We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. ~Isaiah 64:8

Monday, November 2, 2009

Daybook - Tuesday, November 3rd

Daybook, or perhaps Nightbook, for November 3rd, 2009


outside my window . . .
The night has fallen suddenly. It will take a few days for me to get used to the earlier sunsets.


in the kitchen . . .
Cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot yesterday, broth made in said crockpot overnight, and chicken and rice soup tonight. Super easy and delicious!


around the house . . .
My laundry is seriously starting to pile up.


from our studies . . .
We finished House of the Sixty Fathers today. Such a sad, sweet story. The last word: The heart understands without words. Proud of eldest son (DS 13) who made a great effort with his Logic this week . . . my brain hurts, though. Middle son (DS 10) loves perimeter - I'm thinking I can sneak in some addition practice with perimeter problems. Middle daughter (DD7) is making great strides in reading!


thinking about . . .
introverts and the church - how modern evangelicalism's extroversion tends to look on introverts as less spiritual.



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listening to. . .
my kids experimenting with a tin can "phone" - although I think they've given up on the phone part and are just knocking it around the house.


thankful for. . .
that crockpot chicken - I was under the weather today and not having to cook was a lifesaver.


pondering the words . . .
You do not realize the value of the good you are doing. Think of how the farmer sows without seeing his crop in front of him. He trusts in the land to deliver his harvest. So why don't you put your trust in God? The day of the harvest will surely come.Imagine yourself in the middle of the planting season. The more we sow today, the more we can reap tomorrow. Remember those words of Holy scripture: "He that goes forth weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him" (Ps 125:6).
St Augustine, Sermon 102,5 - HT The Happy Catholic


reading . . .
Flannery O'Connor: The Complete Stories, Lost to the West, and still the Divine Comedy

kids are reading: Wind in the Willows, Children's Homer, Pocahontas and the Strangers, The Dawn Treader, The Lord of the Rings, and just finished H
ouse of the Sixty Fathers.


creating . . .
trying to finish up some hats . . . just haven't found the time, yet! But at least now I have a wonderful yarn tote from my friend, Julie, to carry my project around with me.



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one of my favorite things . . .
My mini rolling oil heater. It takes the chill off our bathroom on these early fall and winter mornings...it is so toasty warm!


milestones in the past week . . .
Baby L has 4 teeth coming in, that is a total of 6 teeth!


a few plans for the upcoming week . . .
Going to see a show at our Children's Theatre on Thursday, and African music and dance show!


a picture thought. . .

Youngest daughter (DD1), aka Baby L, and I enjoying a giggle and a box of dots.

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4 comments:

Cindy said...

that's an interesting thought about introverts in the evangelical church. I am "at heart" an introvert (though some think I am an extrovert because my sense of humor is so "out there") in the church I have always attended, my introversion may be what always leaves me feeling "left out" or on the outside.... leading others to believe I am not as... well I don't know what others think! Anyway what led me to your blog was the google search "episcopalian homeschoolers" as I am a homeschooler being drawn towards the Episcopal church... wondering what brought you that thought :O)

Kerry said...

Hi, Cindy! I'm so thrilled you found my blog and left a comment.

I've just found a blog by a guy who is writing a book about introverts and the church. I can't afford the book right now, but I'm enjoying his blog. You might, too. The internet address is www.introvertedchurch.com

One thing I love about liturgical churches is that they do allow more diversity of worship and with that comes more space, if you will, for introvert-style worship.

But many Episcopal/Anglican churches tend toward evangelical (especially "low" churches), so you may still get some of the "extrovert personality as superior spirituality".

Thanks again for the comment, hope you'll stick around!

KC in KS said...

Wow, I was just referred to your blog by a friend, and I'm blown away by your thought regarding introverts being thought of as less spiritual. I've been pondering the same thing for some time - as a definite introvert, I'm so TIRED of being told to "be in community" and "build relationships" and "love people". Yes, I know the Great Commandment, but somehow I suspect that loving one another doesn't mean we have to be WITH them all the time!

Aliadelaide said...

Hi Kerry
I haven't visited your blog for sometime and was thrilled to once again come away inspired and delighted.
Inspired: thoughts on introverts in the church and a yummy chicken recipie I can't wait to try.
Delighted: with the beautiful picture of you and your youngest.She is so gorgeous and her smile would be enough to make anyone happy! Now I'm off to read and enjoy the rest of your blog that I haven't caught up with
Have a wonderful Sunday
Alison