Friday, June 22, 2018

How did you eek out a 79 in math?

I am sooooooo pleased that you worked so hard to pick up that grade. Even though you lowered your Social Studies grade to do so. I can't believe you passed that course. I was on the end of my seat for the whole semester, as I watched that grade jump from low to lower. I am glad that I didn't over react, until it was all over. I think this is just the beginning of a wonderful relationship with Math! Maybe? Hooray for Ezzzy!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Why I should wake up and pay attention at church!

The Lord's Day Sabbath

Helpful reminders to pay attention to Gods Word during the worship service.
1- I should pay attention because someone has prepared a Word from God to feed my soul
2-I should pay attention because one day I will have to account to God for His Word to me, Sunday by Sunday.
3 I should pay attention because God is paying attention to me, He is almighty...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Think about thinking

Dear Ezra,

This is a thought about telling you how I think.  I have spent much time telling you how to think and not how I think.  In my observations, children know far more about how their parents think than their parents do.  I am sure this is true of you, so just consider it me telling you how I would like for you to think that I think and not how I really think because you have 5 interpreters of how I think and you probably think that you know more about how I think than any of them. if that is true, this will be a surprise to you.

I think about you every day and I often wish that we could have a conversation about the birds and the cow, like we used to do. But, Hihschool is a whirlwind time and I am aware that you have far more important things to think about than bird and cows.  Square roots and Pythagorus are far more engaging, along with other parts of nature which are noticeable to you, now.

When you were 4 and 6 I read to you and you read to me.  I wrote a lot about what I was doing and fully intended to combine the stories one of these days. Time has swept much of my writing into the trash, for busyness. You have so much of my personality that we can talk about any subject and hardly argue about it.{except for the purpose of memorizing square roots, before you know what they are.}. We may never agree on that.

I had thought that if I could give you the best gift I had, it would be to bundle up all I had learned as much as I could and deliver it to you in a form that you could never forget.

I might not have been fully successful in my endeavor, but you remember the roots.  That is one thing.  You also remember your holy providence wise and matrimony which has become a joke.

 Thinking and memory are very important but very delicate things.  If you don't exercise them, they will deteriorate and you won't be able to remember much at all.  Try not to waste your memory on the insignificant, like just one word repetitions.  Expand your mind to include rhyme and prose, fiction and nonfiction and science and math.  You know what I think about those video games.  I call them mind syphons.  You cannot find your mind, if you lose it.  It is a muscle.

Let's find some way to engage one another in some competitive memorizing, so our minds won't get old...

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Monday, January 29, 2018

My God is Good!

He expects us to imitate Him in excellence in the things that we do as well!
The finals of the Aussie was just such an example to me. Men scaling the walls of human impotence to grasp an unattainable moment of excellence in bodily acumen. Mind and body syncapating to continue through a fortnight of grueling heat and competition.

I love the mens' final and the male motivations that are shown in the finals. Like male lions, they use their roaring serves to intimidate and hope to find some hole of inability and emotional submission from the opponent so that they can pounce upon it. And pounce they do, just to find themselves the pounced upon here or there throughout the grueling 5 sets, should they find themselves that fortunate to have elongated the pleasure and the pain that long

In the first set, "The Fed" was all over it. He served up the ultimate indignity, by successfully dropshotting from a serve! This is a humiliation that must be repaid, in tennis terms. Cilic took the entire rest of the set to recoup from such a disrespectful expression. He found his "a" game about the second game of the second set and began to really serve, his better self. Time and again he hit corners that seemed impossible shots, only to find his retribution from his opponent to be seemingly effortless and reflexive.

He is not the "King of the Courts" because he accidentally hits this or that shot. He is not vaunting himself without reason. He says to his opponents, if you want this prize, you will have to earn it decisively. I will not give it to you. He uses the adversity of the other guys' winners to prod him to another level of play. This is a wonderful expression of how God expects us to jump and hold our heads upright in imitation of Him.

This world is not our home and these crowns are not our crown. But how much more is excellence required in the things that we are called to do.
Swiftly, after the conquest of the first set, these men fell from their lionlike vaunt into a snake squabble. It wasn't pretty for a good while, as the mighty men traded venomous strikes here and there on the line and threading invisible needles in the air. Their tremendous prowess in doing these things were clouded by the rapidity that they traded these amazing shots. Had there been a sword in their hands, the blood would have been flowing all over the place. The showmanship was amazing, but the swiftly traded shots were hard to follow. We should have a slowmotion camera playback on each one to truly appreciate the skill it took to make those shots. They made it look easy and that was the sad part of it. They are both amazing athletes and skillful swashbucklers and the second set made me wish for more of the lion that I saw in the first set.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Second Semester of Freshman Year Begins!

Where are my gym shorts? I found them for you. I hope you grow to a strong and fit fellow!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

"Don't plant butterflies!"

"Don't plant butterflies!"
Ezra At School 2008

Bear books I'm fond of

  • Winnie the Pooh, Corduroy, Paddington Bear, The Francis series.


First Day of Kindergarten