Home Education~Ministry Moments~Hearth and Home

Thursday, June 26, 2014

That's Worth Repeating Thursday #4


     Last week my family went on a mission trip to Pennsylvania with our church youth group.  I noticed a message on the back window of another church van attending the same mission trip that really caught my attention.  It said: 

His Work
Our Hands

     This fit in very well with the construction and other tasks were were to be assigned for the week--but the message is for everyday.  Each believer should be willing to use his/her hands to do whatever job the Lord has for us.  He will do the work in us and through us.  We just have to be obedient and willing to work diligently for the Kingdom.  

As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me.
 Night is coming, when no one can work.  
John 9:4

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Agency D3 VBS Snapshots

     I had grand plans of sharing lots and lots of pictures from our church's VBS...but, alas the week is gone and I just have a few snapshots.  Time sure does fly when your are teaching VBS!  I had a great week teaching 1st and 2nd  grade boys.  I had 8 in my class--they were fantastic! 

My youngest having fun after VBS...a little goofing around before skit practice begins!

Painting with watercolors to find the secret message.

A=Admit, B=Believe, C=Confess

Reading the reverse Bible verse with a mirror.  They loved doing this....this activity lasted a lot longer than I expected, and went a long way to helping them memorize 1 Peter 3:15.

Working with a friend.

My goofy spy kids! 

My preacher husband getting the pie-in-the-face since the girls won the mission challenge!  (Compliments of our Children's Director!)

Friday, June 6, 2014

Agency D3: My classroom and 3 VBS Pinterest Boards

     I've been directing VBS for the past 4 years, so this is my first time to teach VBS since Boomerang Express.  I had a lot of fun getting my room ready for my 1st and 2nd grade boys.  (I think boys will especially like this fun spy theme!) Can't wait to get the week started as we examine all the evidence and learn the truth about Jesus!!

I used silver wrapping paper for the door.

Thankful that my sons went through a "spy" phase...and that they saved all the gadgets!
An old laptop...the "screen" is printable from the director's cdrom.  I plan to change the screen each day.

An old "briefcase" I found.  I just added the D3 emblem.  Probably my favorite prop.

So awesome that I already had these "evidence" boxes leftover from our move!
Had to add some mustaches around...I could have gone crazy with those! 

My "I heart VBS" from the Big Apple Adventure VBS.  It's a keeper! 

 For those of you who are currently working on Agency D3, another VBS theme or preparing for next year's VBS...here are 3 of my VBS Pinterest Boards: 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blog Find of the Week~~Encouragement Corner

     I want to introduce you to my new friend, Tessa.  We met last week at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary while our oh-so-studious husbands were in their doctoral class. We had fun chatting about ministry, family and blogging.  Her blog is Encouragement Corner (Godly Encouragement for Everyday Life).  Each Saturday she posts a devotional.  Not just any devotional, but one rooted in scripture.  I think you will find her devotionals each week to be not only an encouragement, but challenging as well!