Sunday, January 02, 2011

If I Listen with my Heart (Churchy)

Happy Sunday Everyone!

Our church times have changed this year so we do not start until 12:30 instead of 9:00 am.  We rotate every year.  It is nice for the change and the little extra sleep.  :)  This post is going to be a bit churchy but that is who I am.  In my church I have a calling (responsibility) of teaching new songs to the children every Sunday.  This is the beginning of a new year so I will have 8 songs to teach them before the end of the year.  January's song is one that is new to everyone in our church worldwide.  It is called If I Listen with my Heart.  Such a wonderful song.  I wanted to share the first verse and then share what I am going to do to help teach this to the children (ages 3-11).

If I had been a little child 
When Jesus lived on earth
I would have liked to walk with Him
And listen to His words,

But as I search the scriptures
I can hear His words of peace,
And if I listen with my heart
I hear the Savior's voice.

Click HERE to listen to the entire song with words and music.  It is quite beautiful with a sweet meaning to it.  

I cut out 2 1/2 inch hearts on my Cricut and I am going to hand a heart out to each child.  I am then going to ask them to write down what they think the Savior would tell them, if they listened with their hearts.  For example, the Savior would tell me to be kind or patient if I listened with my heart.  He would also tell me to not worry about things that were not important in the eternal perspective of things.  :)





For the beginning activity I am going to have a child come up to the front of the room and I am going to have them tell me a story.  As soon as they start speaking I am going to cover my ears.  When they stop I am going to tell them to go ahead because I am still listening.  I will then ask the children if they think I can really hear with my hands over my ears.  It will be a great way to teach the children that when we fully listen to someone with our hearts, we give them our full attention, eye contact, and love.  Just like when we are trying to listen to the Savior.  If we have so many distractions going on in our lives like loud music, TV, etc. , how can we hear what He is trying to tell us?  

I hope you all have a peace-filled day.  I will be thinking about all of you as I attend church and keep a prayer in my heart for those of you who are struggling with something or are lonely.  Just know that I love you all and am grateful for the support and friendship you have given me.  Even if it is just through comments, I adore them all.  :)

189 comments:

  1. That is such a sweet way to teach those kids. You are so clever. They are lucky to have you as their music leader and what a blessing it is to teach them.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this with us today!Have a wonderful Sunday. Happy New Year!

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  3. Robyn:
    What a great activity and lesson for kids. It is a great idea and if you do not mind I will use it in my primary class. Since we are the only ward in our building, we start at 10 every year which is a perfect time. Have a great Sunday!
    Deana

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  4. Thanks Robyn for sharing this with us... this is beautiful.

    Ivette

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  5. Wow, what a great way to teach the children. I'm excited to learn the new song myself. They have been coming out with such beautiful music for the primary the past couple of years.

    Personally, I'm a little nervous because I have an appt today with the bishop for a new calling. Eeeek!

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  6. That is a great idea! My "calling" is food storage specialist and I wish that was yours too! It's so hard to come up with cute food storage ideas that are fun :) (Oh,we get to go to church at 11 instead of 9 woo hoo!)

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  7. Thank you for posting this today! I have started back at church this year after many years with illnesses that kept me away most Sundays...I have always admired the way the song leaders taught in Primary... and spent the first 5 years in THIS church teaching the Sunbeams. What a great message for me especially today! Bless you Sister!
    Susan Cooper

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  8. That is awesome that you teach the children in your church new songs each year.

    God bless

    stacy at mycraftingtime
    http://www.mycraftingtime.com

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  9. Good idea for everyone...not just children...teach them to listen to Jesus. You have a good spirit.

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  10. Thanks Robyn. I am playing the song over and over for my kids, since they too will be practicing it in primary today. TFS

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  11. Robyn stay true to who you are in your post. I love hearing about your serving the Lord. I have been teaching preschoolers at my church for over twenty years and always look forward to new ideas. It was not God's plan for me to have my own children, so He Blessed me with more than I could ever have imagined. Many of my preschooler's are parents now and they still give hugs and call me Miss Kathy.
    Have a great Sunday with your family.

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  12. I love the lesson, sounds very good!! Thanks for sharing your Church things with us!! I like hearing your stories!!

    Amanda

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  13. I love this Robyn, what a beautiful idea!!

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  14. Robyn this is such a great post!! I have a bunch of LDS friends and they are the most amazing friends I have EVER had. You all have such a great heart and love for life, family and faith. It's an honor to be friends with them (and you) so I can learn and "listen" to them.

