Monday, January 21, 2013

ASK...Power and Truth Lesson 2

This week at ASK we learned all about the Armor of God!
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We talked about what Armor is..what it is used for...and why God would want us to have it! The kids thought it was awesome that the armor of God is God's way of giving us invisible powers!
I found this Armor of God set at Mardells and each kid had fun dressing up in the armor. We even played a relay race dressing up in the Armor.
Our craft came from Oriental Trading and is a great reminder for us to put on the Armor of God each day so that we can stand against the Devil's schemes.

This week we learn the parable of the seed...but next week we jump back into the Armor and really dig deep into each piece.
Even my little man joined in on the fun this week!

Lord, please help me this day put on the Full Armor of God. Help me put the Helmet of Salvation on my head that I might always remember I am saved, and who I belong to, that my mind is guarded in Christ Jesus, and that I may have the mind of Christ and that I may think the thoughts of Christ and reject all others. 
 Help me put the Breastplate of Righteousness on so that I may walk about in Righteousness and others may see your Righteousness in me, and that my heart is guarded in Christ Jesus, and that I may have the desires of Christ and reject all others. 
Help me keep the Belt of Truth securely buckled on my waist, that I may always be secure in the knowledge of the Truth and always speak the Truth.
 Help me fit my Feet with the Readiness that comes from the Gospel of Peace, that I may stand firm in the Gospel, and spread the Gospel of Peace wherever I go. 
 Help hold the Shield of Faith with which to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one, strengthen my arm and help me hold it high, that I may use it to protect myself, my family, my household and those under my care, and help me use the Shield of Faith to press ahead and push forward for the kingdom of God. 
 And Lord, help me take up the Sword of The Spirit which is the Word of God, and use it every day, help me us it to protect myself and others from the evil one through the power and authority of Your Word, and to strike the hearts and minds of those who do not know You calling them towards repentance and salvation, help me use Your Word - the Sword of the Spirit - to cause those who know you but are backslidden to repentance, obedience and service, and to help awaken those who know you, but are asleep so they may obey and serve you, and please help me use your Word to bring, encouragement, strength and wisdom to the Remnant of God through your Word.
 The Armor of God (Ephesians 6:10-20)...........

Monday, January 14, 2013

Daddy-Daughter Tea

Our church hosted the sweetest event this weekend for my Kaitlyn. Formal attire was recommended and my baby girl and I had so much fun shopping for the perfect dress. 
I am sure more of these shopping extravaganza's are in our future!
Daddy looked oh so handsome taking his baby girl to their tea party. Their relationship makes my whole heart smile!

ASK...Power and Truth Lesson 1

The new year brought a new semester of ASK After School Kids Community Bible Study! 
Boy oh boy are my little one's excited!

This semester my Mustard Seeds and I are learning about the Power and Truth of Jesus. 
Much of our lessons will revolve around the Armor of God

I gave each of my Mustard Seeds (pre-K) the cutest place mats from Tabletop Truths to help reinforce our lessons at home. 
In our first lesson we learned that God is the ultimate superhero and has power over everything in our lives!
This week we will learn the Armor of God song Kaitlyn and I first learned while learning the Letter A  here and Letter P here. So thankful that God gives us everything we need for life and godliness! 2 Peter 1:3


The new year brought our first snow. The kids played until their fingers hurt.