Sunday, February 17, 2013

it is written...

"man does not live on bread alone but every word that comes from the mouth of God"

What brings LIFE and life to the fullest.
What brings JOY one that cannot be stolen.

God's words do. Today i was watching a movie about Jesus with the boys - a sick day for all at our home -  the movie was simple... a bit long... and borderline put you to sleep or mesmerize you... then when the above words were spoken it was life a knife to my heart.

Truth does that... God's words do that... they have the power to change a soul by just by hearing them.

In the movie the character said it differently than above...
"A person does not only live by eating. A person lives by [hearing] and doing everything the Lord says."

He = life

and not just any life... the life the creator designed us to live. If we know that HE = LIFE then we must know that anything that would replace the "HE" in that equation would = DEATH. 

1 John 5:21 was the theme verse for Perpetua's 1st birthday and is our prayer for her as well and us. As i think about myself i beg God to show me anything that i put in His place... i want that life to the fullest the one that is found in HIM. i want to run the race with my eyes on HIS undistracted. 

We always do a theme for the kids birthdays that points back to the Creator. This theme focused on HIM and the heart. We made all of the decor for less than $4. Heart strands ( just used a needle and thread instead of a hole puncher but here is a good tutorial)  and sewed heart shaped papers together and hung them everywhere (click here for a good tutorial). The boys helped with both. 

we made a heart cake :) 
 The boys used their own money to buy Petcha gifts. 
 We even played some funny party games having to do with the heart.

  1. KEEP AWAY FROM ANYTHING: A child gets a heart clipped to their shirt then all of the other children/adults go to a corner/another room and count to 15/30 while the child with the heart hids well. Then every one goes hunting to try to steal the heart. Whoever steals the heart gets to be the child with the heart. WE EVEN TRIED WITH LIGHTS OUT AND A FLASHLIGHT... lots of laughs and fun! 
  2. GUESS WHO: Blindfold one child and secretly pick another child to come up and say "God love you" or “I love you” or “Your family loves you” in a silly voice. Can the child guess who's whispering to him?
  3. WHAT IS THE RIGHT PATH FOR YOUR HEART: Map heart Game (print out) 
  4. BLINDED BY LOVE: What you will need: Chalkboard or Whiteboard, 3-4 Blindfolds Directions: Have children go up to the chalkboard at once. Blindfold each child, and hand each a piece of chalk. Ask them to draw a heart. And then take a look – they will laugh at it and then try again (other things/Perpetua smiling) 
  5. ARROWS IN YOUR HEART: Straws, heart bowls/dishes, and cutips -  shoot them in the hearts by blowing putting the cutip in one end and blowing on the other. See how many you can get in. 

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