Start Crafting Now! Journey Off the Map VBS Preparation

Is your church participating in LifeWay’s Vacation Bible School for 2015, Journey Off the Map? If so, now is a great time to start crafting (with or without your kiddos’ help). These projects will be great for take-home items, decorating classrooms, and getting your own children enthusiastic about their upcoming Journey!

K-Cup Flowers from Moms Saving Money

Paper Bag Palm Trees from Lists I Live By are made with pool noodles!

This incredible sign from Mirrored Creations is made out of Styrofoam, not wood!

Beautiful Cupcake Flower Lights from Oh Happy Day

 Are you participating in Journey Off the Map this summer?

One Crazy Week

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July has been a crazy month in my house! We left on July 1st for a whirlwind trip to Texas to see extended family (definitely an adventure with an almost-2-year-old), came back for a few days, celebrated Jack’s 2nd birthday with family, and have been involved in Vacation Bible School at our church this week! We’ve been going non-stop … and it has been tiring … but fun! It’s a blast getting to see Jack experience elements of VBS for the very first time. He’s been making crafts (with a lot of patient help), singing songs, and playing with his friends. But most importantly, he’s been learning about Jesus!

Have your kids been to VBS this year? What were their favorite parts?

VBS Excitement

This week, I have the privilege to work at Vacation Bible School at my church. It has been a great week so far … and there’s still one more day to go!

BoomerangLogoColor.jpgVBS brings back so many fun memories. As we were decorating our room on Sunday, my friend Heather was commenting about how exciting it is to be involved. We both agreed that it makes us feel like kids again … anxious to see what each new day of VBS will hold! VBS may have changed over the years (now with amazing themes, fantastic music, and lots of extra options) but the basic purpose is still the same — to tell kids about Jesus!

In years past, I’ve worked with preschool, but this year I was ready for a change. I am working with 2nd graders and I love it! It’s such a great age. They are sweet, smart, and kind. And most excitingly … they are very receptive to the gospel. Yesterday was the day we emphasized the plan of salvation. We learned about the ABCs of becoming a Christian:

  • A — Admit to God that you are a sinner.
  • B — Believe that Jesus is God’s Son.
  • C — Confess Jesus as your Lord and Savior.

We must have gone over the ABCs 6 or 7 times yesterday (if not more). By the end of the day, the kids knew it by heart! I just hope and pray that in His time, God will soften each of their hearts and draw them to Him. It’s so wonderful to get to play a small role in God’s plan for these children. I’m so thankful and excited to see what He does through them!

What memories do you have about VBS? Did you come to know Christ as your Savior at VBS? Have your children participated in VBS this year? Tell us about your experiences.