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“Walk For Life” September 29, 2008

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We had our “Walk For Life” rally today in Jackson. Birth Choice is the one who sponsors this event. I am a volunteer lay counselor at Birth Choice. I have been for 2 years. Birth Choice is a crisis pregnancy center. At Birth Choice we offer free pregnancy tests and free ultra-sound to the girls who come in wanting to know if they are pregnant or not. We also offer counseling on the options available and the risks involved in an abortion. We have parenting classes that goes through all the stages of pregnance, these also include sexual health classes and prepared childbirth classes. We help meet the financial needs of the mothers by giving them points for coming to the classes and doing their homework. With their points they can purchase baby items from our resource room. We also offer spiritual help by presenting the gospel to them as well as doing Bible study with them. Everything we do is centered around the Word of God and we seek to honor Him in all that we do.

We had a great time today. We had a good turn out for the 2 mile walk. I am not sure how much money we raised. We also had NAS CRIB RACES!! They are alot of fun. Contestants create a crib anyway they chose to race. They get trophies for the fastest crib, most creative, and the team that raised the most money. It is a hoot watching the races. One person rides in the crib while another pushes the crib for 2 laps around the track. It is hilarious.










We had some special guests to show up…Minnie Mouse, Cookie Monster, and several clowns. We had popcorn, cotton candy, icees, and games for the kids. It was a great time for all. It was great to see all the people willing to participate in raising money for such a great cause. We had people of all ages represented.




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I just found out that Hallmark has recently started making cards for Gay’s and Lesbians. I was so appauled by this. I am not sure how you feel about this, but it makes me sick. Hallmark is one of my favorites. What is a Christian to do when your favorite company that you believed to be wholesome family friendly is now creating cards for the gays and lesbians. Do you continue to support these companies or not. I have been boycotting McDonalds for months now when I discovered that they were funding the “Gay and Lesbian Alliance” and they even sponsored a Gay march.

I know that God’s word is clear on the subject of homesexuals. God says that it is an abomination to Him.  What are Christians to do when the world screams for tolerance, but they are intolerant of Christians that stand up for the word of God.

1Cr 6:9 Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders


Here is a chance to win a “Beach Home” worth $1,000,000 September 27, 2008

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Tanner to the ER September 26, 2008

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Yesterday was my usual day off. It is a day to run errands and clean house and of course do laundry. Well, in the middle of my chores Tanner starts complaining with his stomach hurting. He had complained off and on the day before so I was a little concerned. I ran to the grocery store while he stayed home laying on the couch. When I got home he was in serious pain. He is crying and holding his stomach. I start trying to figure out what to do. The first thing I did was pray for him and for wisdom to know what to do. It was only about 4:00 so I called the walk in clinic for advice. They suggested taking him to the ER because it could be his appendix and they would be able to run tests there. I call my husband at work to see what he thinks we should do. He usually is against the ER he thinks everything is NO big deal, where on the other hand I tend to panick.He suggested calling his pediatrician. I called his pediatrician to see what he thinks, he agreed with the walk-in clinic that we should take him to the ER. So, Randy comes home from work and we are off to the ER.

Tanner starts saying his usual saying “I wish Jesus would come back”. He longs for Jesus to come back and mentions it often. He especially mentions it when life gets hard. I encouraged him to trust Jesus to help him face whatever God allows into his life. He then says “I just want Jesus to come back”. That would be the best solution to all our problems, but God wants us to depend on Him to give us the courage and strength to deal with life here on earth until His return.

While at the ER. we have to wait in the waiting room for 4 hours before they call us back. That was a test of our patience.Tanner was so bored and frustrated. I was sympothetic for the other patients some which were worse than Tanner and I tried to explain to Tanner how they triage the patients and take them by the seriousness of their condition. I was also thinking what if they let his appendix burst before they call us back. We saw one mom run in carrying a lifeless baby screaming for someone to help. They took her straight back. I would gladly give her our spot. I prayed for the family. Later I got a chance to ask the mom how the baby was and let her know that I was praying for her. She said she was going to be fine. She said that the babies eyes had rolled back in her head and she passed out. That would be so frightening. Another family looked very upset as they took them into a private room. I prayed for them as well. I saw a friend bring her football playing son in and they rushed him back. I prayed for them. I talked to a young mom holding her 4 month old son, trying to get my courage up to ask to hold him, but I never did. Four hours is a long time to sit. I watched the people around me. I saw one lady that I thought should have been arrest for suspicion of using METH, she definetly had all the signs.

