VBSBrain is Real

I haven’t eaten a healthy meal in a week.

I have seven baskets of laundry stacked on my dresser to be folded.

My floor needs vacuumed in the most serious way.

I don’t remember the last time my kids had a bath.

It’s Vacation Bible School week!

This is my first year as part of Vacation Bible School in a leadership position. Today was day three and I learned by the end of day one that VBSBrain is a real thing. Your brian stops processing anything that doesn’t relate to VBS and you simply can no longer form complex sentences.

I’m ready to send “VBSBrain” in to Webster’s dictionary with the accompaniment “the state of being utterly preoccupied by all things VBS, to the point of limiting daily function”. For example, I forgot (until about 945p the night prior) that it was my daughter’s birthday. I nearly forgot her birthday!

VBSBrain is real.

The countless hours of planning, the schedules, crew building, volunteer seeking and decorating culminates into a beautiful display of little children loving God. My heart is full.

Mark 10:14 (NIV)
14 When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.

What a blessing to stand back and witness the smallest members of our community revel in the love of Christ. What a blessing to see the manifestation of God’s love and to hear little voices raised in praising Him.

VBSBrain is real but so is VBSHeart. My kids may not have had a bath and my laundry may not be done, but my heart is overflowing!

VBSHeart makes it so worth it!

One Comment on “VBSBrain is Real

  1. Psalm 23 says, “my cup runner over” ….your thoughts, observations, and VBSbrain speculations are spot on. This was evident as my friend from Michigan who had prearranged staying with for a night walked up my driveway last evening to observe my blank slated expression, “what a nice surprise…..”


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