One thing that our 15 year old enjoys doing is creating artwork in the bullet journal style. She can spend hours recreating images that she sees on Pinterest or searches she does on the internet for particular topics. This is great and it has translated really well into a project for one of her books.
She finished reading the YWAM series of Christian biography (affiliate link) of Corrie Ten Boom. When it came time to decide on a final project, she was struggling. Corrie was an articulate person, or it appears so from everything written about her. She was encouraging. She had tremendous faith yet that even seemed to pale in comparison to her sister Betsy’s faith. So, when it came time to discuss the project options, that was what was keyed in on.
I mentioned ways in which encouragement can play a part in lives and how I have seen my daughter encourage others. She realized that she could create greeting cards featuring quotes from the two Ten Boom sisters. She has designed those cards and will be copying them to send to shut-ins at church. (This is a project that she spear-heads for the teens within our congregation.)
She is going to create a list of scriptures that she can include on the inside of the cards when she gets them copied and is addressing them. (Sorry – no photo of the cards; for some reason, I can’t find one but they were simple black and white cards. Simple but beautiful.)
She loved the project and it not only brought the character to life – Corrie was such an encouraging person and this mirrors that encouragement – but it was a project that was interesting, hit on an ability for my daughter, and will benefit others. Win-Win-Win.
Lori, At Home.