Jackson’s Nativity Scene

I was asked to send a single sock to Mother’s Day Out with Jackson yesterday. I thought y’all might like to see the outcome of that special craft.

Also, thank you so much for your participation in the survey. We will be hard at work on those comments for the next week. We do not take your willingness to be honest and vulnerable lightly! God bless each one of you!


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  1. 1
    Kelly @ Love Well says:

    And now the slightly anal retentive me is thinking Jesus needs a twin. Because the creativity with JUST ONE sock would kill me.

    It sure is cute though. Maybe I can do with Connor AND Natalie. Then we’d have a pair.

    (By the way, my spam moderation word right now is “bumler.” What an awesome word. “I spilled my coffee on the way to work, stepped in a puddle and forget my wallet. What a bumler!”)

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    Andreea says:

    Y’all’s craft project is adorable. Brings back memories of Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis. πŸ˜€ Have a great weekend!

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    Anonymous says:

    Welcome to the wonderful world of our children’s crafts! How adorable!

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    Taria M. says:

    Oh my gosh! That’s adorable! πŸ™‚

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    Annalou says:

    Rats, I missed the survey. Sigh. Looking forward to seeing if anyone else agrees with my view. Good question btw. Personally, I think security or lack there of is a huge motivator for women.

    Loved the baby Jesus. What a great idea. :o) Jackson did a very good job.

    Thanks for sharing your little man’s brilliance with us.

    Big hug!

    Anna in MO

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    Michelle V says:

    Oh, that it so precious!!

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    Lauri W. says:

    So precious! Love it!

    I know you don’t take our comments lightly and I don’t take your time and commitment to service lightly either.

    I anxiously await a Word on this apparently significant burden for so many women.

    “…dear friends, we are confident of better things in your case – things that accompany salvation. God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” Heb. 6:9-12

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    Ali says:

    That is precious!

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    Mari says:

    That is just precious!

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    Kim Safina says:

    The Journey Continues ~


    Dancing to Christmas music & Praising our KING from the central coast of California!!!!

    With "Heaven Bound" Blessings,

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    Anonymous says:

    Thank YOU. For this moment, it was a great comfort to see (to me, and I’m sure many others) that we are not alone…and these are women that we can pray over. Thank you for this day of honesty and Truth.

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    Siesta OC says:

    Your family blesses me so much..

    I love that there are places like Mother’s day out (I have never heard of that in my neighborhood) but I love that our children are being taught and guided in the LORD.

    Bless you all

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    Jenn says:

    What a great craft – we always have several “one” socks around here. Thanks for the idea.

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    Lindsee says:

    I think we all could use a sock nativity scene.

    Oh my gosh that is precious!

    Thank you for sharing, Amanda!

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    kat says:

    Thanks for sharing. That is so sweet, and I know a treasure for you. Oh how I remember those sweet things my grown up babies use to bring me.

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    Yolanda says:


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    Katie says:


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    Fran says:

    Cutest baby Jesus ever!! We did that once and made a baby Moses in a basket!! Too, too cute!


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    valerie says:

    How precious! You’ll treasure this forever.

    My kids are grown, but we still put their little ceramic nativity scenes they made in elementary school, out. It’s funny becaue one of Jesus’ hands fell off and I say “It’s the hand of God.”

    This will be a very fun Christmas for Jackson!

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    Worshipping One says:

    How precious and creative! A keepsake you will have to remember this special time in his life, just learning about our wonderful Savior’s birth. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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    Anonymous says:

    How sweet! I love kids crafts. Now the ones I display belong to my grandkids.

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    Anonymous says:

    Too precious!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!!!

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    Amy Beth @ Ministry So Fabulous! says:

    If I give Jackson one of my socks, can he please make one for me? PLEASE? πŸ™‚

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    Amanda says:

    Y’all, I just can’t stop laughing about it. I think it’s so funny!

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    ocean mommy says:

    Oh Amanda! I have the same sort of little Nativity from my oldest daughter! She made it when she was 3. Today she is 10 and we still pull it out. These are the most precious Nativity scenes to me!

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    Anonymous says:

    Reminded of the innocence and childlike faith……

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    Redeemed says:

    That is just adorable!
    Thank you sooo much for taking the time to listen to our hearts in regard to insecurity. I was really encouraged to see what everyone had to say and to know I’m not alone.
    Can’t wait to see what comes of it!


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    Carla says:

    Good job Jackson! I have never seen a manger scene done like that before. Very creative-maybe I can give this idea to my little ones at church. Carla

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    jenlovesthelord says:

    two words: VERY CUTE! πŸ™‚

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    Debra from Arkansas says:

    i think i just not got the blog thing going.. oh i am so slow i have read and read each blog entry and grown so much from them.. i am sorry i too missed the survey but WOW it was said for me over and over
    that baby Jesus will be front and center of your Christmas dec. from years to come
    love to you all

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    fuzzytop says:

    This is so precious! I have saved all the craft projects our kids have made over the years; I’m sure you and Curtis will enjoy this for years to come!


