Archive | January, 2009

Review of 2008

After much diligent work and the joint effort of many hard working individuals, we are happy to announce the release of our first ever Staddon Family Year in Review! This concise, 15 minute review will give you a glimpse of the major (and some not-so-major) events of the year 2008!

Thomas Jefferson

In 1803 Jefferson wrote to Dr. Benjamin Rush concerning Jesus: “…a system of morals is presented to us, which, if filled up in the true style and spirit of the rich fragments he left us, would be the most perfect and sublime that has ever been taught by man… “His moral doctrines, relating to kindred […]

Titus: A Comrade of the Cross

“Titus was listening with all his ears, but he said nothing, for he hoped that the man would speak further…. He could have slipped away in the dark easily enough, and was half-minded to do so. Then he reflected that he might learn something more of his mysterious birth and parentage, if he stayed; besides, […]

Pull the Plug on Atheism

I just had an enjoyable little visit to Ray Comfort’s new website, It’s definitely worth checking into. I was also quite intrigued to see Ray Comfort’s new book, “You Can Lead an Atheist to Evidence but You Can’t Make Him Think.” If it doesn’t make an atheist think, at least it will make him smile. 🙂

Spike the Scorpion

While Life FOCUS XVI green team was in Oklahoma we really enjoyed the wildlife. One evening, when a small scorpion crawled over Logistics Chief M. Wilkes’ hand, he decided to capture it and take it back to Indiana with us where we would reunite with Assistant Director J. Wilkes and blue team. But while he […]

Christmastime in Retrospect

Looking back on the Christmas season, there is so much to thank God for! I remember on Christmas morning reading Psalm 145 together for family devotions. The chapter sums up quite well what God was able to accomplish in the last few weeks of 2008: “Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and […]

A Creature that Defies Evolution

A special New Years gift from our good friends the Wilkes was a video called Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution. It was very exciting to see all of the amazing animals that God so clearly created, especially this beetle with it’s incredible fiery defense system.

Christmas Eve in Retrospect

O the joy of selfless giving; O the creativity of homemade surprises! O the excitement of the Christmas Eve gift exchange! Despite Donald’s distant locality in Taiwan, he was able to participate in the gift exchange by sending Michael a unique gift in the mail: a few authentically Taiwanese items including a pair of chopsticks! […]