I talked it over with James Mair, who has his work “Go Live” on April 1st, and received a thumbs up. I can’t think of a better Sunday activity than having a baby; having our own “Go Live” literally. Hoo-Ray! Come visit and see the new wee one!
Did you know we (try to) read the Book of Mormon as a family every night? Just a verse a person before family prayer? Well it’s fine but it usually comes with a lot of encouragement for Benjamin to read the words, the way it’s written, in a regular voice, in turn, etc. This week he turned his book upside down and we’ve experienced the best fluency and cooperation ever, in fact all the kids have “flipped” (sorry) for the alternate way. Can you explain this? They could be bored…
Sharon snapped this of all of us watching the dad parody of “Let it go”. Meredith came for a visit complete with delicious cupcakes, and her adorable kids. Oh it was so good talk and catch up. I wish I could have made bookclub and the grasshopper pie she made. Thanks for the visit dear friend. We broke into the model home next door for a tour and took a walk up to the park. Robyn made me lunch this week: a Hawaiian turkey burger! Devine, and food just tastes wonderful when someone makes it and plates it up. Fresh green beans… Diggers come daily to work on the yard and the entertainment is ideal for Isaac and Stu. Who doesn’t love little backhoes and front loaders? A painter came to finish up the laundry chute and I talked his ear off about paint. (I’m pretty sure he could tell I hadn’t talked to an adult all day:). From primary, the kids came home singing this song. I love the internet! Isaac, burning a stick at both ends. James, the lucky guy, got to speak in church on Sunday. His talk was stellar, living Gods will, and while it was a little rehash of the talk he gave a couple of months ago before we moved from Kamas, he used this quote from Elder Christofferson, whole talk here.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is a plan that shows us how to become what our Heavenly Father desires us to become.”1A good one right? I slip into this group all the time! So, I’m approaching my prayers differently thinking of Him not as a butler (or needs-meeter, or please-complete-my-perfect-plan-with-this-blessing-at-this-time-for-this-reason fulfiller).
Sadly, much of modern Christianity does not acknowledge that God makes any real demands on those who believe in Him, seeing Him rather as a butler “who meets their needs when summoned”
Also in Sunday School the teacher taught Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat, not really, just Genesis in the 40s. Where have I been that I never clued into the parallel between Joseph and the Savior? The class made a huge list of types on the white board to end the lesson. “Jacob! Jacob and sons!”
Last night James and I had a great discussion about ordainwomen.org. Have you read anything? I have a collection of others’ words that I like, I’ll work on a post with some of my own as well as links.
Have a great week, we’ll see you on the other side of baby!