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Amanda likes to think up fun ways to tell her kids about Jesus and likes to share those ideas with others. Most of those ideas are on her blog, ohAmanda.com and the new ones she’s trying out usually show up on Instagram @oohamanda. Tens of thousands of families have used...

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  1. Amanda,

    What a great idea. I love the fact that you are engaging young minds early about the truth of Christmas!! Everyone needs to hear the absolute truth of Christmas and not what the world says. Your ornaments look super nice–y’all did a great great job!!

    God Bless!

  2. oh this sounds like just the thing that would bring good memories for years to come, long after I am gone and my grandbaby is a grown woman. Do you sell hard copies of your book?

    • It’s an ebook right now. But lots of people like to print it and put it in a binder. I like to use my iPad so it doesn’t get glue and glitter all over it. 😉

      a

  3. December 1, 2013

    Dear Amanda,

    I am a grandmother of two boys 11 and 15 years old. What a blessing you are! The Lord Jesus Christ will reward you because you have honored Him and have taught your children about Him. Everything starts in early life, and I know He will bless you and them abundantly. However, I would like to make you aware of our enemy Satan and his demons, that many Christians forget that he is always around to snatch us from the Lord. So be always alert and in discernment.

    As a woman of God – a Greek native that left Greece at 10 years old, and I am also an American Citizen – by the Lord’s will I became a Born-Again Christian many years ago, against my religious Christian Greek Orthodox parents, as for them this was a sacrilege, because now as an adult I was baptized again. Greeks are ingrained in the Christian Orthodox religion and don’t want to hear about being Born-Again Christians. It is unfortunate; because it appears that the majorities are blindfolded.

    At 8 years old of age the Lord Jesus Christ appeared in my bedroom, I knew Who He was, but I was terrified, and He could not talk to me. After many tribulations, years later He drew me to Him and into His ministry. The enemy is attacking me continuously, but the Lord has taught me how to fight him back, so I am not afraid of the enemy. The Lord Jesus Christ has healed me many times to the shock of my doctors, and He promised me that He will always heal me against every attack the enemy brings to me because he wants to kill me.

    If you wish, you can answer me through my e-mail, as I don’t have Face book, Twitter or anything else because I don’t feel comfortable with any of these services.

    I am writing to you from Greece, as the Lord brought me here temporarily on an Apostolic mission and to show me what’s truly happening here and throughout the European Union. I will return back to Southern California where my residence is in the Lord’s timing as He already has revealed this to me to continue with His work and also to write some books from His Holy Spirit that He has revealed to me.

    God bless you and your loved ones abundantly and thank you for being a wonderful mom and a true Christian that loves our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Merry Christmas to you and your loving family!

    Love in His Name,
    Loving Grandmother

  4. I often wonder why a journey takes so long? Why we can’t just start over? Each Christmas now I look at the Christmas Story, my kids are now parents. The Tinsel & a tree were not just common place, but, it seems the gifts were always
    a common event. Though, today, I see my kids with their own children, I’m convinced the “Christmas Story” the journey, we connect the truth of God ‘s gifts, even though I wish I would of read more to my children, done more to instill why we celebrate Christmas, JESUS is in their thoughts & lives, Its evident the Tree
    roots were planted, so amid the absence of what I could of instilled, Jesus overrides
    and I’m so certain the tinsel reflects His love a reminder of His shinning Love in my grown children’s lives. That’s the greatest gift of all.