Friday, 27 November 2009

Baking with a Princess

A certain princess from my Sunday School class is here helping me bake. We made rice crispie squares and cookies for Sunday School and sugar cookies for the other little monkeys to help me decorate and muffins because I had extra bananas.....

And now the princess is watching me write about her, much to her joy. She wants me to tell you that she's "all that" and has a great sense of humor and is pretty, dazzling and is overall the best girl ever. She's a bit conceited today!

She is a good help in the kitchen (and only made a couple messes). She likes to touch egg yolks for some unknown reason and was very happy using the egg beater.

We also watched Gideon: Tuba Warrior (from VeggieTales) and Shrek 2. And we ate pizza and popcorn (actually, she ate popcorn). It's been quite the evening!

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Go and Watch

I may have to take a course on church history at some point; do you think they'll let me substitute this instead?

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Notes from Thunder Bay

Today I watched soccer. Timothy played first. He's only three but they let him play (with the 4 year olds) and he loves it! He's been talking about it all week: "On a next day you're going to watch me play soccer!" They're so funny at that age: they can't kick the ball in any direction except the one they're facing, they fall over a lot, and they just like to run! After that Keona played. She's 7 now and these guys have at least a bit of an idea of how to play. They try hard and the score stays about even since they aren't good at scoring or saving. It's fun to watch and, since I knew some of the small players, pretty much worth getting up early on a Saturday morning.

I've been having a good time playing with the small and not-so-small nieces and nephews (the oldest towers over me by at least 6 inches). The smallest ones are entertaining and the older ones are interesting (usually). The two oldest, my brother's children, are 16 and 13 now and we had a good time talking over bowling and supper. I did have Alex (who is 11) describing his DS games in detail as we walked home last night. And Zach (9 next week) discussed the merits of the different "High School Musical" movies with me. So, yeah...interesting!

Only one more day and then I head back to Edmonton where's it's quiet and peaceful and not nearly as much fun.

Monday, 9 November 2009

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. There are celebrations and such going on in Germany today, marking the occasion, not only of the coming down of the wall and the reunification of Berlin and then Germany, but the start of the fall of communism.

They say there are (or will be or have been)children where the wall was, holding speakers with recordings of the sound of people chipping at the wall, a sound that no one there will forget, but that the children did not hear; they are part of a generation that has only known a united Berlin and then a united Germany

I remember when the wall came down. I was in grade 10, and in history we were learning about World War 2 and the rise of the Berlin Wall. It was a strange thing, to be learning the beginning and watching the end of an era at the same time. It was a great time to be learning history.

Sunday, 8 November 2009

A Sentence to Share

"David is not awakened by the prophet's hovering at a distance in parabolical insinuations."

from A Sure Guide to Heaven by Joseph Alleine

First, it's just so beautifully worded. Second, when we are talking about the gospel and the need for Christ, we can't be vague and talk in generalities; we need to make sure people know "thou art that man."