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. 51
    Keri says:

    The best is when you will pull out this ornament when he is 18 and you’ll gush all over it reminiscing about when he was young while he rolls his eyes at you…….I still remember making some of the ornaments my mom has kept to this day!

  2. 52
    Keri Early says:

    Hilarious! Just curious . . . my son also goes to Mom’s Day Out and is always bringing home the cutest crafts. How do you decide what to keep and what to toss? Just last week I tossed out a sequin studded Goliath and a finely crafted baby Moses complete with basket. I didn’t feel so bad about Goliath (he was a bully anyway), but the baby Moses thing brought on a little guilt 🙂

  3. 53
    katiegfromtennessee says:

    I’ve been reading the survey respones…These survey responses are eye-opening and I can really relate with some…only the LORD can break us free…


  4. 54
    Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife says:

    Would it be sacriligious to say how great baby Jesus would look with some bedazzling?

  5. 55
    Anonymous says:

    How adorable!!! What a great idea! Thank you for the smile it brought. In Jesus’ Love Kathy Knoblock

  6. 56
    Victoria says:

    It kind of puts Christmas in perspective doesn’t it…It is all about our precious Savior!!!

  7. 57
    Anonymous says:

    That’s so adorable!!
    God Bless! charlotte – in Georgia

  8. 58
    bethany says:

    It’s adorable Amanda!
    This is the time of year that I miss so dearly working in a Christian school. I am so blessed by what God has called me to do in the realm of autism but just so hard not the share in the sweet things of celebrating Christ’s birth at this time of year!

  9. 59
    Missy says:

    Too cute!! 😀
    I missed the survey but I know somebody had to cover my answers..heehee.

  10. 60
    Rachel in Louisiana says:

    That is precious! I was wondering what the piece of paper behind the raffia says.

  11. 61
    Holly says:

    reading through the responses to the survey would be so depressing were it not for the fact that we are all being transformed by Christ. He is not done with us! i didn’t reply to it, because i couldn’t quite put my finger on what to say. then i read a response that sounded exactly like me. then others that sounded exactly like friends. we are all so alike, and yet one of the main causes of insecurity listed was other women. i’m going to make a point this next week to be an encouragement to the women in my life, even if they don’t come across as insecure. thanks for such an enlightening survey.

  12. 62
    Bobbie says:

    I love it! Keep it forever, it’s priceless! Your little Mister is quite a guy!

  13. 63
    Melanie says:

    Oh my gosh, that’s adorable! I just emailed the link to my sister who’s a preschool teacher at a Christian school. She’s always on the lookout for great craft ideas and is gonna love that! Thanks for sharing.

  14. 64
    Julie Reid says:

    Too cute!!! Crafty things are not my spiritual gift. My kids are teenagers now I miss the cute things they made when they were little. They are such treasures!! Enjoy!!!

  15. 65
    hokiegal23 says:

    okay that is seriously a cute little nativity. did he draw that face? it is very well drawn for such a little guy if he did… get that boy some art materials for christmas! you might have the next monet on your hands.

  16. 66
    twinkle says:

    Appropriate that Jesus is a sock.
    Cause He just blesses my socks off everyday!

  17. 67
    Wrinkled Shirt Ministries says:

    I thought it was cute how you closed the last post so you could keep the comments manageable. “988” that’s amazing. I’ve got 22 comments on my blog right now and it’s already unmanageable. You guys have such an awesome team. Keep up the good work.

  18. 68
    Melanie says:

    What does the note say behind baby Jesus?

  19. 69
    Anonymous says:

    That is absolutely adorable – but what is being used for the manger – it’s hard to see through the hay.

    Dripping Springs, TX

  20. 70
    Cindy- My Life HIS Story says:

    I love that a Sock Baby Jesus is way cuter than a Sock Monkey!!

    I missed out on the insecurity post. Hate that. I would have loved to have my darlin’ that just started junior high and my darlin’ 19-year old college student answer those questions.

