Bible Journaling Workshop!

Bible Journaling Workshop!

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Mark your calendars! We are so excited to announce our first live event – a Bible Journaling Workshop!

When:

October 24, 2015

Time:

9:30am – 12:00pm Central Standard Time

Where (Two Options):

Option 1

New Hope church of Christ

700 NW 2nd St

Edmond, OK  73003
Cost:  $20 (includes a bag of artsy supplies to get you started! We are getting the supplies at a discounted rate so you will really get some bang for your buck. Bring your own Bible.)

Option 2

Your own Living Room via Periscope @Create_GreatDay

Gather some of your friends and join us from wherever you are!

Cost:  Free, you will need to purchase your own supplies. We will share a supply list closer to the event date.

I Can Do All Things - TheLetteredLightA sample of McKenzie’s work.

Our very own McKenzie will be instructing us on how to get started Bible Journaling.

So if you have been inspired by her Bible Journaling Posts, then you will love how she will walk us through step by step the process of connecting with God’s Word on a different level, which is really what Bible Journaling is all about.

Sure, there is some creativity involved but she will show you some of the tips and tricks and best of all you will walk away with an appreciation that anyone can Bible Journal.  It’s not just for the artistically inclined!

Space is limited so register today!

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Registration via this link is now closed.  However, if you still want to come, please contact us at [email protected]

Who will you bring to the event?

Service Scavenger Hunt – {Hands & Feet Outreach}

Service Scavenger Hunt – {Hands & Feet Outreach}

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Need an idea of what to do this weekend or a way to have fun serving with others? Gather up a group of friends and have fun serving others.

It feels so good to serve others because Jesus loves them, but sometimes, it’s a struggle to come up with ideas of how to help.  A few years ago, I ran across a brilliant idea – a Service Scavenger Hunt!

Instead of collecting objects on the scavenger hunt, you perform a service for someone else.  If you do a quick search in Pinterest, you’ll find many different fun things to do.

 

There are so many different ways you can do this and this is great for:
  • Families – Pick a family or multiple families.
  • Date Night Fun – Pick other couples and serve several neighborhoods.
  • Youth Groups – this is a great way to combine elementary, middle school & high school groups.
  • Fellowship/Small Groups – Adults of all ages can have fun serving.  Ask your group or a bunch of groups.
  • Or go by yourself or with one other person and call it a secret serving mission!
Rules:
  1. Determine how many “Scavenger Service Projects” need to be completed to win.  Ex: 5 out of 10
  2. Split up into groups as close to even as possible.
  3. Each group gets to choose which projects they will complete.
  4. Make sure each group has a phone that takes pictures and can connect to others.
  5. Create a way to communicate with the other groups.  This could be via messenger, text, email, Instagram, whatever.  There are so many options, but make sure you all use the same form of communication so that you can do the next step.
  6. Before heading out, pray for your service to glorify God and that He will put people in your path who are needing some extra love from Him today.
  7. Upon completing a task, take a picture and send it out to the entire group, as proof that you have completed your task.  Use hashtags
    1. #ServiceScavengerHunt
    2. #CaGD (for Creating a Great Day so we can cheer you on too)
    3. Create a fun # for your group.
  8. Be sure to let whomever you are serving know why you are doing it.  Yes, it’s fun, but it’s more about taking the time to love them because Jesus loves them!  And don’t forget to thank them for letting you serve them.  If the person you choose to serve isn’t home, leave a note for them.
  9. Once you’ve completed all your projects, send the final picture and meet up at a predetermined location to celebrate together once all the teams have finished and return.  Maybe have a cookout and ice cream with some praise and worship thrown into the mix.  Feel free to even invite the people you have served to join you in your celebration.
Here are Creating a Great Day’s Service Scavenger Hunt Ideas:
  1. Go to a local laundromat.  Pay for someone’s wash and dry or help fold clothes.
  2. Find a policeman or fireman and ask if you can pray over them for their protection and thank them for their service.
  3. Find the following items in your house and take them to a local homeless shelter.
    1. Sneakers
    2. Gym Shoes for men, women & children
    3. Sweatpants of all sizes
    4. Briefs/underwear for men, women & children
    5. Men’s trousers (small, medium, large) and shoes
    6. Baby powder milk
    7. Any non perishables like nut butters or other long-lasting foods
    8. Diapers
    9. Feminine products
    10. Sleeping bags
    11. Mats (camping or yoga mats)
    12. Hats & caps – light colored
  4. Walk a residential street and ask the available houses, if they have anything on the list above that they would like to donate.
  5. Mow someone’s yard.
  6. Take flowers to a shut-in or widow.
  7. Go to a retirement home and sing two songs or provide some sort of entertainment to those in the waiting area.
  8. Drop off a bag of diapers at a new parent’s home.
  9. Hold a sign up on a street corner that says, “Will pray for you, if you ask! God Bless” and stand there for at least 10 minutes.
  10. Go to a gas station and clean at least 3 car windshields.
  11. Go to a local store like Wal-Mart, Target, Sams, Costco, etc and offer to take their cart back to the front for them.  (Offer to at least 10 people.)
  12. Have everybody in the group write a note to a friend they haven’t seen or talked to in a while and mail the letters.
  13. Pick weeds out of a flower bed or front yard.
  14. Rake leaves.
  15. Add your own ideas!

Creating a Great Day Service Scavenger Hunt – print out of rules & service ideas

Who will you call together to go on the
Fall Service Scavenger Hunt?
We would love it if you would share your pictures with us or tag #CaGD so we cheer you on too!

What other service ideas would you add to the list?

Lord, we thank you for walking this Earth and teaching us how to serve in love.  We pray that as we go out and serve that your love will be evident and you will be glorified in every interaction.  In Jesus’ powerful name – Amen!

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Letter to a Teacher – {Hands & Feet Outreach Event}

Letter to a Teacher – {Hands & Feet Outreach Event}

I am an Oklahoman by birth, a Texan by current living situation, but claim the world as my playground.I love to travel and hope to someday soon take our family on adventures to far off lands, where we can share God with others and experience all the wonders He has created.

I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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The power of words is something the world talks about. The power of PRAYER is even greater!

This month many are going back to school whether in a public, private, or home environment. All of these teachers have one thing in common: their need for prayer, whether they realize it or not.

A different “Hands & Feet Outreach Event” had originally been planned for this month but where the Holy Spirit guides, plans change!

This month, we would like to encourage everyone to write an encouraging note to a teacher.  

This could be your child’s teacher, a friend who is a teacher, or another homeschool mama.

Some ideas of what to put in the note:
  • A thank you for whatever you would like to thank them for….being willing to encourage young minds, being so inviting to your child, etc.
  • An inspiring quote
  • A handwritten prayer
  • An encouraging Bible verse

Feel free to use one of our encouraging photos or quotes from the Creating a Great Day Facebook page.

Let’s take action!

1. Who is the first person who came to mind when you read about this outreach challenge?

2. Say a quick prayer for them now.

3. Before you forget, write a note, send them an email, or even a text right now.

Reaching out and being Christ’s hands & feet doesn’t have to be a huge, overwhelming project.  Many times, it starts with just reaching out and letting others know He cares.

We would love for you to let us know you’ve participated.  Leave us a comment or share this post and include #creatingagreatday #Hands&FeetOutreach

Prayer

Lord, we thank you for allowing us to be your hands & feet.  May we be aware today that even the smallest exchanges can have a big, eternal impact.  In the One who spoke and created the world – Amen!

 

 

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