Thursday, May 29, 2008
P.S. The last picture is not clear, but I thought it was amusing to see the "streak of red" on the top of Blake's head. LOL
EDIT: To answer Helen's question, Bryn sang "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie" and Blake sang "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" from Elvis.
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Don't you think that will preach? From my experience, it is the good, friendly, charismatic, kind attitude that reaches higher heights. Mean, condemning, negative attitudes seem to have a hard time leaving ground level. I think I'd like to try climbing a little higher.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
I agree, but where has common sense gone? It seems to have flown the coop in most of the places I go. Apparently, common sense isn't so common.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
If we spend that money at Walmart, all the money will go to CHINA .
If we spend it on gasoline, it will go to the ARABS.
If we purchase a computer it will go to INDIA .
If we purchase fruits and vegetables it will go to MEXICO , HONDURAS , AND GUATEMALA.
If we purchase a good car, it will go to JAPAN .
If we purchase useless junk, it will go to TAIWAN .
None of it will help the American economy. We need to keep that money here in America !
The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it at GARAGE SALES since those are the only businesses still American owned.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Before you stone me, consider reading my entire text and, for the record here is my position - I think all men should be treated equally and fairly. Anyone, regardless of color, who degrades, oppresses, or puts down someone from another race, should be punished. The "N" word should never be tolerated and I think people that use it in a public work place should be terminated from employment. By the same token, anyone in a public work place that says we should eradicate all whites should be terminated, too. I am sickened by cases of racial profiling and police brutality. (And too much more.) It needs to end and any white person involved in such horrific behavior should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. The only hope is to follow Christ. Racism will forever plague us until all people learn forgiveness and everyone learns II Corinthians 13..."the greatest is love."
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
(AP)Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., wears a U.S. flag pin as he is introduced at a town hall-style meeting at Thorngate Ltd., in Cape Girardeau, Mo., Tuesday, May 13, 2008.
There was also the huge outrage over Obama refusing to cross his heart when the national anthem was played. Some people have rebuttled, "It is not against the law to refuse to cross your heart for the national anthem." They are wrong. It isn't just customary to put your hand over your heart when you hear the national anthem, it is part of the US Code (aka law): Title 36 Chapter 3 section 301. It reads this way:
(a) Designation.— The composition consisting of the words and music known as the Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem. (b) Conduct During Playing.— During a rendition of the national anthem— (1) when the flag is displayed— (A) all present except those in uniform should stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart; (B) men not in uniform should remove their headdress with their right hand and hold the headdress at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart; and (C) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the first note of the anthem and maintain that position until the last note; and (2) when the flag is not displayed, all present should face toward the music and act in the same manner they would if the flag were displayed.
You can verify at the government's House of Representatives code site at: http://uscode.house.gov
I refuse to vote for a man who blatantly disobeys the laws of this land and disrespects our flag!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Be careful to not pass swift judgment on someone. They may be reacting to a difficult situation. We never know what tomorrow may bring nor our responses. If I am faced with a hardship, I hope I would have the strength to call on God and trust His response.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
HAPPY 22nd BIRTHDAY, BRYCE!!!On that day, 22 years ago, I was amazed that your dad and I created such a beautiful baby. You were everything I could have possibly hoped for and more. Your dad would swaddle you tight and within minutes, a little foot would wriggle free from the blanket exposing five perfect, tiny toes. I never knew I could love something/someone so much. Dad and I are proud of the man you have become. We love your sense of style and your talents have exceeded all our expectations but, most of all, we love your dedication to God. Just remember this, you may be 6 feet 3 & 3/4 inches tall but you will always be my baby. I love you so much!
05-09-08 PM Dr. Gerald Jeffers "Anointed to Die"
05-08-08 PM Dr. Gerald Jeffers "Eagle's Summit Preaching"
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
On Sunday, my husband spoke during the "Pastor's Hour," then freeWAY and I sang during the following Jubilee service. EVPC is a beautiful church (check out their website at http://www.evpc.org/) and everything is meticulously cared for and managed. freeWAY, Bryce, Tyler, and I all did quite well with CD sales. If we had a place like that every week, we could definitely go on the road full time. LOL We had a wonderful lunch at Pastor Rodney Nelson's home, visited with friends, and finally headed back home Sunday evening.
Monday was a hurried day with doctor's appointments and hosting the Section Two Business Conference. There were some changes of positions, dinner served, and I went home exhausted.
Tuesday, Mark Yandris of Merced spoke to our musicians and singers and taught some new material. Afterwards, Mark came to the house for dinner and we had a great time chatting.
Wednesday, we had a missions service with special guest, Patty Hines. She has been an A.I.M. (short term) missionary to Madagascar and is now going to the Philippines. A DVD was shown of the many things in which she was involved in Madagascar.
Thursday, I sang at a ladies conference in Tulare hosted by Abundant Life Center under the direction of Stephany Parkey. I consider Stephany to be a very dear friend and admire her dedication to the work of God. Her ladies conference is always fabulous and well organized.
Friday, we attended the 50th wedding anniversary of Rev. and Mrs. Harvey Cantrell. Rev. Cantrell performed Brian and my wedding ceremony in 1979. The Cantrell's are a great couple and we love them dearly. I slipped out early to return to the ladies conference in Tulare where several miracles took place.
Saturday, I returned to the ladies conference for the chocolate themed banquet. There was good food, several different fruits, chocolate on the tables, a chocolate fountain, chocolate gifts, and entertainment by recording artist Karen Harding that made me laugh until I cried. Following the banquet, I met my husband and kids to spend the remaining part of the day with them. It was an enjoyable evening spent together.
Tomorrow, Karen Harding will be ministering at our evening service. She has already put in her request that I make her my famous burritos, so guess what I will be cooking? LOL
Even though it was a busy week, I thoroughly enjoyed traveling to the various places and visiting with friends. I hope you all have a blessed time as you worship tomorrow in your various congregations.
Friday, May 2, 2008
BY STACEY SHEPARD, Californian staff writer, Wednesday, Apr 30 2008 9:13 PM
Bakersfield was again ranked the second smoggiest city in America behind Los Angeles in the annual American Lung Association's State of the Air report released Wednesday. The city held the same position last year and ranked No. 1 the nation in 2006. Rankings are based on air quality in major cities from 2004 to 2006.
"We're never going to do well in this ranking," said Brenda Turner, a spokeswoman for the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. "Our air quality is improving but we still have a long way to go and we need everyone's help." Turner said the good news is that Bakersfield had one of its best smog seasons in decades in 2007, a year not analyzed in the American Lung Association report.
Bakersfield also ranked fourth this year in a separate category for daily levels of particulate matter pollution, which occurs in winter months and is considered the air pollutant most harmful to human health. The city held the same spot last year. The top five polluted cities list looks about the same as previous years. California cities generally top the list because its geography and climate make them prone to smog.