Day 19- click here for kindness elf day 19

Today’s verse is from Ephesians 4:31-32

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.  Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.

This verse was great for the kids to hear.  I have reminded them about it often this week.  As they start to argue about who had the toy, or whatever, I remind them, that God wants us to let our anger go away from us. I explained that slander is really name calling.  That God said all of that, if we do it, or if someone does it to us, needs to just go away from us.  To change our attitudes and be kind, tenderhearted, and forgiving.

Elfie also asked the girls to buy flowers today and deliver them to the neighbors.  It was another act of kindness that the girls could do. I got a bunch of daisy flowers at the grocery store for 4 dollars. I used the tags from the ornaments and tied it on with a ribbon.  It made 9 stems of flowers.  We chose 9 different houses this time.

Kailani in her Christmas pajamas ready to deliver flowers to the neighbors.

Kailani in her Christmas pajamas ready to deliver flowers to the neighbors.

Day 20 click here for kindness elf day 20

We are going out of town for the holidays and won’t be back until after the new year.  We decided to take our Christmas tree down.  In the spirit of kindness, we had Elfie take it down for us.

Today’s bible verse is also about being clean…not a clean house, but a clean heart!

Psalms 51:10  Create in me a clean heart,  O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

This verse means that everyone sins, but God can help us to make our hearts pure and right!  When you say your prayers tonight, ask God to create a clean heart in each of you!

Elfie explained to the girls that he cleaned up so we didn’t have to! It was his act of kindness to help out a friend.  You could do this with toys, shoes, or whatever.  The girls were sad the tree was down, but thought it was pretty neat that Elfie recruited some elves to help him do it.