Denise Day Spencer

July 24, 2007

Ssshhh…

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 7:01 pm

Be vewy, vewy quiet. I’m weading Book 7.

July 15, 2007

Sagging–the grown-up version

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 9:01 pm

At the school where I work, our teachers and houseparents fight the war of sagging pants every day. We’ve had rules written about the subject. We’ve had the Dean of Students stand up in chapel and demonstrate the right and wrong way to wear trousers. We’ve had pants confiscated for being several sizes too large.

I realize this is a trend in our society. When Michael and I were at the Legends game that wasn’t, I looked over to see a young man standing next to me. He was surely standing because his jeans were hanging so low that it would have been impossible for him to walk with anything but the smallest of baby steps. But sometimes the Battle of the Belt is fought on a different front. At times it’s not the kids who are the problem, but the grown-ups. Oh, they don’t mean to be controversial; they’re not trying to fit in with the adolescent crowd. They’re just…well…proportionally challenged. (more…)

July 13, 2007

Children’s sermon: God–A Personal God

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 7:27 pm

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

SCRIPTURES: Exodus 6:7, Joshua 24:2-3, 5, 8

OBJECTS: an item autographed by a celebrity and a card signed by a close friend or family member

We’ve been looking at God. Who is God, anyway? What kind of God is He? We’ve learned that He is a one-of-a-kind God, and that He is spirit.

Though God is very different from us in many ways, He is also like us in many ways. God is personal. He’s not a thing, or just some kind of force. He’s a Somebody. God thinks, He makes decisions. He feels emotions like anger and happiness. He doesn’t just live alone, either. He created the angels, then He created you and me. He doesn’t need us to keep Him company. But He wants to relate to us, to love us and let us get to know Him. In the book of Exodus, God told His chosen people, “I will take you as My own people, and I will be your God.” (more…)

July 4, 2007

Why baseball is great

Filed under: Home Front — denisedayspencer @ 8:47 pm

Have you ever tried to make an occasion really special for somebody else, only to be thwarted at every turn? That seems to happen to Michael more often than it should, and today was definitely one of those days. The occasion? Our 29th wedding anniversary. The other person? Me, of course. (more…)

July 2, 2007

Book review: The Divine Hours, Pocket Edition

Filed under: Book review — denisedayspencer @ 9:20 pm

I have, in the past few months, become enamored with the idea of praying at various times during the day–not because I want to be more pious than the next person, but because I need it.

And so Michael recently presented me with a book: The Divine Hours Pocket Edition…on the condition that I would review it. Sounds like a good deal to me! I’m not the one in the family who usually does book reviews, but here goes. (more…)

July 1, 2007

God: He is Spirit

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 9:06 pm

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

SCRIPTURES: John 4:24, Genesis 1:1

OBJECT: an empty jar

We’ve been talking about God–Who He is and what He is like. We’ve seen that God is unique. In other words, there’s nobody else like Him anywhere. He’s the only true God, and He is holy. (more…)

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