7.14.2015 _ Jen Clouse _ In Light Of Eternity

7.14.2015 _ Jen Clouse _ In Light Of Eternity

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7.7.15 Lesson Kay Wyma

Click to listen to discussion lesson led by Kay Wyma on Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

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Jen Clouse _ In Light of Eternity 6.30.15

Click play to listen to the lesson led by Jen Clouse from Tuesday, June 30th discussing material from chapters 15-18 in In Light of Eternity by Randy Alcorn.

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Bible Study Recording 6.23.15 Kay Wyma

NEIGHBORHOOD STUDIES, Bible Study, 6.23.15 Kay Wyma Leading

Study Guide Lessons 6-7 , In Light of Eternity Book Chapters 11-14

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Bible Study Recording 6.16.15_JEN CLOUSE

* Click on play and then the playtime changes to 1:08:54.7.  We are learning this as we go, and we’re so sorry that the recording cut off 20 minutes before the session was finished… But here’s most of it.


ILOE Chapters 7-10 and Study Guide Lessons 4 & 5

Studying the theology of heaven using Scripture and insight from Randy Alcorn’s book In Light of Eternity

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The Pumpkin Gospel

“You are the light of the world!” – Matthew 5:14

We want Halloween to be a time where we spread light in a dark world.

JOHN 8:12 “Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, ‘I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.'”

Our favorite fall literature:


  • The Pumpkin Gospel by Mary Manz Simon
  • Too Many Pumpkins by Linda White
  • The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss
  • I love you Little Pumpkin by Sandra Magsamen
  • A Pumpkin Prayer by Amy Parker
  • My Happy Pumpkin by Crystal Bowman
  • Duck & Goose Find A Pumpkin by Tad Hills

Our favorite fall lyrics:

  • If you’re happy (thankful) and you know it, clap your hands
  • This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine
  • Where is Pumpkin? (to the fingerplay: Where is Thumbkin?)
    • Where is Pumpkin, Where is Pumpkin
    • Round and Fat, Round and Fat
    • Harvest time is coming, Harvest time is coming
    • Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum
  • I’m a little pumpkin (to the tune of “I’m a little teapot)
    • I’m a little pumpkin, orange and round
    • Here is my stem, here is the ground
    • When I get all picked up, don’t you shout
    • Open me up and scoop me out
  • [Pumpkin] Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
  • This is the way we jump up and down…
  • Nose, nose, where’s your nose?
  • I planted little pumpkin seeds
  • 5 little pumpkins (poem)


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2014 DATES

Join us as we read, rhyme and sing together with our little ones…a mommy and me play date.  (Pack a lunch and play with us at the tree fort afterwards, too!)

We meet from 10:30 am – 11:00 am at Watermark Community Church.

2014 Dates
January 24
Love & Valentines

February 28
Animals & Families

March 28
Hope & Easter

April 25

May 23
Head to Toes (Bodies, Rhythm & Exercise)

September 26
The Pumpkin Gospel

October 24
Fall & Thanksgiving

December 12

CLICK HERE to see our Pinterest board of our favorite books by themes and seasons.

* Yellow Theatre Room, Watermark Community Church
1st Floor of the Main Sanctuary Building (with the tree fort)

* Geared towards children age 0-4 years but any or all are welcome so feel free to forward this email.

* Contact us at litandlyrics@gmail.com if you have questions or would like to be added to the monthly email reminder list


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Fall, Bears, Hibernation, Rest: September 26


  • Bear Snores On
  • Orange Pear Apple Bear
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?
  • Old Bear
  • We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
  • The Berenstains’ B Book (and Berenstain Bear book)
  • Big Smelly Bear
  • Bear Has A Story to Tell
  • Bears on Chairs

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  • 10 Little Teddy Bears [A Counting Rhyme]
  • Sleepy Bear Thumbkin
  • We are leaving, Bye Bye Bears [tune of “Frere Jacques”]
  • If You’re A Bear and You Know It [“If you’re happy and you know it”]
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear
  • Can You Find the Color Bear [tune of “The Muffin Man”]

Resources on Rest

  • Not So Fast: Slow-Down Solutions for Frenzied Families by Ann S. Kroeker
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  • Jeremiah 31:25

For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.

  • Acts 2:26

No wonder my heart is glad, and my tongue shouts his praises!  My body rests in hope.

  • Psalm 39:6

We are merely moving shadows, and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.  We heap up wealth for someone else to spend.  And so, LORD, where do I put my hope?  My only hope is in You.

  • Psalms 127:2

It is useless for you to work so hard from early morning until late at night, anxiously working for food to eat; for God gives rest to his loved ones.”

  • Genesis 2:2

On the seventh day God had finished his work of creation, so he rested from all his work.

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Colors & Creation


  • The 7 Days of Creation by Mindy Macdonald
  • Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh
  • Wow! Said the Owl by Tim Hopgood

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  • Do you know who made the world?
  • Colors God Made You [tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star]
  • What color do you see [tune of Farmer in the Dell]
  • Seven Days of Creation Song [tune of Are You Sleeping Brother John]
  • He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
  • God Made Me
  • My God is So Bug
  • God in Heaven Made the Earth [tune of Old MacDonald]
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Hands and Wiggles [June 28, 2013]

The cognitive and social development that happens with reading (and language development) is amazing, especially at the unsuspecting age of 0-18 months.  

Using repetitive words, sounds (onomatopeia) and phrases (especially in music) is especially helpful for language, and physically interacting with your baby or child during language development stimulates their brain in a way that simultaneously connects the development of cognitive and social skills.  

The reasons I like today’s books:

  • Hands Can by Cheryl Willis Hudson: the photographs and simple phrases  [* This reminds me* Having a Bible with real photographs (instead of cartoon pictures) reiterates that everything in the Bible really happened and is absolutely true]
  • Wiggle Waggle by Jonathan London: funny mimic sounds and onomatopeia;  interaction with baby about animals and animal noises
  • Five Little Ducks by Raffi, Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey: it’s a song with a chorus and promotes counting
  • King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub: the illustrations, sounds (glub, glub), and repetitive phrases
  • The Pout Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen: sounds (blub, bluub, bluuub), illustrations, message and repetitive phrases5littleduckskingbidgoodpout

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