Monday, July 03, 2006

Explaining God

Ahhh, another day off from work! It seems like a long time since I've been there. Well, it has been since Thursday. I've been sleeping in later and later, too. This morning I didn't even wake up until after 7:00 AM! A person can certainly get much more done without that pesky work to suck up most of the day--using up both time and energy.

Today I have a long line-up of things to do. There just is so much to get done. Not only does the stuff here in the old place need to be packed and marked, but there are no curtain or blinds on any of the windows in the new place. And the yard needs attention. But moving our stuff is the priority, so I'm concentrating on that.

Yesterday was a good work day. It was very hot and muggy like it's been for days. But I paced myself and packed, loaded and took two jeep-loads to the new house. I unloaded and put away most of the stuff while there too, to get a head start. We won't have time to do that during the actual moving. I have the two bathrooms set up with necessities and the kitchen too. Much of the personal stuff from my bedroom has already been moved over, too.

From my E-mail
Amanda sent me this. It would have been great for a Sunday posting.
Subject: fwd: explanation of God (this is cute)

It was written by an 8-year-old named Danny Dutton, who lives in Chula Vista, CA. He wrote it for his third grade homework assignment, to "explain God." I wonder if any of us could have done as well?

"One of God's main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die, so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn't make grownups, just babies. I think because they are smaller and easier to make. That way he doesn't have to take up his valuable time teaching them to talk and walk. He can just leave that to mothers and fathers."

"God's second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers and things, pray at times beside bedtime. God doesn't have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because he hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in his ears, unless he has thought of a way to turn it off."

"God sees everything and hears everything and is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn't go wasting his time by going over your mom and dad's head asking for something they said you couldn't have."

"Atheists are people who don't believe in God. I don't think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren't any who come to our church."

"Jesus is God's Son. He used to do all the hard work, like walking on water and performing miracles and trying to teach the people who didn't want to learn about God. They finally got tired of him preaching to them and they crucified him But he was good and kind, like his father, and he told his father that they didn't know what they were doing and to forgive them and God said O.K."

"His dad (God) appreciated everything that he had done and all his hard work on earth so he told him he didn't have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So he did. And now he helps his dad out by listening to prayers and seeing things which are important for God to take care of and which ones he can take care of himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important."

"You can pray anytime you want and they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time."

"You should always go to church on Sunday because it makes God happy, and if there's anybody you want to make happy, it's God!

Don't skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. And besides the sun doesn't come out at the beach until noon anyway."

"If you don't believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can't go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He's around you when you're scared, in the dark or when you can't swim and you get thrown into real deep water by big kids."

" shouldn't just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here and he can take me back anytime he pleases."

Have a good Monday, and start to the week!


Blogger katie said...

Glad that the move is going well. I guess you guys have gotten some of our heat, it's been nearly 100 here all weekend. Hope today is a bit cooler for you.

10:18 AM  
Blogger That Girl said...

you are lucky you were off work today! have a good holiday!

1:17 PM  
Blogger Fizzy said...

I am so sorry that I have not been around for a while. Glad to hear that the move has started. I hope that all continues to go well
look after yourself

2:02 PM  
Blogger Denny Shane said...

Is that not cool... I need my spirits lifted a bit today and your posting did it. ;)

3:49 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

That was SO cool, what a wonderfully thoughtful mind that young man has. I loved that email!

Good luck getting everything organised and have a happy 4th of July!

4:24 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

So happy everything is working well for you and you've been sleeping well.

Awwwww that God email was so adorable!

6:47 PM  
Blogger Magpie said...

i heard a lot of people were having long weekend and mondays off, i suppose you are off today though...???? happy independence day...


2:38 AM  
Blogger deni said...

I'm glad you got to sleep a little later. It seems like you are getting things done, one step at a time.

That was a cute email, out of the mouths of babes. :)

7:45 AM  

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