    Can I say one other thing about this? It made me cry…those comments, I mean. I get it and can soooo relate to so many of the comments. And as a woman in leadership with fourteen female staff members and one lone male, I see this playout EVERY day…and it’s made me think about my role in that…I feel my own blog thoughts coming. Wow. BIG WOW- I need to be allowing Him to use me for their edification and encouragement. Thank you, Beth, for caring that we are so afraid of being who He knows we are. Are we just not believing Him on this on? Can’t wait to see what you are going to do with this!

    Back to the Nativity…word to the wise…Don’t let Baby Jesus get mixed up with the laundry…bleaching is really NOT His best look. (grinning)

  21. 71
    Angie says:

    Kindergarten teacher here! I love that idea. How precious is that!

  22. 72
    elaine @ peace for the journey says:

    Get a large storage bin…I mean LARGE. In fact, get two. You’re going to need them.


  23. 73
    Armchair Housewife says:

    Oh!!!! So precious and just the thing to put me in the spirit to continue my Christmas decorations today!

  24. 74
    Faith says:

    Too cute!

  25. 75
    eternity driven says:

    something so sweet and simple about that scene!
    I just love it!

  26. 76
    Anonymous says:

    Hi Beth and Amanda,
    I just want you to know that I’ll be praying for you and your team as you review the survey answers next week. I’ve read a handfull of the comments, and knowing how tender hearted you girls (and Curt) are at LPM, I’d say you should probably have plenty of Puffs on hand. I’ll check the blog daily, so if it gets intense and you’d like us to stand in the gap, just say the word. I, and I’m certain many others, would be delighted to have the opportunity to serve you and the LPM team.
    Much love to all of you,
    Patti Hayes

  27. 77
    Abby says:

    precious. absolutely precious. i’m so stealing this for my nanny kids 🙂

  28. 78
    Becky says:

    So cute!

  29. 79
    Emmy says:

    That may be the cutest “Baby Jesus” I have ever seen!

  30. 80
    Anonymous says:

    This is not entirely about the Nativity Scene but I wanted one of you to read this. You don’t have to post this comment here but feel free to use it elsewhere if you would like to. Anyway – I didn’t get a chance to read the suvey until comments were closed. However, I wanted to say thank you for it. At first I didn’t want to read the comments because I was afraid that I might see myself in someone else. They I read them hoping I would. Around comment 300-ish, I did. At first I cried for a while because I totally understood how she felt and it really stinks! Then I found myself crying with relief – relief that even though we feel alone in this, we really aren’t. Because feeling like you are alone is worse than just about anything. So thank you for reminding us (well, at least me) that no matter how bad or alone we may feel, we really aren’t floundering out there misunderstood. If we only had the bravery to just open ourselves up and be vulnerable, Jesus could do such a great work!

    And by the way – I am a teacher and the only use I have for children’s socks in my classroom is as erasers for dry erase boards. The Nativity scene is MUCH cuter!

  31. 81
    creative gal says:

    I love it! That is so cute.

  32. 82
    jennyhope says:

    My little Morgan put baby Jesus in time out. have you ever…

  33. 83
    Anonymous says:

    The baby Jesus is precious and He gets all the focus – what a lesson for all of us.

  34. 84
    *~*Pilgrim*~* says:

    Look, Lambchop and Joseph have given birth!!
    How completely precious is that?

  35. 85
    Nancy Douglas says:

    What a darling nativity scene. Makes God and His Son smile I am sure. Precious!

  36. 86
    Shawnna R says:

    When my daughter was in preschool they made a Nativity using paper dolls glued to cardboard tubes. And there, in the center cradled in His own cardboard paper towel manger, was baby Jesus. He was a peanut with a small piece of material wrapped around him – held in place by a string.
    What was most precious – and still makes us laugh almost 8 years later – was how she would say “Baby Jesus is a PEAnut” (heavy emphasis on that first syllable).

  37. 87
    matiaskardia says:

    So funny! I just love all of the crafts that kids can do to learn about Jesus – even making a sock Jesus!

  38. 88
    Susan says:

    That is so adorable….

    I, too, was touched and even encouraged by all the comments regarding our insecurities. Somehow (and ignorantly enough), I tend to believe that I’m the only one who struggles with these issues. Thanks, Beth — can’t wait to hear what God gives you. Love you lots.

