Monday, June 30, 2008

The power of Prayer...before and after the fact

Something happened this weekend that made me realize how powerful a prayer can be. Most people pray. Whether to God or some other being that your faith has you believe in. You pray for people who are sick or having a hard time. Sometimes you might pray for someone to change their life and open their heart. My Mother prays. She is a woman very strong in her faith and life has thrown a lot at her to build up her faith and make it stronger than she could possibly ever imagine. She has several prayer groups/circles online and in person and tons of people she has never met and continues to pray for. I guess now I see how much prayer can help someone before they even need it.

My brother was in an accident this weekend. He was hit by a trash truck. The entire passenger side of his truck was ripped off along with the roof of the cab. His truck is surely totalled and the only part of the truck not smashed and ripped apart is the drivers seat area where he was sitting. There was no passenger with him physically but there were definitely some angels holding him tight when that truck hit him. My brother doesn't go to church with us and I really don't even know if he prays at all...but my Mom prays for him.

So keep praying for the ones you love, the people on the news, the people you walk past everyday...everyone could use an extra prayer. You never know when it'll come in handy.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Da Wii...

So Logan's birthday party went off without a hitch and lots of fun was had by all. Logan got his Wii from me, Mike, Mom and Dad. And it seemed like almost everyone else got him Wii stuff or money to buy more Wii stuff. So as of now our Wii arsenal includes two remotes, two nunchuks, two wheels and a guitar. We've got Mario Kart, Playground, Super Mario Galaxy and Guitar Hero III to have fun with. And boy have we been having fun. I think Logan's been to bed later than usual everyday this week and then after he goes to bed Mike and I stay up practically all night playing games against each other. It's sooo much fun. Pretty amazing how far technology has come since our days of 2D, pixelated Mario characters.

Since Logan got so much money I didn't think he needed to spend it all, it's kind of ridiculous. So I talked to him about opening a savings account to put his money into. He thought it was a great idea so now my baby has a savings account and is saving for a car. (His words, not mine, I am so not ready for that.) He said he wants a Mini car like Tracey's, he thinks it costs about $200. I guess he still has a lot to learn about the value of money. We are working on that