• Grace and Courtesy
    • Grace and Courtesy
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    • Grace and Courtesy

    • $14.00
    • The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace "classroom management" help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children. Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with…
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    The lessons of Grace and Courtesy in Montessori environments that replace “classroom management” help children to build community together. Simple sentences and related art will quide you through the lessons of Grace and Courtesy and serve as a gentle reminder of the practices that create harmony among children.

    Artist and Montessori teacher Alicia Olsen has created an easel book with paintings of 16 lessons for Grace and Courtesy. Each page is a painting with a simple sentence that you can use to demonstrate a lesson to children, or reinforce by setting a particular page on a shelf at the children’s eye-level.

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  • Icon of Christ the Good Shepherd
    $10.00

    Place this icon in a prayer space in the home or in the atrium to invite meditation on the central image of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. A great gift for catechists and children.

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  • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine
    • Icon of the True Vine

    • $15.00
    • The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their "blank page", ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, "Remain in my love." A great…
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    $15.00

    The traditional icon of the True Vine usually features Jesus and twelve apostles. This icon, written for children, shows a young Jesus with twelve children of various ages and places and genders. They are turned to him, holding their “blank page”, ready to receive his word and life. His own scroll has the words, “Remain in my love.” A great gift for catechists and children. Written by Joan Bennett.

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  • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues
    • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues
    • Life in the Vine: The Joyful Journey Continues

    • $22.00
    • In this companion to the Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 years old, Rebekah Rojcewicz introduces the abundant work of the  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Levels 2 and 3 thematically, as well as through the lens of cosmic education of Maria Montessori and the spiral method of Sofia Cavalletti.
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    $22.00

    In this companion to the Religious Potential of the Child 6-12 years oldRebekah Rojcewicz introduces the abundant work of the  Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Levels 2 and 3 thematically, as well as through the lens of cosmic education of Maria Montessori and the spiral method of Sofia Cavalletti.

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  • Sing with Joy: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Three to Six Years
    $40.00

    A book and CD set of 39 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium. The CD is recorded by the children’s choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN.

    Music has a very important place in the prayer of children and life in the CGS atrium. To encourage the use of good music and lyrics, Treehaus Communications, musicians in Nashville, and catechist/formation leader Catherine Maresca created Sing With Joy and Songs of Love, two books with a CD of age- and theme-appropriate music for the atrium.

    The books were created to provide legal access to the lyrics, music notation, notes and recordings of music for catechists, respecting the rights of the composers, writers, artists and publishers who created and brought this music to the public. This or any other music should not be reproduced without permission.

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  • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two
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    • Scripture Booklets: Sets One and Two

    • $155.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were…
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    $155.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium.

    Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child’s reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

    Buy Scripture Booklets Sets I and II together and save $30. This new edition matches the materials of the Level I and II atriums, plus the parables of Level III. Smaller size, laminated covers, new calligraphy and art work, and a Spanish translation in the back make this affordable new edition more attractive and usable than ever.

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  • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children
    • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children
    • Montessori Insights for the Parents of Young Children

    • $7.00
    • In her clear and straightforward style, Wolf describes Montessori's insights about child development and the principles that flow from these observations. These principles can guide parents throughout the early years of their children's lives. Wolf uses photos and practical examples throughout the book to show how Montessori's insights can be used at home.
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    $7.00

    In her clear and straightforward style, Wolf describes Montessori’s insights about child development and the principles that flow from these observations. These principles can guide parents throughout the early years of their children’s lives. Wolf uses photos and practical examples throughout the book to show how Montessori’s insights can be used at home.

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  • When You Were Baptized
    • When You Were Baptized
    • When You Were Baptized

    • $16.00
    • ACP Excellence in Publishing Award WINNER in two categories!!! Baptism welcomes us into a community of faith and prepares us for life in God. Each gift received on the day of our Baptism will grow in meaning and purpose as we grow in faith. Using age-appropriate text and engaging illustrations, When You Were Baptized  invites children to reflect on the signs of…
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    $16.00
    ACP Excellence in Publishing Award WINNER in two categories!!!

    Baptism welcomes us into a community of faith and prepares us for life in God. Each gift received on the day of our Baptism will grow in meaning and purpose as we grow in faith. Using age-appropriate text and engaging illustrations, When You Were Baptized  invites children to reflect on the signs of the Baptismal rite: water, light, holy oil, God’s Word, and the baptismal garment by connecting them to their place in our daily lives. Each time they read When You Were Baptized, parents and their children can deepen their connection to this beautiful entrance into the community of faith.

