Monday, July 31, 2006

You say it's your birthday *


Its Jeremy's birthday!!! Send him bday wishes!!

Jeremy, thanks for being a great friend! One day I am coming to Montreal to see you and we are going to sit and talk for hours!! Have an amazing bday. I pray for you this year, peace, love, happiness and most of all good health!

From "Birthday" by Lennon/McCartney

No political agenda..just thought this was pretty funny....

Trip on Airforce One to Visit Army Generals...$1,000,000

New Suit.....$6000

Weatherproof Jacket complete with US Flag Patch...$500

Bulletproof Vest....$6000

Commander in Chief of your Nations Defense Forces using binoculars without Lens Cap Removed....$ PRICELESS

Sunday, July 30, 2006

His light shining...

Saturday, July 29, 2006

umm..yeah..not so smart quotes.....

"If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure."
- Vice President Dan Quayle

I read this quote and thought it funny. Whatever happened to this guy?

Do you know any stating the obvious or stupid quotes?

Friday, July 28, 2006

Had to tell my girl some sad news stinks..and I wish I could make it better..but I can't...

This is a song that Whitney told me about. She said when she left her readers in Thailand this is the song she listened to.

It's just perfect for how I am feeling right now...How ironic that this very song would be such a fit after the sad news I gave her this morning.

Please keep my little family in your prayers as we begin to travel down a path which is foreign to us and one I would have never dreamed traveling. Life is funny that way...But, how sweet that God holds a light to lead us and comforts and protects us.

When You Come Back Down by Nickel Creek

You got to leave me now, you got to go alone
You got to chase a dream, one that's all your own
Before it slips away
When you're flyin' high, take my heart along
I'll be the harmony to every lonely song
That you learn to play

When you're soarin' through the air
I'll be your solid ground
Take every chance you dare
I'll still be there when you come back down
When you come back down

I'll keep lookin' up, awaitin' your return
My greatest fear will be that you will crash and burn
And I won't feel your fire
I'll be the other hand that always holds the line
Connectin' in between your sweet heart and mine
I'm strung out on that wire

I'll be on the other end
To hear you when you call
Angel, you were born to fly
If you get too high I'll catch you when you fall
I'll catch you when you fall

Your memory's the sunshine every new day brings
I know the sky is calling
Angel, let me help you with your wings


Take every chance you dare
I'll still be there when you come back down
When you come back down

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

So...I am at DFW waiting for my girl to get out of a meeting..I look a couple of tables over and this guy is on a laptop and looks over. I ask him, "Are you a soldier?" He says, "No, I just wear camouflage and have my hair cut really short." HaHa...very funny! I ask him where he's going and he says, "Home" and I ask him where he's been and he says, "Iraq." It just touched my heart...I said, "thanks" and he smiled. I stood up and made my way over to him and told him I was going to have to hug him. He stood up and obliged. My daughter making her way back from her meeting glances up to see me in the arms of this guy and she just shakes her head..

Don't you wish you could hug all of them?....

Saturday, July 22, 2006

On Tuesday expect for the sky to be bluer and the day to be brighter!!!

Whitney is coming home!!!!

p.s....Yes, I am up at 3:45 waiting for her to message me the flight info..there's 12 hours difference...

Friday, July 21, 2006

Takin' My Time
Bonnie Raitt

I'm takin' my time
So please don't rush me.
Tryin' to sort out some things I didn't know existed.
I've been here before,
I know where the traps lie.
You only take what's there 'cause the rest doesn't matter.

Well I'm tired of talk,
So please don't push me.
You know I want the same kinda things that you do.
You're wasting your time,
The way you come to me.
Slow down your rhymes and try to reason

Can't make things move any faster,
By second wishing them to death.
You seem to be living on the level.
It's decent enough,
You got what you wanted.
So why do you tell me, that I'm on the wrong track?
I'm doin' the best I can do.

