Monday, March 25, 2013

Update - The Sinking of HMS Bounty


ARTICLE - L.A. Times Article, "How the ship Bounty fought Sandy, and lost"

VIDEO from the dramatic Coast Guard rescue in October, 2012

When the news reports began coming in last October, I posted here about a recent visit the tall ship, HMS Bounty, had made to Navy Pier in Chicago, IL. Here again are my pictures of that great ship from its visit.

My adventure and mystery books for young readers


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Grandparenting With a Purpose

My wife and I recently became new, two-time grandparents. A couple of weeks ago, one of our granddaughters was dedicated at The Moody Church in Chicago.

So we're always on the lookout for good resources. Here's one you might like. The book is called Grandparenting With a Purpose. I hope you will find it useful.

About The Book
Maybe your grandchildren are living with you. Maybe they're thousands of miles away. Their parents may be spiritually rebellious or simply neglectful of the family's spiritual life, failing to make prayer and church attendance a regular part of their routine. But even if your grandchildren's parents have established a strong Christian home, busy schedules, jobs, parenting, and all the distractions of today's world conspire to distract or even destroy the family. How can you, as a grandparent, help? God gives grandparents a sacred trust-an opportunity to imprint another generation with the message of his faithfulness. You can stand in the gap by being a godly example for your grandchildren and by praying for them. Even grandparents who already pray regularly for their grandchildren will discover creative suggestions for making the practice even more meaningful. From cell phones to photo prayer journals, you'll find tools that work for you-and for your grandchildren. Author Lillian Ann Penner provides specific examples of prayers to help you get started, such as alphabet prayers, prayers based on special scriptures, and prayers for certain holidays. You may even widen the circle, praying for other children in your life, for children who have parents in the military, and for the adults who influence your grandchildren. Regardless of how far away your grandchildren are, praying for them can bridge the distance between you and leave them with an inheritance more precious than gold.
Amazon Link To Buy The Book

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Read an eBook Week

March 3-9 is Read an eBook Week in the US The month of March is Read an eBook Month in Canada.

Check out these Kindle eBooks for kids.

Friday, March 01, 2013

A FOX On Your House


That's right, not a POX on your house but a FOX.
This was a very busy day where I made frequent trips from my computer to get files, to find other materials as I finished work on several projects all at the same time. On one of those trips past the kitchen window, I saw what at first looked like a squirrel walking along the top of a neighbor's house. I looked again and thought, Nah, that's way too big to be a squirrel. Sure enough, it turned out to be a rather large fox up there. I quickly grabbed my camera and returned to the window. Trees blocked my view, but I could see that the fox jumped from the roof, to the fence just behind him, to the ground, and began running between our houses in the snow. That's when I had the brief, one-and-only opportunity to snap this picture.