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JOY for Today - Planner Day 2022

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Planning reduces your stress by helping you consider, prioritize, and delegate the tasks ahead of you. A reduction in stress leads to increased opportunities for JOY. To maximize that joyous opportunity, we recommend taking it one step farther: acknowledge that ultimately it is God's ways that will stand. The burden for perfection never has been nor never will be on you; give it to God. Planner Day Headings: Did You Know...  Five we knew. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About planning. Activity Suggestions  Printable planner choices and tips; back-to-school focus list. Did You Know: Planning reduces stress?  Approximately 25% of our happiness depends on stress management, and the most effective stress management technique (according to 3,000 participants) is planning. This Time  article goes on to suggest making daily, annual, and even ten-year plans. ( Time ) If you plan on paper, you will remember and focus better?  Writing requires our brain

August 2022 Calendars - Printable and Holiday Options

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August is the frantic rush of preparation, anxiety, and anticipation as our learners return to school and we work hard to start the year off right. We're offering some back-to-school advice and activities in this  Planner Day post. However, we think the best advice we can offer is - relax. You got this! You really do. Take it moment by moment and find joy there; it's waiting for you. Here's what we're offering on the August 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: August 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) August 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes August 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. August 2022  (updated for you!) August 2021   August 2020 Also, consider sampling our  JOY for Today  posts, where we celebrate selected days throughout the year by offering facts, connections, scripture, quotes, and activity s

JOY for Today - National Parents Day 2022

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Parents, you have a tough job, and we know it. But we also hope your parenting role brings you JOY. For days when worry overwhelms joy, we pray you remember these words: " Family Concept " image by Perpetual Fostering at Flickr . Free for use under a CC  BY 2.0 license Parents' Day Guides: Did You Know...  One we did; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About parenting. Activity Suggestions  Parent honoring and strengthening ideas. Did You Know: Parents' Day was established by President Bill Clinton in 1994?  Parents' day closes the trilogy of parental holidays and was initially observed in South Korea as a Mother's Day replacement. ( Edarabia ) You can nominate exceptional parents to receive recognition? Nominations are to be submitted by June 30th at Parent's Day . Criteria for nominees include exemplifying qualities of sacrificial love; overcoming major obstacles; exhibiting moral values; and having a

ABC Nature Walk: D is for Deer

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D is for Deer was filmed in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. These deer were right near the place we stayed in Pagosa Springs. It was fun seeing them every night at dusk. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

JOY for Today - National Ice Cream Day 2022

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JOY is ice cream on a hot day. Pause for a moment and allow yourself to imagine it. Experience the taste of that perfect flavor melting on your tongue. Cooling you from the inside out. Soothing still as you ready yourself for another taste. Yes, Friends, JOY tastes of ice cream. Yet, sweet though ice cream may be, we know of something even sweeter. Vanilla Ice Cream image courtesy of  Peakpx.com Ice Cream Day Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by ice cream. Activity Suggestions  Recipe suggestions - in a bag, historical, and machine-made. Did You Know: Ice cream originated in China?  Well, most people agree on that, possibly because it included an addition of milk. However, drinks cooled with snow were referenced by King Solomon (970-931 BC) in the Bible ( Proverbs 25:13 ) and Alexander the Great (336-323 BC) loved snow-cooled drinks flavored with honey and wine. Around 200 BC, there are referenc

ABC Nature Walk: C is for Chipmunk

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C is for Chipmunk was filmed in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. This chipmunk was playing with a friend. I think chipmunks are very interesting and fun animals. I enjoy watching them. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.

JOY for Today - Give Something Away Day 2022

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Giving well requires thinking outwardly. It means carefully considering what might benefit another and acting to make it happen. JOY is found on both ends: the giving and the getting. As you consider what to give away, we ask that you think outside material goods and consider what words and actions you might also give away to make someone else's day. Give Something Away Day Selections: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About charity. Activity Suggestions  Thoughts about choosing what to give. Did You Know: Giving is good for your health?  According to Cleveland Clinic , engaging in a charitable activity can lower your blood pressure, improve your self-esteem, lessen depression, decrease stress levels, prolong your life, and lead to greater levels of happiness and satisfaction. Only about 20% of donations come from corporations? In 2020, according to Digital Information World , the top three corporations to donat

ABC Nature Walk: B is for Bird

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B is for Bird was filmed in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We were at Silver Falls, and this guy loved the water! I think he was dancing during part of the video. This is intended for Preschool and Kindergarten to enhance their learning of the alphabet.