Sunday, September 23, 2007

Don't Waste Your Cancer...

{check out my dad's blog:}

This past week, we found out that my dad has been diagnosed with stage 1 multiple myeloma. There's a lot I'd like to say, but I haven't really figured out how to express it yet. It has been very hard to process, but I remain convinced that God has not just allowed this to happen to my dad but appointed it. My dad and I are very close and of course I would not want him to go through this. At the same time, I know that he will use this to bring glory to God in a way that other people would not be able to do.

John Piper wrote an article entitled, "Don't Waste Your Cancer." You can view it here:

It is excellent and a great source of encouragement.

I think my dad's blog is evidence that he is not wasting this cancer...please check it out:

As Job says, "Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” and "Blessed be the name of the Lord."

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

News:UF Student Tasered At John Kerry Speech

Three thoughts:

1. It's amazing how this is presented as a student being tasered for "asking a question."

2. It's a great example of how if you yell loudly enough you can make people believe anything. As he is pushing cops, he's yelling, "I'm not doing anything!" I like how after he pushes the security guy, he will throw his arms up in the air like he did nothing wrong.

3. The actual event lasted several minutes. This would have gone down much differently if I had been in charge of security:

Student: I'd like to ask a follow up quest...ahhhhh....why are you tasering me...ahhhhh...why are you tasering me again...ahhh...why are you laughing as you are tasering me {etc., etc., until he was no longer conscious and we could carry him out peacably.}

Monday, September 10, 2007

Miss Teen USA 2007 - South Carolina answers a question

I had heard about this but someone just sent me this In fairness to her, I think she just forgot the question.