Monday, September 7, 2009

say it ain't so Tony Stewart

You may have heard that President Obama will be "speaking" to our school children

Now (NASCAR) National Association for SOCIALIST CZAR Auto Racing, has jumped on the Obama band wagon to indoctrinate our kids.

Hey, Jeff Gordon, Leave Those Kids Alone.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

MORE Garden Adventures: Farmers Market!!!

So I took the plunge and set up a table at my first ever Farmers' Market!!! Here's pics of my table, the market, and my first customer. It was not a financial success....YET. If you're in the area, check out the market which runs through October.O'Fallon Farmers Market

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Garden Adventures with Val

So...I decided to divide some daylilies and expand flower beds on either side of our driveway. I still have to plant half the plants, and I'm done. Whew, it's been a lot of work...hopefully will pay off in the spring next year.
Also for your enjoyment, pics of the garden, including the basil that I'm going to sell at the farmer's market next week! Note the birdhouse gourd vines that are taking over the yard!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Coop in BRACES????

Yes, believe it or not, here he is. The orthodontists are recommending braces younger these days, supposed to be actually faster and easier in the long run as it leaves more space for the adult teeth to grow in straight. He also got a free t-shirt...get it? "Grill Repair??""

Good thing he likes his dairy...these pics also show how much his brother likes to copy him!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

1 Timothy 5:8

It's old news that Mark Driscoll doesn't like stay at home dads.

But here is another take on what the Bible, including 1 Timothy 5:8, has to say about family roles.

"Some today understand Paul’s admonition that “if a man does not provide for his own, he is worse than an unbeliever” as a proof-text for the man-alone-as-breadwinner model (1 Timothy 5:8). The verse even has six male pronouns in many English translations. Yet Paul used the gender-neutral “someone” and “one’s own,” not “he/his.” And in the context he was speaking of widow-care. Ironically, the passage is more focused on women caring for mothers and mothers-in-law than on men providing (see 1 Tim 5:16). Imagine a culture with no nurses. Who bathes the patient? Paul’s talking about the family vs. the church caring for the elderly and infirm.

Questions about women’s economic contributions tell us something about our culture: We are rich. We may think we’re poor compared to Bill Gates, but more than two billion people live on less than two dollars a day. And I doubt if a single one of them wonders if it’s biblical for a woman to earn any income."

Wednesday, April 8, 2009