    Much love.
    Cindy Stark (fan in AZ)

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  15. What a beautiful song! And a great lesson, maybe you should teach the world that same lesson...I think we all need to take time out to show people how much we care by relearning the basics of manners :) I think our world has become too fast-paced for following the basic manners. You're great Robyn!
    Have a great day.
    Heather

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  16. Beautiful Robyn! I love hearing about how you are getting God's message to the little ones.
    I'm sure it might be mentioned somewhere on your site, but what is your religion? I love to learn about other religions and how it brings people closer to God. Can you share a good site for yours. Thx
    Darlene

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  17. what a beautiful new song we are so lucky to have a great primary program and to have sweet deciated women like you to teach our sweet babies the values of CTR enjoy your Sunday. Thank you Robyn!
    JOJO

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  18. robyn that is so sweet to share those special thoughts thank you.today i will keep that in mind while i prepare for the week.have a fun day.

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  19. Thanks Robyn. That was a great reminder of how our hearts need to be opened to hear the Lord.

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  20. What a great song! That is a great way to teach the kids:)

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  21. Robyn I am teaching our Faith Formation this year for 2nd graders .... what a great lesson and activity for listening I hope you don't mind but I am borrowing it! Thanks for be "churchy" because there are so many of us

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  22. Robyn,Thanks for music I enjoyed
    it.My friend teaches junior church
    if you do not mind I would like
    to email this to her.Thanks Carolyn

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  23. You have a beautiful heart Robyn. Thanks for sharing this side of your life with your blog followers.

    Kerri

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  24. What a great idea. This is a beautiful song. Have a blessed Sunday!

    amanda

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  25. Thank you so much and God Bless.
    Carolyn

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  26. 2 of my 3 are sick today, so DH & I watched our church service online. It was kind of nice to sleep in! :) That's a beautiful song. Thank you for sharing!! I'll have some fun teaching your object lesson to my kids today when they get up from naps. Happy New Year!!

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  27. Robyn you are a beautiful soul.

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  28. That's a great idea! I may have to use it in Wee Worship next weekend :-)

    ~Dawn
    http://latenightscraper.blogspot.com/

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  29. Thanks for sharing Robyn. I think thats a beautiful way to teach them.

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  30. gorgeous. tfs Robyn
    jeanette

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  31. What a great message for old and young. Our meeting starts at 1:00 today too. Gotta love that late block. Thanks for sharing. I hope you can share all 8 songs with us through the year.
    Thanks for all you do.

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  32. You are such a sweet person Robyn. Although I don't share your beliefs I think they are lovely, and it is nice to see you speak up about who you are and what you believe :) This world is in so much need of more people with the kind of loving heart that you have - you are truly a bright spot for SO many people! Thank you for your honesty about so many things, and for being genuine all the time.

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  33. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

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  34. That is a wonderful thing to do Robyn, beautiful song, thanks for sharing.

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  35. You are so creative. I'm going to listen to that new song right now. Happy Sunday Robyn!

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  36. So uplifting... I think us grown ups should fill out a hear too! What an important message.

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  37. What a great lesson. Thank you for sharing :)

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  38. Thanks so much for sharing that. Your love for your family, faith and people truly show through your work. I love logging in to your blog daily.You inspire me in ways that you will never know.

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  39. What an awesome lesson for kids and for BIG people!!

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  40. Thanks for sharing your faith and and the activities you so at your church. Whether you know it or not you minister to or hearts when you do. I love it! That is one reason I love to read your blog.

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  41. Robyn, thank you for sharing that lovely story with us and for sharing yourself with your "Church children". They are so lucky to have you involved in their lives!

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  42. My ward switched times for this year too, I also just got a new calling! I am going to be on the RS Activity Committee!
    I love that new song, I can't wait to hear the children sing it!

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  43. Robyn, you are so creative. The kids are going to love this lesson and remember it forever.
    TTFN
    Debby P.

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  44. That is so sweet! Perfect way to convey (sp?) a message! L)

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  45. I am new to your web site and I enjoy all the videos. I could sense you are a Christian. Thank you for teaching the children of God's love. It is so wonderful how you incorporate your talent of crafting in your service to the Lord. God Bless.

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  46. Sounds like a wonderful lesson for the kids. I'll need to go listen to that song. I love the first verse, will be interested to hear the rest and the melody. TFS!

