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Monday, October 04, 2010

When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best friend,
And then I started to become a woman.
And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up,
God would show you the best in many friends.

One friend is needed when you're going through things with your man.
Another friend is needed when you're going through things with your mom.
Another will sit beside you in the bleachers as you delight in your children and their activities.
Another when you want to shop, share, heal, hurt, joke, or just be.
One friend will say, 'Let's cry together,'
Another , 'Let's fight together,'
Another , 'Let's walk away together.'

One friend will meet your spiritual need,
Another your shoe fetish,
Another your love for movies,
Another will be with you in your season of confusion,
Another will be your clarifier,
Another the wind beneath your wings.

But whatever their assignment in your life,
On whatever the occasion,
On whatever the day,
Or wherever you need them to meet you with their gym shoes on and hair pulled back,
Or to hold you back from making a complete fool of yourself .
Those are your best friends.
It may all be wrapped up in one woman, But for many, it's wrapped up in several..
One from 7th grade,
One from high school,
Several from the college years,
A couple from old jobs,
On some days your mother,
On some days your neighbor,
On others, your sisters,
And on some days, your daughters.

So whether they've been a friend for 20 minutes or 20+ years,
Pass this on to the women that God has placed in your life
To make a difference. Including the one who sent it to you.

Thanks for being in my circle.

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KATVHALE 10/6/2010 8:53PM

    Betsy, you are definitely in my circle of friends! Spark People wouldn't be the same for me without you!

Love ya!



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BKWHITE3 10/4/2010 11:09PM

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DEE107 10/4/2010 9:23PM

    thanks you HUGS emoticon

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CARTOONB 10/4/2010 9:22PM

    Me too.

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HEALTHYONE2008 10/4/2010 9:20PM

    Friends are the best. Thanks for being mine. emoticon

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OWNEDBYHARLEY 10/4/2010 8:39PM

    Like that!

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STEELKICKIN 10/4/2010 8:30PM

    Friends really are wondrous gifts. I realized that when you became friends with me. My, how much you have put up with me, LOL! You grew to know me and STILL want to be my friend, LOL!! I consider myself blessed to have you in my life. Very much so.

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My 1st 5K Walk!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Leaving the house at the crack of dawn!

My first stop!

Meeting up with my friend Chandrea!


My mom is a 25 year breast cancer survivor! Thank God she had such
wonderful doctors!

Chandrea and her husband Mike

We did the electric slide as a warm up!

The line for the bathroom!

There were over 4000 walkers and the walk was very hilly!

We saw a lot of interesting people and pets!

Boy, did it feel good to sit down again!

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STEPHIEKNITS 10/4/2010 11:29AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Congrats!

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CARTOONB 10/3/2010 10:43PM

    Great job!! Looks like you had a blast! When is the next walk? emoticon

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BKWHITE3 10/3/2010 10:42PM

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STEVENGO2 10/3/2010 10:25PM

    emoticon emoticonOn your 5k walk and doing it for a cause you believe in. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HEALTHYONE2008 10/3/2010 8:44PM

    Love the pictures, bet you sure are tired.

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KAYDE53 10/3/2010 7:48PM

    Kudos!! Awesome job, Betsy!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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STEELKICKIN 10/3/2010 6:45PM

    Aw, GREAT PICS! I found it funny that you had to stop and get your coffee first (like so many probably had to do) and then the long line to bathroom. Congratulations to you, Betsy...at the end you looked tired but proud. WAY TO GOOO!
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CDAWN26 10/3/2010 6:41PM

    We had a great time! I look forward to more challenges together. emoticon

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GEEMAWEST 10/3/2010 2:48PM

    Great job Betsy!!

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ANMISU 10/3/2010 2:25PM

    Congratulations on completing the 5K!

