Saturday, February 27, 2010

Winners Announced!

Time Announce Some Winners!!!



janetfaye said...

I walk 6 days per week for at least one hour to maintain my weight.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com



Theresa N. said...

Wash those hands alot.
Theresa N
weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com



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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

It Is Well With My Soul...

(Sorry it's not so Wordless this week :)

My Dad and Niece. They were both diagnosed recently with rare conditions. My father was originally diagnosed with Liposarcomas and now its something to do with the adrenals. My Niece was originally diagnosed with Acute Leukemia and since then has been diagnosed with Acute Aplastic Anemia. This picture is really a special one to us. (You can see my niece has a wrap of sorts on her hand. That is from all the blood transfusions)

Dad is going in for surgery tomorrow. To have the tumor like masses removed from his abdomen. This is a very intense, serious, and risky surgery. We have great hope and faith that God is in complete control.

My niece is starting Chemo in the next 10 days, then a transplant. She will be turning four in a couple of weeks.

We all know that we were never promised life to be easy..or even fair. However, with God.. there is a peace that passeth all our understandings.. Which even in the hard times.. there is a joy...and a quiet peace.. that causes our hearts to cry.. "It is Well With My Soul" We know that all things work together for good.. For God's purpose.
(Rom. 8:28)

Thank you so much for all of your prayers...

One of my favorite Hymns...

IT IS WELL

  1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
    When sorrows like sea billows roll;
    Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say,
    It is well, it is well, with my soul.
    • Refrain:
      It is well, with my soul,
      It is well, it is well, with my soul.
  2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
    Let this blest assurance control,
    That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
    And hath shed His own blood for my soul.
  3. My sin, oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!
    My sin, not in part but the whole,
    Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
    Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!
  4. For me, be it Christ, be it Christ hence to live:
    If Jordan above me shall roll,
    No pang shall be mine, for in death as in life
    Thou wilt whisper Thy peace to my soul.
  5. But, Lord, ’tis for Thee, for Thy coming we wait,
    The sky, not the grave, is our goal;
    Oh, trump of the angel! Oh, voice of the Lord!
    Blessed hope, blessed rest of my soul!
  6. And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight,
    The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
    The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
    Even so, it is well with my soul.


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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Aloha Friday - Is Music Amoral?

An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:

Do you think Music is Amoral?

Definition:

a·mor·al

2.
having no moral standards, restraints, or principles; unaware of or indifferent to questions of right or wrong: a completely amoral person.

  1. Not admitting of moral distinctions or judgments; neither moral nor immoral.

    1. Lacking moral sensibility; not caring about right and wrong.


My Answer:

I have been thinking about this question for quite some time, for years in fact.. A long time ago, a gentleman told my father that he believed Music was Amoral. Meaning that music really doesn't affect you..and can't be bad or good. Basically if you like it then it's good.

When I was younger...things were different. There was more of a respect for right and wrong.. more of a respect for our elders. For Laws.. For the Bible.. For each other.

Music.. is interesting.. As much as we would like to say that Music is not right or wrong.. or have any good or bad affect .. we would be kidding ourselves. Is there bad music? Sure. Is there good music? Of course. Music is powerful. Music can control our emotions.. can dictate.. our actions (at times). So does it matter what you listen to? I think it does. I think everything you choose to do in your life..reflects you. Your heart.

As a mother, I look around at things and realize how far America has fallen down this slide "everything goes". If it feels good then it is right, mentality.

As a Christian nation.. we should be founded on the absolutes. We should teach our children what is right and what is wrong. Even music.. has it's place. Thank you for all your comments last week.. I really appreciate all your kind and encouraging comments about my father and niece.





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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Buying First Home Brings Great Rewards!

The economy has been in the dumps this last year.. So many people have lost their jobs, small businesses are crumbling, and the housing market has suffered incredibly. It seems we are just waiting for some good news.

Have you heard about the 2010 Homebuyer Tax Credits? I was just reading about it, and it seems to be quite a deal. If you are a first time homebuyer or haven't owned in the last three years, you could qualify for an $8,000 tax credit. Also, Homeowners who have lived in a home consecutively for the 5 of the 8 past years can receive up to a $6,500 tax credit! Is that good news or what???

One thing you need to keep in mind is the Homebuyer Tax Credit will only take affect if you have a written binding contract by April 30, 2010 and close by June 30, 2010. There are some other things to keep in mind, such as the limitation on the price of home which tops at $800,000. There is also income limits. I think when Buying First Home it's probably the largest purchase we make, and making it sure you do all your homework. So Please take some time to read up on this Tax Credit, it may be worth the investment for you and your family!

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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Custom Sticker Winner!!

Winner of the 250 Custom Stickers from Uprinting is......

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Barb said...

I would use the stickers and labels to put on my makeup products that I sell so people will know who to call for reorders.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Aloha Friday - Only One Life.. So Soon it Will Pass..


An Island Life is hosting Aloha Friday. I thought it would be fun to participate. All you have to do is answer the question I ask by leaving a comment. Then click over to An Island Life and link up to Aloha Friday with your own question!

My Question:


My Dad asked me a question a few weeks ago...that I didn't quite know how to answer... His question: "If you had 2 to 4 years left to live.. what would you do with your life?" You can read my post here to see why Dad asked me this question.

So I will pass this question on to you...


My Answer:

My answer then.. wasn't very structured. And even now.. it's hard to seriously prioritize a life.. picking and choosing what would be more important.. One of the things I told my Dad that day was.. that I think for me.. I might have a few things that I might want to do .. but I think my list would never end. I would find something else.. that I would want to do or see.. or experience.


Probably the most important thing to me would be to spend time with my family.. my husband and kids. Be the woman that God wants me to be.



When I was young, my mother sang a song called "Only One Life". Besides my Mother having an amazing voice, the words to this song have always pierced my heart. Take a moment to read them...

Only One Life

It matters so little
How much you may own
The places you've been
Or people that you know
For it all comes to nothing
When placed at His feet
It's nothing to Jesus
Just memories to me


You can take all the treasures
From far away lands
And take all the riches
you can hold in your hands
And take all the pleasures
Your riches can buy
But will it help
When it's your time to die

CHORUS
Only one life
So soon it will pass
Only what's done for Christ will last
Only one chance to do His will
So give to Jesus all you days
It's the only life that pays
When you recall
You have but one life


The days pass so swiftly
The months come and go
The years melt away
Like new falling snow
Spring turns to summer
Then summer to fall
Autumn brings winter
Then death come to all

CHORUS
Only one life
So soon it will pass
Only what's done for Christ will last
Only one chance to do His will
So give to Jesus all you days
It's the only life that pays
When you recall
You have but one life

When you recall
You have but one life




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A little about me...



It is that time again!!!! I am thinking of attempting to lose weight for the 100 millionth time. haha. This time I know it will work :)

In November of 2007, I gave birth to my second child, a C-Section. Not only did that put me back physically, but I also developed high blood pressure. I am only 29. Talk about discouraging.

I started gaining weight in highschool. Seems to have followed me everywhere. My ultimate goal is to lose 120 lbs but I'll settle for 10 right now. haha.

There is absolutely no reason why I cannot succeed in this weight loss endeavor. I have exercise equipment. I guess that means I have to use it. Also, I am going to attempt the Carbohydrates Addict Diet. I have had some success with this in the past.

So I am thinking, with putting my progress out for the world to see.. it will force me to make the right choices. Let's hope!! Feel free to comment on anything or tell your story. It's always encouraging to hear about others successes. Join me on this weight loss journey...

My Weight Progress: