A friend sent this picture to me. This is hubby and I at our senior prom 1996.
You are now my president. I wish you all the best and I have committed to pray for you and your family. I still have some valid concerns but I am hopeful things will turn out ok. This is a historic day for you and I pay tribute to that.
I do pray for the sake of this country you can continue to unify us and uphold this very important position with respect and integrity. May God bless you and May God bless your family!
I know I am in the minority on this but I really like President Bush. I did not agree with all of his policies or how he handled such situations as Katrina and the bail outs but He is a man of integrity and a God fearing man. I know he has great compassion and tried his hardest to uphold his oath of office. He protected this country after 9/11 and we have not had another attack on our soil. He honored our miliatary men and women and he did a lot for Africa that is not mentioned by the mainstream media. Apparently, he has given a lot of aid and helped to give them much needed supplies to treat and prevent aids.
I also liked his policies standing firm with his prolife stance. I also liked the “bush tax cuts” that also gave my family extra credit toward our taxes because we had our children otherwise we would be paying a lot.
President Bush I think you did the very best you knew how to do and I think you are one of the best Presidents we’ve had. I admire you and your wonderful wife Laura and I wish you the very best in this next life you lead. May history tell that you were one of the best for all that you tried to achieve and thank you for standing up and not backing down even though it hurt you politically and in the polls. I admire you tenacity. Thank you for accepting the call to serve this great country of ours! You are an honorable man and I pray many blessings on your life!
I was watching the Glenn Beck show on Fox News today. It was awesome! He had an all star line up with Joel Olsteen, Sarah Palin and Ben Stein just to name a few. He also had Karl Rove on too.
I just love Sarah Palin and her daughter hit the nail on the head:
Sarah retold the story that her daughter Willow was watching the news and she said “Mommy 95% of Americans will get tax cuts. This is great but what about the other 5%? She proceeded to tell her daughter that those business men and women will have to foot the bill. She responded, ” why should they be punished for being successful?”
Willow is exactly right! Why should those people who create jobs and are trying to stimulate the economy going to be punished?
I guess we will see! Out of the mouth of babes. They see the truth and they speak it. Just like my favorite mommy blog, www.classychaos.com. Her son lost his five dollar bill. He asked her for a loan until he found it. She said, no you have to find it. He said, ” but the banks got bailed out, why can’t I?”
A mom I have recently connected with asked me about scheduling advice for her 15 mos old and 5 year old. Her husband is gone a lot.
Here is what I wrote that has helped me:
As far as scheduling, I am just a really organized person. I think it is built into my DNA. I keep my 2 year old pinned in with toys and TV on sometimes and that is how I get laundry and stuff like that done or I will put her in her highchair and give her some toys and wash up dishes, unload dishwasher etc. She is wild girl and sometimes gets in her mischievous moods where she gets into things, tears things apart. Every day she gets lunch around 12 or 12:30 and then goes down for a nap around 1. I am really consistent and even if the time changes due to errands or what not I am consistent with the routine. This is how Peanut knows what comes next. Bed time is the same: we have dinner then play time then clean up, snack, bath time and off to bed. I put both girls to bed by myself so they get a bath together then my 2 year old is on the potty while I am getting my 6 year old out then she is off to her room and gets ready for bed. I put Peanut to bed and it only takes about 10 or so minutes because I lay everything out while they are having snack so I am one step ahead. otherwise I am chasing Peanut down trying to get everything ready. Then I say goodnight and prayers then and Peanut goes to sleep. I am off to Pookie’s room and I read her a book and prayers then she is off to sleep.
I hope this helps. You can do your schedule for how it works best for you but the main thing is consistency. Your kids will always know what comes next and you will begin to find napping and your day easier.
As my hubby got back from his errands this AM, he saw several police cars and crime scene tape. One of our neighbors called us and asked if I knew what was going on. I said “no”. She called me back after asking a neighbor. This is what happened in our quiet family frienndly neighborhood on Sunday morning. There was an elderly couple who had taken in their troubled grandson. He was dealing drugs out of the house and there was a drive by shooting and whoever did this killed the boy’s grandmother and possibly grandfather. There are bullet holes covering the front of the house and driveway. CSI and police have blocked off our street and the house.
It is so creepy because this is such a quiet little family friendly neighborhood. Lots of kids, older folks and families. Eveyone out walking their dogs or doing yard work. This is crazy to me and really creeps me out that a drive by could happen in my neighborhood.
