Monday, March 5, 2012

One Thousand Gifts (Continued)

"...He who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night...the LORD almighty is His name" (Jeremiah 31:35).
We're never too old to learn something new. Whether it's a new revelation from Scriptures, something about life in general, a helpful marriage tip, or something scientific. Last night, we were intrigued by the ring around the moon and we wanted to learn more about it. Curtis soaked up all the new information that he learned about a "lunar halo" and wrote it down to share with his teacher. This is what we learned about the "lunar halo":

"...halos are a sign of high thin cirrus clouds drifting 20,000 feet or more above our heads. These clouds contain millions of tiny ice crystals. The halos you see are glints of light from these ice crystals..." (www.earthsky.org)
Another example of God's amazing handiwork!

Continuing to give thanks...

-lunar halo

-learning something new

-more examples of God's amazing handiwork

-Maple Syrup class trip
-another example of God's amazing creation
-always wanting to learn
-our little professor
-new hobbies- origami
-exceptional ability to follow directions/instructions
-competing in the quad-school speech competition
-a growing artist
-art creations
-programs available such as the Early Years Center
-fantastic report cards
-positive comments written by wonderful teachers whom we are so thankful for
-his positive example to his peers
-dinner with a former student and now our son's grade two teacher
-slow cookers
-making a point to get together with family
-15 cousins playing so nicely together
-going out with girl friends
-friend's husband willing to babysit another friend's children so that she can go out with us girls
-our school secretary (my sister-in-law) who goes above and beyond
-electric blankets
-our pastor's challenge to Dads to be bold, godly parents
-friends' birthday parties
-Paul taking the kids out for a movie night
-Deborah's conversations that she has with us at mealtimes and her increasing vocabulary


Lynn said...

Great list! I have always wanted to see Maple sap/syrup collected. Is it syrup already or do you have to do something to it? I live in N.W. Kenya among the Turkana people. We are just below Ethiopia and can actually drive there in a couple of hours across the desert. I just stopped over from Ann's site. Love your list!

Anna said...

Hi Lynn. Thanks for "stopping by". The maple sap was actually frozen (we had a couple of cold days). It takes many buckets of sap to be boiled and made into syrup. How amazing that you're "stopping by" from Africa. Are you missionaries? Blessings,