Sunday, January 25, 2009

Out of the Mouths of Sunbeams part ll

Today in our Sunbeam class (4 year olds) at church Pat was teaching a lesson about prayer. To begin she showed the class a picture of a little girl, eyes closed, hands folded kneeling by her bed. Wanting to illustrate where we can pray, she asked, "What is this little girl doing?" A chorus of voices answered, "She is saying a prayer!" "And where is she?", Pat asked. One of our twins looked at the picture then at Pat and said, "She's right there!" Well, she was right there... I love this calling!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Our New President

As everyone knows, this is a historic day. Barack Obama, our first president of African-American ancestry has been sworn in. It is no secret to friends and family that I did not support nor vote for Mr. Obama. I do not believe he is the right man for the job nor do I think he is ready or experienced enough. But none of that matters now. He has the job, ready or not! And unlike many opponents to George W. Bush, I will not say, "He's not MY president." He is my president, duly elected and I sincerely wish him all the best... for the sake of my children and grandchildren and for the sake of all Americans. He is coming into this position in a troubled time and he will need support to help meet the challenges. So I will support him in the areas where I agree and oppose him in those where I don't. How marvelous to live in this fine and free country and to presence the peaceful transfer of power. Godspeed to you sir. -David Bertoglio