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Apr
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Stuff that people do that inspires me:

The library was closed by the time we got there. That is one of our favorite places to spend an afternoon – thrilling, I know We didn’t realize it closes at 5pm on Saturdays. On the weekdays the closing time is later. Without the library, what can my husband and I do on a Saturday […]

29
Apr

The test: I put on half of my husband’s face the Jafra toner, elasticity recovery, and moisturizer. On the other half of his face he used Oil of Olay. “Amy, which side of daddy’s face looks smoother and less wrinkles?” Ok, she picked the Oil of Olay side… The next day, we repeated the experiment. […]

25
Apr

Dr. Laura’s answer to a caller who was heart-broken over break up with a guy: Why are you dating at all? You are a hypersensitive 17-year-old teenager who should be getting involved in sports, drama, and things like that. Take some time to mature, learn about yourself, grow to be a woman who knows what […]

If you’ve never heard of Owly, I bet most of you probably haven’t, you’ve got to read it and experience a little “warm fuzzies” in your heart. Owly by Andy Runton is a graphic novel for all ages. When you think graphic novel, you might think of manga or comic books. But Owly is different. […]

20
Apr
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I’d like to introduce you to my buddy. (Click on the picture and see his full size.) He is my reading buddy because he is sturdy but soft for me to lean on when I read. He is my comfort buddy because I feel better when I wrap my arms around his big squishy body. […]

18
Apr
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In an opinion by Justice Kennedy, the Court upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion. This has been a long battle to ban partial-birth abortion. If you read about the partial-birth abortion procedure, it would make you sick. And it would make you sick to know that this procedure has been practiced legally for so long. […]

In the book of Numbers, chapter 11, the Israelites were complaining that they didn’t have meat to eat. The Lord told Moses that he will indeed give the people meat to eat, not for just one day, or two days, or five, ten or twenty days, but for a whole month. Moses was incredulous. Where […]

15
Apr

Of course I love my church. I’ve been there for 17 years. I’ve stayed with it through thick and thin. It’s like my family. But I suddenly realize today that I don’t love my church as described in ICorinthians 13. If the truth be known: I am impatient whenever there is Chinese translation. I am […]

12
Apr

People will agree that the most important things in life are not possessions. On top of the list of what we value are family and health, isn’t that right? When I think of the problems we are facing, I encourage myself by remembering that I have a wonderful family, and I still have my health. […]

si·ne qua non – something absolutely indispensable or essential Jesus is si·ne qua non to Christianity. If you take out Jesus, Christianity would not exist. Christianity is based on a person, not on teachings. I like that. It brings us back to the basics. My salvation is not based on following Jesus’ teachings, but in […]

09
Apr

Greg Koukl said as an apologist, the toughest question he’s been asked is: “Do you remember me?” Haha…:)

08
Apr

Egg hunt, dye eggs, baskets of prizes and candy…I did Easter activities with the kids at church today. While I’ve had less desire to work directly with the children as I’ve gotten older, I really enjoyed them today. Highlights: “Everyone come give me a hug and line up to go outside!” I called. The mob […]

06
Apr

A great hymn for the Easter weekend. Because He lives Words and music by William J. Gaither God sent His son, they called Him, Jesus; He came to love, heal and forgive; He lived and died to buy my pardon, An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives! Because He lives, I can […]

06
Apr
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Yesterday, I turned off the computer from 11:30-3:00, as a spiritual discipline. Even though I am not always on the computer, I have a tendency to turn to the computer in my spare time – to read blogs, read the news, read articles on my favorite websites, search for interesting clips on Youtube, etc. Once […]

04
Apr
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Do you remember anything your professor taught in school? Dr. Bing Hunter said something in his lecture that I have remembered for the last 20+ years. He held up a blackboard eraser (in the old days, we used blackboard and chalk) and put it directly in front of his eyes. “When you have a problem,” […]

“How could they let their hamster have more babies? They should be more responsible pet owners!” I know many of you are thinking that since you read my last post. Let me explain and vindicate myself. Did you know that hamsters go into heat within 24 hours after giving birth? I know, it’s…just not right…but […]

02
Apr

I recently finished reading “The 10 Dumbest Things Christians Do“, by Mark Atteberry. The title sets itself up for a series: “10 More Dumb Things Christians Do”; “The 10 Dumbest Things Teenage Christians Do”; “The 10 Dumbest Things Christian Women Do”…I will refrain from going on. The book makes some good points about how we […]

01
Apr
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Today we gave away three of our baby hamsters to a loving home. Here is the story: Amy and I were at Petsmart buying our pet supplies. As usual, we browse through all the tanks of fish, cages of birds, and enclosures of small animals. While we were looking at the hamsters, an employee took […]