Word Sharpener Weekly – April 20, 2015

Web1Word Sharpener News: Yesterday I saw The Sound of Music in the theatre. It was just as good as the last time I saw it in a movie theatre. I was six years old, and it was the first time I went to the movies.

Holidays This Week: April 22 is National Earth Day. National Earth Day is used for political purposes, but the principal of taking care of the Earth we live on is a Biblical one. We should all do what we can to recycle, save water, reduce landfill garbage and litter, and protect the environment. We should worship the Creator and take care of the created.

Other Holidays This Week:

  • April 21 – National Kindergarten Day
  • April 22 – National Administrative Professionals Day, National Jelly Bean Day
  • April 23 – National Take Our Children to Work Day, National Talk Like Shakespeare Day
  • April 24 – National Arbor Day (Plant a tree)
  • April 25 – National Telephone Day
  • April 26 – National Pretzel Day

Quote of the Week: Plant a Tree a poem by Lucy Larcom (1824-1893)

He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
Rootlets up through fibres blindly grope;
Leaves unfold into horizons free.
So man’s life must climb
From the clods of time
Unto heavens sublime.
Canst thou prophesy, thou little tree,
What the glory of thy boughs shall be?

He who plants a tree
Plants a joy;
Plants a comfort that will never cloy;
Every day a fresh reality,
Beautiful and strong,
To whose shelter throng
Creatures blithe with song.
If thou couldst but know, thou happy tree,
Of the bliss that shall inhabit thee!

He who plants a tree,–
He plants peace.
Under its green curtains jargons cease.
Leaf and zephyr murmur soothingly;
Shadows soft with sleep
Down tired eyelids creep,
Balm of slumber deep.
Never hast thou dreamed, thou blessed tree,
Of the benediction thou shalt be.

He who plants a tree,–
He plants youth;
Vigor won for centuries in sooth;
Life of time, that hints eternity!
Boughs their strength uprear;
New shoots, every year,
On old growths appear;
Thou shalt teach the ages, sturdy tree,
Youth of soul is immortality.

He who plants a tree,–
He plants love,
Tents of coolness spreading out above
Wayfarers he may not live to see.
Gifts that grow are best;
Hands that bless are blest;
Plant! life does the rest!
Heaven and earth help him who plants a tree,
And his work its own reward shall be.

Verse of the Week: Psalm 96:11-13 (NIV) Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let the sea resound, and all that is in it. Let the fields be jubilant, and everything in them; let all the trees of the forest sing for joy. Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness and the peoples in his faithfulness

Song of the Week: Indescribable by Chris Tomlin

Hymn of the Week: Fairest Lord Jesus

Video of the Week: The Awe Factor of God

Life Sharpener Tip: Praise God for His creation. Then decide one thing to do to take care of His creation. (recycle, clean up litter, save water, use less plastic, etc.)

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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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