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The Ten Commandments

Greetings!

I hope you are doing fine and are enjoying Summer (or Winter, depending on where you live). Where I live it’s been very hot and more heat is on the horizon.

I take advantage of early mornings to sit outside and enjoy God’s creation. The birds sing for me as I read my Bible. One morning God sent me a special visitor. A friend of mine said it was good that it was only one… could have been an invasion! This was a cute little one, not what probably invaded Egypt in the times of Moses. See Exodus 8:1-15.

Moses and millions of Israelites left Egypt (and all the frogs) behind. That’s what our stories have been about. When the big multitude came to Sinai, the mount of God, also called Horeb, the Lord gave Moses laws for the people. They had no laws of their own, because of having lived under Pharaoh in Egypt, obeying his laws. Now that they were a free people they needed laws.

Read about it in Exodus 19.

It was something spectacular when God spoke. There was thunder and lightning, with a thick cloud over the mountain. The mountain was covered with smoke, because the Lord descended in fire. The people trembled at a loud trumpet blast, that grew louder and louder. What an awesome experience it must have been!

God made a summary of the laws and wrote them on stone tablets, with his finger. We know them as the Ten Commandments, Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:1-22.

A fun activity, also a teaching tool.
(Modeling is my granddaughter Lana.)

My assistant Cristina and I have prepared several helps to teach the Ten Commandments. Find them HERE.

Welcome to read today’s story. The Great Escape # 11: Commandments Written in Stone

I wish you blessings. Next time, probably within two weeks, we’ll have the story about the 12 spies sent to explore Canaan.

 

 

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God’s Orchestra in the Sky

When God called Abraham, he promised that his offspring would be more numerous than the stars in the sky. In today’s story we’ll see the greatness of the stars. God has galaxies of stars, and each star has a name.

Did you know that the stars sing? There are huge telescopes that capture the sounds of the stars. Some sounds are rhythmic; others are sounds like a violin.

Here is a links for YouTube where you can hear this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLDWKpAkRHs

The theme of stars is meant to celebrate Star, Daisy’s new friend. In The Treasure Club, Miss Beatrice played the video of God’s orchestra for the children. If possible, bring a laptop to class and let the students see the video. Just listen for one or two minutes, so the children have the experience of hearing to the stars. Too long might make them bored.

The purpose is to focus on the greatness of our God, who has created the stars, who orders them one by one, and who calls them by name. But the most wonderful thing is that God knows each person. I want the children to realize that God knows each one by name and cares about every detail of their lives. So great is His love and care that even the very hairs of our head are numbered (Matthew 10:30).

Our focus should always be on the redemptive work of Jesus. Praise his name!

If you have a child with disability in your class, make her feel loved and cared for. And speak to the children about showing love for those who are different.

Welcome to read story #27: Every Star has a Name

 

Happy New Year

Dear Friends,

Since we last met here unexpected things have happened in my life. On the same day, right after Christmas, my father was called to his heavenly home and I was hit with a severe case of the flu.

Today was my father’s funeral in Sweden. Because of the flu I could not travel. I have written some memories of my hero father. See kelund.wordpress.com

I am doing better and hope to continue with our Salt and Pepper stories by the end of the week.

Blessings and wishes for a wonderful year of 2018!

Your friend, Kerstin

Sparks of Kindness

Today’s story was inspired by a fire in the center of Lima, Peru. The fire was in a commercial area and lasted several days. Today we want to show the great fire that our words can cause.

Likewise, the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark. The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body. It corrupts the whole body, sets the whole course of one’s life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell. James 3: 5,6

Instead of concentrating on all the bad things that our words can do, we want to focus on the positive, like “SPARKS OF KINDNESS.”

Miss Beatriz suggested to the children that instead of starting a fire of lies, they should send “sparks of truth” flying from their mouths through the good words they say.

She taught them a saying to help them initiate a “fire of truth” that never goes out. One of the treasures of the club will be kindness. May it be the same in our lives!

Welcome to read the story #6: The fire that wouldn’t g out

 

Don’t miss out on the memory verse

We offer i big size, that can be displayed, and also a smaller version to cut out and give each student one to take home and practice and learn.

To make sure that you get the right size for your paper, we offer letter size and A4. If you have a different size in your country, send me a note and I might be able to do the verses in the size, too.

Nothing is more important than to hide the Word of God in our heart!!!

Have a blessed week making sparks of kindness fly!

extraordinary-2017For the following month I will be busy preparing a move. God has provided for me a new home close to my daughter and grandchildren.

When I am settled in my new home I will continue providing new stories. May God bless you richly and give you a wonderful year.

Follow my personal blog to see updates about the move: kelund.wordpress.com

Prayer Cards for the New School Year

Students 3 COPrayer! We can never have too much!

Parent and Teachers,

Click HERE to see the new page PRAYER HELPS. Find instructions and files needed to make a prayer card and a big marker to pray for God’s protection for the new school year. Really, for anytime of the year.

Also, find 3 new Testimony stories, and the story of Dog Arthur, the stray dog from Ecuador who found a home in Sweden. Based on a true story. You can google Dog Arthur and read about him on-line.

Guess what? It was a meatball that sealed a friendship. Go to Any-Time Stories.

May you be blessed!

Dog Arthur