Sunday, December 11, 2011

Education


"  independent study,
community service, adventures 
and experience, 
large doses of privacy and 
solitude, a thousand different 
apprenticeships - 
these are all powerful, cheap
and effective ways to 
start a real reform of schooling." 

"Dumbing Us Down" 
by John Taylor Gatto

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Only One Life

Only one life, the still small voice,
   Gently pleads for a better choice
Bidding me selfish aims to leave,
   And to God's holy will to cleave;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

When this bright world would tempt me sore,
   When Satan would a victory score;
When self would seek to have its way,
   Then help me Lord with joy to say;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

Give me Father, a purpose deep,
   In joy or sorrow Thy word to keep;
Faithful and true what e'er the strife,
   Pleasing Thee in my daily life;
Only one life, 'twill soon be past,
   Only what's done for Christ will last.

                                                 C. T. Studd

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Bike Ride






Lydia just learnt to ride a two-wheeler bike a couple weeks ago.

Anna and I pretending we don't like each other.... we really do :D

For Thanksgiving this year we went on a bike ride around Lake Hefner. It is about 12 miles around the lake. The weather was really nice that day, so we it was alot of fun! It took us about 3 hours.