Finally we get called back to a room to wait some more. Tanner gets 6 tubes of blood drawn. That was an ordeal. He hates needles. I had to hold him down and tell him to quote scripture and pray through it. He makes it through. We praise him for being brave. Me and Randy both hate needles so we can’t say much. I almost didn’t marry Randy because we had to have a blood test before we could get married. I kicked and screamed and threw a fit, but I did it. I am much better now. Randy just passes out. Tanner has to drink some yucky lemonaide stuff with no sugar so it would line his stomach for a CT scan. He has to wait 2 hours after he drank the stuff for the CT. He also had to have an IV for die to be ran through for the CT. Here we go again with the needles. At almost 1:00 a.m. we get the CT done it showed that his appendix were fine, but that his bowels and lower intestines were inflamed. They had no idea why. They gave us the option of admitting him to see a Gastrologist or go home and get an appointment with a doctor. We chose to go home and wait to see a doctor. They said it could be as simple as a virus or as serious as Chromes Disease. So, if he gets better it was probably just a virus. He was not vomiting, diarrhea or fever or any usual signs of a virus, just serious stomach pain. So we will wait and see. He is feeling better today. He slept good last night.

It is always hard to know whether to go to the ER or not. If you wait it could be a ruptured appendix or you could go and spend lots of money and it be gas.  I guess it is better to be safe than sorry. I know that for whatever reason God led us there maybe it was to pray for the other families. Only God knows.


Tanner’s Orthodontist Appointment September 20, 2008

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Tanner now!

Tanner now!

We have had an amazing journey over the past few years with Tanner’s teeth. He has been going to Dr. Grant in Nashville for 4 – 5 years. When we started Tanner had severly bucked teeth and crooked teeth. His gums  covered half of his teeth.

He got braces, had his wisdom teeth cut out, and had major oral surgery removing the gums both front and back and top and bottom. It was about a 4 hour surgery. This was done at Dr. Boyd’s office at Vanderbilt Hospital. He too was amazing. Tanner couldn’t eat for a week. I remember his first meal was Thanksgiving at my best friend Wanda’s. He couldn’t wait to eat, and boy was it worth it. We had a lot to be thankful for that year.

We have had many visits to Dr. Grants. Most people would not look forward to going to the orthodontist, but Tanner loves Dr. Grants office. When he walks in the door, you would think he owned the place. All the staff gather around talking to us and wanting to know how our lives have been since we last saw them. I am talking all the office staff, dental assistance, and Dr. Grant himself. They spoil Tanner rotten. Chris ( the lady in billing)  buys him gifts, emails him, sends him pictures of Nascar races she has been to, buys him shirts of Dale Jr., etc.  They are so good to him. It is so wonderful to be treated like royalty at the doctor’s office. It is so funny to watch. Tanner walks in and starts talking. They stop whatever they are doing to talk to him. They even leave other patients to visit with Tanner. I bet the other patients are wondering who this kid is that is so special that he gets all the attention.

We are close to being finished with his teeth. He looks amazing. It is hard to believe how much better he looks.Tanner says he does not want to be finished. He looks forward to going and visiting with everyone. He will truly miss them. I think they feel they same way that is why Dr. Grant keeps us coming back…hahha.  Dr. Grant did a wonderful job. Thanks Dr. Grant. and staff. We love you guys.

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. James 1:17



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America’s Got Talent September 11, 2008

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I have been watching America’s Got Talent. I have had to change the channels when some of the sleezy acts were on, but now that it is down to the top 20 they have iliminated all those acts and have gotten it down to the real talent. Tonight they get down to the top 10. The competition has been tough. I have several favorites, but this little 4 year old is so precious. She is “America’s Princess”. She makes me smile and also moves me to tears. I don’t think she will win the competition because she is too pure for Vegas, and I hope she stays that way. Here is the song she sang last night.