Thursday, November 29, 2007

YOU can make a difference!

Although you may think you are so insignificant, and you can't do a thing, here is proof that even you can make a difference.Twins from Oregon, whom I know of, and with whom I have mutual friends, sent an email to Chuck Norris, and influenced his decision as to whom he is supporting for President.

Friday, November 16, 2007

David's Address

We got a form letter today from David with his address. Once again I would like to emphasize: absolutely no packages of any sort, no pictures, and no money; only letters. His address is:

3rd RTBN M CO Plt. 3271
39003 Midway Ave.
San Diego, CA 92140-3274

Please make sure you copy the address exactly as written. Realize he is very pressed for time, so his reply correspondence will be limited, but he will certainly enjoy letters of encouragement. The letter was not a personal one, he only signed his name, so we don't know any more than this. Thanks again to all who have shown their support!

Update: You can see his general schedule here.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Why Giuliani is a no-go

I think the recent pole by CNN says it all. It shows that the pro-life movement is still alive and well. It also show why Giuliani will never make the presidency, and why we must oppose him in the primary.

CNN Pole of 1,024 voters reached by phone call:

Now suppose you could choose between Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Party's candidate,
Rudy Giuliani as the Republican Party's candidate, and a third-party candidate who believes that
abortion should be illegal in all circumstances. Who would you be more likely to vote for? (IF
UNSURE:) As of today, who do you lean more toward? (RANDOM ORDER)
Nov. 2-4
Clinton 48%
Giuliani 32%
Third party candidate 18%
Neither (vol.) 1%
Other (vol.) *
No opinion 1%

(my emphasis added)

Need I say more? You can see the full pole results here.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Verse of encouragement

But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution . . . But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:10-17 (my own italics added for emphasis)

I thought of this verse with David leaving to the Marines. It is not only a good verse for him, but a good reminder for us all!

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Raccoon anyone?

We are always game to try any new food as a family. Sometimes we come up with a delicious cuisine, and this just happens to be one of those occasions. We were out Raccoon hunting with our neighbors last night, and ended up with 9 coon. We figured we wouldn't let all the good meat go to waste, and brought home some legs to eat. We used this recipe, and it turned out great. Everyone greatly enjoyed it. They did not taste at all "gamey," and were very tender. My mom called the meat like a mixture between pork and beef. For all of you to have the opportunity to try it, I figured I post the recipe here.

You first start by acquiring your coon. You skin and take off the quarters. (the rest of the coon is edible as well, but most of the meat is on the quarters, so it is simplest to just eat the quarters) Bring them home, and remove all the fat you can (you can actually do this anytime before you start cooking them), and let them soak in salt/soda brine for about 6 hours (longer is fine). Take them out of the salt brine, and put them in a pot to boil. Boil them with salt (and onion if desired) until thoroughly done.

mix together:

1-cup ketchup

½ cup cooking oil or butter

¼ cup brown sugar

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1 Tbsp. garlic powder (or to taste)

1 Tbsp. onion powder (or to taste)

1 Tbsp. salt

¼ cup lemon juice

1 tsp. pepper

pour over coon, and let sit until ready to grill.

Place on grill and apply sauce to meat as it is cooking.

Grill until browned as desired.

Eat with relish, forgetting the species it came from. (which is not hard considering the exquisite taste)

Friday, November 02, 2007


If at first you don't succeed, don't try skydiving!