Thursday, August 30, 2007

Toys that come with food

If you are a family who never eats out and isn't plagued by the plastic menace of the toy-with-food idea, kudos to you! This article is not for you.

If, however, you occasionally (or frequently) find yourself in the drive-thru, Read On!

We have a rule in our home about toys that come with food in kids meals, and my mom said I should share it.

Toys-from-food are affectionately known as 24 Hour Toys in our house, because, unless they are truly spectacular, like the magnetic gears set we got from Sonic a few years ago that still grace the refrigerator door, or the DK Books from Chick-fil-a about all manner of things, they go in the garbage after 24 hours.

Another thing to do with these is to donate them to your church or school Prize Boxes, but I find the Round File or the Recycle Bin to be the very best place for that junk ;)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

C. S. Lewis on Atheism

"When I was an atheist my argument against God was that the universe seemed so cruel and unjust. But how had I got this idea of just and unjust? A man does not call a line crooked unless he has some idea of a straight line. What was I comparing this universe with when I called it unjust? If the whole show was bad and senseless from A to Z, so to speak, why did I, who was supposed to be part of the show, find myself in such violent reaction against it?... Thus in the very act of trying to prove that God did not exist--in other words, that the whole of reality was senseless. I found I was forced to assume that one part of reality--namely my idea of justice--was full of sense. Consequently atheism turns out to be too simple. If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning."-C. S. Lewis (Mere Christianity).

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Bento in Bulk

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I had to laugh when I took this picture, because we have hundreds of pictures of beautiful tables set by my grandmother when she was alive, before they were destroyed...I mean, enjoyed by the beneficiaries of her gift of hospitality.

Yesterday my daughters and I made Bento in Bulk for the people who were setting up for VBS and the church staff.
We fed 30 people!
On the plates:
4 slices of wheat 'french bread' sliced for sandwiches which they put together themselves on another counter.
2 cupcake holders stacked. top = Club Puffs crackers; bottom = Annie's chocolate bunny grahams
mini carrots
fiesta ranch dip for the carrots (in the center)
purple and green grapes
a mini kosher dill
a cup of pretzels