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  47. beautiful song & beautiful lesson...thank you

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  48. What a wonderful activity for the young ones! I enjoy a "churchy" post. It is part of what you are living! We all need to be true to what we believe in and stand up for. Have a wonderful Sunday!

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  49. thank you robyn. i needed that today.
    debbiedeas at gmail dot com

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  50. This is such a great idea! Very cute.

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  51. Thank you for sharing your ideas with the children. Your thoughts are so wonderful and will enrich each child in the class.
    You are an awesome woman.

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  52. The song is so sweet! What a great lesson for the kids. I work in a pre-school, and I love to use my cricut to make shapes for lessons.
    The children at your church are very lucky to have you!
    Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  53. Wonderful posting! Such a nice way to teach children a great lesson. Thank you!

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  54. You have a sweet & good soul Robyn.

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  55. This is a sweet post. I'm sure you have made Jesus smile by bringing Him honor and serving His little lambs at church! God bless you!

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  56. Thanks so much for your message today, Robyn. I guess I really needed to hear it because it brought tears to my eyes and a sense of peace to my heart. Thanks for the reminder to listen with my heart. Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, Christine

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  57. So glad to know you are a Christian. Thank you, Jesus, for the creative talents You give to Robyn! Love the song for the kids today.

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  58. It's a wonderful song. hoping for more church songs for your future posts, this is very enlightening. Thanks for sharing it and for sharing your talent, you are such an inspiration.
    God bless,
    sherie

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  59. What a lovely post :) I love the new song and didn't know about it. I serve in the singles branch and often miss what's going on in primary, tfs :) your lesson plan is wonderful, I know the kids will love it as I have :)

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  60. Oh Robyn, don't you absolutely LOVE this song. I'm sure you don't remember me, but I'm one of the gals you met at the Orem Chuck-E-Cheese when you came to Utah for your sister's wedding. I am still the Primary pianist and I LOVE this beautiful song too. You were inspired to teach the children the song that way. I can just tell that it went over beautifully. May the Lord continue to bless and inspire you in your Primary calling and throughout your life! Much love & hugs- Glora

    Oh yes, and I am loving the Faithful Sayings stamps that I got for Christmas. They are going to be perfect for all my religious cards. I have already used the baptism one for a card for my nephew. However, I'm not going to post it until after I give it to him on Saturday. Thanks again for all you do.

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  61. Robyn, what a wonderfull song! We are all children of our Lord and this will stay in these young peoples hearts and minds when they think of you. Jeananne jrtherunks42 at yahoo dot com

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  62. Hi Robyn ... I think this is why I enjoy your blog so much; it's not JUST about crafts, it's what's in your heart, and you have a great heart. I love what you do for the children, and how you incorporate your love for crafting in it. That is a beautiful song, and I love the idea you have to the children. God Bless You!
    Cheryl
    crosano at aol dot com

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  63. Great lesson to be learned for everyone. Have a great day.
    www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

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  64. TFS! Your Ward is very lucky to have you! :)

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  65. Hello Robyn, I'm not a religious person. But I do love the way you wright with such passion about it. I also have that with other people and with their passion. It is part of you as a person, so if it is "churchy" that's just fine.

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  66. Great idea and great object lesson that they'll remember for a long time. You'll receive many blessons for using your gifts for His Glory! THanks for sharing!

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  67. you are a blessed woman my friend. great work!

    hugs--

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  68. Thanks for sharing a piece of your heart!! I'll keep you in my prayers as well. :)

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  69. Hi Robyn!!
    I have always admired you for your energy, positive attitude, finding "time" and amazing creative talents and wondered where all your patience, love & inspiration came from... now I KNOW! Our Lord is with you & smiling upon you. I will truly be trying to "listen" with my heart & fade out all the distractions.
    Hugs from R.I.,
    Laura =:8
    coconutbunnie@yahoo.com

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  70. That song is BEAUTIFUL Robyn! Thank you for sharing it with us... We should all follow the words of that song... I'm glad you are teaching it to the children... Sometimes what the children learn will come back to the parents and we will all be blessed if we listen to our hearts instead of all the noise that surrounds us...
    Thanks for sharing your post today... Have a wonderfully blessed day! :o)

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  71. This is such a nice song. Tommy (my 5 year old) really enjoyed it! Thank you for sharing it with us! Your Faith is who you are. It is just as important as your family & friends, so you should always be proud to share it with us.

