Archive for November, 2007

Liesel’s Room

Nov 28th, 2007 Posted in Kids and Parenting | no comment »

Liesel's New Room

While I was hunting and watching football over the last week, my dear wife’s project was to repaint and redecorate, our middle daughter’s room (which her mother, Laura, had stripped and repaired). She did that, with some help from our daughter, and the results are cute! But.. this wasn’t just a repainting job…

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Hunting 2007

Nov 26th, 2007 Posted in Homesteading, Outdoors | no comment »

hunting license

Apologies for my absence; it’s been deer hunting season (gun hunting is a 9-day stretch spanning two weekends at the end of November here in WI).

I thought I would share my hunting tale for 2007 with you all, and then see if there are any lessons to be learned, or parallels to be drawn with our Christian experience and walk with our Lord. Read the rest of this entry »

Go Pack Go!

Nov 12th, 2007 Posted in Kids and Parenting, Prayer, Theology | no comment »

Well, our first outing to Lambeau Field was a huge success. RJ and I both had a great time at the game, the Packers best the Vikings rather soundly (34-0), and we both really appreciate Dan taking us! (Thanks Dan).RJ Cheering for Packers

Several things struck me about the trip, and I’ll relate just a few here. First, when we found our seats, the fans around us were incredibly nice and everyone talked together, laughing and joking.. very good natured. By the 3rd quarter however, the mood had changed. Now there were braggarts, loud folks – men and women alike – that were throwing curse words around, yelling at the coaches, and generally misbehaving. This was with the Packers winning the game. So,what might make a person act this differently? The answer is simple; a lack of temperance and the ready presence of alcohol. The game is every bit as fun to watch with one beer in you as it is with five. The difference is, with one beer in you, the game might continue to be fun to watch for everyone around you! Read the rest of this entry »

Packers / Vikings, 11 Nov 2007

Nov 11th, 2007 Posted in Hamartiology, Kids and Parenting | no comment »

My son and I were given the opportunity to go to the Packers game today! Now, our family has lived in Wisconsin only three years, and we each have a different team that we root for, but my son RJ’s team is the Packers, and has been since he was 1. You can imagine how popular that was when we lived in Chicago!

As we look forward to the ride down with a couple of other guys, and begin to look forward at the matchup between the two teams, we see the parallels between the game and our spiritual walk… Read the rest of this entry »

Learning

Nov 10th, 2007 Posted in Virtue | no comment »

“If a man empties his purse into his head, no-one can take it from him.”

1. The acquisition of knowledge or skill

Those who educate children well are to be more honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle

To think of learning as a preparation for something beyond learning is a defeat of the process. The most important attitude that can be formed is that of desire to go on learning. – Daniel Bell

Learning makes a man fit company for himself. – Young

It seems obvious to me that learning must be life-long but it isn’t obvious to everyone. Life doesn’t get easier over time, but individual issues can become simplified if you learn. Learning from life provides deep and organic learning. The “ditches in our mind” seem to be cut most deeply by the rushing headwaters of heartbreak and great pain. When learning is painful, it sticks with us for a lifetime. The key of course is to consider it learning, looking past the pain to gain insight. Read the rest of this entry »