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.