Definition: feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event
Reason Chosen: I love the thought of ending 2012 on the word “hopeful.” God has given us a lot of reason to hope. We want to look to the future with anticipation, and we want to teach our kids to do the same. People who are hopeful inspire others. When we rely on God, we can feel hopeful despite our circumstances. Go into the new year with hope, knowing you were created by God, and he can help you find peace, joy and hope.
* Binder Clips (Craft Store)* Paper Cutter or Scissors* Hole Punch The girls chose a paper style they thought would look good with the letters they chose. We then helped them sound out “hopeful.” They took turns finding the letters we needed and sticking them on the paper…they’re kids – the letters will not be stuck on perfect. I then cut the paper to the same size as the paper from last week. We punched a hole in the corner and stuck it on our binding clip. Each week, a new word will be added to the clip in similar fashion. I then wrote the Bible verse on the back. If your kids are older, have them do it themselves. We’ll spend this week learning the word, meaning and memorizing the scripture.