Thursday, April 30, 2009

From Eternity to here

Recently, there have been a couple of books that have just made my jaw drop as I read the first couple of chapters.

The most recent was "From Eternity To Here" by Frank Viola subtitled "Rediscovering the ageless purpose of God".

Why did my jaw drop?  Because it struck such a chord.   In an interview about the book the author talks that, while we have Genesis 1 & 2 in the Bible, we usually start our faith at Genesis 3 with the fall (and often end prior to Revelation 21).  

The book is divided into 3 sections and I am still in the first section, explaining the love story, the romance of God with his church.  I'll have to keep you posted as I read.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Monday was our last day in Washington DC.

We started the day at the National Catherdral. It is a beautiful building. we heard an organ demonstration (3 pieces) on the organ which is believed to be the largest in the United States.

After that, we went to the Crime and Punishment Museum where we got a forensic lab given by actual forensic scientists. The museum was fun as well.

To finish off the day, several of us went to the Jefferson Memorial at night making it a late night.

We only had one kid lost the whole trip and, thanks to him having a cell phone, he was quickly located.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Washington DC - The Weekend!

Saturday we took a bus to Williamsburg and walked around some of Colonial America. Many of the buildings we saw were replicas but about 1 of 5 are restorations of originals.

Today, we went to the newseum... A museum of Journalism. We also went to the top of the Washington Monument. Tonight, my brother and his wife joined us for dinner.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Washington DC - Thursady (Day 3)

We started the day at the Pentagon. The tour was interesting but from what some said, not quite as good as pervious years. We got to see the Sept. 11 Memorial and the Memorial Chapel.

In the afternoon we ended up at Ford's Theater.

Washington DC - Wednesday

Wednesday was our first full day in DC. and we spent the day on the Mall.

We started the morning at the Smithsonian and ended up at the Capital. The day was rainy and we got quite wet.

We ended the day at the Crystal City Mall.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Washington DC - Day 1

It will be a little tedious trying to post from the iPod but here we go...

Our flights left on time from both Denver & Minneapolis. The trip so far has been uneventful... No misplaced kids, etc. So far, so good!

After we got to the hotel, unpacked and went to eat, we climbed onto the metro and rode to the mall between the Washington Monument & the Capital Building. The weather has been overcast with light to ocassionally heavy rain. Tomorrow, we are to get sunny & warm!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Off Line...

I'll not be blogging for the next week or so because Kyle and I will be on his 8th grade class trip to Washington DC.  Marj gets to hold down the home, feed the dogs, etc.

While I am there, my computer will be going to the Apple Store for a quick tune up.  Fortunately, I can download podcasts and check email on my iPod as long as I have a wi-fi connection, just don't expect a long reply.