Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

40 Days for Life begins today

From the 40 days for life website:

The 40-day campaign tracks Biblical history, where God used 40-day periods to transform individuals, communities ... and the entire world. From Noah in the flood to Moses on the mountain to the disciples after Christ's resurrection, it is clear that God sees the transformative value of His people accepting and meeting a 40-day challenge.

40 Days for Life is a focused pro-life campaign with a vision to access God’s power through prayer, fasting, and peaceful vigil to end abortion in America.

The mission of the campaign is to bring together the body of Christ in a spirit of unity during a focused 40 day campaign of prayer, fasting, and peaceful activism, with the purpose of repentance, to seek God’s favor to turn hearts and minds from a culture of death to a culture of life, thus bringing an end to abortion in America.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Field Trip Details

If you'd like to read about the pictures you see below, please visit the following links. Several people have asked about the details of our field trips and find it easier to write the articles instead of having to retype it in emails each time I am asked questions :-)

Philadelphia (Independence National Historical Park):

This article gives details about the park and the various buildings included.

New York City (American Museum of Natural History):


Lancaster, PA (The Amish):


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Philadelphia- Ben Franklin's Grave

Philadelphia-Franklin Court

A very enthusiastic Benjamin Franklin *fan* and his nurse after surgery. Hard to believe he was wanting to see Ben Franklin's house so soon afterward!
Ben Franklin Court from across the street.

The Entrance to the court.

Front - each side of the entrance

The site of Ben Franklin's house-- marked with the house outlines.

Looking around the court.

My boys had to have a picture of Franklin's "privy" pit. Why these things excite little boys, I will never know.

I thought this was so neat! A replica of an instrument made by Franklin called an Armonica. If you click on the images, you should be able to view them full-size.

Entrance to Franklin's print shop. He started his print shop at the age of 22.

I liked the quotes they had hanging on the wall--click the picture to view full-size

Philadelphia-Carpenter's Hall - First Continental Congress

Carpenter's Hall is the location of the First Continental Congress........