The Season of Love
This issue should invite readers to ponder how God’s lavish acts of love toward us call us to our own lavish acts of love.Order Now See Inside
For your school
* Make a gift for your teacher.
* Volunteer to help plan or clean up after a class party.
* Make Christmas cards for the people who prepare and serve meals at your school.
* Pray for God to help you treat everyone at your school with kindness.
11/03/2013 at 12:05 pm
An Advent wreath has four candles (usually three purple ones and a pink one that is lit on the third Sunday) in a circle. A taller, white candle, the Christ candle, goes in the middle. You can buy an Advent wreath or make your own. You could use these devotions with your family or ask your Sunday school teacher about using them in your class.
First Sunday of Advent
Light the first candle
One: Today we begin our Advent journey of waiting and listening.
All: As we wait for the coming of Jesus into our lives again, we listen to God. more
12/02/2013 at 10:22 am
Though Pockets is primarily a resource for children’s personal use, the magazine can be used in groups as supplemental Sunday-school material or with weeknight groups or Pockets clubs. Here are suggestions for using the December issue in weekly segments.
Read: The Seven Santellis and Their Amazing Dad (pages 2-4) more
12/01/2013 at 02:00 am
A beautiful quote from Henri Nouwen in today’s Upper Room Daily Reflections:
GOD IS NOT in the distant heavens or in the hidden depths of the future, but here and now. God has pitched a tent among us. Even more than that, God has made a home in us so that we can make God’s home our home.
We find our way home to the heart by following Jesus.
- Henri J.M. Nouwen
A Spirituality of Homecoming
From page 14 of A Spirituality of Homecoming by Henri J.M. Nouwen, with John S. Mogabgab, Series Editor. Copyright © 2012 by The Henri Nouwen Legacy Trust. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. http://bookstore.upperroom.org/ Learn more about or purchase this book.
12/09/2013 at 01:35 pm