Friday, October 7, 2011

Reminder. Your Kids Are Watching.

Last night we went to an open house for my two boys at their school.  The more I grow up and mature and watch my boys, the more I am reminded about how much they enjoy the time we spend together and that time we spend together is what influences them the most.  I wrote a post on "Everyone Makes Disciples" and I was reminded just how much this is true last night.  

My 8 year old had to do a "September Project" and he decided he wanted to do a project on how much he likes baking with his mom.  It was awesome.  I wish I had pictures for you, but it was a great example of our boy telling us with his actions how much we influence him.  

Then, as we entered his classroom, it was filled with the reminders of our times together and another reminder of how much food is central to our family and our society.  

Check out these different things my boy wrote and drew about that were in his classroom.  Just be are discipling your children, and those around you...whether you know or like it. 

Foodie Friday: Recipe for Korean Steak and Taqueria Steak Tacos

So this past Tuesday night, I made some tacos...some real.good.tacos.  Figured I'd share the recipe here. 

Korean Steak Tacos


3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup water
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1/4 cup minced garlic 
1/2 white onioin minced
3 lbs of short ribs or Korean cut ribs.  Both will can use this recipe with rib eye.   If you buy short ribs or rib eye, make sure you cut it to the thickness of an actual rib, so the flavors soak into the meat.  

Here is the easy part.  Just combine all that crap above in a non reactive bowl, throw the meat in and then marinate for at least 8 hours. 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Why I Believe in God. The Basics

I am, by no means, a highly intelligent individual, but these reasons have given me a deeper understanding of why I believe in God.  If you want to read some dudes that are far smarter than I am who can give deeper explanations...check these out: 

The Francis Schaeffer Trilogy: The God Who is There; Escape From Reason; He is There and He is Not Silent

Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction by John Frame

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller

Here are my basic reasons: 

1. We are Most Like God, Not Some Impersonal Matter

Metaphysics, which I am no way a professional in this area, tells us that when something is brought into the world, it comes from something that is like them.  So, a tree that drops seeds from its branches will bring forth another tree, not a horse.  When a horse has a baby, it doesn't birth a 7-11.  My wife is due to give birth to our daughter in 4 days, not an iPod.