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ABIGAILSING 10/3/2010 2:06PM

    Wonderful! emoticon emoticon

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Saturday, October 02, 2010

Dentist's Hymn...................Crown Him with Many Crowns

Weatherman's Hymn...There Shall Be Showers of Blessings

Contractor's Hymn..............The Church's One Foundation

The Golfer's Hymn............There's a Green Hill Far Away

The Politician's Hymn...............Standing on the Promises

Optometrist's Hymn..........Open My Eyes That I Might See

The IRS Agent's Hymn.................I Surrender All

The Gossip's Hymn......................Pass It On

The Electrician's Hymn.................Send The Light

The Shopper's Hymn....................Sweet Bye and Bye

The Realtor's Hymn. .. . . . . I've Got a Mansion Just over the Hilltop

The Doctor's Hymn......................The Great Physician

AND for those who speed on the highway - a few hymns:

45mph....................God Will Take Care of You
65mph....................Nearer My God To Thee
85mph....................This World Is Not My Home
95mph.....................Lord, I'm Coming Home
100mph.... ......... ....Precious Memories

Give me a sense of humor, Lord,
And the grace to see a joke,
To get some humor out of life,
And pass it on to other folk.

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JUNIAATROME 10/3/2010 1:17PM


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STEPHIEKNITS 10/3/2010 1:14PM

    Love it!

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CARTOONB 10/2/2010 11:56PM

    LOL! Fitting!

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DEE107 10/2/2010 10:20PM

    thanks for sharing good one

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HEALTHYONE2008 10/2/2010 10:17PM

    great as always.
If you like to listen to hymns, I can give you a link to the new Baptist hymnal and you an listen to all the hymns from there.

This blog I am going to share with my choir director, he will love this.

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MUSIC66 10/2/2010 8:47PM

    rofl you crack me up.

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Signs Everywhere - Joke!

Friday, October 01, 2010

Sign over a Gynecologist's Office:
"Dr. Jones, at your cervix."


In a Podiatrist's office:
"Time wounds all heels."


On a Septic Tank Truck:
Yesterday's Meals on Wheels


At a Proctologist's door:
"To expedite your visit, please back in. "


On a Plumber's truck:
"We repair what your husband fixed."


On another Plumber's truck:
"Don't sleep with a drip. Call your plumber."

At a Tire Shop in Milwaukee :
"Invite us to your next blowout."


At a Towing company:
"We don't charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.."


On an Electrician's truck:
"Let us remove your shorts."

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In a Nonsmoking Area:
"If we see smoke, we will assume you are on fire and take appropriate action."


On a Maternity Room door:
"Push. Push. Push.."


At an Optometrist's Office:
"If you don't see what you're looking for, you've come to the right place."


On a Taxidermist's window
"We really know our stuff."


On a Fence:
"Salesmen welcome! Dog food is expensive!"


At a Car Dealership:
"The best way to get back on your feet - miss a car payment."


Outside a Muffler Shop:
"No appointment necessary. We hear you coming."


In a Veterinarian's waiting room:
"Be back in 5 minutes. Sit! Stay!"


At the Electric Company
"We would be delighted if you send in your payment.
However, if you don't, you will be."


In a Restaurant window:
"Don't stand there and be hungry; come on in and get fed up."


In the front yard of a Funeral Home:
"Drive carefully. We'll wait."

At a Chicago radiator shop:
"Best place in town to take a leak."


On the back of another Septic Tank Truck:
"Caution - This Truck is full of Political Promises"

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HEALTHYONE2008 10/1/2010 9:58PM

    Betsy, you sure know how to make ones day. I am still laughing.

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STEELKICKIN 10/1/2010 9:57PM

    LOL! YouR cup runneth over with these things today! How's come you didn't post what you emailed ME? HAHAA!!

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DCATNAPPER 10/1/2010 8:42PM

    Thanks for the chuckles!

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STEPHIEKNITS 10/1/2010 6:17PM

    emoticon Best laugh today!

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NITA-BERRY 10/1/2010 5:48PM

Oh yah. I need that.

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ABIGAILSING 10/1/2010 5:20PM

    emoticon Read them with DH.

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LAUS DEO - Do you know what it means?

Thursday, September 30, 2010

One detail that is never mentioned is that in Washington, D.C., there can never be a building of greater height than the Washington Monument

With all the uproar about removing the ten commandments, etc., this is worth a moment or two of your time. I was not aware of this amazing historical information.

