Once again, we have survived VBS Week!
Every summer, my friend Jodi Beatty and I put on a small VBS at one of our local branch churches. This year was, I think, our best year yet. We studied the Lord's Prayer, discussing a different Bible story for each line, complete with related crafts, snacks, and songs.
We also performed Jonah and the Clown Fish for the parents at the end. (Orville played Jonah again. Juss played an angel and a pirate this time. Ro was still the Clown Fish. The other parts will filled by other children, all delightful!)-- we studied Jonah for "Thy will be done in earth as in Heaven."
The kids were a bit older this year, which meant that they listened better, making the teaching part a great joy. It was the first year I was glancing at my watch because we were out of time instead of glancing at it with a "Oh, God, not another 10 minutes to fill!" attitude. It was exhausting...but worth it!
A lovely time was had by all.
*Note--the orange blanket in the picture is the inside of the Clown Fish