Monday, December 17, 2007

I call it Christmas.....

and not to be politically incorrect, although that is enticing ;-), but because it is Christmas. like it or not, believe in it or not, this holiday is the day that christians around the world celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

we have Christmas trees symbolizing the tree our Savior was crucified on to provide redemption for our sins and an eternal home in heaven with God the Father.

we share Christmas gifts as a remembrance of the gifts that were brought to the Christ-child in honor of his birth by the wisemen following a star.

we sing Christmas carols to remind ourselves and teach our children the oral history of this holiday and to celebrate the reason we sing.

it isn't about having a happy holiday it's about stopping once a year and saying Thank you God in heaven for sending your only Son, Jesus Christ to be the sacrifice for our sins so that we can live this life in service, honor and praise to you. Thank you for miraculously giving this little child, to a virgin, to save us all if we will only but believe and accept this most precious of Christmas gifts.

Merry Christmas!! May you find Christ in the middle of your happy holidays.


Sunday, December 16, 2007

crawfords 2007

so every once in a while, we get together and i remember the camera. here's the crawford clan in 2007.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

oh tannebaum....

you'll never be the same. this was a lovely bradford pear down the street from my mom. i'm not sure it will recover from the ice storm of 2007.

driving through the city today, it reminded me of how thankful i am that although this ice storm has caused devastation temporarily for most, some war torn countries look like this each and every day and not by the hand of mother nature, but by their own hands and the hands of their enemies. i do pray for those who have lost loved ones, lost their homes, lost their power, but i Thank you God, this too shall pass....


Monday, December 10, 2007

oh sleet!

yes folks, we're in Oklahoma! i swear, it's rained all year. this is the most unusual weather i have seen in my 27 years of residency and in OK, that's saying a lot! so here's a pic of today....we're praying the trees can handle the weight of the ice...we have a small one down already, but it's bertha in the backyard that could take out our house!!


Friday, December 07, 2007

music heals....

i've always seen the relationship of music to memory and's nice to see those gifts God has given us, shared with those who may not otherwise experience them.

The Children's Center in Bethany


Thursday, December 06, 2007

proud mom moment

for any of you that know me, you know i'm always proud of my kids. it's nice when someone else notices them too.

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

You caught it!!

so our little viral marketing experiment was successful!! thanks to all of you who printed the coupon and came to see the show. Hope you enjoyed. special thanks to Dwayne at blogcity for his review of the show. we'll try again, so keep watching....


to see dwayne's review go to