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Friday, May 29, 2009

Signs from the road

Apparently there's a cannibal or two in Los Banos.

Well put.

Monday, May 25, 2009

You, me, and camping? Oh my!

Tasha wanted to go to Sacramento this weekend. For some reason that changed and she wanted instead to go up to the mountains. I was able to talk her into driving up Sunday afternoon to Shaver Lake, camping overnight, and coming back Saturday afternoon. This took a lot of coaxing on my part, along with lots of patience with all of Tasha’s questions, concerns, and worries about an overnight camping trip. She did great and even wants to go again.

We arrived and set up camp. Here is Tasha giving me a silly face.

Saturday afternoon expedition.

Sunday late morning expedition.

Nervous? Worried? Not anymore. Look out, here she goes plowing up the trail. If only that staff of hers could have divided the waters and saved us some travel time going back to camp.

Shaver Lake pictures (1)

Shaver Lake pictures (2)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Look what I found

I was cleaning our office today and this picture was in the back of a binder of mine from my time spent at Bakersfield College.

This was a card that Tasha got me a few years ago. Isn't it great?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Meet Flo

Flo is our albino corydora fish. She is a bottom feeder fish. We are feeding her sinking shrimp pellets. She is living in the same tank as Sir Issac the Newt. He doesn't take much mind to her. She is a super active fish that is always moving.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Ah! Theology

Pistis Christou is Greek. It is used 7 times in the Pauline Corpus. Galatians 2:16 is one of them. It can be translated "faith in Christ" or "faith of Christ". Which is accurate? I have written in a research paper the follwing: What are the implications of each phrase to our understanding of soteriology? “Faith in Christ” merits a human response. A person must choose to believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. “Faith of Christ” merits nothing on behalf of humanity. A person is able to gain favor with God because of Christ’s faithfulness to God. I believe that this issue boils down to the struggle to reconcile human responsibility with human depravity. It also seems to be a struggle between the notions of free will and predestination. What is the origin of faith? Is faith derived from within each person in accordance to their own willpower or is it given by God to those whom He predestined?

Read The Origin of Faith by George L. Faull.
Simple comparison of the two translations.
Pistis Christou.

Tell me your thoughts.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Pet

We took a walk tonight, and coming home Tasha saw something hopping across the sidewalk. We brought it home, and here is a picture of its new home.

See if you can spot it first. Then scroll down.


Isn't it fun?!