In true "me" fashion, I waited until this afternoon to figure out what EJ could do for his daddy tomorrow. Pinterest was my first stop, of course, but I quickly became disillusioned with the many beer and man cave ideas. At the very end, after about three years of scrolling, I came across a daddy questionnaire. I didn't really like the specific questions on it, so I swag bucks searched for others. What I quickly discovered was that "questionnaire" is a word that not many people can spell correctly. Seriously? In this day and age of red squiggly underlines, misspelled words are just not acceptable.
I know weekends don't normally start on Thursday, but my story starts there. Thursday night, to be exact. I was relaxing after spending an hour picking out clothes for two days (it never used to take me that long!), and what did I see out of the corner of my eye but a mouse! Running across the room and under the couch I was sitting on. It completely freaked me out and I didn't get any relaxing done after that. I just knew we would come home three days later to a houseful of mice!
Early Friday morning (8:15--any time before 11 is early) we loaded up the car and began our 6 1/2 hour trip. Almost 9 hours later, we finally reached our destination.
We got some videos from the library last week. most of them were okay, but this one was so bad we could only watch a few minutes. I decided to write a review so everyone could know about it.
My historian husband, Bill Fortenberry, has done extensive research into Benjamin Franklin and has found many of his original writings that most people have ignored. He was a Christian and even wrote defenses of his Christian faith. He found so many things about Ben Franklin (and the other founding fathers) that he even wrote a book exposing many of the "Hidden Facts of the Founding Era".
This video completely undermines the truth. It talks about how Ben Franklin proved the preachers wrong by using science instead of the Bible. While science does have a part in our history, so many "inventions" have been made because of the Bible, and even though electricity per se isn't in the Bible, God did give Ben his mind and imagination to study and experiment--and invent.
The first thing I have to say about this book is, wow. That's also the second, and third, and fourth things I have to say.
Okay, now that I'm a little bit calmer, let me tell you why I said wow so many times.
The story is about this missionary wife. Like the Elliot group, they are in South America (Peru to be exact) trying to reach neighboring Indian tribes. They leave gifts and things, hoping to become friends. But like the Auca Indians, the Shimpiri tribe raids the Americans, leaving everyone lying in the road with arrows sticking out of their backs. They kidnap one lady with her year old son, dragging her five days into the jungle.
At the beginning of the year, I had an awesome idea to make a devotional book for my son every month. Knowing he was only six, I knew I couldn't expect him to read 4 chapters and glean all this spiritual knowledge, so I decided to have him read 1 chapter a day and answer a couple questions about it.
January went well; the book of Proverbs fits nicely in one month. Then I decided to do Psalms. I knew it would take a couple of months to go through, but five! I feel like we've been stuck in Psalms for half a year! Which, technically, we have been almost. The month of June will finish this book, but it will take eleven days to get through the longest chapter.
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.