Here are some randoms for your midweek visit to the Journey. In no particular order….
Russ and I went to see “A Man Called Otto” yesterday afternoon and let me tell you…I wished mightily that I had taken several tissues.
From the previews, I thought it was just a story about a grumpy man who learned how to be nicer through the persistence of the people God sent his way.
While this is partially true, there is so much more to the story and it reminds me something I have always thought when I cry my way through a funeral….
There is a cost to loving people well.
There is the sacrifice of choosing what we want over serving and there is the incredible rending our our hearts when those we loved well leave us.
So we can choose to withhold some of our hearts and try to protect them from that pain, or we can go all in and know that either we or they will one day grieve as death eventually takes us all.
I choose to go all in.
How about you?
This year we have been attending a number of jr. high basketball games and I am getting a bit cranky about that price list on the table by the metal cash box in every gym.
You know the one.
- Children under 4 Free
- Students $1
- Adults $2
- Seniors $1
When did I no longer qualify as an adult?
How about this?
- Adults under 60 $2
- Adults over 60 $1
How about we do that?
As I have been doing the Lord’s Prayer every morning using the worksheet from Brian’s sermon (which I talked about here https://www.laurareimer.net/resources-as-we-head-into-2023-day-1/ and you can find the worksheet here https://s3.amazonaws.com/FCC_Sermons/2022/Lords+Prayer+Handout+(digital).pdf), I realized today something that never clicked before.
The prayer is prayed like a group is praying, or like the individual is praying as identified by being part of the group.
OUR Father…give US this day OUR daily bread….forgive US OUR trespasses as WE forgive those who trespass against US….Lead US not into temptation…deliver US from evil…
As I have been praying through this considering that Jesus was giving us a model of how to pray, I realize that it was a corporate mindset model.
Interesting and something I am definitely pondering and asking for greater understanding about.
I will let you know if I hear any good feedback through the Spirit.
Emmett was given an assignment in English to do a collage for his book report.
I had forgotten about how much I loved doing collages when I was a kid in school.
First off, I loved the name.
When one of my teachers first introduced the concept, I felt elevated to a higher level of knowledge to be saying and knowing what an exotic name like “collage” meant.
Let’s face it, it is just fun to say.
And then the opportunity to take a bunch of different objects and pictures and figure out a way to put the on paper to make a piece of art was right up my alley.
So when we accompanied Rachel and a shopping cart full of kids to Hobby Lobby, I was in my element.
I can not wait to see the finished product and kudos to teachers who think of other ways besides writing a paragraph summary about a book.
I don’t have a number five.
All I can think about is where I can get my hands on a magazine, some construction paper and a little bit of ric-rac and ribbon and make my own collage…sigh….
Have a great day!