All materials for this column must come from schools and be signed by teachers. Submit students' works to Bulletin Board, Missoulian, P.O. Box 8029, Missoula, MT 59807 . Mary Gerber, editor.
Florence Carlton School
I see families together
I hear playing together, that is fun
I smell cake and flowers, too
I taste lots of cheese and bread
I feel my soft cat name Izzy
I know that everything is OK
I see people getting along, no killing
I hear songs, caroling, wind, bells
I smell fresh air, firewood, candles
I taste hot chocolate, good dinners
I feel safe, warm, glad, happy, good
I know getting along is good
I see no war, families together
I hear singing, birds singing
I smell fresh air
I taste hot chocolate
I feel safe, warm, glad
I know not to punch
THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Once upon a time there was a very, very colorful and beautiful Christmas tree. It had many, many lights and ornaments. And everything had a meaning. It also was a dark, dark brilliant green in color.
The circle-shaped ornament stood for the sun the Lord has given us. The heart-shaped ornament stood for God's love. The snowman-shaped ornament stood for the snow that God has given us. The red-white-and-blue ornaments stood for the country we have. The star-shaped ornaments stood for the stars in the sky that give us light at night. The teddy bear ornament stood for God's righteousness. The blue lights stood for God's coolness. The pink lights stood for God's patience. The green stood for the wonderfulness of God. The red stood for God's blood when he died on the cross for us. The orange stood for his faithfulness.
Also, I almost forgot . the angel on top of the tree stood for God's holiness. The presents under the tree stood for God's gifts he gives us. The trunk stood for God's joy for us. The pine needles stood for God's self-control.
Now, what tree could ever possibly be better than this? None of them. None! None! None!
Valley Christian School
Let me tell you about a true story that happened on Mount Moriah in 2000 B.C. to a brave young man named Isaac and his father Abraham.
My father and I loved God. One day God decided to test Abraham. God said to him, "Take your one and only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the region of Moriah and sacrifice him there as a burnt offering."
We prepared to go. We traveled three days; finally we arrived at the place where the sacrifice was. My father told the servants to stay with the donkeys.
As we were walking I asked my father, "Where is the ram?"
He said, "God will provide."
I was still confused. Finally we arrived. My father sat me on the altar. I then noticed that I was the sacrifice. I was kind of scared, but I trusted in my father and especially God. Like my father said, "God will provide."
I closed my eyes tight, praying and hoping to God that he will provide somehow. Then suddenly I saw a bright light! I opened my eyes and saw an angel. The angel told my father not to kill me and for his obedience he was rewarded.