Tuesday, July 22, 2008

VBS and Writing Ideas

Hi readers!!

I've been at my little country church's Vacation Bible School (VBS for short) this past week!!! In the past ten or eleven or twelve years that I've been going, I've always been in the programs, from a student's perspective... but this year... the grade eights were taken from the program to look after little, annoying, funny, children as group leaders.

I was leading a group with my friend Amanda and we were the GREEN GROUP!!!! We had grades 3, 4, 5 and the names of the kids were Makayla, Michaela, Duane, Logan, Olivia, Sarah, Jonathan, Leelind and Matthew. And weren't they fun? We were learning to Listen Up! for God's messages!! We were the Slowpoke Messengers (our own group name, that we made ourselves, due to our stuffed tortoise mascot Slowpoke) and our mascots were the aforesaid Slowpoke and Big Eyes the stuffed frog!! And we ALMOST had a live mascot, but Amanda was carrying it (a live frog) and she dropped it and squished it by accident. Within about five minutes, the entire bible school knew that the Green Group had killed their live mascot!!!

It was a very spiritually enriching week, even for me, the old teenager...

I've had so much fun with friends from EVERYWHERE that I think I've talked myself out!!

Well, I'd better sign out now,

Love, and Blessings,

emma eldon

P.S. I don't know if you're like this or not, but writing ideas keep popping up EVERYWHERE for me! I started a whole new story because of random ideas!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008



WHAT TIME IS IT? Oh, don't worry. I won't go on a tirade of high school musical numbers just to annoy you! I get enough of that from my annoying little sister.

But it IS summer. I have been reading all these magazines talking about finding summer love! For me, finding ANY love would be great! Never mind summer. Well, I'll be busy.

First of all, my graduation went quite well; I didn't faint or barf or cry or even pee my pants during my speech. And you know what? I was SO SO SO nervous right up until I stood up to go up there and speak with Andy, and then I was fine! And I grinned and laughed and I said the first line! And many lines after that, but still, I didn't choke up! And then the dinner was delicious and my slide show went awesomely and we danced right until 10:30 and my feet were KILLING me and I could barely even smirk after smiling for fifteen straight minutes while getting my pictures taken. Eeeepp!

And the last day of school was so short! Oh, I could have died at the shortness of it all! I didn't have enough time to spend with the people I had come to love over the past year. All of a sudden, we had fifteen mintues left of the day and I just couldn't stop CRYING!

And I start my new job in August, working at a local farm market until the season closes in October. And then there's VBS (Vacation Bible School) and I am one of the group leaders this year! One of my best friends volunteered me!

And then there's every sort of get-together and sleepover and movie night and party that I could want and then HIGH SCHOOL comes up and just knocks my socks off. I am SO excited except just a teensie, tiny bit afraid. Well, maybe ALOT! I'm sure to get lost!!!

Anyway, enough of me burdening my business on you, why don't YOU tell me a bit about yourself. Please leave comments in my comment section, I like hearing from you all!

Next time I'll be inventive and come up with some writing tip for you! I have quite a good little handbook on writing!

Love, Cheers,
emma eldon

The Love Chapter

"If I speak in tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."

- 1 Corinthians 13 1-3, Study Bible, NRSV