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Don’t let the exhausting part make you forget the good part

July 8, 2013

One of my summer traditions as a child was attending 2 weeks of Vacation Bible School (VBS) at my church.  I really didn’t have any understanding of the amount of time, energy and commitment that my VBS teachers put into filling 3 hours a day for two weeks with activities.  I just remember it as a great time to spend with friends, where songs were sung, stories were heard and learned, games were played and snacks were eaten.

Now days as one of the VBS Coordinators at that same church, I am thankful that VBS is only 1 week, that there are many volunteers to share the filling of 3 hours each morning, and that curriculum is full of great ideas and resources.  But for the kids I think it’s still a time to hang out with friends, play games, sing songs, and hear and learn stories.

Every year, while in the midst of planning for Bible School, I think this will be the last year or I need a break next year.  And every year the week comes, and the church fills with kids, and I sing songs, hear stories, eat good snacks and am reminded that it is all about hanging with friends and having fun.

Too often in life as we get older, the exhausting, frustrating, and not so fun part of things can overshadows the good part of things.  In an effort to spare ourselves from the bad parts, we sometimes choose not to participate or do “it” (whatever it is) at all.  But don’t fool yourself into thinking that is always the best option, because by making that choice, we miss out on the good parts too.

Sky Report at 10:00 – it wasn’t raining – Hurray! – games outside

Yarn Strands: blue and light grey

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