Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Resurrection Day!

Today is Good Friday and we will be celebrating Resurrection Day in just a few days.

I would like to share some of my previous Easter creations with you today.


Biblical LEGO Creations, Resurrection Scene LEGO Creation
Resurrection LEGO® Creation

Biblical Lego Creations, Lego Last SupperChristian Lego Creations, LEGO Last Supper


Biblical Lego Creations, LEGO Last Supper
Jesus took the bread, gave thanks, and broke it.


Biblical Lego Creations, LEGO Last Supper
Then he took the cup, gave thanks, and gave it to his disciples.



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Palm Sunday LEGO® Creation

LEGO Easter Basket
LEGO Easter Eggs and basket
LEGO Easter Baskets















Have a fun Easter!

God Bless,
CJ

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Meet Marvin

Today I would like to introduce you to Marvin.  Marvin in five years old and lives in Guatemala.  He is one the very poor and needy children that Go! Ministries is helping.  Our family will be sponsoring him! We are excited about this opportunity to help him.


Marvin will get a hot nutritious breakfast every school day, breakfast on Saturday, access to the doctor in town, needed medicine, and school supplies at the start of the school year.

Grand Master Sgro is a missionary that lives in Guatemala with his family.  He visits my Christian karate school several times a year and  keeps us updated on their mission.  Grand Master Sgro has a real heart for missions and has answered God's call to care for these people.  It is so nice to know a missionary family personally and see how God is working in their lives.  If you are interested in learning more about Go! Ministries please visit their webpage or facebook page.




Please pray for Grand Master Sgro, little Marvin, and the people of Guatemala.  I'll post from time to time as I get updates on Marvin.  This is an exciting opportunity for our family!

God Bless,
CJ

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink . . . I was sick and you looked after me . . . "  Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.' Matthew 25:35-40

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LEGO® Pencil Fun




I had a great time Sunday creating this huge pencil out of LEGO® bricks.  It is 20 inches long.  Now, if only I could figure out how to get it to do my school work?  Hum . . .

God Bless!
CJ

Here is another pencil post you might enjoy.

LEGO Pencil, Cool LEGO Creations,  LEGO Instructions, Fun with LEGOS
LEGO Pencil

Click the picture for a link to a You Can Build it Video.



Monday, March 31, 2014

Opening Day! Go Rays!

Opening Day LEGO® Style - One reason you should become a Ray's Fan - Ben Zobrist!
Opening Day LEGO® Style

Are you a baseball fan?  I hope you are a Rays fan.  If you are not a Rays fan, then you need to keep reading.

Here is one reason you should consider becoming a Rays fan:

Ben Zobrist plays for the Rays.

Who is Ben Zobrist?  Ben plays for the Tampa Bay Rays.  He plays 2nd base and various other positions.  Ben is #18.  More importantly he is a Christian and is not afraid to share his faith.  He is married to Julianna, a Christian singer.




Ben and Julianna recently published a book together called Double Play.  The book shares their faith, dedication to each other, and family.

I hope I have convinced you to become a Rays fan.  If not, I hope you will watch Ben Zobrist on the field and show him your support as a Christian.

Go Ben!

God Bless!
CJ


Here are some other Rays creations you might enjoy!
Tampa Bay Rays LEGO Mosaic
Tampa Bay Rays LEGO® Mosaic

Tampa Bay Rays Tropicana Field Lego Micro Creation
Tropicana Field - Lego Micro Creation

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The Story of Joseph - LEGO® Story Starter Style

The Story of Joseph - LEGO® Story Starter Style

I wanted to share my LEGO® Story Starter project with you.  We were studying the story of Joseph in the Bible and I had a great time making LEGO® scenes for this story.

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I hope you enjoy the story.  By the way, if you are interested in finding out how the story ended you will need to check it out in the Bible in the book of Genesis starting with chapter 42.  It is a very interesting story and well worth your time to read it in the Bible.

Are you using your LEGO® bricks to recreate Biblical scenes?  If so, I would love to see them.  Feel free to email me @ buildinglegoswithchrist@gmail.com.

God Bless,
CJ




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

What is the Ark of the Covenant?

LEGO Ark of the Covenant Creation
LEGO® Ark of the Covenant
We recently studied about the Art of the Covenant in our Mystery of History home-school curriculum.  I built a LEGO® creation of the Ark of the Covenant as part of my history assignment.  I thought I would explain a little about the Ark of the Covenant for those that may have questions.  

God took care of the Israelites while they were in the desert during their travels to the promise land.  As a sign of his covenant he told the Israelites to make a box.   He told them how he wanted it to be built and designed.  The ark was made out of acacia wood and was overlaid with gold.  The ten commandments would be kept in the ark.  Also included in the ark was the manna that God provided for the Israelites for food while they were in the desert.  Aaron's staff was also kept in there.  

My creation is just my own design and used as a fun way to help me remember what I study in my lessons.  I hope you enjoy my creation and if you would like to read about the Israelites you can find the story in the Bible in the book of Exodus.  

Do you know Jesus?  If you would like to learn more about them visit my Wordless Bricks post.
Salvation is a free gift - learn the steps with my wordless bricks creation


Thanks for reading my post and God Bless,
CJ





Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

St. Patrick's Day LEGO Fun
LEGO®  Creations on St. Patrick's Day
I  hope you had an awesome St. Patrick's  Day!  I always enjoy St. Patrick's Day.  I love how St. Patrick used a shamrock to share the Gospel.  He used what he had, and it explained the Trinity in a awesome way. 

