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Video: Kevin Skinner (35) of Mayfield, KY, makes America’s Got Talent, 2009–Wows Judges

Here’s the video from Kevin Skinner of Mayfield, KY who wowed America’s Got Talent in the 2009 season. Some call him potentially another “Susan Boyle” story. He’s an unemployed chicken catcher, 35 yrs. old. I really enjoyed the performance. Do you think he’s “got it”?


Continue Reading July 2, 2009 at 2:38 pm 9 comments

Pure: Kari Jobe

June 18, 2008 at 8:33 pm 3 comments

Inspiration from Mr. Rogers

Last week would have been Mr. Rogers 80 birthday.  Philadelphia asked everyone to wear their favorite sweaters in remembrance of him. 

In viewing a few videos, I ran across this video that left me hopeful and inspired.  I hope you find it worth your time. 

“Mr. Rogers Talks to the US Senate”

I’m interested in your response…what do you take away from it?

March 24, 2008 at 12:52 pm 4 comments

New Again: Sara Evans & Brad Paisley

“New Again” by Sara Evans & Brad Paisley, set to Easter Scenes from The Passion 

March 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm 3 comments


Got this from Dori Cook today.  She was right…it’s a “wow”.

If you have trouble with the play button, click here.

March 13, 2008 at 1:02 pm 3 comments

How to Recover a Bible Yourself

Okay, so I promised you I’d show you how.  TIPS for RECOVERING YOUR BIBLE (not “re-binding”, per se.)

I don’t know all the technical how-tos, but here’s how I did it.  Hope it helps.  I hate those cheap leather-like leather chips they call leather on most Bibles you buy.  I need DURABILITY, and a closure. I’m rather attached to my own Bible, but cannot see sending it off at all, anywhere…I just can’t part with it, and I can’t see paying more for a cover than the Bible itself is worth new.  So, here I go.

This is my fist video “how- to”, so don’t laugh at the skills, internets.

November 28, 2007 at 6:16 pm 9 comments

Goldilock’s Birthday Video/Quotes

Our “Goldilocks”:  9 Years Old Today.  This is a slideshow I put up for her of the festivities, the baking and cookies and party. 

The girls also loved watching a second slideshow I’d put up on the kitchen computer of her 8th year during the party.  We couldn’t pull them away from it to open gifts!  I told my friend I wanted a slideshow of my year with all my friends standing there with their eyes glued to the screen telling me how cute I look!  Only nine year old girls.  Crazy.  

An hour and a half into the party, the six girls all came storming into the kitchen squealing as only six girls in tea party dresses can:  “Mom, Mom!  Guess what!  Guess!  MOM!!!” 

“What girls?” 

“All.  Of. Us. {pant, pant} We all…All.  Our.  Middle.  Names.  Are. ELIZABETH!!!!!!!  ALL OF US!!!!!! {jumping up and down, up and down, up and down!!!!!!!!}

The Mommies and Daddies laughed hysterically. 

What are the odds of that?


The girls wanted The Hub to be their “butler”.  He brought out three ties and let them all choose–nothing like a bright red tie to say “festive”.  Good choice, girls!  Dad, you rock!



Mom:  Come give me my first big 9 year old hug!  I’ll see how I like it! 

G:  Okay.

Mom:  Hey, these are pretty good!  I like 9 year old hugs!

G:  I liked 8 year old hugs, too.  {a bit sadly}

Mom:  Me too.

G:  I can’t get my arms around you good all the way, sit up some. {My feet were a little dead by that point}

Mom:  {sitting up some}  Mmmmm.  Now, that’s a good hug.


Red (my 6 yr. old son) :  “This is the best tea party I’ve ever had!


Boy Wonder, 2PM:  “Girls?!!!!  How many?  Do I have to stay?  Can I go to Ryan’s?  Can he come here?  How long do I have to stay?  What do you mean I can’t wear my Colts t-shirt?  What do I have to wear anyway?  GOSH!” 


Boy Wonder 2PM:  “Ryan is here?  YEAH!”

Older Boys 3PM:  “These cookies are GOOoood!  Can we have some punch?”


A good party.  I was waiting on a few guests and forgot we were supposed to make crowns!  Oops.  Oh well!  The girls were really cute arriving in their dressy clothes and shawls.  My mom came all decked out.  We couldn’t decide if she was going to a tea party or “the church lady” from SNL.  She’s a hoot.

Did you see Kim in the slideshow?  She made a debut appearance and it totally made my day.  Thanks for mustering some energy to drive over with your girl for a few minutes.  You look great, girl.  I posted the pic on your blog!

Everybody, thanks for sharing our day with us.

November 10, 2007 at 11:52 pm Leave a comment

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Magnanimity (derived from the Latin roots magn- great, and anima, soul) is the virtue of being great of mind and heart. It encompasses, usually, a refusal to be petty, a willingness to face danger, and actions for noble purposes. Its antithesis is pusillanimity. Both terms were coined by Aristotle, who called magnanimity "the crowning virtue."

Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary of the American Language defines Magnanimity as such:

MAGNANIM'ITY, n. [L. magnanimitas; magnus, great, and animus, mind.] Greatness of mind; that elevation or dignity of soul, which encounters danger and trouble with tranquillity and firmness, which raises the possessor above revenge, and makes him delight in acts of benevolence, which makes him disdain injustice and meanness, and prompts him to sacrifice personal ease, interest and safety for the accomplishment of useful and noble objects.[1] (Source: Wikipedia)



"We shall not waste our time in looking for extraordinary experiences in our life, but live by pure faith, ever watchful and ready for His coming by doing our day-to-day duties with extraordinary love and devotion." ~Mother Teresa



"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not come. We have only today. Let us begin." ~Mother Teresa




A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in it's vicinity freshen into smiles. --Washington Irving




When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


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