June 25, 2013


My little Kindergarten Sunday School lesson was from Exodus 17:1-6 this week.
Water from the rock.
Our theme for this month was trusting in God. (Our memory verse is Proverbs 3:5) So far we’ve learned that Abraham trusted God & moved his family to an unknown land. Next, he trusted God to fulfill His promise of a son. Last week the lesson was about the Israelites complaining about having no food after leaving Egypt, so the Lord fed them with manna and birds. Sooooooooo, this pattern of provision being established, don’t you think the children of Israel should’ve trusted God with their thirst?
Am I the same?
I do believe at times I am the most “trustless” person in the world! Repeatedly my Father takes care of needs & wants; yet still I whine about being thirsty in a desert.
Anyhoo… Lesson finished. Kinda.DSCN7662I made water-from-the-rock cookies. (Actually, they’re just blue Jell-O cookies in disguise.)DSCN7663Quite easy to mix up: you just cream 3/4 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, & a 3oz. pkg of Jell-O. After that’s light & fluffy you add 2 eggs & flavoring extract if you want to accent the flavor. Then you add these dry ingredients that you’ve sifted together in a smaller bowl: 2 1/2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder & 1 teaspoon salt. Preheat the oven to 400°. Roll dough into 1” balls, roll in sugar and place 2” apart on prepared cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 6 minutes. (any longer & they’ll brown… badly…)DSCN7664So, while my first batch of water-from-the-rock cookies were baking, I was finishing up the little snack baggies.DSCN7666Ran off some labels with the memory verse.DSCN7667Added grapevines to symbolize Moses’ staff used to strike the rock. DSCN7668(by the way – never knew licorice wasn’t gluten-free… pays to read the label prior to stuffing one’s face eating several whips tasting…)DSCN7669hello
Everything was going smoothly until I took the pan of cookies out of the oven. I neglected to get hold of the parchment paper while at the same time taking the pan out of the oven at a slight angle. First batch = total waste!DSCN7665Next batches came out relatively trouble free. So I finished packaging them up & took them to church the next day.DSCN7674


  1. I think you are the most creative Sunday school teacher ever and wish Little Dude was in your class! He would definitely love the cookies and licorice. Hope the kids loved them... and understood the lesson! :-)

  2. What a cute, cute, idea the kiddies will remember this forever! Sorry about the wasted pan....Bummer!



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