This week in elementary (K-5th grade), we had our last week of Winter Extreme. While it’s always a bummer to have to leave the slopes, we definitely went out with a bang by learning that God always has the best in mind for us. I’m reminded of the poll that’s on the Prairie Heights website: What area in your life is the hardest to surrender to God? Think about that for a moment and don’t be ashamed to be honest with yourself. Each of us has at least one thing that we find it almost impossible to entrust in God’s care. Personally, I find it hard to surrender my hopes and dreams to God. Some part of me feels that if I give my dreams to God, He won’t allow them to come true. But, as my mom always says, that’s a lie straight from the devil. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you, and not to harm you; plans to give you a hope and a future.’” As often as this verse is used, it doesn’t make it any less true. God loves us so much. He didn’t create us so that He can use us like puppets and force us to do His will. He has given us free will. But, when we choose to conform our will to His, when we give him everything and desire to do what He wants, that’s when we can truly prosper. That’s when He can work in us and use us, and allow us to see and accomplish things beyond that which we dream.
This Sunday, March 6th in elementary, we’re having a game day! So, encourage your kids to invite their friends, and make sure they wear their gym shoes, because it’s going to be gym class to the max!
Family Fun: This Wednesday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’s birthday! You know you’ve always wanted to try Green Eggs and Ham, and what better day to do it! For even more fun, have each family member pick out their favorite Dr. Seuss book and read it aloud to everyone. But, if you’re really up for a challenge, spend the whole day speaking in rhymes and Dr. Seuss terms (fizza-ma-wizza-ma-dill, anyone?). It’s sure to be a day full of laughter and fun!