Wednesday, August 31, 2011

What If...?

What if, eight years ago, President Bush had announced, on one week's notice, that he wanted to give a major speech to Congress on the long-established date of the other party's presidential primary debate?

And what if he hadn't followed protocol and formally asked the House speaker to do so in advance?

And then, when he realized what an idiotic move that was, he asked to reschedule it opposite the kickoff of the opening NFL football game of the year?

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Wonderful Story: James is Home in Tennessee!

I hoped to have posted this earlier in the week, but our friends in TN have brought their little adopted son, James Ivan, home from Russia, concluding the stressful yet exciting saga of adoption. Now they have a lifetime of love and challenges to look forward to, so we pray for them as they deal with the multitude of things they must deal with—many of which they probably haven't thought about yet. Down's Syndrome can be like that.

Here is a picture of their son:

And if you want to read the uplifting blog post from which the picture came, click here.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

A Wonderful Story—Almost Home!

I'm the cautious type who will reserve his strongest happiness for when they reach the airport and get in their car in TN...but our friends have taken custody of their new son and will soon be on their way back to the USA. Let us pray that their flights, paperwork, etc. will be smooth; and that following their arrival home, everyone will be able to quickly and easily adjust to the necessary new arrangements that must be made.

Our friends write that today was a great day that went very well due to the prayers of many. I encourage you to keep up with their story.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Remember These Votes!

The debt bill that our president signed today is not now, nor will be, good for our economy. In about 15 months, most of the people who voted Yea or Nay on this bill will be up for election.

You should know how they voted.

And as a service to all the blog readers, you can click below to find out how your representatives and senators voted. And of course, the president signed it.

How the House of Representatives voted

How the Senate voted