Saturday, December 17, 2011

Good Behavior is Hay in the Manger


Here's a great idea to promote good behavior and Jesus-centered focus during this last week of Advent:

Each time you catch a child in your home doing something "good," or "godly," add a handful of hay to a homemade manger (ours is a used shipping box). That way, by Christmas morning Baby Jesus will have a comfortable place to sleep, and you will have illustrated the concept of preparing our hearts (and the world) to receive Christ through good deeds.

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  1. I'm so glad- our kids thought it was kind of fun, too... and funny when the baby munches hay out of the box. :)