Friday, May 27, 2011

the work of our hands

Today we are celebrating 
because one more school year is now complete;
summer vacation has begun!

Below is a window into a few of the things 
that have occupied our hands 
during those months of school...

hours of flute practice
"Mr. Beveridge's WHAT!?!?"

"What else do trains carry?!?"

authoring One Year Adventure Novels
"A small voice whispered warningly in my head, but I pushed it away. A quest would be too dangerous."

Biology diagrams
"...the sessile, tubular form of a cnidarian..."

Whatever your hand finds to do, 
do it with your might,
Ecclesiastes 9:10

small scale architecture
"do you know where we can buy any more toothpicks, Mom?"

spelling tests
"i before e except after c..."

"I'm going outside to find some rocks..."

model airplanes
"spray the wings with misting of rubbing alcohol to make the tissue taut..."
even more hours of reading
"don't read it all in one day..."

Let the favor of the Lord 
our God be upon us; 
And confirm for us 
the work of our hands; 
Yes, confirm the work of our hands.  
Psalm 90:17

the art of scherenschnitte
"schnerinsnity?  scherensnit?  how do you say that again?"

"no, it's NOT a football..."

"did you know that Africa has fewer people with internet connections than those in the city of New York?"

I have held many things in my hands, 
and I have lost them all; 
but whatever I have placed in God's hands, 
that I still possess.
Martin Luther

piano practice
"no, 'chopsticks' doesn't qualify as practice time..."

fine scale modeling
"has anyone seen my x-acto knife?"

"Elise is in the kitchen again"

History...WWII Hurricane
"I copied the photo I found on Wikipedia..."

more piano practice...combined with flute; 
"no! not The Entertainer!  leave that one for the finale!"

experimentation with various crafting techniques 
"you want old t-shirts for what?!?"

"turn off the doorbell, wash the gecko droppings off the counter, and pull out your ingredients!"

engineering (a working mechanical lock)
"'s really very simple; the pistons are activated by the insertion of the key, causing the entire mechanism..."

"...can i take him home, Dad?"

Take my life and let it be
Consecrated, Lord, to Thee
Take my moments and my days,
Let them flow in endless praise.

Take my hands  
and let them move
At the impulse of Thy love...

Frances R. Havergal

Yes, confirm the work of our hands.  
Psalm 90:17


Carl G. said...

You guys aren't letting school get in your way of an education - great pictures!

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