May 132012

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The women that touched me the most were not even in the program book. Or announced on the E-Women’s website.

The first little girl looks like a carbon copy of my firstborn grandgirl. Moriah Peters of Chino, California. She was so full of life and so extremely lovely. Her smile alone lit the stage and audience up.

“I Choose Jesus” is Moriah Peters’ lead radio single

Moriah Peters – “I Choose Jesus” acoustic (live)

Fall in love with her as we did!

JUST listen to her voice, she is an angel…

Before she was signed to a Christian Record Label, Moriah Peters audition for American Idol:

An incredible role model for young girls and young women. She has her first boyfriend, which when she told us about it, she JUST glowed. She has not kissed him :) Holding true to her above video. But she blushed when she related on they do hold hands :) IMHO way too good for American Idol.

A song she sang for us, she is too adorable!

Moriah Peters performs her new music for the staff of SPIRIT 105.3 in Seattle! Know Us By Your Love:

The next singer was Tony and Grammy Award Winner Heather Headley. She was born and spent most of her childhood on the beautiful Caribbean island of Trinidad. The daughter of a pastor, she started singing and playing the piano in the church at a very young age. She was the spokesperson for the March of Dimes and led their “I Want My 9 Months” campaign, and also serves on the board of Directors for the Catalyst Charter Schools in Chicago.

The Bodyguard, A New Musical starring Heather Headley (a behind the scenes look)

A video teaser from “The Bodyguard, A New Musical” starring Heather Headley opening in London Fall 2012:

To give you an idea the gift of voice from God:

The Pray By Andrea Bocelli Duet With Heather Headley At Vive in Tuscany

Smokie Norful & Heather Headley ministering the song “Jesus Is Love”

One of the songs we were blessed to hear from Heather…

Here I Am to Worship:

Heather’s Website

May 132012

SAN DIEGO – The last day of military service has arrived for a Marine Corps sergeant discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook.

Sgt. Gary Stein says Thursday is his last day on the job for the Marine Corps.

The military decided to kick out Stein for criticizing Obama on Facebook in a case that called into question the Pentagon’s policies about social media and its limits on the speech of active-duty military personnel.

Stein will get an other-than-honorable discharge and lose most of his benefits for violating the policies.

The San Diego-area Marine has served nine years in the Corps. He has argued that he was exercising his constitutional rights to free speech.

May 132012

“When my husband left on his deployment, our 6-year-old son could not walk on his own. He has cerebral palsy. Doctors originally said that he would never walk or do much of anything. While daddy was away, he learned to walk. For his homecoming, we set it up for Michael to walk to his daddy for the first time ever! We kept the fact that he could walk a secret the whole time his dad was gone!” – Melissa Cooney

Read the entire touching story with freeze frame images: Welcome home, Dad!

May 132012

Yesterday, Rasmussen had Governor Romney up 7 points over Obama, 50-43. Today, the poll’s rolling three-day average has increased Romney’s lead to 8, 50-42.

~ So in my mind, if Obama pulls this out with so many disenchanted with him & his policies, they ARE cheating!

Also See: Not National News

Nearly 200,000 Florida Voters May Not Be Citizens

Any way you slice it, this is horrible news for a sitting incumbent. Not only has his challenger reached the magic 50-point mark for two days running, but any incumbent under 50, especially in the mid-to-low 40s, is in deep trouble. According to Rasmussen, 58% of the country is not ready to vote for this known quantity. And it’s just a fact that undecideds almost always choose the challenger.

The poll also takes into account a two-month long media crusade to aid and abet every White House campaign gimmick it could muster, from the phony War on Women to the cynical class warfare to ginning up racial division with Trayvon Martin to spiking the bin Laden football.

Some of today’s results include the voters digesting of Obama’s decision this week to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage and the Washington Post’s pathetic attempt to Squirrel the electorate with half-century-old nonsense about Romney The Teenage Homophobe.

As of right now, Obama is failing because his Media Palace Guards are failing.

All the King’s Media Men can’t put President FailureTeleprompter back together again.

In this relentless trench war, New Media keeps pushing back with something called The Truth. It’s not 2008 anymore. The corrupt media no longer controls the narrative. Oh, they still set the narrative table, but New Media just keeps pulling the table cloth out from under their nonsense.

We have a long way to go, and there will be many rough patches ahead; but New Media and the Citizen Journalists on Twitter, Facebook, and elsewhere who support them can help to win this thing.

Finally, it’s important to note that if Rasmussen’s results look like an outlier, that’s because the respected pollster only polls likely voters. By comparison, other pollsters, like Gallup, poll registered voters.

Sometime after Labor Day, though, when election day is closer, most everyone will move to likely voters because that’s the more accurate way to judge the outcome of the election.


May 132012

When God Created Mothers

When the good Lord was creating mothers He was into His sixth day of “overtime” when the angel appeared and said, “You’re doing a lot of fiddling around this one.”

