Teach them [God’s commandments] to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 11:19

From My Email:

My name is Anthony Pratley, I am a Youth and Family Director at Trinity Lutheran Church in Frankfort, MI. My high school youth group has started a project to raise money for the tsunami relief efforts. We decided to sell “virtual bricks” on our website at www.rebuildinghope.org. Each brick costs $1. Our goal is to sell 1 brick for every victim of the horrible disaster.

Luckily, all of our efforts will be matched dollar for dollar by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Could you please help spread the word? Send emails, post on blogs, forward to your contacts, or buy bricks for friends and challenge them to do the same. Thank you!

From BreakPoint; Readings about the current state of Abortion Politics

Site Seeing:
iGrill verryyyy interesting…

InternetSafe.org: Most parents know internet pornography is a problem but they have no idea how simple it is for youngsters to access some of the vilest material out there. Our new site, http://www.internetsafe.org, will give parents the tools they need to not only protect their kids but also to teach them to think critically about what they see.


I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job, a flat tire made him lose an hour of work and his electric drill quit, his ancient, one ton truck refused to start. As I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked toward the front door, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. Upon opening the door he had undergone an amazing transformation. His tanned face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two small children and gave his wife a kiss.

Afterward he walked me to the car. We passed the tree and my curiosity got the better of me. I asked him about what I had seen him do at the little tree. “Oh, that’s my trouble tree,” he replied. “I know I can’t help having troubles on the job, but one thing’s for sure, those troubles don’t belong in the house with my wife and the children. So, I just hang them up on the tree every night when I come home and ask God to take care of them. Then in the morning I pick them up again. The funny thing is,” he smiled, “when I come out in the morning to pick them up, there aren’t nearly as many as I remember hanging up the night before.”

Prayer Request:

  • Margi and Larry, who have significant issues of health, and for their family during this trial. (long term)
  • Tim and Debby, as Tim continues to struggle with his recovery, and for their family during this time of crisis. (long term)
  • Sister-in-law Kathy – Possible breast cancer
  • Danny, a young man who recently made Eagle scout has stage one melanoma. Please keep him in prayer while he undergoes medical treatment (chemo/radiation). Also, please keep his family in prayer! (long term)
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~ by thoughtcrime2 on January 24, 2005.

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