Saturday, January 19, 2008

Time to get busy

Christmas is done and gone. That means that it's time to start thinking about youth camp. That also means it's time to start thinking about *groan* fund raising. Don't get me wrong now. I always have such a great time in the Lord doing stuff like this. The old lazy flesh never ever wants to do any fund raising though. It really is a lot of hard work. And it's always so worth it!

We're going to be having a cake auction on February 2nd. That won't be hard. I had thought about putting together a recipe book. I brought it up at a ladies' meeting several months ago and the ladies were very enthusiastic about it. The problem is that I can't find anywhere to get the booklets printed at an affordable price. We may have to find a plan B. ;)

This Sunday will be the first week of our 2008 youth challenge. This is a 26-week (I think) competition where each youth earns points for his/her work for God. I love competitions like this because it demonstrates truths taught in the Scriptures:

For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad. --2 Corinthians 5:10

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire. --1 Corinthians 3:11-15

So, the youth are pretty excited about it. And I am too.

For Christmas, Jeremy bought me a DVD course for congregational hymn arrangement by Yoke Wong. Have I already mentioned this? Anyway, time is always an issue with us. I haven't even completed one disc yet. I really need to get on that ball. Every time that I try to get it going with the children awake, they always want to help...we all know how that goes. :D

2 edifying expressions:

Growing In Grace Magazine said...

So nice to find your blog, I also homeschool my children. I got saved on Jan 24, 1995 while I was pg with my 2nd child.

HsKubes said...

I wanted to say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog. I sure appreciated your kind words. ;o) I've enjoyed looking around your blogs. You have a beautiful family.
I hope you are able to find time to enjoy your new dvds. ;o)

~ Christina