Saturday, September 13, 2008

Harvey Milk Day

California public schools soon will be planning 'gay day' celebrations every May 22 unless Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoes the legislation. Thursday the California Assembly approved AB 2567, which designates May 22 as 'Harvey Milk Day.' The 43 to 26 vote occurred on party lines with Democrats for, Republicans against. Earlier this week, AB 2567 passed the California State Senate on another party line vote 22-13 - Democrats for, Republicans against. The bill will require all public schools to 'conduct suitable commemorative exercises' in commemoration of the anti-religious, homosexualist agenda of the late San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk. According to a Senate analysis of the bill, 'This bill requires the Governor to proclaim May 22 as Harvey Milk Day. The designation of a day of significance triggers statutory encouragement for public schools to observe and conduct commemorative exercises suitable to the day.' 'This bad bill will teach impressionable schoolchildren the anti-religious, homosexual-bisexual -transsexual agenda of Harvey Milk,' warned Randy Thomasson, President of Campaign for Children and Families.

If signed into law, AB 2567 will mean an official day commemorating homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality in California schools. This will harm children as young as children as young as kindergarten. The Democrats are so cocky, they have no qualms about pushing sexual indoctrination upon children in an election year. For the love of God, parents and their children, we implore Governor Schwarzenegger to veto AB 2567." Thomasson said.

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Karrot's New Games

Karrot has been up to quite a few new games that have us cracking up just watching. The first is with the Russian stacking dolls I got from my grandma. I used to play with them as a kid so I really enjoy watching her with these...

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Her next favorite game is with my cell phone. I've learned to lock it so she can't dial people, but on occassion she's called family and friends...after 10pm. Oops! (If you get a call from me and I hang up, assume it was her!) She cracks us up because she'll get serious as she puts the phone to her head and says "What is it?" or "What?" The video is her with my cell, but we got her a new toy cell phone tonight that I was able to record a message on. She keeps pushing the button that recalls it: "We love you baby girl!" (Thank you Dorothy and Pastor Gabe for the gift card for this!)

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Her next game is with the puzzle my mom got her for her birthday. She also enjoys taking the thing apart after WE put it together.

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She's also making lots of noise. Her favorite word is "What?" The day of her party she couldn't stop gasping, as if it's a word. Here's an example:

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Anyone else find her hilarious?

Friday, September 12, 2008

My Husband Rocks Friday!

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Daja linked to Katy Lin at The Great Adventure and the beginning of her weekly posts on bragging out husbands, so I thought I'd join in the fun! What a great reason to boast about my hubby!

So many things! As this is supposed to be weekly, I'll start with a recent reason my husband rocks.

As my previous post mentioned, Karrots has a fever this week. She got extremely cuddly and couldn't sleep unless she was skin to skin with one of us.

Very early in the morning Karrots woke up crying, which she had been doing most of the night. Even though Big Red had work, he got up and brought her into the living room so I could get some sleep. I'm sure it sounds like a little thing to some of you, but it's huge in a world where the guy would expect the mother to take care of the baby every time special attention is needed in the wee hours of the morning, especially if she is the one staying home. I love being able to take care of her, but it can be exhausting when it's all night, so when Big Red made a conscious effort to let me, his pregnant wife, sleep, so he can hold a fussy baby, it made my day!

When I got up hours later to check on him, he was laying on the floor with Karrots and had a blanket over both of them. Adorable! He said he had just put her down a little while prior. He ended up going into work late.

Honey, I love you and appreciate the little and big things you do to help me out and all the ways you take care of me! I wouldn't trade you for the world!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Prayer Request

Update Sept. 12: Her fever was gone by the end of the next day, praise God! She's still having problems sleeping, though. Gotta get those molars in!

Karrots hasn't been feeling well. After we got home this afternoon she took a nap and woke up with a fever. Her molars seem to be coming in so I thought it might have to do with teething, but she's been acting dosile instead of screaming. She rested her head on me for over an hour and a half, not even sleeping the whole time. As much as I enjoyed it and wish she did this normally, she doesn't...especially not for so long.

Please pray that whatever it is that she'll be feeling bright and cheery like usual and her fever will go away.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Todd Bentley Revisited

I'm sure many of you heard about the drama going on with Todd Bentley after the Florida Revival. Our pastor spoke a tiny bit about it in his sermon today on Samson and how God uses people inspite of their weakness. He mentioned Dutch Sheets remarks on the downfall:

Did leaders handling the Lakeland situation make mistakes? Yes – huge mistakes. Beyond the obvious fruit of salvations and healings, can good come from Lakeland, as some have suggested, even with the recent revelations concerning Todd Bentley? Yes, but only if there is complete honesty and transparency, the removal of all attempts at self-preservation, and absolute humility from all sides.

…mistakes were made and must be acknowledged and learned from in order for us to heal, grow and move forward.

Some of my closest friends endorsed and participated in the Lakeland meetings…Should those who "aligned" Todd with spiritual fathers (which was a good thing and positioned him to receive help if he chooses to accept it) have realized to do so publicly was a mistake and could be interpreted by those watching in no other way than as a complete endorsement? Yes, they should have, especially when the event became a commissioning ceremony, complete with decrees and prophecies of going to higher levels, predictions of Todd’s increasing world-wide influence and leading a world-wide revival, emphatic and prolific endorsements of his character, etc.

...We, the leaders of the charismatic community, have operated in an extremely low level of discernment. Frankly, we often don’t even try to discern. We assume a person’s credibility based on gifts, charisma, the size of their ministry or church, whether they can prophesy or work a miracle, etc. (Miracles and signs are intended to validate God and His message, not the messenger; sometimes they validate the assignment of an individual, but never the person’s character, lifestyle or spiritual maturity.) We leaders in the Church have become no different than the world around us in our standards for measuring success and greatness. This has contributed to the body of Christ giving millions of dollars to undeserving individuals; it has allowed people living in sin to become influential leaders – even to lead movement, allowing them influence all the way to the White House. Through our lack of discernment we built their stages and gave them platforms. We have been gullible beyond words – gullible leaders producing gullible sheep.

Check the whole thing out here. It's long, but it's worth a read!

My take: I'm glad that God doesn't wait until we're perfect to use us in mighty ways. There's hope for me! I don't have to do everything right or a certain way for God to heal others or save souls.