Here we are, another Friday!! We have had 2 weeks of rain at this lovely point. It has been an amazing Alaska summer, so I can’t complain. But I can tell you this, that not seeing the sun does indeed affect certain folks in my household.
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Let’s remember our Brothers and Sisters in Christ this week. Pray diligently for those suffering in Egypt this past week.
A former SAS soldier is claiming that Princess Diana’s death was a contracted hit done by the SAS, but covered up. I think the timing is horrific as William has just had his first child and is adjusting to being a military dad right now. Such a dark rain cloud to throw over this family to drudge up this old hurt.
This week, the Secretary of Defense signed an order allowing all homosexual couples 10 days off to go get married, claiming that this way they can be married and their partner can qualify for health benefits. The only issue is that no other couples have been allowed this free time off (meaning they don’t lose accrued days off, no leave taken away) and that is causing quite a bit of friction among the members of the military. No body appreciates such double standards.
Please be careful traveling abroad. Folks don’t want to admit or understand what it means in our country to be a post-Christian country. This college student witnessed a totally different worldview during her trip to India. It so jarred her mentally that she had to take time away from school.
There is nothing I can possibly say about the absolutely hateful letter a Canadian family recieved this week concerning their autistic son. It was absolutely horrible to read and hear about!!!
My cousin’s little girl is doing amazing!!! You may all remember that she was born at 24 weeks only weighing 13ozs. She is now over her due date, over 5 lbs, and took a bottle for the first time this week. She is still in the NICU, which has been so very hard for my cousin and his wife. They have humbled and impressed me with their optimism. Elli is such a trooper. I think she is biding her time to get them back for all the months of poking and jabbing she has suffered while in the NICU 😉 And I have been taking notes for her so she won’t forget… yea, I’m like that 😉
Hear around the house:
Mom, we did three laps, can we come back in the house now?
Mom, mom come here!
(Sounds desperate, so I sprint up the steps to find this)
Look! Look what I made.
Noah, what are you doing up there?
(chuckled to myself, so much for putting them up out of his reach)
Y’all, I am so excited!!! I am babysitting one of my favorite carnivals for a while. A friend of mine is adjusting to life after a military move, so I get to host Thankful Thursdays for a while. Sometimes we can dwell on the negatives of life, just steep in the mundane joylessness. But I want to encourage folks to be thankful, to remind themselves of all the blessings they have in life. Thankful Thursday is all about that. A post of thankfulness. Please consider stopping by and linking your list of blessings in with me!!
You can read about my blessings at Thankful for Excitement.
And don’t forget tomorrow’s Pinterest Passion is all about the creative and clever pins that caught your attention this week!