Hello, Tribelet of Mini-Making Mini-Women, and welcome to the June Showcase. It seemed super appropriate to start off with SOPHIA’S waterfall photo, (which I missed in May …) since this month’s collection is overflowing with great songs, stories, poems, drawings and photos.
What’s the first word that comes to your mind when you look at this awesome photograph? Me? “Abundance.” Kind of a God-thing, don’t you think?
And then here’s KAELYN’s poem, written especially for us daughters:
Father, Father I love you so
Father, Father come close
Father, Father help me pray
Father, Father help me yearn today
Father, Father come help me Lord
Father, Father you I adore
Daughter, Daughter I love you so
Daughter, Daughter come close
Daughter, Daughter I will help you pray
Daughter, Daughter I will help you yearn for me today
Daughter, Daughter Help you, I shall do
Daughter, Daughter Agape, unconditional love, I will forever forgive you.
What’s your favorite line in Kaelyn’s poem, the one that says to you, “Pay attention to me!” Me? “Father, Father, help me yearn today.” I want to want God even more than I do.
Since we’re all about summer right now (right?), ESMERELDA’S photos are perfect.
Which of Esmerelda’s pictures makes you want to reach in and pick a flower? Me? Those wonderful purple ones. Are they wisteria?
MIAH submitted a short story. I always admire a writer who can say a lot in few words:
One day a rich dad took his son to a very poor family. He wanted to show his son how unlucky and poor someone can be… At the end of the trip the dad asked his son “How was the trip?” “Great dad” the son replied. “What did you learn from the trip?” the dad asked.
The son replied “We have one dog, they have four. We have pool, they have a river. We buy our food, they grow theirs. We have light, they have stars. We have walls to protect us, they have friends. We have television, they spent family time. We have the world, they have God!” The boy’s dad was speechless and realized new new things. Then his son added: “Thanks dad for showing me how unlucky we are.”
Moral of the story: It’s not money that makes us lucky or rich, but Simplicity, Love, Compassion, Friendship, Values, Family and your relationship with God that makes our lives lucky and rich.
“For what does it profit a man to gain the world, and forfeit his soul?”
What does Miah’s story make you think about in your own life? Me? That instead of buying some new shoes, I need to walk barefoot in the grass.
I’ve learned that a LOT of Mini-Women love horses, and we have two in our showcase this month.
Why do you think Sophia’s drawing has the title, “Be Yourself”? Me? Maybe because none of God’s creatures other than humans can be anything else BUT themselves.
Jenna’s drawing is so real it looks like her horse is about to speak. What do you think he/she wants to say? Me? I think she’s saying, “Mini-Women, know that you are beautiful.”
We’ve been waiting a WHILE to see the next part of CORINNE’S continuing story, “Here’s Anastasia.”
“Ok, first, before you say anything, your father and I need to talk.” Mom announced.
Her sister jumped up and started towards the stairs. Anastasia jumped up as well, and ran as quietly as she could to her room.
“Were you eavesdropping?!?” her sister practically yelled. Anastasia had just reached her door and pretended to have not heard her.
“Addie, to your room!” Mom sounded ready to give out punishment.
Her sister did a hand signal that said “Come with me, or else”. So, Anastasia followed her. Inside Anastasia felt her lower jaw drop as she stared at the posterless walls before her.
“He even took my picture of Mark and me! And my model posters!” she cried.
“Hmm… I think I know why. Dad doesn’t—well, I don’t think he’s ready for you to have a boyfriend yet. You’re only in 7th grade! And those models—well…I guess he didn’t approve of the clothes they were wearing.” Anastasia did her best to explain. To her surprise, Addie looked down at her shoes, and big tears rolled down her cheeks.
Which of Corinne’s two characters can you relate to the best? This one I can’t really answer!
ASHER usually gives us a drawing, but this month she’s showing us another of her talents by sharing two poems called haiku:
The Empty Briefcase
Two stacks. Business cards
Old and new, past and present…
It’s time to move on.
The Broken Mirror
Okay is a mask.
Normal is an illusion.
Do Asher’s poems inspire YOU to write a haiku? Here’s the form:
First line — 5 syllables
Second line — 7 syllables
Third line — 5 syllables
Looking for True Selves
In God’s mirror within
(Thanks for letting me submit this time!)
I’m so proud of all of you. Few things make me happier than giving you a chance to showcase your work. Get ready for July — submissions are due July 17 for our post on July 18. If you’ve just joined us and you have NO idea what this is all about, just right here Calling All Mini-Writers! And of course, if somehow I’ve missed your entry, please let me know by emailing me. I want everyone to have a chance to show that, like God, you are a creative being!
Blessings, Nancy Rue