Friday, September 26, 2008

The Book is Right!

Cecilia was a very quiet 3 year old who only whispered to her brother Quincy, 5, when she wanted to say something. But in February she was working with the Good Shepherd and announced in a loud, clear, voice to a small group working nearby, "They follow the Shepherd because they know his voice. The book is right!"

Friday, September 19, 2008

Sarah, 8, had this to say about the tax collector: Maybe the tax collector stayed back because he was afraid. He'd been hated for so long, he couldn't admit he was any good.

Friday, September 12, 2008

We need to be grateful....

After narrating the parable of the Workers in the Vineyard, my group of 9-12-year-old children began to reflect. Lydia, 4th grade, immediately said, "We need to be grateful for what we have, and not be jealous of others. Like the children in Haiti [referring to children in the orphanage we were collecting clothing and raising money for] are grateful for food and probably not jealous of us."
The context of discussing plans to help the Haitian children immediately before the lesson nudged Lydia into a more immediate, or current, understanding of the parable than the children would usually have.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Keith, age 10, drew this picture of the parting of the Red Sea. On it he wrote, In him there is no darkness, and the night and the day are both alike.