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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen

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Really Woolly Easter Blessings by Bonnie Rickner Jensen is a cute little addition to any child's bookshelf. Just in time for Easter, this 40 page padded board book is great to read one double spread page before bed or even school in the morning. Every two pages contain a short little poem, beautiful and bright illustrations, as well as a short little prayer and a easy to understand verse. 
The suggestion is ages 2-5, though I read it to my 6 year old and he enjoys it, as well as my newborn, though he doesn't understand it yet. I think most any young child would like this little book. I like it with my 6 year old because he is learning to read and he can read some of the book himself. 
The little devotions range in topic from Jesus' death and resurrection to Spring itself and the new life it brings. They really are cute and simple, making it easy for small children to understand. Our family really is a fan of this little board book.
*I received this book from BookLook Blog…

The Celebration of St Patrick

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To many of us, St Patrick's Day is a day of celebrating all things green and drinking...a LOT. Green beer, green hair, green clothes; the list goes on. But does anyone really know who Saint Patrick was? What is his story?

Today for school I decided to find out, because sadly, I had no clue. Here is what I found:

Saint Patrick was a slave, starting in the year 395 AD at the age of 16, and it lasted for 6 years until the Lord set him free. This part of the story is very intriguing, because he was a young man who had been introduced to Christianity by his grandfather but never took it serious, until he was in the bonds of slavery. He grew close to God out there in the fields with his sheep, talking to Him in his loneliness and in the midst of all the pain. He came from a wealthy family of a tax collector so had never known want until he was captured by the Irish and enslaved by a man named Miliucc. One night, God showed him a way of escape, on a trade ship and ended back in his home…