At our home we have three TV channels: PBS 1, PBS 2 and PBS 3. We also have Netflix and Amazon Prime. So, often, when we sit down to watch a show together as a family we watch Netflix (will we get more channels? I am not sure yet). Finding a TV series to watch with the family has been an interesting journey back to my childhood. I try to remember shows I watched and then we search to see if they happen to be on Netflix or Amazon. We watched every single episode of The Munsters last summer and fall. I fell in love with Herman! That show is really really good -- and great family entertainment. The kids and I laughed out loud often.
Boy, I'm getting off a tangent. Maybe because it's Friday! Or maybe because it's me writing and my brain often shoots off on tangents. Hey, here's another tangent for you: for years I tolerated my brain. I didn't like it but you can't really get a new brain so I had to learn to live with it in some way. But you know what -- God wasn't content with me having just a tolerance for my brain. He wanted me to realize He created it the way He did to make me the way I am. We each our wonderfully made, incredibly and purposefully crafted to shine for Jesus in this dark world (check out Psalm 139). And now I embrace my brain in all its wackiness. Sure, it has weaknesses. Sure, I had to up my crazy meds. Sure, sometimes it can get really dark in that brain. But, it is beautiful in all its strengths and creative powers and weaknesses for God created it.
Wow -- tangent day this is!
Back to the silly foil ball pictured above. That is my foil ball I have begun to create. I got the idea from PeeWee's PlayHouse. The kids and I watched the first episode on Netflix. We watched it once when we were searching for a new TV show to watch.
Anyway, PeeWee has a foil ball he adds to when a friend brings him a piece of foil.
And not because of PeeWee but just because I think it would be fun -- I have started a foil ball. I told the kids we could see how big we can get it. If you want to send me a piece of foil I will take it! Here's my address:
P.O. Box 34
Lantry, SD 57636
Besides seeing how big it can get, why am I doing this?
First, it is fun. It is okay to just do something for the fun of it. God loves to see us laugh. God loves us to have that sense of wonder and play in our attitude toward life. Remember, Jesus said those who enter the Kingdom of God must be converted (or turned) and become like children." (Matthew 18:3) And one thing little children can do well is be in the moment and just enjoy whatever is before them.
Second, it is a great thing to have a goal with your family. It reminds family members that we all can work together for a common goal. That a family needs to be a team, not a bunch of individuals just living in the same place.
I guess those are the two main reasons -- also I can recycle foil into a piece of art! Yes, a foil ball is a piece of art.
So, send me your foil if you feel like it. All you need is an envelope and a stamp. If I start getting a lot of foil I will have a very interesting conversation with my postal lady!
Oh, glory to God! I have so much to praise God for! You do too! Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus. Thank you Jesus!