Saturday, 20 February 2021

New Lent traditions

Lent has come around again and we wanted to share with you the way we're celebrating it this year, linking to how we celebrated Advent back in December.

As you can read in our 2019 post, for the last couple of years we've enjoyed Arnold Ytreeide's family devotionals during Advent, having read both Tabitha's Travels and Bartholomew's Passage. Our routine was to read the daily chapter before bed each night by the light of our advent candle, something that felt extra special and brought the real meaning of Christmas home to us all in a deeper way.

We were delighted to find out that the same author has also written a Lent family story called Amon's Adventure, and so we are reading that daily through Lent this year.

 Because we enjoyed the candle-lit part of our routine so much, we've made our own Lenten Cross candle holder (and have made a how-to video here for your inspiration). We've chosen to take a "Diminishing Light" approach (taking inspiration from here), which means we start with all seven candles lit, then each week light one fewer, until by Holy Week there is only the white candle left (representing Jesus) which we will blow out for the last time on and Good Friday. 

 

As we remember from Advent, Jesus is the Light of the World, and at every turn in His journey to the cross people tried to snuff out his light.

We're also focusing on daily acts of kindness and have set up a kindness chart and a daily colouring path. 

Do you normally celebrate Lent? Would love to hear your traditions!

Season 7 - Episode 17

In which we're 'candling' eggs to see if we have baby chicks inside, celebrating Valentine's Day and Pancake Day, doing good deeds for Lent and following a "Diminishing Light" tradition, and having lots of fun on a Harry Potter quiz.

If you want to make your own Lenten Cross candle holder,  check out Luke's how-to video. We're following Arnold Ytreeide's book "Amon's Adventure" during Lent.

February's Hymn of the month is "I know whom I have believed" which is a fun one! On Luke's YouTube channel here are various other Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?).

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

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Sunday, 7 February 2021

Season 7 - Episode 16

This episode Eden is talking about the baking she's been doing, the script she's written for a mono-polylogue ready to film for a drama project, we discuss the rainforest project we've been doing and we're asking for suggestions for classic family movies.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Sunday, 24 January 2021

Season 7 - Episode 15

In which we're surprised by more snow, making bird feeders, discovering more woodland near us, litter picking, and learning about world history through The Story of The World.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.

 

Saturday, 2 January 2021

Season 7, Episode 14

In this episode we're enjoying some unexpected snow, seeing in the New Year with boardgames and international snacks, and reviewing our podcasting year in 2020.

On Luke's  YouTube channel here are various Ambleside Hymns of the month (and while you're there why not subscribe?)

We often talk about how much we use our Yoto players - if you want £10 off then follow this link (to be transparent, we do get a voucher if you buy through the link).

You can follow us on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook

Subscription links are all at the side, alternatively you can listen directly below. Please listen in, enjoy, and if you have a moment to leave a nice review and rating of the show (wherever you listen) we would really appreciate it!

We love to hear from you - you can email us at homeedmatters@gmail.com or message/comment below or on any of our platforms.