Monthly Archives: November 2007
We had a prayer time the other day at our Priority Associates office. One of my friends, Elaine, shared with us an article about how our country of America began. I was so excited to find a link to it on the internet so I could share it with you – “The Beginning of a Christian Nation”.
Some of the highlights I gleaned were:
~”All of us were taught that the Pilgrims came to America for freedom of worship or religious freedom, but that’s really not true,” said Dr. Peter Marshall, an author and historian. “They said that they came to America to, ‘propagate the gospel among the Indians and to become, themselves, stepping stones for the furtherance of the gospel to the outermost parts of the Earth.’.”
~On the deck of the Arbella, halfway between England and Cape Cod, leader John Winthrop declared, “We shall be as a city upon a hill. The eyes of all people are upon us, so that if we shall deal falsely with our God in this work we have undertaken and so cause him to withdraw his present help from us, we shall be made a story and a byword throughout the world.”
~The American character was born in Scripture and nurtured by the Holy Spirit, yet today, our national heritage is under siege.
It breaks my heart to think of all the ways we have so drifted from those roots, the heritage, and our God. To think that Christianity is being reduced to just another religion like all the others, and that it is becoming more persecuted with each day of silencing it and removing it. Oh, it pains me to think of the power we give others by allowing them to reduce Christianity to nothing. Not just for Christianity sake, but for our God’s sake and for us as believers.
I pray that this Thanksgiving will be a time for remembering the real truth of our founding fathers and what they really desired for this country!
A couple of weeks ago, Natalie, Nicholas and I went through some of my things my mom gave us from when I was a little girl. It was really fun for me to see those toys and clothes, and the kids thought it was so great that they were mine.
Natalie tried on some of the items and was so cute! Here are some pictures.
This was my dance costume from a recital when I was 4 years old:
And this is a dressy shirt my mom wore and then I started using as a dress up dress. Complete with silver shoes, and purse!
Oh, and the beret hat in the pic was a fav of mine! I actually have a school picture with that on. Yes, I know, I was so stylish!
We went to Natalie’s preschool today for a Thanksgiving party. It was really great! We all got to be there including Daddy, who rearranged work to be there too.
Natalie’s class came into the room with all their little pilgrim hats on which they had made. They were so cute! And we ate a fabulous feast of a meal!
We are so enjoying preschool! Natalie loves it and wants to go every day! Here she is in her pilgrim bonnet:
My friend, Renee sent this quiz out over e-mail the other day. Are you a Yankee or a Dixie?
Can you guess what my score was? That’s right – 89% DIXIE! YEE HAW! It’s so great to have southern roots. Especially when you see the quiz. I mean, is there really another way to say Aunt, Pajamas, or Creek?!
So, what about you?
Additional info – Be sure not to change your answers, because it will effect your score. If you want to see what the other answers are, then do it after you’ve scored it.
One thing I love to do on the plane is look at the Sky Mall catalog. I thoroughly enjoy browsing through it and seeing all the bizarre things people come up with!!! Here are a few that made me laugh on my travels to Texas a couple of weeks ago –
The Runaway Alarm Clock
“This is the alarm clock that rolls away and hides when you hit its snooze button, and it continues to emit a random pattern of beeps and flashes, encouraging drowsy sleepers to seek it out in order to shut it off.” Can you imagine?! Great idea for those that can’t get out of bed.
The Giddyup Core Exerciser
I think just the name of this thing cracks me up!!! Plus the fact that it costs $520!
The PopArt Holiday Toaster
So you can add designs to your toast! Unbelievable!
The Skyrest Pillow
I know this is probably a great concept. I mean how many of us have thought about trying to lay on the pull-down tray inorder to get comfortable? But, I just cannot see pulling this big thing out, blowing it up, and just snoozing away. Especially if I were in the middle seat.
All these products made me think of how much stuff we have available to us in America! It is absolutely ridiculous sometimes! Which reminds me of an article I saw before loading the plan…you can now rent the High-end, name brand purses for $5-$10 a month. Even more ways to look like we can afford stuff, when we really can’t. I guess it’s better than going into debt to pay for that expensive bag.
Yesterday I mentioned that my brain is full of stuff right now. And that sometimes my brain gets stuck. Do you ever experience that in your life?
Why is my brain full and what is it full of??? Well, we have so many decisions and things to think about (some big and some small). Ranging from travels over the Holidays, where to have Natalie go to Kindergarten next year, lots of ministry activities, decisions, and planning (which I have become more involved in lately and has really picked up), to deciding on a new watch for my birthday (I finally found one after returning the other 2) and normal everyday things of cleaning the house and cooking. And there’s the whole issue of the calendar already filling up as we try to fit meetings and parties in before the Holidays. Then there are fun decisions, like deciding on new everyday plates. Jason told me on our Anniversary that I could shop for some since I have been desiring a change for a while. And would you believe…I can’t make up my mind (imagine that?!). Here are some of my options (not in order of preference), let me know what you think:
As you can see, that decision right there is a lot for my brain…not to mention all I said earlier. If you have any input about the plates, let me know. Thanks!!!