Popped Balloons- Paint and Caterpillar Bracelets

We participated in the Harvest Festival last week at a local church. It was a joy to minister to children ages 3-10 years of age. The atmosphere was charged with brotherly love, homemade soups and stews, as well as cakes, pies, cookies, and more.

The Wordless Book was shared with approximately 46 children. (We were unable to keep track of the steady streams of children wanting their hands painted along with Mr. Ken’s balloon animals). I, [Jacquie], did my part as well; popping balloons (oops), and making gospel caterpillar bracelets.

Mr. Ken delights with his balloon animal making

The children were ecstatic at the thought of adults paying attention to them with love and care. This shared exchange was delightful. Popped balloons, caterpillar bracelets, balloon animals, and painted hands, done in love is huge because of the value it imparts. The overflow of our confident hope in Christ, is healing, and a joy to those around us.

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13.

Have you noticed the simplest things when done in love make such a difference to the children, and really all those around you?


Jacquie ♥

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

21 thoughts on “Popped Balloons- Paint and Caterpillar Bracelets

  1. You are right the simple acts can bring great joy. Taking time to share nature, flowers, acorns, bees, and butterflies, can brings many smiles. Making sure to take time to add hugs and teach God’s love along the way.

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