  39. 89
    Kristib says:

    I think the sock baby Jesus is too cute! I know some preschoolers that would enjoy doing this. One year we made clothes pin nativity sets with our little ones.

    By the way have you seen the Playmobile nativity play set? My preschoolers love acting out the story with it.

    Much love!
    Kristi B.

  40. 90
    Sheri says:

    How CUTE! It just makes me smile…

  41. 91
    Kathy Pink Bicycle Arkansas says:

    we love that you share these things with us. That’s how we relate!

    What does Jackson say about his Nativity?

    I was in Springfield this weekend Amanda, thought about you as I walked Battlefield Mall!

  42. 92
    Jenn says:

    Love the craft. Can I just say that I spent all weekend thinking about the responses that I read in the survey. Wow.. what a stronghold Satan thinks He has on us in the area of insecurities. Just made me stinking mad at satan.. ready to go on a throw God’s word at him rampage. I’m going to search my heart for the insecurity strongholds I have, and pray for all us Sieastas to be set free INDEED

  43. 93
    Anonymous says:

    I know that the comment forum for the survey is closed. However I am amazed at the results. It is as if we are all dealing with SAME issues…
    Have you ever heard the comment (when someone is speaking of an affair), “Same lie, different players…”? When someone is describing an affair, it sounds like the same lies… just different people involved…

    It is as if we are all hearing the same lies of insecurity at some level. VERY INTERESTING… and very freeing.

    If we could all have a sign that our fellow sisters in Christ could see as we passed by them… and that sign could reflect that particular moment’s insecurity, we would all be more secure that we are ALL INSECURE. =) Clearly, we all have believed a lie.

    I am reminded of my handful of reminders (given by Mama Moore…) BLESSED, CHOSEN, ADOPTED, REDEEMED, LOVED…

    (After re-reading this, I am sensing that I should probably be insecure about sharing my personal thoughts… LOL!)

  44. 94
    jennyhope says:

    I finished Esther…I don’t know why I am feeling led to write to tell you guys that but I am so sad. I already know that I am weird but I feel like I am saying goodbye and (disclaimer: no i don’t worship these bible studies and yes I do others) but these are my favorite. I am about to bawl my eyes out literally. My man doesn’t get it as to why I cry every time I get one and every time it is over. He is like babe you are hormonal or something…I don’t care how much it cost just run to Lifeway and get another workbook. LOL but he is serious.
    Thank you all for the time that you have put into this. I can’t thank God enough. I am starting the workbook over in January so I can get more of the whole Megillah!!

    Also, I get so beside myself about these studies. When I got my hands on the audio in New Orleans…I blew up my husbands phone to tell him I was so excited. He called me back and said babe what in the world? I have been with customers. I said Rod I have something real important to tell you!! I got the Esther cds. He was like well, I am excited for you…I guess I should have called a friend…ha ha!!

  45. 95
    Jean Stockdale says:

    So this is where all those lost socks go! What a blessings.

  46. 96
    Kathy says:

    Oh dear…

    it’s a little SOCK-RELIGIOUS!

    Adorable. Love it! Love Jesus!!!

  47. 97
    WOW says:

    How cute, you could use the other sock and make it an angel, Kelly! Just a thought.
    Missed the survey too. Too busy with our church’s Living Nativity. Believe me, I could talk a lot about insecurity, but I know where I find my security now!
    Love to all!

  48. 98
    Tara says:

    Love that baby Jesus! I say remove the baby Jesus in your current nativity and put that baby right in there! I am sure YOUR baby would love that!!!! =)

    …I have to say I am AMAZED by the insecurity survey. We are all buying into the same lie. I mean, many of those answers could have been MINE. It motivates me to encourage my sisters in Christ and to encourage myself by soaking in the Word to find my True Security.

    Thank you for this blog.
    Thank you for using your gift to the fullest. I am expectant to read more from you on this survey. It has clearly pierced the hearts of many!!!

  49. 99
    Susan says:

    Oh, that is just the cutest thing!

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    Vicki Sandifer says:

    Too Sweet – By the way, I love how you and your man are teaching your son to Know God early on! You are amazing parents.
    Bless you, Vicki

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