It does rock, doesn't it? If you haven't visited, just click on the blue words and you'll be taken right there. In our first week we had -- wait for it! -- 1,000 views!!!!
I'm sorry there was an issue for a little while with the link to After School Wednesdays. We just didn't get the post up in time, but we have the glitches worked out and there will be a brand new post there tomorrow.
I also feel a little bad because my instructions for "Is There a Little of Her In You?" weren't very clear and it turned out being hard to do. My bad entirely.
HADASSAH did figure it out, and here's what she said:
"I think that we are all a bit like Sarah when something looks impossible and you know you are not good at it. When somebody says something positive and says you CAN do it, sometimes like Sarah, you just want to laugh out loud or say, "Really? Seriously? Do you really think so? Are you sure that you are talking to the right person about this? I mean, look at me!" Then the person who tried to encourage you will rebuke you because you shouldn't be talking like that. Is that what you were looking for Miss. Nancy?
That's exactly what I was looking for, Miss Hadassah. Do you guys get it? It's definitely easier when I ask the questions, but if you do want to do it on your own, you can follow what JAMIE is doing:
"I made a list of the steps for putting yourself in the characters place, and I am going to use it as a bookmark for my bible, then whenever I am curious about if I am like some person then I can figure that out!"
Yikes! I wish I'd thought of that!
This next of our 6 ways to love the Bible will be easier, I think. This is what in the FaithGirlz Bible is called "Dream Girl." Here's how it works:
* When you read a passage in the Bible that describes something happening, close your eyes and imagine yourself being there.
* Think about who you would be. In the Noah story, would you imagine yourself as one of the sons' wives or kids? As Noah's wife? As the bird?
* Try to see, hear, smell, feel and taste the details. Wouldn't the ark be pretty stinky with all those animals in there? What would the first sight of land be like after 40 days cooped up in that boat?
* See if you can feel -- you know, like emotions -- what you would experience inside in that situation. Super scared that the rain would never stop? Sick of being right next to your brother and his smart mouth for almost a month? Loyal to your dad, Noah, and upset with the people who are making fun of him?
I think an example might help.
You're part of Noah's family. You've been on a boat for what seems like forever with thousands of smelly animals. You've all been crammed in there the whole time, looking out at endless water. You can't wait to get off this floating zoo. While Noah builds an altar to thank God, you run down Mount Ararat, feeling the solid earth under your feet. You throw your arms out and lift your head to feel the sun. You never thought you could get this excited about plain ol life. Even though old Noah can get cranky -- who can't at age 601? -- you're thankful he obeyed God. Still, it's hard not to be afraid. Everything has to start over -- and what if somebody messes up again? What if God really destroys the the world then?
Now read Genesis 9: 12-17, and in your Talking To God Journal, write or make notes or even draw yourself in THIS part of the story.
If you want to comment on this Dream Girl Post, will you share some of what you wrote in your journal OR just tell us which story in the Bible you can best imagine yourself in? I always wanted to serve at the Last Supper ...