Jesus Loves Trig, This I Know

Jesus Loves Trig, This I Know June 22, 2012

Vacation Bible School: sweet songs, store bought cookies, juice, and Trig.

Here’s a sweet photo of him on his first day of VBS!

How many of you are taking part in this old tradition this summer?

My favorite song, of course, was Jesus Loves Me.

What were some of your favorite songs you used to sing during those week-long bible studies?

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  • Jessica

    I liked “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”.

  • Tiffany

    Awww, how sweet! It brings back so many memories of bible schools and youth events from when I was a kid.

  • Millie Packard

    Bristol…..A very dear friend of mine was raised outside of the Protestant Church her entire life. When she was a young teen she babysat some little children who had learned that song in VBS. As an adult (middle aged) she still heard the words “Jesus Loves Me” in her memory and went in search of Him. She is now saved and lives a life close to the Lord, is active in church and understands fully the words that spoke to her as a little girl.
    You just never know what will start the hunger.
    God Bless

  • Sarah

    Aww… He is so sweet! What a precious gift!

    My favorite song was definitely ‘Joshua fought the battle of Jericho’! 🙂 Have a great weekend, Bristol!

  • Talia Reed

    Father Abraham
    had many sons
    many sons had Father Abraham
    I am one of them
    and so are you

  • robhart

    Today at McCordsvilleUMC is the last day of “Operation Overboard.” I have been the mission leader talking about “Water for Life” project, and played many biblical characters during story time. Knowing that kids are sponges and soak up everything we say and do, I am honored each year to help them soak up some really good stuff for a week straight. Have fun Trig!

  • Barbara

    When I saw ”you know it’s summer” I knew you was talking about Vacation Bible School!! Loved it, went every summer. Started teaching when I was in high school and many years after that. My kids went every summer too. We always started out the day with ” Onward Christian Soldiers”. Whenever I hear that song it takes me back to VBS. I hope Trig had a good time, he looks like he is!!

  • Gina

    My favorite song, from when my kids were little and went to VBS was and is “Blind Man Sits on the Side of the Road.”

  • heather

    I have come to realize that “Jesus Loves Me” is the most profound and theological song we can teach our kids and know ourselves. I grew up with this song and now i sing it to my 4 kids. It was easy singing it as a kid and now it has a whole new meaning. It simply is stated, ” Jesus loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so…” not because things always go great, or God always answers prayers the way I think, or because I have goose bumps when I sing worship songs. Some days as a mom of four kids and one with special needs all I can hold on to is He LOVES me because His Word says it is so. Great song Bristol! We are cheering you on in life here in Vegas!!!

  • Gina


  • Firelight

    I grew up going to VBS! I loved it and always had so much fun. It was much simpler back in those days. My kids just finished with VBS and what a fancy big production it is now. They had so much fun and got a CD with music on it. I was happy to see that they still sang my favorite song as a kid… I’ve got joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.. where? Down in my heart, where? Down in my heart… etc… I always thought that song was fun.

  • Becky Boyer

    How precious is this little guy……our God is an awesome God! Thank you, Bristol, for sharing your adorable little brother with us. God bless you and your family….

  • Heather Marie Boulanger

    I too was always in VBS when I was little and when I got older I was a teacher. My favorite song was always “he’s got the whole world in his hands”. I always thought as a little girl that just the fact the world is in “his hands” made me feel safer. This is great picture of Trig! God Bless!

  • Joy Henderson

    My favorite song at vbs was
    If the Devil Doesn’t Like It, He Can Sit On a Tack !!!

  • I loved vbs, and now my girls (9 and 6) enjoy it also!! thats great! he’s so precious!!!

  • Kimberlie Morris

    How precious!

  • My kids start VBS tomorrow, they love this time of year and they always enjoy their week long VBS bible studies. It’s so refreshing to hear other Christians talk about their love for God, thank you for this wonderful post.

  • CJ

    Jesus knows me — This I love!

