Christmas `13 at the Orphanage

Please read this and prayerfully consider giving!

Thoughts from paradise

It’s that time again!  Time to talk about what is quite possibly my favorite project, every year.  Christmas at the orphanage!!

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Christmas has been my favorite holiday for as long as I can remember. As I was reflecting on what we could do for the orphanage this year (our fourth year in a row to do this with Casa Hogar Canaan), I had an idea. Part of what brought this project about 4 yrs ago was the realization that this wonderful holiday doesn’t necessarily hold wonderful memories for so many children.  Especially children who have been through some of the heart-wrenching things that these kids have been through. I would like to change that. So instead of flooding their space with a bunch of STUFF, I would like to give them some really fun memories.

The logistics are still being worked out. But here is my idea. Right now, Casa…

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Picture Hanging Cheat

So I’ve been hanging 9 billion pictures since I’ve been setting up house after my recent move, and it occurred to me that everyone might not already know this easy little cheat I’ve been using for years now…

Take tape.  Masking or scotch tape is preferred.

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Cut off a piece of tape that is the length of the distance between the two holes on the back of the picture you’re hanging.

Put the piece of tape on the wall where you’d like to hang your picture.  Check it with a level to be sure it’s right.

  hang

Hammer nails on the opposite ends of the tape.

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Hang your picture.

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Enjoy!