Afternoon Tea by Alexander Rossi                                                                                                                                           (Afternoon Tea by Alexander Rossi)

Our third year of Keepers at Home Club got off to a good start yesterday afternoon.   Several of our girls were out of town or unable to make it to the first meeting for one reason or another, but we still had a nice number in attendence.

After Ashley led us in song, we introduced a new feature for this year.  At each meeting one or two girls will be invited to take a couple of minutes to show and tell us (along with their mother, if they like) about a craft or special project they are working on.  Sarah S. was our first volunteer.  She showed us some sparkly Christmas ornaments she had made by carefully suspending shaped pipe cleaners in a boric powder solution overnight.  The result, lovely crystalized stars and hearts which will look charming on a Christmas tree. 

Mrs. Coleman has again graciously agreed to teach us sign language at each meeting.  We were all a bit rusty after the summer break, but under her patient tutelage I’m sure we will make steady progress this year. 

Each year we learn a substantial Scripture passage together.  Our new passage for the year is Colosians 3.  Ashley led us in learning verses 1-4 with some very memorable motions! 

 After our Bible lesson time (in which I tried to renew our vision for Keepers at Home Club, emphasizing the powerful influence, for good or evil, that each one of us wields as a daughter in our father’s house), Ashley gave us tips and advice on closet organization.  She transformed the front of the room into a disatrous bedroom and then showed us how to quickly and wisely sort through the clutter to have a well-ordered wardrobe. 

The focus of our skill time this year is the practical skills needed to be a successful keeper at home.  The mothers are planning many exciting and useful lessons for us.  Next time Mrs. Berryman will teach us how to do basic clothing alterations. 

I praise the Lord for this exciting ministry and look forward to all the wonderful things He has in store for us this year!