Monthly Archives: April 2008

faith needs feeding

     “The first step is to recognise  the fact that your moods change. The next step is to make sure that, if you have once accepted Christianity, then some of its main doctrines shall be deliberately held before you your mind for some time every day. That is why daily prayers and religious reading and church-going are necessary parts of the Christian life. We have to be continually reminded of what we believe. Neither this belief nor any other will automatically remain alive in the mind. It must be fed.” C.S.Lewis – Mere Christianity (Book 3, Chapter 11, para. 6)

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who is it?

outside of kyiv last month, my friends and I went to this camp… in the center of which was this statue…

who is it and why is it so beat up? can you make up a story or a caption?

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ahhhhh

1040 is in the mail… what a relief…

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tomorrow is tax day

nuff said, no posting today

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weather change

we had an AMAZING weather day yesterday… then it switched to cooler today, over 80 yesterday, high will be 55 today and cloudy today here in the ‘ville… Sweet Anna commented on how the weather affects our outlook on things… how true.

but with that in mind – with the weather and other factors which impact us from outside, isn’t it great to know that we are able to overcome the externals through the fruit of the Spirit which is self-control? a friend in the counselling world is recommending a book to ministry folks: Emotionally Healthy Spirituality… here’s a quote: “I never expected God to meet me through feelings such as sadness, depression, and anger.” Think about that for a second… as we go through “weather changes” we should remember that He is with us no matter what, no matter when, no matter where… he is with us, in us…

C.S.Lewis in Mere Christianity’s chapter “The Good Infection” talks about God beside or behind us… one of my students put it something like this… ‘God is there when we fall, pushing us up, holding us up.’ Indeed. God is there: He is our refuge. (see Psa. 46)  It’s like John says “in Him was life: and the life was the light of men” (John 1.5, AV) Isn’t it great to have that light guiding us… from the inside?

especially when the weather changes.

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two weekends

a P-51, me, a SR-71 and the USS ENTERPRISE (space shuttle)

last weekend was relaxing… there is a shot of me at the new(ish) Udvar-Hazy air and space museum last Sat: behind me are on the left a WWII P-51 on the other side of me below (your right) is an SR-71 and back in the back below Old Glory (USA flag) is the USS ENTERPRISE (space shuttle).

This weekend is a bit different, we’re doing a bit of spring cleaning… in the hall closet, Sweet Anna found treasures from long ago!

historic treasures found in the hall closet

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spring

it is without quesiton spring time… i have GOT to cut the grass! and the weeds are new and tender, I need to get the sprayer out to get the weeds! and there are clothes to wash, chores to do… and blah, blah, blah, and then there are weddings to attend, and the prom is next weekend, the NYC trip after that, then blah, blah, blah… and before you know it, graduation and then I’ll be in a jet plane bound for the heart land, where I will watch it turn summer… it’s a fast paced time of year… now, where is the motivation to start that lawn mower????

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