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Subj: Youth Homeschooler's Epistle # 1 Part 1 (and 2)
Date: 3/6/99 1:49:13 PM Eastern Standard Time

Very first Issue of
*Youth Homeschooler's Epistle*

Question of the Week:
Since most of us homeschoolers are computer freaks here is an appropriate
question. Please respond to the question and send responses to: grace911@eudoramail.com
What are your thoughts on Y2K?


Scripture of the Month:

Jesus speaks to the Samaritan woman:
" Jesus replied,'" If only you knew of the gift God has for you and who I am, you would ask me, and I would give you living water."' '" But sir, you don't have a rope or a bucket,'" she said,'"and this is a very deep well. Where would you get this living water? And besides, are you greater than our ancestor Jacob who gave us this
well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his cattle enjoyed?"'
Jesus replied,"' People soon became thirsty again after drinking this water. But the water I give them takes away thirst altogether. It becomes a perpetual spring within them, giving them eternal life."'
John 4:10-13

I really like this description of God's gift to man.
We were thirsty and he took that thirst away.
By giving us eternal life.


Profile

Since this is the first month I guess I'll explain what this section is. Every week we will have a profile from a different person. I'll let each person know when I need your profile. This is a fun way to learn about the other people and what their typical school day is like. If you don't want to give a profile that's fine.

Profile of: Joy Meadows

A typical day in school. Hmm. Ok, well I guess a typical day starts about 12:00 am because I tend to stay up late. Anyhow, let's say I finally hit the sack and then get up late, about 7:20. So school would start late too, about 8:20. I usually check my e-mail about 9. Do school stuff, which means I do the assignments for each day, work ahead some, fall behind some. Let's see, right now I'm taking algebra 2, biology, world literature, history (somehow, I'm taking Julie's 12th grade history course, and she can't stand it =), Spanish, grammar, speech, economics, health, and some other book that I can't really say where it fits, also art and music and I finished Bible already. Anyhow, I stop school about maybe 4 or 5 pm and usually get online about 6 or 7. And stay there for a long time...

So that's the schedule part.

Name: Joy Meadows. I also respond to Jo, Joe, Jody, Joey, Joan, JS, Jess, Meadows, Bat, Got2BTru16, and almost anything else I'm called.

Age
: 16

I've been homeschooled for about...9 or 10 years.

Siblings:
Julie, my older sister. She's 19. So if I keep referring to some girl named "Julie" you now know exactly who I'm talking about.

Homeschooling comments. Well, what I like about homeschooling is the flexibility. You can make your own hours and work around different schedules. And the people in grace, too...and I guess I like working on my own. Yeah -- that's really good to remember when you're trying to teach yourself a new algebra concept. lol

Oh boy, I actually get to say what I don't like about homeschooling!! Well, I sometimes think there should be a wall of separation between home and school. At lest a space. But there usually isn't, since it's "homeschool." See what I mean, it's all run together. Because when it's so close together like this...you can't get away from school or home, it follows you around, ya know? So you'd better stay on good terms with your mom... =)

Hobbies: Being online, obviously. Reading. Writing, some. Listening to the radio, if that counts. Singing along to the radio. Talking to people...or, listening to people. However it works out... Also driving.

Interests: law, public speaking, education, people...

What you want to be when you grown up: IF I ever grow up. I can remain immature for a long, long time, you know. Well, there're a lot of dreams that I have but realistically most of 'em just aren't gonna work out. I guess I'd like to be a lawyer, or failing that -- I mean failing law school =) -- I'd like to be a cop. But also I just want to be a mom. Don't know how that's gonna work out... I guess I'll find out when I get there...

For "ramblings", I think this already is rambling enough, so I'm outta here. =)



Stay tuned for Part 2.....




*Part 2*
The Mississippi River was flooding its banks and the waters were rising around Clem's house. The waters had gotten to the level of the front porch where Clem was standing. A man in a rowboat came by and called to Clem, "Hop in and I'll take you to high ground."

Clem replied, "No, my God will save me!"

The river continued to rise to the second story windows and Clem, looking out, saw a powerboat come up. The man in the powerboat called to Clem, "Hop in and I'll take you to high ground."

Clem replied, "No, my God will save me!"

The river had now risen to the roof of the house. Clem was sitting on the ridge at the top of the house, with the waters swirling around his feet. He saw a helicopter fly over and the people inside yelled over a bull horn, "Grab the rope and climb in and we'll take you to high ground."

Clem replied, "No, my God will save me!"

The river continued to rise and finally it engulfed the house and Clem was drowned. The next thing he knew, Clem was standing before his God. In anger, he asked God, "I put my trust in you. Why have you forsaken me?"

And his God replied, "What do you want from me? I sent you a rowboat, a powerboat, and a helicopter!"

(adapted from Reader's Digest)




A police officer in a small town stopped a motorist who was speeding down Main Street. "But officer," the man began, "I can explain..." "Just be quiet," snapped the officer. "I'm going to let you cool your heels in jail until the chief gets back." "But, officer, I just wanted to say...," "And I said to keep quiet! You're going to jail!"

A few hours later the officer looked in on his prisoner and said, "Lucky for you that the chief's at his daughter's wedding. He'll be in a good mood when he gets back." "Don't count on it," answered the fellow in the cell. "I'm the groom."



A college student was in a philosophy class, where there was a class discussion about whether or not God exists, The professor had the following logic:

"Has anyone in this class heard God?" Nobody spoke.

"Has anyone in this class touched God?" Again, nobody spoke.

"Has anyone in this class seen God?" When nobody spoke for the third time, he simply stated, "Then there is no God."

The student did not like the sound of this at all, and asked for permission to speak. The professor granted it, and the student stood up and asked the following questions of his classmates:

"Has anyone in this class heard our professor's brain?" Silence.

"Has anyone in this class touched our professor's brain?"

Absolute silence.

"Has anyone in this class seen our professor's brain?" When nobody in the class dared to speak, the student concluded, "Then, according to our professor's logic, it must be true that our professor has no brain!"

The student received an "A" in the class.


Please send: stories ( true or made up ), poems, scripture favorites,
jokes, and prayer requests.

Since this is the first edition, Joy and I like to know what everyone thought.
Send all responses to:

grace911@eudoramail.com
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