In today’s issue:
- Rainbow Aquatic Animals
- Event Boundaries
I realize we already did a fish, but when I saw these rainbow fishes made out of coffee filters, I thought we just had to try them. These are super easy, and loads of fun. Each fish is unique and different and loads of fun.
These actually came from a mom down under in Australia, Bluebeatnik. She posted these on Instagram and Crafty Morning Mom picked them up. She cut them out like rainbow fishes, but I think you could make any sea animal you want. Octopus, shark, whale, whatever!
Sometimes, Monday’s don’t have to be hard or complicated. Sometimes, they can just be colorful, easy and fun. Just like today. Actually, Monday is one of my favorite days of the week. It’s the beginning of a new week, new fun and new ideas.
Let’s Get Started!
- Coffee filters
- Dye/food coloring
- Aluminum foil
- Water dropper
Directions (from craftymorningmom):
“The rainbow fish are done with blotting paper (you could use coffee filter paper) and using plastic squeeze pipettes (like eye droppers) to drip drops of water color dye onto the paper. I use mini muffins trays to put the dye in (1 color in each hole) and dilute with water. My little one does the dripping (he’s only 16 months so I put a couple of drops of dye in the pipette and pass to him). I then cut out some kitchen aluminum foil and glued it on for the shimmery bits.”
To make clean-up easier, she uses shallow cookie sheets to put the coffee filters on!
Downloads from God – Journal Entry #21 – Event Boundaries
As I get older, I am noticing a strange trend that I don’t ever remember happening in my youth.
You might know them better as going from one room to another and not remembering why you went there. As researcher Gabriel Radvansky explained: “Entering or exiting through a doorway serves as an ‘event boundary’ in the mind, which separates episodes of activity and files them away.”
What I find odd about this, is that the Bible mentions a similar event in James.
James 1:22 – 25 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. 25But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
As we move from place to place in our world, it is quickly noted when we are having these event boundaries. We arrive at the destination and look blankly at the world in front of us with a questioning look on our faces. In our Christian walk, it is described, in James, as someone that goes away and forgets what he looks like. Have you ever done that?
I have. There have been times I have gained or lost a few pounds and I have gone shopping for a few new items of clothing and looked a shirt or skirt that I thought would fit, only to try it on and realize I had forgotten what I looked like. My dimensions were no longer like I remembered.
That’s exactly what it is like when we are not doers of the word. Hearing if fine, but doing keeps us from deceiving ourselves. Putting God’s word into action brings freedom.
I will tell you from experience, I have had been more blessed and had more freedom by putting half of something I learned in to practice, than if I learned the whole truth and did nothing with it. God likes it when are doers of His word.
As you begin your new week, think about something in God’s word that you can put into practice. Let God lead you, as only He can. Break the event boundaries that are holding you back from freedom and blessing in an area. Sometime we need to practice what we preach, so we don’t get stuck not remembering why.
Journal it all.