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Month: November 2008

Rest of the story….

Rest of the story….

Brittany realized when she got to school that she had forgotten to take her nativity ornament for the Christmas wreath. I saw it on the table and ran it up to the school around lunch time. When I got there she told me the class had already presented their ornaments for the wreath. I felt horrible because I thought she hadn’t gotten to share. She then went on to tell me that the teacher had some things on her desk…

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God in Schools

God in Schools

Just a quick note about how happy I am that God is still in public schools. Today Jacob brought a place mat home that he made in Pre-K. It had a place on it to fill out what he was thankful for. His answer….Jesus. Then later Brittany asked me for a picture of the nativity. I asked her why and she said her teacher was making a wreath with different Christmas things on it and they all were to bring…

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WHAT?!?!?

WHAT?!?!?

O.K., this is kind of funny. Well, not funny – funny, but at least interesting funny. I helped out in Savannah’s 2nd grade Sunday School class yesterday. The story for the day was about God providing manna for the Isrealites after they had left Egypt. The craft was to draw a picture of an Isrealite picking up the manna and then we glued Frosted Flakes (aka manna) onto the picture. I was seriously hoping the “manna” would continue to be…

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Chirstmas…

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Chirstmas…

Yes…the last few weeks Brittany has been playing Christmas carols on the piano, Savannah has struck up a few songs on the violin, Caroline has been begging for a laptop computer and Jacob tells just about anyone who will listen that he wants boxing gloves and a drum set for Christmas. I wish I could record those sounds and put them on the computer (or that my sister lived in Houston so she could do it for me!). If I…

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Portion Control

Portion Control

Any of us who have ever attempted a diet know that one of the first things they teach you is “portion control.” They show you what a “normal” portion looks like. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I look at that and go…really? That much will fill me up? But once you start doing it, you start to realize that maybe the portion they are recommending is enough. It takes some getting used to, but your body does adjust…

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All in a days works….

All in a days works….

Back at the beginning of the school year I was asked if I would be the communication liaison between the PTA President and the 7th grade parents. They assured me that the job would only entail updating parents via email about upcoming middle school activities. Sounded easy enough. Copy her message, go to the PTA group website and paste the message and hit send. How hard could it be?!!? Well, I’ve had to send at least one retraction/update, but then…

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Coincidence? I don’t think so.

Coincidence? I don’t think so.

I firmly believe God cares about all the details. I don’t know how and can’t even begin to explain. I just know that He delights in us and I imagine that He sits back at times and says….”just watch what I can do.” One of my friends shared a story on her blog (www.caringbridge.org/ok/annajane/index.htm) called WOW. She shared how her children’s elementary school had raised $3,280 to purchase some new playground equipment as a memorial after her youngest daughter died…

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LOL and LOL

LOL and LOL

Our Sunday School teacher on Sunday shared how his 4th grade son was sending him emails that all ended with “LOL.” Assuming that his son meant “laugh out loud”, which is the common association with those letters, he told him that maybe he shouldn’t end ALL his emails that way since the tone or topic might not be appropriate for a big “laugh out loud” at the end. His son said…”oh no, Dad….that’s not for Laugh Out Loud, that’s for…

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Using it all…

Using it all…

My life long friend Beth sent me an email this week describing all the things she saw her friends doing and how she was feeling somewhat discouraged that her list of accomplishments wasn’t all she thought it should be. Her husband (who is seminary trained, a former pastor and a chaplain in the U.S. reserves) very wisely told her that she was accomplishing exactly what God had set before her to do and that nobody else could accomplish the tasks…

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Thanks Dad!

Thanks Dad!

Happy Veterans Day DAD! Mom always says that she is never prouder than when she stands next to you when you are asked to stand and be recognized for your service to our country. I know you really aren’t much of a recognition kind of guy, but just so you know, Deah and I are proud too. We are all grateful for your service and that of all the Americans who have VOLUNTEERED to serve our country. We owe all…

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