Friday, April 23, 2010
Three Things I'm Digging Right Now
Remember the Radical Series. Uh. Duh. Of course you remember it, because I'm super annoying about it and won't write about anything else.
One day I'll go back to writing about bodily functions and being borderline inappropriate. Have patience with me.
Okay, enough small talk. Back to the Radical Experiment. Go ahead. Roll your eyes. Whatev.
Well...Megan told me about the coolest thing ever.
Brookhills has some great resources online for people who have gone through the Radical Series. In a nutshell, David Platt (pastor of Brookhills) preached the life altering, headache inducing, bring revival in your soul series called the Radical Series. Later, their church embarked upon a 1 year journey to pray for the world, read through the Bible and live out all their new convictions about giving and loving people around them. This part of their journey is called The Radical Experiment.
From what I can gather, the church prays over a specific country every week. During that week you get informed about that country. You read through parts of the Bible together...all that jazz.
Brookhills has some cool links (especially for those of you with kids). I can't wait for our family to use these resources. Maybe I'll actually learn some geography. Jesus and map skills. Both much needed around here.
Here's how it will work...
We'll buy this book:
You can get it on Amazon or half.com
We'll use this study guide put out by Brookhills...
Go here. Scroll down to the bottom and either click on Family Worship Guide or click on Family Worship Guide Archive. To get an idea of what's available every week for you and your kids, just read the latest Family Worship Guide. But...we are going to start from the beginning, so we'll be using the archive.
The family worship guide for the week will give you scriptures to use every day with your kids, a verse to memorize for the week, and the teachings for the week will correspond with pages out of the Window on the World Book. Window on the World will teach our families about different countries and the prayer needs for each country. Wow!
I love how Brookhills serves their families this way (and all of us!) They have basically done the planning and leg work for us. We just grab the book, grab the family worship guide and dig in. What a great resource!
For those of you who are not sure what Family Worship is (or how to get started) Brookhills has put together one of the best packets for explaining Family Worship and helping families get going. This is like Family Worship for Dummies. Except we won't be dummies. We'll know where Pakistan is.
You can check that out here. It's called A Simple Guide to Family Worship.
Second thing I'm loving right now...
The Story of Stuff. Check it out. If you're on this journey with us to figure out where our stuff comes from and how to honor God by caring for the people who make the products we buy, The Story of Stuff does a great job giving an overview of some of these issues. Thanks for sending this to me, Aubry!
I'm not sure if I love the content of this video, or just love Annie's hand movements. I'm a sucker for good hand gestures. They hypnotize me.
And last but not least...
Speaking of caring for the earth. I will be making far less trash every month because of this great invention:
The Diva Cup.
I'll also be grossing myself out every month, but it's for the earth...so I'll take one for the planet.
I won't go into great detail, but I'm outing myself.
I have one.
I use it.
I love it.
Yep. It's happened.
I've gone granola.
David Platt. Family Worship. Story of Stuff. Diva Cup.
Only here, folks. Only here.
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