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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I'm sad today.
First of all with the passing of Proposal 2.

And I'm hoping that in this case, our new president will not deliver on some of his campaign promises. The spreading of the wealth, the bankrupting of the coal companies. And I'm hoping that his core beliefs never have to come into play in making decisions. The ones that say it's okay to let a baby who survives a botched abortion die because the mother's original intent was to abort; the ones that cause him to stutter when asked at what point babies deserve human rights; the ones that say that "white folks' greed runs a world in need." This "mean" and "greedy" country is, and always has been, the first one to step up to the plate with humanitarian aid and has given more and sacrificed more for others than any country on earth. We live in a wonderful country. I hope, in time, that President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama come to realize that. But that's enough of that. I will pray for our new president and his family, and hope that God's hand will guide him as he leads our country.

The girls and I are taking on another craft show this fall. This may or may not be a good move, but we shall see what we shall see.

I am headed out for a walk - weights in hand. Updates later.

Daily Stats:
Type: Walk with weights
Route: Dead end and back

Time: 32 minutes
Average heart rate 121

Max heart rate: 138
Down .8 pounds from last Tuesday

Great walk this morning. There's nothing like adding weights to a walk to get your heart rate up.

Wednesday of the Thirty-first Week in Ordinary Time
Lk 14:25-33

Great crowds were traveling with Jesus,
and he turned and addressed them,
“If anyone comes to me without hating his father and mother,
wife and children, brothers and sisters,
and even his own life,
he cannot be my disciple.
Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after me
cannot be my disciple.
Which of you wishing to construct a tower
does not first sit down and calculate the cost
to see if there is enough for its completion?
Otherwise, after laying the foundation
and finding himself unable to finish the work
the onlookers should laugh at him and say,
‘This one began to build but did not have the resources to finish.’
Or what king marching into battle would not first sit down
and decide whether with ten thousand troops
he can successfully oppose another king
advancing upon him with twenty thousand troops?
But if not, while he is still far away,
he will send a delegation to ask for peace terms.
In the same way,
everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions
cannot be my disciple.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
Do you remember the "Where's Waldo" books? Waldo was a character who would be in plain site but surrounded by so much "stuff" that you really had to look hard, and focus just Waldo or you would lose sight of him. Yeah, following Jesus is like that.

God bless our troops!

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