Monday, April 30, 2007

Just an update....

As you all know I am so excited about the new baby, so I thought I would give all of you an update (especially since I don't see all of you in person that often).  I haven't been sick much, and I go back to the doctor on May 17 and they will measure the baby and all that good stuff.  So things are going very well!  Below are some pictures of what the baby looks like right now (at 6 weeks).  Yay!!  I love you all!  God bless!


Thursday, April 19, 2007

Good News everyone!!

I just wanted to share with all of you the latest blessing that the Lord has sent to me!!  I am 4 weeks and 2 days pregnant!!  The baby is due December, 26, 2007.  So please keep me, Bo and the kids in your prayers (including the kid inside of me!!).  I love you all!



Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Prayer Request for Janice Oliver

I just realized that I sent this out on MySpace, but not to the people on my email list.  My friend Janice Oliver needs your prayers.  She was hospitalized last night for chest pains and her sugar level was over 600 (she is diabetic).  They are running more tests today so please keep Janice and her family in your prayers!  And as always, feel free to pass this along so that more people can be praying!
Thanks and God bless.
Much Love,

Silent Worship (please check this out!! I am so proud!!)


As most of you already know, my daughter Whitney is part of Silent Worship Mime Ministry along with Dustin Perry and Melinda Dickens.  They were invited to perform in Cape Charles, VA this past weekend at a Youth Explosion for Reachout Praise Ministries.  What a wonderful time we had!!  Click the link below to view a video clip from the Youth Explosion.  Silent Worship is the 2nd group shown on the video.  I am so proud of my daughter (and Dustin and Melinda) for doing something so powerful for the Lord.  Just remember that the video clip is nothing compared to the real thing!!  ENJOY!!


Friday, April 13, 2007

Urgent Prayer Request

Please pray for Gina that sings with the Cooke Family.  She went in for surgery and acquired a staph infection and she is in very serious condition.  Doctors are saying it doesn't look good.  But God is still in control!  Please lift her up in prayer!!  And check out the church's prayer request page for other new prayer requests by going to and click on the page that says "Prayer Requests".
Also, please remember Silent Worship Mime Ministry...we are leaving today to go to Virginia for a mime convention.  Please pray for a safe trip and a blessed time!  Thanks and God bless!
Much Love,

**P.S. - Feel free to pass this on.....the more people we can have praying, the better!  Thanks!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Bee Sting Cure

Maybe this will keep us out of the emergency room! Worth a try!

Bee/Hornet Cure

A couple of weeks ago I was unfortunate enough to get stung by both a
bee and hornet while working in the garden.

My arm swelled up, so off to the doctor I went. The clinic gave me
cream and an antihistamine. The next day the swelling was getting
progressively worse so off to my regular doctor I went.

Infected arm - needed an antibiotic. What was interesting is what the
Dr. told me. The next time you get stung put a penny on the bite for 15
minutes. I thought, wow next time (if there ever is one) I will try it.

Well that night my niece got stung by two bees. When she came
over to swim I looked at the bite and it had already started to swell. So
off I went to get my money. Taped a penny to her arm for 15 minutes. The
next morning, there was no sign of a bite. Wow were we surprised.
Well guess what happened again on Saturday night. I was helping
my sister deadhead her flowers and guess what? You are right I got stung
two times by a hornet on my left hand. Was I ticked. I thought, here I go
again having to go to the doctor for yet another antibiotic.

Well I promptly went into the house, again got my money out, and
taped two pennies to my bites and then sat and sulked for 15 minutes. The
took the string out of the bite immediately. I still wasn't sure what was
going to happen. The next morning I could only see the spot where he had
stung me.
No redness, no swelling. Just wanted to share the marvelous information in
case any of you are
experiencing the same problem at home. We need to have a stock of
pennies on hand at school and at home.

The Dr. said somehow the copper in the penny counteracts the bite. I
would never had believed it. But it definitely does work.

So remember this little bit of wisdom and pass it on to your friends,
children, grandchildren-everyone.

Monday, April 09, 2007

The bathtub test (Thanks River)

> >The Bathtub Test...
> >
> >It doesn't hurt to take a hard look at yourself from time to time, and
> >should help get you started. During a visit to the mental asylum, a
> >asked the Director what the criteria was, which defined whether or not a
> >patient should be institutionalized.
> >
> >"Well," said the Director, "we fill up a bathtub, then we offer a
> >a teacup and a bucket to the patient and ask him or her to empty the
> >bathtub."
> >
> >"Oh, I understand," said the visitor. "A normal person would use the
> >because it's bigger than the spoon or the teacup."
> > "No." said the Director. The teaspoon, teacup and bucket are indicators
> >which define the level of insanity. A normal person would pull the plug.
> >you want a bed near the window?"

