Saturday, May 19, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
OK, I gotta be honest. I didn't finish this book yet. I plan to...I just haven't yet. I am a pretty big George W. Bush fan, and I respect him and many of the decisions that he made while in office, but there were also decisions that I didn't agree with or understand at the time. Not very often do we get the chance to read about the background information on the major (and minor) events in a president's life, so he is to be commended for making himself vulnerable in that way. He admits in the book that not every decision he made was good, and he might choose differently given more information at the time. We also get some of his life story...what made him into the man who became President. His childhood and his relationship with his parents, his struggle with alcohol abuse, and his relationship with his wife and daughters were particularly interesting. His writing style seems random...a story here, then off on a tangent, then back to the main sequence of events, but I didn't find that too distracting. I'm now to the point of 9/11, and for many of us, that will be most interesting we all had our eyes on the President as he led our nation through that most difficult time. So I read on...I am confident that it is time well spent.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Graduating college senior, Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of evangelist Billy Graham, takes on an internship at Samaritan's Purse working with the Children's Heart Project. Through this organization, Mongolian children with congenital heart defects are brought to the US for lifesaving treatment they cannot receive in their own country. There are obstacles they must overcome in the process, and because it is real life, everything does not go as planned. But it is a beautiful story of an organization making a difference in the world, of people giving and serving and sacrificing so others may find wholeness. And not only physical wholeness, but the good news of Jesus Christ is also shared with these families, changing there lives for eternity. It was great to learn more about one of the many other things that Samaritans Purse does (other than shoeboxes) to share the love of Christ with the world.