Thursday, November 30

Why Just Drop the Abortion Issue?

Wisconsin State Journal tells the state it is time to drop any bills limiting abortion because (a) it is a decisive issue, and (b) some pro-life people lost.



(a) Shall we drop the issue of homosexual marriages too? It's decisive too. Do you think that would holler "yippee" if everyone just stepped back and accepted marriage as between one man and one women? Hey, everyone voted for it too!

(b)Many pro-life people won in the state including Van Holland statewide. There is little reason to believe that people voted the way they did because of the life issue. Look at Vinehout in western Wisconsin. She has said that she is pro-life even tho. she is a Dem. and won.

I just think that the Wisconsin State Journal is scared of the success this state has had in advancing toward protecting life. Let them. And let it continue.

H/T Jessica McBride

Thursday, November 23

A Thankful Heart: Easy when empty, hard when full.

Is it ironic that what we are thankful for often is what we have been deprived of? The sick person is thankful for his health. The man out of work is thankful for the provision of food. The lonely man is thankful for friends. The man in North Korea is thankful for his one page of a bible.

So what am I thankful for this year?

Family mostly. Although I am celebrating with my roommate and his wonderfully gracious family there is a part of the heart that just cannot be replaced by the warm touch of home.

God is honored however by our thanks even in times of loss. In everything give thanks we are told. That means that we should be thankful even for those things that have not gone well. The Pilgrims were probably the best suited to give thanks for their food because they--at first--didn't have food.

Are you having a hard time being thankful? Are you like me and having a hard time really being thankful for our basic necessity of food? We had oatmeal for breakfast. Not my favorite. Could I be thankful not only for what I don't have but also for the things that I do? Like the Proverb, when I am full I have a tendency to complain about food and other things I'm thankful for but to deny the Lord.

I'm thankful for what I don't have. That is right, and may I say easy. Lord, give me a heart to be thankful for what I have in abundance as well which is much harder.

Monday, November 13

Final stats: My partner and I--fourth. 2nd place speaker.

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I DO love Moot Court.

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Diving into 6 feet of water???? Shows you what can happen to the brain

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Final thank you to Robert for being such a great partner.

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At the beach....

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Here are some pics from my recent Moot Court trip. What a blast! My partner Robert Hogan is next to me. Kirsten and Caleb are the other team.

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Monday, November 6


Today America is your day to decide which way the country will go. Higher taxes, or more control over the way you spend YOUR money. Family, or more children left without a Mom and a Dad or no life at all. Defense of our country or peace at cost (even final destruction). It is your choice.

You know what is right, and tomorrow is your day to do it....and encourage your friends to do the same.


Personal note: Here is the race I have been helping out with:

I hope to have a few pics of the amazing team I have been working with door knocking and phoning.