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A Pearl Seeker: A Spiritual Mindset



Intro...Remember the Alamo,  choice given,  step over the line and fight, or go home.  As Christians we step over the line to go with God rather than stay with the old.  Once we step over we can't go back.

People, very human people, wrote the bible.  God chose them, as holy people,  people serving him,  to write down his words.

We are introduced to Ezra,  prophet, who kept the physical copy of the Torah.  He was a scribe, part of an educated respected class.   This copy was scrolls that would be big and bulky.  They travelled 900 miles through hostile territory with God minding his back.  Why?

Ezra 7:10   God's hand was on him because Ezra studied God's word with an Intent to know it, to live it and to teach it to others.

Be a doer of the word.  Know it, do it. 
Have that hunger to know his word and to be changed by it.
To live out that change.

My thoughts: 
This is a good reminder.. you know?  
To think about the steps the Ezra took.  First to know the word of the Lord.  He studied it extensively, wrote it out as part of his work, and yet.. even though he studied it and knew it for his work, even in his off-time, God's word was still that important to him.

But it wasn't just a matter of studying it, he allowed it to change him.  He lived out what he learned and knew of the Lord God.

And having lived it... he taught it to others. 

Isn't that what we should do?   Teach others WHY we live as we do.  

If we follow these steps, don't you think Christianity, our faith, our beliefs, would become contagious?  Helping to turn the hearts of others to God.


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School continues!

This was a good week that turned out a tad different than planned.   Though not written on the calendar, our Friday happened on Thursday, and our Friday was very scattered in our approach. Book Study didn't happen with gramma due to my not having the book to hand.   For geography the lad is doing a study on Red Tides.  And for science he started a study on Atoms and Molecules.
Monday:
Our typical go to London day.  Sold a bunny.   Did some shopping and puttering about.  OH!   We also went to the Mandarin to celebrate Gramma's Birthday.   It was a good day.

Tuesday:
Hubby has a interview this evening for a job!   Yay that all the technical stuff
Cleaned the living room area..moved the birds from one side to the other, tidied up "that corner" and found a bunch of stuff I don't need!  WOOT WOOT!
The lad did his schooling and then cleaned his room "Mom, going to clean out my closet" which morphed into cleaning his entire room and saying "I'm not moving this" to a lot of items. Took him all day, he was bushed by the end of it, but not too bushed that he couldn't make a new ax

Wednesday:
Foodbank.  The lad schooled, helped with the delivery, I organized shelves.
Made buns and beet jelly, I cleaned up the living room a bit.   Kept busy.  The lad went out ant hunting. :)
Evening Karate starts up again.

Thursday:
Out to the Western Fair after the lad finished most of his schooling quick quick in the morning.  Admittedly he didn't do math or Compuscholar.   We headed up a bit earlier as the lad wanted to buy test tubes for his ants, and Hubby needed to pick something up at the "make your own beer" store.

Anyways, once all the errands we run we hit the fair and had a good time. 
One of the quilts we saw.

We had fun!  To read about our adventures go here.  Though I didn't include how I dragged the lads off to watch square dancing for a while.  I found it rather fun, they.. well.. were very good sports.  :)

On the way home from the Western Fair we picked up the bunny that I had sold on Monday.  Turned out their other rabbit was a male instead of a female, they didn't want babies and didn't want to neuter their buck.  So this girlie came home again.


Friday:
I had originally planned to go to a museum today with the lad but given that I didn't get up and busy until about 1000 a.m.... and the lad was only up about 1/2 hour before I was and hubby wasn't much brighter either... we decided a stay at home day suited us much better.

The lad and I worked on a Star Wars review (two different ones actually) then we talked about his research project where we discovered that I had carefully delineated my expectations... so he's got three projects in his head and I need to print off my expectations for him so he knows what to do.   I said next week is fine.  :)  And it is, gives us time to talk and learn and experiment and that's a good thing eh?

The two fellows worked on a budgie nestbox now that we have two budgies that like each other living together.  The lad is hoping to get baby budgies!!!!   He thinks that might be a touch exciting.  :)


Saturday: 
BUSY...first thing, karate class.
Then off to Camp Shalom for their fall fair.   Bought food, did some visiting, found a corelle bowl in the rummage tent and the lad some foam for projects, it was a successful venture.  Jim picked up some wine bottles from a friend.    

Off to the St. Jacobs Market to get some fruit to make jam... thought I'd try my hand at peach jam.


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Well okay.. do I call this a field trip or just a day out having fun??   I'll let you decide eh?

Almost every year we attend the Western Fair in London.  There was one year we missed but normally we go.  ANYWAYS, enough preamble eh?

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Tonight the family and I went out to the Western Fair, the boys out to go on the rides and me to kibbitz about seeing the exhibits and taking pics of the farm animals and what not.