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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

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

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

National Vision Board Day | JOY for Today

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Having a vision means having a purpose. It gives you something to work toward and helps direct your goalsetting. Knowing your purpose, your vision, and where to focus your goals brings JOY. January 14, 2023 JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To choosing a focus. Bible Verses and Quotes  For having a vision. Activity Suggestions  Individual and collaborative vision boards; Would You Rather questions Last Year's Post : Make Your Dream Come True Day (January 13th Annually) Did You Know: Vision boards are image centered?  While your vision board can include words, generally pictures dominate to remind you of your vision at a glance ( Psychology Today ) The more you see something, the more you like it?  Psychologists refer to this phenomenon as the mere exposure effect. Studies support the observance of this effect in people, words, and music. ( Simply Psychology ) You likely have a version of a vision board already? A picture of your fam

Thank Goodness It's Monday Day | JOY for Today

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We all know about TGIF, but what if this year we also became TGIM people? We're talking JOY all throughout the week, people! JOY for Today Offerings: Did You Know...  Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  To valuing Mondays. Bible Verses and Quotes  For Monday motivation. Activity Suggestions  Welcoming students back, Would you rather, Family challenge Last Year's Post : New Year's Day Did You Know: Monday is the best day to buy a car? If you avoid the weekends when salespeople are busy you will get more attention, close the deal faster, and perhaps negotiate a better price by car shopping on a Monday. ( The Fact Site  & US News ) Stock market traders note and utilize a Monday effect? The Monday effect suggests that if a stock is falling on Friday, it will continue to fall on Monday but if it was rising on Friday, it will continue to rise on Monday. ( Investopedia ). Monday means "day of the Moon"?  In Latin, day of the Moon is the literal translation. Howe

January 2023 Calendars | Printable: Blank, Holidays, and Personal Growth

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It's nearly a new year, can you believe it? With the new year, we're bringing in calendars with a new theme: character traits from Proverbs 31. As usual, we have two options: one with Bible verses and one with inspirational quotes. How are you bringing in the new year, Leader? Are you finding time to relax and recharge? Are you finding the merry in each moment? We are praying this season brings you peace and JOY to invigorate you in welcoming 2023. Here's what we're offering on the January 2023  Wolfe Stew  menu: January 2023 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) January 2023 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2023 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes January 2023 Ideas for EVERY Day View the current month's calendar  at the Learning Lab Tab. January 2023  (updated for you!) January 2021 January 2020   Also, consider sampling our  JOY for Today  posts, where we celebrate selected days throug

Celebrate Your Spouse | JOY for Today

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A spouse is the person you do life with, a permanent fixture often overlooked. Today, take time to celebrate that person walking hand-in-hand through life with you. Rejoice in your marriage! Spouse Celebration Offerings Lessons from Spouses   Wolfe Stew Connection Bible Verses and Quotes Activity Suggestion  (for spouses, families, or classrooms) Lessons from Spouses Priscilla and Aquilla  - a Biblical couple who worked side-by-side making tents and ministering. The lesson I want to learn from them: live a daring life for God together .  Mary and Joseph - the mother and father of Jesus. The lesson I want to learn from them: face trials together to make your faith stronger . Pocahontas and John Rolfe  - the Powhatan princess and Jamestown colonist whose marriage brought a time of peace. The lesson I want to learn from them: within a marriage is a new world of possibilities . George and Martha Washington  - USA's first president and first First Lady. The lesson I want to learn from