Friday, April 28, 2006

Long Term Hope Chest Project

This morning I started a new hope chest project for our daughter. I have long wanted to put together a cookbook full of recipes that she likes, but this morning I decided to do it scrapbook style with old photos beside the recipe. I am beginning with a breakfast cookbook. This morning I typed up our favorite pancake recipe and put beside it a photo of our daughter when she was four, smiling gleefully at a plate of pancakes. Of course, most recipes will not have such a good photo match, but I thought that if the recipe came from someone we knew, I could include a photo of that person, etc. Anyway, I took the recipe and photo and put them on pretty scrapbook paper and put it in a plastic scrapbook page. I can hardly wait to do more pages!  Posted by Picasa

New Modesty

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By Sara Loftson4/27/2006
The Catholic Register
TORONTO, Canada (The Catholic Register) – These days Emily Morrow-Fick keeps busy organizing runway lessons, wardrobe fittings and easing last-minute stage fright as she prepares 55 young girls to take center stage at a Pure Fashion show here.
"It's not just about fashion, a lot of it is teaching girls how to present themselves without feeling like they have to act like Britney Spears or Paris Hilton," said Morrow-Fick, 18, a student at St. Mary's College and the co-chair for Pure Fashion in Calgary.
Pure Fashion is a Catholic program that promotes modest dress for girls in grades 8 through 12.
Young women attend training sessions to learn about the virtues of modesty, purity and chastity, as well as the ins and outs of hair, make-up and posture. This all leads up to a fashion show where the girls model all that they've learned on the catwalk.
"Trendy but tasteful" is the catch phrase national chairwoman Brenda Sharman uses to describe the philosophy behind Pure Fashion.
"Pure Fashion has grown into a whole person developmental program. Modesty is more than what you wear on the outside, it has to be an exterior reflection of an interior attitude," Sharman, who brings 20 years experience in modeling and acting to Pure Fashion, told The Catholic Register in a telephone interview from Atlanta, Ga.
"Their intention should be to turn as many hearts as possible, not heads."
Pure Fashion lists specific clothing guidelines girls are to abide by during the fashion show and potentially retain once it's over. Material must not be thin nor sheer, necklines should not be four fingers bellow the collar bones and skirts and dresses should be no shorter than four fingers above the top of the kneecaps are three examples.
"Girls are very hesitant to accept the idea of being modest in a society that tells them to wear short shirts, heavy eye make-up and act ditzy. They are hesitant to be more confident unless they are wearing these clothes," said Morrow-Fick.
Not all girls buy into the Pure Fashion message, but the program is meant to plant a seed for the future, added Morrow-Fick.
Sharman agrees living out the principles of Pure Fashion is not easy. "It's a countercultural message because right now all the things you read are about how to be hot and sexy."
Anne Moroney, 14, has been sold on the Pure Fashion message. She is preparing for her third fashion show at the Spruce Meadows Congress Hall May 7 in Calgary.
"I really like fashion and clothes but I also think that we should stand up for all the rest of the girls and show we can be stylish and modest and really show our dignity and show we're worth dressing nicely," said Moroney, who convinced two girlfriends to join her this year.
Moroney said it helps having peers who also practice modesty. "There's always pressure to dress immodestly, especially from girls your age and our culture is very immodest. You'll go into a store and try on something immodest because it's hard to find other clothes."
Barbara Moroney said she's noticed her daughter's confidence has increased since modeling with Pure Fashion. She welcomes the modest message coming from outside the home.
"The pressure is for them to sell their body,” said Moroney, a Catholic who home-schools Anne and her five other children. “In many ways they are still little girls so I think it's about trying to protect them without becoming the enemy, but sometimes it can be a battle. They tend to say the parents are the bad guys."
The Moroney family got involved with Pure Fashion through the Challenge Girl Club, a Catholic leadership program for girls within Regnum Christi, an international Catholic lay and religious movement. Seven years ago, a group of mothers and daughters in the United States decided to hold small informal fashion shows that promoted modest dress in church halls and basements.
It's grown to 15 chapters in the United States and one permanent location in Calgary that started three years ago. In just three years, the Calgary chapter has grown, its budget going from $2,500 to $35,000. The ultimate goal is to make Pure Fashion into a product that can be franchised, said Jodie Britton, chairwoman for Pure Fashion Calgary.
