Wings As Eagles: October 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

The story of Joseph!

Ok, I admit--I love teaching Kid's Klub every Wednesday! Watching the kid's attentive faces and their reactions each week is something I treasure! There are many stories which are my favorite to teach and one is Joseph! many lessons can be learned from his life--jealously, anger, temptation, forgiveness--just to name a few!! We're spending 5 weeks on Joseph--teaching a little bit each week!

One of the kids favorite things to do is act out the story and it's a good way to get their attention. Fun to see their faces as well! :)

For more Kid's Klub photos, check out this album....

Joseph told his brothers and father his dream
of the sun, moon and stars bowing down to him....

.....and his brothers and father did not like what they heard!

Joseph's brothers took his colorful coat....

...and threw him into a deep well!

Then they took his colorful coat and tore it!
(You should have seen the look on the
kid's faces as I actually tore the fabric! ;))

Then the brothers decided to sell Joseph
to traveling merchants headed to Egypt...

So they pulled Joseph out of the well...

....and he was sold as a slave!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Christmas Exhibit!

I have to admit....I'm not quite ready for Christmas. I'm still into fall and Thanksgiving and those decorations. I'm not even the slightest bit ready to move into the holiday season yet. But when I was asked to showcase an exhibit at the Stauth Memorial Museum for their Traditions of Southwest Kansas, I said sure! I've always enjoyed showcase different booths there!

So I dug out my nativity scenes (I've only just realized how many I have of those!), gingerbread collection and various snowmen, greenery and trees. Added some batting with clear lights underneath to create a "snow" effect and tada--Sights & Smells of Christmas!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Fall Engagement Photos

From the very beginning I knew I wanted to have engagement photos taken in the Colorado Springs area--ones that included Colorado scenery such as mountains. Something slightly different than Kansas. :)

A couple weeks ago, Luke and I went to Estes Park and had a photo shoot done! Just as we were ready to start, it started pouring rain! But after about 20 minutes, the sky cleared up, it was beautiful and we even had a rainbow! Perfect! :)

Here's a few and there's more here...

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I still make mistakes!

Yes, I do and I had a great reminder of that last week.

In Sunday School, I had cut out black construction paper crosses and my craft project was to cover the cross with colorful shapes of paper. As we were gluing on the pieces of paper, I talked about sin and how the black color can remind us of that and that when Jesus died on the cross, he covered up or took away that sin, so therefore--the colored shapes were covering up the "black".

Then Ben informs me that he is not going to cover up all the black on his cross with the colored paper, he is going to leave some of the black showing. Why? His answer, "I still make mistakes."

I had to smile and say, "Yes, we do." Even though at the time of salvation, Jesus washes that sin away, we don't cease to sin and make mistakes. I still need to daily confess my sin, failures and mistakes to my Savior who is willing and waiting to forgive me.

And Ben reminded me of that and what he "saw" in the craft project we were doing. There was no way for each of those colored squares to cover up every single bit of that black cross--just as there is no way I can live a life free of sin. I do things I shouldn't do. I say things that I shouldn't say. I think things that I shouldn't think.

Yes, I still make mistakes.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A wonderful invention called a pencil case...

Which can be used for anything and everything. Including pencils. And pens, markers, sticky notes, usb drives, business cards and whatever else I can cram inside....

I have to say that I love using these clear, zippered envelope pouches. They easily fit into a three ring binder and are much more durable than hole-punched paper envelopes. And on top of that they are clear, so not only can I see what's inside, but they match whatever color themed project I am organizing.

Plus with school supplies still readily available, now is the perfect time to stock up! And yep--that's exactly what I've done! In fact, I'm almost tempted to buy Wal-Mart out of them, but really? Seriously? Do I have to have 200 of them?!?! ;)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Perhaps a bit neglected?!

I think that I've neglected my blog just the littlest bit over the past few weeks. :)

--Perhaps a lack of exciting things to share? Hmmm, maybe.
--Could it be that there are just not enough hours in the day to do everything? Well yes, but I think that all year long!
--Slightly side-tacked with wedding planning and organizing? Yes, that's it!!

The last month I have to admit, that's where much of my time and focus has been. Even though my wedding is not until next May, there's some things that need to be decided and booked now. And I can't complain at all, because I'm loving every bit of it! Last month I was in both Oklahoma City and Colorado Springs for a while and the reason? Wedding related, of course! Ahhhh, but it's nice to have two larger cities to visit easily. Not only do I enjoy the greater shopping opportunities, but also seeing the people that live there. ;)

Dad's been hectically busy the last month. First with planting wheat and then harvesting milo. It seemed strange to be cutting milo in September/October as last year Dad was still cutting in December! After a couple of weeks with long days spent out in the field, he finally finished!