Friday, July 11, 2008

I've got VBS PMS

If you peek in the window to my home, you might see my head spinning around and steam coming out of my ears. Don't worry. Everything (ahem, everyone) will be ok.

In a few weeks, that is.

After VBS is over. You see, I have VBS PMS. A pretty good case of it too. The lab coats are unavailable, the snack coordinator didn't realize she had other committments that week, and the sets aren't even beginning to look ready. My three year old wasn't much help in painting the beakers bright colors, but he did a great job getting his shirt bright.

Only a week left and the panic is starting to rise. Why did I say I would coordinate this? I mean, sure I could teach, but be in charge of EVERYTHING (read: get blamed when things blow up that aren't supposed to).

Oh dear.

I'd try to get out of it, but I think it's too late. Why did I sign up for this in the first place? Oh yeah, that's right. Because God asked me to. Bummer, can't get out of it now! :)

Don't worry about me.

Worry about everyone else!


April said...

Be encouraged!! God will pull it all together and soon you will be surrounded by children yelling "AHA" whenever they hear "Jesus gives us the power to..."

The Olson's: said...

Take a deep breath - in through your nose, out through your mouth!

And yes, April is right, God will pull it all together. When we feel our weakest that's when He can do His best work!

I am sure the kids will love it and will learn a deeper side of Jesus!
~ Leanne

Melanie said...

Hang in there... it will all come together just as it should. And will be great fun once all those kids are together learning of the power of God.

Have a great VBS week!

Mae said...

By the grace of God we can do anything.

Julie said...

Jesus, come for your girl.

Breathe your life in her.

Let her rest in your embrace.

Carry her worries for her.

Provide for all that you see is needed for VBS.

Let her lay down her expectations and follow you to that which You see is important.

Pour out an extra measure of grace.

Bring others to help carry the load.

Pour your love on her, over her, abundantly flowing through her.

Come, Lord Jesus, Come, Your strength, Your rest, Your purposes, Your plans...

Julie said...

Thank you dear friend for your sweet comments on my devo at the Cafe. It was one of my favorite ones to write, so far.

I have learned so much about the words that were spoken that I misinterpreted. God is an amazing healer.


Amy L Brooke said...

I will pray for peace for you. That does sound like a lot to take on! I know God will do wonderful things.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

If I were closer, I'd volunteer. I'll be stressing in a few weeks over ours.

All for the kingdom!


A Stone Gatherer said...

Today we start the very same VBS! Wish you lived in our area we could help! Do you have any other churches in your area that has done this VBS that maybe you could ask for props from! My friend Diane coordinated out VBS for years! There were many times I prayed for her in my office while she cried about lack of volunteers, etc.... Feeling your pain, but know God will bless!

Robin @ Heart of Wisdom said...

I taught 1st grade VBS this year. 18 boys and 2 girls. Almost every boy in the class had some letter label. ADD, LD, OCD, etc. I had to use a loving headlock one time.

By the end of the week I was crying to see them go. We developed a beautiful bond! It is SUCH a blessings to share God's love with children. See photos at

YOu will have fun and the songs will stick in your head for eternity :-)

Kathy S. said...

Wow, Heather, it sounds so complicated for VBS. I have been noticing alot of little comments on your blog about this coming up, and now I see why, what a production!!

I was in charge of crafts for a few years and that in itself was a ton of work!! You go girl in the strength of God! His strength is perfect when our strength is gone, he'll carry us when we can't carry on, great is His power, the weak become strong, His strength is perfect...His strength is perfect(notice I am not scared to sing on a blog!!)ha ha