Britton's unchurched background inspired her interest in the program. "I can attest coming from teenage years without Christ that there's no fulfillment in shopping or boys," said Britton, mother of three boys.
She said she tries to help girls become real models as role models. She believes girls who learn the virtue of modesty are models for living chastely later in life. "The girls that I do know that are 18-19 are able to be more well-balanced and peaceful and happy because they've remained pure of body and heart so the temptations just aren't there in a relationship."
Pure Fashion is slowly expanding in Canada. Vancouver and Edmonton have hosted informal Pure Fashion shows and in just under two months a group of women in Halifax slapped together a Pure Fashion show held April 2. After four preparatory sessions, Keri Webber was one of 25 models aged 10-18 who strutted down the catwalk.
"It was really fun. (It) made you realize how much you come across to other people," said Webber, 17, a Grade 11 student who had no previous modeling experience.
Webber said after the show she went to Old Navy and bought all the outfits she modeled in the show.
Melanie Douchesne had a similar experience. Since participating in the show she doesn't wear low-cut shirts or low-rise pants. "I can bend down and not worry about my underwear sticking out."
"I find once you're out of high school it's not as bad," said Melanie Douchesne, an 18-year-old first-year student at St. Mary's University in Halifax. "I don't find that there is any pressure any more. I just wear the clothes that suit my personality."
Although Douchesne said she may be in the clear, she thinks junior and early high school-aged girls face the most pressure. "Everyone dresses up and tries to be that pretty girl in school. I see my little sister and her friends do it and they are only 14 and 15 years old."
In the first of four sessions, the girls learned how to stand up to the pressure of society and the media. They analyzed magazine ads, a recent university grad spoke about her battle with anorexia and two university-aged men described what they look for in a woman. They talked about how they wouldn't take an immodestly dressed girl seriously in the future, said Webber.
"The more skin girls show (the more) guys (stop) looking at them for their personality. They are more like they think she has a nice body," said Webber, explaining what she learned during the presentation.
"Our theme is looking good inside and out,” said Donna Webb, one of the workshop facilitators. “You might attract someone for a little while but will they stay?"
"My senses are assaulted all the time when I walk down the street,” Webb said. “There's no modesty, no purity left in the culture. And it's sending our young people in the wrong direction. We just want to open their eyes to a different way of life.”
Webb said although she doesn't have any daughters, she has a vested interest in teaching girls the value of modest dress.
"I have five sons. It's important to me the type of women they are going to be attracted to. They will be the mothers of my grandchildren."
Webb decided to spearhead the fashion show after she received a call from friend and Juno-nominated Catholic recording artist Janelle Reinhart. As the national spokesperson Reinhart composed the Pure Fashion theme song "It's a new day." She sings it at fashion shows across North America.
Webb and the other organizers were impressed with the 200-person audience and expressed interest in putting another show together next year.
Now that Pure Fashion is branded as its own organization, separate from Regnum Christi, it has its own logo, posters and Web site (, though does not tout itself as Catholic-run.
"If we are going to address this worldwide problem of immodesty then we have to be inclusive,” Sharman explained. “It's going to take all of us uniting as Christians to fight this battle because Satan has been alive and well in the fashion industry."

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Reducing Stress

Posted by Picasa Lately, my body has been showing signs of stress whick I assume are related to the death of my father. This is beginning to wear on my health and my nerves, so I thought that now would be a good time to revisit Lady Lydia's helpful article on relieving stress. Click on the link above for stress management. Once again, Mrs. Sherman saves the day. :)

Modesty Matters

Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man (or woman) through whom they come! - Matthew 18:7

Think it's not you're problem if young men are tempted to lust because of the way you dress or behave? Think again.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

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Television and Addiction

In 1997 700 Japanese children were rushed to a hospital for treatment after watching a television program. Japanese television had aired a souped up version of the Pokemon game, complete with flashing lights, bells and whistles. The children were admitted with optically stimulated epileptic seizures. Television can quite obviously affect people.

