(and thanks to mam-maw for the nailpolish...off the free pile). :)
So times are a changing here in the King household. Almost 2 teens live here, and soon to be a bunch of pre-teens to follow. :) Trying to...
Thursday, February 25, 2010
(and thanks to mam-maw for the nailpolish...off the free pile). :)
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
rash. i am taking prednisone, and living on benedryl every 4 hours.
the rash is gone as long as there is benedryl in my body. as soon as
the benedryl runs out, i feel a itchy, burny feeling, and the red rash starts
popping out again. it is so frustrating. all day my face has been rash
free, and now, just like that, they are on my face again along with my upper body.
this morning, my legs were by far the worst, now there is none on my legs.
it just travels around. i soak in oatmeal baths overnight and sip on chamomile tea
to help me not to freak out with this. ugh. if anyone has anything to help me, please.
speak. to. me. i hope this is not going to be my "new normal" for the rest of
my days...ugh. mis.
Friday, February 19, 2010
to take the holy scriptures and read them is the first thing we have to do to open ourselves to God's call. Reading the scriptures is not as easy as it seems...we tend to make anything and everything we read subject to analysis and discussion. but the word of God should lead us first of all to contemplation and meditation. instead of taking the words apart, we should bring them together in our innermost being; instead of wondering if we agree or disagree, we should wonder which words are directly spoken to us and connect directly with our personal story. instead of thinking about the words as potential subjects for an interesting dialogue..., we should be willing to let them penetrate into the most hidden corners of our hearts, even to those places where no other word has yet found entrance.
(There is the verses for today as well, but I won't type them here: John 5:19-24.)
Steadfast God, grant me the openness to read and accept the words of your holy scriptures as truth for my inner being, as a springboard for meditation, as urgent messages directed to the hidden places of my heart. also grant me the willingness to listen and connect with your teachings. keep me from stumbling over THeIR SImPLiCItY. (this struck me funny, as we talked at small group last night about compassion...and we still didn't come to any real "answers" we all agreed on. hmmm.) :)
Choose a passage from scripture that is significant to you and memorize it.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Sarah, Silas, Mark, and Noah-Matt and Naomi's middle child...
Kaden, Zion (Matt and Naomi's youngest) and Moses, (Mark and Heather's oldest).
Thursday, February 11, 2010
you can kind of gauge how high the snow is, by the fence posts...
guess we won't be swinging today... or tomorrow...
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
the snow drifts are as high as the big doors in FRONT of our chicken houses...that's maybe a few feet from the roof. are you kidding me? poor matt. we are supposed to get 50,000 peeps TOMORROW. which means Highland Rd. has to be opened, our driveway needs to be opened and this 25 feet of snow we have here now in Chester county has to stop blowing around...ughh.
so cheers to poppy and uncle mark...aren't you glad it's not your problem anymore. :) hope you guys are staying warm, selling lots of agri-king, to make all these farmers some more money...and yes, matt is thankful for that 4 wheel drive tractor...
hope to get the kids in bed by 9pm and head out to the chicken houses by 10 pm, to have some quality bonding time with my honey, getting these houses ready for the peeps. doesn't that sound romantic? :)
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is in Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him...
Sunday, February 7, 2010
By now you've likely heard about what's been called the most controversial ad to appear in the Super Bowl in many years--a Focus on the Family® spot featuring Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Tim Tebow and his mother, sharing a message of "celebrate family, celebrate life."
For the past two weeks, major television networks, news outlets and even Saturday Night Live have jumped into the dialogue. We've been accused by a few organizations of being anti-woman, intolerant, divisive, and spewing hate. But what's most amazing about these charges is that they're based entirely on conjecture--none of our critics has yet seen the ad! (Beginning on Sunday, after the game, you can access the ad on FocusOnTheFamily.com.)
In responding to these charges, Focus President Jim Daly has had the chance to share the true message of this ad in interview after national interview--and the sheer volume of coverage for our message of celebrating family and life has been worth far more than the cost of the ad itself.
Besides that, the media, in covering the controversy, has conveyed many more details about the difficulties surrounding Tim's birth than we've been able to put in one 30-second ad. From the beginning, our goal has been to stimulate a discussion about the beauty of life and a mother's determination to bear that life. Wow, is that conversation ever happening.
This week's Focus Action Update™ online video discusses the Focus on the Family Super Bowl ad. We'll tell you what inspired the ad--and how God miraculously provided the resources to produce and air it. Go here for our special report on the Super Bowl ad.
A "win-win" already!
The Super Bowl is the single biggest TV attraction of the year. What better way to reach what many estimate could be 100 million people with a life and family-affirming message? People seeking help with their marriages or children will see a message of hope during one of the biggest family gatherings of the year.
Please join us in prayer this Sunday during the Super Bowl that those people who need help with their families will contact Focus via our toll-free phone number, (800) A-FAMILY (232-6459) or visit FocusOnTheFamily.com. I also hope you'll forward this message on to your friends so that they'll know to watch for the ad and know why we aired it.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
Just in case you need something fun and constructive to do TODAY... (remember to "pause" my music to listen to this kind lady tell us how to have some real kid fun.) smiles.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
we hopped off the trian right at ground zero. i had never been here since 9/11 and what an experience. eyes filling up with tears, as a man obviously noted that i was a tourist, showed me a book of pictures...i love pictures...cameras capture a lot...except in this instance...they didn't touch it. it was so crazy, so surreal to be there, and still see this huge hole in the ground, in the middle of the city...it took the breath right out of me...
this is the church across the street from where the twins used to stand. we were able to walk in and check out the memorials they have set up around the perimeter of their sancuary, while their sunday morning service was happening...this church was closed for a year following the travesty set up with memorials, etc. the fence around this church was covered with memorials and pictures of people who died in this monstrosity...
when i read that the twin towers were 110 stories high, i thought i knew how high that would be. i had no idea how high that was...shivers...way taller than any of the buildings in these pictures...much, much taller...towering over the city...
we then headed over to see the statue of liberty...
we tried to ignore the cold, freezing day...thankful for no snow or rain...but it really was freezing. some of us were a little more discreet than others. :) we then went to chinatown...how neat...but that's a whole nother story...we found a place that had a wee little bit of english on the sign, and prayed we would not choke on what we found on our plates. i must have been so nervous, i forgot to take pictures over lunch. we then booked it across the city...me in my heely, but warm, boots, and 32 wk pregnant rhonda...who was SUCH a trooper...to catch the highlight of my trip...lion king on broadway...catch a glimpse on my previous post...
some pictures of the nightlife after our fabulous dinner at Olive Garden overlooking the busy streets...
kim was pretty tickled with her "purse" purchase...
there is some very rough videos below...i loved the man FREEZING his hiney off playing some music on the street, just to make a buck...it was a beautiful sound...and the other...well...just some city people...there really is something special about the city...after i ignore the honking horns, squealing sirens, and gross billboards...there is something fun about the hustle and bustle. i can certainly understand the way tourists gawk around here...the quaintness of it all...the way i was gawking up there. :)
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