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Month: April 2007

Daylight Savings Time Change Was Apparently for Nothing

http://today.reuters.com/news/articlene … amp;rpc=22

The original intent of the change was to save on energy, not to give us an extra hour of light (though that was a benefit, at least to me). But now this article indicates that the supposed drop in energy consumption that would result has not occurred. In fact it appears people are using about the same amount of energy, just in the morning now instead of the evening. It would be nice if the energy department would have done some actual planning before imposing infrastructure-wide changes on the entire nations IT systems. I mean I can’t tell you how many machines I had to update to comply with the new change. And that takes time, and time on the job takes money, and think of how many systems exist in this nation that had to be changed and how many people had to be paid to update them. That’s a lot of money that was spent in vain. Just frustrating, but oh well. Not the end of the world, and besides, I like the extra hour of light in the early part of spring anyway. My point is basically about the planning of our government institutions … and some people really believe more government is the answer to our social issues? Hmmm … let’s take this as an example of how inefficient that would be. I mean consider this type of planning on issues that are a little more important than DST.

It’s a girl!

For those of you who don’t know already, Courtney and I are having a baby and we just found out today that it’s a girl! We’re very excited and would deeply appreciate all of your prayers for her 1) salvation, that the Holy Spirit even now would be sent to regenerate her spirit from the deadness of sin, because the Scriptures are clear that even from the womb we are sinful (Psalm 51:5) and that the heart is desperately wicked above all things (Jeremiah 17:9); 2) pray for her spiritual growth and progress in her knowledge and love of Christ and His Word, and 3) pray for her health, that she would possess a healthy immune system and that she wouldn’t have inherited Courtney’s asthma, in particular.

Praise God for His grace in the cross of His Son, given to us by the Spirit. During this time, Psalm 139 has really drawn my attention about all of us being knit together in our mother’s womb, and what an incredible act of God it is that any human is born at all. We are deeply thankful to the Lord for blessing us with a child and pray she would grow into a lover of Jesus Christ, that her affections would so be drawn to Him that all other things in this world would seem blurly and dim compared to His majesty and glory. May the Lord richly bless her and draw her to Himself, to His infinite glory!


Update: 9/8/2007

We had a boy, they read the sonogram incorrectly. Good grief 🙂

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