Get an Attitude of Gratitude!

Get an Attitude of Gratitude!

Be Grateful! Distribute or design your own blank calendar templates for recording daily gratitude goals/plans to express grateful hearts. Discuss with your family and friends how these acts demonstrate a thankful heart. Be grateful! Get an attitude-gratitude! Get an Attitude of Gratitude! Goal: “Every day I will praise YOU, O GOD.” (Psalm 145:2) Example: Smile every morning/during the day/night, tell GOD what you thank HIM for, write a thank you note to parents, grandparents, neighbor, teacher, church/community worker, take a walk, and observe God’s creation or changes in nature. Let GOD know what you appreciate most! SHOUT it aloud. Be grateful! Get an attitude-gratitude! What are your ideas for praising GOD EVERY day? Grateful ♥️ Talking...

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What and Why Do You Save?

What and Why Do You Save?

Believe in your heart. Say it with your mouth — Jesus is God’s Son; He died, rose for me! If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 What and why do you save? Is it because this is very rare, beautiful, precious, and valuable? Perhaps someone special made this just for you. You most likely want to keep it safe and secure! All of this and so much more is precisely why Jesus gave His life to save us. Unlike ‘what’ you save, we must choose to be saved.  As it reads in God’s Word Romans 10:9, we must believe that Jesus died, God raised Him from the dead! God’s plan to save us is amazing; yet a part of that plan is as easy as our  A,...

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Search and Rescue—Dolphin Style!

Search and Rescue—Dolphin Style!

Did you know that a dolphin only sleeps with half its brain? That’s right! Staying “half-awake” keeps dolphins safe from predators and allows them to breathe while they are sleeping. As cool as that is, there’s something even more fascinating about dolphins that you should know. Dolphins take care of each other when they are injured! A few years ago, a group of dolphins off the coast of South Korea formed a “raft” with their bodies to carry a female that had been wounded. Now that’s friendship! Just as dolphins work hard to help each other out, God calls us to take care of each other as well. Do you know someone in a nursing home whom you could visit? Or, if your younger sister or brother is sick, could you read to them or bring them some soup? In...

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Get Ready, Butterflies! Winter’s Coming!

Get Ready, Butterflies! Winter’s Coming!

When cold winds rattle the last leaves on the trees, we prepare for winter. We snuggle under extra blankets, slurp up warm soups, or even travel south. God helps butterflies get ready, too. In summer, monarch butterflies live just a few weeks, flitting from flower to flower to sip nectar. But autumn monarchs can live eight months. They soar south on the fall winds to live in warm Mexico. There, fluttering black and orange monarchs cover every inch of some trees, making them look like tall, stained-glass windows. When spring comes, they mate and head north. Mourning cloak butterflies don’t migrate. As it gets colder, they shelter under tree bark and rocks. God gave them special proteins and extra sugars to keep their insides toasty warm. In early spring they...

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Super Fast – Super Easy – Super Yummy Oatmeal Cookies

Super Fast – Super Easy – Super Yummy Oatmeal Cookies

by Penny L. Hunt Hey, Kids! Ask your parents or another adult to help you make these yummy cookies that we talked about in our story,  Being Patient is Hard.  I hope you love them as much as my family does!   Prep time 10 minutes. Cook time 10 minutes. Cooling time: 10 minutes. Total time to be patient – 30 minutes!   INGREDIENTS                                               1 large egg 1 stick of very soft butter 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned whole rolled (Not, instant or quick oats. They’ll make your cookies too dry.) 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate...

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Being Patient is Hard

Being Patient is Hard

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12   by Penny L. Hunt   “Can I have a cookie?” Mom peeked in the cookie jar. “Uh-oh. It’s empty again. I’ll have to make more.” “But that takes a long time. I want a cookie now.” Mom looked at the recipe card and shook her head.      “I need more eggs. We’ll  have to go to the store.” “I don’t want to go to the store. I want a cookie.” Frowning, I folded my arms. Mom rubbed my shoulder. “I know. Be patient. It won’t take long.” We went to the store and bought the eggs. I kept wishing we were already back home. Soon we were, and I helped add the ingredients for the...

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