Sunday, March 2, 2008

Proverbs 4:23

"Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life." ~ Proverbs 4:23 NLT

Our church's Jr. High Girl's Sunday school teacher hosted a lock-in this weekend. The topics were dating, abortion, marriage, being God's princess, and STDs. Heavy stuff for 12 - 14 year olds, until you realize that some of those 13 year olds have friends in their class at school who are pregnant. Normally I would think these were topics for parents to teach, but unfortunately it isn't a perfect world, and most of this country's 12 - 14 year olds aren't getting it, at least not from God's perspective. I was asked to discuss dating. If I was a really good blogger I'd post my lesson. (But I'm a very busy blogger, so I won't for now.) We were asked to give each girl a small gift symbolizing our talk. I made small pillows with hearts embroideried on them. I sewed a pockest on the backs placing a card with Proverbs 4:23 in them. "Guarding your heart" was my theme.

I made 15 of these. Only eight girls attended, but I just wasn't sure how many to expect. This is a sampling. I was going to make them all the same, but I got bored and started changing this and that. I had so much fun making these. (Can you see why I haven't had time to blog?)

This is my favorite one. I still have it, though I really didn't hold it back on purpose.

Be blessed!

Drewe Llyn


Gayle said...

These pillows are beautiful!
As my Ty gets to be about that age, I get freshly sick that children that age are struggling with this. I remember one of my friends having her first baby at 14, and now it just blows my mind.

KarenW said...

Those are gorgeous! You have been busy.

Tracie Putnam, Co.founder & President said...

Drewe Llyn,

What an awesome idea! You're so creative. I know these girls will cherish this day and their pillows!