Saturday, January 12, 2008


Can't you just see the boys-at-play potential? Building forts, playing cowboys and indians, playing ball, and of course, boisterous fights. It makes me think of the joys of boys that cousin Ray writes about in his "Wild Horses" song.

Friday, January 11, 2008

The Bed-Head Gene

Or could it be "Little Cousin It" and "Big Cousin It"?

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Where I Wanna Be

Time to waste? Yes, please.

The McC. Clan

Covenantal & Classical Living

“You are the heirs of a remarkable legacy—
a legacy that has passed into your hands
after no little tumult and travail; a legacy
that is the happy result of sacrificial human
relations, no less than of stupendous human
achievements; a legacy that demands of you
a lifetime of vigilance and diligence so that
you may in turn pass the fruits of Christian
civilization on to succeeding generations.
This is the essence of the biblical view, the
covenantal view, and the classical view of
education. This is the great legacy of truth
which you are now the chief beneficiaries.”
—Arthur Quiller-Couch

Some Family Time

"Do not kiss your children so they will kiss you back, but so they will kiss their children, and their children's children." -- Noah ben Shea

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Standing Fast

Sometimes standing and fighting doesn't always look like standing and fighting. Typically, we picture it as holding our ground and putting up our dukes. But, sometimes it can look like cutting and running. I would imagine that any ground soldier could tell you that standing fast can sometimes mean changing your ground in order to win the fight. It would be foolish to hold one particular spot of real estate and get cut down when all you would've had to do is move to a better position.

Even the victorious fight that was waged by our Lord to win our redemption looked like defeat. A cross certainly doesn't seem like the evidence of a victory - not at first sight, not by human eyes and understanding. Therein lies my encouragement. Standfast. Even when it doesn't look like it.

Christmas Day Continued

Christmas Joy

Oh, the fun of Christmas Day! Good food, good fun, the joy of giving, the thankfulness in receiving, happy faces, happy memories.

"When I think of Christmas Eves, Christmas feasts, Christmas songs, and Christmas stories, I know that they do not represent a short and transient gladness. Instead, they speak of a joy unspeakable and full of glory. God so loved the world that He sent His Son. Whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but have everlasting life. That is Christmas joy. That is the Christmas Spirit." ~ Corrie Ten Boom.

Getting Ready for Christmas!

Getting ready for Christmas is half the fun, but having the entire family under one roof is ALL the fun! As Edith Schaeffer once wrote, "There is something about saying, 'We always do this,' which helps keep the years together. Time is such an elusive thing that if we keep on meaning to do something interesting, but never do it, year would follow year with no special thoughtfulness being expressed in making gifts, surprises, charming table settings, and familiar, favorite food. Tradition is a good gift intended to guard the best gifts."