Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Updated: as of Sunday January 31 ~ Tonya is doing much much better! The doctors know it is just the Lord that has done the work! We are looking for an even greater report! Thank you all for praying!
This is my big sissy.... who is so very sick. They do not expect her to make it more than 48 hours.. I really dont want to let her go... but I dont want to keep her from her great blessing either! I pray that sweet Jesus will comfort our family and will give us grace in this time. She is a winner either way... but if I could keep her just a little longer I would love it!
"Blessings on You"
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hey guys... finally am posting this... please forgive me, I promise to do better! These are the stockings I made for my sisters... from Left to Right Jeri's, with the Zebra heel Marys with the flip flop and Gabbys with the Union Jack proudly displayed! I love them they turned out very nice! They were all full and I didnt have a place to hang them at moms so please forgive the pic of them laying on the table!
"Blessings on You"
Friday, January 22, 2010
God is a miracle worker! He is all Soverign and He always knows best... that is why I am asking you all to please, please pray for my sister in law Tonya. She has had pancreatic caner and sweet Jesus healed her of that... now she is dealing with cancer in her stomach... (its completely gone from her pancreas) She has not been doing good at all the last couple days and the doctor said in his opinion she has about 60 days... she is in so much pain and if God doesnt intervene it could be just any day... We have been praying and we believe that God can raise her from this sick cancer bed! We also know that she has lived way beyond what the doctors have said at the beginning... please pray for our family and for her... for whatever God sees fit.... The doctor said something yesterday that was great and actually profound... mom said that as long as there is breath there is hope... (which I have used this quote before) but he actually took it a step further... As long as there is hope.... there is a chance! So I humbly request for each one who may read this (if you are a believer in that Jesus answers prayers... that you say one for Her (Tonya Thomas) and our family) She was heavily medicated last night and her fever was very high and we all prayed for her and when we got done she wanted to know if anyone needed the Holy Ghost because she felt the Lord so strong! She may have not been making sense with her words most of the night but here she was still wintnessing! Praise the Lord for the strength and determaination that my big sissy has! I love her soooo much!
"Blessings on You"
You might be a child of the 80's if...
*You wanted to be on Star Search. (Didn't we all?) I must confess I wanted to be on Soul Train! lol
*You can remember what Michael Jackson looked like before his nose fell off. Or even when he had those freaky eyes in "Thriller" at the end of the video. Ha ha yeah, sure do!
* You wore a banana clip or one of those slap on wrist bands at some point during your youth. Yup! I actually still have a slap bracelet.... I use it as a bookmark! lol
* You wore French rolls on the bottom of your splatter painted jeans. French rolls yes.... splatter jeans... ummm nope
*You had slouch socks, and puff painted your own shirt at least once. oh yes!
*You owned a doll with 'Xavier Roberts' signed on it's butt. Finally got one when I was like 13! :-) my stepdaughter has her now.
*You knew what Willis was "talkin' 'bout." mmmhhmmm
*You know the profound meaning of "Wax on, Wax off." yes daniel-son
*You can name at least half of the members of the elite "Brat Pack." hmm having trouble here... all I can think of is the original brat pack... but I dont think it is meaning that... does anyone know? gee I feel umm silly
*You can remember watching Full House and Saved by the Bell for endless hours. Umm still do that! lol
*You have seen at least 10 episodes of Fraggle Rock. Yes proudly
*You know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer." lol
*You'll always hold a special place in your heart for "Back to the Future." Ready for a sat movie pj day!
*You know where to go if you "wanna go where everybody knows your name." Funny... chris was humming that the other day!
*You thought Molly Ringwald was REALLY cool. (Was there an 80's movie she WASN'T in?) eh... she was okay
*You know what "psych" means. Im really old arent I???
*You fell victim to 80's fashion: big hair, crimped, combed over to the side, and you wore spandex pants. Yes and my sisters still laugh at the pics!
*You wanted to be a Goonie ("Goonies never say die.") (memories)
*You knew "The Artist" when he was humbly called "Prince." lol yup
*You ever wore fluorescent—neon if you will—clothing... moi??? surely not.... lol
*You could breakdance, or wished you could. still wish I could! lol
*You know who Max Headroom is. haha
*You know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song. does amish paradise count??? lol
*You remember when ATARI was a state-of-the-art video gaming system. yes, and my cousin and I had to fight grandma over it!
*You own any cassettes or albums. still have cassettes
*You were led to believe that in the year 2000 we'd all be living on the moon. Yes I really did! and have flying cars! come on... I rememeber the Jetsons! totally thought we would... (sigh)
*You remember and/or own any of the Care Bear glass collection from Pizza Hut. I do remember them
*"Poltergeist" totally freaked you out. still havent seen it for that very reason!
