It was four weeks ago today that I had surgery and I feel good.

Today was a special visiting day for parents for the Christmas season. The weather was perfect but only 40 parents came. There were games and activities for the children who did not have a visitor. In fact we barbecued for them.


Thomas Jefferson was one of the most intelligent men in American history. His ideas about responsibility that still apply today.

  1. Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. I have tried to live this way since I first read this in grade school. I am six months ahead in radio shows and 80 updates ahead.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. Although I am not mechanically talented I have tried to do as much as I can without bother someone else.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it. God spoke to my heart when I came to Guatemala telling me “What you have, you need and what you do not have, you do not need.”
  4. Never buy what you do not want just because it is cheap.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, cold and thirst.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little. I need this!
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain has cost us the evils that never happened. I am walking through something even now that has not happened. It is foolishness on my part.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. If angry, count to ten before you speak, if very angry count to 100.

I wish I had learned to count earlier in life.