"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy;

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

John 10:10

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

February 12, 2014

I am astounded by the possibility of gifted people working hard for a goal.  We've been watching a little of the Olympics.  Think of all the energy, time, money, and emotion those athletes put in for such a short time to display the cumulation of their work.

Yesterday we went on a field trip to the College of Engineering at UNL.  Amazing!  Dr. Farritor did a great job of showing the kids what is possible with engineering.  Honestly, I always thought engineering was boring.  But they are doing some really awesome work.  He is designing and building a robot that operates on people.  Only a small incision is needed for the robot to work inside you, cutting down on hospital stays and money.  NASA and the army fund most of their work.  Think of the possibilities!  The Farritors are good friends of ours, a wonderful family, and "normal people."  They use the gifts God has given them.  The messages he wanted the kids to learn yesterday were that engineers are creative, they use this creativity to help other people, and that their ideas never work the first time.  It takes years of trial and error to accomplish the final product.  

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