Viewing entries posted in 2007
One of the most traumatic experiences of my childhood was when Toto pulled back the emerald green curtain to reveal that the "Great and Powerful Oz" was nothing more than an ordinary man from Kansas with an elaborate special effects system. My heart sank when I realized that the Wizard had no real power and it was all just a façade.As I got older I became a theater junkie. I was in the drama club in high school and spent lots of time behind the curtain. I loved seeing how a false reality could be created for the stage.
8th Annual Community Fishing Derby (Fishing Event)Time: 8:15 AMLocation: Crystal Lake North of DecaturWe will be using the Over Flow Pond at Crystal Lake for the main part of the derby again this year, that is, if the lake level keeps the pond full. The Arkansas Game & Fish will stock the pond with catchable-size catfish, depending on the lake level. Due to low lake level, and we cannot use the pond, we will hold the derby in the main part of the lake only. Rules for Derby:1) Each child must be accompanied by adult2) One rod or pole per child3) Only 3...
John Frieda Salon TourTime: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PMLocation: WalMart Supercenter Store, 4208 Pleasant Crossing BlvdSaturday June 4th, John Frieda hair care is hosting a mobile salon (equipped with product and stylists) at the WalMart Supercenter Store This is one of 10 stops on the brands' Destination: Style salon tour, where men and women are invited to stop by the mobile salon for free consultations and styling sessions. The Blind Side - First Friday Flicks @ Lawrence PlazaJune 3, 2011Part of the programming for Lawrence Plaza in 2011 will be the "First Friday Flicks".
Happy are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted. Mat. 5:4 I ran across this verse earlier this week studying for my Sunday School class. I have to confess, it's caused me to pause and ponder for days now.Happy are those that mourn?How does that even begin to make sense? Isn't' the whole point of mourning the absence of happiness?In my inability to wrap my mind around this I decided it was time to dig deep. So here goes.According to Strong's Concordance the Greek for mourn is pentheo. It means "the feeling or act of grieving".
My name is Austin and I am 11. Emily is my best friend and she is 11 too. Her family is staying with us at our house in Arkansas because her house burned down where she lived in California. We wanted to help take care of them. Emily is usually happy, but she is sad because just before she moved here she also found out her Mom's heart is sick and that she could die anytime. Emily can splain it way better then me, but she has been very sad for all that she has went through.
I was at Wal-Mart last week, in a hurry trying to get to my son's baseball game. I had everything on my list and was headed to the front of the store towards the registers when I heard the store manager come over the loud speakers "Attention Wal-Mart Associates, we have a Code Adam. Attention Wal-Mart Associates, we have a Code Adam" I froze. I know what a Code Adam is; it means someone's child is missing.My mother's heart sank as I stood there watching to see what would unfold. What I saw amazed me.
As I type these words one billion people are turning their attention to London to watch the Royal Wedding. It's every girl's dream. Horse drawn carriages, fairy tale gowns, tiaras, palaces. This morning Kate woke up a girl with no title, a commoner, and tonight she will go to bed Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus.I have to admit, I'm caught up in all the hype. My step-mom is British so her appreciation for the Royal family has rubbed off on me.
Victory Church in Springdale is distributing care packages to victims of the recent flood disaster.They are collecting items Wed, Thurs. and Friday of this week from 9am to 7pm at their church (3598 S 48th ST in Springdale).They are collecting the following items:Foodblanketspillowstoiletriesbucketsbleach and other cleaning suppliesglovesmoney to help with specific needsThe church's phone number is 479-751-7926.
The last forty days I have purposefully cut out distractions (TV, books, social media) in order to focus more time and attention on God's Word and prepare my heart for Easter. As I have quieted my heart I have felt an awakening in my soul. A longing for more of Him.This weekend was the culmination of my Lenten season and I was so looking forward to Easter Sunday worship. As we pulled out of the church parking lot only one word came to mind to describe my feelings about Easter worship...
I think we would all say that we'd like our lives to reflect the goodness of God. I don't know about you, but I find myself guilty of wanting that reflection to involve my life actually being "good". For me God's goodness means that I'm happy, everyone's healthy, and all the bills are paid with some left over.When things start to go wrong I pull back, shut down, run and hide. I question God. Why would He allow suffering to come into my life? Doesn't He know that I want my life to be a reflection of His goodness? And...