I'll start with the bad news. I was folding laundry today in the living room (that's not the bad part yet). When the laundry basket was just about empty I became aware of a noise. After a moment I decided it was the dryer running. I paused for a moment, puzzled, because I couldn't recall having washed a load that needed drying. Furthermore, I was the only adult home. Another moment passed as I mentally replayed the unloading of the dryer ... the emptying of the lint screen ... the closing of the door ... and (ack!) starting the (empty) dryer. I jumped up to turn it off. Now that's scary. Am I losing my mind?
But here's the good news. Later this afternoon I was in the kitchen making dinner (no, that's not the good news). Suddenly I heard a noise. I decided it was the the vacuum cleaner. I paused for a moment, puzzled, because I was the only adult home. Then it hit me. Eliana is doing her chores, and I didn't even ask her to!!! Now that's encouraging. It means that by the time I've completely lost my mind my children will be able to take care of me!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
good news and bad news
Dr. Carmen Imes is the Associate Professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta, and serves the broader church through teaching, speaking, and writing. She earned a PhD in Biblical Theology (Old Testament) from Wheaton College under Dr. Daniel Block, an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte), and a BA in Bible and Theology from Multnomah University. She and her husband, Danny, served as missionaries with SIM 15 years. They have three children: Ana, Emma, and Easton.