Friday, March 13, 2009

Summer, Genesis, Africa
















Anyone else LONGING for summer? Day lilies, my favorite.

For the inevitable gray days between now and then, a friend of mine turned me on to a really great site. It's Ken Ortiz's study of the book of Genesis. Challenging, elegant, and brainy all at once. Refreshing. I'm about halfway through. If you've got mountains of laundry and piles of dishes like me, you can listen right there online. Until I learn to clean and read at the same time (wouldn't my house be so tidy) this is my solution.

Okay, one last thing, a little plug for a series on Africa coming up this next week. For a while now, Jane has been praying, "God please let Daddy have more days off." About every day she begs him to stay home. LOVE that Daddy. Today she said something new, "Mom, can Daddy just work every day, every day, EVERY every day and get RICH so we can send money to the people in Africa?" Aw, sweetie.

Africa, coming up...

7 comments:

Lori said...

What a sweet girl. Natalie wanted her to know that she didn't suck her thumb last night and that the prayers are helping!

I'm listening to the Andy Stanley series on money, which relates to Emma's comment about sending money to Africa. Why is it that we hold on so tightly to something that ultimately evaporates? She's got the right idea... give, give, give.

Smith's Lights said...

Hey Bethany! Question: What series on Africa? Is Joe doing a series or just a message? I wish I could be there! Instead, I'm traversing around the country with a bunch of... Africans ;) See you in a few weeks!

Jami

Craig and Bethany said...

Wow! Sounds like a BALL, Jami! Actually we have our own little saga of Africa happening here in our own house. Good night! Who'd have thought. Hope you can tune in. :)

Melissa said...

I can't wait for this series. :)

Goat said...

Yes, we shall banter about Africa!

Olson Family said...

What IS it about Africa?! Lately, (as in the last 6 months), my eyes get misty every time I think about the people there. I look forward to more "banter about Africa."

sean lumsden said...

Bless her heart! Bethany, it is such a joy to see and read your heart for life and your family... out of the abundance of the heart...
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