1. February 22 is National be Humble Day...What makes you proud? What keeps you humble? Well I will admit I have never heard of be humble day, but it does seem like a good idea. This is a subject that believe it or not I have given LOTS of thought to. I think because there is such a difference of thought when it comes to pride and how it seems to be stressed so in our society, and how that goes against what the Lord teaches us in the Bible. God hates pride. It is one sin He is very clear about.
Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom.
Proverbs 29:23 A man's pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but it of the world.
James 4:6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, but He gives grace to the humble.
I could go on but I will stop as I know this is not really the question here, haha. I just have thought about how the world teaches you to teach your kids to have "pride" in themselves etc. I think it can easily be mixed up with self confidence which then can quickly be turned into pride. But I am getting off track again. Bottom line, I have been proud of my kids many, many different times in their lives for the choices they've made and the things they have accomplished. But at the same time, there has been a few times as well that they have kept me very humble, haha.
2. Where is the catch-all (aka dumping ground) in your house? Unfortunately we have a couple. One of them is the kitchen counter, and the other is the desk. It's just the quickest easiest place to dump almost anything as you come into the house. We also have tossed a lot of "stuff" into the shed. It used to be our
garage. Anything I couldn't figure out what to do with I'd toss out there.
3. Do you make it a point to visit State/National Parks when you travel or in your own hometown? What is your favorite? I guess that not only don't we make it a point or priority, I don't really have a favorite either. Seems like I should huh?
4. How would you define honor? I guess there would be a few ways to describe honor in my opinion, and it would depend upon how you were thinking about it. I always think about honor as being a special privilege. A special recognition of some kind. For instance to graduate from school with "honors" meaning you went beyond and above what you needed to. Or a "maid of honor" meaning your most treasured and well thought of friend who can always count on to be there for you; "honored" above all your other friends. But I also think about honor as someone who you respect who does the right thing even when no one is watching,
5. Angel's food or Devil's food - which cake do you prefer? This is a tough one because depending on my mood, I love them both. But....I think I would go with Devil's food. Chocolate is just plain old hard to beat.
6. What's the most recent road trip you have taken? Where did you go and how many hours did you spend in the car? Do you like to zoom to your destination or leisurely wind your way there with stops along the way? What is your car snack of choice? Ok, well my most recent road trip was in September. We went to my daughter's house in east New Mexico (right almost on the boarder of Texas) when she was having her baby. It took us around 15 hours. That particular trip the car couldn't go fast enough to suit me. I guess as a general rule I want to GET to where ever it is we are going. I am not much for side trips along the way. Though you don't have to persuade me much to stop for food. : ) My snack of choice is probably trail mix. For some reason though whenever I am on the road, all good eating habits seem to fall by the way side and I am sort of on a free for all. Candy bars, chips, ice cream and cookies (don't panic if you are reading this Mel, dad does try to restrain me).
|HERE'S WHO IS WAITING FOR ME AT THE END OF THOSE ROAD TRIPS!|
7. Recent headlines told how a preschool child in NC had their packed lunch from home taken away and a school lunch substituted by a school inspector who deemed the homemade lunch unhealthy. Reportedly the parent was then charged for the school lunch (chicken nugget meal) although an update to the story says the parent was not billed. The inspector was conducting a routine inspection of the classroom - he/she was not there solely to peek in the lunch boxes. The packed lunch contained a turkey and cheese sandwich, an apple juice box, a bag of chips, and a banana. You can read the story HERE. Your thoughts? WOW....I guess again I have some mixed thoughts on this and would have to give it a lot more thought before I formed any opinions. But off the top of my head....I find this VERY disturbing. How is it that they know what else the child may or may not be eating for breakfast, dinner or snack time that would fill in the requirements for what is necessary for a "good" diet. Plus, if they can't really make the kid eat it anyway, what is the point? Just so it is offered I guess? I first started working at the school I worked at for years when Melody was in KG and it was an all day KG and she ate her lunch there and her lunch aids were MAKING her eat EVERY little thing I put in her lunch. It got so I was counting the grapes or the carrot sticks I put in her lunch so that there wouldn't be too many. I was going to go and work there for a few days just to get the feel of what was going on and ending up working there for 6 years. Sooo now having told you that. Mel's lunches were healthy and never an issue. She was just soo afraid she might upset someone she was over sensitive. However, some of those kids I watched over the years ate such UNHEALTHY meals that I was truly horrified. I will never forget the little girl who ate SUGAR sandwiches. And I mean, bread, butter and lots and lots of sugar. Some kids NEVER had fruit or veggies of any kind. Most of them however (if not watched closely) would only eat their twinkies or cupcakes or cookies. It really was bad. Sooo I guess maybe some kind of monitoring could be good. But at the same time, I am not sure I think someone TELLING what your kids is going to eat for lunch (or for anything) is the right thing to do either. This particular story seems just RIDICULOUS though to me. Her lunch was fine. Come on since when our chicken nuggets healthy?
8. Insert your own random thought. I can't quite decide if this "gluten free" diet is helping or not. I am not going to lie it is somewhat frustrating me. But I guess I will press on and give it some more time. How glad I am to KNOW that the Lord knows just what it is that is bothering me here, and He WILL work it all out in His time....it is wrong to hope it is soon? (smile) I am finishing up my sewing projects and I am thinking about maybe doing another. I will take pictures of my finished projects and when my niece has received them I will share them. Hope you all are having a good week!