Faith is Not Believing that God can, It's Knowing that He Will


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Natural Law

One of my subjects this year is Logic. Kinda odd but it's been my favorite so far. I'm reading Richard Mayberry's "Whatever Happened to Justice?". This really challenges my mind in terms of what I've always thought. I read "Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?" last year for economics and loved it but I think I like this one even better. I've learned so much from it.

According to him the basis of all law is set on two principles known as "The Natural Law". He states that you can ask just about any adult in America what Natural Law is and they won't know much if anything about it. So far only one person I've asked knew anything about it.

Here they are,

1) All men are created equal and
2) Do not encroach on another man's rights.

Those are the two laws that apply to every religion on earth. Mayburry states that America was the only country built on those two laws in the history of mankind except maybe Switzerland. Once America was not just a place it was an idea. Americans were honest and hard working. They obeyed those two laws. They were moral. Today we are taught that morals are more of an opinion. Today's kids are not growing up immoral their growing up amoral. And statistics show that whenever the Natural Law is followed society flourishes but when people do not have their God-given rights civilization moves backward.

Natural Law was followed in America up until the 1970's. Before that time parents would say that they thought their children would have a better life than they had but during the 70's polls began to show the opposite. America does not have the good standing that it used to. Are we as honest? Are we as free? What is America heading for? At the rate we're going will it contiue to be the "City on a Hill"? Think about it. Are we following the Natural Law? Does our government follow the natural law?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Link in The Chain

A Christian prisoner in Cuba was asked to sign a statement containing charges against fellow christians that would lead to their arrests. He said:

"The Chain keeps me from signing this."

The Communist officer protested, "But you are not in chains!"

"I am," said the Christian. "I am bound by the chain of witnesses who throughout the centuries gave their lives for Jesus Christ. I am a link in that chain. I will not break it."
"Through thick and thin, keep your heart at attention, in adoration before Christ, your master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who askes why your living the way you are."

Peter The Apostle
Martyred in Rome, 65 A.D.

I read this story in dc Talks's book "Jesus Freaks" and I really thought it was neat.
We are a link in that chain. We are chained to the anchor of Christ who will mold us into links that are stronger than steel.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I Found This On YouTube

My mom and I were looking on YouTube for dances from Ballet Magnificat! and I found this one and thought I'd post it on here. Wow! I wish I was that good!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

I Didn't Get Suckered

We went to a fair today. It was a lot of fun but so cold! My favorite exhibit was the photography. So many different subjects and style, some beautiful-and some not. :)

One of my favorite things about a fair is the smells of all the food. And you know the food that smells the best is of coarse the fried ones.

Corn Dogs, fried onion rings, and of course...Funnel Cake! :)

Everything was incredibly overpriced. I mean $5 for funnel cake?

So you know what?

I didn't get suckered into buying anything! I was happy about that. lol ;)

But I enjoyed just seeing all the sights of the fair. The lamas that desperately need braces (haha), the massive horses, diary cows, huge, fluffy rabbits, and the donkeys.

After we left one exhibit we watched some of a youth variety show. There was a tap dancer that danced to 1920's music that I enjoyed watching and a girl who sang the song "I Hope You Dance".

There was a christian music group there that I didn't really care for. They sort of yelled the words out instead of singing them.

We had a fun day and it was actually the first time I've been outside and have been cold since April!

I had a good time and I'm happy that I didn't get suckered into buying anything!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Zucchini Bread... What Have I Done?

I love zucchini bread. I make it all the time. The muffins are especially good when they've been in the freezer and the chocolate chips have started to harden. I guess I just have weird taste buds. ;)

I have a habit of not remembering all the ingredients. I've been known to end up with muffins that are thin and a little mushy. That's what happened tonight. I don't do that very often and really I'm good at baking-you can ask my family!:)

And so I end up with twenty-four thin muffins instead of the thirty or so nice and tall ones.

I hate it when that happens!:)

But oh well at least I don't have to take them anywhere. I'm always nervous when I bake to take to a party or something. One time we took a pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting to a party and the baking soda wasn't mixed in all the way. Bitter, very bitter tasting!

I guess I didn't add enough flour.

I'll try to remember next time!:)


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

My Muscles Won't Do What I Say

I'm Irritated

I've been stretching a lot in the last month.

The more I stretch the more my muscles seem to tighten up.

I have been doing a lot of stretching this week and it just seems like my muscles are tighter than before. Part of the reason is because the leg that I hurt this summer gets sore when I do a lot of strenuous movement. I've been working really hard at getting my straddle split. But it just doesn't seem to be happening. Should I keep on doing all my exercises regularly or should I give my muscles a break? I'd appreciate a opinion.

Thought I'd vent my frustration a little!

A. L.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

"You Don't Think She's Mine Do You?!"

I've had an issue since Lily Kate has been born.

Whenever I hold her out in public I get looks.

You know what I mean, the looks that plainly show that they wonder what in the world I'm doing with her.
People look at me very questioningly.

And it makes me uncomfortable. It makes me not want to hold her in public. It makes me self conscious.

I've even had a women nosy can you get? :D

I was at a cosmetics store with my mom, Levi, and Lily Kate. I was holding Levi's hand and Mama was holding Lily Kate in her car seat. This really "put together" sales lady with super high heels and immaculate make-up was showing us different powders and all the "deals" you could get and when she finished she asked, "So who's babies are these?"

That's pretty pointed.

"Well..They're actually all mine!" my mom replied with a laugh.

I thought I should have said, "Well whose babies do you think they are nosy?" But I figured that wasn't exactly the way to win friends and influence people and was definitely not Christ-like! :) But I would have loved to see the look on her face!:D

How nosy can you possibly be? :)

I want a T-shirt that says in big capital letters "I'M NOT HER MOM I'M HER BIG SISTER!" printed on the front and back of the shirt.

But I'm trying to learn not to care what people think when they see Lily Kate ,and me together. Because, after all, I can't please everybody and I shouldn't try to. I don't like being looked at and I don't like being asked questions like that but does it really matter what they think? There's always going to be someone looking at me the wrong way. And if I get irritated by it I'm a pretty sensitive person! :)

I've found it's not easy being fourteen years older than my little sister. It's not easy holding her in public when my mom's checking out. But I'm trying to learn not to be disturbed by what people think of me when they see us together. I don't have any reason to be. The Lord knows my heart and that's just about all that really matters.

But boy is it irritating! ;)

Remember my post that had the quote, "A person with inner dignity is never embarrassed"? I'm working on that inner dignity!:P

From one SISTER,