God and Darwin

Disney Movie – Chimpanzee

The other day I posted this quote..

Be courageous and try to write in a way that scares you….

I have been thinking about this quite a lot over the last couple of days, I don’t often “write” for fear that it may not be good enough,  grammatically correct, or that it will just sound stupid.  I don’t push my opinions on others or voice them unless it is something I am passionate about.

That being said,

A friend of mine shared this statement today, and I thought what a great post that would make, and it forces me to write!!

Over 40% of Americans believe in Creationism.  Evolution and natural selection is sinful to them.  Poor Darwin and all 500,000 scientists who have proven his Theories CORRECT.  Wonder how Canadians stand on this…

Because I don’t do this often, I’m really going to go out on a limb and I’m going to “write in a way that scares me” I am not only going to write about Religion but my belief in God, and in Darwins Theory!!

Here goes, I hope you all respect me in the morning!!!!!  😀 😀

First I’d like to say I believe in God, I am a Christian, my great great grandfather and great-grandfather and their fathers before them were all Anglican ministers, I don’t go to church every Sunday or say my prayers every night, but I do believe in God.

I also believe in the Darwinian theory,  stating that all species of organisms arise and develop through the natural selection of small, inherited variations that increase the individual’s ability to compete, survive, and reproduce.   It originally included the broad concepts of transmutation of species or of evolution which gained general scientific acceptance. (Wikipedia)

Do God and Darwin go hand in hand? I believe they do.

I believe that Darwinism and God go together. One goes with the other as naturally as peanut butter and bananas 😀

In the bible,  God let’s us know that He is the creator of our world. God didn’t tell us in detail of how all of his creating came to be.

Is it possible that God is the creator and Darwin has just given us the details of how God created everything….

I feel God and Darwin , Science and Religion can coexist.

Just a thought….

The little girl and the Atheist

Daughter # 1 sent this to me a few days ago…

An atheist was seated next to a little girl on an airplane and he turned
to her and said, “Do you want to talk? Flights go quicker if you strike
up a conversation with your fellow passenger.”

The little girl, who had just started to read her book, replied to the total
stranger, “What would you want to talk about?”

“Oh, I don’t know,” said the atheist. “How about why there is no God,
or no Heaven or Hell, or no life after death?” as he smiled smugly.

“Okay,” she said. “Those could be interesting topics but let me ask
you a question first. A horse, a cow, and a deer all eat the same
stuff – grass. Yet a deer excretes little pellets, while a cow turns
out a flat patty, but a horse produces clumps. Why do you suppose that is?”

The atheist, visibly surprised by the little girl’s intelligence,
thinks about it and says, “Hmmm, I have no idea.”  To which
the little girl replies, “Do you really feel qualified to discuss
God, Heaven and Hell, or life after death, when you don’t know shit?”

And then she went back to reading her book.

Out of the mouth of daughter # 3

old soul

My youngest daughter Ms. #3 is an “old soul”.

She is very insightful like many children but sometimes the thoughts in her head blow me away..

Some, ok most mornings I’m a little short on time, she often says “if you would organize your time better” or “lay out your clothes the night before” or my favorite “make our lunches the night before” …..apparently then I wouldn’t be running short on time!!!

This morning she said to me “you know the math you do with letters?” I said “yes, algebra” she says “yeah I love that kind of math, it’s so easy, I don’t even think my student teacher understands it..” ??? REALLY  😀 

Tonight the two of us are watching tv and a new show comes on called “Preachers’ Daughters” well Ms. Daughter #3 had something to say about that too….

She said “you see what happens when your raise your kids in a strict household, that’s what happens,rebellion!”  as she “strictly” points at the t.v .REALLY?  First of all she is under the age of 15 using the phrases “strict household” and “rebellion” and  totally grasping what can happen in a “strict household ” ….most of the time.

If memory serves me correctly my mother gave me a copy of this prayer when Ms. Daughter #3 was born 😀

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next.

Amen.

˜Reinhold Niebuhr˜

Day 6 – 30 Day Book Challenge – A book that makes you cry

30 Day Book Challenge – Day 6

 A Book that makes you cry

My father has been suffering from Parkinsonism for the last few years it is the nasty cousin of Parkinsons disease.

It’s very hard for all of us to see this disease taking over his body and to see how much pain he is in. I can only begin to imagine what he is feeling like not only emotionally but physically, the pain he is dealing with on a daily basis. And to know each day his body is very slowly and painfully losing its fight.

As a family member not being able to comfort him is one of the hardest things I’ve ever dealt with.  He is in a wonderful Long Term Care Facility which happens to be where my daughter works and they treat him like family and give him the care and dignity that he deserves. They often go beyond “the call of duty” with him and for that I will always be grateful!

Lately have not been visiting as much as I should due to the demands of my daily life but also I just find it harder and harder to see him….very selfish I know…this book really does help though and I think I should probably pick it up again and be there for him!!

We all love Dad and want to make sure he is as comfortable and as happy as he can be and to help support him as a family and individuals.

My mum the wonderful lady that she is has compiled all sorts of information and reading material for us to help make it easier to understand and she bought me a book called Life on Hold by Laurel S. Brunvoll & David G. Seiler they are a father and daughter who lost their wife and mother to a long battle with cancer.  It’s like a personal journal with many excerpts written by her mother/his wife.

Below is a brief description of the book taken from Amazon books

Beyond sending a “get-well card,” many people know little about supporting someone through a serious illness — let alone passing through one themselves.
Life on Hold answers the need of many people who face — or may soon be faced with — a health crisis of longer duration. Written by a father and daughter who lost their wife and mother to an extended battle with cancer, this sensitive
personal journal is dotted with illustrations from real-life survivors. Each chapter offers tools for dealing with the challenges of physical illness. A
practical, spiritual handbook, it shows sufferers, ministers, lay workers,family, and friends how to trust God during a season of recovery or release. Scripture and counsel on getting through the first several weeks are among this book’s most rare and precious gifts.

I highly, highly recommend this book for anyone going through any serious illness with a family member even if you’re not entirely religious…

My Favorite Things

These are just a few of my favorite things….

Jane Goodalls new Coffee –

Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Puppy breath

The first snowfall

The view from my hotel room in Jasper

Cork screws and twist off caps

Keurig

Pinterest and Stumble Upon

The Notebook, God Grew Tired of us, Babies and The Shining

My books

Freshly cut grass and wildflowers

Tzatziki veggie wraps, Sushi, Italian food and pitted black olives 

Corona-Ritas,Red wine, and Chai tea.

Google, I love googling!!!!

All my favorite blog sites are listed with my favorite site www.angiesgrapevine.wordpress.com along with some of my favorite websites  🙂