Last Tuesday, all of my plans and goals were interrupted in a rather unwelcome way. Like in a slap stick comedy, I was on one end of a bench leaning out over the end and one of our boys was on the other. He stood up. Within a very short time, I went from landing on my head and the back of my neck to strapped on a board in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital! Praise the Lord! Nothing was broken, and there was no internal bleeding. I just jolted my brain. With a couple of weeks of rest, I should be back to normal. So why would I tell you this story? Because I believe that the Lord interrupts my life to show me things. Over the past week, He has shown me many things. The one that I want to share with you is the “one anothers”. Rudy, in his welcome blog, talked about the importance of relationships. This last week, we lived out the reality of relationships! It is so easy in the busyness of home educating to turn your focus inward on your own family, to get caught up in school work and house work. Sometimes it takes a crisis… a God-ordained interruption… to remind us that we need others. And they need us! Our family needed the love and encouragement that we received from our homeschool family across the state. We can feel the prayers that keep us lifted […]
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In December PCC LEAH’s Lego Lambs competed in the Regional tournament for FIRST Lego League and we won the 1st Place Champions trophy. The FIRST organization has a secondary competition called the Global Innovation Award (GIA) for teams that think their project might be worthy of patenting and developing. Our team already went so far as to get a provisional patent on our idea. As part of this GIA we posted our idea on the FIRST website and starting today until March 1 anyone can visit the website and vote for any idea they think is worthy. Then they take the top 10 vote getters along with 10 that some experts pick to determine the finalists. Eventually a panel of judges pick the top 3 finalists and they will receive $5,000 to $20,000 to further develop their idea. If you would like to check out our idea you can go to http://fllinnovation.firstlegoleague.org/dia-scanner and see our submission. If you think our idea is worthy of your vote please vote on the site (as many times as you like). You can even check out other cool ideas that other teams have submitted. I will let you know how we end up doing. Thanks. Chris Pragle and the Lego Lambs