Sunday, July 31, 2011

Kelly, 5, made a booklet during the atrium session based on the Hidden Treasure. Each page was illustrated with a person at the bottom except the page on which he wrote, "He sold all he had and then joy came to him." This page had a happy sheep drawn on the bottom.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

My treasure is God

After presenting the Hidden Treasure to a small group of children I asked them what would be their treasure? They told me jewels, gold, bracelets, and rings. One child, Javier, rose up and walked a little distance then turned and told me, "Don't you know what my treasure is? It's in the clouds." I asked him what could that be. He answered, "Don't you know that my treasure is God?"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Every molecule is the Kingdom of God

Kurt, 6, was receiving the presentation of the Pearl of Great Price, after receiving the presentation of the Leaven the week before. When I wondered how the Pearl could be like the Kingdom, he spoke of the Leaven and said, "Its power is rising." Then he spoke of pearls under the sea and concluded, "Every molecule is the Kingdom of God."

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lighting a baptismal candle after working with the Leaven, Will said, "Look, the flame rose, just like the leaven!"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

So happy he cried

When I wondered with Ben, 4, how the merchant felt when he bought the Pearl of Great price, Ben replied, "Happy, so happy that he cried."

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

...Heaven has Everything...

"He (the Merchant) sold everything, even his table, to buy the pearl, but the pearl is heaven and heaven has everything...."

Sunday, July 10, 2011

He'll get everything he needs from God

While discussing the Pearl of Great Price a child asked: What will the merchant do NOW for food and light? Since he sold EVERYTHING.
Chris: He'll get everything he needs from God.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

The Power for God

During the reflection on the mustard seed, Willow said, "The power of God makes the seed grow."

Sunday, July 3, 2011

After reading the Mustard Seed scripture booklet together, David, 4, said, "I want to take a seed home and tell my mom we're going to plant it." When I wondered how that seed would grow, he said, "Sun and water." When I wondered, "If we gave a rock sun and water, would it grow?" he said, "No!" Then we wondered more about how seeds grow and what the seed tells us about the Kingdom of God.