07 October 2013

Encountering Jesus ~ "Learned? Schmearned!"

Education is important. 

It is valuable and something to be attained.

And it comes in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colors... formally and informally... and frankly, can be attained in a probably infinite number of ways.

Yet there is this "idea" that unless you can write out some letters behind your name, you are somehow under qualified... or less able... even less worthy... than another who has the diploma framed on the wall and can spell out those letters.

But when it was now the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and [began to] teach. The Jews then were astonished, saying, "How has this man become learned, having never been educated?" (John 7.14-15)
 Apparently this same mindset afflicted people back in the time of Jesus as well....


To read the rest of this Encountering Jesus post, head on over to Missionary Moms Companion.

But if you are just interested in today's gratitude journal, you can find that, just like normal, below.

this week's gratitude list
(#'s 4253 - 4267)

singing a new song with my girlies for one of our supporting churches... and seeing God use it

my boy will be home for a few days this week

Nana's surgery went well; she was already starting to get up and about

several hours at the hospital with my grandparents - and unexpected treat, even though they weren't the circumstances I would have chosen

new places to live

understanding the reasons behind the changes

studying through Ruth and some unexpected insights

safety as we traveled under not the best circumstances

pumpkins on the doorstep

lots of pumpkins

church potlucks

visiting with people who faithfully pray for us - some of these visits only happen once every 4-5 years and so they are a treasure

hearing the tck's perspective

listening to an Irish group play music on the radio yesterday afternoon

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