July 2014

Laughter

This issue should help children to see the humor in the world around them and to enjoy it as one of God’s great gifts to us.

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July 20-26

For your community

* Keep smiles bright! With a parent, call Head Start or a homeless shelter and offer to donate toothbrushes and toothpaste.

* Resolve to say. “That’s not funny,” whenever someone around you tells a joke that is mean or prejudiced.
* Make a smiling lantern by hollowing out and carving a watermelon with a parent’s help. Display it on a porch or windowsill. (And invite a neighbor to share the yummy part of the melon you carved out.)

* Pray for joy to be contagious in your community.

07/01/2014 at 05:00 am

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Take Time for Fun

Even if the rhythm of your family life changes a bit in the summer, chances are you still find yourselves awfully busy. But taking time to have fun together is important for creating and nurturing a healthy family. Try some of these simple suggestions from author Karen M. Leet to add a little fun to your family life and remind yourselves that God wants us to live abundantly!

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07/01/2014 at 05:15 am

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So Much To Be Happy About

Read Psalm 97:1-2, 9-12

One: Lord, you created us.

All: And you want us to be happy.

One: Things happen sometimes that make us sad or upset.

All: But you have blessed us so much, and there is so much to be happy about, also: more

07/01/2014 at 06:00 am

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