Thursday, September 24, 2009

Treasure of your Heart???

Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.
-Matthew 6:21 NLT

I was listening to a sermon of a Church here in town called Midtown Fellowship and it made such an impact on me that I just could not keep it to myself. First of all this might be a little too hardcore for some readers and might make others squirm that the sermon is about sex. Yes I used the three letter word that no one talks about yet surrounds each and everyone of our every day life. Our culture SCREAMS it! You cannot possibly turn the tv on, listen to the radio, or be out in public without hearing and seeing it EVERYWHERE!!! There are sexual innuendos in so many little phrases that did not used to be for example the Tim McGraw's song Back When:

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu

Culture has changed. Priorities are skewed. Reality is daunting.

Needless to say there were some statistics (now mind you that this was about a year ago so unfortunately the numbers are a little off for today... but you will get the drift!) that really grabbed my attention and honestly makes my stomach turn!

how much money is spent on porn each year world wide?

more revenue than
nbc, abc, cbs combined

more revenue than
mlb, nfl, nba nfl combined

13 BILLION of the 55 BILLION from the US

that equals $3,000 a SECOND!!!

how much would it cost to end world hunger?
18 BILLION a year

Hunger mortality statistics

* On the average, 1 person dies every second as a result of hunger - 4000 every hour - 100 000 each day - 36 million each year - 58 % of all deaths (2001-2004 estimates).

* On the average, 1 child dies every 5 seconds as a result of hunger - 700 every hour - 16 000 each day - 6 million each year - 60% of all child deaths (2002-2008 estimates) (information from here)

It breaks my heart that our culture in this day and age is so self-centered and living for the pleasures of the moment that being addicted to porn cost 3 times more a year than saving a billion people from starving!

"If the projection for 2009 proves accurate, that would mean that approximately one billion people — or roughly one-sixth of the world's population — will go hungry by the end of the year." (read article HERE by CBC News

so where is the treasure of your heart?

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

sweet as can be

sweet baby boy you have won my heart forevermore! we thank the Lord for your happy days that have all but erased the first few months of tears, screams, intestinal complications! you are a bundle of joy with the most contagious laugh that warms the hardest of hearts and your little laid back personality is as cute as can be!

we are blessed to call you our son! we wanted to thank you for being the sleeping champ... much appreciated after having your brother who does not like to sleep even still!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


family snippets of our little trip...

the boys were FANTASTIC on the plane rides, no naps, late nights, and staying in my grandmothers glass house!

fabulously free wardrobe & stroller

i'm super frugal attempting to not be frumpy but now ill be fashionable with all these name-brand clothes that were given to me from a girl who wanted to get a new wardrobe and who's parents can afford to do such a thing!

i have always put others needs and desires above my own and its just increased as we have a growing family... Chris will love it that im now trendy and have a few more options instead of always wearing the same thing!

here is my stash of well over $1000 worth of clothes plus a pair of shoes and a ton of hair products and even a $10 hollywood video gift card

the whole lot... 10 sweaters, 5 pairs of pants, 3 dresses, 10 shirts, 6 cami's, lots of workout/lounge ware, & a winter coat!

oh and with the "extras" like the mini skirts and teeny-bopper apparel i made $72 buckaroos at platos closet and what they did not take i will donate to His House and use it as a tax write-off. i am also VERY motivated to go through my old stuff and bag it up to give away as well!

and while i was wasting time waiting for the ladies at platos closet to tally up my profit the boys and i found an awesome umbrella stroller in the parking lot in a box of a new stroller (as in someone bought the stroller and dumped the old one)... the ironic thing about it is, babies-r-us is having a special going on that they will take any old car seat, stroller, crib, etc and give you 20% off discount to basically destroy your trash properly and the person didn't do that! so i have cleaned it up and trying to decide if ill sell it at the tot trade next week or keep it and sell our little cheapo umbrella stroller!