Tonight was Cookie Baking Night. In attendance this evening: Emily, Carissa, Alli, and Rylar. Since we have more members in our immediate household than we used to, we've added more birthday choice nights. Tonight was Clara's (my mom's) birthday choice (she'll be celebrating 70 years in just a few days). For supper she chose a dish my Scottish (paternal) grandmother used to make frequently. We always called it potatoes, hamburger, and beans, for lack of a better name. It is boiled potatoes, browned hamburger with bullion added, and pork and beans. Each element is put in its own dish on the table but layered on one's plate and sprinkled with Worcestershire sauce. For her cookie, she chose the Molasses Crinkle. (Sorry, I'm working on my skill of taking pictures of everyone in attendance, especially the birthday people, but I haven't perfected it yet. It's a work in progress).
For tonight, for our Bible time, we returned to the book God's Names by Sally Michael. We spent a long time talking about what it means to have a name and what our name says about us (including our given names and nicknames). We learned that the Bible has more than 200 names for God, and if we count all the names, titles, and nicknames of God, there are over 700 names. God's names tell us about Him. The name we learned about tonight is Elohim, which means Strong Creator. It's fitting that the first name we learned tells us that God created the world, and the first verse in the Bible tells us the same thing: Genesis 1:1 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." We're looking forward to learning who God is through learning His names.
Hmm. I made the mistake of leaving my phone on the table for a few seconds, and the teen and tween went selfie crazy. Lesson learned.
Clearly, as usual, a fun time was had by all.