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It was a great weekend in the Turtle’s hometown — a place where the women are strong, the men are good looking, and ALL of the children are above average!

Friday was a day off (since the Fourth was on a Saturday this year) and the Turtle took advantage of hot, summer weather. We took the dogs out for a walk in the morning, did some shopping for the holiday weekend, took our younger dog to the dog-park in the afternoon, and stopped at the library for some movies. The Turtle and his 12-yr old daughter have been working their way through Season 6 of Star Trek the Next Generation.

Saturday we went out into the heat and staked out a spot to watch Garrison Keillor do a live broadcast of Prairie Home Companion at Macalaster College in Saint Paul. It was very hot and very humid and also worth it. After the show we went to our usual spot for fireworks in Roseville, Minnesota.

Sunday was a hot, humid day of play rehearsal. The Turtle and his daughter are performing in a summer production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and spent afternoon rehearsing in a gym with very little ventillation. The entire cast sweated through the four hour rehearsal. We are all much closer now!

We watched the Women’s World Cup and celebrated the victory over Japan! It was fun to watch both of my daughters get excited about women’s sports.

Sunday night we had thunderstorms and I did not get much sleep. So Monday is even tougher than usual this week. Monday’s are always tough. They are tougher after a holiday weekend. And they are really tough after a sleepless night.

Time to find a bottle of Diet Dew!!!

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Backyard at Dusk (2010-04)

Backyard at Dusk (2010-04)

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Bluff Prairie

Bluff Prairie

Prairie grass on Barn Bluff outside of Red Wing, Minnesota
(photo by D-Monk 2008-09)

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Live Pure or Die

Live Pure or Die

This weekend we had a great celebration in Bloomington, Minnesota — The Awards Breakfast for those who had successfully completed the three stages of Every Man’s Battle for Purity!

I am humbled by what I witnessed on Saturday. We had a gathering of over 50 men who had committed themselves to the Battle for Purity, who had attended the one-day even back on May 2nd, who had completed the five days of Boot Camp, and who had survived the 14-week engagement with a Purity Platoon. Lives have been changed!!!

As a group of Christian Men, we have pledged ourselves not only to our own struggle for purity, but to the holy mission of purifying the Bride of Christ. Jesus died on the cross to prepare for himself a bride — holy and pure — who would be united with him in heaven. We have the opportunity in our lives to help Christ in this mission by encouraging other men to give up lust and exchange it for the pure love of Christ which is the only thing that can truly satisfy their thirst.

Today marks 136 days of purity for this broken sinner. Only the saving love of Christ makes such a thing possible. Celebrate with me!!!

CELEBRATE

136 DAYS

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Fair Lights (2009)

“Lights at the Fair” by D-Monk (2009)

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Fair at Dusk (2009)

Minnesota State Fair at Dusk (photo by D-Monk) (2009-09)

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First Finders!

Emma & Zoe went Letter Boxing this past weekend and were the “First Finders” for a letter box near Lake Harriet in Minneapolis.

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