Some interesting finds as we read through the book of Leviticus: Chapter 19:14 “Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind…” Audrey commented: It’s sad that God even had to tell them not to do that. Chapter 20:14 “If a man marries both a woman and her mother, […]

23
Feb
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Just heard Dr. Laura say this on her show: People have a million excuses for their own behavior, but show disgust when others act the same.

Have you ever been asked to do something challenging? On the one hand, you don’t want to do it because it’s scary and you’ve never done it before. On the other hand, you think you have sufficient skills and it would be kind of fun to test yourself if you can do it. These are […]

21
Feb
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This is a good piece, something to make you think. How God “Hears” Prayers All At Once by Greg Koukl How can God hear all our prayers at once? This is what little kids ask, but the question has occurred to adults, too. The answer is easy. God doesn’t listen to requests the way we […]

19
Feb
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Highlights of our weekend with my extended family at Lake Gregory: A 2.5 mile walk around the lake, taking our time to feed the ducks, trying out the “fitness” apparatuses along the course, and talking with one another. Waffles with berries and maple syrup on Sunday morning. Went to Lake Arrowhead Village and bought the […]

19
Feb

My friend Barbara: My workout instructor asked if anyone wanted a baby bunny. Me: I want one! I want one! For the past month, we’ve been doing research on bunnies, went to see my friend’s bunny, and went to the Humane Society to look for a bunny. I posted this on my wishlist. But I […]

is the kind of Christianity that I have, the practice of my walk with God, one that, if I could pass on my relationship with God today to my kids, and my child could never experience anything more than what I have today, would you be satisfied with passing that on to your children? – […]

14
Feb
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Today’s program on Family Life was “Ten Ways to Romance Your Wife.” They had some pretty good ones. What do I find romantic with my husband? Take a walk in the evening together, hand in hand. Sit close together on the couch and chat about our day. When he opens the door for me or […]

14
Feb
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Last night, Amy and I saw a real shooting star! It looked just like the way it’s drawn in the cartoons! From where we were standing, the star fell from right to left in an arch. It was incredible. I didn’t know there was really such a thing! Amy and I each made a wish. […]

09
Feb
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Father: I want you to marry a girl of my choice Son: “I will choose my own bride!” Father: “But the girl is Bill Gate’s daughter.” Son: “Well, in that case…ok” Next Father approaches Bill Gates. Father: “I have a husband for your daughter.” Bill Gates: “But my daughter is too young to marry!” Father: […]

08
Feb
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Thai woman tells of 25-year detour after catching wrong bus. Read about it here. I was thinking, how could this have possibly happened? But then, if you were not very educated, and you didn’t even know enough about geography to draw a map, and you didn’t know where you were in relationship to your home, […]

07
Feb

Bonnie gave me the bulbs for my birthday, and they are blooming already! I love the simplicity and the feeling of smoothness of tulips. I have a picture of tulips in our dining room in the background of this picture.

07
Feb
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USC beat Cal 7-0! The weather was great as we sat in the stands of “center court” to watch the singles matches on Saturday. Boy, those guys are buff But I was surprised that they do not rush up to the net. They rally from the back court like women’s tennis. (Don’t mistake that to […]

07
Feb
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Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, was reminded one day of a vicious deed that someone had done to her years before. But she acted as if she had never even heard of the incident. “Don’t you remember it?” her friend asked. “No,” came Barton’s reply, “I distinctly remember forgetting it.”

05
Feb
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No one in my family is a football fan, but I should at least know who is playing and who won. I watched parts of the 3rd and 4th quarters, and the final few minutes of the game. I actually enjoy watching football as well as other professional sports. I got that from my brother. […]

03
Feb
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Please check my wish list. There might be something there you can get for me, for free.

I’ve been reading this book on and off for a while. Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions by George Barna gives good insight into the importance of children’s ministry in our churches. If you want to have a lasting influence upon the world, you must invest in people’s lives; and if you want to maximize that […]

03
Feb

Audrey screamed and jumped out of bed: “WE DID IT AGAIN! IT’S 6:30!” “Audrey, it’s Saturday.” “OH…:P” Our wake up time on a school day is 6:00am. Audrey leaves the house by 6:30am. One day last week we woke up late. Now she is hypersensitive to waking up late. Everyone went back to sleep…except me. […]

02
Feb

True or False: 1. Gifted students must be challenged or they will get lazy. 2. Gifted students enjoy teaching/tutoring other students. According to the GATE Coordinator at Amy’s school at last night’s meeting, the answer to #1 is False. If gifted students are not challenged, they will not get lazy, but they will get bored. […]

01
Feb

On another Sabbath, Jesus entered the synagogue and was teaching. Now a man was there whose right hand was withered. The experts in the law and the Pharisees watched Jesus closely to see if he would heal on the Sabbath, so that they could find a reason to accuse him. Luke 6:6-7 The Pharisees probably […]