Saturday, June 27, 2009

Proud Daddy Update

Just a quick update to brag and say that my 17-month old son is now wearing underwear and getting potty-trained. He's awesome :D

Friday, June 26, 2009

Father's Day Part 2, et. al.

Just some photography from Father's Day. We had a great time. My wife, feeling guilty about having forgotten our 2nd anniversary (I TOTALLY surprised her by getting a babysitter and taking her to a Japanese Steakhouse), made an astounding 6-course dinner while I played outside with my boy, Charles :)

She so nicely made sure not to include anything with caffeine in it, because I've made a vow to be caffeine-free this summer. I was drinking way too much to keep up with school and child, etc, and I realized it just wasn't good. Interestingly, this article popped into my inbox this morning. She probably could have used some, though!

This is another article that popped up this morning. Researchers looking for a "happiness gene". Interesting, I thought. Then I read the line:

We may be a long way off from being able to genetically engineer happiness...


That is all. Back to working on my physics syllabus, coordinating shadowing times and interviews with doctors, playing with my kid and having lots of godly sex. Bye for now! :D

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day Post 1

Tomorrow, I plan to write a more substantive post on Fathers, but for now, I'm just sneaking a few minutes while my fabulous wife is cooking an extravagant feast in my honor, and my son sits in his high chair eating noodles.

I'm going to link you to a good article from the Washington Times about a side that is not often mentioned.

**DISCLAIMER** I am well aware that this is a very biased opinion, and that there exist valid counterarguments to the views presented. It's just an oft neglected view, and I wanted to air it.

More tomorrow, with pictures!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Today's Thought from Oswald Chambers' "My Utmost for His Highest"

June 17: "Judge not, that ye be not judged." --Matthew 7:1

Jesus says regarding judging-Don't. The average Christian is the most penetratingly critical individual. Criticism is a part of the ordinary faculty of man; but in the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism. The effect of criticism is a dividing up of the powers of the one criticized; the Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize, He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting and wounding. It is impossible to enter into communion with God when you are in a critical temper; it makes you hard and vindictive and cruel, and leaves you with the flattering unction that you are a superior person. Jesus says, as a disciple cultivate the uncritical temper. It is not done once and for all. Beware of anything that puts you in the superior person's place.

There is no getting away from the penetration of Jesus. If I see the [speck] in your eye, it means I have a beam in my own. Every wrong thing that I see in your, God locates in me. Every time I judge, I condemn myself (see Romans 2:17-20). Stop having a measuring rod for other people. There is always one fact more in every man's case about which we know nothing. The first thing God does is to give us a spiritual spring-cleaning; there is no possibility of pride left in a man after that. I have never met the man I could despair of after discerning what lies in me apart from the grace of God.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Just This

Hi All, sorry I haven't been around. Tomorrow is the last day of the first year of medical school!! But, I came across this, thought it looked (note: I haven't done anything but glance at it!) awesome, and thought I should share it!!