Sunday, October 28, 2007

The slippery slope.

I love the blog entitled Creative Minority Report. Every time I visit over there, I find something that makes me think. Today there was an article regarding the "slippery slope" of abortion. You can read it here. Mr. Archbold frequently, eloquently puts into words things that are much less eloquent in my own thought process. He can succinctly bring about his point. He can be acerbic. He can be humorous. He is always thoughtful. Go on over and read something thought provoking.

Lord,
Thank you for the gift you share with us when we read articles that are so thought provoking. They bring us back to your truths.

Amen

Friday, October 26, 2007

A rite of passage


My dear YDS is no longer too little to make his own PBJ sandwich. Deep sighs from me....

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Yahoo groups

Yahoo groups are e-mail newsletter forums that allow you to give and receive information and opinions with people who are interested in the same subjects as you are. I belong to a couple of Yahoo groups. One is called HP for grownups. It is a Harry Potter discussion group.
My favorite Yahoo group, though, is called the Thrifty Homeschooler. There is a blog of the same name here. If you are interested in joining this helpful Yahoo group, you can join by clicking here.

Lord,
Thank you for helping me to find like minded people who are willing to share their ideas and money saving tips. It makes our life a little easier when we can stretch the budget a little farther.

Amen.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Check out this site

I just checked this out. It looks pretty like a pretty good site.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

On Christian Themes in Harry Potter

This article is about J.K. Rowling's discussion at the beginning of her book tour. I am not surprised as I have felt since the beginning that HP was a series that reflected the fight between principalities.

I will add my 2 cents on the quote from then Cardinal (now Pope) Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger. The quote in the MTV news article is taken out of context. There is an entire letter which in its totality is very different from the often quoted half sentence found in this article.

H/T to Patrick Archbold at Creative Minority Report for this.

Monday, October 15, 2007

"Blog Candy"

Kerry Beck of Curriculum Connection is offering "blog candy." Stop over at her blog to learn more.

Final update

This will be the final update I can send on my son. I spoke to him this afternoon and he asked me to "Please leave me alone."
He is doing much better than we dared to hope for initially and I have had the opportunity over the last 6 weeks to tell him that I love him, and for that I am grateful.
Please continue to pray for him and for his father's family. I had truly hoped for a reconciliation with my son, but it is not to be at this time.
Praise God for all the wonderful things that have happened in the last 6 weeks and for the healing that continues to happen in my son.
Thank you all for your prayers and concerns. I cannot tell any of you how much they have meant to me.
The Lord is my strength. He has a plan, and this too shall pass.

Lord,
Please help me to continue to praise You in this time of personal darkness.

Amen.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

I was blog walking this evening (for the first time in a while) when I came across this post. A young wife and mother needs our prayers. Please add her and her family to your prayers. This family is asking for the intercession of JPII in this situation. Perhaps she will be his second miracle.

Lord,
Bless Stacey and her family with Your love. Great physician, lay Your healing hand upon Stacey and her unborn child. Wrap Your love around her husband and their children.

Amen.

Monday, October 08, 2007

I don't want to be fearful.....

but ODS will be released from rehab and moved into his paternal grandparents home on Wednesday. My mother called my ex to see if she and my dad would still be able to see ODS. She was told, "My mother doesn't want a revolving door." And, "I am in charge here. Don't call me again." Apparently my ex feels the need to CONTROL in this situation. Unfortunately, that may not be what ODS needs most......

Lord,
I know you have a plan. I am really frustrated right now, though. It is hard to sit back and watch this situation and not know if I will be allowed to see my son in two days time. I am afraid that my ex in-laws will be told by their son that only his family is to be around ODS once he is out of the rehab. I pray for him, Lord. He needs to understand that YOU are in control. He so desperately needs to really allow You back into his heart and to let go of all the anger and animosity. Please help me, too, Lord. My heart is aching with sadness right now. It is so very difficult to watch ODS re-learn things, and struggle with his body physically. He has always been such a physical kid. I cannot begin to imagine how frustrating all the sitting around must be for him. I am really missing ODD right now, too, Lord. She has been distant at best. I don't know what is really going with her, but I ask you to let her know that she is loved.

Amen.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Something fun for a change

H/T to Nicole at As Many as We're Given for this little bit of fun.


1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Ian Voyager
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Vanilla Oatmeal
3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME:(first letter of first name, first three letters of last name)C-Heb
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Pink Cat
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Marie Northampton
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)Heb-Ch
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink) The Blue Margarita
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Herman Patrick
9.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names ) Josephine Leon
10. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter) Dion Denver
11. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower) Autumn Carnation
12. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)Banana Shortsie
13. HIPPIE NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree) Coffee Magnolia
14. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”) The Reading Lightning Tour

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Update

Wow. I guess I haven't updated in a while.
ODS continues to make progress in his healing. He does still have a few physical issues which are being addressed. He has "right sided neglect" which is a fancy way of saying that his right side is not really keeping up with his left. His balance is still off, but he is making huge strides, no pun intended. One of the biggest issues he is currently facing is his vision. He is suffering from double vision. He currently is wearing dark glasses with one lens covered to help him to be able to see. The hope is that this will resolve as his brain continues to heal. He has been referred to a specialist who does vision re-training. She is very busy and very expensive, so please pray that God's will be done in this area.
According to the Speech Pathologist, ODS is probably a full 7 on the revised 10 step Rancho scale. She said that the staff are all really happy about this as usually they are seeing patients leave at only a level 5. He is watching some TV, playing some video games, and carrying on conversations. There are some things which are difficult to assess due to his broken (casted) right wrist. He will probably need physical therapy for this once the cast is finally off. His continued physical issues are the reason he continues to be in rehab. Insurance covers only for physical...they don't care as much about the cognitive issues.

There is still the matter of my ex husband and I not getting along. I am making every effort that I can to be pleasant and put our son's needs first when we happen to meet up at the rehab. He is not making the same effort, however, and last night refused to allow me into a discussion with the Speech Pathologist. She spoke to me separately afterward and apologized. Anyway, please continue to offer prayers for all the family that we may all love ODS more than we dislike each other and that we may put his needs first.
Thank you all for your continued prayers!
Love in Christ Jesus to all!

Dear Lord,
Your will be done.
Amen.