Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Sweet Picture

Yesterday I was browsing the parenting shelves at the library. I know, I'm not a parent yet, but hey - sometimes there's some pretty neat stuff on those shelves. Anyway, out of the corner of my eye I noticed a most charming picture.

A tall woman, maybe 30 years old, was standing there in a pretty blouse and a long denim skirt with her thick brown hair braided around her head. In her arms was a blond-headed little boy, and the two of them were singing quietly together. The mama would sing a phrase of the alphabet song, and the little boy would sing the next phrase, all the way to the end of the song.

Although, to be honest, his phrases didn't sound very much like the song I'm used to and I probably never would have recognized the song if she weren't singing with him. But it didn't matter. That mama was having fun with her little boy, cultivating a good relationship with him, and teaching him all at the same time.

As I moved to the cooking aisle, the mama took a book off the shelf and started discussing the cover photo with him. "What are the people doing?" "What are those tools for?"

I just had to smile!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Marriage, Petticoats, and Waltzes

I just finished reading C. S. Lewis's space trilogy and found it very good, just full of insights into the Christian life! Of course, I also found myself wishing the book was mine instead of the library's so that I could mark through all the curse words for future readers. Why would a Christian author put such words in his book? At any rate, it was a tremendous series overall! Here is one of my favorite quotes from That Hideous Strength:

“Did you understand his views on marriage?”

“My dear, the Director is a very wise man. But he is a man, after all, and an unmarried man at that. Some of what he says, or what the Masters say, about marriage does seem to me to be a lot of fuss about something so simple and natural that it oughtn’t to need saying at all. But I suppose there are young women now-a-days who need to be told it.”

“You haven’t got much use for young women who do, I see.”

“Well, perhaps I’m unfair. Things were easier for us. We were brought up on stories with happy endings and on the Prayer Book. We always intended to love, honour, and obey, and we had figures and we wore petticoats and we liked waltzes. . . .”

“Waltzes are ever so nice,” said Mrs. Maggs who had just returned and given MacPhee his slab of cake, “so old-fashioned.”

~ From pp. 509-510, Quality Paperback Book Club, 1997.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

New Definition of Terrorism!?!?

If I lived in Missouri, I guess I would be considered a terrorist. I guess most people who live there now are probably considered terrorists. Why? Because the law enforcement there are now "thought police," as they have been told to profile everyone who supports 3rd party candidates such as Ron Paul, Chuck Baldwin, or Bob Barr or talk about (just talk about!) such things as:

The New World Order

The United Nations

Gun Control

The violation of Posse Comitatus

The Federal Reserve

The Income Tax - almost everyone I know talks about the income tax!

The Ammunition Accountability Act

A possible Constitutional Convention (Con Con)

The North American Union

Universal Service Program

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

Abortion on demand

Illegal Immigration

If you talk about even one item on that list, then you are considered a domestic terrorist just like I am. We're the violent milita type! This is serious business. This is another foreshadowing of the end of our liberties in the "land of the free." This is tyranny. It is Nazi Germany. It is Communist Russia. "It is Obama America," as someone said yesterday.

As Edmund Burke said, "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." We must not sit idly. We must fight this!

To comment on the Modern Militia Movement document, contact the Missouri Information Analysis Center at:

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Missouri Information Analysis Center

Division of Drugs & Crime Control

P. O. Box 568

Jefferson City, MO 65102-0568

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I Will Go

By Steve Green

Give me ears to hear Your Spirit;

Give me feet to follow through;

Give me hands to touch the hurting;

And the faith to follow You.

Give me grace to be a servant;

Give me mercy for the lost;

Give me passion for Your glory;

Give me passion for the cross.

And I will go where there are no easy roads,

Leave the comforts that I know.

I will go and let this journey be my home;

I will go.

I will go!

I'll let go of my ambition,

Cut the roots that run too deep;
I will learn to give away
What I cannot really keep,
What I cannot really keep.

Help me see with eyes of faith;

Give me strength to run this race.
I will go, Lord, where Your glory is unknown;
I will live for You alone.
I will go because my life is not my own;
I will go.
I will go.
I will go!