Well...what can I say about the Health Care Destruction debacle? Americans got what they voted for and no one who voted for Obama or for a Democrat representative (save the very few with courage, not including the pseudo-Pro-life impostors) can complain. Obama promised to "radically transfom" America and that's about the only promise he's kept. We will now see what a sobering thing it is to live by the consent of the governed.
I like Drudge's headline tonight: "A Day Which Will Live in Infirmary"...
We drink a fair amount of coffee around here, especially with our kids being old enough to join in the fun. So we also go through a fair number of coffee pots as well. This week I had to replace our main coffeemaker again, ordering our third in a row Hamilton Beach BrewStation. At least with this kind we don't have to worry about breaking the carafe :-)
The latest Teaching Co. course in my DVD player is Great American Bestsellers: The Books that Shaped America...24 books set in the context of their period and the issues facing the nation at those times. There are many I haven't read, and have been delighted to find that several of them are available free on the Kindle!
In the past two weeks I've gotten serious about a part of my health that has taken back burner with all the orthopedic issues: diabetes. I haven't monitored my blood sugar for years other than when I'm in the hospital and forced to, but as I've seen those numbers climb in the past few months I've come to the conclusion that all my other troubles are no excuse for not keeping this under control. So I've gone back to the only diet that has ever worked to keep my diabetes under control--a very low-carb diet. I've had instant results...my blood sugars are 60 points lower after meals than they were before changing my eating. And I've also found an easy way to keep track of my progress: SugarStats.
Today I'm enjoying a bouquet of white roses straight from Emily Bruckart Scifres' wedding last night. I'm sorry I couldn't be there, but sending my congratulations to Em and Jesse...I'm loving the flowers!
And by way of the great little site Of First Importance today:
“The Christian life is the life of sons and daughters; it is not the life of slaves. It is freedom, not bondage. Of course, we are slaves of God, of Christ, and of one another. We belong to God, to Christ, to one another, and we love to serve those to whom we belong. But this kind of service is freedom. What the Christian life is not, is a bondage to the law, as if our salvation hung in the balance and depended on our meticulous and slavish obedience to the letter of the law. As it is, our salvation rests upon the finished work of Christ, on His sin-bearing, curse-bearing death, embraced by faith.”
- John Stott, The Message of Galatians (Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 1968), 108-109.
Hoping to have some good news to share on my hip journey by next week. Thank you for your prayers, and stay tuned...