Tuesday, December 31, 2013

God Is Interested In Me

Psalm 139 

O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising,
thou understandeth my thought a far off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. 

On this last week of 2013 I have begun to memorize Psalm 139, because in Psalm 1 the scripture says, "But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night."  The best way I know to meditate (think about deeply, consider) on scripture is to have it in my heart and mind (memorized).

I am encouraged by Psalm 139.  A love letter from God himself, that says not only did he create me, but He is interested in everything about me.  This passage will get more challenging, but today I am basking in this wondrous thought,

                                                                God is interested in me.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Spreading Christmas Cheer

Check out these cuties! 

From the movie Elf, Buddy says: "The best way to spread christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Jovie (Zooey Deschanel): "Thanks, but I don't sing." Buddy: "Oh, it's easy. It's just like talking, except louder and longer and you move your voice up and down."

I'm not sure if I agree with Buddy the Elf, but I do love our tradition of Christmas caroling, because there really is nothing better than proclaiming that Jesus has come to earth to be the ultimate sacrifice.  

And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins.

I wanted to share another way you can spread Christmas cheer and be God's hands here on earth.  

Saturday, December 7, 2013

We had an Unschool Week

Not a huge fan of unschooling, but being a missionary, sometimes you just role with it.

This week I think the kids eked out a small bit of read aloud and read alone...maybe.

We also travelled to Little Rock and they became immigrants of Mexico.  We're going to put that under cultural education and social sciences.  They also read a kid's book in Spanish while we waited at the Mexican Consulate.  We're going to put that under foreign language.

The consulate staff that had helped us, was excited for us and helped us get our picture with our visa stickers. 
 Lena got a long and very productive day of tutoring.  Here's my FB status about her dyslexia.  You can pray for me and her as we continue down the path we started on Friday.  I will have to be her tutor in Mexico.