayed in the hotel and watched The Trial and Soul Surfer.

We took these first two pictures on the way home from returning Tyler to college. The rain had stopped for a while, but the water was still very choppy.

It was almost bedtime when we got home, but we took time to read the introduction to The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible together.

And Jasmine took the quiz. She got 10 out of 14 right, so she is a Bible pro. But even if she'd missed them all, it would have been okay because all of it is covered in the book.

Did you start reading yet? How did you do on the quiz? If you are reading Just for Me: The Bible, what did you think of the Katie and Sarah story? You'll read about them all the way through the book.

The first five readers to post comments will get a Legends of Faith booklet. But if more than that leave a comment, we'll find something for everyone!

Thursday, September 01, 2011


girls are doing the fall challenge so far. There's room for you to join us. There will be lots of give aways along the way PLUS lwe'll be learning more about the Bible together.

We'll be starting chapter one next week. It starts off with a quiz to test your Bible knowledge and has an overview of the Bible in The Christian Girl's Guide to the Bible. There's a Bible bag craft at the end of the chapter.

Just for Me: The Bible also starts out with an overview of the Bible. It has a Bible bookmark craft in the first chapter.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Slide on in

to the fall challenge! Read the past two posts for information.