Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I have this nifty one year Bible that I got as a gift when I was in high school. It has been signed in the front with the year that myself and a few of my family members have used it. I think that I made it throught it once or twice, of course I know that I missed days, even weeks, here and there. I was recently introduced to a web site that gives several plans for reading throught the Bible in a year. I checked it out, and I am planning to try to read through the Bible in 2009 chronologically. This is a bit different than reading straight through, or even a little bit of the Old Testement, New Testement, Proverbs and Psalms each day (this is the plan of my old Bible.) There is a link next to each day that provides a site that I can read the passage, in the version of my choice, off the internet. Thanks to Uncle John for giving me the link to the site..Click here if you want to check it out.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I have the recommend this book that is located on my bookshelf (at home, and on the blog..see the list to the left). I have been reading a chapter a night to the kids, and on Thursday night we were down to two chapters. The kids were going to stay over at my parents house on Thursday night, and then be gone with their dad all weekend, so I took the book with me to my parents' house on Thursday. It was my grandma's birthday, so we were having dinner. Late in the evening, my mom, sister, grandma and the girls and I were sitting in the kitchen and I offered to read the end of the book. My sister became positively giddy at the idea, stating that she loved that book. Amazingly my mother had never heard of it. I clearly remember one of my grade school teachers reading it out loud when I was a kid. So I read the last two chapter out loud. Now, I read aloud to the kids alot, but rarely to a group like that, so it was kinda strange, and I kept cracking up, because the book is hilarious, while I was reading. I had forgotten how touching the last chapter was, and how the chld that was narrating the book learned so much about the true meaning of Christmas. I would recommend picking up this book and reading it aloud to your family!
last night was the Children's Christmas Program at the church. Calvary has a wonderful childrens department, with lots of kids there every Sunday and Wednesday. This fall, they have been working on memorizing the Biblical account of the Christmas story from Luke, as well as learning songs to sing. Paige and Peyton were down front in the middle, so very easy access for pictures! One either side of them are Steven and Lydia McCurdy. But the little guy on the other side of Lydia stole the show! That wasn't his actual spot to be standing, he should have been farther over with the other primary kids, but he was all over the stage! He danced around and even made a big bow to the crowd, all the while, trying to get the attention of his dad..believe me he had his dads attention (and everyone elses!)