Anyone with children can appreciate the bible verse from today!
It is from Philippians 2:14
Do all things without complaining or disputing.
Elfie was in some pretty interesting spaces and didn’t complain once! He was on the kitchen light and then on the stairs banister. (we had this verse two days in a row)
This is a GREAT one! I know that both kids and adults complain…but the bible says we shouldn’t. When explaining this verse, I referenced the fruits of the spirit again. I explained that joy was one of them. In order to have joy in our lives, we can’t complain. We don’t have to like it, but we DO have to change our attitude and how we think about things.
Elfie told my girls to memorize this verse because it was so important. Well, they didn’t memorize it, and honestly they didn’t really live by it that day. SO they got it again the next day! Elfie told the girls this verse was SO important they needed to hear it twice and NEEDED to memorize it. Kares and I have talked about this verse a lot. We made a deal that whenever we hear the other one complaining…we will just say, “Philippians 2:14” and then the other will recite the verse. I am hoping this helps keep both of us in check! Even though I try not to, I complain too.
We also finished our ornaments that day. They were SO easy and very inexpensive. Kares wanted gold balls and Kailani wanted bells. So we did both! I got 5 balls for $1 and 9 bells for $1 both at the Dollar Tree. We chose a clearance ribbon at Michaels for $0.99. Then we took them home and strung them together with our tags that Elfie left us. At $4 for all 10 of them (one was without a bell) I think it was a great way to show kindness and not break the bank!
The girls had so much fun delivering them. We talked about how true acts of kindness is doing something nice without anything in return. We talked about how anything even meant a thank you or acknowledgement of the act itself. So we put ornaments on doorknobs and didn’t ring doorbells. It was a lot of fun.
Here are the daily notes!
I hope your kids have as much fun with this as mine did…AND I hope they do it without complaining and disputing.
Day 7 is from from John 15.
This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
My girls have had a hard time getting along lately (as all siblings do). So I thought this was perfect. Elfie explained the bible verse, saying that God loves us NO MATTER WHAT. Their act of kindness today was to tell each other how much they loved one another.
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We went away for the weekend. Elfie met the girls at the hotel in the morning! What a great surprise! This verse is from Proverbs 16:24
Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.
Elfie brought the girls a sweet treat for this sweet bible verse! I wanted them to have the experience of kindness too. Elfie was doing random acts of kindness for them. They were instructed to use sweet words just like Jesus today.
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