Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tidbits: Progress

  • Our church is going into a capital campaign. The purpose of said campaign is to have freedom to bring word of Jesus to more people. The first week of the Bible study intended as preparation for the campaign closed out with our visit to see The Boy at school. He said that the text of the messages from the last series in Romans (copies were provided for him by our service planning staff) have become the source of a study group formed with other guys from his dorm. I think that is exactly what "organic church" looks like as someone who loves Jesus simply shares that with others. The Movement to Multiply Our Heart is happening already.
  • Having fully recovered from the dizziness and nausea that went with her ear infection, Little Bit was back on the ice in full force last week. She worked hard, and the results were exceptional. Her coach is recommending Erin advance two levels in the next session that runs from April to June. She's moving right along.
  • Last night I found it necessary to referee an argument about (of all things) conversions. Middle Child was disgusted because no one would tell her how many cups were in a quart. Little Bit and I both informed her that she needed to do her own homework. She defended the lack of knowledge saying, "This is SO stupid. I don't need to know this stuff. It's not like it's on the [standardized test]!" *cough* Her sister, without missing a beat, informed her that she would so need conversions. She paused, and then crowed that conversions are used for baking. (We have clear priorities around here.) And in case she ever wanted to work in a soda factory. (Alrighty then.)

3 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm glad to read your daughter's better and your boy is trucking along!
Seeing God's hand at work among his people is the richest blessing, isn't it?

卷曲 (juǎnqǔ) said...

I had to convert cups to quarts just yesterday while using my new rice cooker! And, in all humility, I admit I had to look it up. I would say, sometimes its not what you know but that you know where to find the information when you need it. And never be ashamed to admit when you don't know something!

Leanne said...

Hmmm. I agree with you in not helping too much with homework but aren't you also glad that we're old enough now to google this kinda stuff when we need to? :) There are some benefits to aging....