Tuesday, March 31, 2009


You all know that I have been praying for baby Stellan. People have been sending in pics since he was in utero of his name. It's REALLY cool to see all of the places "he" has been. People have been lifting up his name in prayer since the docs said he wouldn't make it.

Tonight MckMomma posted a few pics here and the first one is his name with Steven Curtis Chapman and two lovely young ladies. I did a double take and realized (thanks to my bro and sister-in-love) that one of the lovely young ladies is my friend Rhonda!!! She is the mom of the SUPER cute twins that I mentioned in THIS post. It's pretty amazing how small the world really is!!!

Go check it out and pray for baby Stellan to be healed. Then stand in awe of the amazing work God is doing in his little body. THEN be totally amazed and refreshed at the GLORY MckMomma gives God even in such difficult times. Wow.

Sunday, March 29, 2009


Do you have a TV show or two that you watch and always wonder WHY?? I personally have too many of them. It's like a train wreck. I know if I just deleted them from my DVR that I would never miss them. That is exactly what I plan to do with "Little Miss Perfect" after last night. I watched an episode (again....WHY??? I don't know) at 4:00 am because I couldn't sleep for some reason. The little girl in the video here was one of the two featured in this particular episode. I gasped OUT LOUD when the MOTHER said, "People think it's wrong but it's not. Maybe they think that because they have ugly kids." Are you serious? I was just so sad for that little girl as I watched her be painted with a fake tan, pop in her false teeth, glue on false eyelashes, pin in fake hair and be fitted for a dress that costs more than two months worth of my house payments! Then she sat at the photographers while her mother picked apart a beautiful picture of her. "Change this, plump that, lighten that, darken that." Ick. I have watched a FEW episodes where the little girls go "natural" and do rather well...but they never win. It really is warped. I'm not a big anti-pageant person because I understand that everyone is different, but I do think that discretion needs to be used when dealing with such little girls...babies really. I have this need to protect my child for as long as possible and don't think it sounds like a good idea to parade her around, scantily clad, in front of three judges so that she can be sized up for what?? A crown and a check that MIGHT cover the entrance fee and her socks? Which brings me to my next point. The judges. A few of the pageants featured "guest judges." They were business MEN who knew nothing about pageants. Very creepy. I know it was probably a PR thing or they sponsored the event...but still..creepy. I originally started watching the show because I thought it would be interesting to see how these mothers work. Now I think it's just sad. My DVR will now have an opening to record something more worth while...like Dancing With the Stars.