Having received their Bibles, the elementary children have been enjoying looking up specific passages and marking them for later reference. Their enthusiasm led to a second conversation about care for God’s Word…because, in their excitement, the spines of their Holy Bibles were being stretched to accommodate all of their bookmarks! We decided that a maximum of ten bookmarks would be ok, although those who have participated in the 2nd Year Retreat have an additional four ribbons so they can mark fourteen places! (Each group brought up this fact, so it is clearly significant!!) Several children began lists of Scripture passages most important to them on a paper that will be able to fit into their Bibles. How wonderful to have so many favorite Scriptures that ten bookmarks are not sufficient!