Thursday, April 17, 2003

I was stuffing Easter eggs last night at church...sampled too much candy along the way. I even ate a "peep". We've actually had a box of "peeps" sitting around our house for a year, they some how dodged last year's Easter baskets (yes, Easter baskets for grown kids...Easter includes some weird traditions in our home...including Easter Emus and Armadillos).
The year old peeps aren't the ones I ate, although I tend to think "peeps" have a pretty long shelf forever .
A new Pew research project concludes more than 40 percent of Americans say they don't use the Internet...and most of them don't think they will. Of course they'll be forever in the dark about "peephenge". Their loss.

Psalm 84:11
For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

I am thankful to God today. I'm thankful everyday, but more aware of God's blessings on this day. A dear friend, a fellow Deacon at my church, underwent surgery this morning. It was a major operation and I don't think I have ever been as apprehensive about anyone's surgery besides Amy's.. JoAnn embodies that quiet peace of God's grace as does every member of her family. I know of no better witnesses for Christ. They make a statement for God by the way they live their lives.

Thank you God.

War Update: Anthony "Scottie" Miller was buried today in San Antonio. Full military honors. The first, and hopefully only, military casualty from San Antonio in Iraq. He graduated Jay High school and according to his mom, "Wanted to save lives". He was only 19.

Thank you Scottie.