Sunday, October 30, 2011

Happy Reformation Day!

Luther's 95 Theses - Read what German theologian Martin Luther posted on the church doors at Wittenburg on October 31, 1517. These 95 points were a protest against many practices in the Catholic Church and sparked the Protestant Reformation.

Free Download: The Barber Who Wanted to Pray - We listened to this 15-minute children's book today. It is by R.C. Sproul and based on Martin Luther's booklet, A Simple Way to Pray.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Autumn Chinese City Critters

These quite large and colorful spiders were throughout the woods at a campsite near
Beijing. How would you like waking up next to this thing?
I found this caterpillar crawling by my feet at a nearby park. This quiet neighborhood park has a new playground, exercise equipment, benches, flowers, and more. We are likin' it.
My girls were surprised to find out that grasshoppers can fly. This guy buzzed my head at the Shepherd's 
Field Children's Village in Langfang. I highly recommend checking out this orphanage and seeing the amazing work they're doing.
When this insect sensed that I was nearby, he stopped dead in his tracks. I gave him a gentle poke, 
and he spread out hismulticolored wings. Very cool. Anyone know what the names of these guys are?