Monday, 14 March 2016

Play Is Research


I just could not grasp my graduate level research statistical course. 

Hired a tutor, that did not work.

Read all the Dummy books on the topic I could get my hands on, that did not work!

Attended small group learning labs, that did not work!

Feeling all was lost I wrote to the professor with my intent to withdraw, and his response came out of left field. 

Stop trying to learn it, staring playing with it you will find your way.

  He included with this advice some YouTube site that did exactly that with the end result was I aced the course.

Learning is a serious business and so is playing, Lucas above is learning about texture, space, permanency, what tastes good and what does not, Emily about wind direction, elasticity of soap and water, how to keep a baby happy and they are both were learning so much more that we can see on the surface.

Be mindful both with yourself and with the children in your life that play is more than just fooling around, and that we need to play with difficult learning topic to understand them fully.
Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls 

Sunday, 13 March 2016

The Lord Has Done Great Things.

The Lord has done great things, the Lord has prepared a way for all humanity to be redeemed, to know unconditional love offered without earning it, or knowing the reason it is being offered.  Love that we cannot earn or be worthy of in-and-of ourselves.

 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?  I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19

The way is Love made known to us through the life of Jesus Christ.  A Love that transcends all of our human propensity to: do it on our own, to want to be self-sufficient, to accumulate things, to compare ourselves to others, to be self centred, to compete, to be self critical, to despair and to believe we are unworthy.

So I consider everything that I have, that I have accomplished, that I have done as nothing compared to the great things that my Lord is doing every moment of every day for all humanity – unconditionally loving his creation.

We are not a disappointment.

We are not an embarrassment.

We are not a frustration.

We are loved beyond and limit we can understand.

We are loved for who we are.

The Lord is doing great things!

Grandma Snyder

©2013-2016 twosnydergirls

Sunset at the beach reflected

Four images of how the sunset is reflected in the waves Grandma Snyder ©twosnydergirls