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May 18, 2004

A Bushel and a Peck and a Hug Around the Neck

"How much is a gallon?" J7 asked me as I cleaned the kitchen this afternoon.

"Remember those big milk containers we used to buy in the States?"

Blank stare.

"Well, that was a gallon."

Blank stare.

I held up my hands. "Oh, a gallon is about this much."


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:-) Nathaniel just looked over my shoulder and pointed out your post title. My grandmother said that to me every time I saw her over the years.

Off topic - Have you ever come across a collection of Reformed Presbyterian family devotions ONLINE? (short readings or Bible verse schedules or outlines - something organized for families) Any links? I would especially like something on the "Fruits of the Spirit". We have a few books - but I would like the readings to be SHORT. :-)

Posted by: Carol at May 18, 2004 06:25 PM

Hmmm. . . I don't recall finding exactly what you're looking for, but the first place I'd start looking is Monergism.Com. They have studies, essays, and sermons organized by topic. There is a section both on Family Worship and on the Fruit of the Spirit. It's a good clearinghouse and most of what I've found there is from a solidly Reformed perspective, however I've also found a handful of links there that I disagreed with.

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 18, 2004 06:42 PM

Thanks. Lots of good stuff there - not exactly what I'm looking for - I guess I want it very simple and basic for all ages. I know what you mean about questionable links - I found those with two clicks. ;-)

Posted by: Carol at May 18, 2004 11:03 PM

For "short" and Reformed, one option is choosing a few hymns to sing (either child's choice or one the family is working on learning), review questions from the Children's Catechism, and pray. Also, I really like the Vos Children's Bible and Kenneth Taylor's "Big Thoughts for Little People." (Though, when we've used that, we've skipped the questions and read the Bible verse and alphabet poem and looked for ladybugs.) Or, read aloud Little Pilgrim's Progress. (While not the Bible, it does provide lots of fodder for spiritual conversations, and God has always used it in *my* life.)

Just some ideas--not quite organized and laid out, but they are things we've enjoyed and learned from.

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 19, 2004 04:52 PM

Thanks again. :-) And we HAVE (and use) those books!

Posted by: Carol at May 19, 2004 05:01 PM

Wouldn't "a little less than four liters" work?

Posted by: pentamom at May 19, 2004 07:19 PM


Thanks, pentamom. I'm okay converting lbs/kilograms and miles/kilometers. But honestly, I don't really have a good grasp on the other metric/standard ratios.

Just under four liters. . . I'll have to tell him.

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 20, 2004 06:06 AM

Duchess, a quart is .95 liters, so they're very close. Just remember that a quart is "a little less" than a liter. That's actually a LOT easier than miles/km or lbs/kg. :-)

Posted by: pentamom at May 20, 2004 07:44 PM

Our Canadian answer to that is always, "What's that in Celsius?" LOL

Posted by: Carol at May 21, 2004 03:33 PM

Ahhh. Good tip, pentamom!

Carol--I have a bit of a grasp on Celcius/Farenheit but my metric thinking is still murky. Metric makes SO much more sense than "English" standard. But I nearly cried with Great Britain officially switched to metric. The traditionalist in me, you know.

The dollars/grivnia conversion is pretty simple--roughly $1 to 5 uah. But I find myself converting US dollars into UA grivnia these days to decide whether I like the price!

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 21, 2004 07:52 PM

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