Word Sharpeners Week – March 16

Pelican

Word Sharpener News: You only have a couple of weeks left to stop by the Pelican Book Group Site. During Lent, a Christmas Promise, along with over 300 other e-books, are completely free.

I enjoyed my writer’s retreat at Hocking Hills and got a lot accomplished.

Holidays This Week:

Today, March 16, is National Freedom of Information Day

Tomorrow, March 17, is Saint Patrick’s Day. Patrick was born in Kilpatrick, Scotland in the year, 387. His parents were Romans living in Britain. At the age of fourteen, Patrick was captured by a raiding party and taken to Ireland to herd sheep. Ireland, at that time, was populated by pagans and druids. Patrick, during his captivity, learned the language and culture of Ireland. He also used his captivity to grow closer to God.

Six years later, at the age of twenty, Patrick had a dream from God to leave Ireland. In the dream, he was told to escape to the coast. When he arrived at the coast, a ship from Britain was waiting for him. He returned home to his family.

Later Patrick studied for the priesthood, became a bishop, and returned to Ireland as a missionary. Patrick preached the Gospel throughout Ireland, and many were converted. He died on March 17th, 461.

Other Holidays This Week:

  • March 18 – National Supreme Sacrifice Day
  • March 19 – National Certified Nurses Day
  • March 20 – New Moon, Vernal Equinox, First Day of Spring
  • March 21 – National Quilting Day
  • March 22 – International Goof-off Day (Have Fun!)

Quote of the Week:  Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.  —  Saint Patrick

Verse of the Week: Jeremiah 29:13 (NIV)  You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

Song of the Week: The More I Seek You by Kari Jobe

Hymn of the Week: Be Thou My Vision by Dal­lan For­gaill, 8th Cen­tu­ry performed by Robin Mark

Video of the Week: The History of Saint Patrick

Life Challenge: This week, seek the Lord Jesus Christ, and be amazed as He becomes more real to you.

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About Tamera Kraft

Tamera Kraft has been a children’s pastor for over 20 years. She is the leader of a ministry called Revival Fire For Kids where she mentors other children’s leaders, teaches workshops, and is a children’s ministry consultant and children’s evangelist. She is also a writer and has curriculum published including Kid Konnection 5: Kids Entering the Presence of God published by Pathway Press. She is a recipient of the 2007 National Children’s Leaders Association Shepherd’s Cup for lifetime achievement in children’s ministry.

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