Time to pray? & Some of Aaron’s 13th Birthday celebrations

Quote: Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. (St.Francis of Assis)

Excerpt from Our Daily Bread

Time to Pray? One morning, when I was a young child, I was sitting in the kitchen, watching my mother prepare breakfast. Unexpectedly, the grease in the skillet in which she was frying bacon caught fire. Flames shot into the air and my mother ran into the pantry for a bag of a flour to throw on the blaze.

“Help!” I shouted. And then I added, “Oh, I wish it was time to pray!” “It’s time to pray” must have bee a frequent household expression, and i took it quite literally to mean we could pray only at certain times.

The time to pray, of course, is any time- especially when we’re in crisis. Fear, worry, anxiety, and care are the most common occasions for prayer. It is when we are desolate, forsaken, and stripped of every human resource that we naturally, and stripped of every human resource that we naturally resort to prayer. We cry out with the words of David, “Help me, O Lord!”(Ps.70:1)

May this be our simple prayer in every crisis and all day long: “Help Lord!”-David Roper

There is no place or time we cannot pay.

Here are some crafts we did with the kids last week.

CD Snail

Snails may be slow but this craft is super fast and is a great way to recycle old CDs.

  • CD Snail
  • CD Snail

Let’s Get Started!


Trace a CD.

Trace a CD onto a piece of yellow construction paper. This will be where you glue the shell of your snail.


Create a body.

Draw a body that attaches to the circle you just traced on the yellow construction paper.


Cut it out.

Cut out the entire shape and put aside.


Trace a CD, again.

Trace a CD on a piece of purple construction paper.


Cut it out, again.

Cut the circle out.


Draw a spiral.

Draw a spiral on the circle.


Cut spiral.

Cut along the line your drew.


Cut spiral, again.

Cut down the spiral, so that you end up with two spirals. Put one aside, you won’t need it for this snail. Use it to make another!


Glue spiral.

Glue the spiral onto the CD and put it aside to dry completely.


Create a face.

Draw a face onto your snail with a marker.


Glue the CD.

Glue the CD shell onto your snail’s body.


Fold a pipe cleaner.

Fold a pipe cleaner in half to make a V.


Cut a pipe cleaner.

Cut the pipe cleaner in half and put one piece aside.


Bend antenna.

Fold the piece you have in a V and bend down the ends.


Attach antenna.

Tape the pipe cleaner to the back of your snail’s head to make antenna!


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