I went to Court today

I went to North Las Vegas Township Justice Court today. One of the Bailiffs, when I was going through security, asked me if I was a lawyer! There were only 3 people in the court room who had a tie on and I was one of them. (the other two were lawyers). I thought that was funny. But, in any cause, the Defendants did not show up and they were ruled against.

I was kinda worried about going before the judge. I had gone before a judge twice before, but they were both traffic related, which made me, of course, the defendant, with the plaintive being the State. This time, I was the plaintive.

Ransom

I got this in an e-mail today:

A driver is stuck in a traffic jam going into downtown Chicago.

Nothing is moving north or south. Suddenly a man knocks on his window.

The driver rolls down his window and asks, “What happened,what’s the hold up?”

“Terrorists have kidnapped Hillary Clinton, Rosie O’Donnell, Jesse Jackson, and Al Sharpton. They are asking for a $10 million ransom. Otherwise they are going to douse them with gasoline and set them on fire. We are going from car to car, taking up a collection.”

The driver asks, “On average, how much is everyone giving?”

“About a gallon.”

Mikey's development

Mikey has learned how to snap off the cover of a water bottle, drink some water out of it, and then re-snap it. Everyday he amazes me with what he has learned to do. He recently has started folding his arms for prayers. We will be in eating and 4 or 5 times during the course of it, he’ll fold his arms to pray. If we don’t notice it right away, he will start to make a pretty distinct noise until we stop and pray

As we watch our child learn and grow, I’m sure its much like the way our Father in Heaven watches each of us and we learn and grow in this life. I hope my son makes the right choices. When he does things wrong, the Wife and I are there to try to help correct him. He worries us sometimes when he, for example, stands up in his high chair and tries to get out, or when he climbs up on the couch and almost falls down. How often are we standing near the end of some something, almost ready to fall, so to speak, with God watching? Does He worry that we are going to fall? Does it cause heartache and pain for Him?