Check out the video of Sofia (click the option at the end of this video) when she was seven months--so crazy to see them change!
I am still behind on videos, but they are coming now as all the boxes are unpacked, the shelves and curtains are hung, and the second semester of school has started. Last week Caid helped translate for a group of black belt level MMA people who did some awesome ministry, and then he flew to Sao Paulo (quite far south: like flying from Indiana to Florida) where he will be for the week, at a Biblical Counseling Conference.
We are super excited he got this opportunity, as every year we try to make sure to schedule in academic and spiritual development of some kind. Us Fergie females will try to survive without Caid/daddy as we settle into our new home this week.
Reads from the Interwebs:
1. Why Missionaries need to know their own wounds: YES please!
2. Inequality Problem: An interesting secular economic/political post. Honestly, I struggled a bit with this article: what he says makes complete sense, but I still want to get so much MADDER about inequality! But I thought it was very balanced, and much more practical than my (very common) inequality rants.
"On the left, there just isn’t enough of an appreciation of unintended consequences. Many people think that you could reinstate 80% top tax rates today and it would have no downsides and it would reduce inequality a lot. I believe the reality is that you would be removing the incentives to take the big risk that might create the next Google. By doing that, we run the risk of reducing economic growth, which helps help the people further down that liberals tend to care most about.
Conservatives are much more attuned to the fact that a lot of what government tries to do to increase upward mobility doesn’t work. That shouldn’t be an excuse for not trying, but I think the left tends to not really face up to the fact that we don’t actually have obvious ways to expand upward mobility, and we probably need to do a lot more experimentation to figure it out."
4. Misunderstanding Stuff: a small random little incident that made me rethink stuff