100th Father’s day

As we come up to the 100th celebration of Fathers day we need to make more of a commitment as men and fathers to ensure that our children are brought up with both a mother and father otherwise the consequences can be quite harsh.

children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved
in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional
problems. Boys are more likely to become involved in crime, and girls are more likely
to become pregnant as teens.

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True Hope and Change

An amazing story of hope comes from Texas high school football. Kris Hogan, coach of the Faith Christian Lions in Grapevine, looked at his team’s schedule and noticed that they’d be playing against Gainesville State School, a correctional facility for teens. Leading up to that game, he had an out-of-the-box idea:

“I started thinking about the fact that many of these guys had convictions for drugs, assault and robbery,” said Coach Hogan. “Many of their families had disowned them. Then I thought about what it would mean for hundreds of people to suddenly believe in them as individuals and as a team. That’s when I decided we were going to do something different.”

ImageCoach Hogan asked some of the parents to sit on Gainesville State’s side of the field and cheer for the other team—complete with cheerleaders and a spirit line for the players to run through before the game. Needless to say, the boys on the Gainesville State team were a bit surprised and confused at first. But the result was just what Hogan was hoping for. After the game, the Gainesville coach came up to Coach Hogan and said, “You will never know what you have done for these boys.

Can we say one term

Looking at the amount of wasteful spending going on all we can hope is that people start to see what a hoax was played on us and vote Rudd and labour out at the next election.

After just 17 months in power, Rudd has committed Australia to more spending, in real terms, than even Gough Whitlam’s three tumultuous years as prime minister. It took 11 years for the last government to pay off a $96 billion federal debt and build a $20 million budget surplus. It took Rudd 16 months to spend the surplus and return Australia to levels of debt and deficit comparable to those Labor had created when it lost office 13 years ago. Rudd’s response to the global financial freeze has been a policy U-turn that is grandiose in scale.

Huh?

Can anyone explain to me how getting faster internet access can help in the fight against climate change.

The Federal Government is already preparing for a long battle to force legislation for its new $43 billion broadband network through Federal Parliament.
The plan is only 24 hours old, but it is already under heavy fire from the Opposition.
The Coalition’s communication spokesman Nick Minchin has told ABC1’s Lateline the network’s economic viability is very doubtful.
“You would almost certainly have to charge australians at least twice what they currently pay,” he said.
Family First Senator Steve Fielding is another vocal critic and although the Independent Nick Xenephon supports the idea, he too has concerns.
“The Government’s approach is a good one, there are issues however about whether it will be financially viable,” he said.
The Government can at least count on support from Greens MPs, who hope faster broadband will help the fight against climate change.

Better then Spider-Man or the Hulk

Check out how excited the boy is to see his father.

http://thevimh.blogspot.com/2009/04/above-spider-man-or-hulk.html

Easter Christian survey

Interesting results from a survey showing that most Australians believe that Jesus really existed and had divine powers.

MORE than four in 10 Australians who do not consider themselves “born again”‘ still believe Jesus rose from the dead, while one in 10 does not believe he existed…surprising results from an independent survey of 2500 people, said noted author and church historian John Dickson, the co-director of the Centre for Public Christianity in Sydney.
The survey, to be published today, found that out of the 85 per cent who did not identify as born again – including those of other religions – 45 per believed in the resurrection.
Asked if Jesus was a real figure, 11 per cent of non-born-agains said no, 39 per cent said yes but without divine powers, and 50 per cent said yes and with divine powers.

What are they thinking?

Can anyone explain to me how any of this is appropriate or helpful to any of the students exposed to this website. I am all for discussing these topics with our children but it is not up to the school system to do the parents job for them

PRIMARY school students are being told abortion can be “a relief” and hormones make you “feel sexy” on a website endorsed by Education Queensland.
Set up by La Trobe University, it uses cartoons to tell 10 to 12-year-olds why certain hormones give them “sexy thoughts” and start making them “interested in sex”.
It asks students if they think “a six-inch penis is normal” and if they believe “13 is too young to have a baby”.
Students are told it can be a relief if a woman has a termination.

UPDATE: Bill Muehlenberg has expressed his views on this much better then I could have.