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Thursday, July 25, 2013

ACTS Summer Challenge and Giveaway!!

 


The past few months, I've written a few posts about the ACTS Summer Challenge to Serve.  You can read more about it here.  How is your summer going?  Have you had opportunities to serve with your kids?  We have found that if you are looking for opportunities, you will find them!  My son has helped an elderly neighbor all summer, doing odd jobs and helping her.  He feels so good when he helps her, and he's learning valuable lessons.  I'm very proud of him!

For moms with kids in school, the most hectic months of the year are usually September and May. The end of the school year involves parties, playoffs, and final projects. The beginning of the year has moms and kids feeling overloaded with shopping trips, sign-ups, and new schedules.
Establishing healthy, positive routines is a tough job. Too often, music lessons, sports practices, and after-school clubs can overshadow the routines that build family and healthy habits—both physically and spiritually. 


One of the great new Adventures in Odyssey products released this year is 90 Devotions for Kids, aimed at kids 8 to 12.  This soft-cover book draws you in with illustrations, puzzles, and kid-friendly applications. It also includes a daily Bible verse, daily challenges, words of encouragement from different AIO characters, and more. Even if your kids aren’t already Adventures in Odyssey fans, they’ll enjoy these daily devotionals, and get to know the Odyssey crew along the way. 
This devotional, and the edition coming this fall (90 Devotions for Kids: Life Changing Values from the Book of Matthew) are great tools to help your kids put a regular pause in their day for Bible reading, prayer, and thoughts about God. If you start now—by the first day of school, you’ll already have a spiritual component scheduled into your kids’ routine. After that, everything else will hopefully just fall into line!

Download a Sample of 90 Devotions for Kids here.

Tyndale has generously offered one The Loose Screw reader their own copy of 90 Devotions for Kids!  Enter below:




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18 comments:

Homeschooling6 said...

I'd love to own 90 Devotions for kids. It's actually in my CBD cart ;)

Anonymous said...

We helped decorate for VBS. We have given clothes and food to the local mission and got a few items for the Operation Christmas Shoe boxes. My son is feeding cats for a lady at church who is on vacation. Next we will probably get school supplies for needy kids.
marypopmom(at) yahoo (dot) com
Merry

Debby Chandler said...

We have made donations to the local food bank and I'm crocheting these ugly but soft blankets for the kitties and puppies at the humane society. I take all my left over yarn and make blankets.

Renata said...

This looks like a great book!! We always try to look for opportunities to serve!
Blessings
Renata:)

A Learning Journey said...

Unfortunately, we haven't served this summer. I would love to add more opportunities into our school day to serve others this year.

Audra Silva said...

We've served in the form of hospitality, and have been learning to serve each other. We haven't had opportunity above that so far. We'll have to start opening our eyes to see them.

Sarah said...

We helped out at our VBS

Maria B said...

We helped with the elderly, by taking them shopping and to the doctors.

Danielle Williams said...

yes! loved serving in VBS!!!

sarah buki said...

we are starting to teach our oldest about helping others now.

Anne D. said...

We haven't really served well this summer (did donate to church:) though:) I do want to help out at local food bank.
annejk112233 at yahoo dot com

Noelle said...

Yep! We actually serve all year long, but as a family we joined in on "serve the community day".

Swinging On Small Hinges said...

Yes, just this week we helped clean up our church building.

Busy Mama said...

Unfortunately, our family has not served much this summer. We want to get our schedules shifted soon so that it will be possible :)

Beckt\y H said...

We have grown and given food for our neighborhood food bank and we are now collecting school supplies for those in need.
scrappin_sis02 at yahoo dot com

Nancy said...

We volunteer and donate year-round.

Nancy
allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

Sue Hull said...

We buy backpacks and fill them with school supplies.Then we take them to the Salvation Army.We also help a homeless organization.Thank you :)
sue-hull64(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

We have been helping our church build a new building with extra classroom space.