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This week I am reading Crafts for Kids by Gill Dickson.
"Festive occasions take place all around the world every day of the year. People like to join together to celebrate personal events such as birthdays and anniversaries and they enjoy communal cultural or religious festivals such as Halloween and Christmas, too. Children in particular love to participate, whatever the occasion."Page 56: http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com
"Biscuits are always popular and these bat-shaped ones are no exception. They are great for a party and make wonderfully appropriate trick or treats."Follow Friday: Parajunkee and Alison Can Read
Question: Have you ever bought a book BECAUSE of a bad review?
Answer: One bad review, I'll look into it a bit more. Lots of bad reviews, I'll let it pass.
Bat Biscuits for ages 4-6 years
What You Will Need: For The Biscuits
3 oz. butter
3 tbl. golden syrup
12 oz. sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
1-3 Tbl. milk
9 oz. sugar icing
4 Tbl. warm water
Black food coloring
Edible Bronze Glitter
1. Melt the butter, syrup and sugar in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Mix the flour, soda and spices in a mixing bowl, then stir them into the pan, adding the beaten egg and enough milk to make a smooth dough.
2. Preheat the oven to 350. When the dough is cool enough to handle, knead and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 1/4 inch. Cut out as many biscuits as you can with a bat-shaped cutter. Transfer to a greased baking sheet.
3. Make holes in the top of each biscuit with a skewer. Bake for 8-10 mins. until dough begins to darken. Remake the holes in the biscuit while they are still soft and leave to cool.
4. Meanwhile make the icing. Mix the sugar icing with a little black food coloring then gradually add warm water. Once the biscuits are cool, use a knife to cover each biscuit with icing. Before the icing dries, sprinkle each bat with edible bronze glitter.
April is Holy Humor Month
Holy Humor, Batman!
By Deborah DeArmond
The month of April is in fact, the time set aside to celebrate a good chuckle, a guffaw or a hearty laugh as part of a faith-filled life. It’s Holy Humor Month!
The Bible is clear that God believes humor should be on the agenda as a healthy habit. Proverbs 17:22 NKJ “A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.”
The word “laugh” or “laughter” is mentioned in the Bible approximately 200 times. Much of that laughter falls into some categories that do not feed our hearts like medicine. Consider if you will:
- The laugh of unbelief. Sarah, who laughs at the idea of having a child in her 90’s. (Gen 18:11-12, 15)
- The laughter of a fool. God compares the laughter of a fool to the thorns afire beneath a pot – he is so foolish he laughs and doesn’t even see his end coming. (Ecc 7:6)
- The laughter of derision. Often this is related to God’s amusement at the foolishness of man in spiritual things. (Ps 2:1-4, Prov 1:24-26)
But the fourth type of laughter is a healthy expression and brings to our lives richness, like medicine. He has given us many reasons to laugh! Here are a few good examples of why God’s people can have a good laugh:
- Lack of fear. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” (Prov 31:25 NLT)
- Happiness and connection. “Laugh with your happy friends when they're happy; share tears when they're down.” (Rom 12:15 MSG)
- Joy. “God will let you laugh again; you'll raise the roof with shouts of joy.” (Job 8:21 MSG)
- Relief. “Good people will watch and worship. They’ll laugh in relief.” (Ps 52:6 MSG)
- God is acting on our behalf. “When the righteous see God in action they'll laugh, they'll sing, they'll laugh and sing for joy.” (Psalm 68:3 MSG)
- Good fortune. “We laughed, we sang, we couldn't believe our good fortune. We were the talk of the nations—'God was wonderful to them!' ” (Ps 126:2 MSG)
- It is a gift to God. “Bring a gift of laughter, sing yourselves into his presence.” (Ps 100:2 MSG)
There is a time for laughter, according to the Ecclesiastes 3:4 “A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.”
In other words, while life here on this planet is no joke, there are times when laughter is appropriate, healthy and pleasing to God.
So tune up those vocal chords and let loose a giggle or guffaw, a chortle or chuckle, a snicker, a snort or a shout. Let it fly and exclaim to the world the JOY of the Lord!
Deborah is co-founder and featured author at MyPurposeNow.org, an online site for Christian women 50+. Additionally she is a featured author for two online magazines, Destiny in Bloom and Living Better at 50. She is a CLASSEMINARS, Inc. graduate.
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