Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mud and Soccer

After a hard rain we got here, we decided to play ball in our yard. You can see the results.





We just got a little messy....

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fishing

Lately we have been fishing a bit. Here are some photos of the last time we went.


Joshua

Hannah

Yours truly
(ME!)

Benjamin did not catch anything. Mom and Dad did not get their pictures with their catch.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Trip to the States

As some of you may know, my mom and I were in the States recently because of her father's death. We are now back home safely. We want to thanks all of those who are praying for us. God is watching over us.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lately at our church we have had many people being saved, both new-comers and people who were long-time church members, myself included. We are so excited to see the way God has been working. We continue to pray that our work here will keep growing. Thank you so much for your prayers.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

For Mother's Day we had a Brazilian barbeque and the young people were the ones who cooked. For some reason I wound up cutting onions.


Some pictures


Thursday, April 28, 2011

Easter Play

Our Easter play went well this year.
First the younger children played the bells.

We also had a good play (which I do not have pictures of, unfortunately).


The people who participated.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Few More Works of George Philips

George Philips gave me a few of his newest poems, which was good, because I had run out of fresh material.


A RAINDROP

A
Tiny
Drop
Of Rain.
Falling from
The cloudy skies,
It comes straight down
With an  incredible speed.
Quickly it falls down to the earth
And splatters on the ground.
That was a tiny raindrop.
A tiny drop of rain.

A RAINY SUMMER DAY

One summer day I went for a swim.
The sunlight glistened off the lake.
My mind told me, “For goodness sake,
Go ahead and just jump in!”
It seemed for me the thing to do;
The sun so bright, the water blue,
The trees that by the lake’s edge grew
They seemed to beckon and to call.
So, without another thought at all,
I jumped in, then began to fall,
And fell into the lake.
The water was extremely cool
Inside that lovely blue-green pool;
And I was also very full
Of joy, and having so much fun,
That I did not see that the sun
Had hidden behind a screen of black.
The storm clouds held the sunlight back.
And I, oblivious to the fact,
Continued with my swim.
The mass of black clouds grew and grew;
And they kept on ‘til I was through
Of swimming in that mirror of blue.
Did I say blue? Now it was gray.
I realized that the storm was near
And I had best be on my way.
But then I realized, with certain fear,
That I would not get home in time
To beat the storm that blocked the sun.
So I began to run.
The thunderclouds began to grow,
And soon strong winds started to blow,
As I leaped over row and row
Of bushes. Lightning lit the sky.
Then I REALLY began to fly.
It seemed that I was given wings
Like those of birds and flying things.
At least I was going pretty fast.
I ran so hard; I gave my best.
Yet drops of rain began to fall
Before I’d gotten far at all.
The drops turned into balls of rain.
I ran as if I was insane.
The thunder crashed all around
As sheets of rain poured on the ground.
The storm and thunder had the sound
Of stampeding elephants. And still
The rain fell as I passed the mill.
I mile or two left to go.
Would I make it? I did not know.
By that time I was soaking wet.
But rain still fell like a thick net,
A curtain, a veil, a sheet, a wall
Of water that continued to fall.
But do not think that that was all.
The darkness grew worse; and I
Just felt like I wanted to cry.
But I continued to fly;
And out of the corner of my eye
I saw an oak branch fall.
It seemed as if the rain had fallen
For forty days and forty nights.
And, since the clouds had blocked the lights,
In darkness I continued running.
Then I heard the sound of trees crashing,
While the lightning kept flashing.
A new fear sprang up in me,
And faster I began to flee
From the storm which round we raged
With a force incredible.
The wind, also, whipped through the trees,
Sounding like a million bees.
The cold rain drenched me thoroughly,
But finally I got home safely.
And, once dried, I got in bed,
And woke up with a pain in my head,
A bad cold, a runny nose,
And water dripping from my clothes.
But, in the end I learned something:
I learned that day that it’s insane
To run five miles in the rain.

THE BIBLE
The Bible is the perfect Book for me. 
Its truths have lasted through eternity.

The pages of this Book hold wealth untold:
A treasure that’s worth more than jewels or gold.


THE RETURN OF THOSE WHO NEVER WENT

Now, I can still recall that day:
The sun was blue, the moon was gray,
And frozen lakes had all been burned
When those who never went returned.

The thunder gleamed and lightning flashed
While pitch-black skies lit up and flashed;
It was so dark: for light we yearned
When those who never left returned.

The frogs began to howl and cry,
And dogs and rabbits filled the sky,
And things received were never sent
On the return of those who never went.

The cleanest shelves were filled with dust,
And brand-new cars began to rust.
The moon was square; the sun was bent
On the return of those who never went!


