Sunday, March 10, 2013
We walked along our fence line and shared how we would like most of those trees cut out. I told her that bulldozing the line isn't in the budget but it turned out she has a 16 year old son who is learning to cut wood and they have a new wood stove. I asked her about cut that fence row on the halves and she thought that would be good for both of us. We have more trees than me and 100 people could burn in a lifetime with 30 acres of overgrown trees.
She mentioned they would be getting another boy this year through the "Bible Bee." I had never heard of the Bible Bee but it is like a spelling be but instead you memorize Bible verses.
"What is the Bible Bee? The Bible Bee helps families to establish a life-long pattern of discipleship in God’s Word. All of the materials and events are designed to be enjoyable and family-centered as they encourage, recognize, and reward diligence in Bible study, Scripture memorization and prayer.
The National Bible Bee begins June 1st as contestants learn to inductively study a designated book of the Bible through the Bible Bee’s exclusive “Sword Studies” and memorize Scripture with the help of their Bible Memory cards. Local Hosts provide encouragement, support and family activities for socializing and studying.
At the end of August, contestant families gather for the Local Contest, a time of demonstrating diligence, proclaiming God’s Word and celebrating together in Christ. The competition challenges both Bible Memory and Bible Knowledge through Oral and Written Test rounds. The 300 top-scoring contestants from around the nation are then invited to compete in the National Competition which is held in the fall. Winners at Nationals take home $260,000 in cash prizes as well as other awards."
It will be interesting to see how this works out. Thanks to our new neighbor, something tells me we are going to learn more about people through the Bible Bee!
What is your favorite verse? I think I have a different one each time I am exposed to it.