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Sense of Urgency?

This is a very short blog post to let my readers know that Megan's biopsy results have come back. The short of it is that her thyroid nodule is benign and that she does not have cancer! We are thanking the Lord for this wonderful answer to prayer. To those of you who prayed and shared words of encouragement, thank you so much!

If you want to read about her experience in her own words, Megan has done a blog post about it, including some cute pictures of Drew and Maddie.

I can't, of course, post without at least a bit of humor. Here's a story that I find quite amusing, dealing as I do with foreign languages and cultures.


A man was vacationing in Italy and saw that people were taking things really easy, so he asked the Italian tour guide, "You know, in Mexico people take things slowly and have a word in Spanish — mañana. It means tomorrow — it can wait till tomorrow. Do you have a word for it in Italian?"

The guide thought for a moment, and then replied, "No, I don't think we have any word with quite such a sense of urgency."


"Anger is never without reason, but seldom with a good one." — Benjamin Franklin

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In the beginning of his career Houdini escaped through a trap door on the floor. It was just a stage he was going through. Who knew he would lower himself to such levels?!

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¡Feliz Navidad!

picture of Navidad nativity scene
Can Christmas really be two weeks from today?! Tomorrow is our last day of classes for this semester. Next week is final exam week, and then vacation begins. Since I haven't done anything "Christmas-y" on my blog yet this year, here's a version of Clement Clarke Moore's beloved poem 'Twas the Night Before Christmas with a bit of Spanish lingo thrown in. And you don't even have to marque ocho para español!

Feliz Navidad

'Twas the night before Christmas and all through the casa
Not a creature was stirring, and I wondered "¿Que pasa?"
I was hanging the stockings with mucho cuidado,
In hopes that old Santa would feel obligado,
To bring all the children, both buenos y malos,
A nice batch of dulces and other regalos.
My brothers and I went to sleep in our camas,
Some in long underwear, some in piyamas.
When out in the yard there arose such a grito,
That I jumped to my feet like a frightened cabrito.
I ran to the window and looked afuera,
And who in the world do you think ¿Quien era?
St. Nick in a sleigh and a big sombrero,
Came dashing along like a little bombero.
And pulling his sleigh, instead of venados
Were eight little burros approaching volados.
I watched as they came, and this fat little hombre,
Was shouting and whistling, and calling by nombre.
"¡Ay Pancho, Ay Pepe, Ay Cuca, Ay Beto
Ay Chato, Ay Chopo, Ay Maruca y Nieto!"

Then standing up straight, with his hands on his pecho,
He flew to the top of our very own techo.
With his round little belly like a bowl of jalea,
He struggled to squeeze down our old chimenea,
Then huffing and puffing, and a little cansado,
He picked up a bag that looked so pesado.
He filled all the stockings with lovely regalos.
For none of the ninos had been very malos,
Then chuckling aloud, seeming very contento,
He turned like a flash and was gone like the viento.

And I heard him exclaim, and this is verdad,

"Merry Christmas a todos, y ¡Feliz Navidad!

I hope that brought some pleasant memories back to those of you who have studied Spanish in the past.

We teachers and our students at BJU would appreciate your prayers for us as we go through exam week. Have a great weekend!


"God doesn't need a placid environment to do His work." - Dr. Drew Conley

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Wife to husband: "This Christmas let's give each other sensible gifts like neckties and fur coats."

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