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Ash Wednesday



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Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. If you’d like ideas about how to keep Lent at home, particularly with children, I have some for you.

I invite you, therefore, in the name of the Church, to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word. And, to make a right beginning of repentance, and as a mark of our mortal nature, let us now kneel before the Lord, our maker and redeemer.

Psalm 23 Printable



I did a custom design of Psalm 23 to print out on colored paper and I wanted to offer it to anyone who could use it as a free printable. This is the older NIV text (1984.) The different font weights indicate the different verses and I retained all periods and any semi-colons or commas that fell in the middle of a line. You can download the PDF here.

Psalm 100 Printable

I made this for kids memorizing Psalm 100 this year, and thought someone else might want to use it. It’s plain, but you can print it on colored paper. (Click on the image to open and save it at full resolution.)

Easter at Home 2012

It’s Maundy Thursday, one of my favorite days in the liturgical year. Check here if you need some ideas for celebrating the rest of Holy Week & Easter at home.

Here are a few free printables you might want to display for Easter. They are sized to be printed as 8x10s, and if you click on them you can save the high resolution files.

Holy Week and Easter at Home 2012

Less than two weeks until Holy Week starts! Here are some new Holy Week / Good Friday printables to supplement your Holy Week and Easter at Home Just click on them and you’ll be able to save or print them.

Of course, there are ideas in the Holy Week and Easter at Home post for different ways to celebrate at home. Some of ideas require starting a few days before Palm Sunday, so it may be worth planning out in advance. And I always welcome your suggestions and love to hear how y’all are observing or have in the past.

A Plea & a Freebie

If you have thought about ordering something from my etsy shop, now is the time to buy! Half the proceeds go to my friend Elizabeth’s adoption fund if you order before the month is through. Please spread the word if you know someone hankering for a cute gift or family rules, etc.

I made this printable for Valentine’s Day a few weeks back. I meant to make a few more, but to be honest, I am not sure if anyone uses them and there are lots of good ones other places on the web, so they tend to be low on my priority list.

[click on it to open & save | sized to print at 8×10]

WFD Adoption Week

I’m doing an adoption fundraiser this week in the winged feet design etsy store. 50% off all sales — no codes necessary — will go to my friend Elizabeth‘s adoption fund.

I have known Elizabeth since before Lexi was born, we instantly bonded over being Carolina girls. She brought honestly and transparency to our Bible study as she shared about her struggles to get pregnant. And I loved her for it. Six and a half years later, she has two beautiful children and is in the process of adopting a third. A special needs boy they have named Charlie will be joining their family from China.

She is also making some great stuff to fund her adoption, check out her plum panda store for necklaces, wreaths, hair clippies, custom frames and more.

There are some new designs in my store (as you can see) and I’d love for you to order something this week!

Happy Christmas!

No more let sins and sorrows grow,
Nor thorns infest the ground;
He comes to make His blessings flow
Far as the curse is found.

May your Christmas be filled with joy.

Last Minute SALE

Last minute sale in my etsy shop, 25% off for ONE day (Wednesday the 21st) with the coupon code LASTMINUTE – order a gift, you print, so no express shipping needed.

Christmas at Home

Part of a continuing series on celebrating the church year.

Before I jump in with my usual list of ideas, I want to note that for some people, Christmas is not the most wonderful time of the year. It reminds them of old pain, or of all the ways things are not the way they are supposed to be. This advent sermon by Jeremy Jones is worth listening to if you or someone you love is suffering this Christmas.

The twelve days of Christmas stretch from Christmas to Twelfth Night (January 5th.) It is one of the great feasts of the church, and a time of joy. For me celebrating Advent is the only way to stretch Christmas out throughout the season without hitting fatigue. So, consider these suggestions with that in mind!

Obviously, most people celebrate Christmas by giving gifts. It’s a good opportunity to share joy with ones we love. Perhaps you can start some fun family traditions for the Christmas season, like playing games or a special read aloud.

One of the ways you can continue your Christmas celebration is by keeping up your decorations for all twelve days. Leave out your nativity scenes to play with, moving the wise men as they follow the star (to arrive on Epiphany.) You can sing carols and light your advent wreath (all four outer candles and a center Christ candle) at meals.

We will probably select from this devotional to study some of the characters of Christmas more deeply than we did in our Jesse Tree (or, finish in years we get behind!)

Many families have Christmas traditions that emphasize Jesus’ birthday, serving a special cake or decorating with Happy Birthday Jesus signs.

Save your new years dieting resolutions one week, and keep baking and feasting throughout Christmas. The last several years, I haven’t started baking until Dec 15th at the very earliest, and gave most of that away.

Later in Christmas is a good time to throw a party. In both Richmond and Birmingham, we had friends with that tradition. Most everyone is back home for Twelfth Night, and there are less conflicts than in December!

In the spirit of the season, here are a few free printables for y’all, sized at 8×10:

gloria | luke 2hark the herald

What are your family Christmas traditions? Any good ideas for celebrating for 12 days? May your days be filled with joy!

More Advent Resources

I will add these to the big Advent at Home post, but a few things for this last day of the first week of Advent:

City Church Philadelphia has a good Advent Prayer Guide that is simple and not too time-consuming.

I made a few Advent printables (8×10) for y’all. Absolutely free decor to put next to your wreath or Jesse Tree.

FILES: Savior of the Nations, Come | Come Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Announcement & Giveaway

I’ve opened an etsy shop with photo cards, family rules, and more design goodness.

I love doing this sort of thing, and did so before and during my tenure as a photographer, but never on etsy.

I’d love a little help getting the word out, so I am doing a giveaway for any one item from the winged feet design store. If you’ve never used Rafflecopter, it’s simple and easy. (Though, occasionally you will have to refresh the page if the widget doesn’t show up below.) But feel free to email if you have any questions — wingedfeetdesign @t gmail d0t com.