Denise Day Spencer

April 29, 2007

Coffee challenge

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 3:29 pm

A recent conversation in our kitchen:

MICHAEL: You know what I’d like to have for our kitchen?


MICHAEL: A coffeemaker that you could make coffee in and it would stay hot. Then you could just go get a nice, steaming cup of coffee any time you wanted to.

DENISE: We’ve got a coffeemaker. Doesn’t it keep the coffee hot enough?

MICHAEL: Oh, I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about one of those metal ones.

DENISE: Metal?

MICHAEL: Yeah. Like the ones they use in the dining hall.

DENISE: Those are big, industrial-sized coffee dispensers!

MICHAEL: Well, we’d get a small one.

DENISE: Or…maybe you could just learn to make coffee!

MICHAEL: That’s too much trouble.

DENISE: You’d still have to make it in one of those other things! Why not just learn to make it any time you want in our coffeemaker?

MICHAEL: I don’t know what scoop to use. We have so many different measuring cups.

DENISE: The coffee scoop. It’s in the can of coffee.

MICHAEL: I wouldn’t know which end of it to use.

DENISE: There’s only one end.

MICHAEL: Well, I wouldn’t know how much water to put in.

DENISE: I’ve told you before. One coffee mug of water for each mug of coffee.

MICHAEL: But half of it gets steamed away!

DENISE: So you put in a little extra water to begin with.

MICHAEL: All that would take me 15 minutes that I don’t have.

DENISE: It takes about 30 seconds.

MICHAEL: It’s too much trouble. I just wish we had one of those metal things…

I think I’m figuring out which side of the gene pool made Noel decide being a sports fan would be too much work. (See the April 7, 2007 entry on Ryan’s blog)

April 27, 2007

Children’s sermon: Our Faith and Miracles

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 10:09 pm

Based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.

SCRIPTURE: Matthew 9:20-22, Mark 8:12

OBJECT: a piece of clothing

We talked last time about miracles. We said that we can’t do miracles, but God can. There is something we can do, though, that God can use to do miracles. We can have faith.

There’s a beautiful story in the Bible about a woman who had been sick for 12 long years. She wanted Jesus to heal her, but she was afraid to go right up to Him and ask for His help. So she thought to herself, “If I just touch His cloak, I know I’ll be healed.” Jesus was walking in a crowd of people, and the woman quietly crept up behind Him. She reached out, ever so carefully. She probably just barely touched the edge of Jesus’ clothes, like this (touch the clothing item). The gospel of Matthew tells us the woman was healed “from that moment,” right away! Jesus said to her, “Take heart, daughter. Your faith has healed you.” (more…)

April 22, 2007

Random Ramblings

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 8:04 pm

Sorry I haven’t posted in soooo long. First it was Holy Week. Then it was Spiritual Emphasis Week. Next it was the busiest week of the whole year for me at work. Oh, and in there somewhere my little computer became seriously ill and Michael had to work all day to revive it. All that’s still no excuse–just an explanation.

I’m getting pretty fed up with some of my favorite TV shows. Maybe it’s a good thing it’s almost time for re-runs.

Old shoes feel a lot better on my feet with new socks!

I turned 50 and now I’ve become one of those people who has too many aches and pains to even sleep through the night. Wonder what’s going on? Oh, yeah. I turned 50.

April 11, 2007

Children’s sermon: God works miracles

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 4:29 pm

Another children’s object lesson based on the doctrinal summaries in the Disciple’s Study Bible.


OBJECT: a magic trick

Do you like magic? I’ve brought a magic trick to show you today. (Do the trick.)

Whenever people watch a magic trick, they’re usually thinking one thing: How did he do that? Some people can’t even sit back and enjoy the magic show because they’re working so hard to try to figure out how the tricks are done. (more…)

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