“This was a magical morning. We all got up at 3.00 am or something, and went out and we prepared in the dark. And then waited for the first
Pastor Jeremiah Steepek (pictured) transformed himself into a homeless person and went to the 10,000 member church that he was to be introduced as the head pastor at that morning. He walked around his soon to be church for 30 minutes while it was filling with people for service, only 3 people out of the 7-10,000 people said hello to him. He asked people for change to buy food - NO ONE in the church gave him change. He went into the sanctuary to sit down in the front of the church and was asked by the ushers if he would please sit n the back. He greeted people to be greeted back with stares and dirty looks, with people looking down on him and judging him.As he sat in the back of the church, he listened to the church announcements and such. When all that was done, the elders went up and were excited to introduce the new pastor of the church to the congregation. "We would like to introduce to you Pastor Jeremiah Steepek." The congregation looked around clapping with joy and anticipation. The homeless man sitting in the back stood up and started walking down the aisle. The clapping stopped with ALL eyes on him. He walked up the altar and took the microphone from the elders (who were in on this) and paused for a moment then he recited, “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’'The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’After he recited this, he looked towards the congregation and told them all what he had experienced that morning. Many began to cry and many heads were bowed in shame. He then said, "Today I see a gathering of people, not a church of Jesus Christ. The world has enough people, but not enough disciples. When will YOU decide to become disciples?" He then dismissed service until next week.Being a Christian is more than something you claim. It's something you live by and share with others.
If you’ve never been a country music or Tim McGraw fans, that’s all probably about to change! Tim started this song dedicating it to his wife and daughters. But when this sweet girl with Down Syndrome got up on stage, everything changed. This show was in Atlanta on July 13, 2014. Be prepared to completely melt, especially for the surprise at the end!
Turkey or Chicken Tetrazzini - didn't have left over meat so I cooked up some ground turkey while I waited for the sauce to thicken. This recipe makes a lot and is delicious (Ryan even got the leftovers out of the freezer and helped finish them off...) BUT be prepared - this one takes a while!
Crack Potatoes......great for making ahead of time the night before then throwing in the morning for a great breakfast. We have this at almost all of our breakfast potlucks and it's always the first to be dug into!!
The first time I saw Everlasting Revolution hydrangea, I knew I was looking at something special. It was a couple of years ago and I’ve patiently waited for this plant to make it to garden centers. Happily, in 2013, the wait is over! Want a sneak peek of something you’ll just have to have this [...]
People I love
Those people don't know any better. (Unless it's X-Men: First Class. Then we all just waited for nothing. They could have at least Rick Roll'd us or something.)
New Beginnings. #pascalcampion FIRST sketch in a WEEK! I was sick this whole past week and just could NOT draw at all. Even if I could get up and get in front of a page or a computer, nothing came out. This is the very first sketch since last week... kind of super moody, but it probably has to do with the fact that I was just out for a while.
Baked oatmeal. This is a "make ahead" recipe. Mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning. It was not dry at all, like the last recipe I tried. Yummy!
The Music Man (Shirley Jones and Robert Preston - 76 Trombones). Shirley Jones was so sweet and adorable in this film, and Robert Preston such a rascal--but a rascal with a heart of gold. Wonderful song, wonderful movie. This was my mother's favorite movie. She went to the thearter to see it a half-dozen times, something she never did. And when VHS machines came out, I got her a copy of the Music Man for Christmas. She was so happy!
Everything Hurts and I'm Dying. The best and funniest workout shirt or tank of all time. Something we have all thought when we first start running or working out again. Weather you are a casual 5k runner or running a marathon for the first time, this is the perfect shirt to get a laugh. #funnyfitness
Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. I visited the Bahamas in November, 2009. We went there for a week and every day it was hot out. The bahamas is made up of many islands and this is the one I went to.
Places to go and things to do
Growing up in Trinidad all food served at weddings and prays were served on banana leafs. It was exciting to tag along with the men as they went to the woods to gather the leaves, washing them and stacking them up getting prepared for the crowds that would come. It was exciting times!!
maybe we got lost in translation maybe i asked for too much and maybe this thing was a materpiece till you tore it all up, words, quotes
Love and the Like
Beeing Good...I can see using this every day and putting the names in the basket then pull one out at the end of the day for a special treat or something.
