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3 yr old gives 1st public Bible reading.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How can I not be SO proud of my youngest 3 yrs 11 months, he finally reached HIS goal of doing a Bible reading from the stage. He practiced for weeks. His Daddy had to build the taller step for him so he could be high enough to reach the podium and see what he was reading.

Here is Andrew: (first try didn't work. Trying again.)

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STEADFASTNSEE 8/28/2013 6:27PM

  Asta I just had to leave a comment on the YouTube site for Andrew. He did such a marvelous job. WONDERFUL! HUGS Laurie

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CINA-MINI 8/23/2013 1:23AM

    Andrew did SUCH A GREAT JOB!!!! Congratulations to your entire family! He is so adorable!

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KIMS_SHNOOKY 8/19/2013 10:22AM

    Asta, we have recently had some young ones begin with their first readings, but not this young! It brought great joy and tears to my eyes! The best part was knowing without a doubt, that Andrew had great satisfaction from doing it, knowing that he was pleasing not onlyto his family and friends at the Hall, but our Great God Jehovah himself.
emoticon applause, applause, applause!!!

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LYN-EDWY 8/17/2013 1:00PM

  What a precious gift from Jehovah your Andrew is.
He did such a fine wonder your hearts are so full.

Well done Andrew!


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GAMOMMY3 8/16/2013 10:21AM

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BOOKWERME 8/16/2013 7:42AM

    Actually, my daughter, Andrew's aunt, took this video and posted that comment about the bursting heart...pretty exciting for the whole family though. He did a practice run when they set up before the meeting..the mic was on and he decided on his own to give the whole talk. He has it all memorized after so much practice. As folks came in, they just sat down and listened...even with the music softly playing.

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CELEST 8/16/2013 2:52AM

    So beautiful to see someone so young walking in the truth. I can fully understand your bursting heart. I would have cried a little on the night.

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DIANE7786 8/15/2013 6:20PM

    What a wonderful reading! He's adorable.

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KATSTEAM 8/15/2013 6:11PM

    ITS AMAZING TO SEE A 3 year old read the bible
as a christian its a Joy . so he chose Romans 6:21 any reason why ??
God bless emoticon

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GOLFGMA 8/15/2013 5:37PM

    Great job! He is such a joy! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 8/15/2013 5:22PM

    That is pretty
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Update on Cell phone pics blog

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I wondered how old that info is...and I guessed right that it was not a new article. This link explains some of the hoopla surrounding this is accurate info up to a point...but not quite as invasive as it is presented to be. I did try to check it out but found no warnings. This was shared on FB today.

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PICTUREME40 8/15/2013 9:36AM

    This is mind boggling how unsafe this world has become.

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BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 11:38PM

    More on this topic:

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GAMOMMY3 8/14/2013 8:16PM

    I still think it was a good warning. thanks!

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/14/2013 7:29PM

    It's interesting that they are saying it isn't as much a concern. I watched it on the Portland News within the last 2 years and the police were discussing it. People use their phones all the time for finding their kids, stolen phones and cars, geocashing and other things.

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TATTER3 8/14/2013 8:33AM

    LOL...the clinic is quiet about it today.

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EVIE4NOW 8/14/2013 8:05AM

  Thanks for the info.

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SNS1968 8/14/2013 8:02AM

    What?? The media is blowing something out of proportion???

Unheard of!!!


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BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 8:01AM

    Of course, on this morning's news is a story about a video baby monitor being hacked! Creepy...

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"Dance Yourself Happy"

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

I loved this! DH and I took ballroom dance lessons for most of two was so much fun. Work interfered and we rarely dance now..and I MISS it so much!

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This was us: emoticon I have to add, it tones muscles and is great exercise,

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GAMOMMY3 8/14/2013 8:13PM

    I would love to take dance lessons with my DH! So much fun!! I haven't been able to find anything close by so just keep hoping.

BTW, since I hadn't been on SP for a while I missed your anniversary greetings from last month. Thanks so much for thinking of us. Yes, it is 24 years.

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PICTUREME40 8/14/2013 4:50PM

    How Cool! Wished DH would be game for something like that. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 8/14/2013 8:36AM

    So wish I had learned years ago! Well worth the investment in time and $$

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TATTER3 8/14/2013 8:32AM

    Oh...some day...I will dance!

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Take pics with your phone? Better watch this!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

This warning video was on well worth knowing. Your safety and that of your family/friends could be at risk.

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TATTER3 8/13/2013 7:00PM

    Everybody at work is talking about this! thanks for sharing

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/13/2013 3:27PM

    This was on the News quite heavily here a couple of years ago. People still do it though.

