This past Sunday Daybreak met at the Holiday Inn â€œHolidomeâ€ because our normal location was used for a fun raiser by the owners of the Delaplaine. We decided to only have one service, and to have all the children (except nursery and pre-school) join us in the service. As we were setting up, an older woman (who we didnâ€™t know) came and started carrying stuff inside our room. We stopped her and asked if she was looking for another church (I didnâ€™t have the heart to let her carry all our stuff in, and then stop her.) She named the church, and we pointed her in the right direction. That Sunday, there were three different churches all meeting at the same location. There were several other snafus similar to this, but you get the idea.
Let me get to the point. I have a job where I am constantly thinking about cost (I know for example how much the four color folding map we were given would cost). Someone has to pay for the person at the gate to take my money, the campus itself, the bus, gas, upkeep, landscaping, personnel, on and on â€“ and we get all this for six dollars!
Whoâ€™s paying for all this? Our elected officials feel that the story of Harperâ€™s Ferry is important enough to spend what has to be hundreds of thousands of dollars to let people know the story.
There is a saying that goes something like, â€œif we do not know our history, we are condemned to repeat it.â€ I know itâ€™s not the exact quote â€“ but think about a modified version of the quote, â€œif we know our history, we can build upon it.â€ We become a better nation when we and our children know what has happened. John Brown is a hero to some, and a hated person of antiquity for others. But he and his story allow our society to move forward, having learned from him. A society moving forward is worth me paying the six bucks.
Knowing your history helps you to build upon the future, whether it be unmentionable or heroic. Just keep moving forward.
Monday evening was our first parent/teacher conference since our move to
I just find it a shame that our society needs someone to tell us how to talk to each other. Whatever happened to courtesy, common respect for each other, or even just love for our neighbor?
Kimberly and I left the meeting encouraged, a list of things to work on with our boys, and a renewed high respect for professional educators.
Yes, we did use the sheet of paper, and we did ask some of their questions â€“ it was helpful.
Caleb and Joshua go to
By the way, those seats that are built into the table are made much smaller today than they were when I was in Elementary school. All the students were amazingly well behaved and well mannered.
Thank you Nana and Pop Pop for making today a special day in the life of my children.
Daybreak was at the Frederick County In the Street celebration this past Saturday. In the past we spent a ton of money four color slick brochures, did a craft that got the children to come over to the table, and from there we would push the church. This year we decided to just share the gospel through a necklace with various colored beads that circled a small wooden cross. We decided to scrap trying to get people to come to us, we have decided to just focus on going and serving them.
The highlight of the day was to see our young children precisely and effectively sharing the gospel to other children. Sometimes you begin to wonder â€œare we making a difference?â€ and God gives you something like this past Saturday. I was very precious be apart of this wonderful event.