Friday, January 25, 2013

Conversion of Saint Paul

Today is the day we celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul.

Saint Paul, who was originally named Saul, was a man who persecuted Christians.

“...entering house after house and dragging out men and women, he handed them over for imprisonment” (Acts 8:3)

He enjoyed capturing Christians and placing them in jail. He even took part in the stoning ff Saint Stephen. While traveling to Damascus, Saul was blinded by a bright light. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying, "Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?" Saul was scared and confused. He asked the voice "Who are you?" The voice answered, "I am Jesus, the one you are persecuting." Saul then asked Jesus, "What do you want me to do?" Jesus told Saul to continue on his way to Damascus and he would be told what to do when he got there. Saul continued on to Damascus. Once there he spent three days in prayer. Jesus sent Ananais to visit Saul. Ananais laid his hands on Saul and told him. " The Lord has sent me." Saul opened his eyes and could see. Saul was overjoyed. He asked Jesus for forgiveness and was baptized by Ananais. He changed his name to Paul. He became a Christian and helped spread the Word of Jesus throughout the land. He traveled to Cyprus, Greece, Asia Minor, and Rome. He was jailed in Rome and it is believed he was martyred in Rome around A.D. 62-64.

Paul is a wonderful example of how we can change our ways and follow Jesus. It is never to late to give up our evil ways and follow Jesus. Are we willing to follow Jesus like Paul?

To celebrate the conversion of Saint Paul, we read a few stories about Saint Paul's conversion and did a timeline coloring page.

The coloring page we used can be found here.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe Unit Study

We recently studied the artist Georgia O'Keeffe.

She is one of the most famous female American artists.

She created beautiful pictures of flowers and desert scenes. She is a great artist to study if you have boys and girls. She will appeal to both.

We read a variety of books to learn more about her and then created our own master pieces.

Here are the books we used to learn about Georgia.

I found some wonderful worksheets over at Garden Of Praise.

They have a coloring page of the painting Light Iris, which you can print on card

stock so the kids can watercolor the picture.

They have a biography page, a word search, a word scramble, a cross word puzzle, and a test.

After learning about Georgia, we had fun creating some art!


Red Poppy

We created our own poppy by using scrap booking paper and some glue.





Princess P's creation.


Lego Man's poppy.


And Mama's poppy.


Jimson Weed

We used acrylic paint to recreate the Jimson Weed painting.


Mama's Jimson Weed


The kids interpretation of the Jimson Weed.



Our artwork on display!

This was originally  posted  on my old blog.

I hope you enjoy it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Our Patron Saint for 2013

Saint Margaret of Hungary

Feast Day January 19th

O God, the lover and guardian of chastity, by whose gifts Thy handmaid Margaret united the beauty of virginity and the merit of good works, grant we pray, that through the spirit of salutary penance we may be able to recover integrity of soul. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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