Monday, November 15, 2010

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, and the Unseen Children of Today

As I watched "The Boy In Striped Pajamas" tonight, I felt the knife-in-the-heart kind of sorrow the director intended every viewer to feel.
It was a real eye-opener at how not-so-long-ago it was when the holocaust against the Jews happened.
It amazes me. It amazes me to think that such a modern day society would stoop so low, and act just like the savages they accused the Jews of being. Well what do you know; the "savage" was more human than the accuser, and the accuser the least "human" of all.
The thought that so short a time ago, all this went on, makes my stomach churn, and I feel as if I should be sick. The thought of innocent children, women, and men being killed in the most horrific ways is enough to make any civilized person's blood boil.
"Well", you may say. "Thankfully that is all behind us, and our country would never do something like that!"
Guess what. A real, live, actual holocaust is happening right here in your local county. One that kills boys and girls in the most horrific ways known to man.
This holocaust my dear friends, is abortion. Millions of little boys and girls who may not even have visible bodily features to determine their gender, (or may not even be visible themselves to the naked eye) who are genetically male or female from the moment of the fusion of cells from the mother and father, are tortured and killed to this day.
I call you to become aware, that the days of holocausts in America and other "civilized" countries is far from over.
The way propaganda was spread to candy-coat the dreadful conditions Jews lived in while they were in concentration camps, is the same way propaganda has been spread throughout the world on how abortion isn't as sick as it seems. Through the media and other ways of spreading ideas, the government, and advocates of radical pro-choice beliefs have essentially brainwashed today's society to the point where many mothers don't believe the child forming inside her is even alive until it can be considered one who can survive out of the womb with our relatively poor technology.
So I call you to awareness. Awareness of this holocaust which is very much alive and well in our modern-day society, and I call you to pray, act, and play your part in defeating this monster.
                Remember the Jews, and remember our children. Soli Deo Gloria.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Hey everyone, due to the fact that I have been so busy, I haven't had much time to post, so I'm doing it in one big blow, to give you snippets of what has happened in the last few months in my life. I'll have to say, my pointer finger is tingling and threatening to go numb from using my laptop's trackpad.
Because of the lateness of the hour, I'll be trying to add a few more captions to these pictures sometime soon!

Overview Part 4 Mandisa!

    Singing "My Deliverer"!
Like she said; "I believe in gettin' a little dance on when worshiping! If you don't want that, you got deh wrong girl." :)

Mr. Toadie Pie

A local toad who is almost a pet because we see him so often. 
 He has taught himself how to hop onto the deck and explore.
He'll hop all the way onto the deck then to the back, 
hop up 2 steps, and would find this specific pot to hide in.
The last time I saw him in here, he had two fairly good sized thorns sticking out of his nose,
and many more all over his little body. :( I think he did this for about a week!

Overview Part 3 Happy Birthday, Hannah!

The eyes say it all.
Elita happened to be puppy-sitting Teddy, so I think he had a fun time too
She has such a cute smile! 'Love that girl!
Hanna likes to get Lady into the festivities.....
and Lady is more than happy to comply

Overview Part 2 Illinois State Fare

This was taken at the end. She's so happy. :)
Entering the ring
Victory Pass!
Sittn' Pretty....
The Back-Up
Standing out
You can see his good form right there.
Stacy B  :)
Mike leads the champ out
Here's our Winner!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Overview Part 1 Starved Rock


I honestly have no idea what possessed this tree to grow in such an odd way....

...and this is the drop-off on which Reanne gave Anna and I a heart-attack.

The Group :)

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Morning's Glory

With the morning's dew coating anything and everything, it brought some inspiration, and the motivation to get outside and snap some shots. Here are a few of my favorites of the batch;



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I finally decided to trim the lavender plants out front, and employ Elita and Hannah to help separate the sprigs into bundles for sachets. I don't have any pictures of Elita unfortunately because when I had the camera out, she was in the other room talking to a special friend who's birthday was today.
I think Hanna enjoyed it, and I know Mom loved walking through the room, relishing the calming essential oils' vapors drifting through the kitchen.




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Lots and lots of lavender!

In bundles and about to be tied

The finished product
Ready for drying!
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Gone Roofin'

I know I've skipped quite a few events such as Elita's Bday, and a few other random things, but I'll be sure to get back to those later! (LW) So anyway, I will blog about this event while it is still fresh in my mind.
Today we went to help our wonderful friends, the Bandys, work on their roof. It was a great evening filled with laughter, fun, food...... and work! But who minds when you are surrounded by such great friends, and have an opportunity to serve others! It makes it, dare I say, fun! Yes, from hefting shingles, to climbing ladders. Scaling the roof, to toting a wheelbarrow with three people because it's wheel was flat. These are memories that make my life what is is today, and what it will be tomorrow.
After arriving, we were soon joined by some of our other awesome friends, the Niesens, with Jeff who's a pro at roofing. You should have seen that nail gun fly!
After about half and hour or so, "Dinner!" was called, and in no time we were being treated to an amazing (as always if it was made by the Bandys) Dinner of Garlic bread rolls with meatballs and tomato sauce, salad with Fetta Cheese, and other things that can be put under the category of "Delish"!
Going back out we were ready to hit the roof, or at least that crew, while the ground crew, among other things, hauled shingles up the ladder, and onto a stack where they could be easily accessed. I think I can feel my muscles growing as we speak. ;) Anyway, without further ado, enjoy the pictures as you catch a glimpse of our evening!


Dad wanted me to photoshop in some big muscles :)

Workin' on a roof, you need walk extremely carefully

Those ladders were moved around quite a bit!
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Check out 'dem muscles!

It's fun to ride on the back of the pickup.... even if it is just to the other side of the house. :)

Hello Emil!

Thank you, girls, for the Gatorade!!!!
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