Archive | September, 2009

Buy health insurance or go to jail

26 Sep

According to the new Baucas plan, if you do not purchase an insurance policy you could be fined 25,000 or go to jail for 1 year.   Here is the article on this plan.

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Students taught to sing praises of President Obama

24 Sep

I thought this was wild and reminds me of those students who sang the praises of Kim Jong-il, the dictator, in North Korea. I think this is probably what went off in the minds of parents when President Obama said he was going to speak to our children. Not so much his speech, but what the teachers would do with it and here is a wonderful example of that. Some of the video is hard to make out but look at the lyrics. It is horrifying! They actually take Jesus loves the little children and replace Jesus with Obama.  Here is the full article and video along with the lyrics. It is one thing to like or admire a president or star and it is another to worship someone. Some people really think he is the messiah or God. This is sick and wrong on so many levels.

The Flood

24 Sep

For two weeks it rained, and rained and rained. The sunshine was no where to be found. This did not mean to much until Sunday night when the bottom fell out but not just for a few minutes it was hours it rained and the lightening was so bad none of us could sleep. So we were all up all night long praying and hoping it would pass. Finally, at 5 AM it did and I fell fast asleep. I found out at 8:30 that schools were delayed then cancelled due to the flooding conditions in our area. My 7 year old slept until 9:30. It was unreal. I have lived here all my life and I have never seen anything like this. It rained all day Monday and stormed then our power finally went out. I realized when my 3 year old was cranky that she had a 103 temp. I started to panic because the roads around here were closed and our power was out and it was pouring rain. I cried out to God. I gave her tylenol and motrin and finally the fever started to come down. Our power came back on and I watched her through the night. The next day I made my way over to our pediatricians office through many round about ways and after waiting a long time found out my baby had an ear infection. This is our story but so many people lost their homes or cars or their life. It was very sad and eye opening at the same time. My heart and prayers go out to all those who lost something whether it was their home or their life.  The Flood of 2009 in Georgia will not be forgotten.

A modern day good samaritan

24 Sep

The AJC our local paper printed this story today and I had to mention it because one she was a modern day good Samaritan and two she had just left the church I used to attend.  Please keep this family in your prayers! It really makes you stop and think. Life is so short.

Pastor Dennis Rouse found this out yesterday or today about this woman:

“Just found out the woman who died after being knocked off the top of 285 overpass at Spaghetti Junction last Sunday morning was on her way home after attending Victory that morning. She had stopped to help a stranded motorist and was hit by a truck w…hile standing in front of her car. She had been visiting Victory for a few months and had just filled out a card to be water baptized that morning.”

Yard sales beware!

18 Sep

I think this is crazy! New government regulations that were supposed to be for retail stores are now including thrift stores, yard sales, ect.

My friend is hosting a yard sale in a few weeks. I have tons of stuff we are selling. Now I have to go through millions of recalls so I don’t get fined $100, 000. We are in crazy times people!

Here is the article that gives the complete details for this new law.

Swine Flu Survival by Dr. Oz

16 Sep

We have a school near us that has a large number of swine flu cases. This  creeps me out and I am always keeping my ears open on how I can protect my family and friends. I love Dr. Oz and I love that he has his own show. Yesterday, on the Dr. Oz show he spent about 15 minutes or so talking about the swine flu or H1N1. You can get all of this information on his site here.

Those at a higher risk if they were to get this are:

Pregnant women, young children, asthma patients, those with diabetes or any other chronic illness or disease.

You will have no symptoms for the first one to two days but you are contagious. Days three through six you could have diahrrea, vomiting, sore throat, cough, fever and body aches. Days 7-10 you will either get better or you will get worse. If you get worse you may need hospitalization. You need to stay hydrated, use fever reducing medicines, keep your distance from those in your household, if a child has it either they need to wear a mask or the rest of the family does so they will not spread the illness.

Signs to go to the ER:

Dizziness, confusion, breathing issues, blue or gray skin color, excessive vomiting, or you get better for a few days and then get worse.

Prevention:

1. You need to have your basic cleaners to sanitize your home, soap, alcohol based hand sanitizer,

2. Probiotics such as yogurts etc that will help put good bacteria in your gut to help you fight illnesses and boost your immune system.

3. Suppliments- Vitamin D  and other mulitivitamines.

4. You need a themometer, fever reducing medicines, surgical masks, Electrolyte replacement drinks such as gatorade, month’s supply of food and regular medications taken everyday.

5. Flu vaccine/swine flu vaccine: We all got our seasonal flu shot. For my family we are not getting the swine flu vaccine. I encourage you to do your own research and do what is best for you and your family.

These are all great things to live by whether you are protecting yourself from swine flu, regular flu or just the common cold. I would add healthy eating to this too. Sugar can lower the immune system so eating lots of it is not good for your body or your immune system.  Halloween is coming up and I know all the candy is already out. We love candy corn too but you have to eat these things in moderation. This is my word for the day!

RIP Patrick Swayze

14 Sep

I was so sad to hear that Patrick Swayze died this evening. He was 57 years old and passed away from pancreatic cancer. My prayers are with is wife and family!

Here is a little post from TMZ!