I wonder if an octopus even knows there is a way to live with less arms going in all directions at once. If we cut off 6 of its arms could it be content with 2? With computers, cell phones, Facebook, Instagram, etc, the current generation is trained to multi-task as a normal way of life. One blessing is that those of us in the past who had a bent toward multi-tasking as a ‘disorder’ are now normal! One disadvantage is that if youth are cut off from their technology they find it hard to function. A student was lamenting her data load was not working so she spent the weekend in her room trying to figure out what to do with herself.
Life continues complex but very rewarding. God added a 14 year old girl, Angelie, to our home. She is doing SOOO well after learning that disobedience has its consequences. I bought her an ice cream cone so she knew she is loved, and put her blanket on the patio table outside so she knew I could not allow her to sleep inside unless I could trust her. We have given her a ‘no cellphone and no computer’ rule for now and she is becoming a smiling, happy girl - relating to our home and all its people instead of off by herself in a make-believe world of make-believe love.
This weekend was the BFD church 18th anniversary. In the past, the belief was that we had to have pancit bihon – a form of noodle that spoils within a few hours of being cooked. After many years of serving spoiled pancit at noon, BFD decided pancit bam-i would be wiser. Made of sotanghon noodles and canton noodles, it lasts all day. Each family brought something. Jade (the name for our home) had a ‘chop over’ and cooked 14 pounds of pancit bam-i. A chop-over is like a sleep-over except it is cutting veggies and meat instead of sleeping :-} Steve continues to bless the activity at home while carrying a full teaching load at Faith.
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