Bible Bowl 2008

Michelle on Bible Bowlby Michelle DeGracia

Bible bowl was quite the experience this year.

When Allison, Christian, and I heard that the Junior Division would be the only team representing our church, we felt a lot of pressure. Not to mention that there were only 3 of us and we had to finish reading about 7 books and comprehend and understand what we were reading. But despite these things, we knew that there was nothing more important than reading the word of God.

It was challenging for me to comprehend and focus on what I was reading, but I still kept trying.

It was the week before the actual tournament, and I was feeling a bit overwhelmed by the amount of reading I had to get done. I tried and tried with Ate Jill and Elydon at my side. They made questions for me and we had practices.

The day of the bowl, I was feeling nervous. We pulled up to the church and I had so many doubts in my head. I knew I wasn’t ready, but it would be a good experience.

Our first game was a disappointment to my team and me. We tried so hard and answered what we could, and took a guess on those that we had an inkling about, but our opposing team was extremely good. Our second round didn’t go any better, but we still kept our heads up.

We knew that we weren’t really ready, but it taught us a lesson to study harder for next year. Despite our loss, we still got knowledge from the bible and I want to continue to participate for as long as I can. It is a great experience and we have more motivation for us to try harder and as they always say at bible bowl, “You’re always a winner when you read the word of God.”


4 Responses to “Bible Bowl 2008”

  1. Rosalynn on June 23rd, 2008 6:23 pm

    AMEN! I like how you said “there was nothing more important than reading the word of God”. Even if it didn’t go the way you planned, the important thing is that you came out with more knowledge about Him and His word. And I admire that ya’ll still competed when we didn’t! God bless.

    And you look pretty in that picture… like always =]

  2. elydon on June 24th, 2008 4:39 pm

    I’m so proud of you guys and I’m glad I got to work y’all, even though we didn’t win…I’m ready for next year if you guys are!

  3. joanna the awesome on June 27th, 2008 2:43 am

    y’all make me proud. =) love you!

  4. sherlou on July 13th, 2008 1:26 pm

    hi!! i prayed for you guys on the day of the Bible bowl, i heard you guys did awesome! you guys are on fire for God and i’m super proud of you! God will surely bless your efforts. Winning isn’t everything, it’s about doing the best you can in every situation given to you and putting it in God’s hands to do as He pleases. God never ever fails even if we do. Good luck and God bless on next year’s Bible bowl. My family and I will be cheering you from over here in florida. ;D

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