Posts from August 2015

When Pigs Fly

Have you ever found something hiding in plain sight? While I don’t remember the specifics, I’m sure I’ve had this experience: something has gone missing, I spend way too long looking for it, only to find it at a later time in plain sight. As a bonus, it’s often in a place I checked two or three times during my search. Has that ever happened to you? I’m not sure why or how this happens. It seems like we just…

Workcamp Sunday: Reframe

We recently made a DIY air conditioner to beat the summer heat. We had a styrofoam cooler we weren’t using, so we looked up some plans and got to work. A quick trip to Target and Lowe’s got us the supplies we needed, and we soon had a makeshift air conditioner. My son was fascinated by the transformation that took place. While it still looked like a cooler, it was actually much cooler (pun intended!) suddenly. There was a fan…

Ministry Council Nominations Open

We will be electing officers for the Ministry Council at our congregational meeting on September 12, 2015. The Ministry Council focuses on the “big picture” for First Trinity. Kevin Cross, our outgoing president, sent this along about the nomination process: The Constitution and governing By-Laws of First Trinity provide that the voting members of First Trinity (that’s all confirmed members over the age of sixteen) must elect a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer as well as three at-large members to…

Smackdown

We like to wrestle in our family. We call it roughhousing, and it usually involves the older kids jumping and diving on me, but our youngest even gets involved sometimes. There’s an axiom that we always remind our children about when we do it though: All good roughhousing ends in tears. Inevitably, someone bonks their head or bangs an elbow or stubs a toe. Crying ensues, and we know it’s time to end the game. We hug, comfort, eventually settle…