Saturday, December 17, 2005

Girl Talk

I have just added Girl Talk to our sidebar. It is kept up by Mrs. C. J. Mahaney and her three married daughters, Nicole, Kristin, and Janelle. They post about courting, raising children, keeping traditions, and glorifying God in all you do.
This blog is a favorite with the girls in our family. About four thirty every afternoon, my mom reads their new post to us (my brother, Joel, usually doesn't stay around). We have all learned something and have laughed alot.
This past week's "Friday Funnies" was a surprise to us. My mom didn't actually expect her email to make it there. :-D
I hope you all grab the feed or stick this blog in your favorites.
P.S. You can read my mom's blog here.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

The Rebelution Needs YOUR Help!!!!!!

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Monday, December 05, 2005

A Question

Here is a controversial question:
Should women be in roles of leadership? Or more inportantly, should women be pastors? Can you use scripture to support your answer?

Its just something I was wondering. Please use the comment section to answer.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Thank God For the Pain in My Toes

We have just been listening to the speech Joni Eareckson Tada gave at the Desiring God National Conference. It was on suffering, bearing our cross, and not grumbling but having hope. What an excellent message! I fully recommend everyone who is able to listen to this.
After listening, I jumped up to go do something, but I bumped my foot by mistake. "Ow," I thought. "How stupid of me." Then it occured to me that I could feel my toes and Mrs. Tada could not. "Thank you God for the pain in my toes." I laughed.
Before I heard her speech, I had been grumbling because I was behind in my schoolwork (my own laziness, by the way) and I had a ton of homework to do and lots of college things I had to look up. Thank God, He knew what I needed. So, thank you God that I live in America with lots of books I can study, a brain that can take in knowledge, for toes to feel pain, and that You have even forgiven my laziness though I do not deserve it.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Reformation Day

Today, our family celebrates one of our favorite holidays. Every October 31, we celebrate Reformation Day. In the year 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the Castle Church door in Germany. Because of the printing press, the theses translated and distributed all over. Although sparks of reformation were appearing all over Europe, the distribution of the theses brought it fully to the attention of the world.
In our family, we watch an old video about Martin Luther (which is watched only once a year) and discuss the theology and various events and consequences of this brave man. This year, Jo and I looked for some German recipes for tonight's dinner.
Here are some suggestions you could do with your family:
  • Read Martin Luther's 95 theses. If you can't read Latin or German, here is a site with an English translation ;-)
  • Find some German foods to eat with dinner
  • Read about Martin Luther or one of the many other Protestant Reformers such as John Wycliffe or John Huss
  • Find some of the writings of the Reformers and discuss them.
That's just a few ideas to get you started.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!!
We love you very very very much!!!
Jo and Kirk

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Hello From Two Sisters

I am Johanna. My sister is Kirsten. We generally go by Jo and Kirk. By the way, my sister is not Captain Kirk from Star trek.
Kirk and I do almost everything together. We work better that way. Whatever Kirk can't do, I can, so we balance each other out. Kirk usually edits my posts.

Hello From Two Sisters

I am Kirsten. My sister is Johanna. We generally go by Kirk and Jo. By the way, I am NOT Captain Kirk from Star Trek.
Jo and I almost always do things together. We actually get along better that way. Whatever I can't do, she can do, so we balance each other out. Of course we are doing the same here. I'm afraid my writing is a bit "bookish", as Jo calls it, but she will help take out the strange and weedy words. :^)
The Scripture which we have used as our motto is Romans 8:38, 39.
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This I love because it is encouragement and promise to me. To think that of all the awful things happening in our world, not one of them is great enough to stop Jesus Christ from loving us.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The LORD of hosts is with us; The God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah Psalm 46:10, 11