Running out

It  really bothers me when I don’t have time during the week to write.  Now that I can no longer post entries from work, I have to wait until I get home.  What did I do when I got home today?  I prepared a seminary lesson.  I went running.  I came home and stretched like a good doobie.  Then I touched upon the seminary lesson some more.  I really like the Old Testament.  I wish I would have learned it  as a teenager the way I’m learning it now.  It’s a completely different experience now.  Last week, we learned about the priests, Korah, Dathan and Abiram, who wanted to overthrow Moses.  These three led a following of 250 in a rebellion against Moses.  Well, turns out the ground opened and swallowed these people.  Then those who weren’t swallowed accused Moses of killing their leaders.  Then, the Lord acted again and sent a plague that killed 14,700 people.  How did I present this story?  How, you ask?  I used a Mad Lib type of activity.  Here, you can play, too.  Just supply the type of word that’s required, then put the words in the blanks of the story I’ll put behind a cut.

pl n.
pl n.
v. past tense
v.
n.
adj.
n.
a number
v.
v pt.
v pt.
v pt.
v pt.
n.
a number

Korah, Dathan,  and Abiram were _______  who also wanted to be _______.  They approached Moses about this calling. They wanted to overthrow him.  These three men and their followers ______ against Moses.  They accused Moses of leading them into the wilderness to _______ them and to make himself a _______.  Moses was very _______. He told Korah to put _______ in his censer, as well as the _______ of Korah’s followers.  They stood at the door of the tabernacle.  The Lord told Moses and Aaron to _______ from the congregation so he could consume them.  Moses spoke to the people about a sign showing he was called of God.  When Moses finished speaking, the ground _______ beneath them and ______ them up.  The next day the Israelites _______ against Moses, saying “Ye have _______ the people of the Lord.” The Lord then sent a ______ among the people, and ______ died.

So we filled in the blanks the first time without any hints, then we read the account in the Bible (Numbers 16), then we went back to the Mad Lib, filling in the blanks properly.  It was a fun lesson.  Plus we touched upon some personal application regarding separating ourselves from those who choose to criticize church leaders.  Unless, of course we want to be swallowed up.  How can we be “swallowed up,” I asked?  Apostasy was the main answer the class gave.  Anyway.  

Today’s run was 50 minutes.  39 degrees, I wore two fewer layers of clothing than last Thursday.  It was much more comfortable.  The stretching felt great; I followed it up with 4 minutes’ worth of crunches.  And now?  I’m wide awake.  I have a feeling, though, the sleep that waits for me is going to be pretty deep.  I can’t wait.  

More prepping.  We’re saying goodbye to Moses in the morning.   

I have this thing brooding in my head about a certain song that’ll probably have to wait until tomorrow.