We’ve been “snowed in” for a few days around here. In Texas, that just means that we got some snow and we don’t know what to do with it, so we stay at home. It’s actually been really nice to be here. I have been cooking and hanging out with the kids and Chad and generally enjoying myself. Meanwhile, the snow is beginning to melt, and it’s getting ugly outside. The brown, messy slush is everywhere. And, the inside of my house sort of matches the outside. Because it looks like snacks and laundry and books and dirty dishes exploded in here. And, someone’s going to have to clean it ALL up tomorrow. I’m guessing that’ll be me.
I believe in the Cleaning Fairy. I really do. Someday she WILL come to visit. In the meantime, I’ll be “snowed in” for a few more days… digging out from under piles of laundry and kids’ toys.
In other news, I wanted to mention a good resource to you if you’re interested in going a little deeper with some theological study but aren’t quite ready for a systematic theology textbook. I went through this book with a group of girls from church a couple of years ago, and it’s a great, easy, clear read about some of the main beliefs of Christianity.
If you feel ready for a little more spiritual meat, this is a good place to start. In fact, Adelade, who’s ten, told me a few months ago that she wants to know more than the typical Sunday school lessons, so she and I are going through this book together. I have to say, it’s good for both of us.
Don’t let the idea of learning theology scare you. The Bible was created by God to be understood by you. Learning more about what you believe and why is a necessary step in becoming a mature Christian who has the knowledge and confidence to disciple others. And, I can’t think of a better thing to be teaching our daughters and sons than the deep truths of God’s word.
Ok, so, if the Cleaning Fairy doesn’t arrive while I sleep tonight, you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow. I hope you also have a productive day in store! Blessings!