Saturday, November 17, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

So, one of the scary things about Xanga is that anyone can look at it. I know there is the whole friends block thing and that you can force people to sign on to Xanga but I have avoided that in the past because I have some friends who are not member sthat I want to let keep up with me. Still, I may have to change this because for the past week or so, my footprints tell me that someone from Arkansas has been viewing the pics I recently posted of my kid OVER AND OVER again. I am not sure if this is just a web spider or what but it kind of creeps me out that they keep coming back to look at his pictures. Does anyone know if there is a Xanga lock for pictures only?

Anyway, TGIF!!!!

Next week is a two day school week. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

Grading journals stinks! I hate reading all of this stuff!

Mother-in-law is in town.

I lost a pound yesterday!

Testing a lot today so I hope to get some grading done during that!

Congrats Ben and Amber! Can't wait to see and meet her! Wow she is pretty adorable!

 

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Jasper Speaks:

Grading journals stinks! I hate reading all of this stuff!

Mother-in-law is in town.

I lost a pound yesterday!

Testing a lot today so I hope to get some grading done during that!

Congrats Ben and Amber! Can't wait to see and meet her! Wow she is pretty adorable!

 

Monday, November 12, 2007

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Jasper Speaks:

What a long weekend! Twelve hours with the teens from church Leaf raking and Hay Riding on Saturday. Then all day with the drama and praise team before the service they led last night. They all did a great job. I just wish, for once, students would prepare in advance and not drive me ABSOLUTELY crazy with the disorganization and lack of focus before an event like this. Okay I am better now.

Please be in prayer for us. There are a lot of issues right now. There is one really big deal with my parents. It is hard to be in the position of knowing what is best for them and them doing other things instead. When do you play the "you are too old to make that decision" card? Then, how do you make them do the right thing?

This schedule is kicking me in the butt. I am pretty tired. I have church stuff this afternoon and then church council tonight. I am beat! The movie I have been showing in class ends today and so do most of the research paper readings. That mean I have o get lesson plans together and get to work on that and actually TEACH this week. It is the first full week I will have worked in like a month. Then next week we only have school Monday and Tuesday. We will see how Thanksgiving goes.

Here is a clip from the Mike Huckabee website. You really should check him out:

  • The First Amendment requires that expressions of faith be neither prohibited nor preferred.
  • My faith is my life - it defines me. I don't separate my faith from my personal and professional lives.
  • Real faith makes us more humble and mindful, not of the faults of others, but of our own. It makes us less judgmental, as we see others with the same frailties we have.
  • Faith gives us strength in the face of injustice and motivates us to do our best for "the least of us."
  • Our nation was birthed in a spirit of faith - not a prescriptive faith telling us how or whether to believe, but acknowledging a providence that pervades our world.

The First Amendment requires that expressions of faith be neither prohibited nor preferred. We should not banish religion from the public square, but should guarantee access to all voices and views. We should share and debate our faith, but never seek to impose it. When discussing faith and politics, we should honor the "candid" in candidate - I have much more respect for an honest atheist than a disingenuous believer.

My faith is my life - it defines me. My faith doesn't influence my decisions, it drives them. For example, when it comes to the environment, I believe in being a good steward of the earth. I don't separate my faith from my personal and professional lives.

Real faith makes us humble and mindful, not of the faults of others, but of our own. It makes us less judgmental, as we see others with the same frailties we have. Faith gives us strength in the face of injustice and motivates us to do our best for "the least of us."

Our nation was birthed in a spirit of faith - not a prescriptive one telling us whether to believe, but one acknowledging that a providence pervades our world.

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And while I am at it, what is the deal with Pat Robertson getting behind Rudy G? Huckabee is BY FAR the better candidate. That confuses and saddens me. I just hope most people aren't listening to him.

MikeHuckabee.com - I Like Mike!