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Apr 23 2014

Nothin' Sweeter Than Georgia Peaches: Finishing Last

Original post at http://lifeofageorgiapeach.blogspot.com/2014/04/finishing-last.html


This week, our kids are on spring break which means... Cottage Competition!

The rec department takes over during the morning and afternoon activities for lots of silly games, races, relays, and fun!  We've had a lot of good laughs already and only a few slightly hilarious injuries.  I'm super competitive and so thankful that I get to help lead the games and am not on a specific team, because I may have possibly lost my cool several times otherwise.

I wanted to record some of my fondest memories thus far in our cottage competition. #sb2014

1.  Monday, we had a 5-on-5 basketball tournament.  Even though I don't have a team, you knew I couldn't sit this out.  I volunteered to help a team that had only 5 participants, one of which asked me "how do you play basketball?"  Sadly, we were far from impressive and lost both of our matches and I had to encourage my other competitive team member who was a little frustrated.

2.  On Tuesday, we had track practice and ran our normal 3 miles.  However, unlike most practices when I am cheering on kids to finish and work hard, I spent this practice panting and trying to catch up.  We have four new teenage boys who have joined the "crew" as I call them, and let's just say they're a little faster than some of our previous participants.  I'm really excited to take several of them to their first race this weekend!

3.  Today, we kicked the day off with our new favorite activity, the warm-up!  Monday, we started playing music in between basketball games and the kids started dancing, so we decided to create warm-up dances, which are just fun when everyone participates.

While thinking back to track and forward to more practices and races, I couldn't keep Stellar Kart's song Finish Last out of my head.

I want to finish last
Last in the world's eyes
No matter what I do
I will be first in your eyes

Even though the week has been just plain fun, I thought I'd share this song for days we feel defeated, days we feel like we're finishing last.  Remember that you are first in God's eyes, and that is what matters!  Have a great day!

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Apr 23 2014

Lake NeuronLake Neuron: Video blog post: #MyRelaySelfie

Original post at http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/LakeNeuron/~3/l-G9Hjumkeg/


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Apr 23 2014

ponderings: School Lunches

Original post at http://jasoncstanley.com/2014/04/23/school-lunches/


In Mrs. Flakes’ first grade classroom at Rural Point Elementary, the most embarrassing  thing that could have happened happened. I was sitting in the last desk in my row. I slowly began to feel hot. As my head warmed and I began to sweat, I had an uncomfortable feeling in the bottom of my stomach. No,...
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Apr 23 2014

Hopeful: Faith

Original post at http://tbolto.wordpress.com/2014/04/23/faith/


I was thinking about, and writing about, my faith when I wrote this in December 2012.

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand


My Faith, fragile, Help my Faith

I believe, I believe, I believe,
I believe, and yet:
Help my unbelief today and yesterday and all this week and forever.
How can it be?
Redeemed and healed, I am often filled with joy,
And yet,
Where does this unbelief come from? Where was it hidden?
Was it hidden at all?
When this faith becomes doubtful of itself,
it stands in temptation again,
as it was in the beginning, in the edge of the garden.
Fragile in our faith, we are sorely tested
each day.
But we have not been saved by our faith.   It was
God’s love—his grace—in Jesus that saves us.
It is our faith that takes us there to gaze on Jesus,
To grab hold of His grace, His forgiveness, His empowerment;
Lord, I ride my faith to return to your power.
My faith is in a great, great God.  handhead
Yet my faith can be so small;
Help me Lord.

© Tom Bolton, December 12, 2012, Milwaukee


Tagged: Faith, fragile faith

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Apr 23 2014

Appalachian Preacher: God is an Elephant

Original post at http://appalachianpreacher.com/2014/04/23/god-is-an-elephant/


I love Stephen Colbert.  But I haven’t had time to watch him lately because:  Holy Week. Fortunately, someone else did watch the Colbert Report and caught a priceless gem.  The clip went viral and the day after Easter, when I finally got caught up on my nap and leisurely strolls with the dog, I spied it […]

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Apr 23 2014

Commmonplace Holiness blog: Thomas Aquinas: Power and Goodness

Original post at http://craigladams.com/blog/thomas-aquinas-power-and-goodness/


God’s power is His goodness: hence He cannot use His power otherwise than well. But it is not so with men. Consequently it is not enough for man’s happiness, that he become like God in power, unless he become like…

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