Monday, May 26, 2008

Very funny - gotta love an old doctor

So, the strep has been going through our home and I finally was sick enough to go to the walk-in clinic near us yesterday. Sitting in church on Sunday was torture because I was TRYING to run the projector but also trying to keep from coughing and by the time the sermon started, I knew I couldn't do it. So off I went.

I went into the place, signed in and grabbed the business card and saw a name that looked familiar. It was the same name as the doctor that my husband had as a young man - their family doctor. The doctor I saw never introduced himself but checked me over, did a strep test (negative) and diagnosed me with an infection deeper in my throat (not into the lungs though because they were clear). We knew infection because of the ick I can cough up (sorry for the TMI), so he put me on an antibiotic. I took a look at the prescription and it had this doctor's name on it so I asked the receptionist if he had been a family doctor in my husband's childhood town. Turns out it WAS him!! Fortunately I was OK with the diagnosis because this doctor messed up my hubby pretty seriously in his treatment of DH's asthma. Told my husband when I got home and we both had a good laugh. He had come out of retirement. :) But I'm now on an antibiotic and already feeling a little better.

But the best part of the entire thing was the doctor asking about the kids (because I told him my two little ones had strep). He asked how old they were and I told him 5, 7, 16 and 18 and he looked shocked. "Wait - HOW old are you??" and he looked at my chart. I'm 43. He told me that he thought I was 27 - and said "MAYBE 30 but no more than that." I don't care if he mistreated my husband for years and that he now has a 70% lung capacity to prove it - this is a great doctor! LOL Yeah, I know - he's old and isn't good at diagnosing so I guess I should take it with a grain of salt but I'm not going to. He took 16 years off my appearance! Ahhhh - the joy.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Here we go again

A quote from another blog - where my comment apparently was blocked:

"If I poured you a glass of pure, sparkling, bottled water and then added just a drop of gasoline would you drink it? Then why would you read a Bible that has a "little bit" of error?"

What is sad is that the "little bit of gasoline" is an outright lie. It's sad to me that people would listen to the lies of those who wish to water down the Word of God to their own standards. They make the KJV the standard against all other Bibles - that other Bibles "take out", "delete", "remove" or whatever. But when you measure the KJV to the Textus Receptus, you can see the exact same thing happening - the KJV removes, changes or even ADDS to the Bible from the original text. The arguments against the "modern versions" that are not based off the TR can be turned around and brought right back to the KJV.

What is even sadder is the extremes that the KJVO crowd goes to - even going so far as to say that the "Word" in John 1:1 refers to the King James Bible. "I have one God - the King James Bible - not 10 different Gods who all say things a little differently. " said by Pastor Steve Anderson of the Faithful Word Baptist Church. I know of atleast one woman who's husband and she feel that he's a great pastor and 'right on'. **SHAKING HEAD**

What's surprising to me is that any person who has studied the translation issues through history - even the KJV writers themselves - have not fallen under the false teaching of the KJVO cult. I asked for the name of any respected theologian and I've gotten none. I asked for doctrine that has been changed and I've gotten none. That is because the KJVO doctrine cannot stand up to the truth.

The "gasoline" is as much of a lie as the man on one board that speaks of the government spying on us through our TV sets. It saddens me when people get into this issue and continue to push it. To say that God's Word is poison and harmful is very dangerous and I'd not want to be in any church, around anyone, who would teach such heresy. It now puts doubts in God's Word and the reliability of what we have being the truth or not.

We can have full assurance that the Scriptures we have - whether KJV, NIV, ESV, NASB or others contain the full truth of God's Word - do not compromise the Gospel - and are not in "error" as some will claim. Yes, there are differences and some passages/verses/words that might be in question. Yes, some of the passages/verses/words are not in all of the manuscript evidence that we have. But are we going to stand on a single translation or are we going to study the manuscripts and come to a right conclusion? The TR is not without error. Period. There is no "grand conspiracy" to take the diety of Christ out of the Bible with the modern translators. I thank God that He is stronger than the enemy and has preserved His Word for us in multiple versions for the English speaking world.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bleck - Strep

Seems that strep has hit our home. My son came down with it last Friday (last week) and is on Amoxicillin. The funny thing was that he had NO sore throat - just a bad cough! But his tonsils were super swollen and the glands in his neck were swollen so the doctor figured he'd test him. Sure enough - strep. Then this Thursday night, my little one said that her throat hurt and she was looking kind of icky, though no fever. So she went to the doctor Friday and ..... strep. In the meantime, I came down with a bad cough and MY tonsils are swollen so I'm guessing I have strep too but I can't get to the doctor until Tuesday at the earliest because my doctor is only in Monday/Tuesday and Thursday/Friday. SIGH If I'm up tonight coughing or if I feel more sick tomorrow, I may go to the walk-in place near us. I hope they take our insurance!!

So tonight is daddy and son sleeping on the boat (first night to sleep on the boat this season) and girls' night to just veg. I bought the new National Treasure 2 and we WERE going to watch it but the teens did nothing they were supposed to so no movie night. I just may even keep them away from the cake I bought. ;) Nah - I'll be nice and share. LOL

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

To follow up on my last post

DH sent me a blog article from Al Mohler that I thought was very good.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Sad state of Christianity

I'm on a few different boards and each one has a different purpose in my life. One secular board I joined years ago when DS was little was a great place to learn about cloth diapers, get support for breastfeeding and just being with some mamas who were very sweet. I knew that I had very different religious beliefs than the majority of them but that was OK. There was still plenty that we had in common and I felt comfortable there.

