Words to Live By
And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
We Are Learning
As usual the younger kids watched three videos. This morning they were -
After the videos they had their choice of related worksheets and coloring pages to work on. I'm trying to get what I have printed used up because next week I'm planning to start to start some new things.
Austin and Amanda started a new topic in Science today - Allergies. Today they looked at Understanding Allergies and Types of Allergies. In math they did some mental math exercises. This evening we read pages 253 - 270 from The Heart of a Lion by Gilbert Morris and our Bible Reading was Proverbs 5.
In the Kitchen
Amanda made a batch of Cherry Enchiladas this morning that we had for dinner this evening. This was another new recipe for us and Doug, CJ and Michael especially liked it. I am good about getting photos of food preparation but just awful about getting the photos after it's prepared. I think it just disappears too fast.
The rain and cold kept us from going outside much today. The rest of the week should be better suited to playing outside.
Just For Fun
Austin hanging out with his buddies, Christopher (on his lap) and Gage.
On My Mind
The question we were asked to think about at yesterdays Children's Ministry Meeting was this - What do I feel passionately that kids need to hear from the Word? We're going to talk about this and our individual answers in more detail at our meeting next week. I've been thinking about this all day and I think I have my answer.
I feel that kids need to know that God is not some scary old man with a big beard somewhere up in the sky, but is instead a Heavenly Father who loves them beyond imagination, and who they can talk to about anything at anytime, knowing He will listen and respond. They need to know that He loves them so much He even sent His own Son to make a way for them to be with Him forever. They need to know that this love is not just some nice, warm and fuzzy idea but is real and active in their lives now. And they need to see that love demonstrated by those of us who are with them each Sunday morning and Wednesday evening and any other time we meet. We need to be willing to be truly involved in their lives and show them that love even if it means extra time and commitment from us.
I'm curious - How would you answer this question? What do you feel passionately that kids need to know about God and His Word?
Books We Enjoyed Today
Don't forget to check out my printable coupon page. There were lots of new ones posted today and they look pretty good.
A hug is a great gift - one size fits all, and it's easy to exchange. ~ Author Unknown