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Ideas for Meaningful Holiday Traditions with Mentor, Shawn Mazelin
1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Shawn Mazelin is a wife, mother, and grandmother. She loves to host strangers and friends in her home and she is known in her community as a mentor to many. In addition to serving at her church, Shawn also works at Hannah’s House as the Community Outreach Coordinator.
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Bonus Resources/Ideas not mentioned:
*Many of these ideas come from book lists mentioned on Read Aloud Revival:
Children's Picture Books:
The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Colesfor Black History Month
Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch by Eileen Spinellifor Valentine’s Day
Popcorn by Frank Aschfor Halloween
The Thanksgiving Story for Thanksgiving
Saint Nicholas by Julie Stiegemeyerfor St. Nicholas Day
For the adults:
Everyday Confetti: Your Year-Round Guide to Celebrating Holidays and Special Occasions by Karen Ehman
Let the family use the stockings all month long: use them as mailboxes and drop letters of love and encouragement throughout the month
Gather a group of friends to Christmas Carol at a Nursing Home or at the homes of recent widows/widowers. Consider writing letters to the people you will be singing to or bring them a candy cane with a note of encouragement.
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Gospel Scripture: (all NIV)
Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Romans 3:24 “and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:25 (a) “God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood.”
Hebrews 9:22 (b) “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”
Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
Romans 5:11 “Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.”
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
Romans 10:9 “That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Luke 15:10 says “In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”
Romans 8:1 “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”
Ephesians 1:13–14 “And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of his glory.”
Ephesians 1:15–23 “For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come. And God placed all things under his feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way.”
Ephesians 2:8–10 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God‘s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.“
Ephesians 2:13 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near through the blood of Christ.“
Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”