Friday, January 30, 2009

Don't just talk the talk - BE ACTIVE!

Call your Senators!!! Kindly tell them you are praying that they will be courageous and vote against President Obama's devastating stimulus bill. It is painless. It really is. I just called both Sen. Spector and Sen Casey. Sen. Casey's secretary told me that their office has been overwhelmed today with calls. Sen. Spector's secretary sounded exhausted and thanked me for being so kind

Click on this link or this link and you will find the numbers of your senators. It is not enough to be outraged and upset at what is happening to our United States. We must stop just talking the talk and start walking the walk.

Go dial those phones!!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The 11 Democrats Who Did the Right Thing

I think it would be the Christian thing to do to write and thank the 11 House Democrats who said no to Obama and voted against the economic stimulus. It'd also be good, in my opinion, to write to the Republican House members and congratulate them on standing strong against what had to be incredibly powerful peer pressure.

Allen Boyd (FL),

Bobby Bright (Ala.)

Jim Cooper (Tenn),

Brad Ellsworth (Ind.)

Parker Griffith (Ala.)

Paul Kanjorski (Pa)

Frank Kratovil (Md)

Walt Minnick (Idaho)

Collin Peterson (Minn.)

Heath Shuler (N.C.)
Gene Taylor (Miss,)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

For Angie

We truly are a STEELERS NATION!!!! YEA YEA YEA!!!

Mr. President, Consider this.

Friday, January 23, 2009

True Freedom of Choice

I just saw this on the blog of Julie McCall French. I hope she doesn't mind if I use it. It said just what I've been thinking this week surrounding the Pro-life march in DC, our new President's very anti life agenda, etc.


I could have more time,
more house,
more room.
but I choose you.

I could have more money,
more things,
more dinners out…
I choose you.

I could have more me-time,
more sleep,
more freedom;
I choose you.

I could have less mess,
less cooking,
less laundry;
I choose you.

I could have less school,
less PBS,
less PB and J;
I choose you.

But because of you,
I have MORE.
More love,
more memories,
more smiles,
more delight,
more tenderness,
more patience,
more joy,
more faith.

I have no doubt it is a good choice.

In Light of Our New President's Speedy Pen

I truly wish this wasn't applicable (ie. I truly wish we weren't currently in the mess we are in) and only 36 hours into the new presidency please let me go on record.......

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I hope President Obama does NOT succeed in his Presidency.

I know allot of people do not like Rush Limbaugh and sometimes, I'll agree, his views are a bit far out. However, this clip of Sean Hannity interviewing him is SO right on. I've had several holiness people raise their eyebrows when I say that I sincerely hope that Pres. Obama is NOT successful in his presidency. Here Rush explains why I feel this way.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Is Senility Setting In?

So, tonight around 8:55 I look outside our front door and see a car sitting just past our driveway with its 4 ways flashing. Church had ended at 8:00 and the last person was gone by 8:05 (its too cold to stand around gabbing). We had been having family time together in the living room - all of us ready for bed. I hurriedly got Byron because I figured that we were about to get some company. Byron hastily went to peek out to see who it was and then said, "Oh, (laughing like an idiot by now).... You'll never believe it!! That's OUR car out there!!!!" Turns out he had parked it out there while the Bible study ladies pulled their cars out of our driveway then he had gotten out to talk to a couple of the husbands. He had come into the house to get something for one of them then didn't go back out - thus leaving the esteemed (senile)neighborhood pastor's car sitting on Carter Road for at least 50 min. with its 4 ways flashing.

"Here's your sign, Honey!!"

Addendum: My husband wants me to add, in his defense that he had gotten out and come in the house to pass out Sunday School literature and the weekly mailing to our church correspondance secretary. Then he had to wait until the cars in our driveway were gone so that he could go back out and move our car INTO the driveway. But.... that was not to happen until almost an hour later!!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Inauguration 2009

Today has been a very sad day for me. I feel betrayed by my own country. But, nevertheless, today history was made. Time will tell just what kind of history. I'll be honest, while I watched today, I felt a great sense of loss and of sadness. I am finding myself struggling with keeping a Christian attitude so I must really try to move on. As I sat down to the computer this evening I read Dave Keep's blog. His post was excellent and I want to share it here.....

