Friday, October 26, 2007

Father-Daughter time

Last night I stayed up until 3:00 AM working because I had promised my daughter that I would spend time with her this morning. She was excited about this, and I didn't want to disappoint her.

I asked her what she wanted to do, and surprise, surprise, she wanted to go to Barnes and Noble and read books and drink hot chocolate. So we did this. We also purchased a new illustrated family Bible. All of the stories in the book are basically fthe ull bibical text, and--forgive me for a proud moment as a father--Gina not only can read this as a first grader, but wants to do so. Her reading ability and comprehension has really excelled in the last couple of months, and she can read this text now on her own with very few mistakes. I'm truly impressed.

Well, I'm off to Ankeny, Iowa, to give a missional church seminar. I'm looking forward to meeting and spending time with the good people there, dreaming of how to reach out to the world and be God's people.