Advertisers have known for some time now that quick cuts, optical tricks and alike are likely to evoke a powerful results from the viewing audience. MTV taught us all a lesson in visual communication. But do these stimuli really work on the public or are they all too numb when watching television?

Couch potato measurements
The average person spends about three hours a day in front of the TV set. That's roughly half their leisure time. Forty percent of adults admit to watching too much television. The number increases to 70% among teenagers. A full 10% claims they are addicted, couch potatoes with roots.
Addictions of course, are not always confined to substances. Gambling or sex can become addictive and destructive behavior in certain circumstances. Some clinicians claim that television viewing can fall into the same category and it is far more ubiquitous.

People and the reader might nod at this, have often found themselves in conversation with someone in a room, with the TV tuned to nothing of interest in the background, yet their eyes will invariably wander to the set.

Heavy viewers watch nearly eight hours a day. They are pretty likely to be paying attention (65% full attention) and remember the last ad they saw (12% recall). Light viewers, on the other hand, pay less attention (56%) and have lower ad recall scores (6%) So statistics tell us that couch potatoes can be susceptible to the tricks of the commercial trade.

TV: an upper or a downer?
There is ample evidence that couch potatoes are not so easily affected by what they see. Since the 1960s, behaviorists have been testing people's brain functions while exposed to television messages. The findings after forty years of testing are pretty consistent. TV is not speed, it's a downer.
EEG (electroencephalograms) tests show that there is less mental stimulation to the brain with viewing that with reading. Given that reading necessitates mental engagement and active participation, while viewing does not so acutely, this is perfectly reasonable. Moments after sitting down with the set, people begin to relax and disengage from real life. They seem to generally watch longer than they had planned to and heavy viewers report that they enjoyed the programs less than they anticipated.

Viewers report and record a consistent rate of relaxation that exceeds actual viewing time. Drowsiness may linger beyond viewing time, even a depression. Television acts much the way a tranquilizer does. It is very unlike sports and other hobbies, where people generally walk away feeling refreshed.

So TV is numbing and while technical tricks may stimulate the brain in the short term, a heavy viewer is basically a man or woman on a down slope.

Something to think about the next time you allocate media money.

© Media Directors Ink : April 2002

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Lately the weather has been great for hanging clothes on a line to dry, but I wonder...if I didn't have a dryer and were forced to always hang my clothes on a line, would I still enjoy it??? I'm afraid that I wouldn't, and I do not like what that reveals about my heart. I know that when my dryer broke down last winter, I whined about the amount of time it took for our clothes to dry on the line. How spoiled I am! There are so many ways that modern conveniences have spoiled us and made us impatient, always desiring immediate gratification. There should be joy in our journey - not just in the arrival at our destination, but with traveling through the day itself. We miss out on so many simple pleasures because we do not see things properly. As you do dishes today, think back to how much fun you may have had playing in the sink suds as a child. When I was young, I loved to scrub the cast iron dutch oven with an S.O.S. pad because I loved to make pretty desings in the soap. Try to remember how much you used to enjoy some of the simpler things in life. Recapture some of the innocence of childhood.  Posted by Picasa
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Monday, April 24, 2006

Yesterday evening we went to the park by the river to toss a frisbee and walk as the weather was mild. It brought back many, fond childhood memories of playing outside and climbing trees. It was so refreshing and life-giving to be outside and breathe in Spring. (Of course, I coughed through the night, but that's a different story.) I encourage you this week to go outside and play with your children or your dog, or simply watch others play. It will make your heart glad. Posted by Picasa
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Why Turn off the TV?

Television cuts into family time, harms our children's ability to read and succeed in school, and contributes to unhealthy lifestyles and obesity. Here are just a few of the facts:

On average, children in the US will spend more time in front of the television (1,023 hours) than in school this year (900 hours).

Forty percent of Americans frequently or always watch television during dinner.

