storm coming in over the valley-- Québec, Québec Nikon D90
A Knock: I’d like to knock modernity, if I may, just for a second. Just to be clear, I’m mighty happy with advances in technology and how they have made life easier. I’m not knocking that, but this week I discovered, much to my dismay, that my 13-year old has never been taught in school how to address an envelope. As a family, we write plenty of thank-you notes and cards to family and friends, but Mark or I address the envelopes afterwards. This week, Sam wrote a little note to a couple in our church who did something very kind and generous for him. I asked him to address the letter so we could take it to the post office, and it was then that I realized this terrible fact. He did not have a clue. And after my rapid-fire questions led me to the understanding that this is not taught in Language Arts class anymore, I was overcome by what this means. Is this method of connecting with people dying, or perhaps, already dead? Will Facebook and Twitter and email and blogs completely replace old-fashioned letter-writing. Will there one day be no postal service? I know I sound like an old fuddy-duddy, but I think ink on paper is pretty special.
A boost: I’d like to boost Street Level Québec and the conference they put on this weekend in Montréal. The theme was “Who Is My Neighbor”. I was able to go with a couple friends and was encouraged and broken and inspired. I thank God for the way Christians in Québec are loving the poor and the fighting for justice in Jesus’ name.
A New Experience: Mark had a new experience this week when he went to a basketball referee training class. It was a three-night class (he missed one night because of a previous commitment). Now he can just take a test and then be available to ref at various schools. We are excited for him.
Happy Monday! Leaves-- Québec, Québec Nikon D90