Monday, March 24, 2008

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

I know I am a little late in posting this video and pictures, but Tristan and I went on March 15th to see the The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds perform at Mathis Field here in San Angelo, TX. It was approximately 75 minutes of formation and solo routines of the U.S. Air Force Ambassadors in Blue, The Thunderbirds, in their F-16 Fighting Falcons, hosted by Goodfellow Air Force Base at Mathis Field. The show was free and lots of fun. Even though I couldn't upload a lot of the video I took due to sun glare, I did try to edit out as much of the clear shots I could.

The Thunderbirds:
USAF F-15:
B-25 Yellow Rose:
Trojan Phlyers:
We both really enjoyed the show very much! If you ever get a chance to see the show, I recommend you go and take your family!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Reflections


Easter Reflections

With OUR EYES we see
The beauty of Easter
as the earth awakens once more...

With OUR EARS we hear
The birds sing sweetly
to tell us Spring again is here...

With OUR HANDS we pick
the golden daffodils
and the fragrant hyacinths...

But only with OUR HEARTS
can we feel the MIRACLE of GOD'S LOVE
which redeems all men...

And only with OUR SOUL
can we make our 'pilgrimage to God'
and inherit His Easter Gift of ETERNAL LIFE.


It is our desire today and everyday that God continues to bless you and your loved ones and that you not only inherit his gift of Eternal Life one day, but that you choose to share your knowledge of him with others until that day comes!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Guidance (Written by Robert Mann)

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance, I kept seeing 'dance' at the end of the word and I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance. When I saw 'G': I thought of God, followed by 'u' and 'i'.

'God, 'u' and 'i' dance.' God, you, and I dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust that I would get guidance about my life and once again, I became willing to let God lead.


My prayer for you today is that God's blessings and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God, as God abides in you. Dance together with God, trusting God to lead and to guide you through each season of your life. This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached. If God has done anything for you in your life, please share this message with someone else.

There is no cost but a lot of rewards; so let's continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance !

Sunday, March 9, 2008

PABC Del Rio/Mexico Mission Trip

For the first time in a long time, the Lord blessed me with the opportunity to go on a Mission Trip with the Singles Ministry group from Paul Ann Baptist Church. We left here at 6 pm on Friday night and arrived back here safely at midnight last night. Eighteen PABC members rode down to Del Rio in two church vans to help out our fellow Christians in Del Rio who are trying to start a church and after we were done there, we had the opportunity to visit two orphanages in Mexico.
We painted two coats on the inside of the Esperanza Del Rio Community Church on Saturday morning, and worshiped God in between paint coats drying. Then, we proceeded to drive to Acuna, Mexico where we visited two Children's Orphanages (Missions) a spent time with the kids and learning about their life experiences in these orphanages. Zachary also donated his bike to the first orphanage we visited. They were so excited! We were able to play with the children, talk to them (as our rusted Spanish permitted), and share the word of God through the Story of Jesus Bracelets and cards we handed out (typed in Spanish). For those of you who have not had the pleasure of reading about these, this is what it says;

Story of Jesus 'Christ's Story' Bracelet:

  • One night there was a bright star (Star Charm),
  • which guided three men (3 green beads),
  • who were the three wise men (3 white beads),
  • To the birth of Jesus (1 clear bead),
  • Who later in life became a carpenter (1 brown wood bead),
  • And a fisher of men and souls (1 fish charm),
  • He had twelve apostles (12 metal rings),
  • Who spread the Word of Christ. (1 clear bead).
  • But on one black day (3 black beads) of hatred, envy and death
  • he was crucified (1 silver cross)
  • He shed His blood for us (1 red bead)
  • to purify and save us (1 clear bead).
  • He rose and is now in Heaven (1 blue bead)
  • seated with the Father and the Holy Spirit(1 dove charm)
  • And He did all this because of His great love for us (1 heart bead).

Friday, March 7, 2008

Walk Now for Autism

I am participating in Walk Now for Autism to help find a cure for autism. Autism is the second most common developmental disorder in the United States affecting one in every 150 children born today. Despite some promising discoveries, the cause of autism is unknown and a cure does not exist. Research is crucial. Every 20 minutes another child is diagnosed with autism. Not only must we find ways to improve the quality of life for children and adults with autism, but we also must find a cure, and soon.
Walk Now for Autism is our chance to make a difference in the fight against autism by raising money for autism research and heightening public awareness. Please join me in my fight as I raise $ 250+ to help fund essential research. I will be walking on April 5th and would like you to support those affected by autism. You can donate to Walk Now for Autism and join my team online through my webpage at Donations can also be mailed to Autism Speaks using the donation form located on my page or send me a check made out to Autism Speaks. My team name is Multi-Chem; please note this on your check and the donation form.
Please join me in my fight against autism. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of the more than 1 million Americans living with autism today.


(Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. 501 (C)(3) NUMBER: 95-4542637 Autism Speaks Tax Id #: 20-2329938 )

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Bowling/ Mr. Gatti's

Bowling has really become something T is good at. We try to go atleast once a month, but sometimes we go twice. I love to do things with T that my Mom and Dad did with us when we were kids. It brings back Memories for me, but also helps me create new ones with him. I LOVE IT!!!

WOW - he is a cute "little man"

I think I will have to lock him up until he is 21...just kidding....
I am a biased parent, can you tell???


After bowling. we went to grab some food at T's favorite restaurant, Mr Gatti's. There, T made a new dicovery..... He is finally tall enough the ride the Bumper Cars at Mr Gatti's! Only problem is, I couldn't get him to stop riding until I went through 16 coins for him and 8 coins for me, which was all he had left. He loved it!!

We did attempt to win the Motorcylce race, but only got 4th Place.


Also, for those of you whom pray on a regular basis: Can you please say a prayer for me and my group from Paul Ann Baptist Church who are going on a Mission Trip to Del Rio and Mexico tomorrow evening until late Saturday. It would be greatly appreciated! I will write a new blog on it when I return and hopefully I will be able to get a few pictures to add while I am there.