A collection of miscellaneous things that are and are not very important.
Last week was kind of rough but it feels like we’re getting back into the family groove again after J and I’s travels. We enjoyed a fun weekend with my friend Bethany and her boyfriend. We have no Thanksgiving plans. I’d love to hear if you have traditions or ideas for ways to make Thanksgiving meaningful for kids (unrelated to big dinners and football).
We own a number of computer devices, dating back over the last 8 years or so. We have a desktop model. We have a laptop. We have two Surface Pros, one that is J’s and one that is mine, and docking stations, monitors, keyboards, etc. for both. Being the type to simplify and eliminate unnecessary clutter, the fact that we have four computers hanging around kinda bugs me. And since I am only one person, and three of those devices are currently used only by me, it seems like one or two could Adios! on out of here. But there’s a problem. The Surface doesn’t have any way to play CDs or DVDs, and while not a deal-breaker, it also doesn’t have a memory card reader, which makes importing photos from my camera unhandy. The laptop’s disc reader doesn’t work and it still has the Vista OS, but it has piles of memory that is storing photos and music (from which we sync the iPod) and all kinds of stuff I really don’t want cluttering up the Surface. And the desktop has no mechanism for connecting to the internet, but it does have a functional disc player. So they all linger, filling their little niche, and in the scope of the world’s problems, it doesn’t matter. But one day, I’d love to have a clean desktop again. One monitor, one keyboard, one mouse.
M was sitting at the table, coloring, and began singing. “Oh be careful little toes where you wiggle, oh be careful little toes where you wiggle. For the Father up above, his face will surely show it, if you’re happy and you know it clap your hands.” Verse two was exactly the same, only instead of wiggling toes, the phrase was “oh be careful little nose what you snort.” I’m pretty sure that’s not the Sunday School version, but yes, one does have to be watchful in all things. =)
One always needs to exercise caution when praying, for there is always the distinct possibility that the Lord will actually answer. Hmm. Anyhow. The Bible study I attend has been studying the book of John and during the studies covering John 4-5, we talked a lot about being filled and overflowing with living water, worship and witness as evidences of a life satisfied by Jesus, reaping to fill God’s storehouses instead of our own, and so on. I do firmly feel that my primary “harvest field” at this time is my children, but in the course of the study I prayed that God would bring opportunities to invest in the lives of others as I am able, and that I would be willing to join his work. One morning after that prayer, I opened my email to find an invitation to speak to the middle and high school girls for two chapel sessions. Public speaking is certainly NOT my thing, but it felt like the Lord was answering my prayer and I really couldn’t say no. The chapels are part of a series based from the book of Proverbs on being wise women (vs. wild women). I’m one of a number of speakers, and my assigned topic is “speech.” So that’s my current step out of my comfort zone.
My sister took some pictures for us. For the dining room wall: A or B?
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