Romans 12:1-2

So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you. Romans 12:1-2

Thursday, February 23, 2012

L's Favorite Book Character

I totally forgot that Tuesday was the State writing test until after I got to work myself.  I was thankful that L had a good breakfast and spent time praying for him.  When I picked him up after school he informed me that he got in bed too late and didn't have a good breakfast.  What??!!!  Problem corrected for day two of writing.

Now L, hasn't been one to always bring papers home from school in a timely manner.  This morning I saw L's practice writing response and the booklet giving details about the test.  Maybe if I had seen that last week.....

Anyway, I read his writing and it was quite the "proud Mother moment".  I'm including his essay here.  I left most of the misspellings because I wanted it be real (5th grade real) except that I only spelled Moses and Israel the way he did once.

             My favorite book character would be Mosses.  Moses is in the Bible in the OLD Testimate.  He was a follower of God.

            When Moses was a baby he was about to be killed (because all male babies were to be killed) and his mother wrapped him in cloth and put him in a basket.  She put him in the Nile river and let him off because she didn’t want him to be killed.  He was found in a river crying, right in front of a palace, and was taken care of.

            The Bible doesn’t really describe Moses, but he is in a few Bible stories.  In one he is a baby in another he is a lot older.  I imagine him as having a white beard and bald.  I also think of him as having a walking stick and being a good leader.

            He is in a lot more Bible stories but my favorite story is when he went and free the people of Isreal. God told him to go to Israel and talk to the king and make him free God’s people.  When Moses first went the Bible says he was scared but God helped him.  Moses talked to the king but the king didn’t let the people go.  The king repeatly said no on letting the people go.  God grew angry each time and sent plagues.  On the last plague God sent a plague that the Wholy Ghost would kill the first born son of that family if you didn’t put blood on your door frame.  The king’s son died that night because he didn’t obey God’s commands.  The king let Moses take the people, but he regretted it and went after Moses.  Moses made sure that every body was saved.

            I like Moses because he is a follower of God and a good leader.  He is my favorite Bible character because he is very courageous and fun to learn about.


  1. Wow. I love that he so openly shared about his favorite character and that it was Moses! He included good examples and details in them. Closing it in summary was excellent for a 5th grader! That's something my 6th grader hasn't done so well, yet. I think I'll have her do this exercise. Thank you so much for sharing this and please thank L for sharing it, too!

  2. That's my boy! I love that the Wholy Ghost was working. come to think of it, that is some good theology! He is "wholy" Holy and all who are in him have the opportunity to change lives, just like Moses.

  3. Levi, this is really GREAT! I love that you so freely share your faith at school. And, I love that you already have a favorite Bible character and that you know exactly why. It is funny that you sit and imagine Moses having a white beard and being bald. I always imagine him having a white beard too, but I don't imagine him being bald. :) But, I can see that your generation would. These days, as guys get older and start to lose hair, they do just shave it all bald. :) You are a great writer!


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