Welcome to Friday Fun on Day 5 of the online Bible study for Christmas Peace for Busy Moms. Today’s topic is Peaceful Actions, and we have a giveaway winner and a special holiday recipe!
Let’s look at this quote from the book:
Before you write your shopping lists, plan your parties, and prep your recipes, will you think carefully about how to be a peacemaker this Christmas?
I am approaching Christmas with a different attitude this year: trying to spread peace wherever I go.
If my peaceful words don’t match my actions, people won’t see me as an ambassador for peace.
So I am practicing these peaceful actions now:
- smiling more often
- giving people the benefit of the doubt when a challenge arises
- working hard to treat others how I’d like to be treated
This peacemaking attitude in November will help me spread peace in December.
I have noticed that by “faking” peaceful actions even when I don’t feel like it, I experience a peaceful feeling in my heart. Maybe peace fills in the space where guilt and condemnation used to reside, after I felt regret for not acting in peaceful ways. I feel lighter, happier, and more in line with God’s will for my attitude.
The Scripture I’m savoring today as I prepare my attitude:
Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
This is our theme verse for Week 4, when we will discuss more practical ways to serve as an ambassador for peace. If we put on a peaceful attitude now, we will be ready to share our peace with others when busy December arrives.
Questions for you:
When is it hardest for you to show peace through your actions?
How does your attitude needs to change so you can serve as a peace ambassador?
How can we pray for you to gain peace?
Comment below or on my Facebook page to be entered for the grand prize drawing for a Mom’s Pampering Set, to be drawn Dec. 2. Here it is!
Congratulations to this week’s winner of Cynthia Heald’s I Have Loved You:
Thanks for your comments this week, ladies! I look forward to hearing more from you next week.
Friday fun recipe: Festive Strawberry Drink
I make this drink every Christmas morning from the local strawberries we pick in June. It’s a taste of summer in the dead of winter, and a great source of Vitamin C for your family.
- Fill a blender with 3 cups frozen sliced strawberries.
- Zest one orange with a Microplane tool and put all the zest in the blender. Then cut the orange in half and juice it; pour the juice into the blender.
- Add 1-2 packets stevia, or 1-2 teaspoons sugar.
- Pour ginger ale almost to the top of the strawberry mixture.
- Blend until smooth, adding more ginger ale if needed.
- Taste and add sugar to preferred sweetness.
- Garnish with strawberries or orange slices as desired.
Yield: four 1-cup servings
Do you have any kid-friendly holiday drinks to share? Please post them below or on my Facebook author page.
Our theme verse for this week: