Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BFS #109 -- We Bring Good Things to Life

Memory Verse:

Philippians 4:8
In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.
Please try to learn our memory verse this week. We will be sharing a new verse every week and hope that you will store them in your hearts and find a special joy in His words.

Intro: We Bring Good Things To Life. (Marketing credit: GE)

The passion to sing, the passion to draw, the passion to build, the passion to ride, the passion for reading, the passion for nature… the list is endless. Some children exhibit their passion from day one, others need an experience to spark that passion

Assignment: Share a field trip/lifestyle learning experience where you really felt you were bringing good things to life for your children, where something came alive for them, or ignited a passion.

Picture ideas: This one is obvious - show us your kids expressing their passions.

Alright, this one is a no-brainer...

We've done some really neat field trips and vacations short-term mission trips and in-house experiments, but the winner, hands-down, is moving to Mexico. When we moved here, our kids were 13, 11, 10, 10, 8 and 7. In my heart, I believe that we removed our kids from the American hustle and bustle just in the nick of time.

If you ask the kids, they'll say that they weren't as excited on the inside as they made us believe on the outside. It took almost two years before we could honestly say that the kids were content here (actually, it took almost two years before I could say that!), but uprooting our family to become full-time missionaries is something that I would do again...in a heartbeat!

Here are some photos that show our kids being "passionate" (or maybe they're just being kids!) :^)...

Therefore, whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God!!! 1 Corinthians 10:31
Entonces, ya sea que coman, que beban, o que hagan cualquier otra cosa, háganlo todo para la gloria de Dios! 1 Corintios 10:31

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Kerri said...

Great pictures, as always I love to read your blog. I think it would take me awhile to adjust to that big of a change also.


JM said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Great idea about the blender. Now I'm sorry I threw our old one away. Oh, well, we have to buy cheap so the new one will be dead in a year. :-D