Flooding

This year we have had a lot of rain. The result is that some areas have been flooded. Here are some pictures.




Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Well.. it happens

While playing ball with my Brazilian friends, I accidentally ran into Benjamin. This is the result.

Aren't they just beautiful?
When this happened (yesterday) we though at first that I might have broken my cheekbone. All I got, though, was a series of several shades of purple. 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Bowling

The young people of our church went out to play bowling. Everyone had lots of fun.



Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Vacation Bible School

I am sorry that these pictures were late, but I have been very busy lately. My parents probably have more about the VBS that I do.


Saying the pledges

Singing

Craft time

Monday, January 31, 2011

Youth Sunday

In our church, whenever a month has 5 Sundays, the last Sunday of that month is Youth Sunday. That is, the young people of the church plan the service. This Sunday, my friend Pablo was the music director instead of me, Joshua did the announcements, there were specials, and I preached instead of Dad.

 Pablo leading the music.

 Hannah and Jessica singing.

 Benjamin and I singing.

Me preching.

My sermon was on 3:16. In case you don't know what I am talking about, the verses I used were:
Ecclesiastes 3:16
James 3:16
John 3:16
1 John 3:16
1 Timothy 3:16
1 Corinthians 3:16
2 Timothy 3:16
The message was only about 15 minutes long. I was nervous since it was my first time, but it went well.

P.S. I just noticed the dates on the pictures and was as confused as the few who still look at my blog every decade or so. I don't know how those dates got there, but they're not supposed to be there. Talk about dwelling in the past. 2008? Must have been something with my camera settings. Sorry about that.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

When the going gets tough...

We just finished coming back from a trip in Bolivia. Actually, at the time I am writing this, we just came home almost 3 hours ago, at 3:30 pm our time. 
When we arrived, we stayed in this hotel which looked pretty nice. My parents were in the lobby filling out something. My siblings were in there too. I was outside on a porch. Suddenly I heard a crash. I ran to the entrance and saw that a woman in a pickup had backed right into the front of our car. It smashed up the front a bit. I ran inside and called Dad. He ran out there and talked to the driver and occupants. They promised to pay for the damage (which never happened).
The hotel did not have a parking space, so the workers told Dad that he could park in the road. Dad asked if there would be a guard. He was told that there would be one.
Well, as we were sleeping, someone took the glass off the window of our car and stole the spare tire, a jack, and some other tools. When we went to pack our things, we saw what had happened. To make things even better, it had been raining very hard the whole day. The inside of the car was soaked.
Dad found the glass, which was still in one piece (even though he accidentally ran over it), and he and the hotel owner ran to get the glass put back in and buy the missing tools. We did not get the spare replaced yet.
The owner gave us about 60 dollars and we left. We arrived home safe and sound.
Although we may wonder why that happened to us, we were glad that God was still taking care of us. After all, the car could have been stolen, all of the tires could have been taken, or the glass could have been smashed to pieces.
Even though the going can get tough, God is a lot tougher than the going will ever get.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Bible

Soon I am probably going to run out of George Philips' works.

The Bible
Tells of the story of God’s saving love
To sinners who deserve punishment.
Talks of Adam and Eve, Noah’s ark,
Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, Joshua,
The Judges, Ruth, the Kings of Israel,
Prophets who announced God’s plan.
And finally, God’s Holy Son, Jesus.
Yes, this is in the Bible. It is the story
Of the price, the cross, the saving blood,
The perfect Lamb of God, who takes
All the sin of this evil, corrupt world.
It is the Book of the disciples; it tells
Of those like Peter and Paul and Silas,
Those who were not afraid to die
For Christ, for the cause, for the cross.
It is the story of the return of Christ.
It is the story of His final victory here.
It is the story of His eternal kingdom.
It is the old- our own-precious story,
The time-honored story: the story of
Our God’s
  Eternal
  Grace
 To Man

My View of Evolution.

This was a report I did quite a while back. Hope you like it.


EVOLUTION: TRUE OR FALSE?

Philip Nathanael Doolittle
April 16, 2010
Teacher: Kelly Doolittle
 Doolittle Home School
   In this paper, every OPINION from someone else has been acknowledged in a parenthetical citation. I realize that the mere presence of a parenthetical citation does not avoid plagiarism. If I have used the exact words, phrases, clauses, or sentences of someone else, I have enclosed that information in quotation marks. If I have paraphrased the opinions of somebody else, I have not enclosed the paraphrased portions in quotation marks; but I have also stated those opinions in my own words. I have also introduced the paraphrase and have used a parenthetical citation to acknowledge the source.
     ALL FACTUAL INFORMATION (common knowledge or uncontested knowledge), though not credited with a parenthetical citation, has been stated in my sentence structure. I have not used anyone else’s organization of the factual information.
    
