Monday, February 12, 2007

Week in Review

It's been a good week. Last Monday night we had a good discussion of 1 John 5:6-15, talking about the witness of Spirit, blood and water and about confidence in prayer. I took Tuesday off to prepare for a three week youth group class I'm teaching about the end times, called The End. Last week we discussed some of the associations the students have with the end times and some of their questions. We're starting at the end and working backwards so we talked about the New Heavens and the New Earth, and the last judgment. Tomorrow night we'll look at the return of Christ and next week we'll talk about the Kingdom of God that is both present and future and about the "So what" question. How should we live in light of the end? Wednesday night I spent reading and taking Anthony over to Showplace and back. Thursday we had a meeting of our Library task force on Information and the Future where we decided to study Web 2.0 prior to doing a presentation on the concepts involved to interested staff next month. I also got to sport a Colts Super Bowl championship hat that Cindee brought me from Indianapolis. That night Steve and I went over to the Walters's where Steve vanquished his foes in a game of Starfarers of Cataan. Friday I got to help sort books the library was considering buying and pick a few for myself. That night it was Smackdown and reading before Eric came over to challenge Steve to some gamecube action. On Saturday I worked, watched some of the Pro Bowl and then headed over to play some games with Sarah, Becky, and Steve. I learned Rook. We also played Scattegories, Imaginiff, and I got to play Lord of the Rings Trivial Pursuit. For some reason I have trouble finding people who will play that with me. Sunday we heard a good sermon on the Trinity before heading to Panera for lunch and then a college ministry meeting. Last night we had a good information meeting at the church.

Verse of the day
"And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life." I John 5:11-12 (ESV)


Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

I tried calling you last night, but either someone was on the Internet or having a phone conversation they didn't want to interrupt, as the answering machine didn't pick up. So, I'll try again on Wednesday night. Hope you have a great week.

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

And if that sounded snarky, I didn't mean it to. I'm just in a hurry as I'm breaking my resolution to not blog at work any more after my snafu last week.

:-) [that's a big cheeeeeeessseeeey grin, peoples]

Becca said...

I don't know why, but seeing Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen reminds me of that masterpiece of poetry by one Bobcat Goldthwait, as so skillfully recited in Police Academy IV (Citizens on Patrol):

Gene-Gene built a machine,
Joe-Joe made it go.
I-I blew a fart
And blew the whole [darned] thing apart.

Thank you, thank you, I'll be here all week. Try the chicken and tip your waitress!

Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen said...

Ha ha. You so funny. We loves the fart jokes, don't we precious?

I changed my "handle" (so to speak) after it was pointed out to me by Rachel that I'm such a mother hen, and I realized it rhymed with Jenn, but it needed another syllable in order to flow well. Which reminded me of my aunt who insisted on calling me Jenn-Jenn when I was little. Hence, I became Jenn-Jenn, the Mother Hen. And now I've got to get back to work. LOL!

Everett said...

I'm pretty sure the third line of th poem is
"Bart, Bart blew a fart"

Thanks. I hadn't thought of Jenn's new handle that way.

Becca said...

Really? Bart? Makes total sense, but all this time I thought Bobcat was saying he was the one who blew up the machine. Now I know, and knowing is half the battle.

And always glad to help!

[eebsnup. eebsnup! It's my new favorite word!]

ann said...

We've been reading a book called "Heaven." It's about heaven. Yep. Anyway, going into it, I was really excited about heaven, and not at all thinking it would be eternally boring, like some people think, but this book has been close to eternally boring. Just wondering if you had read it or heard of it. I think it's by Randy Alcorn. We were (kind of are) reading it with and at the suggestion of our friends in Nashville, Dave and Kelly.

Everett said...

I think I cataloged Alcorn's book, definitely the 2nd edition, when we got it here at the library. I thought it looked really interesting and was hoping to read it sometime. I'm sorry you've found it so boring.

ann said...

There are definitely plenty of interesting points, and the beginning of the book was awesome. There're just a lot of redundant passages, and some chapters that're directed more toward those who are unbelievers (which was a good thing), and there're some things about his writing style that I don't like. Sometimes he really stretches his logic. I mean, I almost always agree with him, but it's like, "Okay, I might not have followed you there from that, but I'll accept what you're saying. You just didn't really prove it." We've skipped (just skimmed) a few entire sections that seemed to reiterate over and over again what he'd already established, or what was obvious from the scriptures, to some chapters that seem to be more about things we've never considered before. So I wouldn't say it's not worth reading, because it really is. But I would say that he seemed to just be filling some pages.