I try to out guess
The situation
That I know your not even fully aware of.
And I want you to know,
If it keeps on this way,
Can't keep on letting you bring me down.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Ladies and Gentleman....I give you Mitch Hedberg...

I was in a bus once, it was in the middle of the night, and I had a box of crackers and a can of Easy Cheese. It was dark, so every bite was a surprise as to how much cheese I had applied to each cracker. That's why I believe they should have a glow-in-the-dark version of Easy Cheese. It's not like the product has any integrity to begin with. If you buy a room-temperature cheese that you squeeze out of a can, you probably won't get mad because it glows in the dark too.

I like cinnamon rolls. That's why I wish they made, like, a cinnamon roll incense. 'Cause I don't always have time to make a pan. Perhaps I'd rather light a stick, and have my roommates wake up with false hopes.

I want to get a vending machine, with fun sized candy bars, and the glass in front is a magnifying glass. You'll be mad, but it will be too late.

I was walking by a dry cleaner at 3 AM and there was a sign that said, "Sorry, we're closed." You don't have to be sorry. It's 3 AM and you're a dry cleaner. It would be ridiculous for me to expect you to be open. I'm not gonna come by at 10 and say, "Hey, I was here at 3 AM and you guys were closed. Someone owes me an apology. This shirt would be half done!"

I got a lamp in my hotel room and it has a 3-way lightbulb in it. If you don't know a lightbulb is a 3-way lightbulb, it messes with your head, because you go to turn it off and it just gets brighter. Like "Man, lightbulb, that's the exact opposite of what I wanted you to do." And then you turn it again and it gets brighter once more. "I will break you."

Mitch Hedberg died a tragic death and it really bummed me out. I loved listening to him on Comedy Central.
Got any quotes from your favorite comedians..or even Mitch Hedburg?...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

..For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear him. Psalm 103:11

Yesterday, I desperately needed a miracle not a humongous move a mountain kind, just a miracle.
I went to a movie with a friend..(havent gone to a movie in ages) and looked at her before the movie began..“My life is a bit shaky right now but I am going to totally escape.”
The movie was good and it felt good to live in denial for 2 short hours. Before I had gone into the movie I asked God to please help me out with this problem which was one that had me a bit worried.
When I got out of the movie my miracle was waiting for me..really…I cried…seriously.. He performed a miracle…I was humbled and immediately grabbed my cell phone and called a friend, “My God loves me and takes such good care of me.”
Have you ever had one of those moments where something happens and you say to yourself, "Wow, this is real..God loves me..and this is really real." Yep, you caught me , I do have doubts sometimes..

Happy had this verse on his blog today and it was perfect. Thanks, Happy..

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Its goodbye again.....

Had to put my brother on the airplane today, back to Hong Kong...
Never enough time with him...
He bought me my first 10 speed..
He took me to the Grand Canyon for the first time...
He's dared me to climb dangerous waterfalls, swim snake infested waters, hike one more mile up the mountain..
I am alive today because of him...
How hard it is to say goodbye again...

Thursday, July 13, 2006

There's a yellow moon above me, mama Shinin' on the one I love,mama*

Sam and I are in the van driving along when he interrupts me and says, "Hey, Mom, check out that moon..." It was beautiful. Sam and I drank in its beauty. How I love times like these. First, that my teenage son notices something other than what he needs (we got a selfish teenage attitude going lately) but that he wants me to share in the moment with him. Sometimes, the most powerful golden memories only last for one moment....but, I will always remember this one...

Did you see the moon last night?....Do you enjoy it more when someone is with you or just by yourself?

I'll be looking at the moon tonight if you want to join me..:)

*From "Burn That Candle" by Emmylou Harris

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Dark and silent late last night; I think I might have heard the highway calling*

I have been thinking of places I want to visit before I die. I want to go to Tuscany. Maybe a blog tour?..Of course, Jeremy and I are going to Hawaii to visit Scott and soak us up some paradise.

Where would you like to go?

