WifeGeeding’s grandmother is 99-years-old and lives in a mental care facility because of severe dementia. Earlier this week, WifeGeeding’s father awoke to a phone call at 1:00 AM to alert him that his mother somehow wandered away from the facility (to leave the hallway and gain access to the lobby and outdoors a code has to be used to unlock the door), fell down, broke her nose, and received stitches.
While in the restroom at Chick-fil-A last night, I saw a man finish his business and instead of washing his hands, used the automatic hand-sanitizer dispenser four straight times.
DaughterGeeding’s school pictures proofs arrived yesterday. I’m surprised there isn’t an easy digital option to choose, instead, we still have to order physical photos. However, there is an optional $15 fee for “facial retouching”.
DaughterGeeding’s homework the other night included the problem 17+5 which I thought was a bit advanced for a kindergarten class. She also had a spelling test this week with the hardest word being “want”.
Somewhere out there I’m sure a dentist and proctologist are married and joke about have both ends covered.
Speaking of church and Starbucks, I know of many churches that operate a coffee shop inside their building. The cynic in me automatically thinks of John 2:13-25 where Jesus angrily clears the temple courts as people were exchanging money and make commerce on a place meant for worship and reverence.
Steven Furtick is the pastor of the Southern Baptist affiliated megachurch Elevation Church in Charollet, North Carolina. As a former recovering Baptist, I thought I had a good understanding of how church finances worked, but according to this article, financial matters, including his salary, are decided by a board of out-of-town pastors instead of locals active in the church. The article also states this regarding why his salary isn’t made available to church members or the public – “Elevation Church Pastor Steven Furtick said revealing how much money he makes and how much of it he gives away would be unfair to his family and would violate Jesus’ call to be discreet about donations.”
This stat from the CBS Evening News caught my attention since this was about the amount of debt I left college with – According to a new study, the average student loan debt of $35,000 can cost graduates nearly $700,000 in lost retirement savings over a 50-year period.