Showing posts from September, 2017

Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017

I woke up to the news that on this day (National Talk Like a Pirate Day 2017) that Krispy Kreme was not going to be in the spirit giving away doughnuts like they've done in the past. As the article below says, "SHIVER ME TIMBERS!"  Please note that I did look to see if we have a Long John Silver's for a free deep-fried Twinkie. (ARE YOU SERIOUS?) The closest Long John Silver's to our house was in Kentucky. Needless to say, that did not happen today.  Never fear- I decided that doughnuts were still in order so I picked up some Top Pot doughnuts for the celebration after school. However, in order get the doughnut, pirate speak was the payment required.  ARRRR!  reports, “ The International Day of talking like a pirate began in 2002 and is still going strong in 2017 as people gear up to speak a new sea fairing language for the day.  It was initiated in 2002 by two guys who started to would start conversations by saying ‘A

Stacking Stones

Ben Reaoch writes , " When it comes to remembering God’s faithfulness, we can be especially forgetful. One striking example of this is found in the book of Exodus, chapters 14 and 16. In the span of just a couple of chapters, we see the Israelites delivered from slavery and brought through the Red Sea, and then they are grumbling about not having food to eat. We want to say to them, “Don’t you remember what God just did for you? The water stood up like two walls, and you walked through the Red Sea on dry ground! Don’t you think that the God who can do that is also capable of giving you food to eat? Trust him!” And then, of course, we remember that we do the same sort of thing. God brings us through a trial, answers a prayer, and within a few days it’s almost forgotten. We’re already looking to the next struggle on the horizon and finding reasons to gripe and complain. We have to find ways of remembering God’s faithfulness ."  One of the ways we have tried to remembe