On the aluminum cap, atop the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., are displayed two words: Laus Deo.

No one can see these words. In fact, most visitors to the monument are totally unaware they are even there and for that matter, probably couldn't care less.

Once you know Laus Deo's history, you will want to share this with everyone you know. These words have been there for many years; they are 555 feet, 5.125 inches high, perched atop the monument, facing skyward to the Father of our nation, overlooking the 69 square miles which comprise the District of Columbia, capital of the United States of America.

Laus Deo! Two seemingly insignificant, unnoticed words. Out of sight and, one might think, out of mind, but very meaningfully placed at the highest point over what is the most powerful city in the most successful nation in the world.

So, what do those two words, in Latin, composed of just four syllables and only seven letters, possibly mean? Very simply, they say 'Praise be to God!'

Though construction of this giant obelisk began in 1848, when James Polk was President of the United States , it was not until 1888 that the monument was inaugurated and opened to the public. It took twenty-five years to finally cap the memorial with a tribute to the Father of our nation, Laus Deo 'Praise be to God!'

>>From atop this magnificent granite and marble structure, visitors may take in the beautiful panoramic view of the city with its division into four major segments. From that vantage point, one can also easily see the original plan of the designer, Pierre Charles l'Enfant - a perfect cross imposed upon the landscape, with the White House to the north, the Jefferson Memorial to the south, the Capitol to the east, and the Lincoln Memorial to the west.

A cross you ask? Why a cross? What about separation of church and state? Yes, a cross; separation of church and state was not, is not, in the Constitution. So, read on. How interesting and, no doubt, intended to carry a profound meaning for those who bother to notice.

Praise be to God! Within the monument itself are 898 steps and 50 landings. As one climbs the steps and pauses at the landings the memorial stones share a message.

On the 12th Landing is a prayer offered by the City of Baltimore ;

On the 20th is a memorial presented by some Chinese Christians;

On the 24th a presentation made by Sunday School children from New York and Philadelphia quoting Proverbs 10:7, Luke 18:16 and Proverbs 22:6. Praise be to God!

When the cornerstone of the Washington Monument was laid on July 4th, 1848 deposited within it were many items including the Holy Bible presented by the Bible Society. Praise be to God! Such was the discipline, the moral direction, and the spiritual mood given by the founder and first President of our unique democracy 'One Nation, Under God.'

When one stops to observe the inscriptions found in public places all over our nation's capitol, he or she will easily find the signature of God, as it is unmistakably inscribed everywhere you look. You may forget the width and height of 'Laus Deo ', its location, or the architects but no one who reads this will be able to forget its meaning, or these words: 'Unless the Lord builds the house its builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchmen stand guard in vain.' (Psalm 127: 1)

It is hoped you will send this to every child you know; to every sister, brother, father, mother or friend. They will not find offense, because you have given them a lesson in history that they probably never learned in school. With that, be not ashamed, or afraid, but have pity on those who will never see this because someone failed to send it on.

Ref: Religious significance of George Washington and the Washington Monument - Mostly Truth!

snopes.com: Laus Deo and Washington Monument

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GEEMAWEST 10/3/2010 2:50PM

    Very cool.

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CARTOONB 9/30/2010 10:40PM

    Love the info. Thanks!

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BKWHITE3 9/30/2010 10:24PM

    thank you for sharing

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HEALTHYONE2008 9/30/2010 10:12PM

    I saw this somewhere before but don't remember where it was. Thanks for the reminder, this is so emoticon and a great leason to all that God does watch over all.

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ABIGAILSING 9/30/2010 10:08PM

    AMEN! Thanks for the info.

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STEVENGO2 9/30/2010 9:34PM

    Our Nation is an awesome nation because our God is an Awesome God! Thanks for the information that I did not know before!

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STEELKICKIN 9/30/2010 9:21PM

    Wow!! That is sooo cool!

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DEE107 9/30/2010 9:11PM

    WOO HOO I knew what it meant and WOO HOO its on our Building tooo PRAISE BE TO GOD

thanks for the reminder

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