And the Lord said, “Have you read the specs on this order? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic; Have 180 moveable parts… all replaceable; Run on black coffee and leftovers; Have a lap that disappears when she stands up; A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair; And six pairs of hands.”

The angel shook her head slowly and said, “Six pairs of hands… no way.”

“It’s not the hands that are causing me problems,” said the Lord. “It’s the three pairs of eyes that mothers have to have.”

“That’s on the standard model?” asked the angel.

The Lord nodded. “One pair that sees through closed doors when she asks, “What are you kids doing in there?” when she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouldn’t but what she has to know, and of course the ones here in front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say, “I understand and I Love You” without so much as uttering a word.”

“Lord”, said the angel, toughing His sleeve gently, “Come to bed. Tomorrow…”

“I can’t,” said the Lord, “I’m so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have one who heals herself when she is sick… can feed a family of six on one pound of hamburger… and can get a nine-year-old to stand under a shower.”

The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. “It’s too soft,” she sighed.

“But tough!” said the Lord excitedly. “You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure.”

“Can it think?”

“Not only think, but it can reason and compromise,” said the Creator.

Finally, the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. “There’s a leak,” she pronounced. “I told You. You were trying to put too much into this model.”

“It’s not a leak,” said the Lord, “it’s a tear.”

“What’s it for?”

“It’s for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride.”

“You are a genius,” said the angel.

The Lord looked somber. “I didn’t put it there.”

– Erma Louise Bombeck

When I stopped seeing my mother with the eyes of a child, I saw the woman who helped me give birth to myself. – Nancy Friday

Mothers’ Day was held in Boston in 1872 at the suggestion of Julia Ward Howe, writer of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

But it was Anna Jarvis, daughter of a Methodist minister in Grafton, West Virginia, who made it a national event.

During the Civil War, Anna Jarvis’ mother organized Mothers’ Day Work Clubs to care for wounded soldiers, both Union and Confederate.

She raised money for medicine, inspected bottled milk, improved sanitation and hired women to care for families where mothers suffered from tuberculosis.

In her mother’s honor, Anna Jarvis persuaded her church to set aside the 2nd Sunday in May, the anniversary of her mother’s death, as a day to appreciate all mothers.

Encouraged by the reception, Anna Jarvis organized it in Philadelphia, then began a letter-writing campaign to ministers, businessmen and politicians to establish a national Mothers’ Day.

In response, on MAY 9, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first National Mothers’ Day as a “public expression of…love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”

President Reagan said in his Mother’s Day Proclamation, 1986:

“A Jewish saying sums it up: ‘God could not be everywhere – so He created mothers.'”

h/t William Federer

The greater love is a mother’s then comes a dog’s then a sweetheart’s. – Polish Proverb

My own Mother loved a sense of humor and her sister was the silliest woman I’ve ever known. This video is in their honor:

Char dancing for Ellen’s Mother’s Day Dance Dare Challenge, less than a week before she is due.

This was on my mother-in-law’s Facebook and wanted to share:

~ To all the Mother’s who visit JUST Piper, to my special friends, Green Eyes, Char,Barb and Pamm: May you be blessed today for all of your sacrifice. A special prayer for Sharon that your recovery is going well. ~ JP

–symbolizes purity

~ For MY Mother Stephania - December 31st, 1997

May 132012

Prayer Warriors Needed

I thought this would be a difficult day for Donna, but she’s handling it well. Her sister Deirdra took the trouble to buy a gift and a couple of cards for me to give Donna from Paige and Aimee. My plan was to get up early, retrieve the cards and have them and the gift set out for Donna when she came in for her coffee.

Read Andy’s blog …

Saturday, May 12, 10:30pm

“Hospital time is much slower than “mind” time, so updates will always feel incomplete. We will let you know when a major change in her condition occurs. We are dropping the daily updates about Aimee’s physical condition. Aimee will suffer the loss of her fingers, however physicians have hope of bringing life back to the palms of her hands, which could allow her the muscle control to use helpful prosthetics. They are awaiting a safe time before embarking on surgery for this.”

Read more from Andy as he shares his inspiring story from his heart here: Aimee Copeland’s story .

Andy’s Facebook page

11am, Friday May 11th

“Aimee is alert and trying to mouth questions. Her breathing tube has been reoriented to increase her comfort and allow them to try to read her lips. She said: “I can’t talk!” We told her it was because of the tube, and we explained the need for it. “Take it out!” She also asked “what happened?” and “where am I?” I thought it would be better when she became alert, but it is actually harder for us.”
-Andy Copeland (father)

~ Please keep praying and sharing this with your Prayer Warriors. Take it to your church Sunday. Prayer for her family for God to hold them up.

1pm, Thursday May 10th

Today Aimee is very responsive and coherent. She is responding to specific commands, and even selected the music that she wanted to listen to. The neurologist says that there is no indication of any brain damage. The cardiopulmonologist says that her lungs are slowly healing. Unfortunately, her blood vessels in her hands and in her remaining foot have died, and thus they will have to be amputated too.

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