“Then he poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around him.” John 13:5
“…even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Matthew 28:20
A mother that was leading Bible studies in a group I participated in said that she put Matthew 28:20 in her kitchen window. She wanted to be reminded many times each day that even Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, came to serve. What a great reminder for all of us!
Isn’t Christlikeness what we want most for our children? I want my children to find joy in serving others, to have servants’ hearts! We’ve had Philippians 2:3 posted in our kitchen for years. “Count others more significant than yourselves.” Our first memory verses this summer will be about how we should treat others. Also, we just started a “My Pleasure!” board. We got this idea from an episode of 19 Kids and Counting– love those Duggars! Michelle said that the owner of Chick-Fil-A taught his employees to answer every “thank you” from costumers with a “My pleasure!” He wanted the employees to show costumers that serving them was a joy. Take notice the next time you are there! Michelle kept tally marks on paper beside each child’s name of how many times he answered a sibling with “my pleasure.” We changed her idea a bit, and all the kids are working together. We think our first reward will be having ice cream for dinner when we reach 200 tally marks!
Our cute magnetic/ dry erase board was a gift from my sister. It used to be a place to organize our school schedules. We moved magnets around under each child’s picture based on his activities and requirements each week.
I love it! The children are all doing more for each other and for Mom and Dad! They are showing joy in serving each other! An added bonus: we are counting by fives and practicing tally marks throughout the day every day!
We started official homeschool this week! Wow! It has been GREAT! More to come soon…