The Story of the Jelly Bean

Little jelly beans
Tell a story true.
A tale of our Father’s love
That’s just for me and you.

GREEN is for the new spring grass.
YELLOW is for the sun above.
BROWN is for the soft earth where
People sat hearing of HIS love.

PURPLE’S for the robe he wore
RED is for that precious wine.
BLACK is for the sins He washed
From your soul and mine.

BLUE’S for the sadness of
HIS friends and family,
and WHITE is for the glory of the Day
HE rose for you and me.

Now that you’ve heard the story
You know what each color means.
The story of our Father’s love
As told by jelly beans.
So when you see jelly beans on this Easter season,
stop and remember,
Jesus is the reason!

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Easter Story Cookies

to be made the night before Easter…….

You need:
* 1 cup whole pecans
* 1 tsp. vinegar
* 3 egg whites
* pinch salt
* 1 cup sugar
* zipper baggie
* wooden spoon
* tape
* Bible

Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important – don’t wait until you are half done with the recipe!)
Place pecans in zipper baggie and let children beat them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19: 1-3
Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. vinegar into mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the
cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19: 28-30
Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10: 10-11
Sprinkle a little salt into each child’s hand. Let them taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that this represents
the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23: 27
So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup of sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that
Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know and belong to Him.
Read Psalms 34: 8 and John 3: 16
Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color white represents
the purity in God’s eyes of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah 1: 18 and John 3: 1-3
Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax paper covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents
the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid.
Read Matthew 27: 57-60
Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and turn the oven OFF.
Give each child a piece of tape and seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus’ tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 27: 65-66
GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus’ followers were in
despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16: 20-22
On Easter morning, open the oven and give everyone a cookie,. Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
The cookies are hollow! Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb open and empty.
Read Matthew 28: 1-9
THANK YOU JESUS FOR WHAT YOU DID FOR US!

Movie: Gran Torino

Loved this movie and have been a huge fan of Clint Eastwood since I was 15.

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Enjoy!

Hi Everyone!! I have a Freebie Just For You!

Hi!! It’s great to be back on the blog again. I have been away now for a few months because I have been busy moving to another location in the same town. Also have had alot of family issues, a broke down vehicle and a fire in the adjoining duplex which has made bad smells for my place but I thank God no one got hurt. I’m telling you when it rains it pours.

But anyways, I thought I would come back with a freebie for you. I have a couple of quick pages I made for you of “Blues Clues”. One is in blue and the other in pink. Hope you enjoy them. You can click on the pic to go to the download page. Don’t forget to read the TOU. Thanks! Have a great day!!

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A Goodie for You!! (this giveaway is over)

I am giving away a copy (print copy or e-book) of the wonderful cook book “Dining On a Dime”, compliments of Tawra Kellam the author, to one lucky reader of this blog.  DEADLINE is APRIL 20.

“Dining On A Dime” is a proud winner of the 2006 Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Award, the only award program to ever be honored by Disney.com.

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You can actually save up to $10,000.00 a year by using all the great tips, hints and recipes that Tawra has put into this wonderful Cook Book and believe me, it’s not any ordinary Cook Book.  You don’t even have to worry about clipping all those coupons any more and keeping them organized. “Dining on a Dime” is packed with over 1,200 money saving frugal recipes and all the ones I have tried so far are easy and delicious!! It’s also loaded with kids tips and snack ideas, gift baskets, menus and food storage directions and more. The recipes are so simple, easy and fast to cook with using ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. You also get a shopping list and pantry list to go along with all the great recipes.  Believe me this book makes life so much faster and easier.  Well enough of my chit chat you can check it out for yourself right here.

And I’m guessing your wondering how do you get this absolutely fabulous Cook Book for FREE!!!

Well, all you have to do is be the first person to leave a comment, on this post, with a list of all the bonus’ you get free if you buy the Cook Book for a fabulous MOM for Mother’s Day!!  Then email me at squeakyscraps at gmail dot com leaving your name and email or leave it on the comment so I can get in touch with you to get you your Free Copy of “Dining On A Dime”.

Here’s a HINT: You can find the list of bonus’ HERE!

P.S. INSIDE Tawra’s “Dining On A Dime” you will also find some great Cleaning Cents and Pretty for Pennies!!

Dining On A Dime GiveAway!! (this giveaway is over)

WOW!!! Guess What??? Tawra from Living On A Dime has over purchased on books and now needs to get rid of some inventory so they are having a 50% off sale on all their books and 63% off if you buy all 3.  Dining On A Dime has never been on sale for more than 25% off, so this is a great deal. The sale is going to be from January 1 to January 7. Sorry for such short notice but I just found out about this great deal yesterday. You can check this BIG SALE out HERE!!!

Here’s another Great Deal. Tawra has agreed to mail you a FREE COPY of “Dining On A Dime” via snail mail, on the house, if you are the first person to find the needle in the Hay Stack. You can download the Needle in a Haystack QP HERE.

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So here’s the rules:

1. Download the Quick Page.

2. Upzip it.

3. Look for a Needle in the pyramid haystack.

4. Email me at squeakyscraps@gmail.com.

5. Put “Found It” in the subject line.

6. Tell me where the needle is.

7. Leave me your name and snail mail address.

8. I will forward the email to Tawra and in return;

9. She will mail you a FREE Copy of “Dining on a Dime“.

Recycle your old electronics and Get Paid Instantly

Hi everyone.  I happened to stumble upon this site from Electronic Express on the internet and thought I would share with everyone. You can trade in your old electronics for cash on the spot at Electronic Express or over the internet. Check out Cexchange to find out how. It’s all free.

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