*From "Carolina In My Mind" by James Taylor

'Cause it's been fear that ties me down to everything but its been love your love, that cuts the strings. You make me want to be brave.*

A giant nearly ten feet tall stepped out from the Philistine line into the open, Goliath from Gath. He had a bronze helmet on his head and was dressed in armor—126 pounds of it! He wore bronze shin guards and carried a bronze sword. His spear was like a fence rail—the spear tip alone weighed over fifteen pounds. His shield bearer walked ahead of him.

David answered, "You come at me with sword and spear and battle-ax. I come at you in the name of God-of-the-Angel-Armies, the God of Israel's troops, whom you curse and mock. This very day God is handing you over to me. I'm about to kill you, cut off your head, and serve up your body and the bodies of your Philistine buddies to the crows and coyotes. The whole earth will know that there's an extraordinary God in Israel. And everyone gathered here will learn that God doesn't save by means of sword or spear. The battle belongs to God—he's handing you to us on a platter!" cool is David. Noone among all the Israelites would fight this giant. They were afraid because they knew their physical limitations. David knew that with God he could slay this giant. and...he did.

How many times have I been overwhelmed by a situation saying, "Man, I can't do this."...and God says, "I can."

Got a Goliath in your life?....

*From "Brave" by Nichole Nordeman

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Keeping it real.......

Once you tell somebody the way that you feel,
You can feel it beginning to ease,
I guess its true what they say,
about the squeaky wheel,
always getting the grease,*
I've been thinking about realness...about honesty...about sacrifice and love. I've been thinking about what has happened to me this year. The appearance of all my ducks in a row, has taken from me real life experiences. It robs you of the adventure! Thinking I had to appear to have it all together was a lonely, lonely place. I have sat, in church, these last few months, looking around at all the smiling, dressed up faces. I have been tempted to leave my seat and make my way to the podium, say, "pardon me", to the one who is talking into the microphone...lean down look out at the crowd and say, "How are you doing, really?" Not only would the little rebellious side in me enjoy the squirming of those who had so meticulously planned the happenings of the day, but I would just love to talk about that together. You know people come up and say, "I am not doing well." But, maybe a bit unrealistic to do this. So...I did the next best thing I talked to my small group.
I had just joined this small group. Some I knew but some of them were strangers..(Clint being the strangest) I had talked to Candy and told her I wanted to share what was going on. Well, Candy gets really excited and plans accordingly. Telling Candy meant there was no getting out of it. Telling everyone meant asking for help which I am not comfortable with. Seriously, I would much rather reach down and extend my hand than reach up and extend mine in desperation. Its a risk...but, hey, I have hiked up lots of mountains and the hikes which will forever stay with me are the ones that the sqeamish would avoid. So, that Sunday night at Clint and Alana's house, I , with tears streaming down my face told that small gathering of people that I needed help. Okay, I could take you through everything that has happened but that would be too much fun for me a bit boring for you. Cutting to the chase, it was the best thing I have ever done...I was completely real. I remember all of those people immediately coming over to me and praying for me. I dont know if you have ever had a group of people pray over you with their hands on you..its powerful. I remember the touch of each hand feeling different. Each hand was there for Him. I really loved that moment. Guys, since that night, my life has been different. I have felt His strength through those hands. They have helped me and guided me down some pretty rough terrain. And almost as if I heard Him say, "All you had to do was ask." I remember leaving that night and I looked back because Clint had called out to me, "Hey, Beverly, thanks for making me feel like my life isn't so bad." He was laughing...I looked at this guy sitting in this wheelchair and thought wow, this is going to be a good group. He's a punk and I like him....

....You ever wonder why Candy is always looking at flowers or seeing things in clouds or taking pictures of her dog? Its because she got real awhile back and is so dang excited about everything.

Do you ever feel like you are playing the game because that is what you think you are suppose to do or what others are asking of you?

*From "Shower The People" by James Taylor

Sunday, July 02, 2006

I am outta here.....

Just need to disconnect or maybe do a better job connecting....

I'm taking a break....