Friday, July 09, 2004

Now we're photoblogging!

I'm finally able to put some pictures up on this blog with Flikr. Just needed a little help troubleshooting.

Thursday, July 08, 2004

It's a boy!

David Craig Wilber
Baby Boy W, originally uploaded by KarenWilber.
Here's the first ultrasound picture of Baby Boy W at 20 weeks. The ultrasound pictures are incredible. I can't believe the detail.

I can always tell who has just had their first ultrasound. They sit in the waiting room and look at each picture over and over again.

Now it's my turn!

Flickr I'm trying flickr, a fancy photo sharing thing. I can see this test post, but I'm not having any luck uploading the photograph.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Baby Boy W at 20 weeks. He's a little bigger than average or a little farther along. I won't be making any plans for mid-late October!

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Friday, May 28, 2004

Giving "hello" a try for photoblogging. Looks like there's a current technical problem that Blogger is working on. The library at Ephesus

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Baby on the Way

Haven't posted in awhile. Last post was when I discovered I was pregnant. Been very busy!

Friday, March 12, 2004

CBS | Late Show Top Ten Archive: February 25, 2004

This is either pretty bad or pretty funny. When things make it onto Letterman, they're pretty mainstream.

CBS | Late Show Top Ten Archive: February 25, 2004: "Top Ten Things Heard Outside The New Mel Gibson Movie

10. 'Hey -- no shoving, Monsignor!'
9. 'I don't know why they added subtitles -- everyone speaks Aramaic'
8. 'I'm hoping my medium Mountain Dew will miraculously be changed into an extra large Mountain Dew'
7. 'These 'Lord of the Ring' films are getting odder and odder'
6. 'Was this really based on a book?'
5. 'Twelve dollars for a movie ticket? Now that's a sin, am I right, people?'
4. 'The Pope loved it almost as much as 'Barber Shop 2''
3. 'Uh...I don't feel like dinner right now.'
2. 'That was awesome when Trump fired Pontius Pilate'
1. 'Don't tell me the ending'"

Friday, March 05, 2004

PBS: Heritage: Civilization and the Jews

PBS: Heritage: Civilization and the Jews is the companion site to the 9-part series. Dr. Triblehorn used a couple of episodes in our New Testament Survey class at SPTS. Good for 2nd Temple Period background. Links to a timeline, documents, lesson plans, and Jewish history websites.

Wednesday, March 03, 2004

Catholic Resource for The Passion

Found this via Mark Shea's blog.

Blogging Article

Just got off the phone with a colleague and I want to keep this URL for future reference.
This article gives an overview of blogging and some of the tools that can be used.

Sunday, February 29, 2004

Put the Big Rocks in First

Today's sermon at NEPC focused again on The Purpose Driven Life. The sermon scripture was John 12:20-28 - where a group of Greeks want to see Jesus and Jesus explains his purpose on earth. We don't know whether or not Philip and Andrew took the group to meet Jesus, but the Greeks were driven to see Jesus. Philip and (especially) Andrew were driven to bring others to Jesus. He tells us in verse 27 what His purpose was - to die for our salvation.

Seeing The Passion of the Christ on Friday night really drove that point home. Jesus is not some nice guy who came to teach us to love one another. He wasn't a troublemaker or a revolutionary. He was the supreme sacrifice for my sins and yours.

John 12:27 - "Now my heart is troubled, and what shall I say? 'Father, save me from this hour'? No, it was for this very purpose I came to this hour. Father, glorify your name!"

The heading about the rocks is an allusion to a story about time and goal management. Put the big purpose into your life first - otherwise you'll never fit it in with all of the smaller things that get added into life.

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Ash Wednesday

Lent begins today - a season of repentence and reflection. Linda at In-Season Christian Librarian recommended this blog - The Easter Blog: A Christian Journey Through Lent and Holy Week.

