Sunday, April 24, 2005

As I was just lately reminded, a picture is worth a thousand words, soo I just posted a couple essays worth. :D

I hope everyone out that is doing well and a big congrats to the newly weds, Ed and Hannah Prevost. And speaking of pictures, for those who were so blessed as to attend their wedding, send photos ASAP (I think I speak for a lot of ppl with that request) :D. Oh, and a thanks to Ann for the rehearsal pics.

Enjoy your Lord's day ya'll. :)


PS. Bla "Dear Pope"

Saturday, April 23, 2005

So happy together. Posted by Hello
The happy 6th birthday girl Posted by Hello
Two down..many to go. Posted by Hello
The good side. :D Posted by Hello
Random child's hat 2 Posted by Hello
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Thursday, April 14, 2005

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

Watched a documentary last week called The Corporation. It was actually very interesting, although as per most media type digs, can't totally agree with it. In the film they go through the start of corporations to that of the modern day ones. Everyone interviewed had their own notion of the problem and supposed solutions. But what was kinda bizarre were the suggestions a couple of people threw out. They were basically saying that the corporations are a bunch of control hungry monsters (no denying that)but that instead the government should stop being weak and step in and control it, and in turn be the power hungry beast, but wait..they seem to have forgotten that the government already is just that, and the government let it get out of hand in the first place. They made a lot of rulings that seemed simple to them, and non problematic, but if you give Sue a sucker, you better give Johnny one too. They allowed the corporations to act, each as it's own person. A person without moral values, unless the love of money is some kind of moral value..oh wait that's the root of all evil. The Corps (I like that name for them) got these "rights" under the..13th amendment, taking full advantage of what was set up for African Americans. The governments allowed the producing of goods without appropriate health tests, and the use of practices they know are harmful. The patent office also issued a patent on a living organism, which was something they never allowed before, as they believed that no one can own the patterns to here we go. It's interesting to think of how things used to be, how they are now, and how we'd all die if it all just fell back to how it was. Alas, we're products of our society and as such, we kinda tend to depend on it, as flawed as it is. But yeah, I give the film a thumbs up, and we had plenty to talk and ponder about after.

Well the cleaning is calling, another Saturday almost gone, but the Lord's day to follow, yahoo!!

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Saturday, April 02, 2005

"Modesty then, as I understand it here, and to discourse about it, is nothing but a strict regard to the decency, as decency is a strict regard to virtue, and virtue is a strict regard to religion; indeed they seem all, in some sense, to be synonymous, and to mean the same thing. It is true, honour and virtue may (speaking strictly) be said in some cases to be preserved, though decency is not so much, or equally regarded. But let all that plead the possibility of that distinction know that however possible it may be it is so far from being probable (that where decency is given up honour should or can be preserved) that they will find it very hard to have it be believed; as they that give up their modesty cannot be said to preserve decency, so they that give up decency will be hardly believed to preserve their virtue.

Hence modesty is become a virtue in itself, and, if it be not literally and expressly all that is understood by the word virtue, 'tis virtue's complete representative, it's true image, and they are as inseparable as the gold and the glistering."

"We are come to an age wherein it is not the mode to acknowledge and reform a mistake, but to add a front to the fact, and triumph in the crimes which they should be ashamed of. It seems below them to vindicate their character; they will rather illustrate it with the fault they should wipe off, and count the shame of it their glory." Daniel Defoe
Well, well, well. No excuses this time, I'm a bad, bad bloggerett. :D
I wish I had something to really say about what I've been doing with myself..but words kinda escape me. I did have a week in Edmonton, I could spend a little time going over that I suppose..

Edmonton was nice..Edmonton was grand, Edmonton was..well Edmonton. A week felt like a day, and now that I'm home it feels like the "day" was months ago. Amy and I got to hang out a lot, spent some time window shopping, watching Nick and a bunch of kids play video games, talking with various ppl and staying up way too late every night. We got to spend a night at D and J's, half a day at Kris', and the rest at the B's. Had a nice fellowship meal on the Lord's day following worship, and got to see all the brethren there and my mom as well. Monday was my last day, and the highlights would be going out for coffee at a nearby cafe, going to a movie and eating a very yummy pita? Well that or the pizza? Ok, forget the food, that didn't make the highlight, the highlight was being able to spend time with a great bunch of people at my home away from home. :D

Baillie is turning 6 close to the end of this month, and I'm not sure that I've picked my jaw of the ground yet. Belinda just got a good camera, so I'll be sure to post some pics from Bail's birthday party, when I get some. :) Dorry is due in about 2 weeks me, so cool. That means little Emily is now over a month old, although she would have only been due right about now, interesting thought. Been taking the kids for a lot of walks lately. They now have the ability to keep up, which makes for an enjoyable walk, as we talk about the different things we pass..sigh, they're so old!

Well, it's been a pint,

Going on 14 years Posted by Hello