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The Power of Zero

A great blog post from my friend Rusty Goodwin:

The Power of Zero

So, I’m sitting at home the other day watching a program about the origins of mathematics. I know you are thinking to yourself “How boring is this guy’s life that he watches a show like that?” but hang in there with me. It was quite interesting.

I learned that the numbers we use today originated in India. This culture was the first to invent an individual symbol to represent each of the numbers 1-9. This made commerce, measuring, counting, agriculture, everything much easier to manage. Yet while they had symbols that represented 1-9 no culture had yet invented the concept of 0 (zero).

Eventually, after time, the Indian people came to realize the power of zero, the concept of nothing. They came up with the symbol for it that we still use today, 0. Immediately, their whole mathematical system changed. It became infinitely more powerful and efficient. Other cultures and nations caught on to the concept of zero and it dr…

It's that time of year again...

J's birthday is coming up soon, and we are trying to get his party plans all in order. Now if you know me, I like to have every little detail planned out way ahead of time, but this time, I just can't seem to get my act together!

He wants a sports party with all different free throws, soccer goal, and lots more.

The question is, how many children to invite. He has a class of 26 children. Do you invite them all? I know our little house couldn't handle them all...

Guess I better get planning...I only have a couple weeks until it is here.

Thursday Happenings

Not too much going on here in Stantonland. J was supposed to have baseball tonight, but the game was rained out. I am actually kind of thankful... it is cold out, and I really didn't want to sit out there in the cold drizzle.

I spent the day working with Sarah at the TRBC costume shop. She is really doing a great job getting things cleaned up and organized over there.

We were going through a bunch of hats today that were donated to the church. There are some really great hats there...kind of made me wish that we still dressed up like that on occasion. Some of them were so well preserved in their original hat boxes. Wish I had my camera with me!

Tim is helping his friend Isaiah this weekend. Isaiah's youth group is having an all night activity Friday night. We'll see how long Tim lasts! Ha! I think he will have a great time.

Haven't figured out what J and I will do tomorrow night yet. We may just hang out at home.

Oh well! Happy Thursday!

This Morning's Bible Reading

1 Corinthians 3

1. And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.

2. I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

3. For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

4. For while one saith, I am of Paul; and another, I am of Apollos; are ye not carnal?

5. Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man?

6. I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase.

7. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

8. Now he that planteth and he that watereth are one: and every man shall receive his own reward according to his own labour.

9. For we are labourers together with God: ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building.

10. According to the grace…

Q and A session with J


These questions were all answered by J (word for word)

1. What is something mom always says to you?
I love you

2 What makes mom happy?
When I obey

3. What makes mom sad?
When I don't obey

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
When she does something silly

5. What was your mom like as a child?
She was little

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
Play with me

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
For being a good mom

11. What is your mom really good at?

12. What is your mom not very good at?

13. What does your mom do for a job?
Music office

14. What is your mom's favorite food?

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
When she does something really good and funny

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Luigi (I guess that is the Italian coming out!)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
Play basketball

18. How are you and your mom the sa…

Wonderful Wednesday

Boy, am I a slacker or what? I haven't posted in almost a month...though I am not sure why. Every time I go to post something, I just can't seem to come up with anything.

So here I am today at the urging (nagging?) of a friend. :)

This week, my son is on spring break. It has been an absolutely gorgeous week so far...70 degrees every day. Well, yesterday, I had the blessing of being a mommy at home all day long. We had such a good day. The day began with J coming into my room shouting, "Mommy! I pulled out my tooth!" I was SO glad as this tooth has been dangling in J's mouth for several weeks. (He hates when I pull them out for him). So, he proceeded to call Daddy and the grandparents. MaMa asked him what he gets for losing his tooth, so I told him that he could pick whatever he wanted to do for the day.

Well, after a little deciding over a breakfast of waffles, J decided that he wanted both of us to stay in our pajamas all day long and watch a movie. …