Monthly Archives: October 2007

Happy Reformation Day!

I find it odd there are no cards or candy specifically for Reformation Day. After all, it is way more significant than that silly Halloween business.

Anyway, I wish you a Happy Reformation Day! Semper Reformanda!

“Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Holy Scriptures or by evident reason-for I can believe neither pope nor councils alone, as it is clear that they have erred repeatedly and contradicted themselves-I consider myself convicted by the testimony of Holy Scripture, which is my basis; my conscience is captive to the Word of God. Thus I cannot and will not recant, because acting against one’s conscience is neither safe nor sound. Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me.” 

                      –Martin Luther

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Long Overdue Josiah Update

 It has been a while since I’ve updated about Josiah and put up some fun pictures. Here is the latest with him:

  • When he went for his 6-month check up and he was 14lbs 4 oz, and 26.5 inches long. For those of you who keep track of such things (me) he’s in the 50th percentile for head size, 25th percentile for length and 5th percentile for weight. He’s a little guy.
  • He is not only rolling over like a champ, but also trying to crawl. He can get on all fours and then rocks, and even moves his back legs but hasn’t put it all together yet. Right now to get places he does a ‘trench crawl'(the only way to describe it) and leg push-off combo.
  •  He can get anywhere he wants–no obstacle is too daunting. Mommy or daddy’s legs in the way? Just squat and lauch yourself over.
  • He has become extremely curious about everything. He likes to watch what we do and take notes.
  • He is eating all kinds of fruits and vegetables. So far his favorites are bananas with blueberries.
  • He is working on finger foods. He loves his little Gerber puffs and has even managed to get a few in his mouth.
  • He is a little heatbox. While some children’s toes might get cold in this little cold snap we have going in Houston right now, Josiah’s toes actually give off heat.
  • His favorite toy is an empty plastic ziploc bag–he likes to hold it with his feet. He also loves a Halloween card that his Aunt Trisha sent him–he loves to look at it and turn it over in his hands.
  • He absolutely loves computers. Whenever he gets his little fingers on the keyboard, he goes to town! He even managed to change my wallpaper on my laptop at a recent ‘photoshoot’.
  • We had his pictures taken again by Chase Pedigo. They look GREAT. I can’t wait to post some up here.
  • We went to the Dr. today because he has been gasping and choking every now and again and we wanted to make sure it wasnt anything serious. The doctor thought it was probably acid reflux and even though there was nothing to do about it, ordered a test to confirm it. After waiting over an hour at the hospital for our insurance to confirm benefits, we found out that we would owe over $400 for the test!! We decided that confirming something we already suspected and cannot do anything about was not worth the money.
  • At the aforementioned doctor’s appointment Josiah weight 2 oz less. We attribute that to the plums in his diet–they have kept him extra regular.

Here are a few recent pictures of the good king Josiah:

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Online Learning – Free History Lessons

I have recently finished Mike’s most recent biography he has posted over at outside the camp on John Gill.  Right now he has six biographies: Aurelius Augustine, Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Owen, John Bunyan, and John Gill.  These wonderful biographies are short, full of information and well written.  I recommend these for everyone, history buff or not!  I hope that they whet your appetite for more in-depth learning or refresh you on stories that you may already know.  Thanks for all of your hard work on these Mike!

–Dirk

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Josiah’s Birth

I finally made myself sit down and write out the story of Josiah’s birth. If you look at the top of the page, it has its very own permanent link! Enjoy!

 –Kathy

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Huh.

Who knew Dirk had an actual system.

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This is probably closer to my system, but since I don’t have a desk, I get to make fun of Dirk’s instead.

Dirk’s Response:

I would just like to point out that my desk doesn’t look that bad.  I have converted my college system of post-it notes to a more sophisticated system of piles.  Everything has a spot and it isn’t nearly as bad as that picture.
–Dirk

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GIG ‘EM: AGGIES #1; t.u. #5

I have to admit that I love college football.  There was a point in my life that I was disgusted with it, but that is what will happen to you after three seasons with a team working six days a week.  But now I am back to loving it.  I won’t let it control my life, I have better things to do than watch every game on Saturday….like study Greek.  However I do make picks every week with some friends for bragging rights and I try to watch/listen to the A&M games.  I would like to point out yesterday’s outcome of games.

Yesterday the Fightin’ Texas Aggies beat OSU in a close game to move to 2-0 in the Big XII conference.  This puts them sitting #1 in the South division.  That other school in Austin (t.u.) lost yesterday to OU bringing their record to 0-2 in Big XII play.  This is very significant to me.  For years the ranking polls and media have had this crazy unhealthy love/crush on the Longhorns.  Except when they won the national championship a couple of years ago they are consistently over-ranked and this 0-2 start is music to my ears.  Maybe this time they will drop down in the rankings where they belong and the media’s love affair with them will be over (especially ABC’s Brent Musburger who seems to always bring all comments back to t.u.).  I probably would not mind the positive comments about t.u. if they were true.  For example I just can’t agree that Colt McCoy is this greatest QB and leader on the field.  He is good, but not the best I’ve ever seen.  Yesterday they even talked about how 3 of his 4 interceptions last week weren’t his fault….right, that’s it, whatever they say.  I digress. 

All this to say AGGIES SIT #1 and t.u. #5 in the Big XII South!  WHOOOOOOP!

–Dirk

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Scary

I saw this video and it gave me a stomach ache. I could tell myself “Man, I’m glad I have a boy”, but instead I’m convicted about my own vanity.

This video is not for the squeamish. [I don’t think it is worse than one might see on network television, but that is not saying much]

It is pretty graphic, but it definitely makes its point that we–not only our children–are being shaped by the media. I don’t agree with their proposed solution, but I definitely agree with their assessment of the problem. Again, it is graphic, please accept my appologies, as I expect you will be offended. But I guess that is the point.

Charm is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.   Proverbs 31:30

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