I think this is the longest I’ve gone in between blog posts since I started blogging.
I’ve been totally immersed in our church’s version of Vacation Bible School (from here on out, I shall refer to it by its proper term, “Bible SKOO.”) We have had the best time every night. As fun as it’s been, I’m quite glad we finished up tonight. I think everybody was a little wrung out and over it. Even so, I think I enjoyed it as much or more than the kids.
I once again served as Photographer and I think I took in upwards of about 600 pictures. I took them everyday and had some printed and made posters of each day and that went over really well. It’s funny though how in doing something like that, I think I was blessed by it more than my photo subjects. And praise Jehovah, I didn’t delete the pictures. Maranatha!
I’ll post some of the fun pictures later, but, I have to tell you something funny #2 said at Bible Skoo yesterday. At Crosstraining, they have different sports and the kids pick the one they like and do that all week. For the non-sporting type kids they have stuff like Arts and Crafts and Chess & Checkers. #2 did the latter. He had a fabulous time doing the games and stuff.
Bible Skoo of 2007 is nothing like Bible Skoo that I went to as a kid. Remember how you’d march in every morning and somebody would carry the American Flag, the Christian Flag and the Bible…then you’d pledge allegiance to all three (Attention…Salute…Pledge) then sing “Onward Christian Soldiers” and stuff like that? Oh, oh, oh…and then when it was time to stand, the pianist would do a little stand up chime and then there was a sit down chime? Then you’d make cool stuff and have cookies and juice in Dixie cups.
We didn’t do none of that. They had pizza, hot dogs and there wasn’t no “Onward Christian Soldiers” nowhere around. Instead, they sang a song about “Would Jesus Be A Soccer Star” and the Smiff favorite…”God’s Not Dead” (watch for video of this in the not so distant future.)
#2 asked Coach Mike last night if he could bring some cards and poker chips tomorrow. When he told me that, I liked to have wet my pants. He really could not understand what the big deal was and why could they not play poker at Bible Skoo? I tried to explain to him that at a Baptist Bible Skoo, Holy Poker would probably not fly, although, I’d bet there would be quite a few people that would be willing to “Coach” Baptist Poker. Maybe they should consider adding that as a Crosstraining activity next year.
I have other stuff to blog about that hopefully, I can catch up on this weekend. Nobody lets me on the computer at night anymore!