  • Joy Caine

    I am! I’m helping out at my church’s VBS which is next week too!

  • Amy

    He is so precious <3 I love that he has such loving,caring siblings who are so proud of him!

  • Susan

    My favorite song? THIS IS THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE! WE WILL REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT! and…REJOICE IN THE LORD ALWAYS, AND AGAIN I SAY REJOICE…decades later I still sing those songs around the kitchen.
    I wonder if those wonderful women who helped all those little hands (with all those popsicle stick crafts), and joyfully served those cookies and vanilla ice cream cups know how much their humble little tasks meant to all of us.

  • Kelly Hoerter

    Our 6 and 4 year old just finished VBS. It was their first time doing that, and they had a good time. I actually don’t remember if I ever went to VBS growing up. It’s fun to see the kids have a good time, and enjoy singing along to the VBS CD when we are driving somewhere.

  • Maleena

    This Little Light of Mine, Father Abraham, He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands, and Jesus Loves the Little Children…..Oh the memories 🙂 And now that my children go I love DIVE!

  • michael

    My daughter was a voluteer at VBS….she loves helping.

  • Tina

    VBS was a part of all my summers growing up. It was always so much fun singing and especially making the crafts. My mom was our teacher every year and I have taught myself a few times. What fun!

  • Deep and Wide…I want Trig and my daughter Kendall to be betrothed! She is 5 but what little guy doesn’t want an older girl?:)

  • Kara

    When I was younger, three of my towns churches put on a VBS for all of the kids (and still do) that was underwater/ocean themed. The most awesome part was they made a huge whale out of trashbags and we went in there for story time to learn about Jonah and the whale. Although it was a little toasty, one of the leaders even dressed up in a Jonah costume and that really made it all come together. I’d have to say that was the best VBS ever!

  • callie

    Bristol is assume! She is the best single Mom in America! Her show is great. Just watch how she behaves. Palins are America’s ROYAL FAMILY! Willow stay away from Bristol as she will; drag you down to her pathetic level in life.

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Not only does Jesus love Trig so do I for the Bible tells so.

  • Patsy Carlisle

    Jesus loves the little Children. All the Children of the World.

  • jim b

    Don’t forget the Goldfish crackers. Gotta have Goldfish at children’s church. I’m pretty sure there has been many a church kid that was surprised to learn that the Lord’s supper did not consist of goldfish and grape kool-aid. As for fav song, gotta be My God Is So Big.

  • Shari

    love, love, love this pic. One of my fav songs is “The hurt and the healer.” Love you, Bristol. Keep on, keeping on. Bless you all.

  • There are so many good ones from VBS!! This one comes to mind….”This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, let it shine, let it shine, let it shine….Hide it under a bushel, no! I’m gonna let it shine!”
    etc, etc…this song reminds me of you! You are letting your light shine! People ask why you are doing a reality tv show…its because you are letting your light shine! You are not hiding it! It takes great courage, keep it up Bristol!!!

  • Don Gleeson

    God Bless You and your great family!!!! Don’t pay attention to the ignorant people that put you down. Good for you in raising your son Tripp and doing something to support you two. We are excited to watch your new show. The homo couldn’t answer your question. Just goes to prove that these people don’t know what they are talking about. God Bless the whole Palin family!!!

    • Jellybean

      “The homo?” Your gay hatred is showing donny boy.

      • otlset

        Short for “homosexual”. Like calling me a hetero. Big deal.

        • Jellybean

          Who calls you a hetero? Homo is a slur and you know it. But so typical of people like you.

          • otlset

            Depends on how sensitive one is. After all many here might consider someone rudely coming in uninvited and accusing them of having “hatred” for the use of what they thought was a descriptive term could also feel slurred.

            Homo means like and is the prefix for many words denoting ‘of the same kind’, and also refers to our zoological genus Homo sapiens. Then through the years it gradually turns through pop culture identity politics influence now into a slur. Too bad you’ve been brought up and taught to enjoy your mental shackles of political correctness and thought control limits, and of course come to blogs like this and belittle those that you judge don’t.

