Meet the Burkhart girls, adorable members of The Good King tribe with mad coloring skills and a keen fashion sense. They're the first in our "Meet the Tribe" series!
Why did you decide to join The Good King tribe?
This year was our first year of homeschooling our oldest daughter, Evangeline. One of the things that we want to teach in our home, is how to listen to the stories of others, to feel and sympathize with them, and then ultimately how to bring them to Jesus in prayer. We wanted to join in this movement to teach those things through something we already love to do…color! What a better way to teach our children how to step into the realities of life, loss, grief, celebration, and story than through a way they feel like they can already serve. Through coloring a picture for another person, they are able to step into their story, learn from them, pray for them and ultimately serve them.
2. How do you make time to color?
I hardly have to try! With a home full of girls it comes pretty easy. They color on average two times a day anyway, so joining up with all of the others who are doing the same thing has given a greater purpose to something they already love to do.
3. Have you seen any good in your family from this so far?
We have seen the sweetest conversations come out of joining up with The Good King. Our children are at the age where they ask so many questions, wanting definitions for everything. So we have been able to define over and over again who The Good King is and why He is so good. We have talked about Ryan and the challenges he faces and how he has overcome them to serve others. We talked about Virgie and loneliness and the importance of caring for the elderly. We want to go to the assisted living center down the street from our home and meet the many men and women who live there. We have talked about missions and the beauty of giving your life and comforts away for others to know Jesus, The Good King. We have talked about cancer and prayed for God’s kingdom to come in the life of Makayla.
We have used their stories to talk about the beauty of God and how He has made us in His image. How our life, our identity, our purpose, our hope is found in Him. We have talked about community and His sovereignty. We have talked about the reality of suffering and how He is near through it all. He really is The Good King.
Thanks, Burkhart girls!! You're making the world a better place. Keep coloring, keep loving, and let me know if you find that sparkly dress in adult sizes.