Well, the last few days really showed me how much I don't "fit in" there but I do belong. This whole thing about CA approving g*y marriage resulted in a ton of "yeah!" posts and someone else said that they'd have to disapprove. I posted after her knowing that it was like stepping into a vat of snakes but I didn't want her to stand alone. Well, this has been an interesting two days including being called a "hateful bigot", that I'm prejudiced as well as a few other things. In addition I've been accused of "prooftexting" to prove that homosexuality is wrong according to the Bible. Lastly, I've seen "Christians" who deny central tenants of Scripture yet get angry when you show them what the Bible says.

Well, I'll continue to stand for truth. I'll continue to stand for the Word. I'll continue to stand for God.

I was told to leave the site (by a friend of mine) but then tonight I get on the board to a number of PMs saying "thank you for standing up" by the other believers on the board. While we certainly shouldn't do things for a "pat on the back" but it IS nice to be encouraged when under attack. I think I will stay and continue to try to speak the Word of God when necessary. I pray that someone will maybe even find God through this fiasco. Only God knows.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Some book recommendations

I just wanted to recommend two books that so far our pastors have suggested for our new "Book of the Month" at church.

The first is a book called Don't Waste Your Sorrows by Paul E. Billheimer. It is a book written to help those who are going through or have gone through suffering in their life to sort out the question of "why?" Our pastor gave it to my husband when he fell off the roof, resulting in a crushed foot and 4.5 months of crutches and surgery and since then, continued pain and disability.

The second book is called Knowing God by J.I. Packer. From CBD's description: J. I. Packer's Knowing God has become a classic of the Christian faith. Why? While it gives us information about God with clarity and grace, it does much more---it aids us in actually knowing him, in building our relationship with him, and helps draw us closer to him in love and worship. This 20th anniversary edition of Packer's classic has new Americanized text, reader-friendly type, and a new preface. Study guide not included.

Personally, I recently read a book that I would recommend to women called Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancy and Stacy MacDonald. What a wonderful book speaking to women on the idea of being a Biblical woman in a world that embraces the modern view of women being just like men. I found it to be an easy read, and not trite as so many books on this subject are (or worse yet, giving unBiblical advice).

The book I'm currently reading is called The King James Version Controversy by James White and it's an amazing book. I'm really enjoying his writing style (easy to follow) and the huge number of footnotes he has. I honestly haven't read a note with footnotes like this in a long time (typically 60+ for a chapter). I'm one who prefers fiction to non-fiction but I'm finding that I'm making time to read this because I find it interesting! I'm learning a lot of history about Bible translations and I'm also seeing that Ecclesiastes 1:9 is true "there is nothing new under the sun". I can highly recommend it to any who would want to find out about this subject.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there. I'm now enjoying a relaxing afternoon after having my ILs here for brunch. Since it's also my birthday, we're going to do Chinese for dinner. :D

My own mama passed away 9 years ago but "Happy Mother's Day, Mama" anyway. SNIFF

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hug your children

There was a mom online who I had dealt with a lot years back when my two little ones were in diapers. She had a boy a few months after I had my youngest and I remember seeing the pictures of his birth. Well, her son, Samuel, passed away into the arms of Jesus this morning. My prayers are with the whole family during this time. It was long in coming as Samuel had been sick for 4 years with SEVERE issues from the cancer and it's treatments. I just can't believe he's gone but I'm glad that he's no longer going to know pain and suffering. God - I can't imagine going through this....

Rest in Jesus, Samuel.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Father-Daughter Dinner

One thing our church does each year is to have a Father-Daughter Dinner in May. Both of my older girls went when they were of age (from kindergarten through 6th grade) and now it's Joanna's turn. So Saturday night, DH and JoJo went off to their first dinner ... with the rest of the family in tow. LOL - we all had jobs to do (well, except Robby who's 7 but he went with the boys of the other moms who were helping), so we all went together. I DID make sure we all stayed away from the couple for the night so they could have their special time. They had a wonderful catered dinner, formal pictures (with the girls getting pretty rose corsages), dessert, a great skit, some dancing (the chicken dance - LOL) and then a talk from our Family Life Pastor and his grown daughter. It was very special and Joanna told me when I put her to bed that it was the BEST day ever for her. How cute is that??

I think it's so important for daddies to spend time with their daughters. If a dad invests time in his daughter, she won't be looking to get that love from elsewhere and end up with heartache. She'll know that her daddy is always there for her to love her unconditionally, protect her and guide her. I see my husband having done that and continuing to do that and I see the results in my two teens who are comfortable with themselves, have a heart for the Lord and are not so boy crazy that they're distracted from the truth. Some day, when the right boy comes around and can get past DH, the girls will know without a doubt that this boy is the one that God has chosen for them. Until such time, they're comfortable having daddy do some pre-screening and guarding so that they know that they're safe. :) For now, Daddy is the love of their lives and there's something really special about that.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

College - UGH!

OK - When they say college is expensive, they're not kidding! And you can make a pittance and they still expect you to pay a large portion of the bill! OY!! Well, today is the deadline for the deposit for college and we're still working on finances. One college gave Lauren a grant which the other college didn't and so now we're looking to see what the college of her choice is going to do. MAN, this stuff is frustrating! I do pray that the right decisions will be made, that God will bring together the finances and that Lauren will do well in college and be prepared for her future. Fortunately this is a career that even as a mom with kids she can still do. She can teach classes at night, work with the art league, teach other homeschoolers, etc. She has a heart and a talent for art and I'm glad to see that she's looking to work with others with that gift. :)

So, once we get this one going, we only have 3 more to do this with! One in 2 years and then 2 others 10 and 12 years from now.

Lord help us!!