In the early ministry years, people accused me of putting a spell on people. “Oh, Tony, he’s a cultist?” That wasn’t true then but now….heeeehhhehhhehhhhe!”Okay, so this isn’t a photo of mass suicide at all. This was the end result of Winterfest.
Sorry about the picture. I was rushed. They were all screaming at me because my flash was interrupting their movie viewing.
This might embarrass Matt but I never expected to ever see his feminine side. He did sort of sometimes walk like a girl but I never would have thought that he would be spending hours over the stove making cookies, grilling, frying baking… you name it.
Truthfully, he’s pretty good at this sort of stuff. I never imagined twice baked potatoes, caprese salad, grilled pork chops, broccoli. He even made broccoli taste pretty durn good.
Once, when he was seven I simply asked him to put some water on for coffee. I thought he knew what I meant. He seemed to have done what I told him. He went to the kitchen, came back to the livingroom and plopped down on the couch. In a while I said, “Did you put the water on?” He said, “Yep.” I could hear something in the kitchen. ‘Is that water running?,” I asked. He said, “Yep, you told me to put the water on for coffee.” Matt always had trouble connecting the dots. This indicates a big improvement, not only in culinary skills but also in logic.
This being a traveling Bible teacher is just terrible… what a hard life!
There are just a few perks (go eat your heart out) with my job. Sure, I’m out of my bed and I don’t have my stuff but I do get a paid trip to Minneapolis several times a year where I can keep up with these two and other grandchildren (more about them later). It seems to me that we have a pretty good gene pool outcome here. In this case we have Matt and Noemi’s kids.
Now, let’s see, how good a guesser are you? Which picture did Noemi, my photographic genius daughter-in-law take and which did I?
You can see her smashing work by following this link…
I manage to pick-up about three gigs a year here at the college where I spent almost ten years. I am teaching Acts but will come back in a month for Corinthians and then in the summer I do two weeks on Apologetics for Evangelism.
There are 28 chapters in Acts. I have been given 24 hours to get through the entire thing and also provide two in class tests. Let me tell you how well I am doing at this. It is Wednesday, I have completed nine hours of my alotted twenty-four and we have just finished chapter 3.
I like these kids (a few adults are sprinkled in among them) and consider it a pleasure to be their instructor for a short time.