I was registering Hosanna and Priscilla for the Bible Bee this evening even though Hosanna will be gone for a good part of the summer. I couldn't help but think back at last year and what a blessing the Bible Bee was for our family and thought that maybe I should encourage those of you reading this to enter as well! Check it out at http://www.biblebee.org/ Registration runs through the end of June but the verses will be released June 1st so it's best to register quickly. It costs $25 a student and is for 7-18 year olds. They have five Bible versions so everyone should be happy. There's lots of local bees all over the country and there's probably one close to everyone reading this except for maybe us. It's set up to be a family project but students can work on it alone as well.
Anyway, I encourage everyone between 7 and 18 to sign up. It's not easy but most things that are spiritually rewarding are hard work. If a student even learned more than they're learning now it would be of help. They take the top 100 from each age category around the country who then go on to the national competition which is in Chicago in November this year. If you win at nationals, top three in each category, the prizes are fabulous with the top prize being $100,000.00!!! for the senior age group.
Not sure what else I can say to encourage you except for I can guarantee it will be a blessing in your life or your children's lives and will draw you all closer to God. Have a great evening!