Interested in being a Missionary?
Watch these 4 minute videos describing what it's like to be a missionary. Very well done clips!
Summer Bucket List
Starting today, the challenge is to make a summer bucket list for yourself for the SUMMER. Make your list, turn it in to Karen and start working on it. She will check back with you to see how much you got done. Categories could include: Physical things you want to do, working out so many minutes each day, running so far, places you'd like to go, things you'd like to make, books you want to read, people you'd like to contact, spiritual goals, such as reading certain books in the Bible, spending so many minutes in prayer in a week, getting involved in a Bible Study, cooking up some yummy meals, baking, and you get as creative as you want.
This could be fun! Spend a day making your list before you send it to Karen so you've had time to think through what you really want to get done this summer, and email me your bucket list.
Michaela and Austin with Devos
This week Michaela shares about an interesting attribute of God that we don't even come close to having as humans. Listen as she tells us about this attribute. She will be reading from I Samuel 2:2 and Isaiah 5:16 and Isaiah 53:6. This is really getting to be an interesting study.
Austin is in trouble with Kristal because he passed GO and collected $200 before he went to bed. Kristal says he now has to clean out his vehicle for punishment. My guess is that is really needs it. ha!
Austin is sharing from Matthew 6 again this week. He is sharing about what Christ has to say about prayer. You might be surprised what the Bible says about prayer.
YUMMY or Not?
I found this recipe but haven't tried it. I need someone to taste test it and tell me if the jello sticks to the grapes and if it's any good. Who is going to be the first one to try it out? Maybe a snack for camp in the future? Let me know.....
What do you call a dinosaur that is sleeping?
What is fast, loud and crunchy?
A rocket chip!
Why did the teddy bear say no to dessert?
Because she was stuffed.
What did the left eye say to the right eye?
Between us, something smells!
What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?
What did one plate say to the other plate?
Dinner is on me!
Why did the student eat his homework?
Because the teacher told him it was a piece of cake!
When you look for something, why is it always in the last place you look?
Because when you find it, you stop looking.
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Made and Molded
"Mom! See what I made!" Greyson yelled as he came into the kitchen after school. He quickly put his backpack on the table and dug out a brightly painted clay butterfly. "We made these in art class," said Greyson. "It took us all week."
"Very nice!" Mom said, setting some veggies and dip out for Greyson's after-school snack. "I remember you told me you were doing that."
Greyson nodded. "First we took the clay and molded it with our hands. Then we used plastic knives to trim it and make designs. When they were ready, Mrs. Evers put them in a big barrel thing--I think it's called a kiln--to bake them. Today we could paint them any colors we wanted." He grinned. "Isn't Wally awesome?"
"Wally?" Mom asked.
"Yeah, that's what I named him."
"Well, you did a great job!" said Mom, picking up a pencil and paper.
"What are you doing?" asked Greyson, biting into a carrot.
"I'm working on the Sunday school lesson I'll be teaching this week," said Mom.
She smiled. "You know, it kind of reminds me of Wally. In a way, we're a lot like him." "How can we be like Wally?" Greyson asked.
"Well, God made each of us like you made Wally. You designed Wally, and God
created each one of us according to His specific design. The Bible says God knit us together before we were born. He molded us into our shape and height. You chose the colors to paint Wally, and God chose our skin and hair and eye colors."
"Cool!" said Greyson. "But I'm glad I don't have to go into a kiln like Wally did."
"No, not a kiln," said Mom, "but we do sometimes have to go through hard times. When that happens, we need to trust God to help us through the circumstances
He allows us to go through and use them to mold us to be more like Jesus. He not only created us, He became human Himself and died on the cross so we could have eternal life. When we face difficulties, we need to remember all He's done for us and trust Him."
Greyson smiled at his clay butterfly. "I'll think of that whenever I look at Wally." SARAH BERGMAN
HOW ABOUT YOU?
Did you know that God made you and chose physical features just right for you? He loves you just the way you are—so much that He sent His Son to die for you so you could live with Him forever. When you go through hard times, He will use them to mold you to be more like Him. Trust Him to work in your life and help you grow into the person He made you to be.
TODAY'S KEY VERSE: ISAIAH 64:8 (NIV)
O LORD, YOU ARE OUR FATHER; WE ARE THE CLAY, AND YOU OUR POTTER...WE ARE THE WORK OF YOUR HAND. (NKJV)