Dec 20 2011

NHRA Pedregon Racing

NHRA Calendars 

On the show today, Andrea Pedregon! Her husband, Tony Pedregon, is a champion drag racer who also races the K-LOVE car. Andrea shared the, Pedregon Racing, 2nd annual calendar for charity titled "The Real Families of NHRA Full Throttle Calendar." Proceeds from the sale of the calendars will benefit Children's Cancer Research.

For more information on the calendars - click here.


3 Angels in Arizona by Craig West

Lorena, Jennifer and Lavay - the names of a few nurses, or should I say angels, in Tucson, Arizona.  Over the weekend my father was rushed to the hospital with chest pains.  A couple of years ago he had open heart surgery, so you can imagine the instant fear that sometimes envelops when anything as much as an ‘ouch’ comes from good ‘ol Pops. 

I want to say thanks to Lorena, Jennifer and Lavay, and to all the nurses who work long, thankless hours, and do their best to keep us and our loved ones calm, simply providing a presence that we usually don’t realize is there until much later.  I believe it’s the presence of the Holy Spirit, the ultimate Comforter. 

This latest situation got me thinking: isn’t it wonderful how there are men and women, all over, whose job is to be with our loved ones in their time of need?  All year round they’ll be there waiting.  Strangers who offer comfort, support and dignity in difficult times.  Strangers like Lorena, Jennifer and Lavay who aren’t strangers any more.

Good news!  My father is fine and back home.

And now today, I find out that my brother is in the hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, horribly sick and undergoing tests.  Am I fearful?  I’d lie if I said I wasn’t a little.  Am I thankful?  Yes.  Not for his affliction, but for the belief that once again God has positioned certain men and women around my younger brother.  And, he will be comforted by a few nurses - or should I say angels?

Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2


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Dec 19 2011

Christmas goodies, blessings, and more...

Choices, choices, choices....

With so many goodies to choose from this season, it's easy to overindulge! Here is an article (click here) to help you along the way.


Joyful day for soldier's widow at Texans game.

Check out this story. What a blessing for a fallen soldier's family this Christmas! 


Brands out by 2015?

Prophet recently conducted a spot survey of some 5,000 U.S. consumers to see which brands they’d put on the deathwatch for anytime between now and 2015.
Anyone who even skims the news headlines will find their rankings no big surprise: Eastman Kodak topped the list with 27 percent of the group, with Netflix and the U.S. Post Office coming in with 19 percent and 18 percent of the vote. RIM (Blackberry) came as fourth most likely to fail (14 percent), and Sears came in fifth (11 percent). slideshow: See the 5 brands most likely to be gone by 2015.

But what was interesting about this exercise was less the polled group’s choices and more their observations about these brands’ failings:
About Netflix: “They have shown they don’t know their own clients. They are not even clear with what they want as a company. It is a mess.”
U.S. Post Office: “Inefficient and obsolete.” 

What brands do you miss?  Cereal? Candy? Cars? Restaurants?

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Dec 16 2011

Wow - Inflatable yard and a blessing!

And they're up.....

You asked for them, so here you go......the Christmas inflatable house is in full-swing. Well, except for the Grinch - ENJOY! 


A Christmas Blessing!

K-LOVE Listener, Demetrice shared this wonderful experience with us on facebook and we just had to share. What a blessing!

TRUE STORY!!!! I was at K-mart getting ready to pay off my lay-a-way. I was the only one in line but no one was at the lay-a-way counter. Another lady walked up and asked was anyone working. I said I wasn't sure but I would go to the other department and see if they could call someone. I did, so I came back and the lil lady started asking about my lay-a-way and my kids. I love any chance I get to talk about my kids. So finally the lady for lay-a-way showed up and told me my balance. Just as she said it the lady I had been talking to about my kids, stepped up and said "I am paying for this." Ya'll, my heart dropped and I could do nothing but cry. This lady paid my lay-a-way and I promise you it was not a small price. I have been crying for the past 2 hr but crying happy tears! I will try to pay it forward! This is just what Christmas is really about! Being a blessing to someone the way Jesus was and is a blessing to us!


Healthy Holiday Tips

We've been talking with Catherine Kruppa about Christmas parties and all the yummy goodies! Catherine has some great tips to enjoy the party, the company, AND the food. Check out her website! Advice For Eating


Amy's words of encouragment....

"The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest."

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Dec 15 2011

An Encounter....

You’ll Know It When You See It – An Encounter At The Wishing Well by Craig West
While at the mall recently, I shared an elevator with a young man who appeared a little troubled.  His name was John.  I asked John if he was O.K.  He asked me if I knew where the well was.  “The well?” I said.  He replied, “Yeah, the wishing well.”  
You see, last week John’s friend asked for a coin to throw into the wishing-well.  With out much thought, he tossed a coin to his friend, and watched him trot off to make his wish.  It wasn’t until days later that John realized that what he gave his friend was no ordinary coin, but a silver coin from WWII that belonged to his Grandfather!  It had been passed down to John as a keepsake and he carried it with him all the time. 
I offered to help John search for it; together we rolled up our sleeves and started picking up one coin afteranother.  I would bring each coin a couple of inches from my face to examine it.  That’s when John said something that I’ll never forget.
He said, “You’ll know it’s my coin because it’s silver, and it shines brighter than the average coin.” 
At that moment I remembered this story from Luke 15, 
"Or what woman, if she has ten silver coins and loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin which I had lost!' In the same way, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents".
John’s frantic search for something precious and rare so reminded me of Christ’s desire for the lost of this world.  And if you ever feel lost, which happens to me often, even as one of His kids, just know this: Jesus knows those who are His, they shine brighter.  And He will always find you.


Inflatable Down!

It's always fun to explore a new community and it's neighborhoods. Well, our travels brought us to this house! Hope we get a chance to see them in their full glory.


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