As US Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher said at the Kick Off of TV-Turnoff Week 2001, "We are raising the most overweight generation of youngsters in American history...This week is about saving lives."

Saturday, April 22, 2006

April 24 - 30: You Can Do It

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Friday, April 21, 2006

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I can't get blogspot to post this in columns, but I think that after looking at the photo of the finished product, you'll be able to get the idea. This is a page from the scrapbook that our daughter and I have been making to go along with the Raising Maidens of Virtue book that we have been studying.

A Covenant Between a Father& Daughter as Witnessed by the Lord Jesus Christ

Father                                                                                                 * Daughter

I will protect you from                                                                         *I will accept your protection
unqualified young men.                                                                        * and keep myself pure for my
                                                                                                          * husband.

I will be diligent to lovingly                                                                  * I acknowledge that I am
guard you from even the                                                                     * capable of being deceived and
presence of temptation.                                                                       *will come to you should any
                                                                                                         * temptation present itself.

I will teach you God’s                                                                        *I will listen and learn and
principles concerning life                                                                    * wait for God’s best for my
and marriage.                                                                                    * life.

I will pray for you and communicate                                                 * I will seek first the kingdom
with you concerning God’s                                                              * of God and wait for your
choice of your life’s partner.                                                            * blessing before entering into
                                                                                                       * marriage.

_____________________                                                                 ______________________

Date: ________________
As social norms for clothing change, so do definitions of 'Sunday best'

By Erica Harms and Sammie Jo Barstow

Published: April 19, 2006

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (ABP) -- Depending on where you worship, wearing your “Sunday best” to church today might not mean what it once did.

On Sunday mornings, more and more people are passing on dresses or ties and opting for blue jeans or khakis instead.

A dilemma now exists between the argument that casual clothing makes visitors feel welcome and the desire to dress in finer clothes out of respect for God’s house.

Harold Fanning, pastor of Shoal Creek Baptist Church in Decatur, Ala., said his church is more “business casual” than anything else. “Personally, I wear a suit on Sunday mornings, but I usually dress casual on Sunday evening -- more of a sport jacket, slacks and no tie,” he said.

But when Cecil Taylor, dean of the school of Christian studies at the University of Mobile, says he’s going casual, he’s going for a slightly different look. Taylor wears jeans to church and said he doesn’t mean any disrespect to God by doing so.

After all, Taylor recalled, David was anointed king of Israel after working in the fields.

In the biblical story, David’s divine appointment is preceded by God telling Samuel of other candidates, “The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

“The important thing is to come before the Lord,” Taylor said. “I think whether I wear jeans or a three-piece suit is immaterial before the Lord.”

The definition of “casual” and how it’s worn is immaterial -- the real battle is against the suggestive clothing creeping into the churches, said Theresa Shadrix, a member of the Association of Image Consultants International.

“There is so much of the world in church today that we no longer stand out as a group of people by the way that we dress,” Shadrix said.

Shadrix, who is also co-director for Miss Jacksonville State University, has helped women of all ages find their style and motivate them to dress in a way that is both enjoyable and true to their religious convictions.

The moment that Shadrix gave her life to Christ at the age of 19, she said, not only did her heart change but so did the clothes her closet flaunted.

“I was not raised in a Christian home, so when I dedicated my life to Christ and married my Christian husband, I had to clean out my closet -- literally,” she said.

That was an issue that also concerned several women at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Bare midriffs, too-short skirts and strapless dresses were becoming common Sunday attire, they said. The women wondered if fashion and modesty could be combined.

To that end, they hosted a fashion show involving more than 70 models ranging in age from 18 months to 70-plus years. Ten vendors furnished everything from casual clothes to dressy suits and eveningwear.

“We wanted to show women, young and old, that we can be feminine, stylish and fashionable while still remaining modest in our dress,” Robin Ford, who coordinated the event, said.

“Although I don’t have a daughter, I do have a son, and I am concerned about the young women who will turn his head one day,” said Ford, who became concerned about inappropriate dress about three years ago. “I realized that modesty needs to be emphasized. And I believe the perfect organization to teach modesty to women is the one God created -- the church.”

