Archive for October, 2010

Praising God Through the Pain

Posted: October 31, 2010 in Life

God has been good to me.  Since moving out here I had surprisingly few headaches (nor have my allergies act up more than a couple sneezing fits).  Lately, however, I have experienced an increasing number of headaches, some severe enough to require I lay down with my eyes covered.  Nevertheless, as usual, today during Sunday School and the Worship Service my headache was non-existent.  It returned afterwards, but stayed manageable until I help Jenn get the kids down.

God has been good and despite the return of my regular headaches, continues to be good.  While I very much enjoyed not having headaches for a few months, He gives me the ability to do what He has called me to do, despite and through the pain.

To God be the glory, great things He has done…


Surprised by a Film

Posted: October 29, 2010 in Life

Lately it has been very difficult for me to sit through a film.  Movie and TV shows just can’t hold my attention.  Every so often, however, I am surprised by a film (and surprise others by watching such a film).  Tonight was just such an occurrence.  I was pleasantly surprised by the Irish film “Ondine.” I’m horrible at review and synopses so here’s a copy and paste from Netflix:

An Irish fisherman (Colin Farrell) hauls in an unexpected catch when a mysterious girl (Alicja Bachleda) gets tangled in his nets and soon affects the lives of everyone around her in this fantastical seaside tale from director Neil Jordan (Interview with the Vampire). Is it possible this beautiful stranger is a mythical sea nymph who’s been summoned from the ocean’s depths … or is she something far more common?

I really enjoyed this film.  I can’t say why exactly, except the entire time I was trying to figure out what she was exactly while hoping she really would turn out to be a Silke.  Ondine is a great story with some very superb acting.

My Day Off So Far…

Posted: October 26, 2010 in Life

What to do on a day off?

Work out at the YMCA.  Do dishes.  Feed kids.  Finish the next segment of my Kindle book conversion.  Watch some Anime.

Further bulletins as events warrant.

Adventures in Church

Posted: October 24, 2010 in Church, Family

Praise team had just started the morning set.  I was gettin’ into it on the first song, eyes closed, playing my guitar, letting the music wash over and flow out of me.  I opened my eyes … and saw my two-year-old son wandering up and down the isles.  I chuckled and thought, Well, I can’t get him, someone’ll take care of it.

I closed my eyes and continued to play.  When I opened them again I saw the boy running from his oldest sister who was leading a posse of children bent on capturing the young vagabond.  It was halfway up the eastern-most isle of the sanctuary when the Regulators caught up with him and brought him down … literally they tackled him right there in the church service.  Once subdued he went along peacefully to the nursery.

Another reason First Baptist of Holdrege is a great place to be?  These goings on scandalized and upset nobody.

While I Was Out…

Posted: October 21, 2010 in Family

Amie extended a tent pole from a child’s play tent and smashed one of the chandelier globes.  She got in trouble and Jenn cleaned it up.  I called and heard John talking about it:

“Light a broke, cuts a feet, boo boos”  (no one was cut, he was describing why it’s a nono to break glass globes and what could happen)

But wait!  There’s more!

Amie somehow managed to convince John to do the same thing!  Needless to say Jenn was not a cappy hamper when I got home (and we have two naynek lightbulbs on the light fixture).

More Abbieisms

Posted: October 20, 2010 in Family

Realizing not everyone who occasionally access this blog uses Facebook or Twitter, here are a few recent Abbieisms from our recent family homeschool field trip:

  • Regarding the Omaha Zoo (the biggest zoo my kids have ever been to): “This is like a real zoo!”
  • On Bears: “Bears are like giant dogs that only eat meat.”

It’s fun to look at the world through the eyes of a seven-year-old.

It’s Not What You Think

Posted: October 18, 2010 in Family

John does NOT have hemi-facial microsomia.  I can’t yet spell or pronounce what he does have, but it’s not as bad as what we thought he had.  The doctor would like to see him in a year to measure his progress, but doesn’t see a need for any tests or CT Scans.  I’ll have more information as we learn more about the condition he does have.