Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I had to check one more time before heading to bed. IT WENT THROUGH!!! I am a tech for another 2 years according to the state of Texas!!!!

Weigh In #55

Weekly loss: 0 lbs
Total loss: 68 lbs

Maybe all this worry & stress will cause me to loose a couple of pounds this week. :)



Thank you all for your prayers & thoughts & wonderful words of encouragement! I love you all!


Waiting. This has to be one of the most difficult trials to go through in life.

I am sitting here right now waiting for a call. A call that may or may not be made. My boss is waiting for a fax. I call the people who I have asked to call me. I am transferred. Ring....ring....ring....voice mail. Ugh! I've already left 2 messages & sent one email & one fax, yet, I still sit here waiting.

What am I waiting for?

Well, most of you probably already know by now for all of the calls I have sent out for prayer via Facebook, phone calls, YouTube, word of mouth. The licenseure that is required for me to keep a job is going to expire tomorrow. Yesterday I found out they had not received some of the paperwork required, so I faxed it yesterday. This morning my boss called to tell me another piece was missing. I faxed that this morning. I have been trying to call the people all day to talk to the main person over the licenses, to at least verify she has received my paperwork & it is all she needs now but all I keep getting is her voice mail & another lady who told me to call back after lunch, at about 4 pm. (What?! How long are their lunch breaks?) So, I called at 1pm & 2:20 pm. I'm going to try again at 3 pm but I have to go to bed sometime. I'm so stressed though that I don't know if I can sleep.

According to the rules on their website they should have everything now but I'm still scared & my boss has to have a fax or printout or something in hardcopy form by Sunday night in order for me to continue to work. I'm hoping that they will be compassionate enough to fax my boss verification.

How could this happen? Why is this happening?

I know some bits of the answers to those questions & I know that I am partly to blame for this situation but it doesn't help this anxiety.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer & supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -- Philippian 4:6-7

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding;
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall direct your paths. -- Proverbs 3:5-6

Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved. -- Psalm 55:22

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. -- Jeremiah 33:3

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God. -- Isaiah 41:10a

We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. -- Romans 8:28

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him. -- Nahum 1:7

I will be glad & rejoice in Your mercy, for You have considered my trouble; You have known my sould in adversities. -- Salm 121:1-2

It has been a bad couple of days. Please pray for me as I walk through this "valley of the shadow of death." For it is just that, a shadow, soon I will see the radiant Son again.

Well, I just called them. They have everything but it hasn't been reviewed yet. They told me probably today or tomorrow.

I have a headache. I'm only going to get about 5 hrs of sleep (that is if the bad storms that are blowing in don't wake me up) but that is okay, I've survived on less. I'm going to take a quick, hot shower to relax & go to bed.

Please continue to pray that from here on out everything goes through smoothly & quickly & that they will fax my boss or at least up date the website.

Monday, April 27, 2009

My Prayer for Today (& every day): "Be Thou My Vision" (Alan Mearns version)

Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou mybest Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.

Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.

Be Thou my Breastplate, my Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Armor, and be Thou my Might;
Thou my soul’s Shelter, and Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.

Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, the first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.

High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heaven’s joys, O bright Heaven’s Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.

Great Video: Uncle Jay -- 4/27

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Our Amazing Planet: "Earth Day Predictions of 1970"

Earth Day predictions of 1970. The reason you shouldn’t believe Earth Day predictions of 2009.

“By…[1975] some experts feel that food shortages will have escalated the present level of world hunger and starvation into famines of unbelievable proportions. Other experts, more optimistic, think the ultimate food-population collision will not occur until the decade of the 1980s.”
• Paul Ehrlich, Stanford University biologist

“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day

“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist

“Civilization will end within 15 or 30 years unless immediate action is taken against problems facing mankind.”
• George Wald, Harvard Biologist

Here we are, 39 years later
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Go to the site for more predictions. In case you didn't catch it, all these predictions were made over 39 yrs ago. :)

Politics: "Obama Repeatedly Reminds House GOP of Their Zero Stimulus Votes"

Obama Repeatedly Reminds House GOP Of Their Zero Stimulus Votes


In a meeting with House Republicans at the White House Thursday, President Obama reminded the minority that the last time he reached out to them, they reacted with zero votes -- twice -- for his stimulus package. And then he reminded them again. And again. And again.

