my parents sitting with friends and family at my sister Donna's house
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
On this day exactly two hundred years ago, two men were born whose lives would change the world – one for the better, one for the worse.
One man was ABRAHAM LINCOLN. Born to a humble frontier family, his only education was the Bible and a few books influenced by the Bible. Growing up with a Biblical frame of reference, he was repulsed by the idea of slavery, and later on ran for President representing a new political party that had opposition to the spread of slavery as a main plank. Thanks to his leadership, based on a deep sense of dependence on God, America survived its Civil War and abolished human slavery. We have had a long path to racial equality in this country, but we have to acknowledge Abraham Lincoln's significant role in making it happen.
The other man was CHARLES DARWIN. He grew up in a privileged home, the son of a clergyman, and received the best education available. He used his education to devise an explanation for variant life forms that did not recognize any Creator. Eventually he wrote that some human races were naturally inferior to others, and would become extinct through natural selection. His ideas were seized upon by people like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood, who advocated sterilization of black women, and by Adolf Hitler, who used them to justify the extermination of Jews and Gypsies. They also lent support to American white supremacists who wanted to maintain suppression of black people. Today they form the philosophical core of a self-appointed intellectual elite in education who seek to suppress any reference to the possibility of a Creator.
Two men of great influence, born the same day, but what different results their lives brought about! It illustrates the power of ideas, as ideas sincerely believed can have either dreadful or blessed consequences. This is why parents and Christian school teachers are willing to make sacrifices so you can have a Christian education. This is why you need the capability of evaluating all ideas in the light of God's Word.
This past Thanksgiving. We had it on Saturday, and Jim had to work. But he stopped by later.
I posted a picture of this page before, but this is clearer and I outlined the
CROSS/CALL letters to make them stand out.
Owen's pretty sick -- fever and cough. He coughed most of the night. Don't know how much rest he actually got. The thing about this cough, for all 3 boys, is cough medicine doesn't seem to help much!
Until next time...
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Please pray for a speedy recovery.
Monday, February 9, 2009
(picture is from a couple weeks ago)
cookbook that our favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe is in
love the word "cooky" !
Can't wait for this sickness to be gone from our house!
Saturday, February 7, 2009
NOW, Nathan is miserably sick with a cold, fever, wicked sore throat, etc! In between the two boys, I had a rotten cold with a fever that lasted a day and a half. Thankfully, I feel better now. I still have the cold, but at least I can take care of Nathan who happens to be a tough patient! So far, Owen hasn't gotten sick. I can't imagine him going through this!
If you feel so led, please pray for our family's overall health. Thank you!
That's about all that's going on here lately... not fun.