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Chapter 26 – Read It… You Need It! – page 144

Ahhh, summer! Don’t you just love it? 😀

I don’t know about you, but when I think about vacation or having a break from the things that keep me busy, one of the things I look forward to is getting comfy with a really good book! (Like Designer Genes, right??) 😉

How much time do you think you’ll spend reading this summer? For some of you it might be a lot — for others, you might be thinking, “READ??? Are you kidding! I’m going swimming and camping and biking!” Or “I’m going to just veg in front of the TV!” or “I’m going shopping with my friends!”

Well, whether you’re going to read a little or a lot, I just want to remind you that the most important book you’ll ever read is the Bible… written by your Designer! This chapter in Designer Genes gives some tips on how to get into reading your Bible and explains why it’s a great book even for kids. 😀

I’d love to hear about your summer plans, what you’re reading, and how your Bible reading is going! Please write to me at designergenes@annhovsepian.com.

Ann-Margret

Chapter 25 – What Is Worship? – page 139

Wow — we’re just about halfway through Designer Genes already. I can hardly believe it! 😀 I hope you’ve all been enjoying the book.

This week we’re taking a look at worship. Do you know what that means? We use it a lot at church and most people who use the word are usually just talking about the singing time or the Sunday morning service. Worship is a lot more than just singing great Christian songs and closing your eyes and maybe even feeling kind of warm and fuzzy inside because you’re inspired by the music.

Worship is focussing completely on God and recognizing how awesome and powerful and great He is. It’s loving Him more than we love anyone or anything else in the world. It’s taking time to talk to Him, learn about Him, and do the things He wants us to do… because we’re just so excited by our relationship with Him.

Wooo! That’s pretty heavy, isn’t it?? Can you imagine feeling that much passion about God? Well, just think about your best friend, you favourite pop star, athlete, pet, TV show, ice cream or anything else you get really excited about. Can you feel that way about God?

I hope that this chapter and the daily devotionals will help you really get into worshipping God!

Here’s some fun stuff for you to do…

Bye for now… Don’t forget to take time to worship God today (don’t wait until Sunday)!

Love you all,

Ann-Margret

Chapter 24 – Conversations with God – page 134

Hi girls! Sorry this is a day late, but my day was just packed yesterday!

So… how do you stay in touch with your friends? There are so many ways to communicate with people nowadays:

  • telephone / cell phone
  • e-mail
  • text messaging
  • MSN or other chat sites
  • Facebook, My Space, etc.
  • blogs
  • Skype
  • snail mail (yes, people still use paper and postage stamps!) 😀
  • face-to-face

Modern technology has given all kinds of cool ways to communicate with each other! But even the most brilliant scientists could never invent anything nearly as amazing as prayer.

Prayer is how we communicate with God. You don’t need any fancy gadgets. You don’t need a long-distance plan or phone cards. You don’t need batteries, you don’t have to worry about getting a connection and you don’t even have to remember a whole vocabulary of acronyms or smilies to get your point across!

And as CUUUUTE as the pic below is 😀 you don’t need a buddy next to you or to get on your knees (although sometimes that’s a good idea because it helps you to really focus on God and have a respectful attitude).

This week’s chapter in Designer Genes is all about prayer and how important it is. Just as chatting with your best friend helps keep your relationship strong, praying regularly keeps you connected to God!

I know summer weather is calling you outside, but I hope you’ll take time each day this week to read the Bible verses for this chapter and to answer the questions. Think about all that God has done for you and how He blesses you every day. Now think about how much He’d love it if you talked to Him! Why not take some time right now? 😀

God bless you!

Ann-Margret 

Chapter 23 – Getting to Know God – page 129

When I was a tween, we used to sing a song in Sunday School that went like this: “King of kings and Lord of lords, Jesus, hallelujah!” We would repeat it a few times, getting faster and faster until we just couldn’t sing it anymore! 😀

The words are super-easy but think about what the phrases “King of kings” and “Lord of lords” mean… There are some pretty powerful people in the world who rule countries, companies, or organizations. But none of them — not the greatest king or president or religious leader — are over God. He is the king over all the kings, the president over all the presidents, the parent over all the parents, etc.

Well, seeing as our book is called Designer Genes, I thought it was cool that God is also the designer of designers. In other words, even the most creative and successful designer in the world… was designed and created by God!

Cool, eh? 😀

The most amazing thing is that this same God who is so powerful and awesome cares about little me and you. He not only cares, but He wants us to spend time with Him, to get to know Him, to talk to Him. He wants to bless us with a meaningful and joyful life. Isn’t that exciting!?

So, as you begin Section 4 (Your Soul) with this chapter on “Getting to Know God”, I really hope you’ll make some time to read your Bible, talk to God and even sit quietly so He can talk to your heart. He loves you so much!

 Have a great week!

Ann-Margret (designergenes@annhovsepian.com)

P.S. The answer to last week’s quiz: Enoch and Elijah. How many of you got that right?