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!!!


Eileen Astels Watson said...


I'd love to read a few chapters of your story and critique it if you'd like. But be prepared, even with my multi-published critique partners, I offer suggestions. They'd throw me out if I didn't. It's the only way to learn and grow in writing--seeing the reader's perspective. But just because I make a suggestion doesn't mean you need to agree. In the end, it's always the author's call whether or not to make the suggested alterations.

Because I'm so busy, you can e-mail me up to three chapters to start with as an attachment to eileenastels [at] rogers [dot] com.

I pray you're having a wonderful summer holiday, and well rested from VBS. You grade 8's did an awesome job leading the groups!

emma eldon said...


thank you! I think i have a pretty hard shell, and I will take your suggestions into consideration. I sometimes get ticked off at my friends because they just say, "it was good!!" i need more to go on!!

thanks a bunch!


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