Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: October 30, 2013 (w/linky)- Pumpkins with a message

We stopped at a farmer's stand a couple of weeks ago and the children each picked out a pumpkin.





Last night we finally got around to carving our pumpkins. This was a first for all of them I think. We don't usually carve pumpkins as we do not celebrate Halloween. However, we wanted to use this opportunity to share a gospel message. I found a really cool book at the library called The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs which "illustrates how a loving Farmer can turn a simple pumkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God's transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light."




"God's word is alive and working. It is sharper than a sword sharpened on both sides. It cuts all the way into us...And God's word judges the thoughts and feelings in our hearts." Hebrews 4:12




"I am the Lord, and I can look into a person's heart." Jeremiah 17:10








"He has taken our sins away from us as far as the east is from west." Psalm 103:12





We, however, did not put faces on our pumpkins as the farmer did in the book. I wanted to show that Jesus is the light of the world. 





We have 5 pumpkins so we could write the name JESUS. Now we just have to get them on the porch and get some light shining in them.

Looking forward to seeing your Wordless (or not so wordless) Wednesday posts this week.

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32 comments:

  1. Looks like fun! I miss the orange pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns

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  2. The pumpkins turned out great - and it looks like you guys spent some quality family time, too!

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  3. Great way to spend family time. luv the smile on the wee one's face!!

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  4. How brilliant was that, they looked like they all had great fun heheh!

    Have a pumpkintastic week ;-)

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  5. Now that's a lot of pumpkins! Great idea!

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  6. I love your Halloween message! My new SIL always designs a saint's picture on his pumpkins.

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  7. Now that's one way to let your light shine for Jesus! Blessings to you, Teresa at NanaHood.com

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  8. What a nice message that you shared with your kids via the pumpkin carving (and us too!) I love how you carved them. Very nice!

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  9. Wonderful shots kewkew! I like how you shared a religious lesson with your children using the pumpkins. Thanks for hosting.

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  10. Looks like it was a fun family activity and the pumpkins look great!

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  11. Looks like everyone had a great time! I think the carving is very creative!

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  12. What a fun outting. Your little guy looks like he is enjoying digging out the 'guts'. What a nice and different pumpkin display.
    Faythe @ GrammymouseTails

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  13. what a beautiful parable to share with the children.. and lovely carved pumpkins too!

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  14. I bet they had so much fun! That's cool to spell something out with them.

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  15. You didn't show the scary part--your kitchen after they carved and before you cleaned up.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com/2013/10/wordless-wednesday-halloween-fun.html

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  16. Oh wow looks like everyone had loads of fun :)

    The pumpkins look great ..

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  17. Looks like you just created a wonderful new tradition. And with a lesson too!

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  18. I love the message! I'll have to read the book! I just started my pinterest party link up on Mondays if you are interested.

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  19. Love your pumpkins! Looks like you had a great time!

    http://www.homeofohm.com/2013/10/wordlesswednesday-geogie-kitten-meets.html

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  20. Happy Wordless.
    Have a wonderful Halloween.
    http://beonefineday.blogspot.com

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  21. OOH! Such slimy good fun! I love how you carved the pumpkins! Your sweet children are all growing up so quickly!

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  22. Great family activity. Looks like they had fun.

    Happy WW :)

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  23. I love your JESUS pumpkins! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  24. Everyone looked like they had so much fun, thanks for sharing!

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