Friday, December 18, 2009

Help Stop Fox Hunting in Colorado

While I always agree that hunting is an ethical God given right, I think that I would have to agree with the author on this one.... fox hunting in Colorado should be banned!

Please help ban fox hunting in Colorado ~

Peter Cottontail

Thursday, December 17, 2009

12 of 12 - December 2009

8:26 AM - Fixing Brooke's coffee.

8:35 AM - Taking Amanda's temperature.

8:36 AM - Sully LOVES to sit in front of the space heater. Amanda was sitting in a chair in my office so I turned the heater towards here. Sully was confused. The heater is never turned that way, so he sat where he usually sits to have the heater blow on him. As you can see, he was not getting much heat this way.

8:39 AM - Amanda's temperature was 100.4

9:21 AM - This is what I get to do once every three months...snake out our main sewer line. So much fun!

10:49 AM - Neither of the girls felt well.

1:09 PM - Working on lesson plans for Technology Application classes.

2:35 PM - Went to Electronic Discount to pick up a hard drive for my old laptop.

2:55 PM - Headed to Kroger to pick up cereal, pretzels, nuts and spices to make our traditional December "Hot Stuff" mix.

3:46 PM - Sonic, you make me happy this hour!

4:47 PM - Formatting the hard drive for the old laptop.

7:11 PM - Got everything out ready to start fixing our "Hot Stuff" mix.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 of 12 - November 2009

7:26 AM - Doggies helping wake up Amanda

7:41 PM - Writing today's lunch napkin poem.
I’m excited today is Thursday
Because I have after school art
Learning to use my God-given gift
To express what He puts in my heart

2:00 PM - Carrying mugs into the sanctuary to set up for volunteer appreciation on Sunday.

2:05 PM - Writing checks and doing a few things for Tammy who was out of town.

2:15 PM - Putting rubber bands in Thanksgiving In A Bag door hangers for volunteers to hand out on Saturday.

3:01 PM - Getting back from Sonic Happy Hour with Pastor Philip.

6:31 PM - Brooke was recovering from surgery so the Kerrs brought some yummy dinner.

6:53 PM - Brooke and Amanda chillin out and eating dinner.

6:34 PM - Brooke and Boo chillin out.

7:32 PM - Rob's posters for his Technology Application class.

8:49 PM - Working on a Power Point for the 5th-6th grade Technology Application class.

8:55 PM - Boo offering moral support while I work on my lessons plans for Technology Application.

12 of 12 - October 2009

7:45 AM - Writing Amanda's napkin poem for the day.
Yea! Finally
It’s back to school I go
My fever’s gone and I feel good
From my head down to my toe.

8:28 AM - My usual Monday morning routine...counting offering with Tammy.

9:30 AM - Installing new safe.

10:09 AM - The Monday morning prayer ladies. I always set up their table and chairs.

12:13 PM - Eating a bologna sandwich and chips while listening Rush Limbaugh (streaming radio on my phone).

12:30 PM - The doggies like it when we come home for lunch and they get out of their crate and get a little extra love.

1:29 PM - So thankful Harry made this purchase for the church before he retired. MUCH easier than dragging out the GIANT A-frame ladder (the two man A-frame ladder I should say).

4:22 PM - Me cleaning the sanctuary windows (yes, from the outside)

6:46 PM - Boo always comes to offer moral support when I working on stuff at home.

6:46 PM - Boo always comes to offer moral support when I working on stuff at home.

6:59 PM - God's food!

7:37 PM - Dropped a HOT french fry off the tray when I took them out of the oven to stir them. Boo wolfed it down before I could grab it. Everything seemed OK...for about 5 minutes then up it came...and came...and came...and...well, you get the idea.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Author of "Separation of Church and State"

American Minute with Bill Federer

December 3

President Thomas Jefferson, author of the phrase "Separation of Church and State," asked Congress to ratify a treaty with the Kaskaskia Indians, which they did DECEMBER 3, 1803.

Negotiated shortly after the Louisiana Purchase by future President William Henry Harrison, the Kaskaskia Indian Treaty stated:

"And whereas the greater part of the said tribe have been baptized and received into the Catholic Church, to which they are much attached, the United States will give annually, for seven years, one
hundred dollars toward the support of a priest of that religion, who will engage to perform for said tribe the duties of his office, and also to instruct as many of their children as possible, in the
rudiments of literature, and the United States will further give the sum of three hundred
dollars, to assist the said tribe in the erection of a church."

Later in 1806 and 1807, two similar treaties were made with the Wyandotte and Cherokee tribes.

On April 26, 1802, Thomas Jefferson extended a 1787 act of Congress in which special lands were designated:

"For the sole use of Christian Indians and the Moravian Brethren
missionaries for civilizing the Indians and promoting Christianity."

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Weird Postcard!

Who says there are not genuinely crazy people out there? We got this bizarre postcard in the mail at church yesterday. You can see the front of the postcard here and if you click on the text graphics below it, you should be able to read the really weird stuff that was folded up and taped to the back of the postcard. (One objectionable word as well as a web page address and email address have been obscured). All I can say is, "Wow".

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Favorite Christmas CD Lyrics - Day One

One of my favorite Christmas CDs is Ska-La-La-La-La by Bunch of Believers. I thought I'd share the lyrics from some of the songs over the next few days.


Long about November, I got a twinkle in my eye
I start craving eggnog, and the smell of pumpkin pie
Going up to the attic, I find those Christmas lights
Untangling every single cord
even if it takes half the night
Everything is ready for a huge display
I've got the Christmas spirit and I'm not ashamed

I'm gonna light up the world, gonna light up the world
Gonna light up the world at Christmas-time
Light up the world

Lights around the windows, lights up on the roof
Got 'em on Lil' Buddy's doghouse
hangin' from the birdfeeder, too
The trees have all been covered
yeah, they're even all over the lawn
And if you think "It's just too much"
Well, just wait till I turn 'em on

I hear you say, "Where is Santa?"
Well, you might think I'm crazy
I've got him in the manger scene
bowing down to a baby

Flip the switch, flip the switch
The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light
Lord, my heart is ready for a huge display
I've got the holy spirit and I'm not ashamed