Saturday, May 30, 2009

An Interesting Way to Look At Statistics

The Richest 1%
If we could shrink the earth's population to a village of precisely 100 people with all the existing human ratios remaining the same, the world would look something like the following:
There would be:
57 Asians
21 Europeans
14 from the Western hemisphere, both north and south
8 Africans
52 would be female
48 would be male
70 would be non-white
30 would be white
70 would be non-Christian
30 would be Christian
89 would be heterosexual
11 would be homosexual
6 people would possess 59% of the entire world's wealth
All 6 would be from the United States.
80 would live in substandard housing
70 would be unable to read
50 would suffer from malnutrition
1 would be near death;
1 would be near birth
1 (yes, only 1) would have a college education
1 would own a computer
You own a computer or at the very least have consistent access to one.
You are among the world's wealthiest 1%
With all of the bills and the stress, life doesn't feel that way does it?
Maybe that's just because you don't know how blessed you are.Wake Up!

Friday, May 29, 2009

16 Years Ago

16 Years ago, our lives changed completely! We became grandparents for the first time. I remember the phone call my daughter made when our precious grandson was born. "He is so sweet, mom." "He is so soft." "He is perfect!"

I told her I was on my way, and made it to San Diego right after they got home from the hospital.

I laid my eyes on him and fell completely in love! Everything my daughter said is so true. He was so soft, and sweet, and I'm sure he smiled at Grandma!

He used to be a chubby baby, but now, as his mom says, he is all knees and elbows! He is the top left picture in my header.

We praise the Lord for Zachary. He has been a blessing to us, and to his extended family.


Thoughts for 5/29/09

Dieting Rules

If you eat something and no one sees you eat it, it has no calories.

If you drink a diet soda with a candy bar, the calories in the candy bar are canceled out by the diet soda.

When you eat with someone else, calories don’t count if you don’t eat more than they do.

Food used for medicinal purposes NEVER counts, such as hot chocolate, brandy, toast and Sara Lee Cheesecake.

If you fatten up everyone else around you, then you look thinner.

Movie-related foods (Milk Duds, buttered popcorn, Junior Mints, Red Hots, Tootsie Rolls, etc.) do not have additional calories because they are part of the entertainment package and not part of one’s personal fuel.

Cookie pieces contain no calories — the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

Things licked off knives and spoons have no calories if you are in the process of preparing something. Examples are peanut butter on a knife making a sandwich and ice cream on a spoon making a sundae.

Foods that have the same color have the same number of calories. Examples are: spinach and pistachio ice cream; mushrooms and white chocolate. NOTE: Chocolate is a universal color and may be substituted for any other food color.

Anything consumed while standing over the kitchen sink, has no calories.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Greater Things Have Yet to Come

This is my prayer four our country. Have a good day, dear family, friends, and citizens on our great country.

“God of This City”
Chris Tomlin

You’re the God of this city
You’re the King of these people
You’re the Lord of this nation
You are

You’re the light in this darkness
You’re the hope to the hopeless
You’re the peace to the restless
You are

For there is no-one like our God
There is no-one like our God

Greater things have yet to come
Greater things are still to be done
In this city
Greater things have yet to come
And greater things have still to be done here

You’re the Lord of creation
The creator of all things
You’re the King above all kings

You’re the strength in the weakness
You’re the love to the broken
You’re the joy in the sadness

Greater things have yet to come
Greater things have still to be done
In this city
Where glory shines from hearts alive
With praise for You and
Love for you in this city

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Tomorrow is the observed holiday known as Memorial Day. It is a day that many families get together for a BBQ, or they go to the beach, or just spend a quiet day at home. It is a day to remember those who are in the different branches of the service.

This is the day we are encouraged to remember our fallen soldiers, who gave their lives for those of us who live in America.

I would like to honor those in my family who have served.

James M. Adams
My father who served in the Army - He was a gunner during WWII
As he used to say, "Why would anyone jump out of a perfectly flying airplane?" He never had to jump out of the plane. He was stationed for awhile in France. He said the water was terrible, so many of his fellow service men drank the wine. Daddy told us the strongest drink he ever had was a coke in a dirty glass.
He came home!