Between segments of the fashion show, Barbara Gladney provided a Bible study emphasizing biblical guidelines on dress and encouraging women to value themselves and the image they portray as Christians.

For teens, that image is difficult because they get mixed signals about fashion from society and the church, said Shadrix, the image consultant.

Fanning, the Decatur pastor, said as long as his church’s teenagers aren’t wearing sexually inappropriate clothing, he is thankful to have them in church, however they are dressed. Students with body piercings may challenge the norm for church appearance. “But I’d rather have a kid looking like … he fell headfirst into a tackle box than out somewhere other than church,” he said.

-- With reporting by the Alabama Baptist and Religion News Service.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Angels of Light

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I used to think that the world would become so "bad" that it would be easier to tell the wheat from the chaff; not so. Now it seems as though some factions of the world look more "Christian" than professing Christians. There are times when I feel so alone in my convictions that I pray that God would open my eyes to see His angels in this spiritual battle. Hopefully, tomorrow my thoughts will be more lucid, and I will be able to better explain my thinking; right now my thoughts are swirling and comfuddled.
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THE 23RD CHANNEL (instead of the 23rd Psalm)

The TV is my shepherd, I shall want.
It makes me lie down on the sofa.
It leads me away from the Scriptures.
It destroys my soul.
It leads me in the path of sex and violence,
for the sponsor's sake.
Yea, though I walk in the shadow of my
Christian responsibilities,
there will be no interruption,
For the TV is with me.
It's cable and remote, they control me.
It prepares a commercial before me in
the presence of worldliness;
It anoints my head with Humanism,
My coveting runneth over.
Surely laziness and ignorance shall
Follow me all days of my life:
And I shall dwell in the house
Watching TV forever.
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Do You Have God in a Box?

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Do you have God in a neat little box and only let Him out on Sunday morning? With the business of life, it is all too easy to compartmentalize our faith and let it become only something to be checked off on our day planner or palm pilot. It is not enough to go to church on Sunday and have a daily "quiet time" and family devotions. If that is all your children are seeing, then they are not seeing the Christian life lived out before them as God intended. God is Lord over all, not just certain time slots of our lives. Our children need to see us praying without ceasing, seeking God's wisdom in every area of our lives. Our faith is something that is to flow out naturally in everything that we do, most importantly in our conversation. It should also govern the conversations that we allow into our homes through the media.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your strength. These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Dueteronomy 6:5-9

Are You Clothed in Gentleness Today?

gen·tle (jntl) KEY

gen·tler , gen·tlest

Considerate or kindly in disposition; amiable and tender.
Not harsh or severe; mild and soft
Easily managed or handled; docile

For the Christian, gentleness is not an option; it is a mandate set forth in Scripture. The world is tough, rude, and brash, but we are to be different. Do we take the time to be considerate, or are we impatient and short? Are we easily managed or do others feel the need to "handle us with kid gloves"? Ask the Lord to clothe you in His gentleness today as you deal with others.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Can You Tell the Difference?

Lately, my husband and I have been very disturbed about the state of today's Christian youth, particularly the homeschool crowd. What disturbs us is that some of our daughter's non-Christian friends behave better than most of her Christian, homeschool friends. Many homeschoolers today are rude, disrespectful, angry, immodest, complaining, apathetic about the faith,...I could go on with quite a long list. I'm not saying our daughter is perfect, but I would be mortified to hear that she displayed any of these characteristics. These are young people who have had the most exposure to the things of God and have supposedly been brought up in the faith. Then, there is my daughter's e-mail friend in Rwanda who has so little and suffered so much, and yet, her faith is so refreshingly vibrant and ever blossoming. We, who are Christian parents in America, have much to answer for before God. We are failing. It is time to wake-up. I will be mulling this over in my brain for quite some time. In the meantime, watch and pray. Posted by Picasa

It's Coming...Are You Ready?

