Monday, December 28, 2009

Charachter Building

Over the past year, we started a new weekly trend, from one of my favorite books on christian parenting "Creative Correction" by Lisa Welchel.

It's Called the Happy Jesus Box.

During the week I write down things that the kids, daddy or I do that would make Jesus Happy!

and one night a week, during dinner daddy takes out the Happy Jesus Box, and reads off all the wonderful things said about each family member that week. It has been one of the biggest blessings to the kids! They beam as their names are mentioned.. and it certainly has encouraged them. So often we focus on constant discipline, that we forget to encourage too! i found this box at the german dollar store, isn't it fitting? This helps me find the positive so much!

Therefore, Encourage one another and build each other up; just as in fact you are doing. 1 Thessalonians 5:11

The other jar you see next to it, is called the Fruit of the Spirit Jar.

it is filled with fruity candies. Each time our children show one of the Fruit of the spirits they get to choose one. BUT I have to catch them.. they can't do it and then tell me the did something hoping to get a piece of candy. =)

this works awesome!!! we are doing the fruit of the spirit lapbook study, and i read this idea on one of the great homeschool sites ( so sorry i can't remember which one, but i will repost it when i find it!)

But the fruit of the spirit is Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness; self-control. against such their is no law.
Galations 5:22- 23

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