Wednesday, August 20, 2008

That Hot, Huh?

Maddy was leaving the first soccer practice of her new team after 90 minutes of strong effort in the hot afternoon sun. In front of all the new teammates and parents, she reported:

“I’m so hot, I’m going to have to have my underwear surgically removed.”

The kid’s got a reputation, all right. Maybe the other teams they play will fall down laughing when she’s around, and she can score!


PRAYER REQUEST: We praise You, Father, for Trevor’s wonderful, marvelous, outstanding medical checkup regarding his lifelong heart problem, which isn’t such a problem any more thanks to medical intervention and Your tender care. The good news really puts his mother’s mind at ease, and she’s a dear friend who deserves to have her mind at ease. Thank You, Jesus! (Jeremiah 17:14)

Monday, August 18, 2008

(Back from summer hiatus!)

A Silver Medal for Frugality

Sheesh. I was feeling like enough of a slacker after Dara Torres won three silver medals in the Olympics at age 41. Comes now an L.A. woman, Jessica Higgins, who gave birth to a daughter on her front lawn the other day, all by herself. Mother and daughter are doing fine. Man, if I could’ve done that four times instead of being in the hospital with all those bills, think of the tens of thousands of dollars I could’ve saved!

The baby, Mary Claire, came six weeks early and weighed in at five pounds, 11 ounces. Mrs. Higgins, who lives in Fullerton, was driving home with her 2-year-old son in the back seat and barely made it to her house when the baby emerged.

Here’s a humor note: she was on “hold” on her cell phone with her doctor’s office when the baby was born. Isn’t that just always the way?


PRAYER REQUEST: We pray for guidance for a young woman named Katie who is engaged at age 20 after just two months of dating. Lord, if this is the husband You have for her, great – bring on that wedding. But if she is being too hasty, Father, slow her down and give her time to be sure. (Titus 2:4,5)