Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Chicken Came to Our Door Tonight

We were informally hosting our Bible Study Group tonight for anyone who wanted to come and were having a good time getting to know our guest a little better when the doorbell rang.  Jeff answered and then called me to the door.  There was a boy standing there holding a chicken.  He found it in our neighborhood and was wondering if it belonged to us.  We don't have chickens, so it obviously wasn't ours.  If we had chickens though, they would hopefully be as tame and calm as that one was.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Field Trip to a Friend's house

This morning I told the kids that as soon as they were done with breakfast they were going to do something special.  They were excited and were even more excited when they realized where we were going.  Kaomi realized it first, just by looking out the window of the car as I drove.  I took them to a friend's home from our Life Group.  I dropped all four of them off and left pretty quickly to go back home and work on a project that I need to finish for Kaomi's birthday next week and I don't really want anyone to see what it is beforehand.  They were there for almost 2 hours and had a blast.  They spent a lot of time outside running around since it was nice a cool this morning.  They came home with ziplock bags of acorns from our friend's yard.  They played Play-Doh and watched part of a movie.  I got a good start on the project I wanted to work on.  They had a fun change of pace.  God sure knew what He was doing when He gave us some new friends about 1 1/2 years ago, who live close by.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

How was Daniel taught?

Several weeks ago I had a question that was brought about by a statement that someone at a Bible Study said.  I don't remember what they said, but my question was something like this.  How did Daniel's family teach him about God so that when times got tough for him he always trusted God and did the right thing?  I want to teach my children so that when faced with evil they choose to be like Daniel and love God and trust Him no matter what.

I found the answer in my Bible reading this morning when I read Jeremiah 24.  In verses 4-7 God told Jeremiah that he had sent [Daniel] to the land of the Babylonians.  God continued speaking about the good He would do to [Daniel] then he said, "I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD.  They will be my people, and I will be their God, for they will return to me with all their heart."

I guess now I need to ask God to give my children a heart to know God.  There is nothing I can do to make them have a heart that loves God.  I can teach them and love them and train them the best that I know how, but it is God and only God who can give them a heart to know and love Himself.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursdays

     On Thursdays, Kent will be attending a science class via the CIM Science Program.  It looks like it will be fun for him.  Today was orientation.

So on Thursdays Katy will be having her double day of school.  We started at our regular time and she was done with everything, except story time which she and Kent do together, by 10:45 am.  Kaomi was also able to complete her stuff and watch a signing time DVD, since Katy was finished and wouldn't be distracted.

Our plan is to have Kent go with Jeff to work on Thursday mornings and I will send work that he can do for his school, before science class.  Since Jeff teaches Physical Science for the CIM science program, he takes Kent to his class then I will pick him up or we will make arrangements for him to get a ride home.
Then Kent will complete his school for the day in the afternoon.  

P.S. CIM stands for Creationists In the Making.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lizards, Spiders, Birds, and Ants

My home is being overtaken.  There are ants in my bathroom and spiders all over the house.  There are little lizards (baby Texas banded Geckos), between the living room and our bathrom.  I've seen at least 3.  Maybe they eat the spiders and ants, but I still don't want them in the house.  Lastly, there was a baby mockingbird in our garage yesterday morning.  I heard the chirping squawk of the bird, when I went out to get an ice block for Jeff's lunchbox.  I couldn't find it and thought it must have been outside the door.  When I went outside a little later I heard it again and it was definitely coming from inside the garage.  We found it in the corner by the door and observed the mama bird outside looking for her baby.  She couldn't seem to find her baby, so later I helped it out of the corner and into the shade by the edge of the garage door.  It went away, so I hope the baby bird and mama were reunited and can live happily ever after.