Monday, March 26, 2018

April Activities

How was the March activity list? Did everyone have fun with their families?? Well April should be even more exciting! Who is ready for NICE weather??? This month will be packed full of Easter crafts, Earth day activities, walks, and more! Lets gear up for SPRING!

April Activities-

April 1st- Tell Jesus 'thank you' for His sacrifice. Have an easter egg hunt.
*Bible verse of the day- Mark 15:46-47 (the importance of Easter)

April 2nd- Wear blue today for 'Autism Awareness' day.
*Bible verse of the day- Jeremiah 1:5 (He knew us before He formed us)

April 3rd- Make an umbrella out of a paper plate and construction paper. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Spring is the sign of new beginnings, so lets read some Bible verses about new beginnings. Isaiah 43:18-19

April 4th- Cut out paper rain boots and design your dream rain boots. (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- Lamentations 3:22-24 (new life in Christ)

April 5th- Make paper cup months and learn the months of the year. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Colossians 3:9-10 (new self this spring)

April 6th- Sing a song for April. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- 1 John 4:18 (perfect love from God)

April 7th- Make coffee filter Butterflies. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Romans 8:31 (God is for us)

April 8th- Learn about the parts of a plant to celebrate Spring. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Hebrews 11:1 (the benefit of faith)

April 9th- Make a rainy day window drawing. (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- Ezekiel 11:19 (a new spirit for Spring)

April 10th- Do a random act of kindness for someone today.
*Bible verse of the day- Genesis 1:12 (the beauty of Spring)

April 11th- This week we are going to learn about the letter A. Make a letter 'A' alligator today. (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- Psalms 65:11 (He gives abundantly)

April 12th- Make a letter A apple craft. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Isaiah 41:13 (Fear not)

April 13th- Watch a movie about Spring together and have cookies!
*Bible verse of the day- Nehemiah 9:6 (God made everything)

April 14th- If it is nice today, take a walk. If it isn't nice, have a tea party inside.
*Bible verse of the day- Hebrews 11:3 (Strength in the Word of God)

April 15th- Have an Earth Day Scavenger Hunt today. (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- Deuteronomy 10:14 (Bible verse about the beauty of the Earth)

April 16th- Make Earth Day dirt cups for a snack. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Genesis 1:3 (God said there should be light on the Earth)

April 17th- Make a Speak for the Trees craft. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Psalms 1:3 (the beauty of nature)

April 18th- I love the Earth craft out of construction paper. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Genesis 1:11 (the creation story)

April 19th- Make 'Earth Day' treat bags for the kids to take to school. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day-Genesis 1:7 (the Creation story)

April 20th- Make a 'We Can change the World' banner. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Genesis 1:8 (the creation story)

April 21st- Make Earth Day man out of a paper plate. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- John 4:35 (bible verse about the Earth)

April 22nd- Take a walk this afternoon and clean up any trash that we see.
*Bible verse of the day- Genesis 1:9 (The creation story)

April 23rd- We are going to learn about the letter 'B' this week. Make a letter 'B' bear craft. (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- This week, we will read Bible verses about the rain since 'April Showers bring May Flowers.' Isaiah 45:8

April 24th- 'B is for Butterfly' hand print craft. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Matthew 7:24-27 (The Wise Man)

April 25th- Have a camp out today and watch a movie or cartoon about Spring.
*Bible verse of the day- Hebrews 6:7 (the beauty of rain)

April 26th- Play a game either indoors or outdoors.
*Bible verse of the day- Jeremiah 51:16 (God's ability to bring rain)

April 27th- Play dress up and put on a play today.
*Bible verse of the day- Job 5:10 (God gives rain)

April 28th- Make a paper plate ring toss and play this game today! (LINK HERE)
*Bible verse of the day- Psalms 68:8 (the strength of God)

April 29th- Have an indoor/outdoor scavenger hunt about colors, size, etc. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Psalms 147:8 (God provides rain)

April 30th- We are going to learn about the letter 'C' this week.  Make a 'Letter C' for Cookie craft. (LINK HERE) 
*Bible verse of the day- Jeremiah 10:13 (God's strength)

Looking forward to a wonderful month with all of you!

-The Bays

Thursday, March 22, 2018

What is WORSE? (March 20th)

The question today was:

Which is worse- failing or never trying?

And I'm sure it's cliche, but I definitely believe never trying is much worse.

As most of you know, I struggle with anxiety- especially going places alone... and sometimes with people. It just depends on the location, the people, how crowded it is, etc.

I have felt what it is like to TRY and go places alone (or with people) and, in my opinion fail (by having to hurry up and leave- not participating in the activity- not even able to go inside, etc.)

And I have felt what it is like to sit at home, in my room, and not even attempt to overcome my fears at all.

And the latter feels much worse.....

I often feel discouraged when I can't face my fears... like when I'm sitting outside of a small store with all three of my children telling myself I can do this.. but I turn around and go home.

But 'I feel even worse when I avoid a situation all together due to fear. Because then I feel RULED. I feel like they have power over me. I couldn't even get myself to try. Much worse than trying and having to reassure myself in the parking lot "I'll get further tomorrow."

So, I believe that never trying is much worse than failing.


What do you think?

Monday, March 19, 2018

AGE (March 19th)

The question for the day is:

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?

Truthfully- I don't act my age.. and I doubt I ever will. If I didn't know any better, I would think I was in my early 20s. It's hard- because sometimes when I'm around individuals younger than me, I can sense my true age; however, I still look for an adult when I go places which makes me feel younger than I really am. Does age ever settle in? I have hard time grasping the fact that I'm in my 30s. Part of me still feels like a teenager. I don't feel old enough to have been married for 7 years, have 3 children, and getting ready to celebrate my 15 year reunion in 2 years! 

But like the saying goes- age is just a number. 

We get to choose what we do with it... whether we let it limit us.. or set us free! 

I choose to live in the moment and never think 'I wish I were (this age)..." I will live just being me. Whatever age I am! 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

QUESTIONS (March 18th)

So, I know I already created a 'template' for blog discussion topics for this month, BUT I couldn't pass up these questions I stumbled upon... (*wink* *wink*)

I was stumbling around on (do it!) and I came across a page that stated:

"50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind"

and I thought... HEY HEY HEY. Why not join in the fun and answer these questions on my blog?

So who's joining me??? I'd love to have some others so I can visit your page and see what you answer each day! Comment me or let me know if you're linking up to do this too!

Here are the 50 questions. Can you make it 50 days? I'm sure going to try! GOOD LUCK!

1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?

6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?

7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?

8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?

9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?

10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?

11.You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?

12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?

13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?

14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?

15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?

16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?

17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?

18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?

19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?

20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?

21.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?

22.Why are you, you?

23.Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?

24.Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?

25.What are you most grateful for?

26.Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

27.Is is possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

28.Has your greatest fear ever come true?

29.Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?

30.What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?

31.At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?

32.If not now, then when?

33.If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?

34.Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation ever?

35.Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?

36.Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?

37.If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?

38.Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?

39.Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?

40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?

41.If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?

42.Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?

43.What is the difference between being alive and truly living?

44.When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?

45.If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

46.What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?

47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?

48.What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?

49.In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day before that?

50.Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?

Happy 365!