*You carried your lunch to school in a Gremlins or an ET lunchbox. no mine was way cooler though!
*You have ever pondered why Smurfette was the ONLY female smurf. yes, does anyone know why?
*You wanted to communicate with Synergy, or you wanted green hair like that lead singer of the Misfits. See Jem. mmhhmm
*You inserted the word "like" into, like, every sentence. Like OMG! I still do! lol
*You know what a Doozer is. See Fraggle Rock. yup! just looked it up! I love google!
*You wore biker shorts underneath a short skirt and felt stylish. WhatEVER I was stylish!
*You ever had a Swatch Watch. I dont remember if I had one but I know what they are...does that count?
*You actually spent countless hours trying to perfect the care-bear stare. my eyes are still dry over that one!
*You had a crush on one of the Coreys (Haim or Feldman). I can say umm no not really to this one! Now Kirk Cameron is another story!
*You remember when Saturday Night Live was funny. Yes!
*You had Wonder Woman or Superman Underoos. ha ha... dont think I did!
*You have worn a Banana Clip, or knew someone who did. I dont want to admit this one! How hideous!
*You actually thought "Dirty Dancing" was a REALLY good movie. No Not me... I actually do not like that movie... but didnt see it until I was in my 20's so maybe that is why
*You have heard of "Garbage Pail Kids" (and perhaps still have a collection of them). my cousin used to collect them
*Extra point ~ You have seen the Garbage Pail Kids TV show. (Only one episode was aired.) actually I remember it being on.. but I dont remember watching it
*You had a crush on Bo Derek. eww
*Punks actually "shocked" people. Oh yes! and I have a vivid memory of that!
*You wanted to be The Hulk or Rainbow Brite for Halloween. I still want to be Rainbow Brite... lol
*You believed that "By the power of Greyskull, you HAD the power!" Ha ha He Man!
*You thought that Transformers were more than meets the eye. they still are.. havent you seen the movie???
*You know what a "Whammy" is. ("No Whammy, no whammy, stop!") ?
*Partying "like it's 1999" seemed SO far away. Yes! Then it got here... and ummm now its gone!
*Songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day. (smacking head) stop it! stop it! stop the music!
*3 words: "Atari" "IntelliVision" and "Coleco". Sound familiar? so whats the point??? Im really old! okay okay
*You remember the days that hooking your computer into your TV wasn't an expensive option that required gadgets - it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer! Ha ha,... us pentecostals still do this to watch our dvd's! ( okay well the ones that have a desktop and monitor do... )
*You remember "Friday Night Videos" before the days of MTV. lol wasnt that like last year?? jk
*You ever owned a pair of "Pop-Wheels"—that handy little combination of shoe and roller skate that lasted about a year on the open market. Yes I did! and I loved them!
*You're PO'd that you couldn't really participate in the 60's, pissed that you were a part of the 70's, think you wasted too much time doing stupid, meaningless things in the 80's, and still have no clue what the 90's are all about. no, not me
*While in high school, you and all your friends discussed elaborate plans to get together again at the end of the century and play "1999" by Prince over and over again. no, I had converted to christian music by then!
*You remember when music that was labeled "alternative" really was. yes actually I do remember this one
*You were shocked and horrified at the Challenger explosion (which you were probably watching in school at the time). (tear) Yes I was and I still remember where I was and standing at the time
*You watched HR Puffenstuff as a child, but now that you're older, you really understand that it would have been much better had you known about drugs at the time. I dont remember this
*You've recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phrases:
- "When I was younger"
- "When I was your age"
- "You know, back when..."
- "Because I SAID so, that's why"
What the HECK is this noise on the radio?" "Just can't (fill in the blank) like I used to"
*Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language. umm nope
*You ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video. only at Halloween when my mom would let me!
*At one point during your teenage years, you walked with a noticeable tilt to one side due to the number of plastic rings on that arm. thats funny
*"Celebration" by Kool and the Gang was one of the hot new songs when you first heard it at a school dance. WhatEver.... You guys should see what was planned by My husband and Nephew for our wedding reception... good thing they forgot to pack the fro's before time! Its hilarious! ***we had a 80's music fest at our reception!)
*The first time you ever kissed someone at a dance fell during "Crazy for You" by Madonna. nope
*There were at least three people in your school that voluntarily went by the names of "Skip" "Buffy" "Muffy" or "Dexter." ha ha nope
*You ever owned one of those embarrassing crimping irons. Yes and my barbies hair matched mine!
*You used to hold in your head the thought that all those gold chains on Mr. T actually looked kinda cool and the thought that Mr. T made millions seemed rational to you at the time. lol yes actually
*You remember with pain the sad day when the Green Machine hit the streets and made your old big wheel quite obsolete. We actually were talking about that last weekend!
