Monday, July 23, 2007

Texas Birthday with my sister

I decided after not spending a birthday with my twin since I was 22, it was time to make it happen. We had a great Birthday weekend with each other. Man, we had so much fun! We laughed a lot and just loved being together! On Saturday, we ventured out to do some last minute shopping before the baby arrives. People thought it was so funny that there was one of us pregnant. We made friends with our sister- Veronica at Motherhood Maternity. We even danced with her in the store! She was funny! She decided that since my sister had a baby in her tummy, I needed a tummy too. She strapped this fake tummy on me- that is what you will see in the pictures. Maybe you have a visual, or maybe you just had to be there. We laughed a lot together. Eli is making the baby's crib and surprised Mandy by making a matching dresser/changing table, which you will see in the above picture. We got to talk, laugh, swim, cook and have great fellowship with one another. It was really fun. Mandy dropped me off for my flight 20 minutes before I departed.... we really stretched our minutes.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Summer Update

Here are a few pictures of when I was in Cali last month.

Thought I would post a few pictues of the past month. Lots of pictures, I will post more later. Last June I was in California for my sisters baby shower, it was great to see family and friends. Carol and I headed down to Durango late May and this past weekend my friends Carol and Ann took me to Steamboat Springs for a early Birthday! We had lots of fun and went on a all day hike saturday and then had a picnic dinner by the river Saturday night.

Here are a few pics of this past weekend.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Francis Schaeffer

Here is a little background on a writter that has been touching my thoughts and stirring up things in my heart.

Francis Schaeffer was a Presbyterian minister with an ability to see how the questions of meaning, morals, and value being dealt with by philosophy, were the same questions that the Bible dealt with, only in different language. Once an agnostic, Schaeffer came to the conclusion that Biblical Christianity not only gave sufficient answers to the big questions, but that they were the only answers that were both self-consistent and livable. With this conviction he became a man of conversation.

Schaeffer taught that God is really there and He is not silent. He had spoken to man in the Bible as and a result we could have "true truth" about God and man. Knowing the dignity of man created in God's image, he placed a high value on creativity as an expression of that image. He opened his Swiss home to travelers to discuss these things. Later he began lecturing in universities and writing a number of books. Perhaps no other Christian thinker of the twentieth century, besides C.S. Lewis, has had more influence on thinking people.