Inauguration 2009
Posted on January 20, 2009 by davesr

Are you watching the Inauguration? It’s pretty amazing for a number of reasons.
One, it’s the United States of America and the majesty and power of this Nation is on display.
Two, the peaceful transfer of power is still something significant for which we should be extremely grateful.

Three, the incoming President is one the American people have chosen, and this particular inauguration demonstrates that ANYONE, no matter their race or background, can become President of the United States.

Four, so much American history–good, bad and indifferent–is represented in the people (particularly the former leaders) attending this event.

But then, here are a couple of different thoughts:

There is a kind of ‘mania’ with Obama that, in my view, borders on insanity. I have great respect for the Office of the President, but this is going beyond that. The Television announcer “got a chill” when Obama came out of the White House and got into the Presidential Limo. I’m seeing more fanatacism than patriotism. We’ll see where that goes.

I see where we have been as opposed to where we are going. (You may interpret that sentence however you wish).

To hear Rick Warren’s prayer “in the name of the one who changed my life…Jesus, who taught us to prayer ‘Our Father who art in Heaven…Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done,’” gives me great hope. For it is only as God continues to bless our nation that we have any measure of hope for the future.

Finally, the new President’s speech reminds me of the difference between words and actions, between what is said with one’s head, but not out of one’s heart. What is it that John said, “let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”
So, as this historic day comes to an end I say, "God bless America and please please forgive us for what we've just done."

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thankful Thursday

Just about 1 yr ago this week, our lives drastically improved. Our church purchased a new furnace for our trailer. The old furnace was working about about 10% of its original function. This year we have noticed such drastic differences. Last winter, the kids would have to sleep in the living room so that they could stay warm. Their bedrooms just never were warm. Last winter we all battled colds, sinus infections, flu, etc constantly. We would have to keep the thermostat at 72 at least just to keep the house bearable. And, the furnace would run constantly. This year, we have our new furnace. The kids bedrooms are warmer than the rest of the house. We have hardly been sick at all. In fact, the kids have yet to come down with the flu of any kind. We keep the thermostat at 68 and we are toasty warm - even with the severe cold temps we've been having. It is such a blessing and yes, I'm VERY thankful!!!

Here is the post I made last year at this time:

If you've read Byron's blog already, you know that we now have our new furnace installed and it is WONDERFUL!!! The kids rooms are actually warm for a change. Typically they are freezing even if the rest of the house is comfortable. With the old furnace we would have it set at 72 degrees and still be barely warm. With the new furnace, we have it set at 69 and we are almost TOO warm. What a wonderful wonderful blessing. And... best of all, it is using MUCH MUCH less fuel than the old one used. Anyways, we (the church) still has $650.00 to raise to finish paying for it so help us pray about that.

Since the writing of that entry, the $650.00 was raised - actually within a week of that posting I believe.

Here is Byron's post from the same day last year:

We installed a new furnace in our home today and my wife is very very happy. The greatest part about it is that we feel warm. What felt the same with the old furnace and thermostat control set at 74, the new 90% efficiency furnace and electronic thermostat does the same at 68. The old furnace had the fan motor going bad and was only blowing about 25% of what the new one blows at. The target on the inside of the old furnace had melted over time and we were not able to buy a replacement. I guess that is what happens when something gets to the 25 year old mark. The kids rooms are now nice and warm. No more bunking in the livingroom when it gets real cold out.

The old furnace

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


This was sent to me a long time ago and I posted it at that time. It touched me very deeply then and today God brought it to mind again just when I needed it. It is a clip of Louie Giglio preaching during the Chris Tomlin “How Great is Our God Tour” and he talks about the cell adhesion protein molecule “laminin”. It’s the “glue” that holds our cells together. The stuff that holds our bodies together is in the shape of the cross! He quotes the verse Colossians 1:17 “He (Christ) is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.”

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sarah Palin - The real deal

Video Exclusive: A Revealing Morning With Sarah Palin
by John Ziegler

If someone told me five months ago that in early January I would pay over $1,400 for an incredibly inconvenient plane ticket and $120 for a 3 a.m. cab fare to get from sunny Los Angeles to Wasilla, Alaska, I would have told them there was a better chance the Dow Jones would be below 9,000 and a gallon of gas less than two dollars.

If they would have told me I’d be glad to have made the journey (even with a seven-hour, weather-aided stop in Seattle), I would have told them Sarah Palin had a better chance to be John McCain’s running-mate. Of course, as we all now know this turned out to be true. And even though I still have the flu I got just before the trip, I’m thrilled to have experienced minus-eleven degrees in Alaska.