I like using my LEGO® bricks to share the Gospel.  LEGO® is my #1 toy, and I love building creations to share with you.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
CJ

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Reading Eggs Review




We recently reviewed Reading Eggs!  What is Reading Eggs you might be wondering?

Reading Eggs is a unique online world where kids can learn to read.  They offer individual, one-on-one lessons that allow you to move forward at your own rate.  The program has been developed by a team of teachers, writers, and developers.  They offer a reading curriculum of phonics and sight words to get your child ready for successful reading.  Reading Eggs is for children aged 3-7.  Reading Eggspress is for kids ages 7-13.

The site has interactive animations, fun games, great songs, and lots of rewards.  Every lesson ends with a new book and critter to add to your collection.

First Steps

Online subscriptions and Book Packs are available for purchase.  A six month subscriptions is $49.95 and a year subscription is $69.00.  Additional children can be added for 50% off the subscription price.  Book Packs include books, stickers, mini posters, activity books, and flash cards to play games with.  These Book packs range from $65.00 to $110.00.  Reading Eggs does offer a money back guarantee.

Reading Eggs is offering a 5 week free trial as part of the Read-To-Cure Challenge.*  This is a effort to inspire children to read while raising money for the NCCS.  You are encouraged to complete as many books as you can between February 3 and March 7th, 2014.  There are prizes to be one for the top three children to read the most books and raise the most money.

Reading Eggs Read-to-Cure Challenge
*NCCS will earn a minimum of $25,000 from Reading Eggs plus 100% of the donations collected by RTCC participants.

Reading Eggs is also available on iPad and Android.  




Here is what we thought . . .


My little brother has been using this program over the past two months.  He has completed over 50 lessons and I will say that he has learned a lot from the program.  He is reading words and sentences after using this program.  It is very fun for him.  He enjoys seeing what character he will get at the end of the lesson.  As you complete a lesson a egg cracks open and a new character is revealed.  The program also awards each mini lesson with coins that can be used to play games and buy things for your virtual home.  He loves decorating his home and customizing his avatar.  The books are fun for him too.  He does need help on the tests because he cannot read all the answers yet to select the correct answer.  That would be a recommendation of mine to have audio on the answers when you scroll over them.  

What we disliked about the program is that occasionally we had ghosts, monsters, or aliens pop up during his lessons at this point my mom had to take over the lesson.  I'm not sure why this is always popping up in children's learning and toys.  It is not something we enjoy.  We would still subscribe to this program but, would by pass those parts that had ungodly creatures.

I tried the program myself and I had a hard time finding book of interest in my age range.  Most of the books were full of evolution or just not wholesome topics.  I would not subscribe to the program for my age range and did not continue my trial.

I hope this review helps some of you that may be looking for a source of online learning.

Your can find Reading Eggs on FacebookTwitter, online or by phone at 1-877-661-4898.

God Bless,
CJ



I received this product in exchange for my honest review.  This is my honest opinion of this product.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Fun LEGO® Style

I hope you had a great Valentine's Day! My day was pretty awesome. I met up with some homeschool friends at the park for a Valentine's Day exchange. The weather was wonderful. We met a man at the park playing with his grandchildren. We shared a few words, as we were leaving the man asked if we go to church. We told him, "Yes, we do." We were reminded and encouraged of our purpose on this earth, to share the Gospel.  He smiled and told us to have a Jesus filled day!

I wanted to share the homemade LEGO® Valentines box we created to hold my valentines. It was real simple to make. We covered a shoe box with card stock. Then wrapped it with clear shelving paper to protect the paper. We used milk tops for the top of the box. We wrote LEGO® on the tops of the milk rings with school glue and let it dry. Then we painted the milk tops to match the card stock and glued them to the top of the box. I think it turned out nice and some of my friends liked it. I know it's a little late to create a valentine box now, but it is an awesome idea for some LEGO® party decorations.
DIY LEGO Valentine Box
DIY LEGO Valentine Box
After that, I received a awesome valentine gift in the mail  from my aunt, uncle, and cousin. A LEGO® ruler! It is so cool! The ruler is nice and sturdy and built to last. The best part about it is that you can actually attach bricks or a  mini figure to the ruler. My Aunt Steph is always so creative. She made this cute valentine saying to attach to it. My family rocks!
A cute gift for any LEGO fan @ Building Legos with Christ. blogspot.com
LEGO® Ruler
I spent some time with my Nana creating rubber band bracelets with the Rainbow Loom. I created a LEGO® rubber band bracelet for Valentine's Day. This creation was inspired by a free Bible study that I have been working through over at Nephilim the Remnants. Check out his free Faith Builders LEGO Curriculum. Mr. Henderson has done a wonderful job with this curriculum and I am happy to see kids building Biblical LEGO® creations.

Lego Rainbow Loom Rubber Band Bracelet
LEGO® Meets Rainbow Loom

I hope you had a Jesus filled day!

God Bless,
CJ



Friday, February 14, 2014

The Greatest is Love

This is a LEGO® Valentine heart that I made filled with little LEGO® chocolates.
Happy Valentine's Day!  I will be finishing my series today on love from 1 Corinthians 13.  In verse 8 the Bible says, "Love never fails."  The Bible also says in verse 13, "The three most important things to have are faith, hope, and love.  But the greatest of them is love."

I think it is clear that God wants us to love each other and his word shows us that it is important.   When Jesus came to earth he was patient and kind.  He showed love to children.  He protected us by dying on the cross for our sins.  God is love.  He loves you and me very much.  Do you know Jesus? 

I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!

God Bless,
CJ