May God open the eyes of the blind and make a fool of us all

It seems I've imagined him all of my life
as the wisest of all of mankind;
but if God's holy wisdom is foolish to men,
He must have seemed out of his mind.
For even his family said He was mad
and the priests said, "A demon's to blame";
but God in the form of this angry young man
could not have seemed perfectly sane.
When we in our foolishness thought we were wise
He played the fool and He opened our eyes.
When we in our weakness believed we were strong,
He became helpless to show we were wrong

And so we follow God's own fool;
for only the foolish can tell.
Believe the unbelievable;
come be a fool as well.

So come lose your life for a carpenter's son,
for a madman Who died for a dream.
Then you'll have the faith His first followers had,
and you'll feel the weight of the beam.
So surrender the hunger to say you must know,
have the courage to say: "I believe".
For the power of paradox opens your eyes,
and blinds those who say they can see.

And so we follow God's own fool;
for only the foolish can tell.
Believe the unbelievable;
come be a fool as well
(lyrics by Michael Card)


A Beautiful Sight

Here's a beautiful website that I ran across via my good friend Daniel. These are just a sample of the pictures there. Israel is a beautiful land!!! Check it out. The link is on the right titled Aliyah.


Thank You Satchamo!!!

I see trees of green, red roses too
I see them bloom for me and you
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

I see skies of blue and clouds of white
The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night
And I think to myself what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky
Are also on the faces of people going by
I see friends shaking hands saying how do you do
They're really saying I love you.

I hear babies crying, I watch them grow
They'll learn much more than I'll never know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world
Yes I think to myself what a wonderful world.


Cowboys -- YEEEEHAAAAAW!!!

As you've probably already figured out, we love spending time with our twins. Sometimes we are princes and princesses. Sometimes we are jungle explorers on safari. Sometimes we are animals. Whatever we are, we are happy to be together and playing around. Now if you catch us on a day like today you'd better just step aside because today we're cowboys. There's no standin' up to our notorious clan. You'd better watch out bad guys and roughians 'cause we're comin' through!!!


I'm just making it public!!! Friends, please join with me and pray for the peace of Israel.



"First to set fire to their synagogues or schools and to bury and cover with dirt whatever will not burn, so that no man will ever again see a stone or cinder of them. ..."
"Second, I advise that their houses also be razed and destroyed. ..."
"Third, I advise that all their prayer books and Talmudic writings, in which such idolatry, lies, cursing and blasphemy are taught, be taken from them. ..."
"Fourth, I advise that their rabbis be forbidden to teach henceforth on pain of loss of life and limb. ..."
"Fifth, I advise that safe-conduct on the highways be abolished completely for the Jews. ..."
"Sixth, I advise that usury be prohibited to them, and that all cash and treasure of silver and gold be taken from them. ... Such money should now be used in ... the following [way]... Whenever a Jew is sincerely converted, he should be handed [a certain amount]..."
"Seventh, I commend putting a flail, an ax, a hoe, a spade, a distaff, or a spindle into the hands of young, strong Jews and Jewesses and letting them earn their bread in the sweat of their brow... For it is not fitting that they should let us accursed Goyim toil in the sweat of our faces while they, the holy people, idle away their time behind the stove, feasting and farting, and on top of all, boasting blasphemously of their lordship over the Christians by means of our sweat. No, one should toss out these lazy rogues by the seat of their pants."
"If we wish to wash our hands of the Jews' blasphemy and not share in their guilt, we have to part company with them. They must be driven from our country" and "we must drive them out like mad dogs."

Who would possibly write such heinous and hateful words toward God's chosen people. Who would come up with such a plan to rid the area of Jews? Surely this must be the words of Adolf Hitler or perhaps the Klan. Unfortunately the answer to this is no. These are the words of Martin Luther whom many regard as a pillar of christianity. These words fill me with deepest sorrow and burning rage. Christians, let us never forget that the only pillar of christianity is Christ. Let us live as he lived and love as he loves. Please join with me in humbly asking for the forgiveness of our Jewish brothers and sisters and promising to stand vigilant against all who would hate them.


Little Princesses on Safari

Tonight our girls decided that they were going to go on safari. Using 4 year old logic, far superior to our adult cluttered logic, they determined that the best way to do that was dressed as princesses. What we have here is the result. In case you are detail oriented, the safari cost three dollars each which they paid in puzzle pieces. Many animals were found and enjoyed. No animals were harmed. May we all look at life and eachother with 4 year old logic from time to time! Peace, friends!