Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pageants & Stitches

On February 23, Natalie particpated in her first pageant - Miner Miss. This is a local school pageant. She was so beautiful and did a great job - even though she didn't win. We talked about inner beauty vs. outer beauty and how she needs to strive for inner beauty. To have a quiet and gentle spirit, to be compassionate and kind, etc. I hope to have more talks like this soon. I will post some pictures soon.

On Wednesday, February 27, I received a call from the school nurse about Nathan. He had fallen in the cafeteria and hit his chin on the table. So, we dashed off to the doctor's office and he received 4 stitches. He was so brave through it all - so we got ice cream on the way home.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Tornado Relief Aid

Check out the link to KSSN to find out how you can help the victims of Tuesday's tornado in the Clinton/Atkins area.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Who to Vote for???

Not sure who to vote for?? Well, it is hard for us as well. We had been supporting Fred Thompson, but he dropped out a few weeks ago. So, I had been impressed with some things Mitt Romney had said during debates. I know he is Mormon, but what other choices are there. Here is an email from a friend of ours regarding an article on Romney. You can click on Patriot Post to read the article...Romney vs. McCain, The Foundation. Above all else, get out today and exercise your right to vote.

"By now, we are accustomed to receiving one-sided "pro" or "con" assessments of a particular candidate (I've even written this one myself). I am now sending what I consider to be a balanced candidate profile of Mitt Romney published last week by the Patriot Post, a conservative journal advocating individual liberty, the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and the promotion of free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. It's good stuff. Mitt Romney may not be the "ideal" candidate for many conservatives (and he wasn't my first choice). However, this look at his record and experience combined with a view of the remaining field shows that he is the best (and last?) hope for conservatives this presidential cycle. In sum, this article well describes why I am now supporting Mitt, and does so better than I could. Please take a minute to read, especially if you don't know much about Mitt Romney. -" David

Friday, February 1, 2008

Update on the Cain Family

The past few weeks have been filled with normal family stuff. Tim continues to enjoy and love his new job with Cameron. It has it challenges, but he is always up for it. He recently started a new study at church, Respectable Sins: Confronting Sins we Tolerate by Jerry Bridges. I am going through the book of Colossians with the ladies and really enjoying it. It is good reminder of what our relationship with Christ should look like and how we have to be careful not to be tempted by this world. It is so easy to get caught up in what is going on here that we lose sight of what is truly important - keeping Christ central in our life everyday.

Natalie is doing great! She just got her report card - All A's with only one B (89 in math), she is doing so well. Also, she signed up for a school pageant and is so excited. She gets to wear a pretty dress! Her brother doesn't quite get why she wants to do this.

Nathan has started Upward basketball and is doing great. He had all A's on his last report card! We can really tell how he has matured from last year and is doing so much better. Of course, he is still excited about 6th grade math. And he is still as creative as ever.

We covet your prayers as we raise Natalie & Nathan - that we keep pointing them to the Gospel and importance of it in our daily lives.