Thursday, June 18, 2009

Larkin's Shoes

We have been having Vacation Bible School all week; and three kids were saved on Tuesday night!!

All week long we have been having a competition between the girls and the boys. During VBS we have two buckets that hang on a scale and the kids drop their pennies into the buckets and whoever's bucket (girls or boys) that weighs more wins. We keep track of how many nights the girls win and how many the boys win.

The girls won Sunday and Monday. Yay Girlz!!! But on Tuesday, the tides changed and the boys brought it! I mean brought it!! I'm talking gallon bags full of pennies! So, they took the girls down on Tuesday! And Wednesday, they brought it again!

Looking at the buckets on Wednesday evening, you could just tell the boys had won again. There bucket was almost full, and the girl's bucket only a 1/3 full. Needed something to weigh the girls bucket down, quickly became our goal. So, our VBS Directors, Fran and Melinda, tossed in their shoes (keep in mind this still wasn't going to be enough weight, those boyz brought some serious pennies).

In front of the scale and the offering buckets, sitting on the floor, was our toddlers class. They were watching everything. And when Fran and Melinda took their shoes off and put them in the bucket, our youth minister's daughter took her shoes off and put them in the bucket too! In an attempt to be funny, we learned a life lesson from a 3 year old. No matter how much you have to give, everything you give is important to God!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I'm just going to BE STILL

So, I was trying to decide what I could blog about since it has been a "few days" since my last post. I was thinking about how we all lose focus because we are so busy. So, I thought to myself that would make a pretty good post. But then, I changed my mind and decided to wait, but I continued to think about how I little time I have spent with God over the few weeks. And how I just really need to step back and be still. And then, I changed my mind deciding I didn't know how to word a post like that. So, I logged onto in search of the perfect Psalm to post today and guess what the verse of the day was???

“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”- Psalm 46:10

So, I guess I found the perfect Psalm! LOL! It's amazing how God shows us things when we least expect them. So, today and throughout the next week, when I feel frustrated and I'm ready to throw my hands up and quit, I'm going to (try to) remember to step back and let God lead me. I'm going to let it be as simple as saying, "OK. God, You are in complete control. I'm stepping back and I'm going to let you lead me."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Dusting off "My Tought Closet"

It's been almost two weeks since I picked up my bible study. I'm really going to have to get back in the habit of reading it every night or every morning. I found this verse this morning and thought it would be a good one to post.
A gentle answer turns away wrath,
but a harsh word stirs up anger.
Proverbs 15:1
How true is that?? So many times we don't think before we speak. And when we do speak if it hurtful or more harsh than we intend. I think alot of times I speak when I just need to be still and take a deep breath. This is one of the things that I need to pray for because the majority of the time I let my emotions take control without thinking.