Monday, September 28, 2009
Not the case. Sorry!
The change I'm talking about is MY STUFF (oh, and The Rev, too!) is coming from Atlanta! WAHOO!!!
The movers will be packing us up on the first, loading on the second, driving on the third, and unloading on the fourth. I'll be getting ready in the meantime! And then The Rev will drive in on the seventh, I do believe.
I am VERY excited and will apologize about my lack of posting in the meantime. I'm hoping that getting my own computer back will make things much easier.
For now, Thank God for change! I'm looking forward to it THIS time!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
What I've come to learn...and BELIEVE, is that being missional should be the goal of every Christian. Period. End of sentence. Our "jobs" as believers...our MISSION...requires us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. At home. At school. At work. In all areas of our lives; in every role we "play"....we should reflect the love that Christ gives us on the world around us.
I love the way Casting Crowns puts it:
Why aren't His arms reaching?
Why aren't His hands healing?
Why aren't His words teaching?
And if we are the body
Why aren't His feet going?
Why is His love not showing them there is a way?
And Audio Adrenaline:
I wanna be your feet
I'll go where you send me,
go where you send me
I'll be your hands
I'll be your feet
I'll go where you send me,
go where you send me
And l'll try,
yeah I'll try
To touch the world
like You touched my life
And I'll find my way
To be your hands
Visit my site every Monday to find a different organization highlighted. Maybe you can find a place to connect Your passion with Your purpose...your mission.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the LORD your God. Deuteronomy 28:2
Friday, September 18, 2009
All I can say is...Seriously? This is how our fearless leader leads?(Thanks to DRJ @ Patterico.com and to GatewayPundit for allowing me to basically plagiarize (repost) this whole article without their permission. I just HAD to.)
[Guest post by DRJ]
GatewayPundit says it better than I could:
“Next week the Obama Administration will allow Ahmadinejad, Castro, Chavez, Gaddafi and several other international thugs into New York City to speak in front of the United Nations General Assembly. However, one country’s president will not be allowed into the United States.
President Roberto Micheletti from Honduras will not be allowed to enter into America. The US has suspended the visa policy in Honduras.
For the first time in this country’s history, our leaders in government are siding with Marxists Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega, Raul Castro and Evo Morales against a democratic foreign leader.”
Before the Presidential election, we were told it’s wrong to judge candidate Obama by his radical friends and associates. Now President Obama chooses to recognize radical international leaders and reject democratic friends. Can we judge him now?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Yesterday JMonster's cousin A gave him an old pair of his cleats and some old soccer socks. JMonster's first pair! He wore them to A's first practice of the season. They're a bit big (thus the 2 pairs of socks), but other than that they were a winner!
JMonster kicking the ball!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
All individuals should have access to coverage, regardless of preexisting conditions.
Individuals, small businesses and other groups should be able to join together to get health insurance at lower prices, the same way large businesses and labor unions do.
Provide assistance to those who still cannot access a doctor.
Insurers should be able to offer incentives for wellness care and prevention.
Republicans also support the following ideas that President Obama does not agree with:
Real medical liability reform, including tough liability reform standards, speedy resolution of claims, and deterring junk lawsuits that drive up the cost of care.
Let families and businesses buy insurance across state lines to help control premiums and hold down costs.
Now THAT is change I can stand behind...and believe in!
Monday, September 7, 2009
The organization is: Crisis Pregnancy Outreach
The primary mission of Crisis Pregnancy Outreach is to provide love and assistance, free of charge, to young women who are experiencing a crisis pregnancy, and to their children as well.
History & Information
Members of Christian Chapel used to peacefully walk and pray outside of a Tulsa Abortion Clinic. As time went on, they began to feel the need to provide a meaningful alternative to abortion for girls and women in the Tulsa area and beyond.
Board member, Marilyn Guthmann, and her brother-in-law, Dr. Howard Guthmann, approached Cheryl Bauman. Together, they drafted a proposal to present to the Board and Pastor Richard Exley. The proposal was unanimously approved. Crisis Pregnancy Outreach was birthed in March 1983, as an outreach ministry of Christian Chapel. Within two weeks, the first girl was ministered to.
Crisis Pregnancy Outreach's comprehensive list of services developed as new seeds arose amidst the young women. For example, when a girl needed a place to live during her pregnancy, "host homes" began as the members of Christian Chapel opened their homes to provide a loving, family environment. When a girl needed items for setting up an apartment, the warehouse was formed.
Initially, adoption referrals were made when young women chose to place their children for adoption. It soon became evident that Crisis Pregnancy Outreach should become a Licensed Adoption Agency in order to facilitate open adoptions.
Crisis Pregnancy Outreach accomplishes everything with a team of dedicated volunteers. No one has ever received a salary. (Emphasis mine)
What can you do to help?Your financial support helps to provide such things as prescriptions, clothing, childbirth classes, counseling, and dental care for our girls. Your support enables us to operate our transitional and maternity homes where our girls are cared for in a loving, home environment.
We accept donations of maternity clothing, baby clothing and equipment, household items, furniture, and appliances. These are to help our girls set up their own apartments or to assist with what they already may have.
Please take some time and check out this wonderful organization on their website! See if their mission can help you match your passion with your purpose.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
I hemmed my jeans for the first time. (deep bow)
And I learned to paint flowers on my toes.
It took much practice, but there is Much talent in this one package! Sarcastic...who me?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
JMonster has been denying ALL summer that school was coming. Every day or so he'd say, "Momma. I'm not going to school today, right? Not tomorrow either, right? Not for 3 more days, right?" I would reassure him and pat him on the head. Next day, repeat...
S came in my room this morning to wake us up (JMonster had climbed in my bed around 6am). "Wake up! JMonster...we're going to school today!"
JMonster broke down SOBBING. "I don't WANT to go to school today, Mommy!" More sobs. "I'm going to YOUR classroom."
"I don't HAVE a classroom, buddy."
"YES, YOU DO!"
"I don't this year. You are going to be fine."
"You're NOT going to leave me. You'll be there."
And the conversation went on from there. I finally got him calmed down, dressed, and we left for school after a nutritious breakfast of cinnamon roll muffins.
On the way to school The Rev wanted to talk to JMonster so we gave him a quick call. I handed the phone to JMonster and the first thing out of his mouth was, "Daddy, I'm having a BAD day today."
You can imagine me rolling on the floor laughing at this point.
My twin sister and I left the kiddos and headed to a cute local coffee shop to meet some girls. It was fabulous!