Here is a different version of the Everything skit. This one is more professionaly done. I like this one because of how they put alot of dance in it.
This is a skit that I would love my youth group ot homeschool group to learn. It is easy and extremely meaningful. If you get on youtube there are tons of versions of this skit...and they are all a bit different. This would be a great one to learn for a mission trip or church block party.
I liked this version because of how overly dramatic they were. I love it when God is creating the trees and water...how fluid he is!
"In order to trust God, we must always view our adverse circumstances through the eyes of faith, not sense.....that faith comes through the word or God alone."
"3 truths we must believe if we are to trust Him in adversity:
1.God is completely sovereign
2.God is infinite in wisdom
3.God is perfect in love
"Our suffering has meaning and purpose in God's eternal plan, and He brings or allows to come into our lives only that which is for His glory and our good."
This is only a tiny tiny sample of what Jerry Bridges has written on this topic. I totally recommend this book to everybody. Even if your not going through tough times now, you most likely will in your lifetime. And this book will give you some ideas how to help your friends who are hurting...because I don't know about you, but knowing that God is in control and how everything will eventually turn out for good just gives me peace. We might not see any good come out of our adversity in our life time....but God has a plan, a plan for good that cannot be thwarted. This book explains everything in such a clear understandable way and should clear up many questions you have.
Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry JamesThere shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart. ~Celia Thaxter Dirty hands, iced tea, garden fragrances thick in the air and a blanket of color before me, who could ask for more? ~ Bev Adams What is one to say about June, the time of perfect young summer, the fulfillment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade. -Gertrude Jekyll
"Hey!, OK I admit, this feels a little geeky. I mean, how many guys write a letter to the girl they'll marry someday---even before they meet the girl? Probably not too many! But the world is a weird place, so even though we haven't met yet, I thought you might need some encouragement.
To answer the first question you might be wondering about me, the answer is yes. I am definitely keeping myself sexually pure. I do this partly for God and partly for you. I figure if I'm going to ask you to marry me someday, you must be pretty special--so special that you're worth waiting for. Yeah, I know, plenty of guys have given in to temptation and found a girl who is willing to have sex with them. And I have to admit...I've felt that temptation too. But I'm not giving in! Like I said, you're worth waiting for. Besides, I wouldn't want a memory from some shallow sexual encounter with another girl making me feel guilty on our wedding night. How about you? Are you still saving yourself for me? I notice some of the girls in my youth group wear purity rings, and that's cool. I'm proud of them even though none of them are quite right for me. But whether you wear the ring or not, I hope you are staying pure for God and me. Hey, don't think that you shouldn't have fun and get to now other guys before me. Truth is, I want you to spend time talking to a variety of guys. (That's how you will know I'm better than all those other dudes when we finally meet!) But I wanted to give you this heads up:Lots of guys out there pretend to be guys like me. Don't let them fool you. If they try to get intimate before marriage, they've just tipped their hand. Dump 'em!
As long as I'm writing from the heart, can I mention something that's bugging me? It's about clothes. Non-Christian guys love it when girls show off their bodies. You know what I mean: short shorts and skirts, bare stomachs, skimpy tops. Some fashions might not show skin, but they're so tight they might as well be painted on. They reveal every curve and encourage superficial jerks to think lustful thoughts about girls wearing them. I don't write this to complain. I just want to encourage you to set a higher standard. It would kill me to finally find you--and then to see you wearing stuff designed to glue other guys' eyes to your body. Sure, I know what some girls say: "To catch a guy these days, this is the kind of bait we need." Garbage. Tell your friends that any guy can be caught by flaring skin isn't worth having. That's not the kind of guys who's gonna stick by you and be faithful after you've gotten married, had a baby and gained a few pounds. That kind of guys will always be lured to other shapely bodies.
You probably wonder what I look like, so you'll know me when we finally meet. Sometimes I wonder what you look like too. Almost every time I meet a new Christian girl I wonder if she's you. I might not recognize you at first sight, but be patient with me. I'll want to get to know you, to make sure you're sincere and not just putting on an act. But when I see that you truly love God, when I see what a beautiful soul you have, I'll begin to suspect that you're the one for me, even if you don't consider yourself attractive. Well, this has been kinda strange writing to you like this. But with so many people our age messing up and doing dumb things they can never undo, I figured this letter was worth the extra effort.
So stay cool, stay pure, stay close to God, and I promise that I'll do the same. Deal? Hey pray for me ok? I'll pray for you too. We don't have to know eachother's names to do that. After all, God knows! See ya (someday)! Love in Christ, Me." This really meant alot to me when I read it today. (I've read it before...but it was a while ago) I just came back from the 4-H fair in my county...and I was struck with the jealousy bug. I saw all these girls with their boyfriends... and felt left out and ugly. The same thing happens every year. This letter encouraged me...and I hope it does the same to you. :)