Sunday, January 25, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
- My son's school now offers four choices for the main course at lunch, not to mention choices for vegetables and fruits.
- With refrigeration, we can store food for quite a while.
- Every day we give our kids multi-vitamins to ensure they're getting the proper nutrients to help them be healthy and grow into healthy adults.
- And then there's the fact that we have clean water at our fingertips ... but that's a subject for another blog entry.
Five million. Dead from malnutrition. The Nazi holocaust killed an estimated six million Jews. This decade alone, an estimated 45 million children have died from malnutrition. By the end of this year, add another five million.
In ten years, 50 million children will have died from malnutrition. That's more than the populations of New York and Texas - combined.
That can change. Recently, two of my good friends told me about a product called Plumpy'nut, "an unusual name for a food that may just be the most important advance ever to cure and prevent malnutrition." This story by Anderson Cooper is worth watching. Take a look. Then do something to join the fight against malnutrition.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
When we finished reading the story, I recapped with Isaac and Anna and then asked Isaac, "What kind of daddy do you want me to be?"
He wisely replied, "One that loves God and doesn't worship idols."
I then asked him, "When you grow up, what kind of daddy do you want to be?"
He said, "A good one that worships God and not idols."
So I thought I would try the question on Anna. "Anna, when you grow up, what kind of mama do you want to be?"
Anna carefully chose her words, "When I grow up, I want to be a long-haired mama."
[Recommended reading: The Child's Story Bible]