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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: In The Kitchen - deadline 7-19-12 @ 9:59 AM NY Time (07/12/12)

TITLE: Martha's Kitchen
By Beth LaBuff
07/17/12


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Martha’s Kitchen

--a Sunday School activity for children ages 8 to 10--
--to accompany the story Mary and Martha from Luke 10:38-42
--



At the foot of the Mountain of Olives was the village of Bethany.
Where Mary and Martha and Lazarus their brother, bided—as family.

One time a traveler named Jesus raised the dead and healed sick while He roamed;
And when He had entered their village, they welcomed Him into their home.

His spoke words with power and comfort while Mary just sat at his feet.
But Martha was troubled since chores needed done; stayed up late, fixing meals to eat.

Let’s sneak into Martha’s warm kitchen; while she works we can peek all around.
She’s trying to slide that colossal tall jug, and she’s wearing an enormous frown!

On the table a basket looks perfect for a picnic up high on a hill.
Take care; poring rain could make Lazarus sick, giving rise to a fever and chills.

Now Martha is grumbling to Jesus as she straightens the bowls on the shelf,
“Bid Mary come help me, I might overdo, Ugh! I’m doing the work by myself!”

With compassion the Lord answers Martha, “You’re anxious with serving today,
But Mary has chosen what’s better, which will never be taken away.”
***


Not everything in Martha’s kitchen is in plain sight. I’ve hidden items in her kitchen. Help Martha find these hidden words in the rhyme above so she’ll have more time to spend sitting with her sister Mary at Jesus’ feet. (See the example following the hidden word list.)

Hidden Word List:
Cup
Dough
Grain
Herb
Meat
Plate
Salt


Example: The word “stones” is hidden in the following sentence.
We were the first ones to climb the Mount of Olives today.
Answer: We were the first ones to climb the Mount of Olives today.
***


ANSWER KEY
At the foot of the Mountain of Olives was the village of Bethany.
Where Mary and Martha and Lazarus their brother, bided—as family.

One time a traveler named Jesus, raised the dead and healed sick while He roamed,
And when He had entered their village, they welcomed Him into their home.

His spoke words with power and comfort while Mary just sat at his feet.
But Martha was troubled since chores needed done; stayed up late, fixing meals to eat.

Let’s sneak into Martha’s warm kitchen; while she works we can peek all around.
She’s trying to slide that colossal tall jug and she’s wearing an enormous frown!

On the table a basket looks perfect for a picnic up high on a hill.
Take care; poring rain could make Lazarus sick, giving rise to a fever and chills.

Now Martha is grumbling to Jesus as she straightens the bowls on the shelf,
“Bid Mary come help me, I might overdo, Ugh! I’m doing the work by myself!”

With compassion the Lord answers Martha, “You’re anxious with serving today,
But, Mary has chosen what’s better, which will never be taken away.”


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Nancy Bucca 07/19/12
Oh, how clever! I love what you did with the story of Mary and Martha and had thought of doing something on that story but ran out of time. How creative making it into a puzzle/game!

Fun, fun, fun!
Verna Cole Mitchell 07/20/12
Clever is the right word for this entry. I can see this really making a hit with children--while teaching them at the same time.
CD Swanson 07/20/12
What a fabulous entry with orginality off the charts. I loved it. Sheer genuis. Thanks. God bless~
Loren T. Lowery07/24/12
This is definitely out-of-the-box thinking that can translate and be useful in so many different avenues. I've seen these type of puzzles before and know I would have enjoyed and been intrigued with something like this if presented to my Sunday school class in years gone by.
Laury Hubrich 07/24/12
You never cease to amaze me at your creativity:) Kids will love to do this plus they're getting the Bible story at the same time. <3