Monday, May 24, 2010

The Bear Gets An Award

She did it! Erin completed her 2nd year of AWANA in spite of a few really hard verses to remember. She memorized (or at least honed her reading skills) 28 verses in all this year. And while she may not have always felt like reciting them, I know I am not the only One who is proud of her.

Her vest is full and so is my heart! If I could just get up the initiative to sew her last patch on...

Now sing with me...

We are AWANA cubbies, we're happy all day long.
We know that Jesus loves us, that's why we sing this song.
We hop because we're happy, we jump and shout for joy.
For Jesus is a friend to us,
He loves each girl and boy!

John 3:16-21
16"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son. 19This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what he has done has been done through God."
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  1. Yippee! May your sweet daughter always treasure hiding His Word in her heart. It's truly one of the most important ways she'll ever invest her time. Great job, Mama, for encouraging her in something that is so, so important.

  2. Yay!!! My husband leads Sparks and my little one just graduated from Cubbies, so I was singing that song with you;). Sometimes it is hard to get in all those verses (especially with two in TnT's), but the reward is so worth it. They are indeed hiding them in their hearts. I know I wished I memorize more Scripture as a child because it takes me so much longer now that I am older. But it is worth the work, isn't it?
    Thank you for praying for my brother! You are precious, Ashleigh!