Hallelujah! He is Alive!!!

He's not a baby in a manger anymore,
He's not a broken man on a cross.
He didn't stay in grave and He's not staying in Heaven forever.
He's Alive!
He's Alive!
He's Alive!

He's Alive!!!

Hallelujah, You make all things new!


Here is Love

Here is love vast as the ocean
Lovingkindness as the flood
When the Prince of Life, our Ransom,
Shed for us His precious blood.
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten
throughout heaven's eternal days.
On the mount of crucifixation
Fountains opened deep and wide
Through the floodgates of God's mercy
Flowed a vast and gracious tide
Grace and love, like mighty rivers
Poured incessant from above
Heaven's peace and perfect justice
Kissed a guilty world in love
Who His love will not remember?
Who can cease to sing His praise?
He can never be forgotten
throughout heaven's eternal days.


Guess what this is

The fire truck ric built

fun at the factory!

The bulldozer is yellow!

It's a train!

On the merry go round

It's Spring!

Today is the first day of Spring!

Word's can't express how that makes me feel.
After what seemed like 2 days of rain, the sun has come out and everything is shiny, the wind is blowing and the birds are singing. I think I'll take a walk!


Pray for the persecuted church in China

After a month and a half of detention, Chinese officials have released two church leaders who were arrested for leading a youth Bible study. China Aid credits the international community for bringing attention to the case--no thanks to America's State Department. Secretary Rice continues to ignore FRC's request, and that of a dozen congressmen, to intervene in the case of 21 pastors who were sentenced to Chinese labor camps for practicing their faith. A White House official told us that if we didn't hear back from the State Department in five days to contact him again. That was two weeks ago. Like those in captivity, we can't help but wonder what has become of the world's biggest advocate of religious freedom.

Chinese Government Carries Out Mass Sentencing of House Church Leaders

Michael Ireland

ASSIST News Service

February 22, 2008

SHANGDONG PROVINCE, CHINA -- Twenty-one prominent Christian leaders have been sentenced to re-education through labor in what China Aid Association (CAA) describes as the largest mass sentencing of house church leaders in China in 25 years.

CAA says the Linyi City Re-education through Labor Commission in Shandong Province simultaneously sentenced 17 male and 4 female church leaders to re-education through labor for fifteen months to three years.

According to news released yesterday by CAA, the 21 believers were detained during a mass arrest of 270 Christian leaders on December 7, 2007 in Hedeng District, Linyi City as they gathered for leadership training. The others detained with them were fined and released in the intervening period. The leaders were accused of holding an “illegal religious gathering” and the 21 labeled as members of an “evil cult,” a term which Chinese authorities arbitrarily apply to unregistered religious groups.


Schwarzenegger Pledges to Support Right to Home School

'This outrageous ruling must be overturned by the courts,' he says.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has called for the reversal of a recent appellate court decision banning parents from educating their children at home if they lack teaching credentials, the Los Angeles Times reported. If the state Supreme Court fails to act, the governor vowed to push through legislation guaranteeing families' right to home-school.

"This outrageous ruling must be overturned by the courts, and if the courts don't protect parents' rights, then, as elected officials, we will," he said in a written statement.

Schwarzenegger's comments about the 2nd District Court of Appeals ruling came as home schooling families and national conservative leaders expressed their beliefs that every parent has a fundamental right to home-school.

Dr. James C. Dobson interrupted the Focus on the Family radio program's regular programming to discuss the ruling.

"What has occurred is yet another egregious decision handed down by a California appeals court that strikes at the very heart and soul of families and their children," he said on Friday's broadcast. "The court has assaulted parental rights again, and this time with a sledgehammer."

We are asking concerned citizens across America to sign a petition asking the state Supreme Court to "depublish" the case, which means to apply the case to the family involved — not to all California families. More than 175,000 people already have signed the petition.

Thank Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for supporting parents' rights to home-school.

Visit the Home School Legal Defense Association Web site.

Dr. Dobson discussed the California ruling on Friday's radio broadcast. Listen online.

(NOTE: Referral to Web sites not produced by Focus on the Family is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily constitute an endorsement of the sites' content.)


The Show

This week the gang is performing Cinderella!!!
The set and costumes look amazing, and everyone has been working so hard - it's going to be another great show!

I'm super excited because I have responsibilities during the second act! 4 of them! I get to help someone change, and then pull the curtain a couple of times, and then change someone again, and then flip a switch in the last 30 seconds of the show. It's great fun!!!

So if you are in town (or driving distance) come and see Cinderella, performed at the Franklin High School Fine Arts Center. Showtimes are Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30, and Sunday at 2:30. (And if you have girls, bring your camera because after the show they are going to let kids get their picture taken with Cinderella in the carriage!!!)