Friday, September 09, 2005

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Out of Shape

So Kerry and I decide to go for a walk last night after supper--that's right supper, I am from Southeast Oklahoma. I haven't had the energy or desire to exercise since I've been pregnant, but lately it's starting to come back. So we load up Phoebe--who is at least 5 lbs overweight due to no exercise what-so-ever--and we head down to the walking trail.

The three of us arrive at the walking trail and begin our "little family walk." We are the only people in the park. As we are rounding lap number one I notice an old man (probably in his 70's) has joined us on the trail. He is pretty far behind us at this point. By the time we are nearing the end of lap number two the old man has passed me like I was in a wheelchair and Phoebe is lying in the grass about to have a heart attack from her obesity.

I was passed by a 70 year old man who was simply walking.

I am officially out of shape and fat just like my dog.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Disaster Relief

This isn't normally something that I would go out of my way to do, but I've felt like God has really laid it on my heart.

After watching all the coverage on Hurricane Katrina I realize how fortunate I really am. Yes, gas prices are outrageous right now, but at least I have a car and money to pay for the expensive gas to put in it. I have a house with airconditioning, I have food and water, and I know all my family members are okay.

There are people suffering and some dying simply because they do not have food or water. There are thousands that are now homeless and have lost loved ones. I encourage any one that reads this to consider sending a donation to one of the many disaster relief organizations. Even if it's just $10, every little bit helps. Also keep these people in your prayers, they've lost everything.

On many of the news stations websites you can find different addresses/phone numbers for organizations accepting donations.