Friday, September 24, 2010


WOW!!! It's already Fall!!!
I can hardly believe how fast time passes and honestly I wonder "Have we been redeeming the time?" I know that there are many things that I could have done better this past year, and that I could have gotten a lot more accomplished than I have. Another thought that the passing of the seasons has brought to mind was " What kind of an example am I leaving to all the little eyes that watch me everyday? Am I showing them how to redeem the time and make it count for God?" I think of this often, especially when I see all the children running around, playing with their friends exactly how I used to with my friends at that age.

The time is fleeting fast, are we making it count for Christ?

Friday, September 10, 2010

To all our heroes

9 years ago, when I was 6, an event occurred that remained
stamped on my childish mind vividly. That event was the terrorist attack now known as 9/11.

I remember seeing the events unfold before my eyes, not fully comprehending what I saw.
Now, 9 years later I can see the seriousness of this event and what it means to me as an American. I would like to take this opportunity to honor and thank all of our heroes, known and unknown, for the sacrifices they made, some even giving their lives, for the freedom we STILL enjoy today.

These were ordinary people who, in the face of adversity, took a stand for all
that we hold dear and fought against all odds to rescue others, people they didn't even know. In particular I would like to honor Todd Beamer who was on United Airlines flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania.

I read the book "Let's roll" by his widow Lisa Beamer in one evening (yesterday to be exact) and was touched and convicted by this man's faith and courage even when he knew he was going to die. Todd led the attack against the hijackers which prevented the plane from reaching it's destination, the White House or the Capitol Building, uttering his now famous battle-cry "let's roll".
Even though this event may seem like long ago and we all may feel "safe" now, let us never forget the sacrifices that were made, the life's that were lost and the nation that was tested on that day. May we be able to follow the example of these ordinary people of extraordinary courage, not just in the face of danger, but everyday.
So to all you great men and women, thank you!!!
And especially to all young people out there today we can do "Hard things" to in the "simple"
everyday scenarios of our life. So what are we waiting for? LET'S ROLL!!!