I've exulted in what will probably be our last frosty-cold week in this oh-so-unusual winter. At least as the temps creep back toward our south Texas spring, I have had more than a normal string of truly winterish weeks. May it happen again next year...
This is not fair. I should get to do the potty training years over again...why couldn't they have had THIS
when I needed it?
There was something surreal about watching Egypt this week that was reminiscent of the jubilant crowds at the Berlin Wall in various Eastern European countries in the 80s, the protesters in Tiananmen Square in '89, and the tearing down of the Saddam Hussein statue in the last decade. While some of these situations turn out better than others, I haven't seen one yet where the dreams of the protesters come anywhere near being realized. It's worth remembering that no human is immune from the excesses and abuses of power.
Goodbye Robert Gibbs. We'll miss you. Or not.
This is the month where rubber meets road. Is the new crop of congressmen willing to make the REALLY hard choices? And will WE be willing to support them when they try to cut something from which we are personally benefiting if it's something the federal government shouldn't be doing in the first place?
Trust is a very hard thing to regain. Or to re-extend.
I'm listening to the fascinating The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
. If you're interested in medicine, cancer research, medical ethics, women's health issues, the history of race relations in this country, or just love a good true-life detective story, don't miss this one.
in time to make a valuable contribution to my Scripture memory commitment this year, I found Janet Pope's little book, His Word in My Heart: Memorizing Scripture for a Closer Walk with God
. What a blessing it's been. It's given me not only helpful hints for learning long passages, but more importantly it's given me even more motivation and rationale for doing it. So far this year, I've memorized all of Philippians 1, half of Philippians 2, and I hope to have the whole book in my heart by Easter. You can watch my progress on the left sidebar. (If it disappears you'll know I gave up!)
If you follow me on facebook, you know that I'm in the middle of yet another hunt for an appliance, this time a vacuum cleaner. It is so frustrating to go through a vacuum every year to two years. I think I just need a permanent cleaning service instead. How come I used my faithful old Kenmore for nearly twenty-five years and now I can't keep one for two?
Time for me to finish fine-tuning the school plans for the week and get a grocery list made. Even though the population around here is shrinking, the ones left still want to eat :-) Have a great week!
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