C.S. Lewis | “if you read history, you will find that Christians who did most for the present world, were those who thought the most about the next. The apostles themselves who went about the conversion of the Roman empire … all left their own lives as their minds were preoccupied with the things of heaven. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they become ineffective in this one. Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you will get neither.”
An Invasion February 10, 2008
“Babies are an invasion, all right. They are an invasion of love into our selfishness, an invasion of joy into our dullness, an invasion of mystery into our predictability, an invasion of purpose into our aimlessness, an invasion of wonder into our boredom, an invasion of life to carry on after we die. Babies are God’s invasion of blessing, promise and future.”
-–D.F. The Christian Leaders Family Journal pg. 94
Speaking of which, we’re having one.
Flying to Indianapolis…with a sandwich February 9, 2008
The security at the airport took away my drink and my yogurt, but went on to assure us that he would not take away my sandwich. Whew! In another attention-getting moment a woman driving a little cart almost did a drive by, stealing it, and everyone drools when they see it…
“Never, never put your sandwich in a clear plastic bag if you don’t want to share it,” was the parting advice of the cart woman, (after she failed to nab the sandwich.) Yeah, homemade bread’ll do that to ya.
Happy Birthday, Steve! February 2, 2008
Steve did not mention in his previous post that it is his 26th birthday today – hence the wonderful “cake” (which is made even more welcome by the fact that my oven is out of commission! Thanks, Mom!!)
Happy Birthday, dear Steven . . . We are so blessed to have you in our lives & we pray that God will continue to bless you in the coming years as you serve Him! We love you!
What a mother – what a privilege to be nurtured by her even though we’re eight hours away from home!
Leave it to mom, who will spare no expense to show her love for her children…here’s the most expensive bodercook (sp) I’ll ever eat, airmailed from Toronto to Philly. I could not resist having a healthy slice before taking pictures of it!
BY EDGAR A. POE.
Now the Wissahickon is of so remarkable a loveliness that, were it flowing in England, it would be the theme of every bard, and the common topic of every tongue, if, indeed, its banks were not parcelled off in lots, at an exorbitant price, as building-sites for the villas of the opulent. Yet it is only within a very few years that any one has more than heard of the Wissahiccon […] the brook is narrow. Its banks are generally, indeed almost universally, precipitous, and consist of high hills, clothed with noble shrubbery near the water, and crowned at a greater elevation, with some of the most magnificent forest trees of America, among which stands conspicuous the liriodendron tulipiferum. The immediate shores, however, are of granite, sharply defined or moss-covered, against which the pellucid water lolls in its gentle flow, as the blue waves of the Mediterranean upon the steps of her palaces of marble.
Amy and I enjoyed a small portion of the beautiful Wissahickon valley earlier this week, however I’ll use pictures to describe the beauty…
The most beautiful part of the valley:
Oh..the valley (click for more)