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Carol | March 31, 2008
My friend, Andrea, recently visited Germany. She described her adventures here: http://alynnmusic.blogspot.com/
Andrea knew of my German connections and my dollhouse collection, so when she saw this little table with a lamp, she thought of me. I was so surprised to receive this gift in the mail! Can you see the book, letter, and eye glasses on the table?
My great-great-grandfather was born in Germany and was raised in an orphanage by nuns.
My great-great-grandmother was from Switzerland. She was a wonderful cook, especially of German food. She could also yodel very well.
They met at Ellis Island.
My great-great-grandfather mysteriously disappeared in New York City nearing the end of World War II. We suspect something happened to him because he was German. His daughter, my great-grandmother (born in 1895), searched for him for years.
Carol | March 30, 2008
“Look, I got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old,” Barack Obama said. “I am going to teach them first about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at age 16, so it doesn’t make sense to not give them information.”
“punished with a baby”
“PUNISHED WITH A BABY”
So, according to Obama, I am a mistake, and my mother was punished with me when she was a teen. I should have been punished instead – maybe by being dismembered alive. That’s the Obama choice.
Carol | March 30, 2008
Under wraps: Babywearing group embraces a secret weapon: Comfort (for infant and caregiver) in the form of slings, which are gaining popularity in U.S.
“Babywearing proponents say babies are soothed by the rhythmic breathing and heartbeat of their caregivers that simulates the womb, which some studies confirm. Plus, slings allow for easy, modest nursing for moms and greater bonding between caregiver and child.”
“The age-old practice of babywearing — or using soft baby carriers that hug tightly to the body, including Asian mei tais, African-inspired wraps, or ring slings — has been popular in other countries for centuries .”
“Yet it has only hit the mainstream in the U.S. in the past five years, said Babywearing International President Susie Spence. With celebrities like Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Maggie Gyllenhaal sporting slings, it’s even becoming trendy.”
“Babywearing is new to America for the most part,” McDowell said. “Mainstream American way of thinking is ‘Oh, you need a stroller. Oh, put your child in the car seat and carry them around.’ ”
“Parents seem overjoyed to escape the dizzying ride on the whirring carousel of car seats, shopping carts, playpens, infant seats and strollers.”
Carol | March 27, 2008
When I mention to my grandmother and mother about us moving away, they remind me of this quote,
“I can’t think about that right now. If I do, I’ll go crazy. I’ll think about that tomorrow.” Scarlett O’Hara
“We shall not be left in want for any good thing.” Psalm 34:10
Carol | March 26, 2008
Close Ties Between Parents And Babies Yield Benefits For Preschoolers
“The study found that children who had developed a close, positive, reciprocal, and mutually responsive relationship with their mothers in the first two years of their lives did much better in both respects–responding to their mothers’ requests not to do something and regulating their own behavior–than children who hadn’t developed such ties.”
“When mothers and babies develop this closeness in the first two years, the study found, mothers don’t need to use forceful discipline later to get their children to do what they ask and refrain from other behaviors.”
Carol | March 24, 2008
A Boy the Bullies Love to Beat Up, Repeatedly
Carol | March 23, 2008
In church this morning, a kind missionary lady told the children’s story. She summarized the Easter story, and explained, “Jesus took the punishment for all of us – for all the bad things we do.”
She spoke the truth. The adults nod in agreement. We rejoice that we have been forgiven. Our sins are washed away. But… what about the little children? How do they perceive this message? Should they believe her? Could they be confused? Do they recall the last time they disobeyed their parents and had to submit to a spanking? Do they remember being punished regularly for the bad things they have done? Even after Christ’s sacrifice, do children still have to bear the punishment for their sins?
In the eyes of a child who lives under the threat of punishment for disobedience, grace appears to be only a wonderful hope in Bible stories.
Author and scholar Samuel Martin reminds us, “When parents sin, they ask God to forgive them, repent and know they are forgiven. When children sin, they are judged, tried, condemned and punished.”
Spanking is a punishment for the violation of a law.
Galatians 5:4 says “you are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by law; you are fallen away from grace.”
Galatians 5:18 says “if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.”
Carol | March 21, 2008
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” John 10:11 (KJV)
Carol | March 21, 2008
Second Trimester Dismemberment Abortion
First Trimester Suction Abortion