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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Blurred Lines Between Public and Private

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Too often today the lines between public and private are blurred. This can be seen in our conversations and our behavior. It is a trend that has even reached into the heart of the church, removing her inhibitions and shame and replacing them with rebelliousness and pride.

Today it is not uncommon for Christians to “air their dirty laundry” in public through conversation, gossip prayer requests, message boards, or blogs; thereby dishonoring their parents, spouses, children, siblings, or friends. Do we truly love our neighbor if we are complaining about them to others? Are we seeking God’s face and lifting our family up in prayer, or do we bypass God and seek friends who will be on “our side” in our petty wars?

Young girls have no qualms about discussing their monthly cycles with friends – including boys. Boys and girls alike discuss with great animation how “far” they have been members of the opposite sex. Is nothing sacred anymore? Why do Christian teens feel more comfortable discussing their sexuality than their faith?

The line between public and private has also been blurred in the way we dress. Less than one generation ago, it would have been scandalous for a young girl to accidentally, much less deliberately, expose her bra strap, now it is commonplace. Boys sag their pants to arrogantly display their boxers, girls parade their bellies with midriffs and low rise pants that get lower with each season. Even more than that, it seems to matter little what size one’s belly is – flaunt whatever you’ve got.

There is no longer any shame in the world. Reserve and guilt (no matter how genuine) are seen as vices. We flaunt our sin blatantly. Americans hold self-esteem in such high regard that it matters not whether or not we possess something to be truly proud of. Whatever happened to boasting in Christ or seeking to cover someone’s sin in God’s love? Whatever happened to being a real parent who taught their children where the lines were drawn and made sure their children did not stray? Whatever happened to honoring our spouses by building them up rather than tearing them down?

Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them, says the Lord. This is what the Lord says, Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls… Jeremiah 6:15-16

You are now at a crossroads; what will you do?

Thursday, April 13, 2006


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Today I find myself reflecting on Peter's denial of Christ, and I wonder how many ways we deny Christ in our day-to-day living. It is easy to say that we would never deny Christ, but we may dis-affirm our belief in Him in not so obvious ways. If we are not truly loving our neighbor as ourselves or loving God completely, we are denying Him before the watching world. We must remember that we are in a constant battle, warring with our own flesh and the powers of darkness. We must constantly be on prayerful guard, as Jesus would have had his own disciple do in the garden. Are we asleep and unaware of wars going on within us and around us? Or, are we denying Christ because of fear of the enemy or a lack of concern for our fellow man? I say these things because all to often I am spiritually sleepwalking through life, and perhaps maybe you are too. Take time this weekend to ask God to open your eyes to the spiritual realities in your life.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My mother, who is a wonderful artist, penned this poem in calligraphy for me as a teenager. I can still use this reminder today. :)

I have only just a minute, only sixty seconds in it, forced upon me - can't refuse, didn't seek it, didn't choose it, but it's up to me to use it. I must suffer if I lose it, give account if I abuse it. Just a tiny little minute - but eternity is in it. - author unkown
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Monday, April 10, 2006


Written by Mrs. Calla Lilly at age 8

Fathers are very great! If we didn't have fathers or men, who would lift the heavy things & drive eighteen wheelers? If we didn't have fathers, who would protect us? No one would be there to pay the bills or drive the tractor. No one could build homes or bridges. We wouldn't have roads or cars as we do today. If it weren't for fathers, we would be dead. If it weren't for fathers, I would not have my heavenly Father. Praise the Lord for fathers! Thanks, Dad!

Below are some purposefully blurred photos of my father.
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Answered Prayer

Thank you all so much for your prayers and words of encouragement. This morning my father died peacefully and went to be with our Lord. We are all very much relieved that he no longer suffers. Thank you again for your support. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Please Pray!

Today, I am asking you to pray that God would take my father home. He has been more than a week without food or water - he is unable to swallow. He is no longer lucid or able to communicate. He is in constant pain and moans day and night. He has not slept for days. My mother's strength is beginning to fail. The last two statements that my father made were, "I want to go home (heaven)." and "I love you (my mother)." Please pray for grace for my parents during this time. Please ask others to pray. Posted by Picasa