Repurpose your favorite jars as gift containers and slip some surprises inside! This year I placed tea bags with retro family pics from the Biglelow brand along with Red Bird peppermints and a tea light wrapped in winter wonderland garland. You can slip a note inside with a gift card too!
Except for the wire, chalk, chalk paint, jars and tea, all my supplies came from the Dollar Tree. I'm almost sure I could find chalk there and possibly wire too.
To make it easier for recipient to turn on tea light, I decide to make a wire frame to hold the tea light with garland wrapped around the wire. This way the tea light can be lifted out of the jar, turned on and easily placed back inside.
I used about a foot of wire and garland for each tea light.
I painted the top part of my jar lids and used a hairdryer to speed the process along; two coats worked best. Once fully dried, you can take the side of a small piece of white chalk and rub gently on the surface to get that chalkboard look. Then using light pressure write a message on top. (Pressing down too much could scrap off the paint and yes, I learned that the hard way.)
You can also use ribbon and tags to dress them up even more. Remember, it's not the look, but the genuine thought that counts.
Mine had a Bigelow tea bag, stick of cinnamon, a Sugar In The Raw bag, Red Bird peppermint, verse, tea light and garland for my friends that I shared Bible study with this fall.
So here's to sitting still and taking time to get with Him.
As I share from Nature Walk about being quenched in week four, I am so thankful for the precious rain we have received this week. Last week's post on roots, times of drought and where to be planted seemed divinely timed as the southeast is still experiencing drought, even with the precious rain we have received.
Using Bible Stories from the Heart Nature Walk has been such a great study guide for our group. It has really helped me slow down and pay closer attention to what the Lord is teaching me through His word and His creation.
A related verse used in our study comes to mind when I see the pic of this fountain.
13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” John 4:13-15 (ESV)
Once back inside, we started our Art Reflection Activity.
While coloring, we thought about and took turns ansering week four's discussion questions. Then we started the SOAP Reflection Activity.
"O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water." Psalm 63:1 (ESV)
Hope you will take time to get still and focus on Him and His Word. Highly recommend this Bible study for your group!
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