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  72. What a great lesson. The kids are lucky to have you teaching them

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  73. Wow!!! What a beautiful song, not just for Primary, but for all of us!! What a glorious lesson!! So simple yet so profound!!! I love your idea for teaching the meaning behind the song, as well! These children are blessed to have you serve them!!!
    Hugs!

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  74. Thanks for sharing this, what a great object lesson. Thank you too for sharing your faith after all is it is and should be the most important part of who we are.

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  75. I loved reading this post, Robyn. I used to be the primary pianist. It was one of my favorite callings and that was one of my favorite primary songs (along with I Am a Child of God). Sadly, I'm unable to play anymore because of a genetic eye disorder that has caused me to loose some of my vision making it difficult to see the music. I was never able to memorize a song and play. I was always the kid that had to use their music in the recital.

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  76. This really means a lot right now. I'm in a spot of confusion so this helps a lot. Thanks.

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  77. Robyn, very inspirational. TFS. I'll have to try this the kids at my church when it is my turn to teach them during KIDS Church.

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  78. Thanks Robyn, I needed that! I'm sure it'll work well with your Children! See you tomorrow, I can't wait to see how far your new studio is coming along!

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  79. This post brought tears to my eyes robyn. Thank you for sharing this with all of us. I cant wai for my boys to learn this song. We are in a new ward and I want to be in Primary just to learn this amazing song. Its so beautiful and the way you thought of to teach it to them is just perfect.

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  80. You inspire me everyday to do better and not to be so hard on myself if things go wrong. Keep up the good work. Love checking your blog everyday. God bless.

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  81. Thank you Robyn for the inspiration today. I am struggling with marriage problems due to the health of my husband. I appreciate all the prayers and support. Sounded like a great lesson for the children of your church.

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  82. I was excited to hear that they were learning this song in Primary. I am an Activity Days leader and we learned this song to share with the girls parents last year! I think it's great that you share your "churchy" stuff with us! Have a great Sunday!

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  83. I'm in a building with 3 wards (our town total has 10 and there is only 4,500 people here!) so this year we start at 11am. It is so nice to sleep in a little too. I have not been able to attend as much as I want due to severe back problems. I LOVE this song though and thank you so much for posting it. It was a great start for my Sunday and it's going on my ipod. Thanks again! :)

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  84. What a beautiful leasson you are teaching them. We could all learn from it. It touched my heart.
    Thank you for sharing it.
    Cindy :)

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  85. Thanks for the lesson Robyn. My son & hubby let me sleep in today, as I have not been sleeping well with a cold and some stressing life activities. Working with the kids is so rewarding. I gave up teaching 3rd/4th grade Sunday School after 20 yrs, & helping with the youth group as my oldest is now in college. I thought I needed an adult class for me ! ! But Sunday's haven't been the same. So 2 yrs later, my other son hits the 6th grade, is in the youth choir and youth group, so I am back involved when needed this year. Life is good again. Keep up the great work!

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  86. That is so sweet that you do that for the children. It will be a great lesson for them. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  87. I just love it! That is such a sweet lesson!

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  88. Oh Robyn!! I love it!! What a sweet sweet way to teach them such an important wonderful lesson :)

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  89. What a beautiful thing to share with the children! Have fun! Dina

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  90. What a wonderful idea. I teach preschool and kindergartern sunday school. I have to listen to the song. I am always looking for new ideas for our lil ones. Especially if I can use my cricut.

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  91. Robyn, the lesson went over great! And the kids did love it. You even kept my 3 yr olds attention. I'm so glad my kids have you in there!

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  92. What a wonderful way to teach people to listen with their hearts. I am going to use your idea to remind my own children about that. In our lives today we all get so busy that we often don't take enough time to truly listen to our heart and what He is telling us. Thanks for the great lesson.
    cjtj1999 at hotmail.com

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  93. Surrounded by Your glory, what will my heart feel
    Will I dance for you Jesus or in awe of you be still
    Will I stand in your presence or to my knees will I fall
    Will I sing hallelujah, will I be able to speak at all
    I can only imagine

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  94. I need that. I think that is a great idea for all my friends also.

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  95. Beautiful song! Thank you for all you do Robyn!

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  96. It's ok to be "churchy", the more "churchy" the better! Such a beautiful song! Thanks for all you do and stand for!
    Jana

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  97. This is such a love song and a great and creative way to teach it to the kids. No one can call you "just a pretty face!"...you are a mighty Woman of God and multi-talented. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  98. That is so beautiful Robyn! You never cease to amaze me with your talent, kindness, time management but most importantly your big heart! You are one amazing woman! Thank You for all you do to inspire us all!!

    Nicole T.

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  99. Robyn, you are truly a Leader in every way. This song is beautiful...like you. Thanks for all you do.
    God Bless!
    Dee

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  100. What a geat message! Thank you for sharing.

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  101. I am going to borrow this idea for my Sunday school class. Thanks for sharing it :)

    michelle

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  102. WOW 101 comments..WHEW!!you should be tired by now reading them all. I Love your idea. I do little parties with my kids. The most recent was aDog party where we learn about man's best friend and tie it into our best friend is Jesus. We had "dog food"to eat and puppy activities to do. My next one will be a True Love Waits party. My teenagers will dress in wedding dresses and tux and have a ceremony for thier rings and promise to wait until marriage. We will have white cake and all. Of course I have to pull out my cricut for decorations and invitations. I'm going to try to enter your contest. Never done one before but hopefully will get it done and entered in time. Blessings, Susan

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  103. Thanks for the object lesson. I am going to use this concept (yeah I know the Bible says thou shalt not steal but....) when I teach the Jr Church class at my church next month.

    TFS,
    Erin
    spantastikreations@yahoo.com

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  104. That is beautiful Robyn! What a great teacher you are!

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  105. WOW! Thanks for this post.
    This year we start at 9am... a busy morning for me with 3 little ones because my husband is in the bishopric. He left home before.

    I love that song, this is a great idea and if you do not mind I will use it in our primary.

    I'll love if you share more ideas with us!

    Have a wonderful week.

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  106. I really learned from this post. This was a good post for a Sunday. =) follow me at www.sweetrollercoaster.blogspot.com
    or my new page at www.handmadebyisela.blogspot.com
    i am your new follower and would like for you and your friends to join me at one of my spots too. God Bless you all!!

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  107. Happy Sunday Robyn!
    When my little 5 year old heard this new song coming from my computer, he came running into my office, saying, "We learned that song in Primary today!!" He sang right along with the recording! So sweet! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful thought today! BTW, we switched to 1:00 p.m. today as well. It'll take a bit to get used to this!
    We love you,
    Angie in Utah
    abcammack at q dot com

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  108. what a beautiful song and message. I admire you for really involved in your church. I enjoy your blog and look forward to it daily. You seem like such a wonderful person.

    a crafty friend,
    Vickie in N.C.

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  109. this is a great idea I might have the kids at my church to write something down on hart to and put them on the board at church.
    I thank you for all that you have tought me about my little bug.

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  110. Such a sweet way to not only teach the children a sonf but a life's lession as well.

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  111. We are on the 12:30 session too! Yay! I do love to sleep in. This song is so sweet and has such a tender meaning. I may have to get the Primary CD and hear all of this years songs.

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  112. Hi Robyn, I was just called to be a primary teacher in Junior Primary myself! I was in NY for the past week so I just received the Primary Manual today at church. I met the kids today and they are just the cutest! I am so excited to teach them what I know and what I am going to learn! I also get to use my scrapbooking skills!! Our ward used to meet at 9am last year but now we have moved to 10am. Good luck and thanks for sharing!

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  113. I am going to be a sub as primary chorester for a few weeks, and I was just going to search for some ideas to do with the kids next week! Thanks so much for sharing. I'm totally doing this!

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  114. Wonderful idea for the children!!

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  115. oh Robyn... what an example you are. I am so excited about being able to go on the cruise and getting to know you better... hugs..

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  116. I teach the 3-5 y.o's at our Church too. They are so precious. Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.

    Be blessed!

    Sue B

    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  117. I heard the song and it is really beautiful and it speaks to us all!!!

    It is a privilege when God chooses us to a special task especially with the children because they are so sweet and innocent. Thanks for sharing and I especdally appreciate all the prayer I can get.

    I also pray for your family and thank God your blog. I am going to create my own blog soon.

    Love Mickey

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  118. I'm not Christian, but this is a beautiful sentiment- no matter what higher power or being you believe in!

    Tina T.
    www.Tina-treasures.blogspot.com

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  119. I loved teaching Sunday School. I really miss it.

    Laurie L.