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GRANPATTIE 8/13/2013 11:25AM

    Wow! I need to send this to my daughter! Thanks for posting! emoticon

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JACKIE542 8/13/2013 11:23AM

    I did not know this, thank you for posting this, glad it can be corrected. S0 scary!! emoticon

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PYNETREE 8/13/2013 10:36AM

    And it is frightening to me that the younger people, especially parents, still don't see this as dangerous. I see them posting their daily activities, when you are going on vacation, when their kids are at Camp, and where.
Way too much personal information! And personal pictures, that they think only the Friends and Family see.

This was good info..Hope Everyone takes the time to watch and Learn from it.

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NANA2PRINCESSES 8/13/2013 8:23AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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CELEST 8/13/2013 8:07AM

    Wow absolutely shocking!!!!

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CANADIANFROG09 8/13/2013 7:56AM

    Good to know, we can never be careful enough, thanks for sharing! emoticon

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GOLFGMA 8/13/2013 7:54AM

    Wow, Unbelievable! emoticon

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ID theft: Attorney's

Monday, August 12, 2013

This was a share on Facebook..but the advice seems sound and wise...and might really help save things if you are the victim of ID theft in any form. I knew most of it already, but there were a few items I hadn't heard before.

Gary Gregory

Read this and make a copy for your files in case you need to refer to it someday. Maybe we should all take some of his advice! A corporate attorney sent the following out to the employees in his company:

1. Do not sign the back of your credit cards. Instead, put 'PHOTO ID REQUIRED.'

2. When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, DO NOT put the complete account number on the 'For' line. Instead, just put the last four numbers. The credit card company knows the rest of the number, and anyone who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check processing channels won't have access to it.

3. Put your work phone # on your checks instead of your home phone. If you have a PO Box use that instead of your home address. If you do not have a PO Box, use your work address. Never have your SS# printed on your checks. (DUH!) You can add it if it is necessary. But if you have It printed, anyone can get it.

4. Place the contents of your wallet on photocopy machine. Do both sides of each license, credit card, etc. You will know what you had in your wallet and all of the account numbers and phone numbers to call and cancel. Keep the photocopy in a safe place.

I also carry a photocopy of my passport when I travel either here or abroad. We've all heard horror stories about fraud that's committed on us in stealing a Name, address, Social Security number, credit cards..

Unfortunately, I, an attorney, have firsthand knowledge because my wallet was stolen last month. Within a week, the thieves ordered an expensive monthly cell phone package, applied for a VISA credit card, had a credit line approved to buy a Gateway computer, received a PIN number from DMV to change my driving record information online, and more.

But here's some critical information to limit the damage in case this happens to you or someone you know:

5. We have been told we should cancel our credit cards immediately. But the key is having the toll free numbers and your card numbers handy so you know whom to call. Keep those where you can find them.

6.. File a police report immediately in the jurisdiction where your credit cards, etc., were stolen. This proves to credit providers you were diligent, and this is a first step toward an investigation (if there ever is one).

But here's what is perhaps most important of all: (I never even thought to do this.)

7. Call the 3 national credit reporting organizations immediately to place a fraud alert on your name and also call the Social Security fraud line number. I had never heard of doing that until advised by a bank that called to tell me an application for credit was made over the Internet in my name.

The alert means any company that checks your credit knows your information was stolen, and they have to contact you by phone to authorize new credit.

by the time I was advised to do this, almost two weeks after the theft, all the damage had been done. There are records of all the credit checks initiated by the thieves' purchases, none of which I knew about before placing the alert. Since then, no additional damage has been done, and the thieves threw my wallet away this weekend (someone turned it in). It seems to have stopped them dead in their tracks.

Now, here are the numbers you always need to contact about your wallet, if it has been stolen:

1.) Equifax: 1-800-525-62851-800-525-6285

2.) Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 1-888-397-3742

3.) Trans Union : 1-800-680 7289 1-800-680 7289

4.) Social Security Administration (fraud line):

1-800-269-0271 1-800-269-0271

We pass along jokes on the Internet; we pass along just about everything.

If you are willing to pass this information along, it could really help someone that you care about.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 8/13/2013 3:40PM

    Thanks. I put check photo ID on my card but they never look to see the signature how dumb is that!

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IOEINC 8/12/2013 4:16PM

    Good information. Thanks for sharing!!

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CELEST 8/12/2013 1:41PM

    My word, it must be such a shock to have your ID stolen to that degree. Sickening old wicked system full of wicked people....can't wait for the new one without all the trouble.

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