Saturday, June 22, 2013

Sunday Sharing: How To Avoid Becoming Useless

My scripture highlight this week is from II Peter 1:5-7 from the Children's International Bible which says:

Because you have these blessings, you should try as much as you can to add these things to your lives: to your FAITH, add GOODNESS; and to your goodness, add KNOWLEDGE; and to your knowledge, add SELF-CONTROL; and to your self-control, add the ABILITY TO HOLD ON; and to your ability to hold on, add SERVICE FOR GOD; and to your service for God, add KINDNESS FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHRIST; and to this kindness, add LOVE. If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you never to be useless. They all help your knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ make your lives better.

Oh, I had such a fun busy week when on vacation doing Sports Camp Monday through Thursday, coaching basketball in the morning, assisting soccer coaches (who I had in my Sunday School class when they were 5th graders) in the afternoon and helping set up for the family picnic on Thursday evening!  I was able to incorporate all of the above things mentioned in this scripture passage and definitely did not feel useless, just a bit old.  I was having such a good time and was so busy that I only got a few pictures, but thought you might enjoy seeing some of what my vacation looked like. 

We as a church put on this sports camp free of charge to show God's love to our community and get the opportunity to share the Good News about Jesus with them.  Many would never come into our church otherwise.  The final program this year were two jugglers and all the kids there who attended through the week received four juggling balls.  This year we had more kids than ever before and both morning and afternoon sessions were filled to capacity in all the sports!

I didn't get to visit many blogs this week, but it was kind of nice being outdoors and enjoying seeing people face-to-face for a change.  I sure hate to see my vacation come to an end.


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Unknown said...

I know you were thankful to be able to share God with the young people, and so glad you had fun too!

Sandee said...

I know you've had a great week. Good for you.

Have a terrific weekend and summer. Scritches to all the babies. ☺

Hootin Anni said...

Thanks for stopping by answer your question about my sister and her email account. No, it isn't A T&T...she just forgot to enable her javascript at one point. So attachments weren't getting attached. LOL

Hope you're having a great weekend. Loved reading your post.

BeadedTail said...

Glad you had such a wonderful week helping out at the camp! I'm sure all those kids will remember how fun the week was too!

Lin said...

So, you took your vacation and spent your days helping with camp? WOW! You are a special gal, Karen. :) I'm sure the kids loved that you were there helping out.

Karen and Gerard said...

Linda: This is the first year I was "head" coach. I couldn't help feeling the boys felt gypped having an old lady coach instead of a male one.

Sandee: It's tough going back to work today!

Hootin Annie: Hm, don't think that's the problem with mine. I always do the updates.

Beaded Tail: Yes, they did have fun and I was encouraged to see them come back. Out of 13 only one boy didn't return.

Lin: I'm so happy I am still able to help out. The only time I actually went away on vacation for pure enjoyment and relaxation was our honeymoon.

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