This past week, Sweetie Pea and I had another opportunity to host a meeting of our summer-long God's Girl's Club, a tea-party style introduction to Proverbs 31 living for young girls.
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If you missed our last meeting, be sure to pop on over and take a look at a girl's calling to live a life of Obedience. As I mentioned last time, we are working our way through Lady in Waiting for Little Girls: Strengthening the Heart of Your Princess by Jackie and Dede Kendall. This week's theme was Diligence, but after looking over the lesson, I decided to use a different focus and different craft.
Character Quality: Service
I began the evening by wearing a handful of my favorite necklaces. We discussed how princesses are known for having beautiful jewelry. As God's Girls...His princesses...we are known for our jewelry as well. Proverbs 3:3-4 tells us that our love and faithfulness for others (shown through our service to them) should never leave us, but instead, be "bound around our necks" like a necklace. Then we will "find favor and a good name in the eyes of God and people." In our KING's eyes, our service to others is like a beautiful necklace around our neck.
I challenged the girls to find ways in the coming week to find ways to serve their family and friends.
Biblical Example: Rebekah (Genesis 24: 1-27)
Rebekah's willingness to draw water for the servant's 10 camels revealed her exceptional character. She found favor with the servant (people) and ultimately favor with God, who set her apart to be the grandmother of the nation of Israel.
Tea Party Snack: giant sugar cookies
Table Manners/Hospitality Skills:
- Review last week's manners.
- To serve/pass a plate to others at the table, hold the plate for the person next to you. Allow your neighbor to take his/her portion, then give him/her the plate to hold for the next person. When the plate goes all the way around the table and back to you, take your portion.
- Your napkin is like a "secret code" for the table hostess. When you are ready to eat, unfold it and place it in your lap. If you need to be excused from the table for a short while, lay your napkin in your chair. When you are finished with your meal, place it over your plate. (We practiced all of these with pretend scenarios.)
Handcraft: Friendship Bracelets
To make a friendship bracelet, you will need:
- A cardboard loom (see instructions below)
- 7 pieces of embroidery floss the length of your daughter's arm from shoulder to palm
To make a cardboard loom:
- Using a lightweight cardboard, trace around the bottom of a drinking glass.
- Cut out your traced circle.
- Poke a pencil through the center of the circle to make a hole. Remove the pencil.
- Cut 8 short slits at equal intervals around the outside edge of the circular piece.
Thanks for joining our club this week! I hope you will join us again as we look at a few more virtues of a Proverbs 31 girl.
If you missed any of our fun...