Monday, May 31, 2010

Pony Tail Holders

 Gross, I mean REALLY gross!  Ok - so this next item will make you nauseous and disgusted but it is true according to Snopes so I had to share it.  Most of you girls have used pony-tail holders to tie your longer hair up, to keep it off your face.  Well, this will make you think twice before you go and buy some cheap holders sold at the dollar store and YES, these we are about to discuss were made in China.  You also may want to think twice before you use your mouth or teeth as that extra "hand" too.

Once again we see the Chinese throwing out all concerns for human life, health and general basic prodigal in the name of doing business and they have been caught doing the unthinkable.  In November of 2007 the news of China's manufacturing of very cheep pony-tail holders came to light.  Apparently these hair ties were found in Dongguan and Guangzhou, two cities in the province of Guangdong. What made this doo-dad's so extreemely inexpensive were the materials they used to produce the ties.  It seems that a young woman in Dongguan came upon the secret ingredient when the thread on her tie began to ravel.  She investigated because of the unexpected color she found inside.  After unravelling the entire band, she found it was made from a recycled condom.  (I said it was GROSS! -- Read the entire link at Snopes for all the details on why they suspected USED prophylactics were being sewn together for these hair ties and not just sub-standard ones.)

Snopes reported that this was not the first time that condoms were made into hairbands in China.  It seems in 2002 the Shanghai Star reported that in Qingdao, Shandong Province another woman had discovered the rubber band she had purchased was also from a condom.  Those bands were manufactured in Yiwu, Zhejiang Province and were being wholesaled by a couple from Oinyang, Henan Province.

When will we Americans (me included) learn that you get what you pay for.  If it is cheaper than the competition, there is probably a VERY good reason and what you are buying is probably NOT what you think it is.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Janey Cutler - Britain's Got Talent

Janey Cutler, an 80 year-old women came to the try-outs for Britain's Got Talent in Glasgow, Scotland earlier this year and sang the song, No Regrets.

She steals the heart of the audience and they all just love her!

Always love it with Simon is surprised from his pre-judgements.  So for all of you out there who still have a dream, this is for you!

Here she is singing in the semi-finals.  She is such a jewel.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

All I Need Is You

I am becoming a BIG fan of Kim Walker. I love the way she giggles in the middle of her songs. Just warms my heart! Seems her songs just minster to me. I love this song (All I Need is You).

What else do we need...really? God make this a reality in my life. That I am TOTALLY content just having YOU!

Monday, May 17, 2010

You Know You Are Living in 2010 when...

This was a cute e-mail I received.  SO true!  ENJOY!
1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave...
2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.
3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you...
5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.
6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )
12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.
13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to share this message.
14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


Sunday, May 16, 2010


This was one of  the oddest web-sites but thought I would share the link with you all as there have been more than one occasion where my own children have had a "discussion" over the rules of  "shotgun" (Rules of Shotgun).  If you have children, this has surely come up (especially if you have more than one boy).  This site is a list of all the rules associated with calling "shotgun".  You know, who is going to ride in the front passenger seat of the car.  It was really cute and I even learned a thing or two.  :-D

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Scrap My Blog

For those of you who want to add some "fun" to your blog...check out this link for fabulous choices in sprucing up your blogs look.  (Scrap My Blog)

Thursday, May 13, 2010


One of the things I love most in life is to worship. The late Rich Mullins (pictured left) had a handle on entering into the presence of the Lord.  This beautiful song is one of his most famous works.
Awesome God  In this video you will see the audience take control of the moment.  Michael W. Smith is leading a concert and the people begin the song before he does.  He is so gracious that he allows them to minister to the Lord and then he joins them in singing.  A priceless moment as the Spirit of the Lord moves. Hopefully you have experienced this great place of peace, joy and comfort.  Our God is truly and AWESOME GOD!   ENJOY!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

God of Second Chances

I am on the mailing list of GodTube and received this link. I usually try to listen to all the new stuff they send out and was TOTALLY blown away by the Spirit of the Lord that was in this clip.

This guy (Carlos Whittaker) was shooting a music video when this Jamaican homeless guy (Danny) comes up. Danny takes a knee, begins to pray and weep then starts singing along by the Spirit in Reggae adding his own version to Carlos' song. FABULOUS. What a priceless move of the Spirit! One Jah (God), One Creator, One Father. Hallelujah in the highest praise! LOVE THIS! ENJOY!

Go to this link and watch...AWESOME!: God of Second Chances

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


The Lord has been so sweet and kind to me lately.  He woke me up again with another precious song.  This morning I could hear the lines, "My chains are gone.  I've been set free."  Do you know this?  Do you know that He has made the way to set you free?  I pray if you don't know Him, you will call out to Him.  So many know Him but don't walk in the freedom that He has provided.  I pray you find your place of freedom that ONLY comes in Him.  This song has ministered to me so many times.  I pray it will minister to you as well.  Amazing Grace

Sunday, May 9, 2010

The Founder of Mothers Day

The following article was found at: (The Founder of Mother's Day)

Anna Jarvis, the founder of Mothers Day, was born in Webster, Taylor County, West Virginia, on May 1, 1864, the ninth of eleven children born to Ann Marie and Granville Jarvis. The family moved to Grafton, four miles south of Webster, when Anna was a year and a half old. It was here that the future founder of Mothers Day spent her childhood, receiving her early education in public schools. In 1881, she enrolled at the Augusta Female Academy in Staunton, Virginia, now Mary Baldwin College. Upon finishing, Miss Jarvis returned to Grafton where she taught school for seven years.

From childhood, Anna Jarvis often heard her mother say that she hoped that someone would one day establish a memorial for all mothers, living and dead. One incident in particular was a driving force in keeping this wish alive. The incident occurred during a class prayer given by Mrs. Jarvis in the presence of her daughter, Anna, then age twelve, at the conclusion of Mrs. Jarvis' lesson on "Mothers of the Bible." She closed the lesson with the prayer "I hope that someone, sometime will found a memorial mothers day commemorating her for the matchless service she renders to humanity in every field of life. She is entitled to it." Anna never forgot that prayer, and at her mother's graveside service, Anna's brother Claude heard her recall that prayer and say " the grace of God, you shall have that Mothers Day."

After the death of her father in 1902, Anna Jarvis along with her mother and sister Lillie, had moved to Philadelphia to reside with her brother Claude. After her mother's death on May 9, 1905, Miss Jarvis began an intense campaign of fulfill the wish of her mother.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Little Boy and the Old Man

25 years ago I read this poem by Shel Silverstein for the first time.  I thought about it the other day and found it again.  Just wanted to share it with you.


Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the little old man, "I do that, too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that, too!" Laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But the worst of all," said the boy. .  .
"it seems grown-ups don't pay attention to me."
and he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand...
 "I know what you mean," said the little old man.

by Shel Silverstein

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston

A Taiwanese boy Lin Yu Chun sings and incredible rendition of Whitney Houston's famous song entitled, I Will Always Love You.  Simply amazing.  If you close your eyes, you can hear Whitney but then you open your eyes and are a bit shocked!