Saturday, October 16, 2010

jonah

One thing i like about being a homeschool mama, is having the time to be able to follow little rabbit trails - or fly by the seat of my pants with my little ones.
i started out the year, thinking that (for bible) we could just read proverbs all year - all 31 chapters - turn around & read it again.
We just finished our first go 'round - (& the littles memorized Proverbs 15) - but i decided when we finished, that i wanted to change course for a bit. The next sermon series at church is on the book of Jonah - & as my big girls are getting older & more mature, i find i want them to be ready to get as much as they can out of church, so i decided we'd take a week & read & discuss the book of Jonah.
So, on Thursday, over to that tiny 4 chaptere'd Jonah i flipped. i have this cool bible that gives a little historical & geographical background for ignoramuses like me :) & we found our locations on our big world map & had a short discussion about those scary assyrians...
& then i read...
Jonah chapter one.
It's a pretty good story - & the last verse of the first chapter is a bit of a cliff hanger...

"But the Lord provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish three days and three nights."

& i slowed down & read it in my expectant voice... thinking, "they're gonna beg me for chapter 2..."
But instead...
they all laughed and said, "And then the angel asparagus's sing, 'our God is a God of second chances'???"
Thanks, veggie tales... Should be a fun week... :)

3 comments:

Marcia said...

That's too funny! I love that song and Veggie Tales, but sometimes I think their skew on scripture may in turn skew the truth a little too much - give kids an inaccurate picture of what the Bible really says that will stick in their minds (since it's visual). I know, I'm being too serious. It does, however, give us the opportunity to tell them the true story, unveggie-fied. Have fun with Jonah this week.

paige said...

i totally agree, Marcia. Great reason why we can't leave it up to veggie tales to tell the stories... it's kinda nice to just go straight from the bible - & then let anything else be supplementary.

mamalena said...

HA...in any case...it looks like the vegatables have been blocked on this post!...

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