So you’ve noticed my posts have been sparse? April and May seem to be as busy as December for this family, and I’m sure for many others as well, what with school functions, piano lessons, and sports wrapping up just before summer is upon us. But, no excuse, I’ve been charmed by the great outdoors and simply don’t want to be near my computer, other than the time required for work. Spring has been gorgeous. The weather here in Georgia has been mild, fresh and beautiful. We got all of our planting done in early April and now the flowers are blooming, and my tomatoes are even beginning to set some flowers. Happy spring!
The United Arab States and the United Islamic States are inevitably coming,” said prominent Salafi preacher Safwat Hegazy at the rally. “And soon we will have one caliph to rule us all.
As for the part about the Copts being protected by Islam…yea, right. The Christians in the Middle East were protected too. That’s why there are hardly any of them left there.
Ahhhh….more liberal media hypocrisy.
Osama Bin Laden has finally been brought to justice. Apparently, he was killed by a team of elite forces early Monday in Pakistan. He was hiding out not in a cave, but in a huge and costly house in Abbottobad.
Apparently, the body was immediately buried at sea, because it would have been difficult to find a country willing to take the remains, and also done in accordance with Muslim tradition, which requires speedy burial. Hmmm…that bothers me a little. I think the world should have seen that dead body. Americans want to know that Bin Laden is truly gone. I hope that there will be at least a small amount of closure for those who lost loved ones on 09/11. This is the type of man who tests our faith when we are reminded that Jesus told us to pray for our enemies. To pray for this man’s soul is difficult indeed. But don’t be fooled that this is an ending. This is only the beginning.
I know a lot of folks follow with interest the lives, loves and scandals of the Royals. However, I’m not usually the least bit interested. Nevertheless, I found myself in a bit of a recuperating stage yesterday and too tired to read, so I turned on the TV and actually was in time to catch a rerun of the big wedding. I must say, I was impressed by a few details. The bride was stunning, and her gown was so elegant and beautiful. How refreshing that she was actually covered. What a lovely change from so many celebrity-type weddings.
It was wonderful to hear a sermon about the true meaning of marriage go out to the whole world. It’s no surprise that 50% of marriages end in divorce, because so few people realize that marriage is a sacrament, and it is a sacrament of service. It isn’t just about what a person will get out of it, but about what a person puts into it. And, for a marriage to be successful, both partners have to put in their entire selves. It’s not easy. It takes work. The fuzzy warm feelings will be missing from time to time, but that is not a good reason to get a divorce. Unfortunately, way too many people don’t seem to understand this.
Lastly, while it’s hard to see spending millions of dollars on one wedding (yes – lots of poor could be fed for all that money), yet still, the world needs and craves beauty in the proper setting. The wedding was solemn and beautiful. It was a wonderous showcase for traditional marriage, a tradition that holds society together. And in this overly politically correct world of ours, there were no apologies, as well there shouldn’t be, for the fact that it was overtly Christian.
Blessings to you William and Kate.
The pastor, Terry Jones, is certainly making a name for himself. I don’t know much about him, other than his previous notorious threat to burn the Qur’an, but I credit him with understanding that the West is at war with Islam, and due to our infatuation with political correctness, we are losing. Sharia is fast encroaching, and what recently happened to the pastor is simply unbelievable. He was arrested and jailed for the intent to exercise his right of free speech, something that under the First Amendment is not illegal – unless you’re living under Sharia Law. We must fight Sharia in the US.
Being that it is Holy Week, I’m trying to stay off the computer as much as possible. However, I ran across this article today, and I felt that everyone should read it. Pay particular attention to the last few paragraphs where the author quotes Melvin Anchell, M.D. He has some important things to say, of which I’ve posted before, regarding the latency period in a child’s life. This is so important, and our society is ignoring it, much to our detriment. All the sex “education” that is forced on our children during this early part of a child’s development is doing our children not one single bit of good. In fact, it is harming all of us.