Friday, October 24, 2008


Today it is my grandson Luke's 6th birthday. We were in WI last weekend to celebrate his birthday. Unfortunately, I forgot my camera so I have no picture to post. My daughter told me she would send me one that she had taken. But I have not received it. (Pouring on the quilt here). We had a good time with Luke. He is growing up so fast. He is such a image of his Papa.

I sure wish they lived closer so it wasn't a 4 hour drive to visit them. I am happy that we have Eric and family living near us so we get to see them quite often.

Our plan is to spend Thanksgiving with them, and Eric and family are planning to make the trip to WI also. That should be so much fun. I am looking forward to it.

Well that's all for today.. Again,, Happy Birthday Luke... I LOVE YOU.


Monday, October 13, 2008

Leaf fun

After the birthday party on Sunday it was time for some leaf fun. Kim and the kids raked all the leaves in the back yard into a big pile and the fun began.... Here are 3 pictures of the fun

Dad (Eric) with JoeMan and Faith
JoeMan asleep in the leaves?? Can we belive that with that big grin?

Who is that beauty under the leaves??? Yes indeed, the birthday girl herself.... Faith

Happy Birthday Faith

My granddaughter Faith turned 9 on October 4th. She was in Oklahoma at the time so we didn't get a chance to celebrate her birthday until last Saturday. She is growing up so fast. Just think next year she will be in double digits. Happy Birthday Faith.. I love you and thank God for you


The Orchid

Here is a picture of an orchid. This one along with another one was given to us by a freind who raises orchids. He had an acquaintence that was going to stop raising them and he gave our friend many of them. Well this was over 2 years ago. I was ready to throw them out when one day this one sprouted a long stem,,, and twala... Today we have orchids. When I told our freind one of them finally bloomed, he said after he gave them to us, he found out they were 2 of the hardest orchids to get to bloom.. So kudo's to Jim and I , huh?

Truth Project class - Science: What is True?

Last night we attended our class at church. It was on science and creationism vs. evolution - Design vs. randomness.

Psalm 19: 1 - 4 The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge. there is no speech of language where the voice is not heard. Their voice goes out into all the earth, their words to the ends of the world.

I can never remember not believing that our earth is here because God designed it and created it. Mainly I could not buy evolution because in all of my life, I have never seen anything,,, ANYTHING, that got better as it got older. It always deteriorated. I have never seen a garden left to itself become more beaituful or tailored. The scripture above tells us that the creation is "very noisy" about God's creation. I wonder how man can look at all the earth and doubt that a supreme being created this world.

The very earliest scientists, Newton, Galileo, and Boyle were convinced that the universe bore evidence of design. Then Darwin came and wrote his "theory" and our schools and collages have picked that up as being THE answer to how this world became. It is being taught as fact and when in reality it cant be. In fact, I believe that if Darwin were alive today, he would have to change his theory. Fossils cannot support his theory of evolution. There are thousands if not millions of fossils that have been categorized, and only less then 100 can even become close to saying it might be an evolutionary being. If evolution is true there should be many thousand of morphological changes in fossils found. More then likely what was found is a minor evolution that occurred within the species because of living conditions around them where forced to change. Darwin's Finches, was thought to prove evolution but has been proven, that the beaks of the birds changed because of drought and back to normal size when there was enough rain. So even Darwin's, theory there did not prevail.

Back in the 19th century a cell was considered a blob of plasma, but with the micro technology of today we know that each cell is filled with exquisite machinery and they have found out that a cell cannot exist if just one of those minute components of the machinery is missing. It is in these cells that we see the most compelling evidence of design.

If you were walking in a virgin forest, and looked down and saw something lying there. You picked it up and it had a latch and you flipped it open. It had numbers on it and 2 hands and when you held it to your ear you could hear a noise. Would you assume that the forest with its leaves and bits of bark and dirt, evolved into that watch? Of course not. Something designed it.

Why does so much of the secular world believe in evolution? I think it is because then they are free to follow their natural inner desires without quilt or thought of having to answer to anyone.

Some books to read: Evolution Theory in Crisis and God In The Small Things. Also there is a movie out there by Ben Stein called Expelled that is excellent for answering questions on creationism vs. evolution.


Thursday, October 09, 2008

A touch of heaven

We just came home from our Oasis service at church. Oasis is what they call the Thursday night worship and prayer service. It was totally awesome tonight. Not because the young man who led worship was an awesome leader, he isnt the best I have heard, but because God was there. In our prayer time it was like I was breathing in the essence of God. It is an awesome feeling. If we can get that little bitty taste of what it will be like when we are face to face with Jesus... WOW.... it will be totally intoxicating in a very good way.

But at the same time, God showed me things in my life that I need to straighten out. (that was not fun, but God does that) Will it be easy?,,,,, I already No it wont, but I am praying and asking Him to help me.

Blessing to all who read

Wednesday, October 08, 2008


1. The Bible will still have all the answers
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still move.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God-anointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings upon His people.
8. There will still be room at the Cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.


Friday, October 03, 2008


And Friday night at that. I had a VERY boring day at work today. Carol has Fridays off and Sue left at noon today. The phone rang not even once this afternoon!!! I wish we would close at noon on Fridays.

It was a clear and sunny day all day but it has been cool. The last few nights when I have come home from work, I have turned on the furnace until we go to bed. Just to warm it up to 70 degrees. Then it goes off when we go to bed and stays off all day. It was 68 in the house when I got home.

We really have no plans for the weekend. That feels kinda good. Oh Sunday morning, I am singing with the worship team, but we are not going anywhere or having anyone over. So quiet. I AM going to clean this weekend however. My house desperately needs it. I also have to hem a pair of black pants. Too hard to hem black at night anymore with this cataract I have growing in my eyes. I also want to do a bit of shopping this weekend. So those are my plans.

The feds are bailing out all the big banks. The feds means you and me people. Now would you on your own go out and buy a bunch of no good loans? Well I certainly would not, but my government felt that I needed to do that so took some of my money to do that. Thank you very much Uncle Sam... But NO THANKS. This country has lived way beyond their means for way too long. I blame it on greed. Both in the bankers and the people who get the loans. It has always been a law " 1/3 of your take home pay goes for your mortgage or rent" No more ever... But noooooo, the Clinton administration saw fit to lift those tough guide lines so that poorer people good get loans. HELLO!!!!! If they cant pay them why give them to them.

OK.. enough of that. It makes my blood pressure go way up!!!

That's all for today.