Something like this in white instead of heels for a beach wedding and then you can put heels on for when youre inside or out of the sand at least. Sooo doing this.
A Girl Can Dream
the sg concert last night was amazing! and we waited out in the cold for her and she came out and took pictures (:
Lumpiang Shanghi. This is all I ate when I was in the Philpppines at every meal, and in every restaurant we went to. LOVE!
Food and Drink
Whenever we ask a child to do something and he or she responds with "I'd love to!" then a pom pom goes in the jar. When it's full, we go out for frozen yogurt. We don't do it ALL the time, but it's an investment in a habit that has resulted in sweet responses (even without the yogurt). -April
And kid, you’ve got to love yourself. You’ve got wake up at four in the morning, brew black coffee, and stare at the birds drowning in the darkness of the dawn. You’ve got to sit next to the man at the train station who’s reading your favorite book and start a conversation. You’ve got to come home after a bad day and burn your skin from a shower. Then you’ve got to wash all your sheets until they smell of lemon detergent you bought for four dollars at the local grocery...
At Shiloh lots were cast for the various tribal areas. This was a sacred act, revealing how God would choose to parcel out the land within the tribes. "So the men went and passed up and down in the land and wrote in a book a description of it by towns in seven divisions. "Then they came to Joshua to the camp at Shiloh, & Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the Lord. And there Joshua apportioned the land to the people of Israel, to each
"I was always fully prepared to be a struggling actor for a while and play a cop or a pizza boy, but the fact that all this has happened at a very young age is just really extraordinary".
At the beginning of the school year teacher said 'write your resolutions for the school year on the board' and this popular girl went first and wrote 'no more DRAMA!!!!!!' real big. My friends and I were all 'whaaaaaat?!' Cuz she always was starting something with the school b*! So this pin is so very perfect for me!
Neat ideas for the home
funnywildlife:by schpakowski Rufous-Hummingbird I was sitting at the picnic table in the yard this past weekend with my daughter and we spotted a hummingbird hovering for a few moments… It was her first sighting of one, which made it a small magical moment. ~Charlotte (PixieWinksFairyWhispers)
RIP. She was raped and beat up by 6 different men all at once. She fell in and out of comas after the incident. she died on Dec. 28, 2012 in #India. She was said to just be crying nonstop....her only fault? She was a woman and accidentally got on the wrong bus. This horrifies and disgusts me.
My mom passed away two and a half years ago. She used to send my brother and I cards whenever she went away on business trips and she’d sign every one the same way. I got this at Curious Tattoo in College Park, Maryland. Ryan did an amazing job reproducing my mom’s handwriting. I could not be happier with the way this turned out and I am excited to have a piece of her with me at all times.
Had a great day with Kaitlyn Leeb (Cassandra) on the farm. She came home with me after we filmed a scene together last night on Heartland. We went for a yummy breakfast this morning then out for a nice afternoon ride on Hawk and Cash. Photo by Amber Marshall #Season9
We selected out favorite E.E. Cummings poem and I used raw and unstretched canvas that I first primed with white house paint (I often use this in place of gesso). I let it dry and then went to town writing out the poem- and believe or not I used black shoe polish to write with
home is wherever i'm with you
Black Satin We blame Lindsay Lohan for this one. Back in 2006, when LiLo was at the height of her popularity and hadn't started her tailspin into drug addiction and legal woes, she was spotted with this glossy obsidian hue on her tips, causing all hell to break loose. The shade sold out in mere hours at some stores, while there was a booming black market eBay trade, with some bottles fetching prices of $100 or more. Thankfully, Chanel introduced it again.
Love 100 cupboards. We found this book on accident, we were looking for something at the library to listen to on a road trip. We ended up loving it! First in a trilogy.
Good To Know
This cherry blossom painting was very easy art to create. Done with acrylic. Simply painted the background, randomly placed branches, then loaded up a round brush with paint and dapped it in groupings of five to make flower shapes. Then went back to each flower and added a dark dot in the center. Even if you're not a painter, it's worth a try.