“All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.” Winston Churchill
Saturday, September 27, 2008
I'm not sure how guilty I should feel. I had a business trip this past week to New Mexico. It took me to the El Paso Airport and Elder Mark Brimley is just across the border in Juarez. Oh well, I drove across and found his home. Elder Matamoros opened the door. They were home that morning because it is their planning day and they spend about 3 hours making plans for next week. I took him a coat for the winter and got a few pictures and left. His companion was great. Mark rattled off Spanish like a native. Their place looked like a typical missionary apartment. Mark is very involved in the work and concerned about the progress in their ward. He told me they have seen things he hasn't told us about and I made him promise not to tell his mom.
All in all, I really loved driving around Juarez. I found the temple, but I missed the only session that day until 7 PM. I ate at a litte burrito/torta cafe and made my way around speaking a little spanish. The people I talked with were very nice.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Of all the exciting things about the choice of Sarah Palin as Vice-Presidential nominee, perhaps the most remarkable is the light thrown on little Trig. There he is, a bright, beautiful, innocent child born with an extra chromosome. That "defect" is his protection from this evil world. One that will keep him innocent throughout whatever time he may live on this earth. God bless his mother and father who knew he was coming and welcomed him into their home. And pity those poor women (and men) who chose, after learning through amnioscentisis of the possibility of Down's syndrome, to stop the life of an innocent spirit, and prevent needed experience for him (or her) and his parents. And pity all those who chose for even sillier reasons to stop a life before it has a chance.
Added September 13 from Hugh Hewitt. In a letter from a pediatriacian:
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
This comment was posted in the Article 6 blog. Go there sometime.
I would guess that you are far to confident and your memories are way too short if you think you are finished commenting on events. Although much of your focus has been on the Romney campaign, as you have mentioned many times, the MSM and the liberal left (sorry about the redundancy) are locked into identity politics and are glad to continue to tie evangelicals (and any sincere Christian religionists) to the nearest backward redneck. As Andrea Mitchell pointed out, to paraphrase, Hillary supporters will not be drawn to Sarah Palin, except the uneducated. The bigots will call it "flip-flops", they will claim hypocrisy (see, abstinence education doesn't work), they will continue to expose a young girl and her family to ridicule to help preserve the "right of privacy", they will claim that we want to "force our values" on them, and that anyone who can believe (insert any miraculous or spiritual event here) can't be trusted to run the country. No, my friends, the loss of the Mormon candidate will not stop your work. The lesson to, hopefully, come out of this campaign will be that all believers in Christ and/or Judeo-Christian values (even when held by other religionists) need to stand up together for our country and those values. Buddha for Mitt