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  120. Hi Robyn, That is a beautifuk song,and I know the children will do very well with it, Again that's for all you do for us out here, you are a blessing to all, who comes in contact with you,again Thank's for all you do

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  121. Thank you so much for sharing that adorably sweet song. Thank you so much also for sharing your heart and your love for God with everyone here. You never know the impact that sharing your love of God can have. You are an inspiration to me and to everyone who reads your blog. Thank You and thank God for giving you such a sweet and loving heart.

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  122. What a great way to teach the children how to really listen...can't wait to hear the kids in our ward sing this song!

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  123. Robyn you have a wonderful calling on top of all else you do for your family and "us".Children are very important and need to be taught and to believe in the LORD. I lost it for awhile-long story- but thanks to my best friend Angela I found the LORD again 14 yrs ago when I had to undergo brain surgery. I have NEVER lost it again. I had another brain tumor 2 1/2 yrs ago and the dear LORD was with me and I am still here. I am so greatful to be alive and have my family and friends. I thank God for you and your site which brings me inspiration and laughs along w/some new friends. God Bless you and your family and keep you healthy and happy.

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  124. TFS I been teaching kids in Church for 11 years, I think things are done a bit differently here in Portugal but it still is the same God. I will use this lesson next Sunday, thaks.

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  125. Thank you for sharing Robyn, that was so insperational just like everything you do. Have a Happy New Year. ;0)

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  126. WOW! I need your kind of revelation on Wed, when we head back to Children's Choir! Wish I was teaching the same song. ;)

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  127. I enjoyed your post today Robyn. The song was beautiful, and it had such a great message. TFS.

    Monique
    bbnpgirl@netscape.net

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  128. Wonderful thoughts! Thank you for sharing!This is an awesome way to teach children about God's word. I homeschool my angels so I will definitely have to do this with them.

    Again thanks for sharing!

    ~blessings

    Dorcas

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  129. Happy Sunday

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful song. What an awesome message to extend to all of us.
    Best regards,
    J

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  130. What a great idea and love the song. Thanks for sharing your life with us and showing us great ideas. Know you have love for the Lord which makes you so special. Know the Lord has blessed us richly because you know how important it is to serve others like Jesus did.

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  131. I think I see a future Family Home Evening lesson in the works here. I've been sick for the past couple weeks and have had at least one of my 4 kids sick for the past month, so I haven't done my typical 'prepare for the new year in Primary
    stuff, so I appreciate you posting about this song. It's a song I personally needed to listen to tonight and I look forward to hearing my kids sing it this year.

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  132. wow that is fantastic!! I enjoyed reading that....good luck and have fun teaching those kiddlets...LOL

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  133. Wow, Robyn, that is amazing. I love it. The children will totally love it and will learn. You are truly an inspiration to us all. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  134. That is an awesome idea for the kids Robyn!
    I myself have recently gone back to church. The night of our Christmas Eve service, I prayed for my fiance to accept Jesus Christ into his heart. He didn't raise his hand that night, but as we left, my fiance announced, "I think we should start going to church". It was the most wonderful present I got this year. I am so blessed!!!
    This year will be a great year, because I'm letting the Lord lead us where we need to be!

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  135. I love this! what a great lesson and song to reinforce the message. Your church is lucky to have you! Great job :) Andrea

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  136. I so miss wowrking in primary, and I am thankful every day for the people like you who reach out to our kids and devote your time to comming up with great ideas like this to teach them in a way that they can understand. Thank you for everything you do and may you feel the blessings in your life that you spread to others.

    -Erika B.

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  137. Robyn... God Bless you!!

    YOU gave me a moment to listen with my heart while reading your post. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Hugs,
    Denine

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  138. Robyn,

    That is beautiful!!! :) The children are so lucky to have you...

    Thank you so much for sharing),

    Jennifer
    partridgleu at yahoo dot com

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  139. WOW! That is truly wonderful. That is a lesson all us adults could learn from as well. If I listened with my heart my Savior would tell me to show more mercy. Thanks for sharing the lesson. I needed that!

