Sunday, June 24, 2012

Ministry Minute and the Parenting Place--Alphabet Letter X

As you can see, this week we are on letter X, and you will see that we took a little creative license with our letter X word--eXceeding...

Almost to the end of the alphabet :-( I can hardly believe it! Today we were visited by our puppet friend Cleo the Camel. (Some of you may recognize Cleo from my 7 Wonders of the Ancient World unit.)

 Cleo brought a seed to plant for the girls and boys, but this wasn't just any ordinary seed...

This seed grew out from behind our puppet stage in a way that was faster and exceedingly more amazing than we could have even guessed!  Do you see this enormous flower that grew in only a matter of seconds?  WOW!

We used this simple illustration to then talk about how God can do eXceedingly and abundantly more that we can ask or imagine.  We reviewed examples from the Bible like Daniel in the lion's den and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace.  Those young men all trusted God to do great things in their lives!  The girls and boys also shared their own personal examples related to this verse.

It was a special blessing to have my niece and nephew with me in town to be a part of today's lesson.  Say hello to William and Catherine Anne!   :-)

Here is a copy of our laminated poster mounted on scrapbook paper for hallway display.

On a personal note, God has been so faithful to answer prayers in my own life in greater ways than I could have even asked or imagined.  Whatever you are facing and however dark the defeat, trust Him and His power that is at work within you!  Love and prayers, Shannon :-)

PS--Stay tuned for a special guest blogger this week.  Watch for our new series...Monday's with Mimi!

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