Saturday, June 23, 2007

The Tooth Fairy is coming!!

Max lost his first tooth today. Well, it was the first tooth we noticed he lost! I've never seen a canine tooth so up close...too afraid to put my face that close to something so...snappy. :o) It's pretty cool, sort of triangle-shaped with lots of points. I wonder how big his adult teeth will be. Anyway, J told Max to put it under his pillow and the tooth fairy might bring him a special treat! :o) It's a strange feeling, but we're proud of his accomplishment!

Friday, June 22, 2007

All the Kids

No, I didn't pose them...Jack (orange) and Jill (gray) snuggle all the time. They're getting much more comfortable with Max being around. They don't care much to be his chew toys though!

Max is teething and Jill's ears feel really good!

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Maximus Decimus Meridias

Named for the victorious general in The Gladiator who fought for his family and for justice for the people, our puppy, while he may not fight for the same causes, will be a symbol to dogs everywhere. Max is growing into a good, strong dog. He's training us to be good parents, as much as we're training him to be a good dog. He's about 4 1/2 months old and is more adorable everyday. I couldn't have asked for a better dog...he's handsome and solid, he comes when he's called, sits when instructed, chews only on his toys, is affectionate yet not overpowering (no kisses on the face!!), and an all around good dog. While he gets excited to see new faces, he responds well to the voice of Mom & Dad and obeys by calming down. He's content as long as he's near us. In fact, he follows Jeremy up and down the yard behind the lawn mower, when J is cutting the grass. He still has some things to learn, but for not being a dog person, I love him a lot. :o) We've been told he may get up to 90 pounds. He's almost 5 months old and is already weighing in at 22 pounds, up 7 pounds from 3 weeks ago! I love his curly tail and half-floppy ears! Here's some pics...

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Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Real Man

An incredible excerpt taken from Randy Stinson's "Is God Wild at Heart? A Review of John Eldredge's, Wild at Heart" written July 3, 2003: "While God has made men and women in His image, He has also given them particular roles and functions that correspond to their gender. This can be easily seen in the warp and woof of Scripture where men are consistently called upon to lead and protect. They are called upon to fight and defend. In the contexts of homes and the community of faith, they are given the responsibility of headship and oversight. In cases where men like Moses or Abraham faltered in their courage or faith, they hear from the God of the universe that He will bring about His plan. He is in control. This is where they place their confidence. This is the point from which they draw their strength."

I was VERY fond of the book Wild at Heart until I just read this review. Randy Stinson did a very good job of pointing out the areas where this book is Scripturally unsound. The way Randy wrote about a man's role in the above quote is Scripturally sound and reveals what is really in a man's heart.

Randy is the Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW).