Friday, December 14, 2012

Session 6 : Exodus and a non-sequitur on my toddler

So I'm a little behind on posting lately, sorry about that. In our last bible study session, we covered early Exodus. It has been a really long time since I've explored this part of the bible. I'm just really into all of this. I love learning our Jewish heritage and customs; especially seeing how it all ties into our Catholicism and the Mass today. It's awesome. I wish I would have learned everything I'm learning now 20 years ago...

With Advent here, we've been doing our nighttime advent readings at dinnertime, and I'm reading the bible with my oldest daughter every night before bed. I am determined to gift my kids with a love of scripture, something that I didn't have growing up. We are working our way through Genesis. In fact, I think I may do the same 12-book bible chronology of our bible class with my girls, but at a very slow pace. I can already tell that Genesis is going to be a hard book to read with a 6 year old. Lots of questions. How do you explain all that violence to a young child? (We are reading the Good News Bible version, I picked it up for $1 at Good Will. Obviously, some of it is above her head, but I'm trying to present it at her level.) Would you read Genesis to a six year old?

I also just discovered Ron Wyatt while doing some on line research. Have you heard of him? (OK, he is not Catholic, but a bible loving Christian who has made some utterly amazing claims of biblical discoveries.) Everything I have read and seen has been credible and fascinating. I have no idea if this guy is for real or not, but he strikes me as a genuine and humble man and watching the on line videos about his discoveries has just added a whole new dimension to my bible study, so with a discerning spirit and an inquiring mind, I present you with the following video (in case you are inclined to view an 18 minute long Exodus related clip... this one is good.)

And if watching an Exodus video on you tube is not your thing today?

How about my 2 1/2 year old rug rat singing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star?

This one is less than 1 minute and here goes...

(Lately, my toddler has been driving me crazy with the pooping 5 times a day thing going on and refusing to potty train... the crying fits... the waking up 3-4 times a night and the general "I'm a baby, no I'm a big girl, no I'm a baby" attitude). Seriously... does anyone else deal with this on your end? Drives me bonkers. No, this has nothing to do with my bible study! LOL!

Good Night Everyone, happy 3rd week of advent coming soon...