"Seek first the kingdom of God and what has His approval. Then all (the necessities of life) will be provided for you." The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 6, verse 33

Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank you for your company these past 8-1/2 months

NOTE: Your final exam is below. 


Who is This Man? Online Bible study begins on that website January 2nd.

As this year and this blog end, I want to thank those of you who took the trouble to come visit His Scribe this year, including any who have followed anonymously, with or without strong opinions you have kept to yourself, or any who have barged or tiptoed in by mistake.

Hope to meet you on the other side! 

You may be passing the time counting down to midnight, waiting for that dumb ball to fall. Or counting your blessings of the past year and committing the coming year to Him. But if you have nothing better to do, here's your final exam on the Reynolds family and the Phoenix:

Multiple choice: my dad Earle Reynolds was 1) part of a circus, 2) a scientist, 3) a playwright, 4) a championship tennis player, 5) a yacht designer, 6) captain of Everyman III, 7) a convicted felon.

Which Reynolds sibling navigated the Phoenix around the world and how old was he when the trip began?

Which sibling opted not to sail with the Phoenix (because of the peppermint pudding incident--also mentioned here-- which not one of you asked about!) and went back to the States to enter college instead?

Wikipedia has posted three articles about our family, the roving, radical Reynoldses: Earle L. Reynolds, Barbara Leonard Reynolds and Phoenix of Hiroshima. Doing the research for these articles, I learned things I didn't know about our family (like I just learned that my mother had met with President Truman!). Here's one even the navigator of the Phoenix didn't know: When we left Japan to sail around the world, we sold our "Woody" station wagon as a _____________. 

How about this: When we sailed to the USSR to protest Soviet nuclear testing, the Russian Coast Guard insisted on giving us ____________, ____________, and ___________. (You can also find this out in my recently published book, To Russia with Love.)

Which of the following family phrases do you recognize from these posts and how many can you explain? (Not all of them have been introduced on my blog yet. Maybe we'll have this part of the exam again next New Year's Eve.)

Happy New Year! And don't forget, when you mess up next year, as we all will, the Lord gives us New Days and New Hours as needed, too: "His mercies are new every morning!"

1 comment:

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Have been reading your various blogs. very intresting indeed. you deserve readers. Good luck. Also very interested in parents as authors. Any tips on how to get my 'childhood Revisited' (three quarters finished) publshed!