Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Taking Care of the Details

I don’t know why that I am still amazed when God works out little details, but it happens every time. I guess maybe it isn’t so much amazement, as I am just in awe of how He cares about the little details and makes them fall into place.

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am VBS director at our church. That means this is an extremely busy few weeks for me as we get everything set and ready to go. There are lots of logistics and administrative details that must be worked out.

Early last week, I realized that we had a huge number of preschoolers pre-enrolled, especially in comparison with the other age groups. This presented a dilemma: We needed another class, but I had to (1) find a room to put them in, and (2) find someone willing to teach. So my husband and I went and scoped out the one room that was not originally going to be in use and decided it was workable. Problem is, it is the room where the choir’s robes and music are stored, which is going to require moving some things and storing them. Not easy, but certainly doable. It also happened that one of the workers I had originally scheduled as a helper for the preschool class is very capable of teaching a class. AND her husband was going to be a floater, to go where needed. So, I gave her a call, and she and her husband agreed to take on the extra class. (Thank you, Lord, for church members with servants’ hearts!) Her husband did have a couple of days when he was not going to be available. He was able to change his schedule for one of those days, and I found another church member who was willing to fill in on the other day.

Then there was the nursery...it is only for workers’ children, but there are going to be 4 or 5 kids in there, ranging from an infant to 2 year olds, and possibly one 3 year old. Our congregation has a lot of older members, which kind of limits the ones who are available for nursery. We had one church member who had offered to serve in nursery, and I had a couple of tentatives. Well, as it turns out, neither of my tentatives worked out, so here I was, 3 weeks before VBS and short one nursery worker. I happened to mention this on FB, and one of my outside-of-church friends who was going to be helping in the snack area offered to do nursery instead. She does nursery at her church, and it is an area where she likes to serve. Again, total God thing!

So far, as the inevitable holes in VBS staff have developed, God has filled them and done so quickly. I’m so thankful that He cares about the little details!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Then and Now

September 2008

May 2011

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Sunday Snapshot: {Luna}

We've had a visitor this week. MJ's class "pet," Luna, has come to spend time with our family. This afternoon, we'll be adding all of these pictures, plus a couple, to her journal before she returns to preschool on Monday. MJ has had to wait quite awhile for her turn for Luna. That's what happens when your last name comes fairly near the end of the alphabet.

Here is Luna after her arrival. She had to borrow MJ's shades so she could live up to her "star" status. As you can see, Luna even travels with her own bed. (I have to point out that another student's grandmother made brand new bedding for Luna's bed recently. I'm impressed. I am not sewing-inclined.)

Soon after that, Luna was guest of honor at a tea party...

And here is Luna wondering if frogs can come to Vacation Bible School this summer...

And here is MJ with a Luna hat...

We even managed to find a suitable night shirt for Luna, although some of our neighbors may disagree since we live in Gator Country...

Luna went to Missions Class at church on Wednesday...

She played outside...

She was going with MJ and K to their first swimming lesson of the year, but the lesson was canceled. That was a real bummer...

Luna went to the sitters' house while Mama and Daddy went on a much needed date night...

She went to lunch with us and our friends. (I think she likes chips and salsa mixed with cheese dip.)...

And she was with us when we brought home our "new to us" sandbox...

And, finally, Luna went to church with us this morning, all dressed up to match MJ and K...

Where she sang hymns (note that MJ is holding her up where she can read the powerpoint on the screen)...

And participated in the Children's Sermon...

We've had a lot of fun with Luna!

Sunday Snapshot

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's That Time of Year

One of my yearly responsibilities is to serve as Vacation Bible School director at our church. I am currently up to my eyeballs in prep work, since we are less than a month out from the big week. Despite all of the hectic-ness and craziness involved, I truly do enjoy this task. That said, between that and end-of-school year activities for the girls, my poor blog is being neglected. So if I'm scarce around here for the next few weeks, that is why.

Your prayers for our VBS workers, the children who will be attending, and their families are greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Endeavor's Last Launch

(Hopefully I'll get another post or two done before it is time for Wordless Wednesday again.)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordless Wednesday: Baby Doll Nap Time

(Note the puzzle piece pillows...)

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wild Olive Mother's Day Giveaway!

Wild Olive

Wild Olive is hosting a Mother's Day Giveaway! Check out their website and blog for more details. Love my Wild Olive tee, and the ones for my kids!