Friday, April 25, 2008

A Must Read

Run, don't walk, over to Pleasant View Schoolhouse, to read an excellent post on helping our children find their life's work.

You can find the post here.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


Saturday night Tim and I went to see Ben Stein's movie "Expelled." It was very good. I love the way he laid out his topic which is scientists getting "expelled" or even black listed for even mentioning Intellegent Design.

He starts out talking with a few of these top notch scientists, and then speaks with well-known evolutionists such as Richard Dawkins. It is not a movie to go to if you want a big laugh, or a car chase etc...but if you want to see what is happening in the world of science, which is supposed to be about asking questions and looking at evidence, then you will be throughly educated by this movie.
You can find the website which I believe includes a blog

ps - Thanks Becky!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Science and the Christian

We are discussing World Views in our
Sunday School Class.

It is a discussion that is rather like
candy for me. LOVE IT!

Yesterday, we got into the discussion of
how our world view affects our take on science.

It truly is the key.

Poor, Charles Darwin accidentally set off
a whole scientific chain of events by reporting
what he observed in a very small period of time
which overlooked and misread the long term effects
of these observations.

Later he regretted these conclusions, however,
it was too late to go back and get those who
were also starting from a wrong supposition to
change their minds.

We discussed the removal of the only correct
basis for science from the public school system.
It has been surgically amputated! Any reference
to God or Creation has been eliminated from the texts
used today.

Our Pastor is planning to see the Documentary, Expelled,
this week. I am anxious to hear how it handles the Christian
point of view.

The movie is a documentary about
evolution vs. intelligent design.

I will be waiting to hear what he thinks.

I think that I will be writing a series of
posts for this blog about
World View and Science.
Check back.
This is so crucial to our understanding of
our world.

Becky K.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Writing a Research Paper

O.k. the subjects are varied.

One is doing research on the band, Switchfoot.
Believe me, after weeks of trying to
get this one to choose a topic I am fine
with this. Wouldn't have been a few weeks
ago....but I am now...

Another is doing hers on Bowling.
Love it!
She has been so creative in the
layout and research for this paper.

The third...let me see...I am drawing a
blank...Oh, that's right...Coins!

He loves money! I took him to the Library and
set him loose in the adult nonfiction area with
the mission of finding a subject that interested
him enough to report on.

It is cool because his Grandpa had quite a love
of coins and because he worked with vending machines his
whole life had quite a collection of unusual coins.
Mikey has been able to peruse the collection and
learn more about the coins that intrigue him.

As far as I am concerned...finding the right topic is
the hardest part of writing a paper.

After that, the kids are on their way with the reading
and actual research. Finding several sources and creating
topical headings for the actual organization of the paper.

Now they are all in the stage of writing the body
of the papers.


Would be for me.

Chelsea enjoys it.

Mikey is enjoying it more than he thought he would.

Jonathan? It is too soon to know. He took
so long in choosing a topic that his paper is in
its very infancy.

That is what we are in the midst of at Hospitality Lane.

Blessings on your day,

Becky K.