VBS is finished! The church in Spearman, though exhausted is still on a spiritual high. We had a great turn out! Kids, kids, kids everywhere. Our them this year was "Sonforce kids" and all of the lessons centered around having a mission. We talked about Moses and Daniel and Joshua.
This is a picture of our puppet stage. Isn't it cool? One of our sisters MADE this! Really, she designed it and made it. The picture does not do it justice but it is three dimensional, there are knobs that stick out, colored windows, etc. It is very cool and my friend, Linda is very talented! She is endeared to my heart, not because she has this (and many other) talents but because she uses her talent for the Lord's work. She does not complain, does not play the martyr. There is no sighing or whining or detailing exactly how many hours, days, or weeks she puts into these projects, she just works for the Lord. And y'all, she smiles while she does it!!!!! Even during all the busyness, she makes time to call and check on others, she makes time to love on her grandkids and show her appreciation for the workers behind the scenes. I know that she is exhausted today, I know that she will rest. But, I am just as confident that when the next challenge arrives, she will smile and be ready to work for God again. Every congregation needs more Lindas!
On the sidelines---after work today, I am going to get my grandchildren---three of them, age 5, almost 3 (on Saturday) and the newborn. They will be staying with me for several days. (Mr. Neva is very nervous) James and Kathy are coming tomorrow and on Saturday we are having a birthday party for Kyle. Y'all are invited but if you can't come, please remember us in your prayers. (Ned has never had children and I--well I am an old woman and it has been a long time since I had a baby in the house)
Thanks guys, I love you all