Thursday, October 28, 2010

Think About This As You Fill Out Your Ballot

Government never gives. It only takes.

1 Samuel 8 - Passage Lookup - New International Version - "11 He said, 'This is what the king who will reign over you will do: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. 14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your menservants and maidservants and the best of your cattle [b] and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, and the LORD will not answer you in that day.'"

Friday, October 8, 2010


Caleb turned 11 today.
I tried, and tried, and tried to get him to engage in planning a party.
He resisted, and resisted, and resisted.
Finally, Caleb asked me, "Mom, couldn't we just have my family over?
You know, Grandma and Papa, and my aunts and uncles?"
Well, duh.
I am all about a high energy party. Caleb is all about low key.
He had a great night.
He chose chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, pizza, pop, chips,
veggies and ranch dip, and orange slices for his dinner.

Happy Birthday, Man.
You are you, and I love you just like that.