Monday, 20 October 2008 04:00
If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr. (1914-1993) US Army B-24 Pilot (WW II), CEO of IBM 1956-1971, US Ambasador to the USSR 1979-1981.
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Sunday, 19 October 2008 04:00
I’ve been talking about it for months, so I finally gave my blog a facelift. It matches my website theme with some slight changes. I also redid my splash graphic. I think I’m going to add some leaves to my ent, but that will be tricky, so I’ll have to do it later. Arianna was glad that I kept at least one ent, considering it’s our school mascot. So, what do you think?
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Friday, 17 October 2008 04:00
I think it is a theme of my blogging to say "I’m still here!" or "I’m back" or something along those lines. Some days I come here to my blog with every intention of writing about something. Unfortunately, I can never think of anything to say. I’m in a busy season in my life right now. I’m organizing our homeschool room, which is also our computer room, and my office. I have a lot of projects I’m working on, both for work, and for home and homeschool. I know that I need to drop some excess baggage, but I can’t seem to do it. I suppose that it isn’t a horrible thing that I’m not blogging regularly. It has to be towards the bottom of my priority list, because so many other things need to take precedence in my life. One thing I have resolved on doing is get into the Word more than I have been doing, and pray more often. When I say pray more often, I mean pray deeply and meditatively as opposed to the arrow prayers I tend to do. Not that arrow prayers are bad, but I know that they are not enough. Another thing…
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Sunday, 07 September 2008 04:00
I receive these devotionals for the Institute of Creation Research everyday. Sometimes I receive one that really opens my eyes, and lets me see something I’ve never seen nor heard. Today’s issue is such a case. Okay, it isn’t earth shattering, but the simple information gives me a glimpse into more complexity of an issue many people would never notice. The article is found here: The Ninth Hour
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Saturday, 06 September 2008 04:00
My husband and I were having an interesting conversation today about "fitting in" with a church, and feeling a part of it. With the fast-paced world we live in, it’s hard to develop close friendships. At least it is for my husband and me. Add that to the fact that we are very unique individuals that don’t seem to fit in anywhere. In some circles, that means strange or weird. When I say unique (or strange or weird), I don’t mean the public school crowd look at us and think we are weird. I mean that fellow Christians think we are weird, homeschoolers think we are weird, Christian homeschoolers think we are weird. I can honestly say that God definitely broke the mold after creating us. I relish in being me. My husband relishes being him. We aren’t at all afraid of being different. We take the command of being a peculiar people to a new height. LOL. We have met very few like-minded individuals where we live. We don’t fit the "cookie cutter Christian" facade that so many others do. We don’t want to be like the world, or even "cookie cutters". We want to be ourselves because we…