        • Jellybean

          otlset, I have read many of your blog comments and this is how I picture you.

          You would fit right in at an all white mittens rally. Of all the mittens rallies and gop debates I have watched since January, I can count on one hand the number of blacks or hispanics I have seen in the crowd.

          You no doubt have short hair (blonde or dirty blonde), perfectly parted on one side. Your ideal casual wear outfit would be perfectly ironed beige khakis with a sharp crease, with a polo shirt tucked in (solid color, only stripes on a really wild night), thin black leather belt and sensible black or brown loafers. You wear white socks and strap sandals to the beach. You are thin with very little muscle tone. I’m right, aren’t I otty?

          You look like JimBob Dugger, don’t you otty?

          • otlset

            This is how the left stereotypes people. Your imagination may not be healthy Jb.

          • section9

            Jesus tap-dancing Christ, that’s the dumbest, most self-regarding post in Internet History.
            You should be horsewhipped for this. Do all the libs get together and draw straws as to who has to post the Idiotard Post?
            Which one of you drew the “Palin is a Nazi” straw?

          • Jellybean

            Careful with comments like idiotard, section9. SP would think that’s a slur against the mentally disabled. Oh, that’s right, you are a republitard, so she wouldn’t have a problem with it.

            And do you often abuse animals section9?

        • Patriot

          Why would people call you a hetero otlset?

          • otlset

            Two gays might if I wandered by mistake into a gay bar.

          • Patriot

            I highly doubt that 😉

          • Jellybean

            Can you picture it Patriot, otty walks into a gay bar and the comments would be, “oh look at that hetero.” Rightttt.

            Oh and one more stereoype otty, you only wear boxers, no tight fitting briefs for you.

    • kim chatman

      Crazy that you say God Bless but you sound very hateful regarding someone that is gay. Remember to love your neighbor no matter who they are.

      • kim chatman,

        You need to remember who was hateful and really just plain awful first. The heckler. She
        had a right to defend her mother. Wouldn’t you go after someone if they talked about
        your mom like that?????

  • Chris

    I remember the songs from my kids’ VBS programs more than mine. They loved Father Abraham! Trig is such a sweetie!

  • Tina Sweet

    I loved VBS as a kid, and enjoy as much as an adult. I especially like it when I teach little ones like Trig. They ask so many great questions!!! My friend and I did learn one year not to have Bible study after recreation. All the kids wanted to do was keep on playing!! That year was a challenge 🙂 I’m a singer so I love the songs from Bible school. My boyfriend will sometimes work with the music department. He’s a camp counselor from his younger days. The kids love him. The adults have to take music too, even though they try to get out of it, so he makes it fun for them too! Then sometimes I just like to be a student in the adult Bible study. Our pastor leads great Bible studies and we usually have great debates in the adult classes. Thanks for sharing this precious photo of Trig. He is growing leaps and bounds!

  • Josh McCarthy

    I loved Going to VBS as a kid, and love teaching it. That is one of my favorite songs too!!

  • Sue Lynn

    Love that sweet little guy!!!!

  • Rosali Elzig

    wow! Trig looks so big since last time i saw him at the Gym with your mom. Anyway! all my favorites kids Christian songs are in Portuguese from my church back in Brazil. But yes…here “JESUS LOVES ME AND I KNOW” is my favorite. VBS is something very important to get the kids into it. My Fairview loop Baptist Church is having ours this July. God bless Trig,and Tripp.

  • jose

    Love Trig, as many of us!

  • Capital G

    I remember singing the books of the New Testament as a song but I could never remember them all. Some Church Lady played an autoharp badly as we sang even worse.

