Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sensory tote

My younger son loves "sensory" stuff.  So I thought I'd put together a sensory bin for him.  Super easy!  And doesn't require any special creativity.

Step 1:  Purchase rice.  I bought a 25-pound bag of white rice for under $10 at Sam's Club.  Note: a smaller bag would have sufficed... perhaps like 10 pounds?

Step 2:  Purchase a large flat tote with locking handles. 

Step 3:  Dump rice into tote.  Leave plenty of space to move.

Step 4:  Add items of interest.

Step 5:  Play!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Pursuing what matters

Pursue righteousness and you'll gain happiness.
Pursue happiness and you'll miss both.

(Posted by a friend on Facebook today.)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Praying with your fingers

I thought this was a neat idea. (I don't know who wrote it—it was from a forwarded email.)

Praying With Your Fingers

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C. S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct, and heal. This includes pastors, teachers, and doctors. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble, or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger—the smallest finger of all—which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.


Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday funnies

Life before the computer:
  • Memory was something that you lost with age.
  • An application was for employment.
  • A program was a TV show.
  • A keyboard was a piano.
  • A web was a spider's home.
  • A virus was the flu.
  • A CD was a bank account.
  • A hard drive was a long trip on the road.
  • A mouse pad was where a mouse lived.
Maybe worthy of a little grin? :)