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  • Songs of Love: Music of the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd for Children Six to Twelve Years
    $40.00

    A book and CD set of 38 songs with music, chords, lyrics and notes by Catherine Maresca regarding use of each song in the atrium. The CD is recorded by the Senior Children’s Choir of Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville, TN.

    Music has a very important place in the prayer of children and life in the CGS atrium. To encourage the use of good music and lyrics, Treehaus Communications, musicians in Nashville, and catechist/formation leader Catherine Maresca created Sing With Joy and Songs of Love, two books with a CD of age- and theme-appropriate music for the atrium.

    The books were created to provide legal access to the lyrics, music notation, notes and recordings of music for catechists, respecting the rights of the composers, writers, artists and publishers who created and brought this music to the public. This or any other music should not be reproduced without permission.

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  • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)
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    • Scripture Booklets (Set Two)

    • $110.00
    • After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we've included: all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One a cover that is more resistant to the effects…
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    $110.00

    After 30 years, and feedback from the catechists who use these beloved texts, we have updated our scripture booklets to better suit the needs of the children of the atrium. In these new Scripture Booklets we’ve included:

    • all new calligraphy and illustrations by Joan Bennett, the artist of the Scripture Booklets: Set One
    • a cover that is more resistant to the effects of children’s hands
    • updated edits based on changes by CGS, inclusive language, and ease of reading
    • a Spanish translation on the last page, prepared by Jodi-beth McCain.
    • a smaller size (5.5″ x 6.5″) to fit on the shelf and in the children’s hands more comfortably
    • a simple drawing on each cover so the children can easily identify the text within

    Scripture Booklets isolate texts particularly appropriate for children and presents them with one verse per page so that attention can be given to each idea in the text. The texts were chosen by Sofia Cavalletti. Simply illustrated with only one drawing in each booklet so the child’s reflection will be encouraged but not limited by the artwork.

    The color of the covers follows the coding of Sofia’s own hardbound set.

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    “I received the new Little scripture booklets today. Just wanted you to know that they are lovely.”

    –Lynn Robinson, catechist

    “These are really nice scripture booklets!”

    –A six-year-old boy, upon using them for the first time

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  • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches
    • I am the Vine, You are the Branches

    • $14.00
    • I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some "Did you Know?" boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for…
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    $14.00

    I am the Vine, You Are the Branches offers beautiful illustrations  of the parable with 1-2 verses of the scripture text written on the opposite page. This is followed by pages that explore a few words of the parable with some “Did you Know?” boxes of related information about vines, and a few meditative questions. The book is written for parents (or beloved adults) and children preparing for Eucharist between ages 6-9 to enjoy together.

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  • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
    • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey
    • The Good Shepherd and the Child: A Joyful Journey

    • $18.00
    • Now revised and updated with reflections by Rebekah Rojcewicz, this foundational text outlines the trusted methods used for training those in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Exploring the development of the program since its 1959 origins, this edition reflects changes in the materials made by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd founder, Sofia Cavalletti. Rebekah Rojcewicz’s new introduction provides…
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    $18.00

    Now revised and updated with reflections by Rebekah Rojcewicz, this foundational text outlines the trusted methods used for training those in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd program. Exploring the development of the program since its 1959 origins, this edition reflects changes in the materials made by Catechesis of the Good Shepherd founder, Sofia Cavalletti. Rebekah Rojcewicz’s new introduction provides a concise overview of these revisions, while recounting the origins of the program’s desire to nurture the child’s potential for a relationship with God.

    “Knowing how well the Good Shepherd and the Child has served these last 20 years, I am overjoyed with this new revision of the book! We have learned many things about the child in relationship with God over these past years, and have modified our approach.”
    -Mary Mirrione
    National Director of Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

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  • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith
    • Art Prints for the Mystery of Faith

    • $15.00
    • This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti's materials, children's art work on these themes, and the words…
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    $15.00

    This set of three original paintings, Christ has Died, Christ is Risen, and Christ Will Come Again, has been painted to assist the meditation on the Mystery of Faith with 6-12 year old children. Tracy is an artist and catechist in Washington, DC, who prepared to paint by considering Cavalletti’s materials, children’s art work on these themes, and the words of the prayer itself.

    Set of 3 color prints.

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  • The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom
    $17.00

    The History of the Kingdom of God, Part 2: Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom is Sofia Cavalletti’s revision of her earlier book Living Liturgy. Together with Part 1, “From Creation to Parousia,” these books offer the reader insight into Scripture and Liturgy as the means to understand God’s plan of salvation history, from the creation of the world, through redemption by the life, death, and Resurrection of Jesus, to its culmination in the Parousia, when God will be all in all.

