I have had a wonderful group of teenage girls working with me this week, doing two vacation Bible schools. They have done a marvelous job. We started out last Friday with a whole afternoon of training. And then they dove right into teaching and leading on Monday.
|I can't stop taking pics of her-notice the foot|
Anyway, we invite out these kids, and we have been having over 30 every night. We stay in the tent, and sing, have an athletic intro tied in with Hebrews 11-13, tell a story about a character from Hebrews 11, play some games, have a skit, and teach a memory verse. It has been packed full of goodness. I think yesterday was the best. Each girl dressed up like a character from Hebrews 11, and told that person's story, giving a lesson they'd learned from their faith.
The girls have worked hard. They have taught every aspect. I am doing a bit of teaching, quite a bit of supervising, but mostly just trying to stay in the back ground and let them learn by doing.
It has been an amazing thing to watch them grow this week! To grow in new skills. To grow in confidence in leading and teaching 30 kids. To grow in their own faith in God-His enabling and provision. Plus, the props they came up with were very creative. Props aren't my thing so much. I am not creative in that way. But they totally hit it out of the park in that department.
So, here is the something crazy I did. I wanted to give these girls something to thank them for their efforts. To thank them for encouraging me. To thank them for helping me and working with me. Mr. Hippie was right on board. I had been stewing about it. And he suggested the idea of a gift, before I even said something. I knew it was a "God prompting" then.
I hauled out a sugar scrub recipe, made a Meijer run, and put together little baggies for each of them. The "craziness" comes in with me being at Meijer at 9:30 p.m.. With LC and I mixing up and packaging sugar scrub at 10:00 p.m.. With Mr. Hippie and I labeling and tying bows at 11:00 p.m.. Crazy because this Barefoot Hippie Girl is always in bed by 9:30.=)
Here is my 3 crazy projects of this week in pictures.
|strawberries for pie and jam|
|smooshed for jam|
|9 cups crushed berries, 6 cups sugar, package pectin.|
boil until thick.
|isn't it gorgeous!|
|hot bath-15 minutes.|
|pie crust-make it or buy it|
|4 ingredients-strawberry jello-2 boxes|
|2 cups water|
2-1/4 c sugar
6 T cornstarch-
boil until thick
|hull and wash berries|
|stack in baked crusts|
|pour on glaze and refrigerate.|
This is affectionately known in the Barefoot Hippie Household as
I'm sure you can guess why.
|hard at work|
|my sugar scrub partner|
|loving the pajamas|
|new recipe-3 cups sugar, 1 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup lemon juice. |
(going to add more lemon-either essential oil or juice- for scent next time)
|I think they are pretty sweet looking|
|fantabulous Friday linkup|
|this could be yours-plus a toe ring |
(they are getting those too, I just didn't have them last night.)
100 FB likes, or 50 "members" on blog=Barefoot Hippie Girl drawing.
Get the word out!!!=)
|Hippie offspring-living the dream|
It's going to be a great day!!!