Monthly Archives: May 2007

Second Video of Josiah

Here’s another one. Enjoy!

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First Video of Josiah!

I finally sat down uploaded a video! Its not that exciting, but I thought it was cute. More to come! –Kathy

p.s. NO he does not have red hair. Thats just the lighting in the bedroom. His hair looks more like a light brown.

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Biblical Worship

Grace Reformed Baptist Church is where Kathy and I are members.  Among many wonderful things this body does it puts out a journal called “Simply the Gospel.”  This journal consists of articles by the elders, deacons, and other members of the church body on relevant topics.  I encourge you to stop by and read some of the current and past articles.  The current issue is about Biblical Worship and the articles include: 

Liturgy-Does Order Really Matter?
Modern Worship-In Spirit and in Truth?
The Sound of (Worship) Music
Expository Preaching and the Recovery of Biblical Worship
A Taste of Heaven —Book Review
Baptist Born out of Real “Woship Wars”

I have not read these articles yet, but it is always a pleasure to read the things written here in Simply the Gospel.  –Dirk

Side note:  I forgot to add Justin and Rebecca to the blogroll, sorry.  You are there now!

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I just couldnt help myself

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I know this outfit is way too big and he’s not loving being my model, but I just had to try this outfit out. The shorts look tiny when they are off, and HUGE when they are on. Anyway, I just thought I would share what he did pretty much all last week (The crying, not the modeling).

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Hooray for booksales!

Saturday was the annual “Friends of the Library in Kingwood” or F.O.L.K. booksale. Dirk actually encouraged me to go to this one (which means he really wants me to be able to get out of the house, normally he would try to bar me from going and bringing more books into the house). I originally went to look for children’s books for Josiah, but since I have only limited experience in that area, I had no clue what would be good and useful for him. Also, Until he’s a little older I guess its probably not a good idea to expose him to so many germs when he’ll definitely be putting the books in his mouth.

BUT, I did get some good books for me and for Josiah when he gets older. This past year and a half I’ve been wanting to read more classics–the books that show up on all the lifetime reading lists–or ones I read in high school. So this was a GREAT place to buy them. I onlt spent $12.50! Here are the books I bought(in order of how I pull them out of the sack):

Our Town, Thorton Wilder (I saw this play In high school and didnt “get it”)

Master and Commander, Patrick O’Brian

Billy Budd and Other Tales,  Herman Melville

Doctor Faustus, Christopher Marlowe

Macbeth, Shakespeare (Shakespeare Made Easy Edition)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Shakespeare (Shakespeare Made Easy Edition)

To Kill a Mockingbird,  Harper Lee

Beowulf

Night, Elie Wiesel

Lord of the Flies, William Golding

Les Miserables, Victor Hugo

Spoon River Anthology, Edgar Lee Masters

50 Great American Short Stories, Authors include Faulkner, Hawthorne, Twain, Poe, Hemmingway, and lots of others

The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

Animal Farm, George Orwell

Dubliners, James Joyce

A Raisin in the Sun, Lorraine Hansberry

A Few others that I dont think are considered classics that I got:

Cold Mountain, Charles Fraizer

Inventing a Nation, Gore Vidal

When the Legends Die, Hal Borland ( I read it as a junior)

 Ok, so maybe these books really are for me since Josiah is not even six-weeks old, but I’m planning on keeping them and building a library for him so he–and his future siblings, Lord willing–will have all these great books at their fingertips. 

I dont know when I’ll get to read these in the next year or two, but I’m making it a goal so read one a month. We’ll see how it goes…

 –Kathy

 AUTHOR’S NOTE: Looking at this list now, I see that a lot of these books/plays may not be considered classics, they are just books I had to read in high school–there IS a difference. I just wanted to reread them or own a copy of each for future use.

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Colic Woes–and Good News!

Josiah receiving some momentary comfort from the pain

This weekend we found out that Josiah probably has colic. He had been fussy and crying all day on Saturday so we decided to call the doctor’s office and find out if we were missing something. The nurse had the doctor call us and we described his behavior and he said that he probably had colic. I was so bummed! Everything was going so well with him and then we got hit with the possibility of him crying for the next month or two. His crying spells are now mostly at night and only last about 30minutes to an hour, so we really can’t complain. From what I’ve heard, most colicky babies can cry for several hours.

I received a magazine in the mail that had an article that said that around 60% of babies with colic are in pain due to the inability to break down the protein found in cow’s milk. It suggested that mothers who breastfeed should stay away from dairy products. I am led to believe this is true because last night Dirk and I had a milkshake and all morning today Josiah screamed in pain–from 5:30 to noon! I realized that I had started eating cereal around the time that Josiah started with his colic–so that might explain the nightime crying as well. Today I didnt have any dairy at all and Josiah’s crying only lasted about 15 to 20 minutes and it was much less intense. He didnt seem to be in pain at all!

 I’m so excited that this might be a breakthrough. The only downside(and it is a very selfish complaint) is that this means no ice cream.

I will keep you posted about his progress and let you know of complete elimination of milk is the way to go! –Kathy

Josiah and Daddy

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Gay Govenor Now a Priest?

I need to be studying for my Greek exam coming up, but when I saw this article on the news page as I logged into yahoomail, I couldn’t resist.  Former Gov. of New Jersey James McGreevey, who proclaims to be “a gay American” (is that equivilant to a north or south American?), is now entering an Episcopal seminary.  Here are some of the highlights of the article:

 “…had an extramarital affair with a male aide, and said he would resign that November. The aide denies having an affair and claims he was sexually harassed by the former governor.” 

“Religion has become an issue in his contentious divorce proceedings”

How does this qualify him for ministry?  I’m confused?–Dirk

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