Quote by Benjamin Rush

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.”

Choose life

Those are two words that stuck out to me as I was reading in Deut. 30:19. Moses said in the last part of that verse, “…therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:” What would happen in 2009 if we as Christians chose to live life according to God and His Word? What would happen if we would stop just existing as Christians and start living as Christians? Those two little words convicted me. I want to choose to live – live the life that God wants and has for me in 2009.

Day One

This was me and the girls first full day without Becca. We managed to do o.k. thanks to my wife already preparing and freezing a lot of meals for us. Plus we went to McDonalds tonight. The girls had a chicken sandwich with a few fries. They were very excited to go. Let’s see how they sleep tonight.

Bye, bye

Well the girls and myself said “goodbye” to Becca this afternoon. It was a very difficult goodbye. I had both girls in my arms and they were both sobbing. They still don’t understand that their mommy is gone for a long time. Every time our dog barks they think she’s home, or they tell me she’s sleeping. This is going to be a long 17 days.