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    Anonymous says:

    Beth, I just have to tell you – I simply adore how you have offered your life so that “[His] kingdom come and [His] will be done on earth as it in heaven.” So I was just thinking to myself how cool it is that I could post something here and you would actually read it! But instantly the Lord spoke into my heart that it’s the same with Him! My desire in this chapter of my life has been to know him at the most intimate level, and while I’ve always known that He hears my prayers, He has reminded me that He HEARS my prayers. He is my up close, personal, in my face, God. Whew! Hallelujah!

    JM In Missouri

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    Anonymous says:

    Jesus looks so darned happy to be laying in that cute little bed of straw.

    This brought back lots of memories (my fave being a year one of my kids came home with a baby Jesus out of a peanut). I’m thinking the sock version looks more realistic…

    Laughing and loving Baby Jesus,

    Warm in Alaska

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    Sandee says:

    How sweet..precious…the best nativity by far. And mother’s day out for you..awesome momma.

    I want to ask for prayers for a special momma…with cancer. http://thecomfyplace.blogspot.com/

    Jen. and as of yet, not believing in God. Her grace and love for her family, and her leaning toward questions of afterlife and God will touch you. I just thought, the power of prayers of the Siesta’s…what would God do we we all prayed for her and loved on her? What could He do with that.

    Whispering prayers through tears….

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    Laura Beth Fletcher says:

    What a super cute idea! I don’t think you will mind for using the idea…I think when we bake Jesus’ Birthday Cake I will make these with my 3 and 4 yr. old boys…our daughter is only 4 mo. but her brothers can make one for her! (We have lots of socks with no match…great way to use them) I did not get my comment posted in time for the previous entry…I did read them though…and I can honestly say many of the entries echoes mine! I’m saddened yet somewhat relieved to know there are so many of us with the same struggles…no matter how alone Satan wants us to feel we are not! I will say I have had much freedom in these areas over the past 1 1/2 years after I fully came to know, yet not understand, how much God loves me…he is “quite taken with me”, as he is all of us! Thanks you Beth for yielding to the spirit and addressing such issues!
    Love to all!

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    Anonymous says:

    I love it too. SO CUTE! But perhaps a tan or brown sock might be more accurate portrayal of Jesus’ skin color. ΓƒΕ“

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    Moose Mama says:

    Ok, I’m prone to lumpy throats and teary eyes over lots of stuff…trust me. But this is just too much. I adore seeing children coming to see Jesus for themselves, not because of mom or dad, but because they love Him too. All those thoughts hit me, when I saw that sock Jesus.

    I’m sitting here, crying over a sock!

    Melana in Wyoming

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    Dionna says:

    Oh that is so sweet. I love it as I’m sure you do.

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    Anonymous says:

    This is just too precious, I am going to make one for my grandsons. My son likes to to quote this to his son, “tube sock guy, tube sock guy, wearing your tube socks a little too high” the boy loves it and thinks it is a great honor to be his daddy’s “tube sock guy” Shalom

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    Nichole's Mom says:

    That is the funniest thing I’ve seen lately!!! How cute is that? I can’t wait for him to get older and look back on it like we do our stuff! I bet Jesus is cracking up too!


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    Anonymous says:

    cute so specail.Love to know how they did that Victoria

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    Mary Watkins says:

    SWEET! How precious!
    I agree, FUNNY!

    Merry Christmas!

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    lavonda says:

    that’s adorable!
    and you will LOVE it still, when he’s in high school.
    I love putting out the things they made in preschool and kindergarten every year at this time.

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    Heiress of God says:

    That is just the cutest darn thing. I guess there will be a shadow boy with Glass around it, so it could be hung on the wall for keepsakes huh?


    Thanks for sharing,

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    Bebe/ElPaso says:

    That craft is the cutest little thing. Simplicity at its best.

    I also missed the survey, and just have to say that I cannot read these without crying. Not that I have it all together by a long shot: I’ve got some considerable baggage of my own. But I am so filled with compassion and empathy – comforted in knowing that God knows the name of each “Anonymous” that I’m lifting up in prayer.

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    Emily Edwards says:

    My daughter is only 21 months right now, but I can’t wait until she starts bringing these treasures home… How can a sock on a bed of hay be the most beautiful thing you have ever seen? Just precious.

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    Jennifer says:

    How cute!

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    Jennifer Janes says:

    I laughed out loud when I saw the craft! What a great use for those “stray” socks I’m forever finding in the laundry. (Where DO those other socks go?)

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    Sooz says:

    That is too cute! So simple, but speaks volumes.

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    katiegfromtennessee says:

    Smiling sock Jesus!~Makes me happy:)


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