Random Thoughts #24: Love, Yoga, & Oceans


Kindergarteners on a bird in a Dr. Suess book:
“That does NOT look like a bird.”
“That doesn’t look anything like a bird!”
“What kind of bird that?”

Sally: “Do you believe love is the answer to everything?”
Pianist: “Boy, I sure hope not.”
-Charlie Brown

More from our eloquent kindergarten boy:
“You’re faster than me, so this is very challenging.”
“Like a kaleidoscope.”
“You could break a bone, or crack your head!”
“I just got frightened because of a loud noise.”
“Here’s the ridiculous woman.”
“I can’t pronounce some words.”
“A little more effort.”
“My suspect-er went off at him.”
“She’s going to prepare us pizza.”
“To my surprise…”

3rd grader walking by a group of kindergarteners: “Hello there, little dumplings.”

“I need a bandaid, because I damaged myself.”
-tiny kid

Watching a princess movie, a second-grade girl wondered in an annoyed voice, “How come they always have to be about love and marriage?”

“I wonder why adults make such a big deal about kissing on TV when every Disney movie has kissing!”
-perceptive 4th grade girl

“Some exposure to childhood and other diseases in a school environment.” -in a craigslist ad for substitute teachers

Tan, green, and pink are a group of colors that go together very nicely.

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When You don’t move the mountains
I’m needing You to move
When You don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When You don’t give the answers
As I cry out to You
I will trust
I will trust
I will trust in You

Snoopy and Sally discussing whether to start a story with “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time” culminated in “Once upon a time, it was a dark and stormy night.” 😛

Had the most interesting convo with a smart and forthright 7th grader
Him: “Do you do yoga?”
Me: “Noooo…”
Him: “Because you look like the type of person who would do yoga.”
Me: “Inner peace and all that? 😉 ”
Him: [surprisingly quickly and emphatically] “YES!”
Me: “Y’know, it’s not yoga. Reading the Bible is really peaceful. You should try it.”
Him: “I tried that a little bit…”
Me: “Try the Psalms. They’re really good. David wrote them, you know that?”
Him: “Oh. Just not the part with David and Bathsheba.”
Me: “Yeah, there’s no Bathsheba in Psalms.”
Him: “Ok. Good.”
Love when I have a chance to naturally share Christ with these kids 😀

It’s been so long since we in Cali had rain, I literally stopped to smell and listen to the neighbor’s running sprinklers.

Cute multimedia art piece!

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The ocean is such a powerful place, but a calming one too, if you know that God sets its bounds and rules the waves.

O Lord God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Lord? Your faithfulness also surrounds You. You rule the raging of the sea;
Psalm 89: 8-9

Random thoughts #20: YouTube, kid problems & solar system


My brother was trying to voice-dictate a Youtube search for “how to defeat someone in wrestling.” This is what came out:

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how to delete someone in listening

Kid: “I fell. But nothing hurts.” Well, that’s good.

Observatory – for looking at/studying stars from outside. Planetarium – for looking at/studying stars from inside.

I would stand in line for this
There’s always room in life for this

A kindergartener had studied astronomy in a summer camp, and it showed: “What happens if the Earth falls in a big black hole?”

Little girls discussing how hard it is to pronounce words like “spaghetti,” “certificate,” and “photographer.” Totally hilarious!

My sister: “I pocket-dialed YouTube and it’s playing a Joseph Prince video!” #howdoesthatevenhappen

Catching Fire!
Katnisss going back to The Games
Needs an ally to win, and here’s the next name
It’s Haymitch, victor of the last Quarter Quell
Could there be a better ally than him? Pray tell
He’s studied The Games the past 25 years
“I’ll save you Katniss” -Peeta volunteers!!!
-Studio C’s “Peeta’s Song” (most hilarious way ever to pick holes in the Hunger Games 😛 )

A convo among kids 10 and under on music consisted of the singing of snippets of secular songs and the following words. Taylor Swift. Michael Jackson. Wrecking Ball. Bruno Marx. “Really gross.” “Terribly inappropriate.” Parents, PLEASE keep track of what your kids are listening to.

Ahhh, the diversity of Southern California. White, Black, Oriental, Mexican, Indian, Middle-Eastern…it’s wonderful to see so many different people anywhere you go.

