Saturday, March 19, 2011

Adopted to Belong

This was in our church bulletin several weeks ago and I really liked it so I decided to share.

"A Sunday School Superintendent was registering two new sisters in Sunday School. She asked their ages and birthdays so she could place them in the appropriate classes. The bolder of the two replied, "We're both seven. My birthday is April 8 and my sister's birthday is April 20." The superintendent replied, "But that's not possible girls." The quieter sister spoke up, "No it's true. One of us is adopted."

"Oh?" asked the superintendent. "Which one?" The two sisters looked at each other and smiled. The bolder one said, "We asked Dad that same question awhile ago, but he just looked at us and said he loved us both equally, and he couldn't remember anymore while one of us was adopted."

What a wonderful analogy of God's love! The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans: "Now if we are God's children, then we are heirs -- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ" (Romans 8:17). In essence, as adopted sons and daughters of God, we fully share in the inheritance of His only begotten Son, Jesus. Our Heavenly Father has adopted us and loves us just as much as His beloved Son."

- God's Little Lessons on Life

Monday, August 9, 2010

Camp Radio Conversations

This is probably only funny if you were there, but for those of us who were - enjoy! :)

- Cabin 8: Red 5, this is cabin 8, please come in.
- Red 5: Cabin 8, this is Red 5.
- Cabin 8: Red 5, did you say there are Smarties available?
- Red 5: That's an affirmative.
- Momentary radio silence.
- Cabin 8: We have a go on the Smarties. ETA for pick-up is 5mins.
- Red 5: That's a negative cabin 8. Maintain your position. I'll make the drop in about 1min.
- Cabin 8: Acknowledged. Cabin 8 out.

Cabin 8 is played by Darrell Nevers.
Red 5 is played by Ben Whalen
Best excuse ever for being late for swimming session?

"I couldn't find the pool!"

(This was used on a Thursday.)

"The Importance of Listening"

I'm going through our apartment with a fine tooth comb in order to make more space for our impending arrival. Today I found some writing assignments from my grade 4 class that I just had to share. This one is from the beginning of the school year when my class had not yet grasped the importance of gymnasium safety. After several warnings, their listening skills did not improve and I decided that we could not safely continue our Phys. Ed. lesson. Back to the classroom we trekked, and since I had no alternative planned, they wrote a short response explaining the "Importance of Listening."

This is what one student wrote:

You could get hurt.
You could disturb other classes.
You could waste gym class!
The teacher could make you write a dumb note.
You could get in trouble.

I can't argue. It was a dumb assignment. But on the other hand, we had no more problems with listening and gymnasium safety that year!

Another of my favourite samples:
You're supposed to listen because if you don't, you will get in a lot of trouble. If you don't listen, you won't get to pass any grade and you won't get a job and you'll b e poor and have to live on the streets or live in a box! Nobody wants to live in a box!

And last, but certainly not least! The guilt trip:
It is not safe and people should have been better listeners but it is still a little harsh to make the people that were good in gym, come in here and write. They should of continued and everyone else that was not good listeners should be in here.

I wholeheartedly agree! If only teachers could be in two places at once. :(

Friday, December 18, 2009

While Tim may not appreciate me posting this on our blog, I think it's quite profound so I'm posting first, asking forgiveness later. During a discussion of Christian Conservatism vs Christian

"Liberalism, he wrote, "It's relative right. Compared to Doug Padgitt, we're screaming uber-fundies. Compared to the late Falwell, we're screaming foaming at the mouth liberals. In any case, I think of myself as a relatively quiet guy who asks 21st century questions, and finds the only decent answers in the 17th century." My husband is an extremely intelligent man. :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Private Rocket Launch

This afternoon, we had a private rocket launch to test out some new rockets before showing them to the campers. This is "The Harvenger" and it worked exactly as it was supposed to. We even got it back! Yay!