The program is set up so that students can work on their own. They can watch videos, read the lessons, and conduct experiments. Many of the experiments have a “how-to” video, so you’re not just looking at a picture trying to figure out how you’re supposed to get your stuff to look like that.
Every spring a bird builds a nest in this pitcher. No, I have no clue how a Tupperware pitcher ended up sitting on the carport shelf. Probably had something to do with a man who has no concept of how much things cost. I couldn’t get close enough to see if there are eggs, but nothing has hatched, because we can hear them after they’ve hatched.
I told B I needed food and said he’d fix me a sandwich. Then I remembered that he can’t reach my peanut butter (I have separate peanut butter so it doesn’t get gluteny bread crumbs in it).
Me: Thank you, though. You’re very sweet.
B: Yes, I am, aren’t I?
B: Do poptarts have gluten?
B: I thought so, because they taste good.
Me: yeah, that’s pretty much the criteria.
I was putting sprinkles in B’s ice cream.
B: Mama, “sprinkles” reminds me of “springles”.
Me: What are springles?
B: You know, the chips.
Me: Those are Pringles, baby.
B: I know what milageses [mirages] are, but what is a salutionation?
Lovely conversation before I even had my eyes open this morning:
B: I’ll always love everybody in this family, even when they’re dead.
Me: I think you have a while before you have to worry about that.
B: well, Daddy’s almost there. He’s 51.
Sad, yet amusing.
J asked why I moved a set of cups to a different cabinet.
“I didn’t. Daddy did. I guess they didn’t fit over there.”
“Why did he move them? They fat there just fine.”
“What what? Sit and sat so fit and fat.”
“This book is my Midrash.”
With these words, Father Jim draws us into his life story full of laughter, tears, and service. Among Friends is a compilation of short stories and insightful lessons experienced on his many travels as a clergyman and motivational speaker. Whether recounting his sobering flying experiences, meeting the Pope, his encounter with the “Weed Man” or telling us about his “lead foot,” Father Jim teaches us lessons through powerful storytelling. As he takes us along on his journey from getting kicked out of seminary to hosting celebrities, such as Dolly Parton, Harry Connick Jr., Martin Short, Bill Cosby, and former First Lady Laura Bush, at his small Kentucky parish, Father Jim shines a light into the corners of the human heart to expose our need for God and the love He alone can give us. You will laugh, cry, and be taken back by his honesty. In all, Father Jim shows us what it means to love God, love others, and live life Among Friends.
Father Jim W. Sichko is a priest of the Diocese of Lexington, KY. He was ordained to the Ministerial Priesthood of Jesus Christ on May 23, 1998. He travels throughout the U.S. giving missions, retreats, and days of recollection. Known for his storytelling, Father Jim weaves everyday life experiences with the rooted messages which lie within the Gospel. He is booked for speaking engagements through 2015. Each engagement lasts a minimum of three days and averages 3,000 people per night. Father Jim completed his undergraduate work at New England Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance and received a Master of Divinity degree from Sacred Heart School of Theology.
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