Archive for December, 2004

Friday, December 31st, 2004

Amazon has raised over $10 million dollars for the Red Cross relief effort in asia. At the time of this posting, $10,004,842.00 has been donated in 129,183 donations. Nice.

A Sign of Things to Come?

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I don’t know if I should be enjoying this headline and story as much as I am, but I sure do get a kick out of what George is doing (intentionally or unintentionally) in keeping the UN’s dirty hands off the relief we want to send to Asia.’s fundraising

Thursday, December 30th, 2004 has been collecting donations for the Red Cross relief effort in southeast Asia. As of this posting, they have collected $5,002,510.50 with 81,274 donations.
It’s really something to sit on the page and hit reload every minute or so.

“We finally decided not to do anything because the tourist season was in full swing”

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

I can’t imagine what these meteorologists must be feeling:
Minutes after the earthquake in the Indian Ocean Sunday morning, Thailand’s top meteorological experts met to consider the danger posed to the coast. But the economic impact on the nation’s tourism industry dissuaded them from warning those most in danger.
The experts also reportedly believed the quake […]

oh man

Thursday, December 30th, 2004

Death toll climbs to 120,000.

My dog would bark before earthquakes, but tsunamis?

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

60,000 dead people, but no dead animals?

A Lutheran Surprise

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

This is a fairly Lutheran post, so those of you who aren’t may have some trouble with the premise. I’m not really looking to get into a debate about the roles of men and women and “women’s lib” in the church with this post, so I don’t know that I’ll respond to any comments […]

And I’m off!

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

I’m finally getting a “Christmas” break to visit family! This get-together is about being thankful for God’s blessings of family, friends and materials, surely, but I can’t really pretend that it’s all about Jesus like a celebration of His birth should be.
I’m going to go wrap the gifts that I made (they […]

…and rightfully so…

Tuesday, December 28th, 2004

A California man beat his girlfriend and is being charged for murder…in the death of her 18 week old unborn baby.
Of course I’m glad the boyfriend is being charged with murder, but the fact that it wouldn’t be considered murder if the woman had not wanted the child is just sick and wrong. […]

Pray for open hearts

Monday, December 27th, 2004

Gospel for Asia responds to the deadly tsunami:
“In times like these, we know that God opens the hearts of those who suffer, and we pray that as our workers demonstrate God’s love to them, many of them will come to know for the first time that real security comes only through Him,” Brother […]


Monday, December 27th, 2004

Rodney Olsen blogs about the devastating tsunami with some real convicting perspective here and here. He includes a heartwrenching account by a father who lost his infant.
Yahoo! News has a slideshow illustrating, though only to the degree a camera can, the extent of devastation and pain caused by the tsunami.
Lest the reality of such […]

Friday, December 24th, 2004

Craig at Thinking Out Loud has a great post on what a godly man looks like. Women don’t have it so tough, at least we get servant girls!

Is anyone else working today?

Friday, December 24th, 2004

I’m “working” today. I don’t mind because there is nothing going on around here which means I can play on my laptop and do craft stuff. It’s exactly what I’d be doing if I were at home, except I had to change out of my fuzzy pajamas to get here. A counselor […]

Duct tape, please!

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

In an effort to curtail the abundant tolerance Daniel has witnessed on my blog lately, I’ve just got to blog about this news article.
A junior high student goes to a holiday dance in a Santa outfit and gets asked to leave.
Principal Fred Muscara said he told the boy he couldn’t get into […]

Christmas Lights

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

Last night I was driving home, listening to the Christian radio news when one of my favorite musicians, Michael Card, began to explain about a charity I’d never heard of. The Lights of Christmas supports the families of Chinese pastors who have been imprisoned for their faith.
As I listened, I thought this sounded a […]

Is she a fetus or a baby?

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

In his column, From fetus to baby, Rich Lowry takes note of the language used by the media in reporting the story of Bobbie Jo Stinnett’s murder and the kidnapping of her child. He echoes my own sentiments, only far more eloquently.
Tip of the hat to Michelle Malkin.

Daydream believer, I am

Thursday, December 23rd, 2004

My posting has been sparse lately. It’s been so because I’ve been distracted…well, obsessed is a more appropriate term, probably. Once in awhile I get into researching what I will need to build my Someday Cabin in Alaska and end up falling deeply into dreaming and maybe even a little bit of planning. […]

About time!

Tuesday, December 21st, 2004

I should have done this a long, loooooong time ago: putting Bunnie Diehl on my blogroll. She is sharp, quick-witted and unaopologetically Lutheran. You’ll find two of her really great recent posts here and here.
Update: I not only failed to actually put Bunnie Diehl on my blogroll after making a post saying […]

On sleep…

Monday, December 20th, 2004

Do you ever lie awake at night hoping to be aware of the moment you fall into unconsciousness?

Christian Carnival

Wednesday, December 15th, 2004

Christian Carnival is up. I haven’t seen it yet, but there’s bound to be much food for thought and discussion!