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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


 I haven't posted on here about my adventures in VBS. A few weeks ago at church they were having sign-up for Vacation Bible School. I signed Canaan up, then asked if they still needed volunteers to help. Of course they did... you can never have too many volunteers! So I signed Zion up for nursery also, and said I was willing to help anywhere. She said they needed people to help with music, and I replied that I had some experience in that area and would be happy to help out. A few days later, (in the middle of my battle with my sinus infection) I got a call from the VBS director saying, "I am so glad you volunteered to LEAD the music". I just said, "umhum", which actually meant "I did what?" but was interpreted as "Yes". So, two weeks before VBS I find out that I am in charge of the music. I had a few minutes of panic... but it isn't actually that big of a deal. We have a CD, so all I have to do is be enthusiastic, and know the "motions". I can totally handle being enthusiastic... not a problem for me!! Learning the motions hasn't been too hard so far. I don't have them "down" completely, but I am getting more comfortable! I have three other ladies on the team with me. We had a meeting last night, and ran through the motions a few times, and showed them to all the other teachers. That was my first test in whether or not I am going to be embarrassed! I figure if I can get up in front of adults and make motions like a monkey and a rooster, then I can handle it in front of 150 kids! The other ladies on my team are real troopers. We are passing the DVD around, so we can all be comfortable with the motions, and I typed up the words for everyone, so they can memorize them. Fun times! 
 VBS starts next Monday (which is also our 7th wedding anniversary) and I am starting to get excited. I miss teaching. This is the closest I will get anytime in the near future. (because teaching your own child is really really not the same) Since we are currently still short on volunteers, I may end up doing two jobs! Can you just see me, leading the music with one hand, and making crafts with the other!  We'll just wait and see what happens! It always works out... 


The Duke Family said...

I wish you good luck. We are too starting our VBS next Monday. I have one teacher for our music, and hope to find another to help her by then. I love our songs and the motions. Ansley and Kylie had the opportunity to attend a VBS down the road last week where they were doing the same theme as us, so they came home and taught me the motions(yes, my director duties fell short at looking at the music, I was fully involved with the crafts and decor) Anyhow, I know you will do fine. You are an excellent teacher and full of the enthusiasm needed for those youngins.

mom0ktdid said...

I can't believe it has only been 7 years! LOL!