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Monday, November 24, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
No, that's not an outdated picture of hurricane Ike. Rather, me and the flower pot want to happily announce that Rebecca is 11 weeks pregnant with our first child! And there was life! 3 centimeters has never been so beautiful to me. Here is our soundtrack for the moment.
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yea, that red line there in the above photo is San Jacinto fault here in Southern California. It sure has been an active little gal this morning. It woke us up at about 4:30 this morning with a 4.1 earthquake. Our apartment actually swayed, it was crazy. It was like a big tank just rammed into our complex so that it shook back and forth.
Most recently, I am just enjoying my coffee here at about 9:30am, writing a paper on John's ministry of baptism, when "bam" another quake of 3.8 rumbled along the fault and into Escondido. They are very short-winded quakes and do not last even 30 seconds. But they just violently shake everything in the area. I was at a point in typing where I looked up from the computer for a moment, and saw the whole apartment sway with a big "WHOOM" sound. Wow, what an extraordinary thing, God has made such a wonderful and mysterious world.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Once again, the rock band from San Diego will rock the left coast.
They are putting on a free show tonight in Del Mar. The Becks and I will be attending with friends..I mean FREE SHOW, you can't pass this up.
I am listening to their "ode to sunshine" album right now and pooping my pants, they are so good. Great start to a weekend, sunshine and delta spirit. Buried underneath papers, books, sermons, and 7 other things I have to do, but its all good. I want a tall boy and a rock band, and tonight I think both will occur, peace.
Monday, November 10, 2008
We had a Harvest meal and thanksgiving service yesterday at church. It was amazing to be sitting in a room of people that we have only known less than a year and to feel so blessed by them. Their testamonies were encouraging to see how God works amoung his people. It has taken us a long two years to find a church out here and we are thankful to have found such a caring group of people who work well together and are full of encouragement! It's crazy to think that this is our last year out here in Sunny SOCAL but it is and we don't know where the lord will take us but our time here has indeed been rich.
(ps uhhh naw I'll save this thought for later!!)
(ps uhhh naw I'll save this thought for later!!)
Friday, November 7, 2008
This was sent to me from the pro-life headquarters, I thought I would share, I believe this was reported in the Washington Post:
Barack Obama didn't wait 24 hours before making his first decision to promote abortion as the President-elect. Obama has offered the White House chief of staff position to pro-abortion Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, who has a 0 percent pro-life voting record. Emanuel has reportedly officially accepted the position. During the presidential election, pro-life organizations strongly opposed Obama because he supports unlimited abortions any time in pregnancy, backed taxpayer funding of abortion and opposes any limits. In Emanuel, Obama has chosen a clone of himself, according to voting records from the national Right to LIfe Committee. In July 2007, Emanuel voted against an attempt to stop taxpayer-funding of the Planned parenthood abortion business that brings in over $1 billion annually by doing 25 percent of the abortions in the United States. As a congressman, Emanuel has voted against upholding state parental involvement laws allowing parents to know when their daughter is considering an abortion. He voted for making Americans pay for abortions at U. S. military base hospitals, and voted for funding a United Nations agency involved in the forced-abortion one-child family planning policy in China.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Having refrained for a day, I now just want to make a comment and exercise my free speech.
There is nothing "historic" with this year's presidential election. I know, I know, am I crazy? No, I just think that race truly doesn't matter anymore, and thus there is nothing inherently more historic about electing Barack Obama as the first African-American president than there was in electing the first professional actor to the office in Ronald Reagan. These qualities hold the same weight for me, namely, they are inconsequential to one being qualified to hold the high-office of president, thus, there is nothing historical about this year's election any more so than other elections. When Ronald Reagan was elected to office you did not have an outpouring of actors crying on their TV sets because an actor was never elected president.
Yes, this country went through the civil rights movement, and that was a great thing. But I thought the genius of the civil rights movement was to make race a non-issue. Thus, being a non-issue, why is everyone in a frenzy? Why is Oprah crying? A president will be more or less historical based on the job they do in holding the office. A politician, whether Christian or non-Christian, is a steward in the service of God, ultimately appointed specifically by him (Rom 13:1-7). They are called to reward the good and punish evil as defined by natural law (the law written on everyone's heart). So I hope history books do not mark out Barack Obama as to grant more merit to his legacy just by virtue of his being the first African-American president, any more than they would add to Reagan for being the first professional actor. Luther King Jr. wanted all people to be judged by the "content of their character." I agree. Let's wait and see what kind of job Obama does, this is what history should pay attention to. This is what the civil rights movement was all about. Tip your hat to Luther King Jr. and talk about Obama's policies rather than his race.
I have faith that the cold shower of looming recession will sober-up a nation in heat.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Rebecca and I fulfilled our duty as citizens of America to vote on our future leaders and future policies. It was truly a grand time. We were early birds, getting to the poles before they opened and greeting our fellow Americans and Californians bright and early. I felt like running ten miles and reading my own copy of the Constitution. We really do appreciate the right, privilege, duty, and responsibility to vote. We left the polling place a glow, talking about how we said "yes" to this, and "no" to that. We really took it to em'. Good job flower pot.
How was your voting experience?