Weekend Miscellany

“Free wireless Internet.”

The words will not even tempt me. I promise. Tom and I are leaving for a media-free break. No Internet, no radio, no TV, no phone (hopefully.) Where we’re going, there’s a deck, a lake view, and a picturesque walking path. No children, no controversy, no national apocalypse, no email, no Facebook, just nothing but us. Those are our sincere hopes, anyway. (Any bagpipe or percussion conventions at our location will be strictly coincidental.) Before I abandon the computer, however, I want to leave you with the following:

My son Samuel has been writing a series on Atheists and the questions they cannot satisfactorily answer. Part 2 is Art and Atheism. Atheists and evolutionists cannot explain things like compassion, self-sacrifice, love, music and art. That is the subject of his essay.

My friend Paula recently began a blog, and one of the first stories she has shared is her experience with her son and the challenges that autism has presented. Her story is one of struggle and yet encouragement. Her dedication and her refusal to give up is an inspiration to me and hopefully to you. April is Autism Awareness Month. A family we know is also trying to take in what a new autism diagnosis means for their child. It affects 1 in 110 children in America now. Paula’s faith and love in action have made all the difference in the life of her son. Read her story here.

The photo in this post is of a glasswing butterfly. They are so amazingly beautiful. In spite of the fact that man ruined God’s creation with sin, the Lord still allows His glory to shine through in this world. Even our ability to perceive beauty comes from His image in which we were made. I think of this line from the Te Deum:

Holy, Holy, Holy,

Lord God of Sabaoth,

Heaven and earth are full of the majesty of thy glory.

Have a great weekend!

3 thoughts on “Weekend Miscellany

  1. Gary Paulsen says:

    Have a fantastic break, you two. Tell Tom I loiter here to find out what the Schlueters are up to. Kathy is in Ireland and I’m lonely so this is how I spend my time between gigs. ;-p

  2. Christina says:

    Have a great time together. It is so nice to be able to do that…especially with a little one. Take advantage of it when you can!

  3. Ingrid Schlueter says:

    Thanks Gary and Christina,
    We had a great weekend. The weather couldn’t have been better. Crisp, but not chilly and the skies were SOOO blue. We didn’t want to leave yesterday, so we took one last walk by the lake. I want to move to Lake Geneva. The quiet streets and small town feel, the beautiful lake and the little shops, and the library with the best view in Wisconsin. sigh. Back to the big city.

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