Jesus’s Weekly Words of Wisdom

Before the school year started I debated on whether or not to purchase a cardboard cutout of either Jesus or Pope Francis. Naturally I didn’t debate very long. Who could choose Pope Francis over Jesus!?!

I searched the World Wide Web and found a life-size cardboard, cartoon cutout of Jesus on Oriental Trading. I ordered it right away in hopes it would arrive before classes would begin, but alas, my previous shipping address was pre-programmed and Jesus was delivered to the wrong address. {AAARRRRGGGGGHHHHHH!!!}

I took it as a sign that maybe it was too much for the classroom. But to my surprise, Jesus was miraculously delivered to my new address {a few months late . . . but He still arrived.}

So now, Jesus sits with us every week and gives His words of wisdom by which to live.

I printed a word bubble from the computer {you can find one online, but I created one in Adobe Illustrator} then laminated it and used foam glue dots to affix the word bubble to a popsicle stick so I can change the message every week.

But how do I change the message every week without tearing Him up? I put foam glue dots the width of the popsicle stick to the back of His head to hold the word bubble in place. 

The children love seeing Him every week and look forward to reading His words of wisdom.

Learning the Hail Mary

september-8-blessed-virgin-mary-birthdayAt my parish, children in CCD are taught the Sign of the Cross in kindergarten, the Lord’s Prayer in 1st grade, and then the Hail Mary and Act of Contrition in 2nd grade which is my group.  We started the year reviewing the Sign of the Cross and Lord’s Prayer.  When it came time to begin learning the Hail Mary, I wanted to make sure the students understood the origins of the Hail Mary.

So one day while perusing through Pinterest {again} I stumbled on the Hail Mary explained, providing the scriptures from which the Hail Mary comes.  I do not know where the Pin originated, but it is exactly what I wanted.  The image I found was very small and difficult to read, so I recreated it and converted to a pdf.  It’s attached below for personal use if desired.

Download the Hail Mary explained.

Hebrews 13:4

As I was doing some lite reading last night, this scripture stuck out to me.  Thankfully this is not an issue that my husband and I have; however, it makes me wonder how others can so easily fall into the trap.

Ephesians 13:4 - Let marriage he held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.

Ephesians 13:4 – Let marriage he held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and adulterous.

Ephesians 4:26-32

Ephesians 4:26-32 is a good reference if you’re holding on to an issue that died out a long time ago. Slander is not the answer. Find peace in the Word.

[26] Be angry, and sin not. Let not the sun go down upon your anger. [27] Give not place to the devil. [28] He that stole, let him now steal no more; but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have something to give to him that suffereth need.[29]Let no evil speech proceed from your mouth; but that which is good, to the edification of faith, that it may administer grace to the hearers.[30] And grieve not the holy Spirit of God: whereby you are sealed unto the day of redemption.

[31]Let all bitterness, and anger, and indignation, and clamour, and blasphemy, be put away from you, with all malice.[32] And be ye kind one to another; merciful, forgiving one another, even as God hath forgiven you in Christ.

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of a dead issue. Holding on to an accusation in which you have been proven incorrect by documentation is damaging to the soul. I pray you find peace.

You, Sin and the Christ

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. (Psalm 51:7)

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