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JOY for Today - Star Wars Day 2022

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Wield your lightsabers and don your Jedi robes: it's Star Wars Day! Annually we embrace this sci-fi universe and greet each other with the common phrase, "May the Fourth be with you." It is a day to dream of a reality beyond this one, to connect in our common interests, and to imagine ourselves as epically awesome (Which, I want you to know, you already are.). Even if you are not an avid fan, engaging in  Star Wars  discourse, celebrations, or observations will likely elicit JOY in someone you know. And, if nothing else, it always helps to know, "the 'Force' will be with you, always." Star Wars  Topics: Did You Know...  (Tidbits we find intriguing.) Wolfe Stew Connects  (Why it matters to us.) Bible Verses and Quotes  (Words that resonate.) Activity Suggestions  (Ways to celebrate. New feature: "Our Nephew's Suggestion" ) Did You Know: "Gobbledygook" was the adjective associated with Lucas' original Star Wars  draft?  20th Cen

May 2022 Calendars

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Oh May... you're nearly here. We've been waiting for you. The end of a school year is always bittersweet. In many ways we cannot wait for it to end, but then there are the goodbyes and the beginning of next year's worries (if that hasn't started already). As you wind up your school year, know that we are right here winding it up with you. We're offering ideas and growth activities to aid you in the journey. Here's what we're offering on the May 2022 Wolfe Stew menu: May 2022 Ideas for Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) May 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes May 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. May 2022  (updated for you!) May 2021   May 2020 Also, consider sampling our  JOY for Today  posts, where we celebrate selected days throughout the year by offering facts, connections, scripture, quotes, and

JOY for Today - Honesty Day 2022

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Yes! Let's celebrate honesty. While honesty may not immediately bring JOY, the truth is it builds the foundation for trust and a relationship built on trust sets a solid foundation for JOY. Let's make the commitment to work on honest communication within every relationship. We need all the JOY we can get! Photo from pxhere Honest Offerings: Did You Know...   Wolfe Stew Connects Bible Verses and Quotes   Activity Suggestions  (For families, classrooms, or individuals) Did You Know: Honesty Day's date is strategically chosen to balance out April Fool's Day? By ending the month with honesty, M. Hirsh Goldberg (creator of Honesty Day) believed it would help us end April on a "higher moral note" ( Washington Examiner ) .  The creator of Honesty Day wrote a book about lies? The book is titled  The Book of Lies: Fibs, Tales, Schemes, Scams, Fakes, and Frauds That Have Changed the Course of History and Affect Our Daily Lives  and explores how commonplace lying is in o

The Savior

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  Jesus the Good Shepherd by Bernard Plockhorst at PublicDomainPictures.net He saved me, from myself My anger dwelled inside, for years From child to teen to adult I traveled the rivers of my own tears   Finally, after a journey of trouble I chose the path that led to Him I tried to hold onto the pain I wanted to stay in the grim   Darkness and Sin surrounded The water of life washed me free The Light pierced the flesh My Father had me use my eyes to see   Haunt me no more The painful screams The fear of failure The scary dreams   My Father claims me And I claim Him I rely on prayer And on Holy Hymn Thank you, My God Thank you, Holy Spirit Christ saved my life So, I no longer fear it For more original literary works, visit our Reading Nook .

JOY for Today - Easter 2022

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On Easter we celebrate the day Jesus faced death and triumphed! He was, is, and will always be victorious and worthy of all our praise. Sing it loud; sing it JOYfully! Photo by Ajay Lalu via Pixabay Easter Offerings: Did You Know...   Wolfe Stew Connects Bible Verses and Quotes   Activity Suggestions  (For families, classrooms, or individuals) Did You Know: Easter's date changes annually because it is tied to the full moon? Specifically, during the Council of Nicaea, the Western church agreed Easter would be celebrated the Sunday following the first full moon in spring (after the Vernal Equinox). Currently, however, Easter's date sometimes misses the lunar cycle mark . To be thorough, the Western Church created a table of future Easter dates by projecting full moons. These projections no longer match actual full moon dates, but we still use the Ecclesiastical Full Moon projections to determine Easter's Date.   We can thank Germany for the Easter bunny? While no one is comp

Mission Born: Space Twins - Chapter 20

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It is here! We're excited to announce the closing chapter of  Mission Born: Space Twins is ready for your reading pleasure.  If you need a refresher, or are new to the story, find all previous chapters here: Chapter 1  Ghosts Chapter 2  The Adventure Continues Chapter 3  Sound the Alarm! Chapter 4  Will Wally Make It? Chapter 5  Twins Divided Chapter 6  Worlds Apart Chapter 7  Escape from Planet Orc Chapter 8  Twin's Flight Chapter 9  Docked in Space Chapter 10  Knowledge Unbound Chapter 11  Decisions Chapter 12  Training Chapter 13  An Unexpected Adventure Chapter 14  Old Friends Chapter 15  Destination Unknown Chapter 16  Urlanna's Favor Chapter 17  Project: Shield Chapter 18  Countdown Chapter 19  Bright Lights Otherwise, welcome to the end: As they entered the underwater castle, Jess could see a giant screen above the queen’s throne.  On the display was a very thin man with sharp, pointed ears.  His face seemed to gleam with a golden glow.  “Yes, we have disabled all sh

JOY for Today - Palm Sunday 2022

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Palm Sunday, a day when throngs of people gathered to welcome their savior, abounds in JOY, yet it comes with a shadow. We know by week's end Jesus undergoes crucifixion. We know it was people like us that voted for Him to die. We know what it means to blame our failed expectations on a meek and humble savior. While a solemn time of reflection, consider the sacrifice He willingly made on your behalf. He would do it again if it were only for you and that, my friends, should bring you great JOY. Photo from pxhere Palm Sunday Offerings: Did You Know...   Wolfe Stew Connects Bible Verses and Quotes   Activity Suggestions  (For families, classrooms, or individuals) Did You Know: Palm Sunday marks  the beginning of Holy Week ?  Holy week is an eight-day journey of remembering the events and revealed prophecies leading up to Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection. Palm Sunday honors Jesus claiming his place as Messiah? Jews memorized biblical prophecy and knew Zechariah foretold the Mes

ABC Nature Walk: F is for Frogs

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F is for Frogs was filmed at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, CO. These frogs are so beautiful! These poison dart frogs are dangerous but amazing to look at! This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.