    Mary
    maryatrievleydotcom

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  140. Thank you Robyn for such a good idea to teach my grandchildren why I listen with my heart. I tell them about jesus all the time and tell then he talk to my heart. Now I can help them until stand what I talking about. My grandchildren are 2 yrs. old and 9 monthes old.
    You are a bless from God not only for his teaching but also for us scrapbookers.
    Thank you again God Bless you and your family for share you with us.
    Krazykraftymom@yahoo.com

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  141. What a wonderful way to spread His word to the children! One of my favorite *sayings* is on a cross-stitched plaque one of my students gave me years ago---"A Teacher Listens With Her Heart"--your lesson truly exemplifies this. It is obvious to all your fans that you have been blessed with a teacher's Graceful heart. Thanks so much for sharing. If you get a minute, please stop by my blog at http://karelj.blogspot.com I have a new challenge posted (with a great prize), my first ever Design Team Call is up and I'm looking for 4 more bloggers for my *I Have A Dream* blog hop! I'd love to have you join in the fun! Thanks for having such an amazing blog. I love stopping by! karelj

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  142. I love your message in this post. It is true that we must listen with our hearts. Everything begins with love. Thanks for always thinking of us.

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  143. The song is BEAUTIFUL and your message is amazing...thank you for warming my heart this morning.

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  144. What a great lesson & fun what to teach the children.
    Happy New Year!!!
    Lori

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  145. LOVE your method of teaching the kids! I too work with a children's choir at church...would love it if you could share your music sources! We usually do a play, but am open to just songs (if I can find just the right groups of songs, hint hint). :-)
    Thanks!
    ~LJ

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  146. What a beautiful post, Robyn! You have touched a lot of folks with this message:) We moved our meetings to the 1:00 hour (from 9:00)... being in Relief Society, I don't get to hear the Primary songs until the program in Oct. so I am really glad you posted the link. Thanks for continually inpsiring us on so many levels. Blessings to you and your family.

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  147. As a retired first grade teacher I can say the children are blessed to have you in their lives. This is a wonderful lesson and the song is lovely.
    God Bless and thanks for praying for me.
    Hugs,
    Linda

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  148. A lovely lesson for all of us to learn. hugs, eileen

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  149. What a great lesson for them - thanks for sharing!

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  150. I shared this with my daughter. She teaches at a Christian school and the classes take turns doing chapel for the whole school. This will be perfect for her 1st graders.

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  151. Robyn we learned the first verse of this song yesterday. It is so beautiful. I'm looking forward to learning the rest of it in the coming weeks. Thanks for posting the link to the music. You saved me from trying to find it.

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  152. You are amazing. It will make a huge difference in the children's lives when they have someone to teach them about God, in a truly loving way.

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  153. Robyn, what a beautiful song TFS, Mary M

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  154. what a great song. And I love the idea with the hearts too. That will stick with them. What a great example.

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  155. What a Lovely song and lesson to teach them. I definitely believe that children will remember lessons like this, ones that impact them. Good for you!
    Oh and I added your button to my new blog - yippee!!

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  156. Robyn that is what we like about you, you are very special, and we thank God for you. smooches Always Marjorie

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  157. My eyes are filled with tears right now. I just gave my notice to the head of our childrens ministry that March will be my last month. I need to listen to my heart to were God wants me to go. Thanks for the inspiration. Never appologize for the love you have for Christ.

    helencouto@mail.com

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  158. My eyes are filled with tears right now. I just gave my notice to the head of our childrens ministry that March will be my last month. I need to listen to my heart to were God wants me to go. Thanks for the inspiration. Never appologize for the love you have for Christ.

    helencouto@mail.com

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  159. What a blessing! The song in so beautiful!!! That is super nice, God is using you to teach His little ones, the Path of His Way. Have a blessed day!

    Hugs, Carol L

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  160. Thank you so much for sharing your story. My husband and I have been inactive for many years but recently have been feeling the prompting strongly to go back. We have tried a couple of times but have had some bad luck with wards that don't really make us feel welcome. Since we move around so much it makes it hard to make real connections. We are in a new place again and hope to get back to church. Wish us luck at finding some real connections that will keep us active in a really awesome ward!

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  161. Robyn thanks for sharing this song. We sometimes help with the children at our church and it is such a blessing.

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  162. Great lesson Miss Teacher! I love how you are going to teach it too. God bless :)

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  163. What a wonderful lesson to start off the new year with. I believe it is a very valuable tool to listen.

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  164. Thanks for keeping us in your prayers, those words are just perfect for me @ this time.
    THANKS A LOT!

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  165. It sounds like you definitely have a gift of working with children and that is wonderful! Those kids are blessed to have you teaching them.

    Amy V

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  166. Thank you for sharing. It is nice to hear all that you do. I am truly amazed at what you accompolish in your every day life. You are an inspiration to be a better person every day. I have 4 beautiful children and cannot get anything accompolished can you share your tricks at how you keep it all together.

