So to reach back to our childhood and jumpstart our imaginations a bit, I gave each group member some playdoh, chocolate milk and some whales cheesy snacks (Chapter 4 was about Jonah...). Their task was to either pick the word "Farm" or "Beach" and then create a masterpiece to reflect their chosen destination. Here are three of the beachy sculptures:
Notice Jonah's legs still getting some sunlight.
"'The wind blows wherever it pleases,' Jesus goes on to tell Nicodemus, who struggles in his literalism and rationalism to understand. 'You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it is comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit' (John 3:8). There is no formula. This is something we can't work for, work up, predict, direct. You just hear it coming and fling yourself headlong into the hurricane." Mark Buchanan.