  • Liz

    Adorable picture! We’ve already had our Vacation Bible School and I was one of the Kindergarten teachers. This was my first year teaching and I was never able to go as a child. My daughters were in my class and this year’s VBS was their first year too. All of us LOVED it! As for songs, your family will hear Trig singing the “Amazing Wonders Aviation” theme song ALL SUMMER!!!

    • K

      Trig is only able to sing “Amazing Wonders Aviation” and all the other fun VBS songs because of the early intervention therapists who work with his family to insure that he develops to his full potential! That’s why the Palin’s are such strong and vocal advocates for services for children with developmental delays! It’s rare that a week goes by that you don’t hear or see a Palin family member bringing much needed attention to issues related to people with special needs! The Special Olympics, the Down’s Guild and so many other organizations have benefitted in ways great and small because of the advocacy of the Palins! The U.S. and indeed, the world, owe this family more than we can ever repay!

      • otlset

        Some of the usual gang of spite-filled liberal attack-drones would be here to offer a conspiratorial chuckle, but I’m afraid you’ve buried the sarcasm too deeply for them here. The “Down’s Guild”….please, you’re too clever by half.

        • GrizzlyMom

          Well otlset there seems to be 2 groups of people posting here…one that is holding the palins accountable (since the lamestream media continues to give them a pass) and the other is made up of blind admiration for anything palin (thats the group you belong to). K continues to make the perfect point that the palins are all talk and no action and are mostly obsessed with their own interests. They are master manipulators.

          • otlset

            K made no “perfect point” or reference at all about “the palins are all talk and no action and are mostly obsessed with their own interests” above. Just a low-grade attempt at being cleverly sarcastic.

            And “…the lamestream media continues to give them a pass” is completely delusional.

        • K

          Huh? How did anything that I wrote indicate to you that I am a spite-filled liberal? You seem to be a strong Palin supporter but suggest that others who post here are too dense to recognize sarcasm! Why do you think my comment was meant as sarcasm anyway? None of the thousands of other Palin supporting commenters here responded negatively to my comments! Mentioning the Down’s Guild shows I’m too clever!?!
          I really should have cited the National Down Syndrome Society as another group doing good work to advocate for people with Down Syndrome that has benefitted enormously from the public support from the Palin and Heath families! By selflessly putting so much time, effort and money into that organization the Palin name is now synonymous with the NDSS!!!

          • K

            I realized after I posted my last “attack” that I failed as a “liberal drone” 🙂 to encourage everyone reading here to donate, if they are able, to any of the worthy groups I mentioned in my previous comments! Do it in honor of Trig!!! What better way to show our support of the Palins, who never miss an opportunity to advocate loudly and proudly for those with developmental disabilities!?!

          • otlset

            My apologies to you, I really got this wrong. I think now the “K” on the following page, with a more obvious sarcasm (that I read before yours) must not be you then. And that explains the ‘subtleness’ (unobviousness) of the sarcasm! And I didn’t look *far enough* in my search for “Down’s Guild” and quick-looking found nothing, but I see now on checking again there are references to Down Syndrome Guild — I’m not familiar with any of those organizations. But thank you now for bringing them to our attention, and duh on me.

        • K

          I am unable to reply to your last comment so am replying here. Apology accepted.

  • I’d have to say I enjoyed “This Little Light of Mine”.

  • Paul

    No store-bought cookies at my vacation bible school! haha. The Lads will be there, so we’ll have songs like “My Best Friend’s the Creator of the Universe”, “God loves Scandanavians”, etc… Those guys are hilariously awesome.

  • Happy to see Trigg in VBS. He is adorable, please give him a hug and a kiss for me.
    One of my favorite songs was ‘Jesus loves the little children’
    Jesus loves the little children,
    All the children of the world,
    Red, Brown, Yellow, Black and White,
    They are precious in His sight,
    Jesus loves the little children of the world.
    God bless the Heath and Palin families.

  • bellagrazi

    I’m Catholic, but we didn’t practice religion in my family. (except for the occasional visit to church on a holiday) But I’m happy to see that Trig is attending VBS. It’s important to have a strong faith early on. Trig looks just like your mom, Bristol. I love his glasses!

