Friday, October 31, 2008

I Wondered What He Was Going To Do

Spoken like a man who has made too many false promises.

Barack Obama's senior advisers have drawn up plans to lower expectations for his presidency if he wins next week's election, amid concerns that many of his euphoric supporters are harboring unrealistic hopes of what he can achieve.

If you would like to read it all.

Freedom is Worth the Price

I can say it, but it does not mean the same. What have I really sacrificed for our nation's freedom? Nothing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Final Stretch

Monday is the big court day. Please pray for us this week. We are feeling pretty exhausted and the children have now started to fall ill one by one.It is also the week that quarterly comments are due.This means my husband has to proof almost 900 comments. He is trying to be the strong leader for all of us while dealing with that. I tell myself this will all be over soon and we can do it. But, my body is saying just stay in bed and hide until it is all over. Of course Micah has no idea this is all happening and is being just as delightful as ever. Just pray for our stamina and that the enemy will not make us feel defeated before it all even starts.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

It is More Important Than You Think

I know many people think abortion is not the issue to die on in this election. It's really not going to change, right? Well, you see, in my mind one of the most important decisions a President makes is that of Supreme Court judges. This decision has an affect for generations.I also believe nothing else really matters for our country until we embrace again the meaning of true family values. Economy, the environment, etc. means nothing as long as we continue to laugh in the face of God. People have decided the family unit which God ordained is no longer important. They have decided babies, the lives, which God has created are "punishments". Watch this video and carefully consider who will make the wiser choices about life.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Check This Out

You should really check out Amoretti and the Fortnightly Purse. She always has something great to give away. I am loving this coffee crock.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Do Not Forget the Important Issues

No, I am not Catholic, but I could not have voiced my opinion of the real issues any better.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Shack

I am sure most all of you have heard of the book The Shack. WE have been asked several times for a review, but with all of the reading we are having to do for our teaching and all of the other chaos in our life, we have not had the time to read it. Doug Wilson gave a review on it. I tend to respect his reviews on things like this. You should read it.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Two More Weeks

We have two more weeks before our court date. We feel hopeful yet,anxious. Please remember us in your prayers. Logically things look well for us. But, as we are all seeing, logic and our government do not seem to mix any longer.

He's Cracking Me Up Again

Sarah says, "Mom, Zachary stuck his tongue out at me!" Zachary says, "No I didn't! I was just stretching my tongue!!"

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

He Cracks Me Up

"What animal does chicken come from?" Zach's comment as we ate chicken for dinner one night.

"Daddy, how do you say 'hello' in English?" Zach's question to his father after hearing his siblings practicing Latin chants.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Death and Resurrection

Great words from Nancy Wilson.

We have to remember that recurring theme of death and resurrection that God loves to weave into His stories. This is why the psalmist can fear no evil in the valley of the shadow of death. This is why we can expect God to work all things for good, even those things that look (from our perspective) hopelessly tangled. Faith is not what we see, but what we don’t see. Faith remembers the Author and Finisher of our faith. Faith looks forward to the resurrection.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Menu For the Week

Here is my menu for the following week. I am getting stuck in a rut. Any ideas??

Thursday Greek Chicken Sandwiches
Friday Sandwiches at our Church Psalm Sing
Saturday Cook-out with friends
Sunday Cherokee Chicken/Roasted Acorn Squash/Green Beans
Monday Shrimp Stir Fry/ Noodles with Peanut Sauce
Tuesday Hamburgers/Salad
Wednesday Maple Glazed Pork Chops/Sweet Potatoes/Green Beans

Good Stewards of Their Minds

While my husband was praying during our family worship time last night, he prayed that God would help us to be good stewards of our children's minds. I had never thought of it that way and boy does it give me a different perspective of my school day with them. I know that God requires us to not have an attitude of laziness, but to be accountable to make sure I am being a good steward of their mind is giving me something else to think about today.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

To Love Your Children

I came across this article. The author so beautifully puts the words to feelings, beliefs, and emotions that I struggle to voice.

"The encounter with our son’s birth mother left an indelible mark not so much on my memory as on my character. She helped me articulate what it means to be a good parent. A vision of parenting that was buried under many impressions and opinions emerged clearly on the horizon of my consciousness. I ought to love him the way she loved him, for his own sake, not for mine. I must not pervert my love into possession. I can hold onto him only if I let go of him."

Learning to love our children as their birth mothers do would serve us all well. I do realize this is not always the case, but it is more often than we would like to admit.

Please do read the whole thing.