Sheesh–some days you can hardly think of what to post, and other days there’s just too much! For example, we find it quite interesting to know what a Bachelour of Journalism student has to do for his end-of-term (instead of exams). First of all, journalism students don’t get a lot of homework; instead they get an assignment in the morning and have to have it done by the end of the day. For the first two years, they are trying out the different forms of journalism. This last term has been filming/broadcasting, for Our Student. He seems to hate filming; but up to now it’s been One Story each time, that the teams have worked on. For these last three weeks, it’s a half-hour show, and they get to switch-around jobs each week.
This week, The Student is the Assignment Editor. He has to research 16 articles, just for one half hour! Some of them will be one-liners, and some probably won’t make it… but he’s the one who has to find the stories and do the research, make sure permissions (for shooting, doing interviews) are in place, etc. But he doesn’t have to do any of the actual writing. Next week he does get to do the writing, being the Copywriter in the morning; then in the afternoon he’ll be the Anchor (co-host, etc.). The final week he’ll be the Producer, making sure everything meshes, assigning people who get their morning jobs done and need something to do, etc. We’re not quite sure which job he prefers… maybe he won’t even know himself, until this is all done!
Completely unrelated, The Mom had her thoughts pop into the morning readings, again. She was thinking about The Marriage Course, which they are leading again this Spring (with "experience", this time!) The two couples taking it seem to be really enjoying the course. This morning she read an interesting translation of Matthew 19:11-12, where Jesus has been saying that Moses allowed them to divorce, but it’s not usually God’s will, and then He goes on to say something else about marriage. Most people think it infers that you have to have a certain strength to stay single, but Peterson translates it differently, which is really QUITE as true:
"But Jesus said, ‘Not everyone is mature enough to live a married life. It requires a certain aptitude and grace. Marriage isn’t for everyone. Some, from birth seemingly, never give marriage a thought. Others never get asked—or accepted. And some decide not to get married for kingdom reasons. But i"f you’re capable of growing into the largeness of marriage, do it.‘"(Matt. 19:11-12)
CHORUS (They used to sometimes say: "Look at the person beside you as you sing this"):
"I love you in the Love of the Lord,
Yes I love you in the Love of the Lord.
I can see in you, the glory of the King,
And I love you in the Love of the Lord."
Walk to Rivendell: We’re thankful for completely different ways of seeing things!