Saturday, August 21, 2010

Exploring Culture Locally

Last week we made the hour long trek into Houston to explore.  Our first stop was the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.  We journeyed through the antiquities to the modern works.  Lauryl was really intrigued by the early American Indian gallery.  She also loved all of the African jewelry.  

When we left we decided to ride the MetroRail from end to end, stopping at the downtown Tunnels for lunch.  It's interesting how the people change from one end of town to the other.  We saw everything from doctors, nurses and business people, to drug addicts, homeless and the blue collar.  We talked with people that sat next to us, and they all were going somewhere.  I think there were more life-lessons to be learned on the hour and a half we rode that rail, then in a week of classroom teaching.  Get your kids out of the house - show them all the sorts of people around them.  Teach them that God is the Creator of everyone.  And, the same Jesus that came for them, came for the person in rags or a suit sitting next to them.  If we are to be mission-minded, then we are to reach and touch everyone. 

Read of the Week:
Revolution In World Missions by
K. P. Yohannon - "He was barefoot until the age of 16. In this exciting and fast-moving narrative, Yohannan shares how God brought him from his remote jungle village to become the founder of Gospel for Asia, which now supports 7,000 native missionaries in ten Asian countries. He challenges Western Christians from his unique Third World perspective--to examine and change their life-styles in view of the millions who have never heard the gospel. This book could change your thinking and your life."
Find of the Week:
-Reading Units / Book Units.  Great resources for kiddos reading a milieu of novels.  Check it out!

Scripture of the Week: 
"So we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us."
- II Corinthians 5:20

1 comment:

School for Us said...

Hi! I love the idea of riding the MetroRail. We've never done that, though we've taken all kinds of transportation methods on our travels. And, I love the photos!

I blogged faithfully about our homeschooling journey for the past 5 years, though I've only posted a handful this year. (I'm more into my exercise right now.) Anyway, you might want to check out my blog!

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