Friday, January 29, 2010
sticks and stones can break my bones and words can hurt like heck!
by karen #1965 3rd grade teacher hey folks.we painted these sticks last year at church camp.here is the history of the project.me and my daddy (that is a cool potter) walked around their lake in middle georgia and picked up a buncha sticks.sticks enough for 50 kids.i went to walmart and bought those big mesh bags that you put your dirty clothes in when you go to camp.then, i put these things on the bus and hauled them to highlands, north carolina.well, my dear old friend that is really a young friend, preached to the kids about something.i cannot remember what...but, anyway, she did tie the scripture in with these sticks somehow.(but for those who may need a mini blog sermon, i will get to that in a minute)...so anyway, the kids painted these sticks with acrylic paint.they loved this project.even the teenagers got into this project.EVEN THE NON-ARTSY KIDS GOT INTO IT.i have some really cool pics of kids painting these sticks but i am not gonna publish them because posting kids pics to a blog...i don't know...gotta be careful with that...but you who are reading this..u have imaginations.use ur mind's eye and picture kids at tables with big brushes, big sticks...and big hopes in life...................oh yeah...now i am getting to the blog sermon...u saw it coming didn't you?...sticks and stones can break my bones and words will never hurt me.well that is a crock.(i got a little side story for you.it was Christmas eve and i was cooking a few things for Christmas day.the way my kitchen is arranged, my spices are above my stove.well, i got in a chair to get the cinnamon and lost my balance and fell on my stove top.my ceramic stove top cracked wide open.yeah.i wish some of me had cracked so i could have at least gotten a little sympathy.well, mr. o husband was not real happy.i understand.i accidentally break stuff all the time.so it is january 29 and i still do not have a stove top to cook on.so u know what i am using?think.the CROCK POT!)okay, back to the main story....words hurt so bad.they especially hurt kids.if you love jesus and kids, here is a passage for you...matthew 12:33-37...and it was in red in the Bible and that means that Jesus said it...and that is a big deal..."make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.you brood of vipers, how can you who are evil say anything good?for out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.the good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.but i tell you that men will have to give account on the day of judgement for every careless word they have spoken.for by your words you will be acquitted, and by our words you will be condemned."all i gotta say is eek!..........so watch what you say to kids (or anyone for that matter).they have new little hearts.their little hearts are pretty and red...and when we say unkind words, you make those little hearts blue....i always have liked red better than blue...de doo doo doo, de da da da, is all i want to say to you!happy january 29, 2010!
p.s.we left the sticks outside to dry.it rained while we were gone off on a day trip.so, the paint washed off the sticks.and so, we left the sticks in highlands.we thought maybe another group could use the sticks for an art project.recyclable art project?