Friday, January 25, 2008

Thoughts for this day...

It was a whirlwind of activity, as we can see the light at the end of the tunnel! We have spent months renovating (new windows and wall) and organizing the GREAT room we use as our learning centre and communications centre. I am down to one table's worth of papers to sort. I know I said that before, but Daniel cleaned the edges, behind the filing cabinets, and on top of desks. He piled my nearly clean table up with more stuff to sort. But this time, I truly am almost finished.

A couple of comments, then I am heading to bed.

What pleased me most today was Cindy Rushton's Brain in a Binder. I printed out the pages I will find useful, and I organized my binder. This is not new to me. For many years I kept a binder with all of my appointments, plans, ideas and goals in it. Somehow I fell out of the habit, and the whole family has suffered since. Mom has a better memory when I write things down. Life in general is better, easier, more peaceful, when Mom remembers all that needs to be done.

So I am back to a binder, and actually excited about it!

What infuriated me the most today was a website I stumbled upon (after following links for a bit) that had an article condemning John Piper for a sermon on interracial marriage. John was making the Biblical point that God created male and female, and that one man can marry one woman, no matter what the colour of eyes, skin, hair or teeth! This 'moran' (couldn't spell moron) tried to say that when God divided the nations at the Tower of Babel, He meant to separate the people into "races", and that it was going against the Bible if you don't marry within your race.


I married a man with much darker skin than mine. What's that got to do with anything?

It infuriates me that this guy takes verses out of context and seems to think that white people are superior.

As a white-skinned blonde-haired blue-eyed woman, I can tell you that I WISH my skin was darker, and that I am GLAD I married a man with darker skin. Of our 12 children, we have 4 with darker skin and 8 with whiter skin. The ones that don't burn in the sun are the ones with the darker skin, like their dad's. Seems to me, that's the better skin.

Not that we can choose our skin tone, or our eye colour, or our height, or the number of hairs on our heads. God is the One who Provided us with those things. And He is the One who teaches that His family will be made up of people from every tribe and nation and tongue and continent!

Goodnight, all.

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