Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Observation - Scientific Proof of Creation

Hello Readers,
My wonderful husband stayed up way too late last night... but I'm glad he did because he found this video. I watched it when I got home from work today and I was very impressed. I've done a fair amount of research on the Creation vs. Evolution argument, but I've never heard what this guy had to say. If you want reasonable, logical, SCIENTIFIC proof that Creation is true and evolution (i.e. random chance) isn't, watch this video. I haven't had time to go through the rest of his website yet, but I'm sure it has good stuff on it. This man is truly brilliant, but his proof is so simple that anybody could understand it.
Link to his website:
http://www.cosmicfingerprints.com/
Link to the video:
http://perry.fingerprints.s3.amazonaws.com/index.htm

I hope you enjoy and I hope that you'll use this to talk to any atheists or evolutionists that you know.

Until next time....

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hero - John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

"We will never forget them nor the last time we saw them, as they prepared for their journey and waved good bye and... slipped the surly bonds of earth, to touch the face of God" - President Ronald Reagan, after the space shuttle Challenger disaster (Jan 28, 1986).

President Reagan took some of those words from this beautiful poem called "High Flight"

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth

And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth

Of sun-split clouds, - and done a hundred things

You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung

High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,

I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung,

My eager craft through footless halls of air...


Up, up the long, delirious burning blue

I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace

Where never lark, or ever eagle flew -

And, while the silent, lifting mind I've trod

The high untrespassed sanctity of space,

Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.


The young man who wrote this poem was John Gillespie Magee, Jr. During the Battle of Britain (summer and fall of 1940), while the U.S. was still officially neutral, many young American men would cross the border into Canada and enlist in the Royal Canadian Air Force. John, age 18, was one of these brave men who, though breaking the law, crossed the border and volunteered to fight the Nazis. Within a year, he was sent to England and was qualified to fly the Supermarine Spitfire. In the skies over Britain and France, he battled the German Luftwaffe and quickly rose to the rank of Pilot Officer. In September of 1941, while John was test flying a newer model of the Spitfire V, he was inspired to write a poem about "touching the face of God." In a letter to his parents, he jotted down the two verses above.

On December 11, 1941, just three days after the U.S. joined the war, John was killed in a tragic collision with another fighter plane. A farmer testified that he saw the Spitfire pilot struggle to push back the canopy. The pilot (John) finally stood up to jump from the plane. He was, however, too close to the ground for his parachute to open and he died instantly. John was 19 years old.

John Gillespie Magee, Jr. is the hero of the day because he gave his life for freedom. Take a moment to silently thank God for all the men and women throughout history who've given their lives for freedom. Freedom is never free... John paid the price.


Sunday, July 26, 2009

Observation - Marriage

Dear Readers,
As a newlywed, I get a lot of marriage advice, both from other people and from books I read and a particular radio program I listen to (www.markgungorshow.com). I sift through all this advice and decide what to apply to my marriage and what to ignore; most of the advice I apply in one way or another, one situation or another. Because of all the good advice and because of a little hard work, I believe that my husband and I have a very good marriage. Now, before you burst out laughing, readers, and make fun of me because "I'm still a newlywed, how would I know what a good marriage is?" and "I haven't been married long enough to have to deal with any big problems that will really test the mettle of my marriage", consider a different aspect. I think that the mettle of a marriage is tested in the boring, day-to-day life that one person spends with the other. If two people can't get along and be nice and polite and kind to each other on a day-to-day basis, there's little chance that they'll survive when a real crisis hits. If they lose respect for one another and treat each other like crap, a big problem (such as financial difficulties or ruin, death of a family member or child, decision to move to another state, etc.) will only tear them farther apart. See, a relationship is built (or destroyed) every day, it isn't built or destroyed when a crisis hits.
And that's why I say that I believe my husband and I have a good marriage. We're not only lovers but also best friends. We respect each other, we're kind to each other (even when it's difficult to be), we work through our little problems, and we do our best to fight together, against the world, instead of fighting with each other. I know that when a real crisis hits, we're going to make it through and be okay because of the relationship we're building today and tomorrow and because I know he's on my side and I'm on his.
There is, of course, exceptions to this. You hear of couples who, when a crisis hits, it draws them back together after being emotionally damaging to each other for months or years. But these cases are rare. If you see your spouse as the "enemy" in a little spat today, what makes you think you'll see him/her as the "good guy" tomorrow when your child is hit by a car and instantly killed or when he/she gets a job offer in another state and wants to go but you refuse to leave your home and family?
Now obviously, every couple has their difficulties, every couple has fights. I'm not by any means saying you should live in a dream-like state of nirvana. But keep in mind what's at stake here. I know if I don't work at my marriage, if I treat my husband like crap when I don't feel like being nice, if I'm rude and spiteful, that I'm slowing destroying my marriage and there'll be nothing left to get us through the tough times.
And that, dear readers, is my comment for the day. Think on it, will you?

Friday, July 24, 2009

First Entry

Hello Readers,
After much consideration, I've decided to start a blog on here. Why? you might ask. Well, one reason would be because I think I'm driving my husband crazy with how much I talk to him. Having a blog gives me a different outlet so he doesn't have to listen to everything I want to talk about. Second, I just plain like to write about things and I get ideas all the time of things I want to write about, but without an outlet for my writing, my ideas are wasted.
I think (though I haven't totally decided yet) that I'm going to have three categories of things that I'll write about, instead of just being totally random. 1. Challenge - Any articles written under this category will be a challenge for my readers to do something for someone else. Every person out there has some problem in their life but I've found that when we start to focus on other's and their problems, our problems seem to shrink and sometimes even go away. By focusing on others, our problems are put in context of what's really important. 2. Hero - I think that way too much of our lives are focused on bad people and what they do. Consider for example the news media; no matter what station you watch, or website or newspaper you read, most of the stories are about bad things and bad people. After awhile, this can really start to get to you and you may start to wonder if there's even any good people left out there. Well, I think there's lots of good people out there and these articles will tell you about them and the heroic thing that they did. 3. Observation - The "observation" articles will be about all those other things that I want to make a comment about but that don't fall under the first two categories.
I don't know how often I'm going to be posting but I hope to add something at least twice a week. I hope my readers will find my blog entertaining and thought-provoking.