It was video night. I got up for my “every thirty minute” snack/beverage search. In the kitchen, I met MB. She is our 5-year old blond cutie.
MB was opening the drawer and grabbing a spoon. She had a tupperware container with some sort of gloppy blop inside. On the table next to us was a glass which she had obtained by climbing up the cabinet and retrieving just before rappelling down like a borrower taking home her spoil.
I asked her what the gloppy blop was (not using those words). She stated without breaking stride, “Cold oatmeal in milk.” I had hoped it was yogurt, then I could piggyback on her snack prep. Oh well. I have to start from square one with my own plan.
It hit me – She had an entire system for what she needed and what was to take place. The goal: Food and drink for the movie. The plan: A+B+C+D+E=Gulp, Crunch, Sip. When did my little girl get to where she could figure all this out by herself? What about calling for help? My inner gizzard crows out, “steal the little girl years back.” The outer gizzard says, “Wait. I want to see what’s next.”
Basically The Deal:
(As elementary as it may sound) Little girls grow. Once they learn certain skills, they may not need our help at all. That doesn’t mean they don’t need us… It surely doesn’t mean that we don’t need them.
Prov 17:6 Children’s children are the crown of old men, and the glory of children is their fathers. BBERead More
We are a very blessed family for many reasons. One is that last year, we added about nine holidays to our roster. What child (or adult) would not like more parties?
Yom Kippur is considered a “Jewish” holiday by some. It is called The Feast of Atonement. Well, it is certainly observed predominantly by Jewish people. However, many Believers are feeling a call to a Biblical lifestyle that includes the Bible celebrations. There is much to learn from studying the feasts and their intended meanings. And, there is worship in there. Yes, we get to glorify the great I AM, our Creator and King.
Worship, learning, and fun, all part of the edification that we are blessed to take part in as homeschoolers.
If you have some Jewish friends, I would also suggest that you do something nice for them around these days. You might even want to spend a little time learning the Biblical significance of these feasts and open the door for evangelizing in love. Have you ever celebrated the fall feasts? They point to the blessed return of our Savior and King.
The Messiah, a High Priest
For every high priest taken from men is appointed in service[a] to God for the people, to offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray, since he is also subject to weakness.
Because of this, he must make a sin offering for himself as well as for the people. No one takes this honor on himself; instead, a person is called by God, just as Aaron was.
In the same way, the Messiah did not exalt Himself to become a high priest, but the One who said to Him, You are My Son; today I have become Your Father,[b] also said in another passage, You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.[c]
During His earthly life,[d] He offered prayers and appeals with loud cries and tears to the One who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.
Though He was God’s Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered. 9 After He was perfected, He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey Him, and He was declared by God a high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
Hebrews 5:1-10 (HCSB)Read More
|Posted by me on March 12, 2013 at 11:40 PM|
I don’t play board games much.
I don’t tell riddles much.
But I realized that I have a captive audience at the dinner table and in the car. This is when we perform unofficial family improv. I will write on that entire concept in full detail later.
So, I have been seeing a lot of wildlife on the road lately. My children love animals. I like my children. So far, my idea sounds like it can work. I have started to ask a couple questions of the day. The questions work best is a 3 yr old can answer as well as a 13 yr old. A week or so ago, a new improv game was born.
The Questionizing Of Dad
I ask (in the character of a pretty advanced computer) questions about what I saw during the day while we were apart. The first question was what 3 animals crossed my path on the road while driving to work? (Hint: The answer was “wild turkeys.” The only way to play is to make an educated guess. That opens it up for a 3 yr old to get it right. In this instance, she did not do so. Her guess of “tigers,” however brought us to pretty much of a roaring group-laugh.
I came to notice that good stuff was happening which I am too simple to design. Laughter, interest in Dad’s day, interest in sharing the family’s day with dad, deductive reasoning, fostering the ability to laugh at oneself (not as a part of teasing, which borders on ridiculing), and well, I have to mention laughing again because it is my goal to get someone to spew milk from her nose.
If I were to patent the game, it probably wouldn’t catch on, because, well, you would have to have all the original players.
So… No wealth for the Bass family from this dinnertime entertainment. But lots of riches. Blessed blessed blessed.
Do you have a guest question for The Questionizing Of Dad?