Well, paint me blue and call me Snarky Smurf. Doesn’t this sound like fun?
We are excited to introduce our first annual National Bible Bee, a motivating Bible memory competition for children and youth from 7 to 18 years of age. Sponsored by the Shelby Kennedy Foundation, the goal of the Bible Bee is to build godly character in young people by calling them back to the lost discipline of Scripture memorization. Most people are familiar with the Scripps National Spelling Bee, where youth compete annually in the nation’s longest- running educational contest. While it is certainly beneficial for our children to commit the spelling of words to memory, imagine how much more life- changing it would be for them to memorize the Word of God!
And how much more pointless? Not the charity aspect, no, that’s worthwhile, if money’s being raised for cancer research — oh wait, it isn’t.
Much of what kept Shelby’s joy alive in her last days was time spent studying the Word of God. Shelby is the inspiration behind the Shelby Kennedy Foundation, a nonprofit ministry established in her name to encourage children and youth to grow in Christ through Scripture memorization.
I can’t think of a more useless occupation save for building bicycles for fish. But at least they could use one for an obstacle course.