Thursday, August 28, 2008

We had to interrupt school today to celebrate!

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My 100th Post...a prayer request

Wow, I always envisioned my 100th post being something exciting.  If nothing else, just a post about it being my 100th!   Instead, I'm asking for prayer for my husband's father and grandmother. 

This morning, my FIL was taken by ambulance to the hospital.   He had some chest pains and passed out.  In the hospital, they gave him 3 nitro to stop the pain.  He may have cracked or at least bruised his ribs in the fall, but he's doing a bit better now.  They're keeping him for tests.

This week, my FIL's mother (the only living grandparent for my husband and I) was diagnosed with PAD (peripheral atherosclerotic disease) and may have to have one or both feet amputated someday.  She's also in congestive heart failure. 

So, if you'd lift them up in prayer, we'd appreciate it!

Just wanted to give an updated:  My FIL spent 4 days in the hospital.  His heart went into A-Fib, so he's been put on new medications.   Grandma is still doing so-so.  Please continue lifting them up in prayer. 


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Back to School Prayer Service

Tonight was our church's annual Back to School Prayer Service.  Does your church do one?  If not, you should suggest it!  What a great way to begin the school year!

Our church comes together in praise and prayer and music and worship for all the children going back to school (public, homeschooled, college) and all the educators (preschool through college and including homeschooling parents) and all the adminstrators, workers, staff, etc. of any educational institution.

Prior to service or early in the service, everyone writes on a postcard the name of a child they wish to be prayed for.  At a designated time during the service, everyone comes forward and places those cards in a basket and they are prayed over.  Several times between songs, we pray.

What an uplifting time!  As a I said before....what a great way to start the new year!

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Reminder! TONIGHT and in the morning is the Perseid meteor shower!

Just a reminder to everyone to get outside tonight to watch the Perseids. They have been sporadic for a couple weeks and will be sporadic for a couple more, but TONIGHT!  Tonight is the height of the shower! 

The best time will right before dawn tomorrow morning, so set your alarms!  Another good time will be around 9 p.m. tonight, when the slower (but less frequent) "earthgrazers" will skip through our atmosphere.  Setting your alarm for a couple hours before dawn and getting away from lights is your best bet and will offer the most reward when you can see dozens, maybe even hundreds, of meteors.  Look to the NE skies, near the Perseus constellation.


There is a free unit about a meteor at HSS, Call Me Ahnighito.  It's a favorite here and I'll be getting it out today!  

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Visit NASA for more information.