Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Super Bowl Lessons for 4th through 8th grade students

For all my teacher friends and (football fans), we just finished writing two lessons on Gynzy.com based on the Super Bowl:
Super Bowl Commercials teaches reading comprehension
Super Bowl Learning Strategies helps students learn conquer amounts of information

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Edyta Sitar's Scrappy Panel Quilt with a Sharon Riddle Twist

I have been working on this scrappy quilt for the last month and today I will, hopefully add the final borders and get it ready for the long arm. I love the scripture God gave me for this quilt and for life: John 6:12b, Gather up the leftover fragments that nothing may be lost. He spoke it to the disciples after feeding 5,000 with the little boy's lunch. 

  1. My resources alone are never enough, but when Jesus is in charge, His resources are more than enough.
  2.  Just experiencing the miracle wasn't enough. Jesus wanted every bit of what had taken place to benefit someone. So when God does something to teach you, or feed you, or direct you, gather up the tidbits and pass them along to the next person through writing or sharing. They might still be hungry for more that day.
  3.  The little boy only had a little lunch and what we have to offer up seems so insignificant in light of the enormous problems of the world, but when offered up with grateful hearts and touched by Jesus' hands, our little accomplishes much. That few extra minutes of prayer, worship and Bible memorization redeems miracles for thousands. If we could only see it through His eyes. 
  4. This quilt is just scraps...discards by the world's standards. There are so many things in our lives that might seem like that...mistakes, dead ends, wastes of energy and passion, cruel cuts by the enemy into our lives, but Jesus has a pattern in mind. So the enemy can slice and dice us up all he wants. God is making something good and beautiful to display proudly in His living room as a trophy to His power. Every time we forgive, believe, hope and pursue, He stitches those little regrets, lessons and tears into something that looks like Him.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Free books on Kindle

I turn 59 this month and to celebrate my birthday (and the fact that I'm NOT turning 60), I'm going to share all my books for free on Amazon's Kindle Direct. Check out the dates in July for each book. I hope you have a great time learning about prayer and reading some fun children's stories. Promotions run from July 11th through July 18th.  Check it out at www.amazon.com/author/sharonriddle. I couldn't think of a better way to have a great time with all my friends around the world!  If you want a REAL book, check out my website: https://squareup.com/market/olive-leaf-publications

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

DJ Inkers Teacher Contest

It's always fun to enter the annual DJ Inkers Clip Art Contest for Teachers. I love their clip art and the prizes are gift certificates.  This year I took third place.  Many of you know that my students always made a history quilt each year and this is the entry that was a winner.  However, there are several of my products available on the winner site. Check it out! Download lots of fun stuff from the contest entries