Day #1 – 14 Day Walk With Christ 2015

Welcome to the first day of the 14 Day Walk With Christ!  These last few years we have enjoyed studying a new gospel topic each of the days during this journey.  This year we are focusing on serving: serving our family, our friends, our neighbors, and our community.  I hope you are able to join in and find ways to see another’s lack and give of yourself.  
Day #1 – Serving in our Family
This is our family.  This photo makes it look like we are a perfect family – we all are in our nicest clothes that even coordinate, our hair is perfect, it is a sunny day and we are all smiling.  Isn’t this how families are supposed to be?family
This is really a better representation of how our family is – especially during a family photography session in which NO ONE wants to be at!  Our family is far from perfect.  On any given day I am faced with children who are fighting, arguing, poking, pushing, hitting, teasing, touching, tattling, and you get the picture.  I have good kids, but somehow they can push each other’s buttons.  
I thought this was a good place to start in our 14 Day Walk With Christ.  Taking this time to be reminded how the Savior loved and how we should have that same love in our family – especially!
I love this quote from Mother Teresa:
family love

Our Savior gave Himself in unselfish service. He taught that each of us should follow Him by denying ourselves of selfish interests in order to serve others.

“If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

“For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it” (Matthew 16:24–25; see also Matthew 10:39).

Service Bunnies – Hop To It!

I have been sewing these little bunnies last week for this little idea I had.  If you want to make your own, here is where I got the pattern.  You can also use store-bought bunnies, paper bunnies, or bunnies you already have.

bunny collage

The idea is to begin with one bunny.  Tell your family that the little bunny is going to help bring some love into your home.  Ask for a volunteer who wants to begin.  That person then takes the bunny and thinks of something nice or thoughtful he/she can do for someone in the family.  After that person has done their little act of service, the bunny is placed on the recipient’s bed.

IMG_4886That person is then next for the service task.  What they don’t know is that bunnies tend to multiply.  Give it a few days and then introduce another bunny.  Keep the bunnies hopping around to each person in the family.

IMG_4889Then a few more days, introduce another bunny – until you have more bunnies then you can handle!  At the end of the 2 weeks, hopefully there will be a little more peace in your home and the children get to each keep a bunny as a reminder to have more love in our families.