A GOP source familiar with the meeting said that the president was extremely sensitive -- even "thin-skinned" -- to the fact that the stimulus bill received no GOP votes in the House. He continually brought it up throughout the meeting.

Obama also offered payback for that goose egg. A major overhaul of the health care system, he told the Republican leadership, would be done using a legislative process known as reconciliation, meaning that the GOP won't be able to filibuster it.

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Congress has until October 15 to pass health care or student lending reform under the normal process. If it doesn't, reconciliation can be used to eliminate the 60-vote requirement.

Another GOP aide said that Obama and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a back-and-forth about the zero votes. Obama argued that House Republicans had made a "strategic decision" to oppose the stimulus, while Boehner countered that Obama hadn't accepted House Republican input on the bill.

"Fast-tracking a major legislative overhaul such as health care reform or a new national energy tax without the benefit of a full and transparent debate does a disservice to the American people," said McConnell in a statement. "And it would make it absolutely clear they intend to carry out their plans on a purely partisan basis."

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Great Video: "Offended by the Truth"

Politics: "Obama's Stealth LeapTo Socialism"

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Obama's Stealth Leap To Socialism

President Barack Obama showed his hand this week when The New York Times wrote that he is considering converting the stock the government owns in our country’s banks from preferred stock, which it now holds, to common stock.
“Preferred” means that these stockholders get the first crack at dividends, but only common stockholders can actually vote on company management or policy. Now, by changing this fundamental element of the TARP plan, Mr. Obama will give Washington a voting majority among the common stockholders of these banks and other financial institutions.
And whoever controls the banks controls the credit and, therefore, the economy. That’s called socialism.
With bank profits up and financial institutions trying to give back their money, there is no need for the conversion of the government stock from preferred to common — except to advance the political socialist agenda of this administration.
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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bea Arthur Dies at 86

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`Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur dies at 86

FILE - This Aug. 29, 1988 file photo shows actress Beatrice Arthur accepting her

LOS ANGELES – Beatrice Arthur, the tall, deep-voiced actress whose razor-sharp delivery of comedy lines made her a TV star in the hit shows "Maude" and "The Golden Girls" and who won a Tony Award for the musical "Mame," died Saturday. She was 86.

Arthur died peacefully at her Los Angeles home with her family at her side, family spokesman Dan Watt said. She had cancer, Watt said, declining to give details.

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Movie Preview: Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince

Movie Preview: A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Friday, April 24, 2009

Humor: The Onion's take on the current financial issue

Amazingly Cool: Sand Art

Photos: World Sand Sculpture Festival 2009

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The Netherlands (front)
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The Netherlands (rear)
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India (front) [via]

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India (rear)
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USA (front)

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USA (rear) [via]

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Czech Republic [via]

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Russia (front)
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Russia (rear)

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Australia (front) [via]

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Australia (rear)
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China [via]

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weigh In# 54

Weekly loss: -0.75 lb
Total loss: -68 lbs

Politics: Obama's budget cut put into perspective.

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Audacious Theater

You report that President
Obama today "challenged" his cabinet to "cut the budget by $100
million" ("Obama to Cabinet: Cut $100 Million from Budget," April 20).
What courage. A President who proclaims the importance of making "hard
choices" calls upon his government to trim away a whopping one
thirty-six-thousandth of its projected expenditures for the year - or,
alternatively reckoned, one twelve-thousandth of its projected budget
To put this budget "cut" in perspective, suppose that
the typical American family, earning $50,000 annually, plans this year
to run a budget deficit proportionate to the deficit that Uncle Sam
will run. Such a family would plan to spend $75,000.
This family would declare
- surely with much fanfare - that it will reduce its planned
expenditures for the year by $2.08!
Who would take such a gesture to be anything other than audaciously insulting sarcasm by the chronically irresponsible?
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