Saturday, December 12, 2009
One of our recent Bright Lights meetings was on Discernment, and one of the things that we need discernment in is how we dress. Haley made a fun scenario for the different small groups to evaluate! My group loved it! I thought that you might be interested in the discernment exercises so I put it in this post.
Jenny has a shirt that was given to her for a present. The shirt is tight and the neck is low, but it really is a cute shirt and it is in style. Jenny wants to wear it, but has some misgivings. Can you help her out using the eight steps of discernment?
1. Examine everything in light of God’s word. Ask, “What does the Bible say?”
Can you think of any verses that have to do with modesty?
2. Have right motives (identify and remove pride and greed).
Does Jenny just want to wear the shirt to show off or get attention?
3. Trust in God’s power rather than man’s skill.
God’s ways are always better than man’s.
4. Get advice from your parents and listen to their cautions.
What do Jenny’s parents have to say about the shirt?
5. Remember that God’s ways are usually opposite to man’s natural inclinations (flesh vs. spirit) (Gal. 5:16-17).
6. Make a commitment to have no fellowship with darkness (II Cor. 6:14).
7. Ask, “What is the source of this? Is it from the world?”
8. Ask, “Does this honor Christ? What would Jesus do?”
If you have any scripture verses that you have found about modesty, I would love for you to leave a comment!
Monday, November 30, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
She had a great time knocking the doinoes down!
Every time we would get them all lined up just right so they would all fall down she would say, "It did it!"
Right before we left Noela spilled yogurt on her dress! Thank God that it is easily cleaned!
Looking out at the rows of seats made me feel dizzy it was so big!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Here is a story from September 15th....
It was Vince's Birthday, Dad woke up at his usual time to get ready for work. He did all that he needed to do to get ready. We said our usual prayer with him before he left, but this time he didn't come back at 5:30 pm., he came right back! As he came back inside, we were surprised when he answered our questioning looks. He said, "I forgot! I had taken the day off for Vince's birthday!"
I don't know if your dad likes to come up with last minute ideas to go somewhere, but I know that our dad LOVES to! The days he took off from work would not be as exciting if he didn't come up with fun ideas! Anyway, that particular day he wanted to surprise us with a fun trip. This time he didn't tell us where we were going. He actually did, but it wasn't really the place we were going. At first I didn't believe him, but after a few more comments he had convinced me! Then he slipped when we were just about to leave! The Detroit Zoo!
Grant and Vince decided to jump inside one of the big tires on one of his tractors. I thought that it looked a little too dirty for me though!
I will soon be posting some more about our fabulous year, as soon as we load the rest of the pictures on the computer!
Thursday, September 17, 2009
We are waiting for the people to come help us get our gear on.
Here we are getting rigged up in equipment. The workers were very nice. One we saw so much that she said, " I have been seeing you so much that I think I should learn your names!"
It looks very high especially when it is time to jump! 1,2,3, jump! It is scary the first time, but then you gain trust in the equipment!
Monday, August 31, 2009
Even thought we did not surprise her much, it was great!
Marie, Mandie, Haley and I deccorated the board. Thank's Marie for helping me with the banner!
We all had fun pulling people up our contraption on the swing set!