Last Wednesday in chapel we read the book Only One You by Linda Kranz and talked about how God has made each of us unique. We are specially designed and given gifts and talents which God calls each of us to use for the good of His Kingdom. We read Ephesians 6:7-10 which says:
Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
We discussed ways to do good at home, in school and in our neighborhood. We discussed that when we are good to each other and to those that visit our school, we show the world that we are followers of Christ and how we should not grow weary of doing God’s good work.
On Friday, we launched a school wide rock-painting project where the TLS community (students, teachers, staff and parents) will be invited to paint a rock that is as unique as they are. These rocks will be displayed outside of our school as a visual reminder that we have all been created by God and are called to do His good work—making our world a better place!
The 5th graders got us off to a great start, spending Friday morning along the Columbia River selecting rocks for our project and painting rocks of their own! The 5th graders will be helping the younger grades get their rocks painted before the school year ends. Each rock will then be sealed and ready to be displayed once the school remodel is finished this summer and in time to see them on the first day of school! Check out some photos of our field trip below!
If you have any river rocks or painting supplies you’d like to donate, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please join us and come paint a rock of your very own!