    Sofia Cavalletti’s primary concern in this book is to assist adults who are working with the religious formation of children to enter more deeply into the essential aspects of the liturgy. As Rebekah Rojcevicz writes in the introduction, “The second volume, subtitled ‘Liturgy and the Building of the Kingdom of God,’ considers specifically the present phase of history, in which God’s plan is always in action, that is, it is continuing to unfold, and every man, every woman, and every child is invited to participate and collaborate in this history.” Her understanding of liturgy as transformative prayer brings about God’s kingdom on earth as it is in heaven makes this work of interest to all who love the liturgy and for whom liturgy is central to their Christian life.

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  • When I Make Silence
    $6.00

    When I Make Silence was written to help children nurture their need for a silent time of reflection, exploring silence with each of the senses.

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  • Zenergy Meditation Chime
    • Zenergy Meditation Chime
    • Zenergy Meditation Chime

    • $12.00
    • A chime can be struck at the beginning and end of a few moments of silence in the atrium or at home to help draw a group into the stillness that opens the heart to peace and joy. A gentle tap of the mallet and the Zenergy Chime emits a powerful tone of singular beauty that lasts and lasts.
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    $12.00

    A chime can be struck at the beginning and end of a few moments of silence in the atrium or at home to help draw a group into the stillness that opens the heart to peace and joy.

    A gentle tap of the mallet and the Zenergy Chime emits a powerful tone of singular beauty that lasts and lasts.

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  • Level 2.5 Forum
    • Level 2.5 Forum
    • Level 2.5 Forum

    • $200.00
    • Are you a certified Level 2 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the Level 2 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment in the company of other experienced Level 2 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm - 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 
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    $200.00

    Are you a certified Level 2 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 8-week forum to revisit key components of the Level 2 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment in the company of other experienced Level 2 catechists. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 

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  • Donation
    • Donation
    • Donation

    • Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives. If you're…
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    Your gifts to CCTheo fund the research behind our publications and materials, help to make some of these materials available to communities in Latin America and Haiti, and allow us to offer affordable courses and conferences. Please be generous; our work is on behalf of the children of the church, and the adults who serve their spiritual lives.

    If you’re interested in a recurring donation you can visit the monthly donation option below.

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  • Prophecies for Advent at Home or in the Atrium
    • Prophecies for Advent at Home or in the Atrium
    • Prophecies for Advent at Home or in the Atrium

    • $10.00
    • These four Messianic prophecies are presented in the atrium to children beginning at age three, giving them beautiful names and images for Jesus, the Messiah. At home or in the atrium, you can use these with an Advent wreath during Advent. By the fourth week a vivid central star appears, announcing the birth of Christ and the Christmas season.
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    $10.00

    These four Messianic prophecies are presented in the atrium to children beginning at age three, giving them beautiful names and images for Jesus, the Messiah. At home or in the atrium, you can use these with an Advent wreath during Advent. By the fourth week a vivid central star appears, announcing the birth of Christ and the Christmas season.

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  • Level 3.5 Forum
    • Level 3.5 Forum
    • Level 3.5 Forum

    • $250.00
    • Are you a certified Level 3 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 10-week forum to revisit key components of the 9-12 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 3 catechists. Part one will focus on Sacred History, Liturgy, and moral themes. Part two will…
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    $250.00

    Are you a certified Level 3 catechist feeling the need to refresh, recharge & renew? Register for this 10-week forum to revisit key components of the 9-12 atrium experience. Update, rethink and refine your environment and practice in the company of other experienced Level 3 catechists. Part one will focus on Sacred History, Liturgy, and moral themes. Part two will focus on Scripture study and typology. The forum meets from 7pm – 8:30pm EST on the dates below. 

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  • CGS Essentials
    • CGS Essentials
    • CGS Essentials

    • $700.00
    • Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  Essentials for the 3-6 Atrium is designed to attune participants to the religious life of the 3-6-year-old child and to provide the  specific methods and materials to foster that life. Online sessions include prayer, presentations of materials, background information, discussion of album pages. Practicum will be provided locally (for Washington DC area catechists) when safe,…
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    $700.00

    Catechesis of the Good Shepherd  Essentials for the 3-6 Atrium is designed to attune participants to the religious life of the 3-6-year-old child and to provide the  specific methods and materials to foster that life. Online sessions include prayer, presentations of materials, background information, discussion of album pages. Practicum will be provided locally (for Washington DC area catechists) when safe, and catechists from around the country will be encouraged to work and practice in accessible atriums near them. Read more about CGS courses at CCTheo, and the goal of these courses.

