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I am happily married to an amazing military man who spent 9 years enlisted and is now an Officer in the US Army. We have two amazing boys who are not so little any more! They still infuse every moment of every day with creativity and energy, and make my life an adventure.  I was educated at home, and am now teaching our children - second generation homeschoolers! I try every day to become more like Jesus Christ, and to love like HE does. If you want you can try and catch me at bethylovesandy@yahoo.com

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"For the Lord gives wisdom. From His mouth come knowledge and understanding." Proverbs 2:6 NKJV 
The Message translation puts it this way "God gives out Wisdom free, is plainspoken in Knowledge and Understanding."

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Saturday, October 18, 2008


 I was talking to a friend of mine on the phone recently, and I told her she really "just had to see something" online. She told me that she couldn't. She was at her in-laws for the weekend, and they don't have a computer. WHAT?!?! Not just don't have high speed internet. Not just don't have the internet at all. They don't have a computer in their house at all. 
 That is just a completely foreign concept to me. I realize that huge portions of the world do not have computers in their home. I am aware of that. But these people are middle class, educated, middle age Americans. I really can't think of any reason for them to NOT have a computer. 
 Maybe I am wrong. Maybe it comes from being raised by a computer programer/pastor/missionary/office manager. I don't remember a time, ever, when there wasn't a computer in my life. I learned how to type when other kids learned how to print!  
 The whole point of this blog was to talk about my Dad. I realized today that he has been in India for a week, I think, and I haven't even said a word about it on here. He goes every year, and we tend to not make a big deal about it. Same ole, same ole. But I am proud of him. He goes where God sends him. It isn't glamourous. He gets sick almost every year. But he loves the country, and the people, and he desires to serve his Savior. He sent me an E-mail today, just to check in from India. (I think he might have been missing the internet just a little too - I have to have inherited this love of online conversation from someone, right?) 
 I am glad I was raised by a computer programer/pastor/missionary. We may not always see eye to eye, but I sure am glad to have him. So, if any of you think about it over the next week, say a prayer for my Daddy. Safe travels. Clean water. Peaceful sleep a lot of time zones away from home. And for the love of his Savior to shine out of him with every word, every smile and every breath. 


mom0ktdid said...

I hope your dad has a wonderful and safe trip! It is funny, the way the words wrapped on this entry, at first it looked like you said, "I am glad I was raised by a computer" ha ha...but it continues on the next line. :)

see you soon!

Southern Wife said...

My in-laws don't have a computer either, so they will drive up to Shorter to Sallie's office to use the internet at night sometimes, rather than spend the money to have it at home. It cracks us up!

Also, saying prayers for your dad on his journey! That's awesome - I knew that all of you had been often, but I did not know that he goes every year.

Daniel & Heidi Hicks said...

Wow Bethany! I just love your blog make-over!!! and i am a little partial to the wedding pictures! I love how you did the scrapbook page at the top..how sweet! I miss you and am praying for the adoption thing!!!

EmileeHopeBinkleyTurner said...

Well said! Good seeing you and the boys last night! Love ya!

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