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Forgiveness Day 2022 | JOY for Today

Sometimes seeking joy is not a task you want to undertake. Sometimes we want to sit in our anger, sadness, or hurt and are not ready for joy. But, when you are ready to let that JOY back in , forgiveness is a necessary step. June 26, 2022 Forgiveness Day Findings: Did You Know...  Two we knew; three we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings from the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  About forgiveness of self and others. Activity Suggestions  Posters, movies, books, and songs. Did You Know: There is more than one day for forgiveness throughout the year? Additional designations for forgiveness include the third full week of June, July 7th, the first Sunday in August, September 27th, and October 7th.  Forgiveness is good for your health?  Mayo Clinic studied the health benefits of forgiveness and contrasted them with the side effects of holding a grudge. Forgiveness improves relationships, mental health, blood pressure, immune systems, and heart health. ( Mayo Clinic ) Carrying a grudge li

Father's Day | JOY for Today

Fathers, on this day we honor you. We honor the commitment you made and upheld to guide, protect, and love your family. We are better because of you and with JOY we welcome your enduring presence. Father's Day Offerings: Did You Know...   Five we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Father's Day. Activity Suggestions   Card-making. Did You Know: Father's Day was inspired by a Mother's Day sermon? Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, heard a sermon on Mother's Day that started her on the path toward getting a Father's Day on the calendar too. She felt her father - William Smart - who raised six kids by himself after his wife died during childbirth, deserved a day that honored him and other great fathers. ( Spokane City ) It took 62 years for Father's Day to be federally recognized?  The first celebration of Father's Day took place in Spokane in 1910 and in 1972 Richard Nixon officially proclaimed F

Flag Day | JOY for Today

Flags symbolize belonging. They announce in colors and symbols the values and traditions of the people who fly them. When you see your flag waving in unfamiliar territory, it communicates security and like-mindedness. Belonging. Community. Shared Values. Common Purpose. These sound like ingredients in a recipe for JOY to me.  Flag Day Findings: Did You Know...  One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Flags. Activity Suggestions  Crafts, games, food, and history. Did You Know: Our flag was officially adopted June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress? ( ).   See alternate designs at . It took 135 years for our flag to be standardized?  Until 1912, stars were arranged differently in varying proportions. ( ) George Washington rejected any flag similar to the British flag? Fighting under a banner that resembled your enemy was not a great confidence booster. ( ) The stars on th

Hot Air Balloon Day | JOY for Today

Hot air balloons against blue skies uplift spirits everywhere they fly. This whimsical contraption forces us to simultaneously celebrate our freedom and accept surrender. There is joy in both, Friends, when you choose wisely. Artwork by our niece, age 8. Hot Air Balloon Day Sightings: Did You Know...   One we knew; four we didn't. Wolfe Stew Connects  Musings by the Mrs. Bible Verses and Quotes  Inspired by Hot Air Balloons.  Activity Suggestions   Art, science, ticket-buying, movies, and history. Did You Know: A person was not the first hot air balloon passenger? Three animals were uniquely chosen for the first hot air balloon ride over the French court in Versailles: a rooster, a duck, and a sheep. The sheep tested the effects of flight on land dwellers and the fowl of birds that fly at varying altitudes. All animals returned safely. ( Mental Floss ) The Civil War had a balloon Corp?  Initiated by President Lincoln, the purpose of the balloon Corp was intelligence gathering advan

June 2022 Calendars | Printable and Holiday Options

June. That sweet month of freedom. The month before the reality sets in that you really should start planning for the next school year. This year, our June consists of a vacation with the Mr.'s parents and "Aunt E. School" (so named only moments ago). "Aunt E. School" is when I get to torture my nieces and nephews with summer learning activities. I stew all school year long over how to torture them and they dine on the results of my efforts all summer long.  What about you? What does June 2022 bring for you? Whether it brings freedom, relaxation, or a continued resilience in your efforts, we're here to walk through it with you. Here's what we're offering on the June 2022  Wolfe Stew  menu: June 2022 Ideas for  Every  Day Calendar  (family friendly, educational) June 2022 Growth for Today Calendar  (personal growth, Bible-based) Blank 2022 Calendars   Bible verses  Inspirational Quotes June 2022 Ideas for EVERY Day  View the current month's

June 2021 | Ideas for Every Day

(Updated 4/22/22.) Do you remember where you were and what you were doing a year ago today? It’s crazy how far we’ve come in a year. Sadly, I heard a minister say the seeds planted in 2020 are bearing fruit in 2021 and it’s not all good. Many of us are depressed. Anxiety is sky rocketing. In short, we’re still struggling. Take care of those around you. Seek the good in others as you continually remind yourself of the gift you are. We need to stay positive. We must lift each other up. Together, we can; alone we suffer. To aid you in building up others, we’ve curated an action-packed June Calendar with ideas for EVERY day for you and your learners. Browse the interactive calendar below, then click on activities that make your spirit soar. Or, print a blank June 2021 calendar ( religious or inspirational ) and jot notes of the activities you prefer on the day you’d like to do them. Here pictured is the Bible verse featured on our BLANK calendar for June 2021. Here pictured is