    We have decided  to offer CGS Essentials for the 3-6  Atrium in a hybrid format for  those of you  who need to continue to  prepare a  new atrium,  bring new catechists into your program, review course material, complete unfinished training  courses, or familiarize  pastors, DREs and parents with CGS. When safe, we will provide DC area catechists opportunities to practice  with materials in the atrium, and encourage those of you further away to do so with  an experienced catechist or formation leader near your home. Participants must have access to a complete Level 1 atrium to practice with the materials introduced during the course.

    While a Level I course that is not meeting in an atrium will not be certified by  CGSUSA, you will receive a letter acknowledging your attendance and the content of CGS Essentials; and we encourage you to complete  CGSUSA certificate requirements when possible. Local participants and those able to come to Alexandria, VA will be welcome to attend future course sessions in the atrium at no additional cost.

    All CCTheo course sessions are permanently available to participants to make up or review course content and course leaders provide ongoing support and clarification via email. 

    To pay the full price of $700 now, add this course to your cart. To pay only the $400 registration fee, click REGISTRATION FEE ONLY and add to your cart.

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  • Parent Toddler Course
    • Parent Toddler Course
    • Parent Toddler Course

    • $425.00
    • REGISTRATION CLOSED This ten day online course will prepare catechists who have completed a CGS Level I course to adapt the methodology and content of the 3-6 atrium for toddlers and their parents. Course Leader Davette Himes has been offering a two-hour session for toddlers and parents at All Saints Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA for over ten years and…
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    $425.00

    REGISTRATION CLOSED

    This ten day online course will prepare catechists who have completed a CGS Level I course to adapt the methodology and content of the 3-6 atrium for toddlers and their parents. Course Leader Davette Himes has been offering a two-hour session for toddlers and parents at All Saints Episcopal Church in Alexandria VA for over ten years and offered the first US Parent Toddler course in July, 2016. Join her to discover how the Toddler Atrium and parent education can be a powerful ministry to families in parishes, as well as evangelization and outreach. The course will concentrate on the spiritual life of the young child, supporting their growth and development and fostering independence through purposeful work, helping parents and parish to live out the baptismal covenant, incorporating CGS in the home, living the church year, and creating a toddler atrium. The course will be presented from Davette’s beautiful toddler environment at All Saints.

    To pay the full price now, add this course to your cart. To pay only the $200 registration fee, click REGISTRATION FEE ONLY and add to your cart. If you pay only the registration fee now, the balance of $225 is due July 1, 2021.

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  • Parenting: A Sacred Path
    • Parenting: A Sacred Path
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    • Parenting: A Sacred Path

    • $6.00
    • Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a…
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    $6.00

    Parenting is a challenging call. Many resources for parents focus on the child, but Parenting: A Sacred Path is for parents to reflect on their experience, with all of its joys and struggles, as an invitation to grow in faith, love, trust and compassion. Each of six chapters provides an opening reflection for personal or group use, followed by a week of quotes for reflection and prayer. The gift of this simple book is in the self-understanding, acceptance and growth as parents nurtured week by week. It’s perfect as a gift to parents, or as a tool to lead reflection groups.

    Here’s a note we received from one grateful reader:

    “I wanted you to know that not only did I enjoy spending the six weeks of Lent with you on the sacred path of parenting, but also that that time has brought fresh air and energy and joy to my relationship with my 14-year-old son. Three weeks into [your booklet], my son and I had a breakthrough. I’ll spare you the details—what he wanted, what I didn’t—except to say that in the end we actually listened to each other and negotiated a compromise that helped us both see the other’s point of view. Each of us was pleased we could—and did!—do something other than insist on our own way. So, we are celebrating new fruit that will multiply 100 fold, I’m sure.”

    -Gayle

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  • Who Do You Say That I Am?
    • Who Do You Say That I Am?
    • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    • $25.00
    • 24 Ethiopian inspired prayer cards from  the life, miracles, parables, and I AM proclamations of Jesus. Art and text by Robin Joyce Miller. Appropriate for use with children ages 3 and up. Title, scripture citation, and a sentence about the icon depiction is on the back in a font and size friendly for young readers.
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    $25.00

    24 Ethiopian inspired prayer cards from  the life, miracles, parables, and I AM proclamations of Jesus. Art and text by Robin Joyce Miller.

    Appropriate for use with children ages 3 and up. Title, scripture citation, and a sentence about the icon depiction is on the back in a font and size friendly for young readers.

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