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Hi there! We are two sisters, Emily (Emmy) and Elizabeth (Libby). The Lord has blessed us beyond measure and we hope you will be blessed by this blog!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Alright, so I'm sure we've all heard of this Mosque-at-Ground Zero controversy. Basically, a Muslim imam wants to build a mosque and Muslim community center just blocks from Ground Zero in New York. There has been a vast amount of controversy over it, and for a good reason! Generally, most people on the left side of the political spectrum are supporting/ defending it and the folks on the right are opposed to having a mosque built in sight of the place that was destroyed by Muslim terrorists. That brings me to my big problem with it. WHY? Why do the Muslims insist their mosque be built there? It can't be for religious tolerance-there are about 100 mosques in New York. I mean, really? Could it be a coincidence that they just-so-happened to choose property in that vicinity? Surely not. I have this feeling it is something else. I think they are subtly trying to tell America that they had a "jihad victory" there. If the reasons I previously mentioned are why they are building it, then why can they not build it somewhere else? Why do they have to build it RIGHT THERE- at Ground Zero- where some of their own (however extreme they may be) robbed thousands of their lives? Could they be sensitive to families who lost loved ones there? Think of the pain that would cause them. A constant reminder- day after day- of who murdered their family members. I'm not saying most Muslims are radical murderers. For 9/11 families, however, I think there would be a link between seeing a mosque so near to where family members died because of a Muslim extremist. I just wish the imam would be more sensitive to the feelings  of those 9/11 families. If Muslims truly are what they say they are, then can't they be compassionate and sensitive and build their mosque somewhere else?

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Welcoming September!

We are now five days into September, and all five days have been great! Around our house we've been getting ready for school, enjoying the nice weather God's given us lately, and having fun with football starting. For Fitness Friday this past Friday, it was especially fun because Daddy had the day off! So all 4 of us (plus Pearl :)) made our way down to the "park" in our neighborhood. Momma walked Pearl while Emmy, Daddy, and I  played football! We threw the ball around and then we ran plays that Dad made up-it was so fun! Yesterday our Oklahoma Sooners played against Utah State for the season opener. We didn't get to watch the game because it wasn't on TV, but Dad tracked it on the internet. It was a rocky start for the Sooners, they definitely struggled with their offense and defense, but they barely hung on and came out with a 31-24 win. I'll write later and update on how school goes when we start! Looks like a busy week ahead!