Farnsworth Sisters

I Nate the Great am a Detective

I was folding laundry this morning and asking Grant what he thinks he needs for this coming school year.  (Bummer I have to start thinking of this.)  He said he is out of underwear.  Great, easily remedied, but weird as I buy them for everyone the same time usually and noone else is out of underwear.  An hour later, Spencer is having a stomach ache.  “Go to the bathroom and go lay on your bed for a little while.” I soon followed to check on him.  Spencer said, “I think I figured out the stomach ache, my underwear are way too tight.”  :-0

From the ridiculous to the sublime, I want to comment on Jill’s Beach Analogy.  My first thoughts of “crossing the rocks”  was something I read by CS Lewis.    He said that at the end of the day when he looks to repent of wrongdoings, 9 out of 10 times it is a sin against Charity.  I have thought about that for years.  If the first and second great commandments are to Love, and all other laws hang on these, it must be that my greatest number of sins are against those commandments.  My point of this with relation to the Beach Analogy goes along with “Love your enemies, pray for them that despitefully use you, etc.”  Those are not easy things.  Crossing the rocks is hard, but that is where the treasures, or God’s miracles and God’s forgiveness are, actually, where God will fill us with His love.  Same with all the teachings in the Sermon on the Mount.

I get tons of good ideas and have had a great FHE from “The Beach Analogy.”  Thanks, Jill.

By way of trivia, did you know that I was the only child in town over the weekend, and I am guessing that hasn’t happened in 50 years.  Correct me if I am wrong.


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  1. Robyn

     /  July 6, 2011

    Sherri – I just laughed out loud and had to share with Devan! I want to hear your fhe lesson. I’ve been trying to think of a good way to use Jill’s analogy. Let me know.

  2. Ruth

     /  July 8, 2011

    Sher- I was in town 4th of July weekend. Got back Saturday and thought everyone was
    at the cabin…including you. Because there was no Cousins on Sunday, we had a couple
    really great games of Monopoly! All night long. Russell Riggs would have been proud.