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Friday, August 12, 2011


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Mary Kay Facebook Fan Page

I created a fan page on facebook for my Mary Kay. Please "like" the page and suggest it to your friends.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Busy... Busy....

Since I have not be able to work outside the home, I have been filling my time with trying to find what I can do to bring in the extra income we need. I have actually found a lot of things to do that help more than people think they do.

The first is my newest hobby - Couponing! Yes - some people laugh at this one. Sounds pathetic to many I guess; but it really surprised me at how much can be saved just by clipping coupons. One week I got 7 tubes of crest toothpaste and a 4 roll pack of Angel Soft - out of pocket my total was less than $2.00!!!! Most of the time I save anywhere from 50 - 90% off my grocery bill. That does add up.

Another thing is photography. I have always loved taking pictures. I always have my camera everywhere I go. Sometimes I think people hate to see my camera - LOL. I have really had a lot of fun with it lately and take all my kids pictures now.

The last thing is babysitting. I have always loved children. Children are the future of the world. Life just isn't the same without them. I can see the smallest thing in a child and it brings the brightest smile to my face. Need I say more??

So - this morning I got into my creative mood and made flyers for babysitting and photography. This is what I came up with.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Hope and her friend....

These are the pictures I took of Hope and her friend Summer. These and the ones of Cody were all done at the Bamboo Forest in Prattville. I think they all turned out really nice. Hope you enjoy the updated photo's. Maybe soon I will find the time to post an update.

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Photography Practice with Cody

I have been playing around with my photography with Cody. This is what I came up with. Yes - he is growing up on me.

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Group Shot

This is the entire group ( I think... LOL) that James works with. This was the annual company Biscuits Baseball Night! A lot of fun

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Biscuits Game with company




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Walk of LIfe

This was from the walk of life in April. I am way behind in my blogging




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Hope's Sweet 16

Hope turned 16 in July. Here are some pics from her party. My kids are growing up way to fast.

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Cody's Birthday

It has been a while since I blogged so I have to catch up some. Cody turned 14 May 31st. Here are a couple pics from his party.




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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Get Out Of Hell Free

Wouldn't it be nice if avoiding hell were as simple as having a "GET OUT OF HELL FREE" card ? Many religions teach that if you do enough good, say enough prayers or follow enough rules that you will escape hell when you die and go to heaven. The bible teaches us that God hates these types of religions (Amos 5:21, Hebrews 10:11-14) and that no one is good (Romans 3:23, John 3:19, John 7:7). It is appointed once to die and then the judgement. (Hebrews 9:27) Lets take a quick test based on God's standard, The Ten Commandments (John 8:47, John 9:41). Ever lied? Stolen? Hated, which Jesus calls murder? Lusted, which Jesus called adultery? Would you be innocent or guilty? Would God send you to heaven or hell? Can you get out of hell for free? God is perfectly Just. He must punish sin. The good news is that Jesus chose to receive on Himself the punishment that justly belonged to you. Jesus being fully God and fully man became the only acceptable sacrifice for sin. He lived a perfect life, then died on the cross and rose from the dead. Repent of your sins and trust in Jesus for Salvation (Mark 1:15). Only Jesus can save you from hell! (John 3:17)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gambling issue in Alabama...

What is the definition of “gamble”? According to websters it is :
1: to play a game for money or property b : to bet on an uncertain outcome
2 : to stake something on a contingency : take a chance.

So the question is what do we consider gambling according to this definition?
A.) Stock Market: if you invest in the stock market than you are issued shares that represent ownership interests in a company. There is both common stock and preferred stock. Common stock holders elect the company's board of directors and actively participate in the company's success (or failure) through a rising (or falling) stock price. Common stock holders may also receive dividends, provided the company is profitable, obligations to commercial creditors and bondholders have been met, and the board sees fit to declare them. In the event of liquidation, however, common stock holders have no right to assets until all other obligations of the firm have been met. Common stock holders may have "pre-emptive" rights to maintain their percentage ownership of the firm. For example, a common stock holder with 100 of the 1,000 outstanding shares of the company, or 10%, may (or may not) have the right to buy 10 shares of a new issue of 100 shares. Preferred stock holders, in turn, are generally guaranteed dividends at a fixed rate, but they have limited voting rights. So then the stock market is gambling. You may gain or you may lose. It is a risk you take. If you take the risk - you are gambling.

B.) Raffle Tickets: if you purchase raffle tickets you are in turn buying a chance to win something. You are taking a risk that you may lose the money you put in. So participating in a raffle is gambling. You may win or you may lose. You are taking that risk.

These are only 2 examples of gambling. There are many forms of it. Many forms that you don’t think about. People take risk or gamble everyday of their life in some form.

So the bigger question is as a Christian is gambling wrong or a sin? The Bible does not specifically condemn gambling, betting, or the lottery. The Bible does warn us, however, to stay away from the love of money (For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I Timothy 6:10);(Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said,
"Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you. Hebrews 13:5). Scripture also encourages us to stay away from attempts to “get rich quick” (Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow. Proverbs 13:11; Cast but a glance at riches, and they are gone, for they will surely sprout wings and fly off to the sky like an eagle Proverbs 23:5; Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless. Ecclesiastes 5:10).

Gambling is a risk and at best a waste of money; but it is not a sin. People waste money on movies, tobacco and alcohol. Doesn’t make it right; but it is the same thing. Does the governor have a task force out for tobacco and alcohol? I haven’t seen or heard of one.

So my point and opinion is this. People waste money; we always have and we always will. Doesn’t make that person any less a christian than the next person. These places like Victoryland have been around for years. They had the dog track (which I may also add is gambling) long before the bingo machines were in there. It has provided much needed jobs for people trying to feed their family. There are also many charities that have received donations from these places. To go in there and shut them down was a complete waste of time and seriously a disaster to people that are now out of a job.

This issue is not going to just go away. It is time to put this to a vote. Define the laws of gambling. Decide once and for all if we are going to have these entertainment places. And if it is illegial; than shut the Indian Entertainment places down as well. What is law for one should be law the all.

Once again… This is MY OPINION. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion; BUT it is time to vote and put this to an end. I for one would much rather spend my entertainment money in my state so it would benefit us than to go to Mississippi and spend it.