Close Relationship with Parents Report

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Girls gathering in preparation for singing…

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“. . .I’ve got the joy, joy, joy/Down in my heart. ‘Where?’ Down in my heart to stay. . .”

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After singing, we prayed and then I began the message. I started by telling a story about a category 5 hurricane that was supposed to hit Florida several years ago…I thought we should evacuate, but my dad said we were going to say–and I thought we were going to die. But it didn’t hit us after all, and I remember realizing that God gives parents wisdom. Unfortunately I haven’t always remembered that lesson…

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I talked about God’s design for the family–a father leading with a godly vision, a mother helping him, and children obeying them and also helping to make the vision a reality.

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We did more sword drills… this time we looked up verses about when Jesus was on earth. John 8:28 talks about how He submitted to God as His heavenly father, and Luke 2:41-52 is about Jesus submitting to and obeying His earthly parents.

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Open Bibles are a good thing!

We talked about the differences between honor and obedience, about the importance of inward submission, and many other things.

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Then we made a list of ways we can have a close relationship with our parents.

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Emily gave a testimony about how she is learning to have a closer relationship with her parents, particularly her mom.

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Hannah talked about her relationship with both her parents, including what is going well and what she is learning.

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Next was activity time! We made cards…

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And learned how to address envelopes…

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Then it was snack time!

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This was Abagail’s first time attending! We’ve known her since she was a baby… she was just a toddler when we started Bright Lights. 🙂

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Elisabeth

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Hannah and Jessica.

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Rosie and Catherine (I just thought this picture looked cool, haha)

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Zoey.

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Abigail and Nataley.

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Better picture of Catherine. 🙂

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Some of the girls played games afterward.

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The envelopes ready to send… I mailed them this morning.  One of my favorite things about the activity part of Bright Light is watching the girls follow my instructions–in such different ways. They are so creative!!! 😀

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Even the backs were different!

Thank you very much to the Harpers for bringing snack and Courtney for taking pictures! Thank you also to everyone who helped clean up–that is a blessing!

See you at the next meeting on Monday, September 9th! 🙂

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About Carissa

I am a follower of Jesus Christ and a wife to my wonderful husband. I enjoy knitting, photography, writing, baking, basketball, children, sword fighting, archery and more. I enjoy thinking and sharing about deep things, but I also delight in seeing the funny side of life. I have 7 younger siblings, am homeschooled (even though I technically graduated several years ago, I still consider myself homeschooled... it never really ends.), and go to Grace Bible Church. I blog at carissaserrell.com

5 responses »

  1. Hello from Kentucky!

    Oh my goodness! I wish I could have been there! I was sooo sad!
    The Fingersons will be there next time, and the Teagardens should be there. 🙂
    Ohio and Kentucky have been fun, but I’ve missed you all!!!
    Please pray for a safe trip back down.

    Love and miss you all!!!!!
    Sydney T

    • Hi!! *waves at you from Florida*

      I know, we missed having you there!! Glad you’ll be able to come next time though. 🙂

      You’ll have to tell us all about your trip when you get home!

      I will pray!

      Love and miss you too!
      Carissa

      • Hi!!!! *waves back with gusto*
        I am glad also! 🙂
        I definitely will!
        Oh thank you!!! We will all appreciate that.
        The Fingersons are flying down, but Carrie and I are driving with Dad to Florida, so we need all the prayer we can get. 🙂

        See you soon!
        Sydney T

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