...Just crazy busy with life.
If pleo had an iPhone app, it would be a little easier to stay on top of things (^_^)
God is taking care of us, and I'm sorry I haven't read your deeper thoughts here... I'm having trouble keeping up with the shallowness on FB! But I'm busy with cool things at work, getting our family ready for another year of homeschooling and catching up from the craziness of a summer that almost wasn't.
Be well, do good things, and keep loving God!
Believe it. Live it.
Have a great day!
Work before vacation always stinks - my brain starts to check out.
Regrettably, with the new job (did I tell you I got it? Hey, I got that job!) I actually have some important stuff due the day after I get back, so I've had to work pretty hard the last couple of weeks, but I'm not done, and my brain is!
I'm SO ready to spend 11 days with my wonderful wife and family.
I'm VERY excited to visit with our FL family
for a couple of days. I'm also REALLY looking forward to visiting EPCOT and the other Disney sites (but ESPECIALLY Epcot!).
We leave early Saturday - please keep the travels and health of my family in your prayers!
4 days of Christmas!
23rd - 2 year anniversary of our expanded family! God blessed us tremendously by bringing Naomi & Theo into our care and we had a good time enjoying our family unit.
23th - Most "low key" Christmas eve I can remember - since my sis was not in town until late Sunday, we just did our family christmas celebration. Then we went to the mall and gave random shoppers homemade ornaments. That definitely brought smiles to the faces of many!
24th - Taught class, and two of the three lessons were mine. My throat was dead by lunch. We headed to the in-laws for the afternoon (after collecting Stacey, Rosie & Theo - Rosie was REALLY sick Saturday night), then running around with that family
25th - Breakfast with Tommy and Angel
as they prepared for their journey to Memphis. Then to my parents for celebrating with my side of the family.
Lots of presents, good food, and fun, but I am SO tired. I'm glad christmas isn't for another year!
I (foolishly) offered comments this weekend on g+ about the value in remembering Christ in Christmas (I'll post notes from my lesson later). What blows my mind is the argument about the logical conclusion (The End) of ANY choice.
Why do we do this?!?! Taking things to their "logical conclusion" rarely ever happens outside of philosophical discussion - at least where responsible training and understanding exist. The bigger frustration to me is that - almost universally - these arguments are made to invoke institutional and individual paralysis. When we fear where one action might _eventually_ lead, we never go anywhere.
Should we count the cost and consider long-term consequences of our choices and decisions? Certainly! But just because someone somewhere sometime might take your idea and head off the path with it doesn't mean it should be avoided at all costs!! James records for us that faith without works is dead. Works isn't wholly summarized by assembling a couple of times per week. There is SO MUCH MORE to work than that. What would your employer say if you just showed up and sat in your place for you allotted time period - "Good job" or "Don't come back"? Why then, would we expect a different response from God when we have nothing to show Him except a long list of things we avoided potentially ever doing?
The End of the Rant.
Lord willing, a month from tomorrow, my tribe will be flying into Orlando. From there, we'll drive to spend a couple of days with our southern family
and visit with the good brethren at GSR. Then, we'll drive back to Orlando and enjoy family time at Disney.
I'm pretty excited that it's coming together, and the tickets HAVE been purchased - so we're leaving one way or the other!
Do you have any favorite Disney experiences or don't-miss-opportunities at any of the parks? We'll be in that area for most of a week and intend to hit most of the parks at least once, probably two days each for Epcot & Magic Kingdom.
I read about the "first haircut" at the Harmony Barbershop. I think I might get my hair cut and get Theo's first barbershop hair cut (I've given him a couple at home) - seems like a neat idea!