Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I'm Alive But ...

Well, I am alive but my computer is not. Last week my home computer's hard drive decided to call it quits. I was very shocked and sad. I will post more when I have a computer again.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Waving Red, White and Blue

Today I am proud to be a resident of the city that I live in. If you drove through our city this morning you would have probably wondered what was going on. Fire trucks were pulled off on the side of the road with their lights flashing. Police cars were waiting at red lights with their lights flashing. And amid the rain and strong winds there stood men and women, boys and girls holding signs and waving flags.

Today our local Army Reserve Unit left our friendly little town headed to Iraq. They left behind wives expecting babies, loved ones fighting cancer, children and other family members all to protect the freedom that we take for granted.

Our church had the priviledge of hosting the Soldiers and their families for a Christmas dinner. We were also priviledged to have some of the Soldiers join us at one of our worship services. The sight of the Soldiers lined up across the altar with our Veterans standing behind them praying is a sight I will not too soon forget.

Please join me today in praying for our Soldiers that are stationed all over the world protecting our United States of America. Please also pray for their families who are also making a huge sacrifice.

Heavenly Father - I thank you for the men and women who are bravely fighting and protecting our freedom today. I pray that they will feel encouraged today and know that they are not forgotten. Please protect them and bring them home safely. Please be with their families that they left behind. Help us as your church to minister to them. Amen

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

I hope that you have had a wonderful day celebrating Christ's resurrection!

It has been one of those days that I just felt the need to shout. Today I celebrate my freedom! It is unfathomable how God could love me enough to sacrifice His one and only Son, Jesus. And equally hard to understand is how Jesus willingly suffered and laid down His life for me. It is a love that I do not understand but I do willingly accept it. And I am so thankful for this gift!

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Oh Spring, Where is Your Warmth?

My mind has been on all things fun this week and the lack there of in my own house. It is Spring Break time and since it has been in the 40's outside we are kinda limited on our activities. Our plans are to head to Six Flags tomorrow for some thrills roller coaster style. We are all excited and hoping that the weather man is correct in forecasting some warmer temps.

I will post more later but my time is really consumed with trying to entertain kids with a very outdated bag of tricks.

Happy Spring to You!

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Thursday, April 2, 2009

The End of the Story

Well, I know that you have all been unable to function wondering what happened to my cat. Did she get down from the tree? Is she still alive?

Miss Cali is safe and sound at home. In fact, she is currently curled up by the front door sleeping.

You see I did not only marry a camo shot gun tot'n man, but he can also tote a ladder! Honestly, once again he was in his dress clothes and shoes. He was really going to come in the woods in those clothes and rescue our cat. Now I love our cat, but I also know those clothes and shoes would not have ever been the same after the rescue and well, I care about that too.

So, I delayed the rescue long enough for him to go change clothes.

The noise of the ladder scared her terribly bad and we were afraid she might jump or fall. So my job was to catch her if either of those things happened. There is a reason I don't play sports and it might have something to do with my inability to catch things. It might also have something to do with my lack of athletic ability and my desire to never sweat. Who knows?

Thank goodness she did not jump or fall and my skills were not put to the test!

The rescue went as planned and I carried her back home. She was exhausted and sleep most of the day. My kids were thrilled to see her when they got home.

On a totally different note, tomorrow is the big day! Proverbs 31 Ministries will be announcing the winner of the 2009 She Speaks scholarship. I believe around 140 people blogged for a chance to win. I was number 31. So, we will see.

Have a great day!

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