What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

VBS at the Farm

By Creg
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday we had friends, parents, grandparents & 12 kids, not counting our own, come to our place for 3 days of kid time. The theme was "God doesn't do normal" stories from 2nd Kings.
We acted out a bible story each morning on a different part of our property. Then we had a creation segment where we showed one of our animals & talked about how God created each one special & unique with it's amazing attributes that only God could have done. Did you know that a strand of sheep's wool is stronger than a piece of steel of the same size? Did you know a chicken egg has 10,000 holes in it so the chick can breathe? And when the chick is 19 days old it pecks the air sack with a special tooth on it's beak so it can breath for 9 more hours. That lets it know that it's time to get out. How can a horse's skinny legs hold up 1,250 lbs? It's hooves are made of tiny hair-like tubules arranged in a feather-like pattern so it relieves the pressure of the hoof from 100lbs/sq. inch to 4 oz/sq. inch. Amazing!
Next Chelsa showed them how God made animals, plants & herbs for our nutrition & healing. She demonstrated goat milking & then made strawberry smoothies out of the goat's milk. She showed how to make medicine from her herb garden and how to grind whole wheat & make pizza dough that we all enjoyed for lunch. The older kids had an "Amazing Race" Friday where they explored our property looking for clues & completing tasks as a team.
When everyone had left Friday, Steele asked, "We don't have to wait until next year to have another one, do we?"
Making smoothies out of goat's milk.
Playing in the treehouse.
What color would you like your homemade slime?
Going on a hay ride without hay.
Naaman feeling the itch of his leprosy before he dips in the river.
Craft time for the younger kids.
Playing in the treehouse.
Making dough ornaments.
Ready for battle.
Horses and swords coming down the hill!
We've got them surrounded..
Elisha leading the blind Arameans.

2 comments:

  1. thanks for the time you put into this event. it was lots of fun!!

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  2. Our kiddos LOVED it! Thank you so much, Istre family!

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