Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Word of Promise

I first heard about the Word of Promise on the Laura Ingraham show last Friday. She had Jim Caviezel on her program and he talked about the Word of Promise which is a audio Bible of the New Testament. Laura played some excerpts of the Bible on her show and I knew I just had to have it.

I ordered the audio Bible from Amazon on Saturday and today it arrived. I have listened to a few chapters of it and I really liked the way the New Testament is presented; in dramatic audio theater style.

Some of the voices in this audio Bible, besides Jim Caviezel, are Stacy Keach, Michael W. Smith, Lou Gossett Jr., Lou Diamond Philips, Richard Dreyfuss, Marisa Tomei and Michael York who is the Narrator. There are a few others of course.

If you want to hear a sampling of the audio Bible you may go to the website http://www.thewordofpromise.com/wp1/. You can also buy an MP3 version of the Bible from the website itself. I can assure you that it will be a very good investment. You don't have to waste your time in the car listening to useless stuff, instead you can listen to the New Testament. The version that is used for this audio Bible is the New King James Version.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Duncan and a dog

Dillon, Duncan's cousin, has a very frisky dog. He jumps all over people and really freaked Denice out.

Duncan was happy to play with the dog, and even held the dog leash. For a while at least before the dog dragged him and he fell flat on his face! That was it. The dog had to return to his pen.

I told Dillon not to let Duncan hold the leash because the dog was a lot stronger than he was. And being Duncan, he didn't know how to let go. He thought he was going to be able to control the dog and lead the dog where ever he wanted the dog to go. :-)

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Pick up hug

Daddy, give me a pick up hug?

Why Duncan? I already gave you a pick up hug just now.

I like pick up hugs. Lots of pick up hugs.

Why do you like pick up hugs, Duncan?

Because I just like it.

This is the dialogue that goes between Daddy and Duncan daily. He sure does love his pick up hugs! Daddy picks him up and gives him a hug in his arms, that's what a pick up hug is.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Too much support for kids may not be good

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moms and dads who both offer lots of support and reassurance when their young children express negative emotions may not be doing them a favor, new research shows.

Studies in four- and five-year-olds found that the children whose parents reacted with differing levels of support to their emotional setbacks were actually more emotionally mature and handled conflict better, Dr. Nancy L. McElwain of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her colleagues found.

"It's good to give your child some support, but also at the same time some space to manage the problem," McElwain told Reuters Health.

Read the full story here.

I could have told them that without them having to conduct this study! The school of hard knocks is the best teacher for any kid! :-)

Of course I am not saying parents should not encourage their children or give them the support they need, but the reality is children like adults need to learn to depend on themselves sometime and learn from whatever difficulty they think they may be facing.

Children need to know that they are not always totally helpless, that they too are endowed with a strength that need to be honed by hard circumstances.

In praising and giving our children the emotional support they need, balance is the key. I think as adults we know, if we have learned from our personal experiences, what the right balance is.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

38 Question Tag

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night.
Not a person, but a funny story on Nightwing's blog.

2. What were you doing at 0800?
I was trying to go back to sleep but the kids were making so much outside my bedroom door.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Going on a rant because of the clutter caused by the kids last night.

4. What happened to you in 2006?
I spent 3 months in Malaysia and also visited my friend in KL without my kids.

5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
Stop banging your bowl!

6.How many beverages did you have today?
None so far. It's still early in the morning.

7. What color is your hairbrush?

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Paid the babysitter for her service.

9. Where were you last night?
At the Friends of the NRA dinner.

10. What color is your front door?

11. Where do you keep your change?

12. What’s the weather like today?
Foggy early this morning and will be overcast and cool the rest of the day

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Rum raisin

14. What excites you?
Sex? :-)

15. Do you want to cut your hair?
Yes, to get it back in shape.

16. Are you over the age of 25?

17. Do you talk a lot?
All the time.

18. Do you watch the O.C.?

19. Do you know anyone named Steven?

20. Do you make up your own words?

21. Are you a jealous person?

22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’.

23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’.

24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
Doug, my husband

25. What does the last text message you received say?
Some stupid text messaging from the cell phone service.

26. Do you chew on your straw?

27. Do you have curly hair?

28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Maybe the shopping center.

29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
There's no rude person in my life.

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Tri-tip (beef), bread roll, salad, beans, sausage, and chicken at the Friends of the NRA dinner.

31. Will you get married in the future?
I'm already married.

32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Haven't watched any movies in the past 2 weeks.

33. Is there anyone you like right now?
I like many people.

34. When was the last time you did the dishes?

35. Are you currently depressed?
No, I am not.

36. Did you cry today?

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Because I was tagged and I didn't want to be a spoilsport.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
I'm not tagging anyone.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Notice something wrong?

I don't know what the problem is with this blog template. Look at the earlier posts, and this post. There is a blank space to the right of the first paragraph. I don't know what is causing this. However, if there is a picture at the top, there is no such problem. The blog was showing correctly when those poss written and published but a few days ago I began noticing the blank spaces.

I really like this template. It is clean looking and very feminine. I would hate to have to replace this template if the problem does not resolve by itself. Everything looks fine on the edit page. If what it takes to solve this problem is a picture at the beginning of the post, then maybe that is what I may have to do, for now, that is.

Update: I don't know how to resolve the problem with the template, so I have decided to replace the template with what you see now.