Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer of Service A.C.T.S. - Grow!

This month, as part of the Summer of Service A.C.T.S. Blog Tour, we're talking about growth.

Grow in your walk with God every day

Not sure what this Summer of Service thing is all about?   First, I posted about Discovering how fun service can be.  Then, we talked about imagination.  Both posts talked about an opportunity to win a chance to go on a mission trip.

But this month, we're talking growing.  One great way is through daily devotions.  I know that has made a huge difference for my kids.  But first, this:
For moms with kids in school, the most hectic months of the year are usually September and May. (For most homeschooling moms, those months are pretty hectic too.) 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! 

You can download a sample of the 90 Devotions for Kids right here!

And Tyndale House has given one lucky Footprints in the Butter reader a chance to win a copy of this book!  I'm jealous...  <smile>

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Disclaimer:   I received an Adventures in Odyssey album for free from Tyndale House Publishers as part of the Summer of Service A.C.T.S. Blog Tour.  No other compensation was received.  The fact that I received complimentary products does not guarantee a favorable post.  I am participating in this because I truly believe in the values encouraged in this program.


Kayla Rice said...

We have been going to a nursing home this summer and that has been a great experience.

Sarah said...

We've been to a nursing home and my daughter's want to volunteer at our animal welfare league.

Rebecca C. said...

My children were able to serve our community during VBS. The children brought in canned food for the needy.

Lisa Boyle said...

My children volunteer in several different capacities at church. It is so wonderful to see them develop a giving spirit.

Unknown said...

We have helped a family in need who had no clothing or belongings for their newborn baby.

Cristi said...

Addison spent a week at camp corralling the pre-campers (the kids that came with their parents but were too young to be a camper).