Signed: Philip Nathanael Doolittle
       
Thesis:  Creationism is proven to be true and evolution is proven to be totally and absolutely false.
I.  The creationism theory states that God created the world.
   A. God created the world in Genesis.
       1. The world itself proves that there must have a Creator
           a. Our world is a very orderly world; it could not have gotten this way itself.
           b. The entire universe has a special design, proving that there is a Creator.
       2. God created the world in six days, not over millions of years.
     B. God created all living things.
       1. God created all animals.
           a. No one but a Divine Creator could have given the animals their instincts.
           b. Only having a Creator could have produced all the variety of the animals
       2. God created all human beings.
           a. Only a Supreme Being could have thought of the creativity of making every human different.
           b. Only a Creator could have made the intensely complicated and complex human body.
      C. God maintains the world today.
         1. Gravity keeps everything in place.
         2. God is preserving his creation.
II. Evolution states that the world was created by chance.
       A. The Big Bang theory is a well-known but false idea that the explosion of a star created our world.
         1. The explosion of a star, or any explosion, could not have created anything, especially not a complex and well-planned, coordinated solar system.
          2. If an explosion created our planet, do you think that the design of our world would be the same? For, certainly, if there is a design, there must be a designer.   
       B. Evolution believes that man gradually was evolved, just like all living things.
          1. If everything came, or evolved, and the world is still the same, then why are we not still evolving today?  
          2. Evolution said that the first living creature was a simple cell, but where did that cell come from? It could not have made itself, could it?
       C. Evolution cannot fully explain how our world is being preserved.
          1. Evolution does not tell us why we have gravity.
              a. Since evolutionists cannot explain this, they must believe it by faith.
              b. Because they believe it by faith, they do not know for sure that gravity will exist tomorrow when they wake up.
         2. Evolution cannot explain to us why matter is being preserved.
III. Science can prove to us which one is true.
       A. The second law of thermodynamics disproves evolution and supports creation.
          1. The second law of thermodynamics says that every thing tends to head toward disorder, not order.
          2. Evolution says that the universe is getting more and more orderly, which disproves the second law of thermodynamics.
       B. The fossil record supports creation, not evolution.
          1. Evolution says that the fossil ages are known by the rocks they are in, and the ages of the rocks are known by their fossils, which is obviously circular reasoning.
          2. The fossil theory supports the idea of a world-wide flood, because of two reasons.
                a. Because of the fact that many fossils were created in the past, and none are being created now, that gives proof of the Flood.
                b. Some fossils are found in the wrong layers of rock, and there are even some fossils on top of mountains. This also proves that there was a world-wide flood.
IV. The overall view is that creationism is true and evolution is false.
       A. Evolution cannot be proved and is scientifically incorrect.
       B. Creationism is true and scientifically correct, proving that there is only one God and Creator, and He is the Master and Lord of everything.

