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A Heart Full of Thanks!

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I love the season of Advent. The excitement in the air. My heart is bursting with gratitude for all that has been given to me. There is so much to be thankful for and so much to anticipate, and we are smack dab in the middle of it all. I am grateful for all of the basic things like a job, my husband and kids, enough food, a warm bed, the list goes on and on. I am also thankful for things others might think of as silly. For example, I learned how to connect my store to pintrest and ebay in these last few weeks and finally got around to cleaning up and out the basement. I am grateful my children were home for a week over Thanksgiving break and I am grateful they are now back into the routine of school. I am grateful to be back at school with the children I teach. T

As we prepare, with great anticipation, for the coming of our Lord, on of my favorite traditions is the lighting of the Advent wreath. Each week and each candle lit brings us that much closer to the celebration of Christmas. And just when you think you cannot wait any longer, here comes comes the third week of Advent and the pink candle is lit, to remind us "we are almost there" and we are filled with joy.

I wish you a restful, thoughtful Advent as you prepare for the Birth of our Lord....and if you forgot to get the Advent candles for your Advent wreath it is not too late, visit www.goodshepherdresources.com and order yours today.

Another year underway....

Yesterday was the big day I have been preparing for, the children came to the Atrium. The excitement was contagious as the littlest ones entered with big eyes finally getting to see what was behind the closed door in their Montessori classroom. I have learned, from other catechists, to turn off the overhead light and [...]

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Anticipating and Waiting

I love the anticipation of this time of year. To me, it is the same feeling as waiting to bring a baby home from the hospital. Just as Mary waited with anticipation and prepared, for her Baby, I am sure she wondered what the future would bring. Our Atrium has been carefully, intentionally, prayerfully and lovingly arranged.  I have spent [...]

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Jesus is the Light of the World

During a recent atrium class, I was working with a three year old who had already seen the Good Shepherd presentation. He asked me to read the parable, while he moved the sheep. Instead of the Shepherd leading the sheep, the child moved the Shepherd aside and lined up the sheep in front of the [...]

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Jesus and His 12 Apostles Have Arrived...In the Form of Peg People

Just this last week, I received my first shipment of Jesus and His Apostles, in peg-form, especially made for Good Shepherd Resources. They are each individually hand painted and each set is unique. They are very sturdy and easy for little hands to manipulate and come in two different sizes. Order now at www.goodshepherdresources.com in order for [...]

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Local Artist Finishes Illustrations For Good Shepherd Resources

I had this idea for a while now...I wanted to commission an artist  to do simple, essential pencil drawings for the Scripture booklets we use in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Around Christmas, a local artist, Frances Burr, was home from collage, I asked her if she would be interested in doing this [...]

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Some days are just great...

Today was one of those great days in the Atrium. The children were engaged, for the most part, and "working deeply."  Our atrium seemed an especially warm and inviting contrast to the zero degree temperatures and wind chill.We wondered how such a large bush could grow out of such a tiny seed and how that mustard seed was [...]

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Matching Stoles....

I just picked u[p the stoles, made of the same beautiful material as the chasubles. Check them out at goodshepherdresources.com

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The chasubles are here!

I have been working closely with a professional seamstress to find the best material for our Good Shepherd chasubles. Each chasuble is fully lined and boasts beautiful gold trimming. Each of the four colors measures approximately 13 inches from end to end and measures about 6.5 inches when placed on the stand. The chasubles measure 6 inches across. Check out the [...]

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Good Shepherd Resources Starts to Blog

Welcome!We are thrilled to have you as part of our inaugural post.New products will be showcased and regular items will be reviewed.Thank you for joining us as we bring you the best in resources for your atrium.Blessings,Meggie

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