    • Canadian Observer

      Don’t you think Trig looks lonely sitting there all by himself on his first day of VBS? Where are all the other kids? There seems to be no one else around in that large empty room being used for VBS. Is he the only one enrolled?

      • Patriot

        Good point Canadian Observer! What church is this exactly Bristol?

        • otlset

          He got there early to get a good seat.

  • “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6
    Awesome picture of Trig.
    God Bless!

  • the next harry potter.that is what my son told me soon after he saw handsome trig’s photo.definitely a smart kid.bless him.

  • Andrea McSwain

    Trig is absolutely adorable. How could anyone not love him? He is a special gift from God. God bless the entire Palin family. Continue to be shining lights for the world to see. Grace and Peace.

  • Diane

    I am so glad he does not need his hearing aids any longer.
    What a sweet beautiful child!

  • Paulette

    Such fun memories and an excellent foundation when my parents & church family taught me about Jesus, my friend & my Lord! Ahhh, the sweet songs that I continue to sing, and now to my grandchildren. Jesus loves me; Jesus loves the little children; Climb climb up sunshine mountain, heavenly breezes blow, Climb climb up sunshine mountain, faces all aglow….and all with motions to go with the words! Trig is growing up fast! Great pic!!! (We will be in Wasilla in one week. Have met your mom, dad, grandmom, aunt Molly & Piper, but haven’t met you or Tripp. Contact me if you have two minutes & want to meet a friend & prayer warrior!)

  • Loved Bible School as both a student and a teacher. LOVED IT! My favorite song:
    The B-I-B-L-E!
    Yes, that’s the book for me!
    I stand alone on the Word of God:
    The B-I-B-L-E!

  • Mariah

    Wow!! How sweet!! Trig reminds me of my best friend, who also has down. He is so great. That is a cute picture!! I find out that kids with special needs like my friend and also my brother are the sweetest kids!!!!

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  • Michael

    Stop fucking and having babies out of wedlock Brisket.

    • Eileen

      I really hope you are lucky enough not to make the huge mistake Bristol did. That being said, your comment borders on cruel. I can’t for a minute think Bristol wanted any of this constant scrutiny, and chronic public humiliation. It is real easy to tear her down, but I do hope you can find a way to help her rebuild.

      • vegaslib

        If Bristol doesn’t want scrutiny, why the reality show, book, DWTS, etc? And why do you call Tripp a huge mistake? I may not approve of the way Michael worded his comment, but this is what happens when you put yourself out there.

        • section9

          Idiotard, when you have a lemon stand, you start selling lemonade.
          In an age when liberals stand idly by while the nation is being bankrupted by the Booster Seat President that they foisted on the country, I find it amusing that the Left is Deeply, Deeply Concerned that the Spawn of Palin is making money now so that her kid might have money in the future.
          You know, so when that Social Security System and that Medicare system that you liberals told us was going to be there, …wait for it,…ISN’T THERE!
          Bristol is a smart little squirrel, like her mom. You, on the other hand, are just another hack who objects to someone bettering herself because YOU don’t get any of her swag. This isn’t about principle at all; this is about jealousy and spite.

    • brenda

      keep your potty mouth elsewhere.

    • Shame on you, Michael, you have a holy name, after the Archangel, to be using such abusive language! Trig is a gift from God and is learning to love Jesus, your abusive tirade has no place here. God bless you Bristol for sharing this, and taking such abuse!

      • section9

        I’m sure that there were PLENTY of Michaels in the Spanish Inquisition. Looks like we got a leftover.

    • liberty

      Michael the only person happy with your post is SATAN

    • Emma Lora

      Michael, I hope you don’t have kids until you become a better person and have a change of heart and attitude. Bristol made a mistake but is a great mom with a good heart and attitude.

  • Piscean Gal

    Trigg is so adorable, by FAR my absolute FAVORITE of the Palin’s!!!

