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The Wisdom of Ants - As Penned by Solomon

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Sluggards! You’re back! Clearly, you’ve embraced the idea that you are, indeed, a sluggard and you’re back to obtain morsels of wisdom from the ant. If you so desire, (and haven’t already) consider checking out reasons I think King Solomon chose the ant as a source of wisdom and my interpretation of what life might be like as an ant . In this post, l delve into the wisdom King Solomon directly pens in Proverbs. The wisdom of King Solomon regarding the ant states: Three morsels of provision I’m storing from this portion of scripture follow, presented first is the human application followed by an “Ant Mode” challenge. 1. N o one tells the ant what to do, yet it still acts. Human Application Imagine how your life would be different if every time you saw something that needed doing you just did it. Imagine how your household would change if your family got on board. What about your place of employment? Your neighborhood? Ant Mode Challenge Choose one thing that you’ve been meanin

April 2021 - Ideas for EVERY Day

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 Welcome leaders! We’re officially into spring now, never mind that we just dug our way out of our biggest snowfall yet. How are you feeling about spring? Are you ready for it? Are you looking for some fresh ideas to liven up learning? If so, we have a few sprouting for you. Here’s a link to our April Idea for Every Day calendar  (or use the embedded version below). Bookmark it, print it, pin it where you plan. Then, when you need a fresh idea, give it a glance. Hopefully you’ll find something there for you. Or, glance through it and jot down a few ideas on these blank calendars we’ve cleared off for you ( Bible verses or inspirational quotes ). Or, fill it with your own great ideas. Below, we’ll go into detail about our five favorite activities for the month of April ( or skip there now ). But, if you’d like more ideas about other days to celebrate, here are links to our April 2020 “Idea for Every Day” blogs. Week One April Fool’s Day (4.1.2021) World Autism Awareness

ABC Nature Walk: U is for Urchin

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ABC Nature Walk: J is for Jellyfish

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ABC Nature Walk: O is for Orangutan

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The Wisdom of Ants - Examining My Inner Sluggard

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Welcome Sluggards! You’ve reached Part Three in "The World of Ants: The Wisdom of Ants." Find the previous parts, “ Go to the Ant ,” and, “ An Ant’s Ways ,” at these respective links. Initially, I thought I could contain “The Wisdom of Ants” in one post. However, once I began contemplating the morsels of Wisdom, I realized they would be easier to digest if served in bite-sized morsels instead of as a full meal. The first morsel is accepting that we are all sluggards. Because Solomon specifically addresses the sluggard, it’s easy to dismiss this verse as, “not applicable to me,” and move on. But I urge you to s-l-o-w down. I want you to consider that King Solomon just might be addressing you here. Perhaps not in the obvious ways, but in the introspective ways, I think you might come to realize King Solomon means you, too. To begin, let’s define sluggard. According to Dictionary.com , a sluggard is: “A person who is habitually inactive or lazy.” Again, your initial re

ABC Nature: W is for Wallabies

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