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JOY for Today: Celebrate Your Spouse

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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

JOY for Today: Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr

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Martin Luther King, Jr. is a champion of the fight. To think of him is to know persistence. On this day, we honor him for who he was, the change he championed, and the hope he continues to enliven in all of us. Here are some ways we aim to honor him: Keen Facts about King   Wolfe Stew Connection Bible Verses and Martin Luther King Quotes Activity Suggestion Did You Know Martin Luther King, Jr... Wasn't named Martin at birth? When he was 6, his dad changed both their names from Michael to Martin after traveling to Germany and learning more about Martin Luther , the protestant reformist. Learned how to  politely demand respect from his father? When police officers would call his father "boy," Martin Luther King, Sr, would politely correct them. Enrolled in college at the age of 15 ? King skipped grades nine and twelve, then enrolled in Morehouse College - following in his father's footsteps - in 1944. Was voted class president in a mostly white class ? His senior class

JOY for Today: Make Your Dreams Come True in 2022

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"Reach for the Stars" image courtesy of phil2001 via Deviant Art Make Your Dreams Come True Day feels appropriate this time of year as many of us consider making changes and reviving projects we’ve let go. On Friday, we have a guest blogger from Well Parents sharing how to start an at-home business for all of you aspiring Mompreneurs out there. So, if this interests you, be sure to come back and check it out. But for now, we hope this post leaves you with JOY for Today and renewed hope in making your own dream come true. Check out the part of interest to you or read on through: Short Summaries of Real Life Success Stories Wolfe Stew Connection Biblical Inspiration Activity Suggestion People Who Made Their Dreams Come True   J.K. Rowling manually typed out each copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone that she sent to publishers. After being rejected dozens of times, a CEO’s daughter fell in love with the story and J.K. Rowling’s publishing dreams came t

JOY for Today: New Year's Day in 2022

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While we’re no longer pairing daily holidays with academic activities, we still believe in the merit of finding the JOY in every day and reflecting on our past as we look forward to the future. To support commemoration of daily holidays in the classroom, as a family, or individually, we plan to sprinkle “blog”fetti here and there throughout your year. Each holiday post will feature: Facts about the holiday. Our personal connection to it. A Biblical tie in. An activity suggestion. Just click the link to what interests you or read on through. We are thrilled to celebrate our way through 2022 with you! Facts about New Year’s Day New Year’s celebrations are an ancient tradition, at least 4000 years old. The New Year used to be celebrated on the first day of spring (a.k.a. the vernal equinox). Emperor Julius Caesar of Rome named January the beginning of the year. Janus, January’s namesake, is a Roman god with two faces: one for looking back on the past and one into the future. We’d Love to