  • Sue Lynn

    God Bless the Palin family!!!! Love the picture!!!!

  • Heather Laurin

    Ahh those memories of VBS.. One of the wonderful things about childhood. God Bless Trig, and all of the Palin family.

  • K

    It’s so nice to see a church that includes children with special needs in their VBS! This photo of Trig having fun with the other kids in his class is so sweet! You can see by the way they are interacting with him that his friends see him as just “one of the gang” and that Trig is happy to be included in activities with his peers! So often children with disabilities are isolated from normal childhood experiences, but not this little guy! Nope, no isolation for him! He’s right there in the thick of things at his VBS!!! Surrounded by all his little Christian friends!

    • GrizzlyMom


    • Linda

      where’s the inclusion? all i see is an empty auditorium w/ Trigg sitting there by himself. i don’t really get this picture or how it represents him going to VBS and being “included” in anything. it could have been taken anywhere, anytime. this photo is of a cute kid in an empty auditorium. end of story.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.
    Red and yellow black and white, they are precious in his site,
    Jesus loves the little children of the world.

    ALL children. Get it? Not just the unborn. Not just those born to white Christian parents.

    • GrizzlyMom

      Even the gay ones that are treated by Bristol and her family as second class citizens.

      • vegaslib

        The underside of that bus is way full.

      • liberty


        • Faith

          I agree!

  • kate

    This pic is truly charming.

  • conservativemama

    Beautiful picture. I loved Vacation Bible School. But in my day it wasn’t juice, it was Kool-Aid!

  • section9

    I remembered being bored stiff during VBS during the Sixties. Trig is much better at this than I was.

  • Jess

    You and Your family are awesome. All the love and care. Contrary to popular belief, you Palins are just a great and strong family. Enlighting us all with admirable confidence. It a relief to see that there are still people who know their lives are being carefully watched yet still choose to make God the center and let it be known.

  • Linda

    i’m sorry. this picture is not “charming”. it is of a cute kid sitting in an empty auditorium looking at something off camera. that’s it. if this is VBS then where is everyone else?

    • Sara

      The age old rule…if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all…good advice for you.

    • What does it matter if Trig is in an empty auditorium. Perhaps he was the first one to arrive? And Trig IS charming AND cute!!

    • Faith

      If you can’t be nice, don’t leave a comment. We are talking about a child here you moron.

  • Slim

    Hello Bristol. I live in California, and I have to say that after watching what happened, I am truly ashamed of how you were treated. Please know that all of California is not what you find in LA or San Fransisco. I hope someday you will be able to visit the Central Valley some day where you will find a lot of good people who vote Republican, and treat others with respect. We may be out numbered by the masses on the left coast, but we are here.
    God Bless you and your family.

  • brenda

    always love to hear how he is doing. he has his daddy’s dark hair.

  • Cristolmeth Palin

    Put down the bible and educate yourself on real facts. Inbred moron

    • Wow, how nasty can you be? Let me guess, you are an Obama supporter right? Figures! The “tolerance” of the left is just astounding! Why do you think it’s ok to come to this blog post about an innocent little baby and call people nasty names?

      Have you been using crystal meth (based on your “username”)? Sounds like it.

    • Faith

      Cristolmeth, grow up. This is about a child. Take your garbage elsewhere. We don’t want to hear it.

  • Gregory Russo

    Well this past summer, I was a Counselor for my Church’s VBS as was last year. This years theme was water.

  • Trig is so adorable! Of course Trigg is too. When I was a teen I taught the toddlers and beginners in VBS. He looks so sweet and happy and such a beautiful child. I watched you on Dancing w/Stars and you did very well. Was so proud of you last year when you were in the final 3. May God continue to bless all the Palins and use your lives in a mighty way.

  • Christie K Texas

    I worked in crafts this year at VBS! I love it! My favorite song was “Lord’s Army”. I loved all that marching and everything being an active child!