Monday, March 14, 2016

Seizing Each Moment for His Glory

Posted by: Brianna Gregoire and Stephanie Casting

"Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil."
Ephesians 5: 15-16

Today, we started the day in reverence of the Lord's creation. We were graced with another gorgeous sunrise, which was a great blessing to the entire sophomore class.


We, then, began our work week with a devotion in Ephesians 5, continuing with our trend of unity, grace, and love. After a great moment of devotionals, we had a delicious breakfast made by the Longview Staff. Then, we prepared for our work at Holsten Home for Children. Once we arrived there, we separated into multiple groups, where some students spread a massive pile of mulch, others picked up fallen tree limbs, another group planted flowers, some cleaned and painted fences and in general helped clean up around the campus. The class was extremely dedicated to making the campus as beautiful as possible for the children, while having a great time working together for the Lord, and seizing the moment. 

After a day of hard work, and dedicated efforts, the sophomore class came back to Long View Ranch to have some down time, where some students played board games, went down into the game room, or had fun playing some PVC Nerf Dart Dodge ball - thanks to the LVR staff! 

Once our free time ended, we had a great Southern dinner of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn casserole, salad, and cookies. After dinner we circled up to do our memory verses and then had  our usual praise & worship time and discussion of Ephesians Ch. 5.  We finished the eveing with some delicious home made kettle corn - a specialty of LVR.  We've been blessed with another tremendous day!