These are really crazy times!
I went to see this with my friend today and it is a really good movie. It is charming, funny and has a great ending! I love Kate Hudson and Ann Hathaway as actresses. It is a great movie to see with your closest girl friends. It is a great tribute to those special people in your life that are sometimes even closer than a spouse. I have two really close childhood friends and we are very much like sisters.
If you are in the mood for a funny, light hearted, charming and feel good movie you must see Bride Wars!
Our pastor put these points of prayer for the week!
- Pray for President Bush as he wraps up the final days of his service to our nation– for a complete sense of God’s peace and presence, for meaningful moments in the meetings that remain before him, and for continued grace in the transition to the Obama administration. Pray for him and Mrs. Bush to have a great sense of joy and satisfaction as they prepare to return to Texas.
- Pray for President Elect and Mrs. Obama as they are now in Washington, preparing for Inauguration Day and all that follows. Pray for the President Elect as he continues to work with his economic team to devise ways to heal the ailing American economy, asking God to guide him with His wisdom and understanding. Pray for wise solutions to the difficult problems that face the President Elect and members of his team.
- Pray for members of the Senate as they continue confirmation hearings for President Elect Obama’s cabinet appointees, asking God’s wisdom and blessing on each hearing.
- As Inauguration Day nears, pray for God’s complete protection and presence over the city of Washington, D.C. and its citizens and all who come to celebration the historic moment. Give thanks for the blessings of democracy in America that allow for the peaceful and orderly transfer of power, and pray for all who are responsible for the changeover. Pray for continued grace and dignity in the transition.
- Pray for an end to the violence in the Middle East, asking God to protect innocent lives and to calm those who seek to further the hostility. Pray for a willingness to negotiate a cease-fire, and pray for no further escalation of the situation.
- Pray for our troops as they work to safeguard our freedom, giving thanks for their sacrifices on our behalf.
- Give thanks for the vast areas of ocean habitat that were set aside by President Bush as he designated three new national monuments that will protect a huge portion of submerged land, coral reefs and extraordinary ocean habitat
Here is our Pastor’s second message on the Remnant:
The Remnant II: The Fear of the Lord
As we read through the scriptures, we find a lot of references to “the fear of the Lord.” The fact that it comes up so much is evidence to the fact that it has a high priority in God’s eyes. But, have you ever wondered what it really means to have”the fear of the Lord”? Does it mean that we’re supposed to be afraid of God? The answer is: no, having the fear of the Lord doesn’t mean that we’re afraid or scared of Him. Rather, the fear of the Lord is about reverencing Him – showing Him the respect and honor He’s due. And this is an essential characteristic of those He has called out to be a part of The Remnant.
Right now, the world is being shaken. There’s a lot of turmoil. Our tendency, when we don’t have a healthy dose of the fear of the Lord, will be to fall away in times like these. On the other hand, as we learn the fear of the Lord, we begin to press in closer and closer when times of shaking come. As a result, those who fear the Lord experience great benefits like: peace, confidence in life and the future, protection, mercy, riches, honor, life and a blessed family, even in the midst of difficult times. I want all that. Don’t you?
So, what does it mean to have the fear of the Lord? Honestly, for many years I didn’t understand it. So I started studying it. As I did so, I began to understand that one of the key meanings is a willingness to obey the Word of Lord whether we agree with it or not. We have to decide whether we will go with our own will or trust in God’s. And frankly, God’s will may not always be appealing to us at first. However, it will always result in blessing and the benefits I mentioned above.
There are three primary areas in which we demonstrate the fear of the Lord: in our worship, in our resources and in our bodies. If you want to know what that looks like practically, I encourage you to listen to or watch the message from this last weekend – there’s too much to write here. Instead, I want to urge you to take a moment and seriously ask yourself,”Do I fear the Lord? Do I truly honor and reverence Him in my worship, my resources and my body?” If so, then you’re already on the right path and a part of The Remnant. If not, the Lord is inviting you start now. I say, don’t wait any longer!
This is amazing! This flight was taking off from Laguardia in New York to Charlotte, NC and some Canadian geese got into the engine and the plane crashed into the Hudson River. The pilot is being praised a hero and so are the rescue crew. This is a total God thing that no one was seriously injured or killed.
Way to go New York and all of your rescue crew! Sullenberger is a hero! He is an 18 year vet pilot of US Airways and a former US F-4 fighter pilot.