One of the reasons that I attend church regularly is that I need all the help I can get. Reminders of how to live a better, more Christ-like life are definitely part of my motivation. Then there’s the fact that I get to rub shoulders with other like-minded individuals who are striving towards some of the same goals.
Yesterday one of the teachers used a simple, yet meaningful activity to illustrate something that everyone should practice: charity, the pure love of Christ. Basically each person was given a slip of paper and asked to write something complimentary or kind about the person seated next to him or her. It was easy for me because I was sitting next to Gabriel who happens to be a handsome, personable young man. After writing our comments, then we each had to share them with the class. This activity worked like a charm! In a matter of minutes, the class was electrified with positive energy. After all, everyone likes hearing something positive about herself or himself, and as an additional plus, we got to learn things about others in the class that we might not have known earlier.
After “sharing time,” the teacher reminded us that this is how we should treat others ALL THE TIME, not just in a Sunday school class. Plus, he reminded us that the people we love the most and spend the most time with especially need to hear words of encouragement, appreciation, and praise. It’d be nice if we could all abide in homes in which we could feel the impact of the children’s hymn, “Love is Spoken Here.”
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Again, I have gotten a great idea to use for teaching.
Speaking of being kind and “speaking words of love,” have I told you lately how incredibly creative, smart, and accomplished you are? Add that to the fact that you’re an A-One wife and mother, and you have the recipe for one oustanding young woman!
Just reading your blog and wanted to share what a wonderful mother I KNOW you are! Thank you for all that you do for all of us. Love ya!
And thanks for being such a beautiful young woman who is even now (as in right this minute) following her Heavenly Father’s plan for her…at least part of it. The rest will come later as the years go by. Who knows what’s ahead??? Right now I know that you and your sibs listen to “that still small voice” when wondering what to do and making decisions.
Speaking of following the plan, I bet the Sunday activity could work with your students, especially when they’re acting unruly and need a reminder that they’re each special in some way.