Obviously, I was there to interview Governor Palin for my forthcoming documentary about the media coverage of election 2008. My understanding is that the only reason Governor Palin did this interview (while rejecting hundreds of other requests) is because of her sincere devotion to setting the record straight on what really happened during the campaign and to determine why the news coverage was as dangerously slanted as it so clearly was.

Largely because of absurd claims by Democrats that she was violating ethics rules by answering campaign questions on state grounds (one of several ways in which the Democrats in Alaska, who used to love her, are now fully invested in the “take Sarah Palin down” industry), we did the interview at the Palin home. At 9 a.m., without a security guard or handler in sight, Bristol Palin, eight days removed from giving birth, politely answered the door and Governor Palin, not yet fully put together, rushed out to tell myself and my crew to make ourselves at home.

One of the things you quickly learn when you visit the Palins is that the legend created around who they are and how they live is no myth. It appears to be absolutely real and everything about them seems 100% sincere. From the stuffed hunting trophies on the wall, to Track’s military photo by the TV set, to Piper’s crayon school projects on the refrigerator door - everything is exactly as you imagined.

What’s particularly valuable about my perspective is that I am not Charlie Gibson, Matt Lauer or Greta Van Susteren (who I understand now gets her mail delivered to the Palin home) — the conductors of the three most prominent interviews done in this Wasilla home on a frozen lake at the end of a drive with the sign “Palins” posted on a tree. I am virtually unknown nationally and there was absolutely no reason for anything to be done differently as “show” for us. We saw the genuine Sarah Palin and it is patently obvious this is the only one who exists.

She is the real deal.

As a former TV sportscaster and radio talk show host I’ve interviewed a lot big-time “celebrities,” and can honestly say that even though you could argue Sarah Palin was the most prominent, she is also by far the nicest, most sincere and seemingly honest subject I’ve ever questioned.

For context, I admit to being a Sarah Palin fan even before she was named John McCain’s VP candidate. I attended her convention speech and consider it by far to be the finest I have ever personally witnessed. But being a world-class cynic I also wondered if maybe there was at least some truth to the negative media narrative created about her. Maybe she really wasn’t that smart, maybe she was indeed a “diva” or a “wack job.” Well, if any of those smears are remotely true, Palin should move to LA permanently because she’s a far better actor (not to mention better looking) than the vast majority of actresses in Hollywood.

Our interview started early and ended late (ask Barbara Walters how often that happens at this level). The Governor fully answered every question, even though some of them brought up media episodes which clearly upset her. When the subject turned to her kids being targeted, she was even a little emotional. She then posed for pictures and signed autographs for the entire crew, and casually discussed all sorts of topics, including how the local newspaper is absurdly still trailing the “story” that her youngest son is not really hers (this, while Todd walked around with Trig on his back and Bristol cared for Trip, her newborn, in a nearby bedroom; even Trig conspiracy theorist Andrew Sullivan would have had a hard time not seeing the insanity in his own delusion).

The madness of the local paper’s efforts to prove Trig is really not Sarah’s baby is not all we learned in post interview conversations. Conservatives will be thrilled to know she immediately “got” and seemed to fully appreciate my joke that Pete Wilson (and not Arnold Schwarzenegger) would go down as the last Republican Governor in the history of California. If that wasn’t enough, when she looked at the back cover of my first film (“Blocking the Path to 9/11” and saw the photo of one of the film’s targets, Keith Olbermann, she literally let out a shriek and, pointing to his photograph, declared, “THAT guy is EVIL!”

Beyond the great interview for the film (from which there is still plenty of tremendous stuff yet to come), the most important part of my visit to the Palin home was learning there’s a big difference between thinking something is true and knowing for sure it is. I now know Sarah Palin is exactly who I thought she was.

I also know, with moral certitude, that the media assassination of her, her character and family, was one of the greatest public injustices of our time and that I’m totally justified in devoting my life to correcting the historical record in my forthcoming film, “Media Malpractice… How Obama Got Elected and Palin Was Smeared.”

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My Prayer for 2009

As always, I can express my heart much better through song than through words. Here is the song that expresses my testimony and prayer for 2009.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

My Baby turns 4

Click to play Alyssa's 4th Birthday
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