Christ's walk (needs shockwave)
Subj: Youth Homeschoolers Epistle May Issue #1|
Date: 5/11/99 10:44:38 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Issue #4 of the Youth Homeschoolers' Epistle
Question of the Week:
If you had unlimited talent, unlimited ability, unlimited resources,
and unlimited opportunity, what would you
like to do with your life?
Answers to Last Week's Question:
If I could be anyone in history, I would be Queen Elizabeth the First. She had such a great responsibility, running a country, when she hadn't been trained in such matters. She had to learn as she went. She truly is a fascinating woman.
Gee I would kinda like to be if we can pick legends Agamemnon, or Zeus, or maybe Dionysys. Those would be fun people to be. but I think your asking about real people so I would have to say a scotish warrior. Because they get to do all that cool stuff with the swords and kilts and bagpipes and fight off the english and speck that funcky lingo that is imposibull to understand. I just think it would be cool to go around in a skirt killing people with a set of bagpipes. course being Don Miguale De Cervantes crosed my mind once. Writing a book that was a best seller for a few hundred years. Also I think I would like to be a knight in one of Sir Walter Scot's novels. They chop up people to they just don't get to use bag pipes and wear skirts.
This is the perfect opportunity to change the course of history!! Um however, I think I'd like to be, for one day, a woman named Jean Pless. Jeanie Pless probably isn't in anybody's history books. She wasn't famous anywhere but in her home town, in her family, and among the people she knew, worked with, and grew up around. Jeanie was an average kid in the 1920's, mischievous and fun-loving who got decent grades and grew up to be a fun-loving librarian and wife...and a wonderful grandmother (or cousin twice removed) who cracked jokes and always had a twinkle in her eye and a good story. Because of some stuff she lived through and the way she lived through it, she's my personal hero.
But failing that, I'd like to be in the French resistance during WW2, or maybe some historical world leader and change the course of history, after all.
Scripture of the Month
How about Joshua 1:7-9. KJV: "Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest."
What a typical school day at your house is like: CHAOS!!!!! Well, we get up too early, have school, have lunch, waste time on my computer (do things like answering these questions) =), finish school, do the chores, I cook supper, read, go to bed sometime before midnight.
Name: I guess you want to know who I am. I am Joshua Allen Polley!
-E-mail address: Jap813@aol.com
Web Page: Savannah what is wrong with you I had to enter this myself. Check out my page I have written a few poems which are there: Jap813's Page
- Age: !* ooops that is supposed to be 18
- How long you've been homeschooled: Well I attended this Pre-K school when I was real little. I remember taking my pet snake to school one day and one of the teachers just about freaked. She took him away and called my mom. I don't see what the big deal was my snake was well behaved until he cut the circulation off to my finger and it started to turn blue. She took the string away and I never got it back. Oh yeah almost 12 years I think.
Siblings: Too many! HAHA I have 6.5 siblings, somewhere between 25 and 100 girlfriends and 1.5 adopted children. BTW the .5 means not born yet.
What you like most about being homeschooled: Don't know, my computer is always near. Can waste all the time I want.
What you hate most about being homeschooled: I guess I should have deleted this question. It is way too personal!
Hobbies: Computers, golf, computers, reading, computers, I even enjoy cutting grass. Maybe I need a psychiatrist to find out why I enjoy cutting grass.
Interests: this would be similar to hobbies right?
What you want to be when you grow up: Fireman, policeman, doctor, president, you have heard all those before. Traditional answers you get when you ask a child that question. I want to be who I am. Who am I? I am still trying to answer that question. But as I live each day I see more of who I am and who I want to be. As I go through each day I learn about life, living, love, and I learn from my own mistakes. Oh it is hard to keep my mouth shut sometimes. Somewhere out there I can see who God wants me to be but I must seek him to find him. Once I do that I will be what I have always wanted to be. After that life, living, and love will all fall into place and I will have all I have ever dreamed of having. But the problem: Is having everything enough incentive to drive me or you to seek God so we will find Him?
It Came To Pass
The wind started to blow
and with the wind
clouds of rain
chased happiness away.
A squirrel runs for his tree
The rabbit to his burrow
Birds to their nests
Where they try to hide.
The wind continues to blow
blowing clouds away
A deer cautiously appears
watching the Son come His way.
With majestic authority He calls
flowers from sleep and Mantis to pray
He offers life to those who believe
and hope for all.
The ground absorbs the rain
a sprout flourishes from seed
The storm came to pass.
From darkness to light,
death into life,
It all came to pass.
Amazing grace, unmerited mercy.
Hope for the drowning soul,
The Son came,
and the storm passed.
Jokes, Stories, and Sayings
A linguistics professor was lecturing to her class one day. "In English," she said, "a double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."
A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
The Chemistry Test
Introductory Chemistry at Duke University has been taught for about a zillion years by Professor Bonk (really), and his course is semi-affectionately known as "Bonkistry." He has been around forever, so I wouldn't put it past him to come up with something like this. Anyway, one year there were these two guys who were taking Chemistry and who did pretty well on all of the quizzes and the midterms and labs, etc., such that going into the final they had a solid A.
These two friends were so confident going into the final that the weekend before finals week (even though the Chem. final was on Monday), they decided to go up to U of Virginia and party with some friends up there. So they did this and had a great time. However, with their hangovers and everything, they overslept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Duke until early Monday morning. Rather than taking
the final then, what they did was to find Professor Bonk after the final and explain to him why they missed the final. They told him that they went up to Una for the weekend, and had planned to come
back in time to study, but that they had a flat tire on the way back and didn't have a spare and couldn't get help for a long time and so were late getting back to campus.
Bonk thought this over and then agreed that they could make up the final on the following day. The two guys were elated and relieved.
So, they studied that night and went in the next day at the time that Bonk had told them. He placed them in separate rooms and handed each of them a test booklet and told them to begin. They looked at the first problem, which was something simple about molarity and solutions and was worth 5 points. "Cool" they thought, "this is going to be easy." They did that problem and then turned the page. They were unprepared, however, for what they saw on the next page. It said:
(95 points) Which tire?
If you can't follow that link to Josh's website it's at
This is not specifically homeschool related BUT there's a site about literature with many different authors at http://members.aol.com/enygmatic/litcafe.html and it is actively under construction so all of it isn't up yet.
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