01202016 Conversations

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At PrayerWorks This StoryI’m Beautiful!
“As a single parent you often face many challenges. Trying to fit everyone’s needs and wants into your own schedule. Many times I felt like “Lord, I can’t!” “I’m running low on fuel”. Sometimes I caught myself just crying with no sense of  “why?”
One evening after work I changed my radio station and I heard “You’re beautiful,You are made for so much more than all of this” by Mercy Me. And then it hit me, I am loved, I am fierce, and I can defeat the enemy. I’m Beautiful! And since then my kids and I sing along to just about every song we hear. Some of their favorites are “Give me your eyes”, “Just be held”. The mornings with Al & Kevin are daily breakfast. Thank you for all that you do!”
(From Al & Kevin – “Thank you, that’s very kind of you! We join you in praising God for what KSWP & KAVX means to us all!”)

Odd Plane Idea:
Authorities say a man attempted to open the door of a Lufthansa Airlines jet during a flight to Belgrade. The man was quickly restrained and placed in a business class seat for the rest of the flight. Some people will do anything to get an upgrade.

Opinion?
We were touched by the logic of the following email from a friend. What do you think? Comment below!

“No one has been able to explain to me why young men and women serve in the U.S. Military for 20 years, risking their lives protecting freedom, and only get 50% of their pay on retirement.
While Politicians hold their political positions, in the safe confines of the capital, protected by these same men and women, and receive full-pay retirement after serving one term.
It just does not make any sense. Andrews AFB golf course (where the political elite play), Congressional barber shops, and Congressional fitness centers remain open during the “shutdown”, while death benefits to soldiers are delayed and the WW2 memorial and national parks are not only closed, extra expenses are incurred to barricade and enforce the closures … not to mention health care to critically ill children temporarily suspended.”

Disasters bring out the Best

Hurricane Sandy, and the recent series of earthquakes of the British Columbia coast, are more reminders that we are vulnerable to nature,

You have probably been affected by a severe storm or Hurricane like Sandy, sometime in your lifetime. Some of you may have lived in an affected area, or have people you care about in the area. Maybe, it brings to mind a natural disaster you’ve had to go through.

Seeing all of the coverage of Hurricane Sandy brought to mind the most intense natural disaster I’ve ever been through…the 100 year flood in Houston in 2000. My son Aaron was on one the Disaster rescue team. That team was just one of hundreds in Houston to help people.

The Space Shuttle Columbia crash in East Texas. Hard to explain until you experience something like this or some it brings about weird fears and thoughts during these times.

Despite the fear, natural disasters do bring out the best in people you know and don’t know. A week away from election day, the Government has been handed a disaster on a scale that can define a heroism. The sheer size of the area devastated by Hurricane Sandy — stretching up the eastern seaboard of North America through the most densely populated states in the union – is staggering.

If this has happened to you would call in and share about natural disasters they’ve been through and how people stepped in to help.

Day 1 Texas Forest Festival

Today is Day 1 of Texas State Forest Festival (for more info)

  • Admission is only $6.00 per person…
  • $5.00 in advance at Brookshire Bros.
  • Online – $5.00
  • Children three and under get in free.

Other Highlights include:

  • Timberworks Lumberjack Show
  • Bear Mountain
  • Children’s Festival

Advice for parents – grandparents attending Texas State Forest Festival to make your experience more enjoyable

  1. Play to walk – wear comfy shoes!
  2. If you have little ones – BRING THE STROLLER or wagon or something. If you don’t want to carry the kids have a plan :-)
  3. Wipes – Don’t leave home without them lots of sticky messy things to enjoy.
  4. Set a budget tell kids ahead of time what you can and cannot do.