Sunday, January 10, 2010

Taco Soup, Purpose Driven Life and Acts of Kindness

Okay, first, did anyone watch the short Who Dunnit video I posted yesterday? Were you all expecting it to ask you to figure out who did it? I was. And I only saw about five of the changes and really, I thought I was just going goofy. I'd make a terrible detective although I do enjoy watching Murder She Wrote on DVD and have recently discovered Diagnosis Murder on DVD. I hadn't watched that one before.

Yesterday I browned ground beef and then early this morning I put the ground beef, tomato juice, tomato sauce, kidney beans, black beans,corn and taco seasoning in the crock pot and let it simmer until lunch. We ate it with shredded cheese, tostidoes and sour cream.

We read Purpose Driven Life chpater 38 and had ice cream. Hmmm. I wonder how much weight I've gained from our Purpose Driven times? We have two chapters to go and then take a mommy-written final. Those passing will go to Chilis for lunch. No one has to take it. And if they don't want to take it but still want to go, they can just pay for their own lunch.

I'm proud of my kids for their acts of kindness. Jasmine sings to certain people at church which brings a smile to their faces. Jessica, along with her Sunday School class, collected several black trash bags full of coats for coats for kids right before Christmas. Both Tyler and Jessica went to one of the less fortunate public schools with their Explorers group. They were each paired with a first grader. They asked the child what they wanted for Christmas then bought him/her a gift. Ty and Jessi both invested a chunk of their own money to buy the gifts.

Tyler rides home from church in a van with some others. One man is in his late 50's and is paralyzed and living in a nursing home. He hasn't been to church in a few weeks due to the weather. This week Tyler went to Walmart and bought a chicken for the man and took it to the nursing home and visited with him. Tyler was getting ready to ride his bike to the store and the nursing home which is many miles but, like everywhere else, we have had pretty cold weather this week so I took Tyler and then picked him back up.

I love it when the kids show their compassion both verbally and also with acts of kindness.


One Crowded House said...

I love taco soup... we just had some this week.

Thanks for sharing about the sweet things your kids are doing for others... I love hearing stuff like that!

Hevel said...

Taco soup is a fave.. haven't made it for a few years, though.

Your kids must be learning compassion from some great examples.

Have you ever got to see the shows Midsommer Murders or Foyle's war? They were on Hallmark in Hungary, great shows.

Kathy C. said...

No, I haven't seen those shows. I tend to watch DVDs and not know what's on television.