Reaching the LORD through prayer
Earnestly asking God to preserve you & company
Jostling, turning in sleep, waking @ 4AM to continue prayers
Openly knowing God’s reality is not mine I persevere in prayer
In Christ we are united, you are my brother, dearly loved
Continue to pray, regardless of what the mountains stats say
Incredible is the spirit of man, a Godly man knows his home
News in Sunday School, you are rescued, applause erupts
God is to be praised this Father’s Day for you are here, alive
My heart was heavy upon hearing the news of your summit and then…your need for help b/c something had gone wrong. I forwarded the notice to Drew. My prayers went up asking the Lord to preserve you, to enfold you, to guard over you, to keep your spirits alive, to keep your minds on survival, to not give up. We prayed before bed and I woke in the night knowing you all were still in some -39 below zero weather, on a summit that swallows many. I prayed, I saw the clock; 4AM; I prayed the above all over again. Getting ready for church I looked for news. I thought of the VanDeWalkers and let them know on Father’s Day what you all were facing. Praise God you are alive. We are rejoicing for you, our beloved brother!
May the LORD’s blessings be forever enfolding you, Becky and your children.
My family LOVES to read! My summer CU Denver course/project centers on “learning sight words”. I found this article about r-e-a-d-i-n-g, the ultimate goal; I’m hoping to enlighten educators and more…perhaps nationwide…on better ways to learn to read! ….this thought is from the article, “Can Reading Make You Happier” linked below…So even if you don’t agree that reading fiction makes us treat others better, it is a way of treating ourselves better. Reading has been shown to put our brains into a pleasurable trance-like state, similar to meditation, and it brings the same health benefits of deep relaxation and inner calm. Regular readers sleep better, have lower stress levels, higher self-esteem, and lower rates of depression than non-readers. “Fiction and poetry are doses, medicines,” the author Jeanette Winterson has written. “What they heal is the rupture reality makes on the imagination.”
My group for INTE 5200 and for starters, we introduced ourselves using linoit.com. Very fun!!!
new adventures, new classmates, new learning with CU Denver and professors:Len Scrogan, Laura Goldin, and Joy Vigil.
Our task…WE are the LEAGUE of DESIGN, each with our own superhero capabilities. Will you master your own powers? Will you help us defeat the vile villain, the nefarious Dr. Cosmic Boredom? We think so. Join our ranks.
My Super Hero at the following website: https://www.heroized.com/
I thrive with creativity and adventurous learning. I think of it as 3D vs. 2D and that Makes All the Difference for me!
This began by me typing ‘short digital stories that matter’ and I found the following. I did not explore this site fully, but I found it intriguing. I still think about kids, elementary kids. Even though the video has adults asking and telling about their desires and ideas…what’s to say the same format will not work for a younger crowd. They do have lots of passion and energy about a multitude of topics, for sure! An idea to try!! Here’s the link to my discovery: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/stories-that-matter-i-was-here#/
I choose to look at the following for this digital critique: story, content understanding, and economy.
story: I have to say that when I found this site and this introductory video, I was unclear as to what they were sharing and why. I get that our stories are important and viable to ourselves even if no one else sees or hears them.
content understanding: I hear some say that they need to ‘do something’ and others are in effect complaining about situations; there is one man at 1:36 that speaks to making changes in the world, presumably for those who have found their path.
economy: the people in the video that share their thoughts in some regards seem to be rambling; there is a song playing about “I’ve been, I’ve done..and it was more than I wanted; I live, I love, I was here” ; I’m just not sure I understand the purpose without going to the information listed around the video.
Going back to elementary students: perhaps an uplifting song playing while they tell how they’ve learned how to do something new, how they’ve helped someone, how they’ve been responsible, how they’ve been careful, etc. I would structure the video so that kids were the focal point and they would have a very clear message. I guess this gave me a synergistic idea…and that’s good. Perhaps someone else will “get this” better than I have.