A Fruit of the Spirit for Kindness

At HPPDS, we are always on the lookout for “random acts of fruitfulness!” The children know the song based on Galatians 5:22-23: 

For the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness,
faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; for such there is no law

Lisa Barrickman’s book, A Case for Kindness, has a wonderful idea of how to engage your children when you ask them about their day at school. “Rather than asking how their day went and getting a one-word answer, we could pull out a couple of Spirit virtues and chat about those instead: How were you loving today? How were you joyful today? How were you peaceful today? How were you patient today? How were you kind today? How were you good today? How were you faithful today? How were you gentle today? How did you show self-control today? Embracing the fruit of Christ’s Spirit as it spills out into our day is empowering. Its’ a bold reminder of our intrinsic ability to share His love when we allow His spirit to guide us.”

Parents, you have allowed His Spirit to guide you as exemplified through the Book Drive that  “Spirit-led living results in Spirit-led giving.” You have been SO EXTREMELY GENEROUS IN DONATING BOOKS!!  You have donated hundreds of wonderful books that will help “For The Nations Refugees” advance in the long process of adapting to life in the U.S. and many of your Christian-themed books will share the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Thank you, HPPDS Family, for sharing your “fruit of the Spirit” of KINDNESS!

Sheila Bell
Godly Play Teacher