Denise Day Spencer

November 28, 2006

Decking the halls–Spencer style

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 1:40 am

Well, another turkey day has come and gone. We got to have all three kids (two kids and one kid-in-law) home for the holiday, and that was a real blessing.

A special treat for me was the fact that both Noel and Clay had decided on their own that the house must be decorated for Christmas while they were here. Noel, in particular, is a real go-getter where any sort of project is concerned. She made countless trips to the shed to haul in the Christmas trunk and all the boxes. She orchestrated the re-arranging of the furniture to accomodate the tree. She made Ryan and Clay hop to it and hoist a heavy chair down the hall to one of the bedrooms. She assembled the tree while I went for a carefree walk on the farm. (I ran into a friend of mine and told her, “The elves are decorating my house while I’m away!”) It was great.

Until the lights. Has anybody besides me noticed that nothing can darken the holiday mood quite like those twinkly little Christmas lights? (more…)

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November 12, 2006

That twisted bunny tale

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 11:18 pm

Well, this post is going to be about my kids. In fact, I’m going to let my daughter help me write it, though she doesn’t know it yet.

Some time back, I got an e-mail from Noel that related this tale: (more…)

Children’s sermon: The Holy Spirit empowers us

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 1:40 am

Another children’s sermon based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: Acts 1:4-5, 8

OBJECT: a toy sailboat

Last time we talked about the fact that one of the jobs of the Holy Spirit is to teach us and remind us of Jesus. Today I want us to look at something else He does for us. He helps us live for Jesus. (more…)

November 7, 2006

Children’s sermon: The Holy Spirit testifies of Jesus

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 1:31 am

Another in my series of children’s sermons based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: John 14:26

OBJECT: a locket with a picture inside

We talked last time about Who the Holy Spirit is. In the next two messages, I want to look at what He does. (more…)

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