Thursday, September 25, 2008 

Hope Now

Does anyone else feel like life has just been busy and insane lately? Maybe it's just me. haha. I'm ready for a vacation and a short break from reality. In fact, I have one of those coming up in only a month and a half that I'm really looking forward to!!

Anyway, I heard this song for the first time a few weeks ago and it's quickly becoming one of my favorites. This afternoon it came on the radio as I was driving. I was in the midst of a stressful day and it seemed to be just what I needed to hear. So since I have nothing blogworthy to write about right now I thought I'd share these lyrics with you.

Hope Now by Addison Road

If everything comes down to love
Then just what am I afraid of?
When I call out your name
Something inside awakes in my soul
How quickly I forget I'm yours

I'm not my own
I've been carried by you
All my life

Everything rides on hope now
Everything rides on faith somehow
When the world has broken me down
Your love sets me free

When my life is like a storm
Rising waters all I want is the shore
You say I'll be ok
And make it through the rain
You are my shelter from the storm

I'm not my own
I've been carried by you
All my life


You've become my heart's desire
And I will sing your praises higher
Cause your love sets me free
Your love sets me free
Your love sets me free

Thursday, September 18, 2008 

Please pray for Hadley

Hadley Fox is the 8-year old daughter of my friend Angela and she has been fighting a brain tumor for a long time now. You can get more information about her at Also, please read the below about project brain child. It doesn't cost anything to participate but you do have to be an American Express cardholder to vote.

Thank you for your prayers!


vote for Project Brain Child

Project Brain Child is an iniative of the Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Association.

Members Project is a program sponsored by American Express where cardmembers submit innovative ideas for projects that make a difference. Cardmembers vote on the projects, and the winning 5 projects will receive up to $1.5 million in funding from American Express, awarded as follows:

$1,500,000 for the winning project
$500,000 for the 2nd place project
$300,000 for the 3rd place project
$100,000 each for the two remaining finalist projects
The Pediatric Low Grade Glioma Association (PLGA) submitted their project idea to American Express in August. They will use the funds to conduct a feasibility study to create a National Pediatric Genomic Brain Tumor Registry. The information collected in this registry would allow scientific researchers and medical experts to target specific genetic abnormalities with existing drugs most effectively.

The registry will embody all brain tumor types, not just low grade gliomas.

Project Brain Child was selected from over 1190 other projects to be in the top 25. As of today, September 17, they are in 9th place.

They need to be one in fifth place or better to receive an award. Votes must be cast by September 28.

Any American Express cardholder may vote. If you don't have an American Express card, you can still help by spreading the word to your friends.

Brain tumors kill more children every year than all other diseases combined. Please help this effort.

Saturday, September 06, 2008 

scooter dreams

One of my dreams has always been to have my own driver due to the fact that I hate driving. That's driver as in chauffeur...not driver as in the golf thingy. However, in light of my recent car troubles I may be reconsidering the dream.

I'm now thinking that a more practical and less expensive dream would be to live in a city where owning a car will not be necessary. maybe that won't technically be less expensive. But it would be a big savings on gas and maintenance so that's something. I would also get way more exercise which would be a benefit as well. So this is sounding pretty good so far.

Even after the big move to this city (wherever it may be), it would still be nice to have some kind of personal mode of transportation just for the occasional drive in the fresh air or a quick errand. Today we discovered the perfect solution....

As we drove past a scooter shop in Oklahoma City we saw a white Stella scooter with a side car. It was so perfect that we had to stop and check it out. The side car is for Jason if you're wondering. Can't you just picture us cruising down a city street, helmets on our head, just enjoying the drive? Jason's pretty tall so, of course, he'd probably be sitting in the side car with his hands around his knees. haha. I think this would be a great look for us. I hope we can see this dream through to fruition!

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