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she drew him out of the water

I stumbled upon a fun carnival called "We Heart Art" event which is promoting children's artwork throughout the week. It is being hosted over at Domestically Challenged, 3baybchicks, and I am Living Proof That God Has a Sense of Humor's blogs. Make sure you check it out....they are giving away random prizes and you have the chance to check out some great creative projects.

I am not super crafty......but my *heart* is always in whatever craft we do and I am thrilled to be also teaching my children about God along the way:

This is from one of our homeschooling Bible lessons.....we used some scraps of felt, pipe cleaners and dyed some glue with blue food coloring. *a little hint...let go of all creative control and allow your child to place Baby Moses and the reeds in the jar they way they want with their perfectly sized hands and fingers...or you might find yourself in a panicked state with visions of driving yourself to the Emergency Room with a salsa jar stuck on your hand. Not that it happened here.....(Just.saying.)

We were learning about the story of Moses being rescued from the basket in the reeds and showing us that God is always looking out for us. God knew His plans for Moses even then, just like He knows the plans He has for us. It's kinda cool on how we can look back at our lives and see God's hand in every situation, we may not understand why things happen but who better to trust your life in than God.

So maybe today.......or this week......we can take some time to really focus on what God has lined up for us. It doesn't have to be the overwhelming task of your "big plan" of your life.....just what He has lined up for you to do today. Maybe it's just calling and lending an ear to someone who is going through a difficult time. Or maybe you could make a double batch of that lasagna and drop it off at an elderly neighbors house......just because. (oh, if you can't think of anyone, email me for our address......my kids/husband could use a good home-cooked meal, LOL) Maybe pay for the person behind you at the drive-thru (I'll let you know where/when we are going while waiting for your homecooked meal to be delivered to us....just look for older, very dirty minivan with the "Warning, UnSocialized Homeschoolers on Board" sticker on the back window).

So yeah....think about a random act of kindness that you can do. These opportunities are perfect for planting seeds. Seeds of hope and love which of course are all pointing to Christ. Sometimes we are so busy in our own lives that we don't notice that there are many people who are struggling to find peace and happiness.....only to get discouraged and left with a void in their life......A void can only be filled with knowing God. It's our job to be His vessel and have His kindness and love shine through us.

So I hope you have a blessed day....and I can assure you....there will be a day when you might need a little random act of kindness your way, and God will send someone or something along, just in time.....with just what you need. ;)

xox
*~Michelle~*

13 comments:

Juls said...

That is super cute, and so creative! :) Loved it...and got a good chuckle at the mental pic of driving to the ER with a salsa jar on a hand. Hee hee!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

That was great~ The art was good, but your writing was some real art. You have a fantastic ability to touch with your words. Thanks for a simple, yet touching, message.

Jen said...

Thanks for the reminder that a little kindness goes a long way.

King J's Queen said...

Beautiful post! What a neat way to reinforce a Bible story.

Joey said...

"Cry out to Jesus" is playing as I read your blog. It starts something like, To everyone one who has lost someone they love, long before it was their time...." Sunday was my Dad's birthday, and he has been passed 4 years this August now. Third Day's song really blesses me. I am thankful for God's loving hand when we are hurting.....

-stephanie- said...

Wonderful craft work. Thanks for the random acts of kindness reminder.

Helene said...

Michelle, that's such a beautiful craft...I never would have thought to use food coloring to color the glue (awesome tip!!).

And the message that goes along with the craft is wonderful! I love the way you express yourself through your words....very eloquent!

Thanks for participating in the We Heart Art carnival!

Onna@toddlercraft said...

Michelle-Thanks for stopping by!! Love the great craft!! What a great way to incorporate what you are teaching your children.

Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

What a cute project!

*sara* said...

Super cute project!

ck said...

Such a great ways to teach our kids how to live ways that reflects God's love.

Kathy B! said...

I love that you are using art in conjunction with your teachings about God. This is a beautiful combination.

Momma Snail said...

This is such a creative idea! Your post is so inspiring. I love how you are really teaching your children about God's Word.

 

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