Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Creating Beauty

There once were some students who were learning
To live with true joy while discerning
What it means to live
With true love, and to give
a light to the world while they're learning. 

Today is limerick day at Beacon. This month, we are looking at Beauty Creating. Today during chapel, our students were given the challenge to write a beautifully creative limerick with a specific throughline as the topic. In their GIFT groups (Growing In Faith Together), students wrote their limericks and they will be shared with the school, one each day, over the announcements. 
Stay tuned over the next few weeks to read the students' creations!

We also love to create beauty with music. 
Check out our Grade 3 pioneers playing their recorders:
(Aren't they cute?? Creating beauty with costume and role play)

We love to create beauty with drama. 
Check out this skit on beauty creating:

Sometimes it's cool to watch the beauty that others create for us to enjoy and for God to be glorified. 
Check out this neat clip:

And as we were reminded in song:

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Beauty Creating

 "When we look at the world around us, the plants, rocks, animals, sea creatures, insects, the skies and beyond and especially people and their intelligence and capabilities… it shouts that our God is a God who loves diversity, complexity, and creativity.(Doug Monsoma).

How often do we stop and look and marvel at all God has made? 
This month our throughline is Beauty Creating. God has placed His fingerprints over every square inch of this world. It truly is amazing, beautiful, sometimes humorous, diverse and complex. 
What an amazing God we serve!

Today we were reminded again of His handiwork. 

Grade 6 shared a choral speaking piece on Psalm 19

This video reminded us of the awe surrounding the creation story:

It's always great to welcome a local pastor. Today Pastor "GP"(Gianpalao) talked to us about 
Beauty Creating. 
He reminded us that WE are his greatest creation, made in His image, 
the thing that pleased Him most. 

We hope you can take some time to enjoy the beauty God has created around you this long weekend!