Evolution: Truth or Lie?
           We live in a wonderfully designed universe. Every single detail in it, whether it be is the majestic sun or the tiniest little cell, shows a lot of creativity and variety. So is it possible that our world today could have been a product of pure blind chance? Or is there a Supreme Being, the one who created all things? It is because of this controversial issue that I would like to explain why creationism is true and how evolution is false.
     In the book of Genesis, the Bible says that, “In the beginning, GOD created the heaven and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1, KJV) God created everything in a time span of six days and pronounced it good. Many people today do not believe in a Divine creator or in a supernatural creation.  Although there are those who try to disprove the Biblical account of creation, all the facts point towards it.
     A good proof of the theory of creationism is the universe itself. Our universe is very orderly; an explosion could not have made it this way.  Could an explosion put the sun in the exact place where it needs to be? Could blind chance create gravity and put it into action? How could something out of nowhere make a perfect atmosphere for our planet? There is a lot of design in our universe, and design always demands a Designer.
     We can also see design in all living creature. Animals are a good witness for creationism. Where did the birds learn to build their nests? How do monarch butterflies know where to go when they migrate for the winter? Only a Supreme Being could have given the animals their instincts.
     Human beings are an even better proof of creationism. The human hand, a tool which we use every day, is a marvelous object. When you stop and think about it,or even about the cell, it is preposterous to believe that blind chance could have created anything at all.
     Evolution is totally contrary to creationism. Instead of believing that our universe was created by a Divine Creator, they suppose that the universe was formed by blind chance. According to evolution, an explosion called the Big Bang created our universe. Let that sink in for a moment. An explosion created our world? If so, that is one of the luckiest things that happened to us, for how possible is it that it could “just happen?” “Belief in the ‘Big Bang’ is superstitious in origin; just like hoping for an unscientific ‘Little Bang’ to happen all by itself in an empty box on a shelf.” (Abramson, Paul)
     Evolution also says that, by chance, a tiny, living cell was formed out of nothing  (notice how many “out of nothings” evolution has?). This cell kept changing and changing, and from this cell everything eventually evolved. They do not believe that there is a Creator, or that our world was formed by a Supreme Being. Instead, they believe that, over millions of years, the cells that were “formed” evolved into something else, and, millions of years along the line, with constant evolving, man was gradually formed. But evolutionists cannot explain this phenomenon.
     Evolution is said to be scientifically correct. But is that completely true? The second law of thermodynamics states that the amount of entropy (disorder) in our universe is gradually increasing. In other words, everything goes from a state of order to disorder. If evolution is true, it disagrees with the second law of thermodynamics, for evolution says that the universe is becoming more orderly, and that man is becoming more highly evolved. That is the absolute opposite of the second law of thermodynamics. This shows another one of the flaws of evolution. 
     The fossil record, another so called “proof” of evolution, actually supports the Biblical account of creation! When an animal dies, it gradually deteriorates or is eaten up. If so, why do we have so many fossils today? To have all these fossils, it would take something drastic and rapid to kill and bury the animals, creating fossils. It is possible that a worldwide flood, such as the flood recorded in Genesis, could have been the culprit. Another flaw in the fossil record is the rock layers. The rocks where fossils are found date the fossils, but how do you know the ages of the rocks? The fossils they contain supposedly date the rocks. That idea is circular thinking.
     There are many more proofs that creationism is true. We cannot go into all of those now, but just looking at nature shows the power and creativity of our God. God is the sole Creator of our universe. His creation is just an arrow, pointing towards the majesty, power, and glory of God.

WORKS CITED
Abramson, Paul. “A Defense of Creationism.” 2009. http://www.creationism.org/articles/genesis.htm (accessed Feb. 2, 2010).
Clarifying Christianity. “Creation vs. Evolution.” http://www.clarifyingchristianity.com/creation.shtml (accessed Feb. 1, 2010).
Dew, Diane. “Creation vs. Evolution.” http://www.dianedew.com/creation.htm (accessed Feb. 2, 2010).
Shimmin, Dolores. Matter in Motion. Pensacola: Pensacola Christian College, 2008.
The Parent Company. “Creation vs. Evolution.” http://www.parentcompany.com/csrc/basics.htm (accessed Feb. 1, 2010.)




Monday, January 24, 2011

More of George Philips

The Scare
I woke up; I sat upright; for I had heard a noise that night.
Slowly looking round, I saw a shadow creeping through the hall.
While quietly following, I thought I heard a sound like a rapid shot.
So I rushed to the kitchen, but I saw not a single soul at all.
But wait! There was a glass cup on the floor, all broken up.
So, obviously, the noisy sound came from the cup. And then I frowned.
Who on earth could be doing this all? Wait, someone’s coming down the hall!
So I hid. The culprit turned on the light, and what I saw was a surprising sight.
To my surprise, it was my dad! But before I became exceedingly glad,
He said, “I need to wake the others up. I wonder if I broke our best cup?”
_______________________________________________________________________
The Oysters
Before oysters lived in the sea
They lived in Camelot.
They were born and raised there,
And they ran and played and fought.
But as you, and others, already know,
Camelot is no more.
So, when Camelot disappeared,
The oysters thought for a score.
“Flee to the sea!” the eldest said.
“There we shall multiply.”
Some oysters thought his idea was good,
The others began to cry.
So the oysters sat and thought some more,
They thought hard and clear.
Some boys were walking by. One said,
“Look at these funny things here!”
The boys bent down and picked some up.
The others fled to the sea.
Another lad said, “Let’s take these to town
And give them to Mrs. Lee.”
The lady said, “Hand me those things.
I’ll make them look like new.”
Later she took them off the shelf
And put them in the stew.
And now you know the whole story.
Believe me, it is true.
And that’s why some oysters are in the sea,
And others are in your stew.
___________________________________________________________________________

Christ died for me
At cruel Calvary
He paid for my sin
So I’ll be born again
To show so much love for me, a sinner, you see,
Would seem to some a task of great difficulty.
I know not why that for me he would die,
But his blood so dear
Is for all who hear,
And that will receive
To live eternally.
So, listen well!
You’re headed to hell
But accept God’s Son
And you will have won:
Then happy you’ll be
Throughout eternity.