Saturday, December 29, 2007

Christmas in Florida

We just got back from our trip to Florida. We had a great time. We went down to the beach one day and walked around. Not exactly the weather you would expect for Christmas, but it was fun. We also got a new van. It was truly a blessing from the Lord.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Rock City Lights!

We went last week and walked through the Rock City Lights. They were beautiful!

We have a...

GIRL!! Our new baby is going to be a girl. Here are some pictures.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Well today is my 31st birthday! Hard to believe. My husband surprised me this weekend for my birthday and took me to see the Nutcracker Ballet.
We had fun! I was surprised that he would take me there.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas Decorations

I love to decorate and get ready for the Christmas season. But, I went simple this year.
1. We have a toddler running around.
2. Not having too much energy being pregnant!

Monday, December 3, 2007

British Teacher Released in Sudan

I am not sure how many people have been following this story, but I was outraged by what happened to this woman. Fortunately she has been released. Read the article here.

Here is what she did:
"A British schoolteacher sentenced to 15 days in jail in Sudan for allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear Mohammed."

"A complaint by a fellow staff member at the school where she taught led to her arrest. Sudan's top clerics described her actions as part of a Western plot against Islam and called for the maximum sentence under Sharia law. Gibbons could have received 40 lashes or a six-month jail sentence."
"After her sentencing last week, hundreds of Sudanese demonstrated for a stiffer sentence, with some calling for her to be beheaded."

I guess that I do not understand it. As a follower of Christ, I would have no problem with someone naming a teddy bear Jesus. I would not do it, but it is not offensive to me. These people wanted to behead her.
My Faith is the most important thing to me, for apart from Christ I would be lost forever. I am not called to be offended by other people's thoughts on Jesus, but to love my enemies and pray for them. (Matthew 5:44) My God is bigger than I am. He is able to defend His Name. I am offended when people misuse His name. But I do not want those who do to be killed. I know that God will deal with them. I guess that is where the difference is. They serve a false god that needs their protection and I serve the True and Living God who orchestrates all the events of this world.

December Give Away

December Giveaway

Tim Challies is having another give away. Just click on the picture above to enter.
First prize: Modern Parables box set which includes all the DVDs, a member book and a leader book, six movie posters (one for each parable…posters measure 11”x17”) and ten student books (a value of over $250!).

Second prize: Modern Parables box set and six movie posters.

Third Prize: Modern Parables box set.