Wednesday, January 30, 2008


I recieved this e-mail from my friend Talicia(thanks). The pictures tell a lot. Take a good look at the diet of each country and the cost of what is eaten in one week. It's amazing on the contrast between countries and size of families. We are so so so blessed.

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide
Food expenditure for one week: 375.39 Euros or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina
Food expenditure for one week $341.98
I Sure hope most American families eat more fresh fruits and vegetables and less junk food than this family.)

Italy : The Manzo family of Sicily
Food expenditure for one week: 214.36 Euros or $260.11

Mexico: The Casales family of Cuernavaca
Food expenditure for one week: 1,862.78 Mexican Pesos or $189.09

Poland: The Sobczynscy family of Konstancin-Jeziorna
Food expenditure for one week: 582.48 Zlotys or $151.27

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo
Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Ecuador: The Ayme family of Tingo
Food expenditure for one week: $31.55

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village
Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Chad: The Aboubakar family of Breidjing Camp
Food expenditure for one week: 685 CFA Francs or $1.23

The end of email said this: "Don't know about you, but right about now, I'm counting my blessings!" As I said in the beginning of this blog, we are so so blessed.


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Life is so delicate

I don't know why I have been thinking so much about a certain person's passing, but I can't get it out of my head. Heath Ledger, died recently at a very young, 28. Some probably are thinking it. No, I did not have a man crush on him or something like that. He was not portrayed by the media as a party animal, like some celebs are. It would surprise me less if they died (not that I am wishing that). I don't really care how he died, but I am just surprised on how young and sudden he is gone. To the world he had it all and more. But what really has me thinking is: I don't know what his faith was like or if he ever was talked to about eternity. Did he have a chance to decide? Did he ever set foot in a church during an authentic service? There are others just like him, that will probably go quickly and young. It's strange how many celebs are connected to the wacky wild world of Scientology. Sadly we don't hear much of any other would be "faiths" they are connected to. I just wonder who really reaches out to the celebs without the agenda of being able to drop names and have opportunities for bragging. Do people sincerely pray for them on a regular basis?
There are tons of organizations that evangelize to some sort of demographic out there. Is there one for the A and B list celebs? I don't really have a pulling to start one, but hey it's just going through my mind right now wondering if there is. I wonder if they would be harder to reach them then a person raised from birth following some eastern religion. Hollywood is so mixed up spiritually and is a melting pot of strange ideas, it has to be hard to get the hearts of celebs to even open up. I know there are some actual actors/actresses that are Christians, but it is probably real rare. I just think about these things when someone famous dies. This time the Knight Tale guy's death is constantly on my mind. I will pray for his family, especially his little girl.

Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. James 4:14

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Check out Expelled movie

I was reading YSMarko's blog today and he posted about a documentary movie, that Ben Stein (the teacher from Ferris Bueller) made, called Expelled. It's about how scientists who believe the opposite of the "big bang theory" or "darwinism" are blacklisted, and frowned upon for thinking something else. I went to the site and watched the trailer. Looks very intriguing. I am surprised, like others, that it's coming from him and not some ultra fanatical religious person.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Will anyone read this?

Well it's a take off from what I started ages ago, but here I go again trying to blog like all the other cool guys out there. I read a ton of blogs and comment on them, so maybe people will do the same on mine. Who knows? Let's hope I don't go to long in between years to acually post stuff. Funny thing is, I ask others when they are going to post if they have not in a while. I wonder if anyone will even read this? Let's see how long it takes.