Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Praying for you

A friend of mine shared that her family keeps Christmas cards out all year round. Each day they pick one family's greetings out of the basket to remind them to pray. This is a tradition we have followed suit in. If we get a Christmas card from you this season, we will be praying for you during 2013.

I keep two baskets on a shelf. One with cards to pray for. The other with cards that have already been covered in prayer. Each night, after story time, one of our girls picks a card. Each person in our family lifts that family to God in prayer. It has become a rich ritual of embracing relationships and prayer.

Do you have a specific tradition for bedtime prayers?

Day 5 Advent Cookie:

Oreo Bon Bons

1 (1 lb) package oreo cookies
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (16 oz) package melting chocolate (I used almond bark)

Place oreos in the food processor and pulse until it's a fine, crumbly powder. A food processor works best, but can also be done in a ziploc bag with a rolling pin.

Add cream cheese and process until completely combined. Dough will be thick and sticky.

Put dough mixture in the refrigerator until well chilled.

Line a baking pan with aluminum foil or wax paper. Roll the dough into small balls and place on the lined baking pan. Place the balls in the freezer until firm.

Melt the chocolate according to directions on package. (I use a double boiler.) Dip the balls into the chocolate to cover. Sprinkle the chocolate covered balls with sprinkles and place them back on the lined pan.

Put the balls back in the refrigerator until chocolate is set. Serve and enjoy!

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