Mr. Dozat’s insight for this issue of BIBLE TIME FUN!
As I finish this issue and offer a final prayer for God to bless this project, I am amazed at how God led me through its creation.
This week’s challenge was not formatting, layout, design, or creating a puzzle or a coloring picture. The ceiling upstairs was the test of faith. The roof leaked a few months ago, and parts of the ceiling collapsed, so they were under repair this week. We had to empty two rooms, and this filled up other rooms. We put the area where I work in boxes and covered it with plastic. I usually use an old desktop computer to do the layout, design, art, look up verses, and study the Scriptures for the activities. But we had to box it up for the repair work. So, each day after the workers left, I uncovered the work area, reassembled the computer, found my drawing supplies, and got in a few hours of work on it. It was not ideal, and even as I write this paragraph, I am wearing a mask because some attic insulation entered the air. It is irritating to breathe, and I already have issues with my lungs.
But I wanted to give you another issue of BIBLE TIME FUN WEEKLY. So each morning, after reading my Bible, I prayed and asked God to show me what steps I should take for that day. I feel He answered my prayers for guidance many times.
Here is one example of God’s guidance. I was going to stop making one of the word search puzzles and replace it with a coloring picture. But at a lunch meeting, people told me how meaningful these activity bulletins were to their families and ministries. At least three people specifically referenced the word search puzzles. I see that as God’s leading to keep the word search puzzle (after all, He is the executive editor). Now, I had to design one at the last minute. I always look for passages to use, and earlier this week, during Bible reading, I felt impressed with Peter 1:22-23. I wrote the reference on a paper. I believe the Lord wanted me to use that passage in the word search puzzle.
Despite all the difficulties, I think it turned out nicely. I am delighted with it, and I hope you will like it too. Please share it with your family, church, and friends.
This issue is packed with a variety of Scriptures and activities.
- Coloring page #1 — Psalm 37:23.
- Shape-sort puzzle — James 1:2-4.
- Codebreaker (it may be adult — I mean hard) — Hebrews 11:6.
- Scrambler #1 — Romans 10:17.
- Word search #1 — Matthew 7:13-14.
- Coloring page #2 — Luke 19:10.
- Crossword — Micah 6:8.
- The Explorer’s Challenge (a mini-Bible study) — John 13:35.
- Scrambler #2 — Proverbs 3:3.
- Find the hidden letters — Psalm 34:8.
- Word search — 2 Peter 1:22-23.
- Mega-maze — Romans 12:21.
- Drop-word puzzle — Luke 14:11.
- A memory verse craft — 1 Samuel 16:7.
- Lastly, “Lines from the Artist,” a section where I share thoughts inspired by one of the verses (Psalm 37:23).
I am very grateful for all the encouragement that I receive in support of this activity bulletin. I pray that it is a blessing to you.