Anthony P. Cimino
My step -dad served in the Air Force. He was a pilot. He flew different planes during WWII and the Korean Conflict. He also went to Viet Nam during the last days of the war. He retired after working in the Pentagon.
He is home!

James B. Adams
My brother served in the Air Force. He served in Viet Nam. It was a tough assignment. He doesn't talk about Viet Nam to us.
He is home!

David W. Adams
My brother served in the Air Force. He was in during Viet Nam, but he never had to go there. He also served in the Army and Air National Guard.
He is home!

Regina Adams
My sister-in-law spent seven years in the Naval Reserve. She served in the Naval Reserve as a line officer in Korea, Japan and Italy.
She is home!

Carole Goossen James
My daughter was in the Navy. She served on the tender, U.S.S. Acadia. She was in the Persian Gulf war, Desert Shield - Desert Storm.
She is home!

Larry Don James
My son-in-law. He served in the Army. He was a specialist who worked on helicopters.
He is home

Larry Wayne Waddington
My nephew, served in the Navy. He was an aviation ordnance, serving on the U.S.S Enterprise, and the U.S.S Abraham Lincoln. He served in Desert Shield - Desert Storm.
He is home!

Robert Adams
My nephew, who is serving in the Navy. He is serving on the U.S.S Stennis, somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. He has also been on a submarine, and taught submarine classes.
He is serving today.

Patrick Adams
My nephew, serving in the Army in Afghanistan.
He is serving today.

I am so proud of the members of my family who served, and I am so glad they made it home. We pray for those two members that are still serving.

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is a constant reminder of those who paid the ultimated sacrifice. Here is a nice presentation about the Tomb.

Our country is still the greatest country in the world, and I am so glad I get to live here! I hope you are proud to be here too.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thoughts for Today

God Said...

If you never felt pain, then how would you know that I’m a Healer?

If you never went through difficulties, how would you know that I’m a Deliverer?

If you never had a trial, how could you call yourself an overcomer?

If you never felt sadness, how would you know that I’m a Comforter?

If you never made a mistake, how would you know that I’m forgiving?

If you knew it all, how would you know that I will answer your questions?

If you never were in trouble, how would you know that I will come to
your rescue?

If you never were broken, then how would you know that I can make you whole?

If you never had a problem, how would you know that I can solve them?

If you never had any suffering, then how would you know what Jesus went through?

If you never went through the fire, then how would you become pure?

If I gave you all things, how would you appreciate them?

If I never corrected you, how would you know that I love you?

If you had all power, then how would you learn to depend on me?

If your life was perfect, then what would you need Me for?

Thank you, God!

Selected from “E-Mail Ministry” newsletter. Cited on
“Peggie’s Place.”

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Thought for 5/1/09

Yesterday - History

Tomorrow - Mystery

Today - Present (our gift)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Demographics of Muslims

I posted this on FaceBook, but some of my friends out there don't do FB, so I thought I'd put it in a post. This is very scary, but I still believe our God is in control. Nothing takes Him by surprise.

Somebody Said....

Somebody Said....

Somebody said a mother is an unskilled laborer...... somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby...... somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother "normal" is now history.

Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping noses and changing diapers...... somebody doesn't know that a child is much more than the shell he lives in.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct...... somebody never took a three-year old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring...... somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

Somebody said teachers, psychologists and pediatricians know more about children than mothers...... somebody hasn't invested her heart in another human being.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out"...... somebody thinks a child is like a bag of plaster that comes with directions, mold & a guarantee.

Somebody said being a mother is what you do in your spare time...... somebody doesn't know when you're a mother, you're a mother ALL the time.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices...... somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child wind up and hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother...... somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math

Somebody said you can't love the 3rd,4th, 5th, or more, child as much as you love the first...... somebody doesn't have three, four, five, or more children.

Somebody said a mother can find the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books...... somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and deliver...... somebody has never watched her "baby" get on a bus for the first day of kindergarten.

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back......somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married......

somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son-in-law or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody say a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home......somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the plate of life...... somebody doesn't know what fills you up.

Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her...... somebody isn't a mother.

Remember to call your mother and wish her a


Wednesday, May 6, 2009


Please remember to pray on Thursday, May 7, 2009, for our country and our leaders.

The National Day of Prayer