Mystery Week 3: We take time to BE in the mystery

Throughout our abundant lives, we can find simple and quick ways to connect our learning and growth at church to our lives at home.

Enjoy listening to a Spotify playlist all month!

At Church

During Children’s Chapel, we moved in a large spiral, going in and coming back out to symbolize the return of the light in celebration of the Winter Solstice.

Morning Time

Look how big the sky is,
the deep distances between stars.
Little speck, that’s you;
laughable speck, that’s me.
How could we contain The Truth,
all that overwhelming light?
Our truth is just a pinprick
in mystery’s velvet curtain.
-Janet Hutchinson

Drive Time

Listen to the song Candles by The Okee Dokee Brothers

Meal Time

Our world is full of mysteries. This week is the Winter Solstice, the day with the shortest amount of daylight. These darker days are a good time to reflect on the questions that roll around in our heads. What do you wonder about? What kinds of questions do you have that we can’t be sure about the answers? Share your wonderings and questions and just let them be unanswered.

Bed Time

Read Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and look through Snowflakes in Pictures by W.A. Bentley and enjoy the mystery of snowflakes. His life and the pictures he took are truly captivating and enthralling.

Learn about the Winter Solstice. A few book choices include:
Snow Party by Harriet Ziefert
The Shortest Day: Celebrating the Winter Solstice by Wendy Pfeffer

Family Time

Make snowflake cutouts. Try these chalice snowflakes!

If your family enjoyed reading Snowflake Bentley, check out this 7 minute documentary about William Bentley.