Monday, October 30, 2006

Sam just left for Young Life..
Sam is scheduled for another MRI on Halloween night..
What's worse than making a 15 year old boy lie still for up to an hour?..Well, its excrutiating for him because it hurts his back to lie on the hard surface and not be able to move around..Bless his little sweet heart..

Saturday, October 28, 2006

after a plane crash you just got to salvage what you can and start moving...

Wash Away by Joe Purdy

I got troubles, lord, but not today
'Cause they're gonna wash away
They're gonna wash away

And I have sins, lord, but not today
'Cause they're gonna wash away
They're gonna wash away

And I have friends, lord, but not today
'Cause they done washed away
They done washed away

Lord, I've been crying alone
I've been crying alone
No, no more crying alone
no, no more crying here.

We get lonely, lord, but not today
Cause we're gonna wash away
We're gonna wash away

I got troubles, lord, but not today
Cause they're gonna wash away
This old river's gonna take them away.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

If one of you says to them, "Go in peace; keep warm and well fed," but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it?........James 2:16

Thursday, October 19, 2006

I am out of here....too much to deal with...pray for my family...please...and pray for me to have strength and great measures if you will....

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Hold on if you feel like letting go...

Don't miss the opportunity to hug a teenager....or reach your hand out to someone who is just never know...

Matthew 10:42
"And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward."

Sunday, October 15, 2006

There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear. There's a man with a gun over there ..

BONAPARTE, Iowa - A 22-year-old man has been charged with murdering his parents and three teenage sisters at their home in southeastern Iowa, a sheriff's office said Sunday.


Now, some would say it wasn't the gun that killed this family..some would say he could have used a slingshot...somehow I think he would have been stopped...his mission unfolded quickly and precisely using a gun..

nuff said...;) (love you Sage..just disagree)

*From "For What Its Worth" by Stephen Stills

Friday, October 13, 2006

So long status quo
I think I just let go
You make me want to be brave

~Nicole Nordeman~

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

*And the kindness that you show every day will help someone along their way

So the Doctor said the procedure went well. They will tell us what the results are next thursday. I sat and watched them put the iv needle in Sam's arm and felt for all the parents of sick children. The woman who put the needle in told Sam that she was led to say something to him and Sam just listened. She said, "You are awesome. You know how I know that? I know that you are made in the image of God and He is awesome." Of course, Sam looked at her like she had lost her mind which tickled me but it was a pretty cool moment. They took Sam away and I went outside to make a phone call and try to stay calm. They called me back to Recovery and there Sam sat in a wheelchair with a big grin on his face. He was feeling very good... was over and I got Sam home and ran up to get his favorite fast food meal...chicken fries..sick...Then I drove through Arbys and ordered just a chicken sandwich for me. So I get up to the window and the lady apologized about the wait I was about to endure and asked if I would like something to drink while I, that was nice...
So I pull up to the waiting area and wait maybe just 5 minutes when they bring me my chicken sandwich falling all over themselves saying how sorry they were that I had to wait. I look in the bag as he walks off and find that they have put french fries and a cookie in the bag...I had not ordered these...I took this as an act of kindness and sat there at Arby's crying all over myself. Something special in the middle of a crazy day had been done for me and I was touched. This may seem silly to you but let me tell you...little things are BIG!!
So snaps to the Arbys on North 10th street.. you were Jesus to a single Mom who had had a very emotional day..
People...don't ever underestimate little acts of kindness...and I won't either!

Sam's sedation has worn off and he wanted so much to go to Fields of Faith. I let him go telling his friends they had to keep a careful eye on him. I had a good friend tell me that maybe him going to that might just be what he needs after this I let him...

*From "Try a Little Kindness" by Wanda Jackson

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

My boy

Up a bit late thinking about my boy. The doctor will inject Sam tomorrow, in his spine, to determine whether he has a pars fracture and how serious it is. This diagnostic test involves sedation and the doctor also said she would shoot some steroids in there to alleviate some of the pain.

Sam has been shut out of all sports and p.e. because of this injury. He picked up disc golf which he loves but I put a stop to that in order to determine if it was causing him pain. Sam loves this game and I hated telling him that he couldn't do that either.

I guess tonight I am thinking about how much I admire my boy. He's got alot of crap going on in his life and he continues to put one foot in front of the other with a smile for me every day. He tells me about those friends of his who have already turned to drugs and alcohol in high school but he and a friend of his in the car said they would stay clean. Thats a tough road and I will pray for my boy and all his friends everyday. I have to tell you that when I was going through my parents divorce I didn't make the wise choices that Sam is making. I am proud of him.

He has missed alot of school because the pain that is associated with sitting for so long. Please...I covet your prayers for Sam tomorrow and for a quick healing to happen in his back. What this shows will determine whether surgery will be an option.

Monday, October 09, 2006

*waiting for my ship to come in, in from that ocean

I'm not a patient person. When my baby girl was 12 days past her due date, I nearly went crazy. When I am planning to go on a vacation,I want it to happen Now! Once I see what will happen in the future, I find myself wanting it to happen Now! I suppose that in my life I have waited..and waited..and waited...
Now, I find myself waiting..waiting again. So, yesterday I made a decision to be a patient person here's the rub...I want that change to come about Now!
Prayers for Beverly to be patient?..thanks..

I want to ride an Arabian Horse long and hard around the Pyramids...Now!
Where do you want to go?

*From "Dreams" by Gavin DeGraw

Sunday, October 08, 2006

*I have no place to run and hide, I have no place to hide

Just marked a new date for most embarrassing moment....

Its Sunday morning and I throw on my black jersey skirt and a couple of tank tops...ahhh..forget the slip..don't feel like wearing one. Head out to church and thank goodness decided to sit in the back with just a few rows of people behind me. I haven't been eating as much lately and some of my clothes are a bit loose...this black skirt felt that way when I put it on this morning but no worries...umm..yeah..well, we stand to sing and I am worshipping away when I feel a slight chill on my well...rear!! I reach down and catch my skirt just before it hits the floor. My skirt had slid down across perimeters which were not appropriate for Sunday viewing...yikes...and all I can think is, "Why didn't I wear a slip and thank goodness I wore know..!!" Needless to say there was no more standing up for Beverly...
After service, I spotted a friend who was sitting a few rows back. I looked at her for some reassurance as I asked, "Did you see my skirt fall down?" She smiled and said, "Yes!!" She added that I had caught it just in time and I responded that had I not I would be placing membership at another church next Sunday!!

*From "No Place To Hide" Korn

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Okay guys, we are going to write a story together! I started it and now you add to it!

Francis knew what the day would bring but couldn't bring herself to care. She had lived in this small lifeless town for far too long. Each day was the same as the one before. She felt the chill of the morning air as she saddled up her favorite horse in the dark dank barn. This day would be different. She rode into the dark woods and it was there that she saw it...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

American Pie

So.....My best friend Beth knocked on my door last night. She brought me and Sam a Peanut Butter Chocolate pie. Just a random act of kindness.
Now that is Church! Tell me you'll pray for us all day long but man, bring us a pie and we feel loved..
Thanks blessed us!!