It was low flow sampling time, so Grace had normal, blank and duplicate metal samples to get, regular samples to test, nutrient jug and cylinder samples plus duplicates of those and physical habitat. One good thing was it was really low flow, the Platte had one small space to squeeze through since Marcy Gulch was pushing sand out into the river, we could walk from one bank to almost the other at our sample spot, so the stream depth reading was like – 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0, 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,…….2″, 6″, 12″, 18″, 12″, 6″, 3″, 0, 0, seriously. Back at home she did the pH, hardness, alkalinity and DO and I checked off our supply list for the next day. We plan on dropping samples tomorrow and picking up EDTA, Sulfuric acid, filters, bottle, acid pillow packets, labels and 2 other chemicals – we were running low on a bunch of stuff, I didn’t realize how low until she went out in the field with 1 filter…oops.
Left bank/Right bank
Looking from the far left bank where we had to start stream depth.
Just a pretty Fall water picture.
The sand bar from above.
By the time she finished testing, it was time for Hannah and me to go to dance. We missed last weeks dance and devotional, I gather it was on working on the fruit of the Spirit from the inside, Holy Spirit, will, emotions and then fruit – since fruit always starts from the inside. Today’s devotional was about the body of Christ.
I Corinthians 12:5-6 Each person is given something to do that shows who God is: Everyone gets in on it, everyone benefits. All kinds of things are handed out by the Spirit, and to all kinds of people! The variety is wonderful:
Jesus is the head, the church is the body. No part is indispensable and all parts need to work together. Everyone has something that they are gifted with, to use to help the body, the world and to glorify God.
-We are a reflection of Christ and we are not doing a good job of imitating Christ and becoming more like Him.
-God is relational, as a body so are we. That’s why we should rejoice with those that rejoice, weep with those that weep, love others, meet with others, serve others.
-We need to walk with the body to grow in Christ, the path of life is not meant to be traveled alone.
-If the body is not working properly it won’t function the way the God intended.
Yes, we are broken people, we are not perfect, but the more we lay down ourselves and focus on Jesus, the more we will be like Him, the more we will love, the more we will serve, the better the body will be.
Roman 12:4-9 4-6 In this way we are like the various parts of a human body. Each part gets its meaning from the body as a whole, not the other way around. The body we’re talking about is Christ’s body of chosen people. Each of us finds our meaning and function as a part of his body. But as a chopped-off finger or cut-off toe we wouldn’t amount to much, would we? So since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ’s body, let’s just go ahead and be what we were made to be, without enviously or pridefully comparing ourselves with each other, or trying to be something we aren’t.
6-8 If you preach, just preach God’s Message, nothing else; if you help, just help, don’t take over; if you teach, stick to your teaching; if you give encouraging guidance, be careful that you don’t get bossy; if you’re put in charge, don’t manipulate; if you’re called to give aid to people in distress, keep your eyes open and be quick to respond; if you work with the disadvantaged, don’t let yourself get irritated with them or depressed by them. Keep a smile on your face. 9 Love from the center of who you are; don’t fake it.
I Corinthians 6:19-20 Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what God paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. God owns the whole works. So let people see God in and through your body.
My teacher was at the hospital with a friend, so we had a sub which meant that we didn’t get to start on our dance. Grace was super happy to find out her dance – For King and Country’s Love Like You’re Not Scared. Hannah found out her song too, but I can’t remember it.
I dropped the girls at home and flew as fast as I could to the DMNS for the educator night. James met me there and we had food, drinks and perused some museum exhibits and I gathered flyers from a ton of SCFD organizations, some of them I didn’t know about and some of them have free educational outings – cool!
We also got to see some raptors, always cool.