"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do." -Edward Everett Hale

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Disciple Whom Jesus Loved

Another year of Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) has come and gone. We journeyed through the book of John, and discovered more about the compassion, power, and glory of Jesus Christ that we ever imagined. John revealed the tender care that our Savior provided for those around Him, even in His darkest moments. We learned that it didn't stop at the cross and Jesus still deeply cares for us and the details of our lives. 

This year brought a new dynamic as I became a children's leader in the program. Easton and Declan got to be a part of that as they also went every Tuesday while I attended leader's meeting. Easton especially enjoyed the Tuesday morning playgroup as he made many new friends. 

Then, on Wednesday mornings, the boys had the opportunity to help me set up my classroom. Since the program is bursting at the seams, we use every possible space in the host church. For us, that meant transforming an adult Sunday school room into a classroom for babies every single week. It was a big job at times. But it's a good thing I had such great help...

The boys were troupers as they arrived early every Wednesday, helped with set-up, went to their own classes, and then stayed late to help clean up.

As for me I'm already looking forward to next year and doing it all again. Unfortunately, I'll have to do it without this guy...

Easton will be moving on to kindergarten and will he ever be missed! One advantage to staying home an extra year was this bonus year of BSF. In addition to the book of John, Easton has been a part of the Revelation study, The Life of Moses, the book of Matthew, and a partial year of Genesis.

My hope and prayer is that Easton will one day realize that he, too, is the disciple whom Jesus loves.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Field Trip to the Farm

In what was possibly my most favorite field trip yet, I had the opportunity to go to Locust Trace AgriScience Center with Levi and 124 of his fellow kindergarteners.

Locust Trace is a career and technical high school in Fayette County, located on a working farm. 

It was an impressive facility and the field trip was highly organized and educational.

But most importantly...

A whole lotta fun!

I have to add that Piper also went on a field trip this same day...a walking field trip to Baskin Robbins. It was a very brave group of second grade teachers that led those kids down Tates Creek Road. And they didn't even need chaperones. Piper will remember this adventure for the rest of her days. But the field trips don't stop here for Piper. They're planning a trip to the Kentucky Horse Park, a trip to Salato Wildlife Center, and another walking trip to the Arboretum, with only three weeks of school remaining. Although I'm sure each trip will be enjoyable, if I know my girl, that trek for an ice cream cone will outshine them all.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Batman in Training

Young Batman is receiving the very best training...

However, Batman is only human....

And there's no weapon in his utility belt to fight the stomach bug.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Our Redeemer Lives!

Knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him. -Romans 6:9

After a beautiful Sunday morning filling our hearts with this glorious truth...

We filled our baskets...

With eggs...


And kittens?

 Not a chance! 

We left these cuddly critters in Bowling Green, but we'll be more than happy to visit them.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Resurrection Weekend

This yummy activity never disappoints...

The tomb is empty!

And that changes everything.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Spring Break Wrap-Up

We finished up spring break with a trip...

Back to School!

We love that our school playground is also our neighborhood park. It's literally a few steps away from home and we ALWAYS see someone we know there. 

But soon it will be time to go back to school for real...

And I know one little boy who just might miss this next week.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Rainy Day Reward

While these kids would say any day is a good day for Chuck. E. Cheese...

I say we save it for a rainy day...

And that's just what we did.