*You've gotten this far on the list and aren't totally confused. Im going to the corner now........
*The phrase "Where's the beef?" still doubles you over with laughter. Ha ha ha ha.... like it totally just did!
*You read the "Hot Video Games Player's Secrets" guide for Mortal Kombat just so you could find the hidden screen, and play Pong again for old time's sake hmmmmm
*You're starting to believe that maybe 30 isn't so old after all, and it's those people over 40 you have to look out for. AMEN... (sorry if you are that old!) juuuuuusssst Kidding!
*Your hair, at some point in time in the 80's, became something which can only be described by the phrase "I was experimenting." Ha Ha oh yes! ( Not with color... but with styles yes!)
*You've ever shopped at a Banana Republic or Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay? Eww No
*You ever wanted to be gagged with a spoon. Like Yes!!! To the point of my mom almost doing just that! ha
*When someone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end. No cant say that it has...
*You remember "Hey, let's be careful out there." No whats this from?
*You're parents wanted you to attend medical school, but you decided it was pointless since Quincy got all the babes, anyway. lol dad wanted me to be a rocket scientist!! lol
*You had a crush on Jon Bon Jovi, or knew someone who did. Had??? still think hes cute! lol
*You thought eating Reese's Pieces would attract your own Alien. and its HASNT yet!!!! False advertisement!!! (still trying though)
*Your name is Jennifer, Jason, Shannon or Michael hmmmmmmm no comment
*You have ever called 867-5309. dont think I have
*You had a poster of Rob Lowe, Kirk Cameron, or Michael J. Fox on your wall. not that I remember
*You held the top score on Pac-Man. I think for like a day or so!
*You owned a t-shirt that said, "I shot J.R." or know someone who did. no
*This rings a bell: "and my name, is Charlie. They work for me." ?
*You HAD to have your MTV nah
*You know what a "burnout" is. ?
*You owned a Jordache anything, or you remember when Jordache jeans were cool. Arent they still??? Wouldnt that be considered as vintage??? lol (kidding)
*You remember when Madonna was just hitting the scene. Yes
*You remember the original version of Windows: Macintosh. sorta
*You thought "Weird Science" was a masterpiece. hmmmm
*You remember any or all of the following: Echo & the Bunnymen, Cutting Crew, Scritti Politti, or Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark. no
*Chevy Chase was really funny in those vacation movies. He still is!
*You actually know who Rick Springfield is Yes (although I dont know why I even admitted it!)
*You remember when film critics raved that no movie could ever possibly get better special effects than those in the movie TRON. Eh... no I never really liked that movie..... Now Star Wars.... That was the best!
*You jammed to the Miami Vice theme and thought Jan Hammer was cool. ha ha
*Guys: You remember when a guy piercing his ear was radical to the max, but did it anyhow.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
So how has everyone been? I do pray that everyone is great and that this year has brought some promising things into your lives! God has great things instore for His people.... The air is filled with an expectancy! There has been so much going on since the begining of the year that I have not had the time to blog like I thought I would... some of that is due to my hunny taking my computer and giving it back to me when Im too tired to see.... Thanks babe! lol
Well since the begining of the year we actually have been consumed with Winter Jam 2010! It happened on the 15th of this month... last friday night! It had been in the making since the ministers retreat in Branson when Chris, Alan, Bekah and I had sat around a table at Steak and Shake and thought about what we could do for outreach.... then we had tried to get various preachers... and actually the Lord changed all our plans and layed it on Bro. David Bryan's heart to come and preach at this service. So with all that set... I worked on the small details.... with also planning a fundraiser for the weekend after that...(btw we have a spaghetti dinner on the 23rd if anyone is around stop by the church!) Bekah had praise team practice the week before and last week with one final practice right before service... I so enjoyed being on the praise team, we had young people from several different churches in our section and around that were on the praise team and praise band. It was awesome! I am so proud of my husband! God is doing great things through him and oh how proud I am to be Mrs. Chris Haggard. ;-) We had about 240 people at the Winter Jam 2010. Bro. Bryan preached about Passion! A passion for the Cross, a passion for Jesus like we have never known! It was so awesome! We opened up with Pre service - we had three drama teams do sign songs, then we went into the short video that we made about outreach and the countdown! The praise band started playing and then the curtains opened up with us singing We have overcome! How powerful and the anointing fell so strong! The Altar service was so great... so many people blessed and receiving a stronger passion! Our community center definatly had a holy ghost outpouring! After service we served chili and had fellowship and then Final Flight ( the winner of UPCI's Arkansas's Got Talent) came and performed! What a great night! Im so excited to plan the next one... Winter Jam 2011! So everyone mark your calanders! The tenative date is Jan 28th 2011. So now that I have time, I shall start filling you guys in with what all has been going on inbetween times! :)
"Blessings on You"