Today marks 2 weeks that Becca has been gone. It certainly does some like much longer, but praise the Lord the girls and me have survived. We will certainly be happy to have Becca/mommy home on Friday. The girls are super excited because they know she’s bringing them home presents, donuts, puppy tinkerbell, and Grandpa, Will and Kelli.
“I want to study to be a missionary”, Efrain told me those words today. He said, “I feel like someone is telling me that I should study to be a missionary.” Praise the Lord! We talked further and he said that he wants to learn what I learned. I thank the Lord for this answer to prayer. Now, we just have to see the best way to go about teaching him.
Me and the girls only have a week left until Becca gets home. She’s been gone 10 days but it certainly seems like forever! I think the girls are really bored with me, but I know they’re happy that they still get to eat mommy’s cooking.
This was sent to me by a man in our church and I thought it was pretty good.
Called the “Father of American Medicine,” he signed the Declaration of Independence, was Surgeon General of the Continental Army, and a staff member of the Pennsylvania Hospital , where he opened the first free medical clinic. His name was Benjamin Rush, and he was born JANUARY 4, 1745.
He founded the Philadelphia Bible Society, a Sunday School Union and a Society for the Abolition of Slavery.
A proponent of public education, Dr. Benjamin Rush wrote his Thoughts Upon the Mode of Education Proper in a Republic, 1786: “I proceed…to inquire what mode of education we shall adopt so as to secure to the state all of the advantages that are to be derived from the proper instruction of the youth; and here I beg leave to remark that the only foundation for a useful education in a republic is to be laid on the foundation of religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty, and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments.”
Benjamin Rush continued: “But the religion I mean to recommend in this place is that of the New Testament…Its doctrines and precepts are calculated to promote the happiness of society and the safety and well-being of civil government.”