Sunday, May 31, 2009


Krista had a harder day today dealing with pains and a bad headache. The pain makes it so that she has to lay down, but the transition to laying down often gets the headache going really strong. Krista thinks that it may be due to the metoprolol that she's been taking to offset the blood pressure rising effects of cyclosporine. Tomorrow, she'll probably go back to taking it only when her diastolic pressure gets over 90. We bought a blood pressure monitor a while ago so that she could keep an eye on it.

She wasn't able to make it to church because of the pain, but we did get her out of the house to walk around a little at the nearby dog shelter. There, Adam got to have a little more experience around dogs, and everyone really enjoyed spending a few minutes petting an Australian Shepperd named Maxy. He was a great dog -- smart, quiet, and friendly -- but he wouldn't fit with our family, needing much more activity than we can provide.

I was pleasantly surprised earlier this morning to find that Sean McDowell was speaking at church today. This time he's promoting a new book he is co-author of: Understanding Intelligent Design - Everything You Need To Know In Plain Language. He said his role in the book was the "plain language" part, but even so he still has an impressive grasp of science and the Christian worldview and it's always inspiring to hear from him. Sean also has a strong affiliation with Wheatstone Academy, and they are having a fundraiser dinner tonight that I wish we could be at. Wheatstone does such a good job helping prepare young Christian people to stand up under the secular onslaught they will likely go through as they transition into a college environment. A few weeks ago I had read that less than 1/2 percent of young people ages 18-23 holds to a bibilcal worldview, and many have pointed out that youths brought up in the church who do not have a solid foundation for their faith are very likely to exit college with a secular worldview instead. It really doesn't have to be that way, though, since there are plenty of logical, scientific reasons for faith... way to go Sean and Wheatstone for making these known to the next generation!

The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of His hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they display knowledge.
There is no speech or language
where their voice is not heard.
Their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
(Psalm 19:1-4a)

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