Meanwhile in The Purpose Driven Life I'm reading about what brings God pleasure. There are so many areas of my life which I need to surrender to God. On a rainy morning it's hard to get up and drive to work. But I need to work as though working for God. Too easy to see the workday as something I do for others or to bring home a paycheck.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Finding My Purpose

What on earth am I here for? Thus begins the first section of The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. The thing that still amazes me is that God knew me before I was born, that he has a plan and a purpose for me. I'm not just an accident of nature or the product of chance. Because of God, life has meaning and purpose.

When all is said and done here on earth we will not be judged by how much money we have, what jobs or honors we won, or by how popular we were. If you believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour, you will be saved. With that knowledge you should do everything you can to follow Him and use the gifts he gave you for the greater glory of His kingdom.

This week's readings give me much to think about in my own life and conduct. And I'm only on Day 4.

Monday, February 16, 2004

40 Days of Purpose

Started the book Sunday with Day 1. It's all about God. It's not about me.

Saturday, February 14, 2004

Happy Valentine's Day

Having a quiet Valentine's Day at home. Bruce gave me a silver bracelet with Isaiah 40:31 inscribed on it "Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength." A good reminder to keep with me during trying times at work.

Trouble sleeping this week led me back to Psalm 37 "Do not fret because of evil people or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away...The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord; he is their stronghold in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; he delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in him."

Much accomplished today: started my paper on John Calvin, read a couple of chapters for NT Survey, baked a carrot cake and did some laundry. Life is good.

Sunday, February 01, 2004

New design and now a new server....

Friday, January 30, 2004

A Brand New Look

I've been playing around with templates tonight. I found a new template generator that I really like at

Saturday, January 24, 2004

David Rohl's New Chronology

Just got back from a series of lectures by Dr. David Rohl. He has published books and articles that revolutionize the chronology of the Old Testament. Traditionally scholars have dated Egyptian pharaohs based on Biblical dates. His thesis uses archaeological evidence from Egypt to date the pharoahs within Egypt - then matches this information up with Biblical dates and events.

So Ramses II is not the contemporary of Moses. Shoshenk I is not the pharaoh who sacked the temple in Jerusalem. Good stuff. Controversial in archaeology circles. New evidence can be threatening.


Friday, January 23, 2004

This site was recommended on In Season Christian Librarian. Looks like a good site for readers' advisory.

Thursday, January 22, 2004

Mel Gibson visits NEPC

Well, not actually. We had a teleconference at church last night from the Global Pastors Network. It featured Reinhard Bonnke, D. James Kennedy, and a taped message from Bill Bright.

Never heard of Reinhard Bonnke before, but he was riveting! Get out and spread the gospel.

Mel Gibson talked about his new movie "The Passion of the Christ". Looked nervous in front of all those pastors. Hoping to see this movie at the end of February.
So Many Books...So Little Time

My lastest reading problem is for my Ecclesiastical History II class. I have to find a book either by an historical figure from 1500 - 2004 or about an historical figure from 1500 - 2004.

There are too many choices.

I'm soliciting suggestions from some friends and pastors. I'll pick one to read and have a nice bibliography to work through afterward.

What a wonderful dilemma!

Wednesday, January 21, 2004

Books & Culture Corner: The Top Ten Books of 2003 - Books & Culture

I've read Waiting for Snow in Havana by Carlos Eire. Definitely one of my favorite books of 2003.

Friday, January 09, 2004

Top Ten Christian History 'Starter Books' - Christian History provides links to encyclopedias, atlases, and entry level texts for studying the history of Christianity.
Catholic Treasury's Library also has a large collection of classic works of the Catholic Church.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library has a terrific selection of electronic books from the early Church Fathers into the 20th century.

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

What happened to December?
Sort of dropped everything for Advent and Christmas - no time to blog.

It was a busy end of semester with papers to write, a timeline due, and finishing my textbooks.

I gave myself a gift of a Bible study notebook and I'm now working my way through the gospel of Matthew. Instead of read the Bible in a year, I'm spending more time in each book.