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  167. This is a great post, Robyn. What a lovely way to serve your church, and a sweet and clever way to work with the children. Blessings to you and yours in the new year.

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  168. This is such a beautiful post and I'm so glad you shared it. You wrote, "He would also tell me to not worry about things that were not important in the eternal perspective of things." I needed to hear that reminder for my life today. Thank you for being God's channel for me at this moment in time.

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  169. You are amazing Robyn! Thank you for sharing what you do at church. We love you too. Thank you for all you do. I feel like you have become an old friend by getting to know you thru this blog. May God bless you and your family this New Year!
    Sabrina

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  170. What a great calling and a sweet song. You are a great teacher and I am sure you are really good with kids. Serving God gives us many blessings, both here on earth and in eternity. Bless You.
    syoung6987 at aol dot com

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  171. Dear Robin,
    I have never left a comment on your blog before, but with the New Year starting I thought it was a good time to let you know how very much I have enjoyed your site and how very inspired I have been. I check in to see what's going on every day, and I thught you should know how very much I appreciate your talent; I always feel like I am at a dear friends house for a little girl time. Thank you.

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  172. Wow! This is great! Thanks for sharing!

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  173. PS
    Don't ever apologize for being "churchy". God calls us to share the gospel. He has given you so much talent and the perfect opportunity to do that through your "My Pink Stamper".
    God Bless
    Sherry

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  174. How cool Robyn! I love how you are gonna teach the children about listening with your heart. We could all use that lesson.

    Whitney

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  175. I just came across this post today and it is so awesome. Your choice of song is wonderful and the idea for the hearts is perfect. Thank you for sharing! I was in tears by the end of the post....I know silly huh. Anyway thank you Robyn; you are so very sweet!

    Hugs, Angel

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  176. thank you for sharing the children singing the sweet song. I love to hear their voices and these children are great!. It is such a sweet song, and your church is very blessed to have you as a teacher for the children. Our country needs more people like you.
    God bless you. Pam

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  177. What a wonderful thread. Robyn, you are such a talent and inspiration to us all.

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  178. lucky you for time changes.. :) I love the song.. can't wait to hear it more later. AMEN to the distractions. love to listen to my praise and worship while driving, God blesses those who give with their hearts...
    parkernana5 (at) cox.net

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  179. Robyn this is a wonderful idea and a beautiful song. I'm sure the children will learn a lot from it.
    Kim xXx

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  180. Wow! I love this song! It is so precious! I am going to do this with my kids!! What a great way to teach them that we need to give Jesus our full attention so we can listen to what He is trying to tell us and teach us! I think I will see if I can do a "Kid Church" in my church with this activity. I hope you don't mind me borrowing your idea! ;)

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  181. Thank you for sharing this info.I am new to crafting as well as blogging and really enjoy your site.

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  182. I like the song very much. You are such a blessing. I am learning from your creative and Christian inspirations.God bless you more!

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  183. I think you are an amazing, wonderful woman. Thank you so much for doing what you do. I wish I knew you, Im sure that I would learn so much from you. Thank you for being who you are. You are so inspiring to me. Have a wonderful day Robyn.

    Johnna
    cardionurse@aol.com

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  184. Linda from Canada1/15/2011 2:48 AM

    Robyn,
    I have been reading your daily posts and they are very insightful and quite comforting. I have also been watching your videos for a few weeks now and have recently lost my best friend to a heart attach at just fifty two years old. I am really glad that I found your site and it is keeping me sane. Thanks so much. Linda from Canada

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  185. Thank you for sharing this. I also have this calling and was just looking for something new to help them understand this song, and you gave it to me. Thank you so much. (I come to your site all the time to get ideas and inspiration for all the cards I make. Your ideas are so cute and fun) Thank you for being so willing to share your ideas and talents with us. It is so much appreciated

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  186. Thank you for sharing this. I also have this calling and was just looking for something new to help them understand this song, and you gave it to me. Thank you so much. (I come to your site all the time to get ideas and inspiration for all the cards I make. Your ideas are so cute and fun) Thank you for being so willing to share your ideas and talents with us. It is so much appreciated

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  187. Hi Robyn I think it is wonderful how you are so open to sharing all sides of yourself.

    I was not able to save and listen to your song unfortunately, will have to check with hubby first as the last time I downloaded something our computer got a virus, but I just wanted to say thanks for always sharing :)

    KarenT

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