Galations 2:20-21

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. I do not nullify the grace of God, for if righteousness comes through the Law, then Christ died needlessly." Galations 2:20-21

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two in One

Two of my favorite things. Lost and The Fray with their new hit song, "You Found Me."


Lost: Season 5 Promo

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's That Time

The seed catalogs are coming in and piling up. It's about that time to start planning our garden. Soon we will be starting our seedlings.

Some pictures from last years garden:

Delicious lettuce

The best watermelon you've ever tasted

Garden in the spring . Everything is starting to grow!
Oh, I just can't wait!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Blessing??

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Obama at Fort Myers Town Hall yesterday.

"Alright, last question. Of course, now it better be a good one."
Wooh, was it a good one!



Hmmm...I think the video speaks for itself. And people say they don't worship Barak? Later Julio says he was actually satisfied with Obama's answer to his questions. Gah! It's just too much.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Change We Need?



Hmmm.....$800 billion??? My husband and I watched President Obama's first press conference last night with my parents. It was very stimulating. As my father fell asleep half way through, the three of us tried to stay attentive for the rest of the hour. It was interesting how he tried skirting around every question he was asked. Aside from it being extremely boring there are a few other thoughts I had...

"It is only government that can break the vicious cycle...the federal government is the only entity left with the resources to jolt our economy back to life." These words actually scared me. Wasn't it the government that got us into this crisis in the first place? He was blaming it on the banks, but wasn't it the government who forced the banks to make those loans? The "government" got us into this mess!

"Most economists, almost unanimously, recognize that even if philosophically you're -- you're wary of government intervening in the economy, when you have the kind of problem we have right now...that when you have that situation, that government is an important element of introducing some additional demand into the economy." Most economists, huh? I don't think so. Click here to open a PDF with signatures of economists disagreeing with Obama's stimulus plan.

Obama talked about creating jobs.
Government CAN'T create jobs. Read this article by John Stossel on this issue.

"I inherited the deficit that we have right now and the economic crisis that we have right now." Ha! I knew it wouldn't be too long before he pulled this card on us. Of course, he inherited a bunch of debt. So, what are you going to do about it? Put us in nearly $1 trillion more debt! Yeah, that's logical. The truth of the matter is, the federal government doesn't have any money to spend! I guess it's easier to spend money when it's not yours. I fear for our children and grandchildren.

Yes, I'm one of those people who think that we should do nothing. It will work itself out on it's own. It's unfortunate that our president won't talk about that option. I wonder if he knows that it's actually government intervention that prolonged the Great Depression. Roosevelt's New Deal prolonged the Great Depression by seven years.

So, what do you think? You think Obama's "deal" will save us from this economic crisis? You think the government spending billions of dollars of OUR money will solve the problem? The last bailout didn't work. You think this one will? This doesn't seem a whole lot like the "change" we were promised. It seems a whole lot like more of the same.

Got hope? Yes, I have hope in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is the only one I put my hope in. Not in the government.
NOT in Barak Obama.


“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” Ronald Reagan

Monday, February 9, 2009

Anxious Times...

The friends and family that are close to me know that I am a very anxious person. There is no good reason for it. I have a great life. We have a beautiful home in a cute little town. My husband has a good job that has made it a possible for me to have to work little and be able to uphold the things we value in life (me being here when he gets home from work and having a nice meal to talk over our days with, me being able to keep up with things around the house so we don't have to spend our evenings or weekends doing them, spending quality time together, and the list goes on). We have been blessed to have no financial problems thus far and even have a little to give away & save each month despite these terrible economic times. We have wonderful loving families that both live close to us. There is nothing to complain about.

For some reason I just have the tendency to worry about the future. I worry about the possibility of my husband losing his job and wondering what would happen if our savings ran out. I worry about these tough economic times and when it's going to catch up to us. About the leadership of the country and the lack of faith in their solutions to our problems and the fear that what they are doing is actually going make this all worse. About the kind of place our children and grandchildren will have to grow up in. Worries about the direction our church is moving in...the list goes on.

Funny how I have such a great life and find so many things to worry about! Thankfully I have a loving God that cares so much for me. I was reading a passage in Matthew today. Something I hold to when the flood of anxiety rushes over me.

25"For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?26"Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they?27"And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?28"And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin,29yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these.30"But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith!31"Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?'32"For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.33"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matt. 6:25-34

These are words for everyone to hold to in these dark and uncertain times....may the Lord bless you and keep you...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Talented Sister

Last night was the Dundee-Crown High School Talent Show. My sister, Chanel performed "White Horse" by Taylor Swift with 2 other friends. She played the guitar and sang as well. There's a short video clip of her performance below. They had the best out of all the performances, by far. And I'm not just saying that because she's my sister. Love you Chanel! Enjoy....

video

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Congratulations!

Congratulations on your engagement Nicole and Adam! I love you guys!

My sister and boyfriend of 2 years are getting married late summer of this year. Over the weekend 1/3 of the 9 bridesmaids, Nicole, and my mother went dress shopping. Here are some pictures of our little adventure:


"Grab one of those Disney pins!"


Beautiful bride to be. If you are lucky enough to get invited to the wedding, you'll get to see which one she picked!

Picking out the bridesmaids dresses...just imagine them all in black

We called this the "Alice in Wonderland" dress...hahaha
Like my socks?


Oh, we're having fun now


Hmm...better get tan before the wedding!


Haha...don't kill me for this one, Nic


Wish the rest of you ladies could have been there!