Friday, November 28, 2008
Passing know-how along is a deliberate thing.
A few years ago during one of our family holidays, our daughter Sara arranged for her grandmother to teach her to make black bottom pies.
Yesterday my sister-in-law Pam arranged for our mother-in-law to teach Heather, Danny's girlfriend, to make apricot pies.
Makes me realize I need to spend more intentional time passing along what I know how to do. And I need to eat more apricot pies.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Some of Ben's favorite characters were visiting the local Chick-fil-a
tonight, and as you can see, Ben was a happy guy.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Here's our workshop group that over the weekend will learn to do effective hospital ministry. Gonna be a great time!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Saturday, November 08, 2008
I watched in amazement yesterday afternoon as Ben showed me again that
kids really don't need toys. They can and will take almost anything
and do something imaginative with it.
Nana had these leftover strips of construction paper from a Bible
class project, and asked Ben if he would like to play with them. Sure
enough he took them and walked into the den, where what you see in the
picture was the initial result.
He used them to carefully "paint" first a rainbow, and then a piano
(keyboard). And for about 20 minutes, he would pick them up and put
them back down.
Kids really seem to prefer things like this to toys, which he has a
whole room of here. And for the six hours he was here yesterday,
during which he was busy the whole time, the only toy he played with
was a stuffed dog.
I wonder what kind of "stuff" I should get him for Christmas instead of toys?
Friday, November 07, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Monday, November 03, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
I'm a WordPress newbie myself, although I've used Blogger for years. This week I've been putting together a new blog, Difficult Seasons, using WordPress on a self-hosted site. So my learning curve has been steep.
Writing a post earlier this morning, I inserted a photo and noticed that there was no space between the photo and the text. Not satisfactory. So after digging, I found two easy (if you know about them) solutions.
1. Give the photo a caption when you import it. That automatically puts it in a frame which also provides space.
2. Click on the photo once it's inserted into the post, and then click on the icon that looks like a photo. That brings up the menu to edit the image properties. Click the "advanced" tab and type in however many pixels space you want between the photo and the text in the box labeled "Horizontal space." That puts space on both sides of the photo, but if you want to reduce what's on the left, just go back to the advanced settings and edit the "styles" box.