Jun 18 2013

The How To's on Summer Sleep, Bug Bites, Identity Theft AND More!

Colorado couple loses another home due to wildfire.

Toddler walks again with her new legs.

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Miss Utah gets another chance to answer question.

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30th Anniversary of Sally Ride boarding the Challenger.

How to get your kid to sleep during the summer.

Teens rescued form 8600-foot peak.

How to avoid being a victim of identity theft.

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How to treat bug bites.

Do mosquitoes like some more than others?

 

Rookie teachers are unprepared for the job.

The secret to storing your ice cream.

Baker's hilarious mix-up on graduation cake.

Costco frozen berry fiasco ends in Hepatitis A outbreak.

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Jun 17 2013

Guatemala Day 6

With yesterday being Father's Day, like yours, my Facebook news feed was filled with Father's day wishes and pics of dads.  After getting back home from Guatemala late Saturday night, all I could think of were the orphans that we had met while we were there.   The ones who clung to me, saying "Papi! Papi!", "Daddy! Daddy!" and it broke my heart.  They are longing for someone to be "daddy" to them, someone to be there to protect them, to cheer them on, to wipe away their tears, to pick them up and encourage them to try again… Just someone who will love them unconditionally.  Isn't that we all want?

You don't have to go to Guatemala to find people who want and need the love of a father, you meet them every day.  You may have woken up and looked at someone in the mirror who craves that.  The good news is that we have that kind of love, God is the Father of Fathers, and as hard as it may be for me to believe as a dad, He loves me far more than I love my own children, and He loves you that much too.  God held back nothing in showing you how much He loved you.  He allowed his only son to bear the weight of our sin, so that you would KNOW just how much you're loved, just how much you matter and just how much He cares.  So often we forget that, we engage in our pity parties and self loathing and forget just how much we matter to God.

I learned an extremely valuable lesson from the kids at the orphanage, when I asked them if they ever felt like God had abandoned them, they shouted back with a resounding "NOOOOOO!".  I admit, I felt a bit of that for them, but they didn't!  I believe that we saw a measure of God's grace at work in that moment, many of us complain far more over far less.  I believe the reason that these kids responded with the passion they did was because their eyes are fixed on Jesus, it is when they are not, that we find ourselves sinking into despair.  These children are the teachers, not us.  I am being sent back to you by these children, as a missionary, to remind you that God sees you, He has not forgotten or abandon you, nor will He, ever!

We can honor these children, and more importantly God, by sharing their story.  Take some time today to just think about how much God loves you, and then give it away!  That's what the Gospel is all about, never losing site of how much we are loved, and than sharing that love with those needing that reminder.  I promise that you will meet someone, or know someone already, that needs the reminder the children of Guatemala are sending home with me… "You are NOT forgotten!"

Thank you Shoes for Orphan Souls for making this trip possible!!!

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Jun 17 2013

Soldier's Homecoming Makes "Best Father's Day Ever"

Soldier's homecoming = best Father's Day ever!

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Sweet photo of praying couple on their wedding day goes viral.

Colorado couple lost two homes in two years from wildfire.

Google implements new plan to stop child pornography.

Poor Miss Utah might not live down last night's flub.

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NFL bans all purses and bags at games.

Sesame Street makes a first with new Muppet.

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8/30/2012 2:41:56 PM
Lindsay Gower United States
Lindsay Gower
Hey Scott, boiling eggs is easy-peasy! Put egg in pan on stove, enough water to cover. Bring to boil. Put on lid, *remove from heat* wait 10 minutes -- voila! AND, sprinkle a little baking soda in the water as you rinse off the egg and it will slip right out of its shell. Deviled eggs for Labor Day picnic, yum!
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