Friday, July 20, 2012

Not again.

At a midnight showing of the new Batman movie a cowardly murderer entered the theater, threw out canisters of tear gas, and started shooting people. At the time I am writing this, at least 12 people are dead and as many as 50 were injured. It took place in my hometown of Aurora, Colorado, at the mall I near where I grew up. I have seen a number of movies there, even a few with Heidi. That was my stomping grounds and I still know that area well. It makes me sick to think about it.

Since I moved to MN for college, there have been a number of high profile mass murders in Colorado. The first was the Chuck E Cheese killings 1993, which was closest to me since my good friend Duane worked there and left work 20 or so minutes before it happened. The following summer two teenagers were killed during a robbery at the drive in theater blocks from my house. The music pastor at my family's church and his friend were brutally murdered in a case of mistaken identity in 1998. Columbine was less than a year later and then the YWAM and New Life Church shooting a couple years back. I just keep thinking "not again" every time something happens.

I am afraid that our society is becoming more violent every day and these incidents will just keep happening. Saying "not again" will just keep happening.

There are many reasons that our society has spiraled into violence and I will not get political here. The reasons are deeper than that. Our society's moral core is compromised. There is only one solution. We need Jesus. Only calling on Him and following His commands and giving up our selfish ways will bring about change. The solution is simple but not easy.

Now I need to take a deep breath, hug my boys a whole bunch when they wake up from their naps, and pray for Aurora, Colorado.

Monday, July 16, 2012

code word

I was cleaning out some files on our computer this afternoon and found our birth plan for when Jackson was born.  Pretty funny stuff.  Boy was I clear.  Leave nothing to chance.  I even had a code word for if and when I wanted drugs.  Of course, nothing went as we expected.

I think I will save it and put it in his scrapbook.  Well, I guess first I would need to buy and start a scrapbook for him and then put it in there.  Perhaps a box.  Yes, a box will do.  :)

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

branching out

Well, the time has come for me to branch out and start my very own blog.  One that is all about me rather then those cute little boys that always follow me around.  For realz, where did they come from?  And why am I so tired all the time.....?

Seriously though, I have started a new blog, one where I can focus a little more on the new direction God is guiding me in and leave a little more breathing room for Tim to write about the Broncos and the littles.  :)

Don't worry, it's an amiable farewell.  I will still check in from time to time, I'll just be a "guest blogger" from now on!  Hard to believe we have been using this blog for so long.  You would have thought we'd be more proficient such luck.  I think I need a web class, but I digress.

Come on over and check it out!!! 

Hopefully there is room in your web surfing for both of us :)