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National Inspire Your Heart with Art Day | JOY for Today

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We, formed in the image of God, were made to create. It is the cry of our hearts, an act of worship, a way to find understanding amid chaos. Through the creation process we come to understand ourselves, our world, our creator. Ultimately, understanding ushers in JOY unspeakable. Painting by the Mr.'s Grandmother JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  One we didn't; four we did in theory. Wolfe Stew Connects  To The Creator. Bible Verses and Quotes  About creating. Activity Suggestions  Art prompt; Art integration; Would you rather; Family challenge Last Year's Post : Groundhog Day (February 2nd Annually)  Did You Know: Creating is tied to being human? Cave wall art displays 39,900-year-old evidence of human creativity in the form of hand outlines and animal sketches. What's more, human creativity contributes to survival in the form of tools, shelter, cooking, and medicines. ( Medical News Today ) Art creation has proven effective in trauma therapy?  Researchers Heath

Valuable Verses | The Wolfe Notes

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Our  2023 GROWTH for Today journey  guides us through the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you. Each month, we're focusing on a different trait of the Proverbs 31 woman; in January, that trait is VALUABLE. Below summarizes where our journey has taken us so far. Week one  set the background for our study and defined valuable.  Week two began our examination of Proverbs 31:10.  In week three, we are wrapping up Proverbs 31:10 and beginning to look at Proverbs 31:29. What follows are our notes for these valuable verses. (Our personal thoughts are denoted by an *asterisk. Please do not read them as definitive answers; we are seekers too.) Contents: Looking at Proverbs 31:10 as Christ's Bride Godly Wisdom from Proverbs 31:10 Applying Proverbs 31:10 Worship Reading Proverbs 31:29 A Literal Interpretation of Proverbs 31:29 What is Weird about Proverbs 31:29 Looking at Proverbs 31:10 as Christ's Bride  Jesus found us ( Luke

February 2023 Calendars | Blank, Holidays, and Personal Growth

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As February approaches, we hope you find yourself rooted in love. The firm foundation of love can help you withstand any storm. Take time to notice, appreciate, and further develop the relationships that root you this month. This is the love that matters, friends. How do you communicate this in your classroom, Leader? What relationship-building activities bring your learners closer? What about in your personal lives? Are you devoting time to those you love? We hope so! We are praying this month adds depth to the relationships that root you in love. Here's what we're offering on the February 2023  Wolfe Stew  menu: February 2023 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) February 2023 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2023 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes February 2023 Ideas for EVERY Day View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. February 2023  (updated for you!) February 2021 Febru

Library Shelfie Day | JOY for Today

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An image of your personal library, or a favorite shelf in a public library, hints at what fuels your JOY. So, snap a shelfie that will document what your interests and passions were on this day in your personal history. Then, connect with someone over what fuels their JOY. It will work today as it has worked in times gone by. Personally, I would like a glimpse at what books Paul (the author of the following verse) asked Timothy to grab. JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To being detectives. Bible Verses and Quotes  About books. Activity Suggestions  Organization, speaking and listening, critical thinking, opinion writing, would you rather, and family challenge Last Year's Post : Spouses Day (January 26th Annually)  Did You Know: A secret door, disguised as a bookcase, was a fixture in Charles Dickens' house?  One title on the fake bookcase was The Life of a Cat which appeared in nine volumes. ( Interesting Literature   & Lit

Proverbs 31:10 | The Wolfe Notes

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Our  2023 GROWTH for Today journey  guides us through the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you. Each month, we're focusing on a different trait of the Proverbs 31 woman; in January, that trait is VALUABLE. During week one , we set the background for our study and defined valuable. In week two, we began our examination of Proverbs 31:10. What follows are our notes for that examination. (Our personal thoughts are denoted by an asterisk. Please do not read them as definitive answers; we are seekers too.) Contents: The Verse Literal Meaning What is Weird? About Virtue A Look at Rubies Other Versions of the Verse A Look at Roles Proverbs 31:10 (KJV) Who can find  / a virtuous woman? / for her price  / is far above rubies.   Literal Meaning *A virtuous woman is rare and exceedingly valuable. What is Weird? *Why would a mother who is giving wife-seeking advice to her son ask who can find such a woman? By listing the virtues and

National Popcorn Day | Joy for Today

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Popcorn is popping. The microwave beeps. JOY arrives as hot, buttery kernels mounded in a bowl. Maybe you share the popcorn with loved ones as you watch a movie. Or maybe you savor those morsels of heaven for yourself. Either way, we hope you do not overlook the offer of JOY popcorn extends. JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To provision under pressure. Bible Verses and Quotes  Related to popcorn. Activity Suggestions  Movie Lists, Science, Writing, Art, Would You Rather..., and Family Challenge Last Year's Post : Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January's Third Monday) Did You Know: There are two different shapes of popcorn?  Popcorn comes in mushroom and snowflake (or butterfly) varieties. Movie theaters typically sell the snowflake style, because they are bigger. Next time you eat popcorn, see what shape yours is. ( Fact Retriever ) Popcorn kernels grow to 30 times their original size?  The popcorn pops successfully depending on t

Building Background on Proverbs 31 | The Wolfe Notes

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Our 2023 GROWTH for Today journey guides us through the description of the Proverbs 31 woman. If you haven't joined yet, we'd love to have you. Each month, we're focusing on a different trait of the Proverbs 31 woman; in January, that trait is VALUABLE. Find here our notes for week one , where we set the background for our study and defined valuable. (Our personal thoughts are denoted by an asterisk. Please do not read them as definitive answers; we are seekers too. ) Contents: Define Wisdom Wisdom Personified Build Background Relate to Helper Relate to Keeper Relate to Church Define Valuable Define Wisdom Proverb's Purpose ( Proverbs 1:1-3 ) To gain wisdom and instruction.  For understanding words of insight.  For receiving instruction of wisdom, justice, judgment, and equity. * Personal definition : Wisdom is the practice of making righteous choices.  Wisdom Personified As a Woman ( Got Questions ) Not to be taken literally; poetic device. In Hebrew, wisdom is a fem