We went to The Mystery Castle in Phoenix today. Take 7th street as far south as you can go, take a right and you’re there. There’s a fee to get in, but I think its worth it. The man who built that place must have been a bit odd, but definitely interesting and innovative. I wouldn’t want to live there, but it was a really intriguing place. My dad and grandfather would LOVE it! They too are self-made masons.
I made homemade meatballs this afternoon. A top pick among the homemade foods in this house. Served over spaghetti squash “noodles” in a simple tomato and basil pasta sauce. Buon Appetito.
I need to delete my food blog. It’s just not going to happen. To many things I want to do, not enough time- scratch that- not a priority right now.
I have been wanting to post over at My 145:4. Next post should be: The 6 Days of Creation, but I have an answer to the child-asked-question, “What’s a Christ?” in mind. The blog is turning more into a journal /commentary on the Bible for my boys. That’s fine too. Not exactly what the title implies. Maybe I should re-title the blog: A Journal Thru the Bible for My Boys.
I am not a very educated person. I have an A.A.S.N (associate of applied science in nursing). The people of Pathway are very educated people. I love them and I feel very…elementary compared to them when it comes to knowledge in any arena. I would love to go back to school to get a higher degree in nursing (or a culinary degree) but that too is just not a priority right now. Maybe one day I can be smarter.
A lesson or 10 in pedagogy is a priority though. I don’t have a higher education, but I am a student of the Bible and enjoy teaching it to my children, the children at Pathway, anyone who will listen, and most recently in a women’s Bible study. I would like to know better how to teach. As I’m approaching 40 I think I’ve figured out what I want to do when I grow up: teach. Even as a nurse, one of my favorite aspects of nursing is teaching. I love helping kids, parents and school staff learn health-related things. But when my knowledge is limited, its hard to teach. You can’t teach what you don’t know. As a nurse, my teaching realm is pretty small. When it comes to the Bible I may have an opportunity:
But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong… -1 Corinthians 1:27
I think teaching and cooking are similar. I like to do both very much. Neither do I have a formal education in. When I’m researching something, be it the Bible or a health-related topic, I pull out the ingredients. When I prepare to teach it to someone else I mix, bake (pray), wait and taste-test. When I deliver a teaching I feel like I’m serving up something good, something palatable though taken from raw ingredients. Something that will help another grow.
I decided this weekend at practice I’m going to have to become a baseball savvy woman. I saw Trouble With The Curve a couple weekends ago with my husband. I’m 100% confident I will never be as savvy as Clint Eastwood’s screen daughter in that movie. But I’m going to have to learn to keep score (which in baseball involves a lot more than just how many runs there are), how to run a line up, how to read where the players go on the field and how to do some basic hitting, fielding and throwing. I want to be a good backup for the head coach.