Saturday, 14 September 2019

Colour wheel

Here's a colour wheel I made, for finding complementary colours.

Cmyk, and all steps are mathematically accurate (except that you can't have 0.5 of a colour, so I had to do some rounding!)

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Wee, sleekit, cowrin, tim'rous beastie

Look what I met in town!

He was very small and round - I think he may be a wood mouse.
He was sitting on the pavement so I nudged him over to somewhere safer.
He even let me stroke him!

Monday, 9 September 2019

Nicodemus illustrations

Just finished these today. There was extra space, so I was able to add some icons to represent Jesus' metaphors in both this lesson and the next. Hopefully this will help! (The sun & moon were an extra because I'd still not filled my space.)

How to grill pizza

I learned this from one of my flatmates at uni, who learned it from her mum.

How to cook pizza without heating up the oven.
  • You will need a frozen pizza. If it didn't come frozen, you will need to freeze it. (I have only ever tried it on small ones - I don't know if it would work with big ones).
  • Remove the grill pan from under the grill, and heat the grill to hot.
  • Dampen the bottom of the pizza (I just stick it under the tap) and place it on the grill pan upside down.
  • Grill base until brown. (Because the pizza was frozen and the pan was cold, the cheese & tomato should still be stuck on, and not have melted).
  • Turn the grill down to medium.
  • Turn pizza right side up, and place on grid of grill pan.
  • Optional - add more toppings. Here I added more cheese, and herbs.
  • Grill until cheese is nice and melted and beginning to brown.
  • Eat!

Every Moment Belongs

Just happened to listen to this on Saturday night. Doesn't it fit well with what I wrote in the previous post?

Friday, 6 September 2019

In the desert

I'm doing the story of Moses' escape to Midian on Sunday. Just remembered this thing I wrote for someone online, who felt he'd wasted a year by being distracted by side projects that lead nowhere.

Just thinking about Moses. His mistaken idea of what he was supposed to be doing lead to him kicking his heels in the desert for 40 years.

But that time wasn't wasted at all (though I'm sure to him it felt like it - he didn't know how the story ends). He learned to live in the desert, he got a wife and kids and useful contacts for the journey ahead (father-in-law and brother-in-law), and he gained maturity and patience.

I guess sometimes when it seems like we've been on the wrong track that doesn't mean it might not be the best thing for us. Both professionally (learning what not to do) but also personally.

If we always made the right decisions and everything went smoothly it would be nice, but also probably detrimental to us. We'd get to rely on ourselves too much, and also get too comfortable here.
But the fact that everything doesn't go right, and we discover how incompetent we are makes us look beyond ourselves to our future hope when things will be perfect (but not because of us).

"Perseverance produces character, and character hope, and hope does not disappoint us"

Sunday, 25 August 2019

Baby Moses craft

Haven't posted so many Sunday School crafts recently - partly because we don't do so many in the older class, and sometimes I don't get round to it.

But I like this one we did today.

I believe it was a last-minute idea. Very effective!

Jumbo lolly sticks cut in half (you can use scissors), crepe paper streamers (we attached them with a mixture of pritt stick and sellotape), foil mini pie dishes. Some of us drew a happy face on one side and a crying face on the other. Also a tin from the kitchen and the plants from the book cases.

The kids started off carefully floating them - by the end, some were deliberately trying to drown him 😂