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Saturday, September 01, 2012

We all need a little "spurring" according to the Bible!

These are a couple of the projects from the dining room table aka craft area today!  Andrew is going to keep a journal as a 2nd grader.  We are supposed to send trinkets from the week every Friday to include in the book.  I found it fun to see what he wanted to include on the cover (gross missing teeth photo, zipline and golfing and then the type of skateboarder he aspires to be!)

For our small group, we filled out these "Good Deed A Week" books.  There were five pages, and two of them we filled out for ourselves.  The next three we threw in the middle and grabbed someone else's book (their names were on the cover)....and then we put a task for them to do over the course of the month.  I'll report back at the end of September on my execution.  As the books were thrown in the middle of the table, they all got filled up pretty fast. One of Chad's was to make a drive through difference and pay for someone's meal at the fast food line.  I think he should look for the minivans!                              We also used the following verses and ideas to spur on the creativity. 

1 Corinthians 3:9
For we are co-workers in God’s service; you are God’s field, God’s building.

1 Timothy 1:12 I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service.

2 Corinthians 9:13
Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, others will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else.

Hebrews 10:24
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds.

Revelation 2:19
I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first.

1 Timothy 6:18
Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

Invite someone to church.

Talk about God's creativity with a friend while visiting an art exhibit.

Do something for an elderly friend.

Write a letter to a family member expressing your appreciation of them. Look up new words in the dictionary.

Learn a few jokes that you can share with family or friends.

Compliment a person who challenges you.

Write a letter to your spouse telling what you’ve noticed about him/her over the last year.

Surf the Internet to investigate a mission/country you can pray/give towards.

Help someone compose a letter to congressional representative regarding an issue of importance to them (or write one yourself)

Role-play meeting new people with a child so they will have more confidence in what can be an unfamiliar situation.

Create a smart shopping outing with a child, they clip coupons and remember where to use them or buy 10 shares of stocks in an inexpensive company that he/she will recognize and watch it make or lose money.

Let your chid send a letter to the author of a book that she really likes.

Wash someone's car for them.

Invite someone share an opinion on something that's important to them.

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