Thursday, April 05, 2007

jokes that can be told in church

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her
mother, "Why is the bride dressed in white?"
"Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day
of her life."
The child thought about this for a moment, then said, "So why is the
groom wearing black?"
A little girl, dressed in her Sunday best, was running as fast as she
could, trying not to be late for Bible class. As she ran she prayed,
"Dear Lord, please don't let me be late! Dear Lord, please don't let me
be late!"
While she was running and praying, she tripped on a curb and fell,
getting her clothes dirty and tearing her dress. She got up, brushed
herself off, and started running again! As she ran she once again began
to pray, "Dear Lord, please don't let me be late...But please don't
shove me either!"
Three boys are in the school yard bragging about their fathers. The
first boy says, "My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper, he
calls it a poem, they give him $50."
The second boy says, "That's nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on
piece of paper, he calls it a song, they give him $100."
The third boy says, "I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words
on a piece of paper, he calls it a sermon, and it takes eight people to
collect all the money!"
An elderly woman died last month. Having never married, she requested no
male pallbearers. In her handwritten instructions for her memorial
service, she wrote, "They wouldn't take me out while I was alive, I
don't want them to take me out when I'm dead."
A police recruit was asked during the exam, "What would you do if you
had to arrest your own mother?"
He answered "Call for backup."
A Sunday School teacher asked her class why Jose ph and Mary took Jesus
with them to Jerusalem . A small child replied: "They couldn't get a
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her
five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy
father and thy mother," she asked "Is there a commandment that teaches
us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shall not kill."
At Sunday School they were teaching how God created everything,
including human beings. Little Johnny seemed especially intent when they
told him how Eve was created out of one of Adam's ribs. Later in the
week his mother noticed him lying down as though he were ill, and she
said, "Johnny, what is the matter?"
Little Johnny responded, "I have pain in my side. I think I'm going to
have a wife."
Two boys were walking home from Sunday school after hearing a strong
preaching on the devil. One said to the other, "What do you think about
all this Satan stuff?"
The other boy replied, "Well, you know how Santa Claus turned out.
It's probably just your Dad."
You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you
stop laughing!Take heed and pass these along to people who need a laugh.
Reach for the Stars...
for if you fall...
You'll Land on a Cloud.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Prayer Request for George Boring - Please pass this on...

Please be much in prayer for George Boring.  I used to work for George and his daughter sent me this email today...

We found out today that Dad's Cancer is back with a vengeance.  There is nothing that the doctors can do that will prolong his life.  The only surgery option is so extensive that he'll only have half a face left and with no promise of getting all the cancer out.  This would be his second surgery and he has opted to not do it under the recommendation of the doctor.  Chemo is an option but after the last round of what she called platinum chemo (which is the strongest type) the cancer grew through the therapy.  She has suggested that we call in Hospice for pain management and that there is no way to tell how long.  It could be months and it could be year(s). 

Fw: GOD and Science

God is sitting in Heaven when a scientist says to Him, "Lord, we don't need

you anymore.
Science has finally figured out a way to create life out of nothing. In
other words,
we can now do what you did in the 'beginning'."

"Oh, is that so? Tell me..." replies God.

"Well, " says the scientist, "we can take dirt and form it into the
likeness of
You and breathe life into it, thus creating man."

"Well, that's interesting . Show Me. "

So the scientist bends down to the earth and starts to mold the soil.

"Oh no, no, no..." interrupts GOD

( I love this )

"Get your own dirt."

differences between men & women

> >
> > 1. NAMES:
> > If Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara go out for lunch, they will call
> > each other Laurie, Linda, Elizabeth and Barbara.
> > If Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom go out, they will affectionately refer to
> > each other as Fat Boy, Godzilla, Peanut-Head and Scrappy.
> >
> > 2. EATING OUT:
> > When the bill arrives, Mark, Chris, Eric and Tom will each throw in a
> > even though it's only for $32.50. None of them will have anything
> > and none will actually admit they want change back.
> >
> > When the women get their bill, out come the pocket calculators.
> >
> >
> > 3. MONEY:
> > A man will pay $2 for a $1 item he needs.
> > A woman will pay $1 for a $2 item that she doesn't need, but it's on
> >
> >
> > A man has five items in his bathroom: a toothbrush, shaving cream,
> > a bar of soap, and a towel from the Marriott.
> >
> > The average number of items in the typical woman's bathroom is 337. A
> > would not be able to identify most of these items.
> >
> >
> > A woman has the last word in any argument.
> > Anything a man says after that... is the beginning of a new argument.
> >
> >
> > 6. CATS:
> > Women love cats.
> > Men say they love cats, but when women aren't looking, men kick cats.
> >
> >
> > 7. FUTURE:
> > A woman worries about the future until she gets a husband.
> > A man never worries about the future until he gets a wife.
> >
> >
> >
> > 8. SUCCESS:
> > A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend.
> > A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
> >
> >
> > 9. MARRIAGE:
> > A woman marries a man expecting he will change, but he doesn't.
> > A man marries a woman expecting that she won't change and she does.
> >
> >
> >
> > 10. DRESSING UP:
> > A woman will dress up to go shopping, water the plants, empty the
> > answer the phone, read a book, and get the mail.
> > A man will dress up for weddings and funerals.
> >
> >
> > 11. NATURAL:
> > Men wake up as good-looking as they went to bed.
> > Women somehow deteriorate during the night.
> >
> >
> > 12. OFFSPRING:
> > Ah, children. A woman knows all about her children. She knows about
> > dentist appointments and romances, best friends, favorite foods, secret
> > fears and hopes and dreams.
> > A man is vaguely aware of some short people living in the house.
> >
> >
> >
> > Any married man should forget his mistakes. There's no use in two people
> > remembering the same thing.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Fw: FW: Jim And Edna!!

Jim and Edna were both patients in a mental hospital.

One day while they were walking past the hospital swimming pool, Jim suddenly jumped into the deep end. He sank to the bottom of the pool and stayed there.

Edna promptly jumped in to save him. She swam to the bottom and pulled Jim out.

When the Head Nurse Director became aware of Edna's heroic act, she immediately ordered her to be discharged from the hospital, as she now considered her to be mentally stable.

When she went to tell Edna the news, she said, "Edna, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is you're being discharged. Since you were able to rationally respond to a crisis by jumping in and saving the life of another patient, I have concluded that your act displays sound mindedness.

The bad news is that Jim, the patient you saved, hung himself in the bathroom with his bathrobe belt right after you saved him. I am so sorry, but he's dead."

Edna replied......"He didn't hang himself, I put him there to dry............How soon can I go home?"