Denise Day Spencer

October 15, 2008

How my brain works

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 7:37 pm

I have a new friend, and he recently turned 50. He said that he became a bit forgetful for a couple of days, but he’s over that now. Must be nice. Here’s how being over 50 is working for me:

Noel made these really scrumptious pumpkin muffins yesterday–from a recipe she adapted into her own unique creation. Ryan claimed, “This is the best thing you’ve ever cooked!” I’m sure he developed a taste for all things pumpkin when he was a lad in Ashville, Ohio and went to the Circleville Pumpkin Show. (more…)

October 3, 2008

Children’s object lesson: The Parable of the Sower–part 2

Filed under: Children's sermons — denisedayspencer @ 8:52 pm

SCRIPTURES: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23, Luke 8:4-8, 11-15
OBJECT: a few seeds and a clear glass filled with rocks & a small amount of dirt

We’ve been talking about the parables of Jesus–stories he told to teach people about God. Last time we looked at the Parable of the Sower. We talked about a farmer who dropped some seeds on a hard, dry path. Does anyone remember what happened to those seeds? That’s right; the birds came down and gobbled them up.

The next bunch of seeds in Jesus’ story fell on rocky soil. Remember, the seeds represent the gospel, the story of Jesus’ death for us. Let’s put some seeds in this glass. (Do so). Seeds need dirt to live, right? And here’s dirt. But look at how thin this layer of dirt is. What’s underneath the dirt? That’s right–rocks. (more…)

October 2, 2008

Random ramblings

Filed under: Random ramblings — denisedayspencer @ 12:52 pm

The other day a hummingbird pooped on me. Now that was a first!

OK, animal lovers. I assume that when one pet pees in the water dish of another, it’s a sign of hostility? Talk about your passive-aggressive types…

Monday I asked my doctor, “Is it muscle or is it fat?” He kindly replied, “Well…it’s not muscle.” Excuse me; I need to go walk the track–a few hundred times.

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