Friday, December 12, 2008

7 Quick Takes Friday

This is my 100th post. It's been a blast. I still can't figure out the cool link thingamabob, but I have successfully uploaded a video.
Watched Schindler's List this week in prep for the One Act Play set during WWII. It's still a sad, sad movie. Only 1000 Jews survived in Poland after the war. The descendant's that Schindler saved numbered over 6,000. One life, granting the gift of life to so many others. Gives one pause.
Another stat on WWII- only 1/4 of all Jews in Europe survived the war. I find that to be a staggering number. 6 million Jews exterminated. To date, over 45 million babies aborted since 1974. Stalin killed 40 million. Funny how we consider Hitler and Stalin such monsters.
Miss R is home from college. She had an awesome first semester, is full of stories and exploits. The littles are thrilled she's home. Thrilled. She toured the south on her way north east due to weather but after a long day flying and waiting, she made it home.
Viking Man's Bible Study is good. Really good. Read, observe, interpret, apply. It is amazing how MUCH detail there is- how FULL each passage is. We rarely get more than a chapter done an week.

Weekly Report- we focused on math and phonics for the littles, Logic, math and Omnibus for the middles. We started memorizing Isaiah 9, but didn't get that far. Rachel has been spending lots of time reading out loud to the kids. We are going to the Pettigrew Museum today for a field trip. I have a feeling school is going to be this-n-that for the next couple of weeks.
2 reads this week: The Shack and I'm currently reading Preaching to a Post-Modern World, by Albert Mohler. I loved The Shack. It's thought provoking, even if you don't agree with all of the author's conclusions. Preachings main premise is that we need to read the scripture and preach from that, we don't need all of the bells and whistles of media or music that so often accompany a church service. I'm looking forward to reading what's next but already have some disagreements with what's being said.
Our local bank teller asked, "Are you done yet (with Christmas shopping)." Having been blessed with more children than budget we spend more time on presents than money, so this is an interesting comment in our opinion. The focus is on stuff, as if shopping were the point. We love presents, we love to watch our kids open presents, we love to shower those we love with LOTS. But, we have found that oftentimes, less is more. More kids = less disposable income, but I'll take my kids over stuff any day. More time with them = less time to work, but I'll take knowing them over giving them things. Priorities. Life speeds by quickly. Like Schindler, I hope mine are in the right place at the right time.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a busy week for you also. We haven't started Christmas shopping. Yikes! We order many things on-line and this year is extreeeeeeeeeemely tight so it won't be much but we are blessed any how. Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Anonymous said...

Great post - too many people lose track of what really counts these days. I'm glad you're enjoying your kids, what a blessing.

Rhonda said...

Great post-I enjoyed it. We always have to be careful with spending also and our kids always have a great Christmas anyway.
You have your priorities in order! :)

Dacia's School said...

Great post. I loved reading it

Anonymous said...

Lovely post... I enjoyed #7 especially...