Friday, July 16, 2010
Finished my Beth Moore study (Jesus the One and Only)
This morning when J got up he was asking to go to Concert on the Square and Pal Zone. I told him we were going to story time at the library. He liked the stories and was a little into the dancing, singing part. He was more focused on trying to eat the craft than making it. We made a port hole out of paper plates and fruit loops. J colored the background then I put the glue on and he stuck the fish and fruit loops on. After that we went to the Y for a good workout. As J was getting up to go he fell and landed on a little girl crawling beneath him. She didn't cry at all and seemed fine but it really upset J. He had this almost crying face and needed reassurance that he didn't hurt her. I wish he was that caring when he hits someone and would realize what he's done. He hasn't gotten that yet. After lunch we did Tot School. He didn't want his nap but told me he wanted a time out. "I want a time out right over there" pointing to his time out spot. I had given him one earlier for acting up while eating. For his nap, he asked for the chalk book (about a girl doing sidewalk chalk pictures) and then I read Sleepy Time Rhyme which is a really cute one. One reviewer called it a love song for your child.
Today we come to the end of the study of Luke, finishing Chapter 24. Beth remarks how we are concluding the study and gives a word of encouragement to continue studying god's word so we develop as a follower of Christ and not a follower of the world. The scene is of Cleopas and friend rushing to tell the apostles they saw Jesus and lo and behold Jesus comes to stand among them. The words he chose to say first are moving. Verse 36: Peace be with you. Beth refers to Ephesians 2:14 For he himself is our peace. Jesus sounds dismayed as he asks, "Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?" (verse 38). Then he has to point to his scars and invite them to touch to dispel their confusion and disbelief. Beth says, We who believe yet have never seen are blessed because it is faith that pleases him (Heb. 11:6). She says Luke 24:45 records something magnificent "Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures." He says to them that everything in them about him must be fulfilled. What wonderful hope. Like the title of her book (Jesus, the One and Only), as a final thought Beth asks, "Is Jesus your one and only?" Good question!
J woke up from his nap and wanted to read some books. I wasn't ready so he went to his daddy who was in the other room. He kept coming back to get another book and I'd ask if he wanted me to read it and he'd say "No, daddy read it" and trot out of the room. He was excited that I was making pork chops and ate really well even asking for seconds of green beans. We took a walk after dinner to the video store. They have free movies for kids so I found a Veggie Tale and Everyone's Hero. It was still around 80 at 9pm and really muggy. I'm excited that tomorrow we're taking J to the Dane County Fair! They have Safety Day with some real fun stuff lined up I think he'll love.