I'm reading through the book The New Foxe's Book of Martyrs. I'm not sure why I've never read it before, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it now. It's an encouragement, and I highly recommend it. I've just finished the life and death of John Hooper. Have you ever wondered what the epitat on your tombstone will say? Here's how Foxe summed up Hooper's life -- "He was earnest in his doctrine, eloquent in his speech, perfect in the Scriptures, and untiring in his efforts." Wow, what an example! That's what I want to be said about me.
Time continues to fly. Emmy turned three last Saturday, and we had a big birthday party for her in the backyard. Lots of friends, food, games, and presents. Maybe everything is slower the first time, but it seems to me that Emmy is growing up quicker than Jacen did.
In our house the heater and air conditioner are in one big unit located behind our house. The original unit was about 14 years old and at the end of its expected life, so we saved up and bought a new one. It's a monster, but I think we got it just in time as it's been warm already this spring. If you live in the area and need a new system, I know a great company to buy one from.