Sunday, November 23, 2008

Weekend Posting

If you follow us on Facebook you know that Stephan was on a cattle drive yesterday morning and hunting early today. He tells me he's getting good at the hunting, but doesn't have the killing part down yet. That translates into "I didn't hit what I was aiming at today."

Me: I'm going to wash this bed cover tomorrow.

Him: The bidet cover?

Me: Where's my computer...

Him: I mean the duvet! DUVET!

**Note: Stephan would like to add "bidet cover" to his mother-in-law's list of phrases that mean butt.

We also spent some time tonight speaking to the kids at the Plevna Lutheran Youth Group. We were asked to say a few words about "service". It took us a few hours to put our thoughts together in a way that made sense. Since it took us so long, here's what we came up with:

"Service" can be lived in one of three ways:
1. Missionary Style... uh, wait... Missionary Lifestyle where you purposely move away from where you grew up and outside of your comfort zone for the betterment of a group of people for an extended period of time, i.e. Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, etc.
2. Volunteer Time... Setting aside time out of your daily life to help people, i.e. working at a soup kitchen, visiting nursing home patients, going on a 1-2 week mission trip, etc.
3. Life of Service... living every moment trying to make the world a better place than you found it, i.e. being cheerful at work, sharing a friendly smile, opening a door, "What would Jesus do" stuff.

We also stressed that in order to be of any use to anyone, you have to take care of your own physical, mental and emotional needs first. And, not that you could tell it from this post today, but it's much more about what you do than what you say.


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Thanks Mom.

Did you like "Bidet cover"?

Joey said...

LOL! I always mix up my bidet with duvet :)