Thursday, April 24, 2008

Alexander and the Goofball

We're letting Alexander Scourby read the New Testament for us, as we follow along in our Bibles. We're moving at quite a clip, because Alexander doesn't stumble over names like Tychicus and Trophimus. And we're currently not having a whole lot of discussion -- just reading, with occasional comments or cross referencing.

As we gathered in the living room for Bible study one day last week, and I saw what our next book was to be, I said rather exuberantly, "Ohhh, we're ready for the Timothys. I love the Timothys! They're so meaty. ... Mmm, I always feel kinda bad when I say things like that, because all of God's Word is good."

Son3 looked up and said, "You don't need to feel bad. You say it about every book."

"Oh, I do?"


Two days later, "Ohhh, we're doing Hebrews today! I love (*halt*)"

Son3's eyes darted to my face ... and we both laughed. I'm such a goofball.

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. ~II Timothy 3:16, 17


Cousin Annie said...

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing.
~Psalm 100:1,2
(In other words, keep being excited about each chapter you come to! You're not a goofball, you're wonderful!!) Ü

~CarolineNot said...

You're generous and gracious toward me; thank you for that.

I'm dust.

This is A Scourby on DVD, and they made it in such a way that doesn't allow pause -- only stop. That's the main reason we're moving along quickly, because we'd otherwise have been pausing our way through each chapter and book, and often through the verses.

Even the stop is piggledy, but we've figured out how to trick it into submission and have pre-planned to poke the button after each chapter of Revelation, which is just around the more ways than one. ºÜº

"Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works."