The brave heart never stands alone

Your random alligator fact of the day: “Alligators have even been known to survive freezing conditions.  They have been known to rise to the surface if the water is about to freeze, with their nostrils above the surface.  This allows them to breathe through the ice as it forms.  In extreme cases, they may get frozen to the surface of the pond for several days and then swim free once the ice melts.” 

“I never study.”
“Then how do you pass?”
“Just sheer knowledge.”
-2 middle schoolers

Finally got to watch Interstellar. Mind-blowing!

The T-shirts kids are wearing nowadays reflect what they’re getting taught. And I gotta say, we’re failing our kids by clothing them with these egotistical, self-centered, excuse giving messages:
“It must be the candy talking”
“The sarcasm is strong with this one”
“I tried being good, but I got distracted”
“Perfect princess”
“Sorry, I always win”
“Shake it off”
“Awesome is my middle name”
“Always looking good”
“I’m sassy, cool and sweet”
“Give me space”
“Even my swag has swag”
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s just what I do”
“My swag gets the most likes”
“It’s not that I forget, it’s just that I don’t care”
“Princess of everything”

The earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein.

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pic courtesy of Microsoft clip art

Random Thoughts #7: Coziness & Frozenness


While my dad was at a meeting all evening, I was in the hotel lobby trying to study my international relations textbook while synthesized pop music played overhead. Stupid boy-girl lyrics—when I could even understand the lyrics. Irritating beat. Album on repeat. All evening. Everything started to sound the same before long. By the time we left, my brain was hurting.

I don’t know why warming your feet makes your sore throat hurt less, but it does.

“Let It Go” is getting to be an earsore because it’s all every little kid (especially girls) at my school seems to sing 😕 However, some school kids are fighting back 😉 The best versions I’ve heard are:

• “Dont let it go, don’t let it go. Hold it back some more…”
• a version that sounds like a mad bear is belting it out
• covering up the sound of the song by imitating a rock beat
• “Sh-ut up, sh-ut up…” (my fave :P)

All were debuted by kindergarten to second grade boys. Give them a round of aplause, ladies and gents! 😀

Apple cinnamon herbal tea. In a thermos. Perfect for cold errand-filled evenings. 😀

Mission Impossible ( 😎 )+ Indiana Jones ( 😎 ) = National Treasure ( 😐 )

Since when did mini chicken nuggets and American cheese chunks alternately stuck on pretzel sticks become a “kebab”? Since Lunchables released that very thing? Oh 😕

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. Watching an 18-wheeler make a U-turn is a harrowing experience. 😮

Sitting on the bed eating this jello-fruit-yogurt concoction thingy.

My littlest brother: “Stop saying “epic.” “Epic” boring now.” Too true, I’m afraid :-/

Knitting is just cozy.

Yes, I keep up with pop culture through the kids at my school. The new big kids movie is the LEGO movie. The music from that LEGO movie is supremely annoying.

Silver + blue = spectacular

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Well, I may be up to here with “Let It Go,” but I do like the Piano Guys and classical music. So what they add to this version makes it fun 🙂 And that location is amazing!! 😎

He gives snow like wool;
He scatters the frost like ashes;
He casts out His hail like morsels;
Who can stand before His cold?

-Psalm 147:16-17

Moon


~ I took these during the “blue moon” of August 31, 2012

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; what is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him?

~ Psalm 8:2-3 ~

Flag Day


(June 14 is Flag Day in the USA)

~ I took these pictures in Western Colorado

Thou hast given a banner to them that fear Thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.

~ Psalm 60:4 ~

Sand


~ Pic taken by me on a CA beach

How precious also are Thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with Thee.

~ Psalm 139:17-18 ~

Rain


Who covereth the heaven with clouds,

Who prepareth rain for the earth,

Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

~ Psalm 147:8 ~

~ The first pic I took in CO, the others are courtesy of Microsoft clip art

Wonderfully Made


(January 22, 2012 is National Pro-Life/ Sanctity of Human Life Day)

For Thou hast possessed my reins: Thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.  I will praise Thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.  My substance was not hid from Thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.  Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

~ Psalm 139:13b-16 ~

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Picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art

The multitude of the stars


He telleth the number of the stars; He calleth them all by their names.

~ Psalm 147:4 ~

Picture courtesy of Wikipedia

Palm Trees


The righteous shall flourish like a palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon.

~ Psalm 92:12 ~

First picture courtesy of Microsoft clip art

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