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Saturday, September 20, 2008

sleep time

Well recently I went to have a sleep study. This was done due to the fact have been having big time trouble sleeping at night. Also because of falling asleep at times when I really should be. The study went alright. Don't have the results yet hope to soon. They did two studies actually. A night time one and one during the day. The night time study was a split study. part of it ws sleeping on my side and the other was on my back. the daytime was a bit more tedious and irritating. I took about 4 naps each being 20 minutes. I would just have fallen a sleep and then being told to wake up. But they did feed me lunch and breakfast so that was all good for sure. On anonther note job update. I have a possible job with a company called "Candy Blossom" I would be putting baskets together. don't know much more then that other then it would be $7.50 an hour. just got wind of it today from my Counselor with the Commission for the Blind. so continue to pray. Other then that not much else to tell about. I will be competing this week ina Table Topic contest for Toastmasters on Thursday. And as to any special ladies in my life? well I do have a very special lady in my life and she is awesome. we've been spending time praying together nightly and chatting both online and on the phone. right now we are just getting to know each other and I am loving it. But will keep you all updated as thing progress. I guess I've rambled on long enough for the moment. till next posting God bless and all the best and keeping reading and feel free to comment anytime. Love you all.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

hanging on

not sure if I posted this befor, but it is a good reminder nontheless. it is something I received in my email and I wanted to share it here. it is awesome. read on for the story
Hanging On  

A cheerful girl with bouncy golden curls was almost five. Waiting with her mother at the checkout stand, she saw them: a circle of glistening white pearls
in a pink foil box. 

"Oh please, Mommy. Can I have them? Please, Mommy, please!" 

Quickly the mother checked the back of the little foil box and then looked back into the pleading blue eyes of her little girl's upturned face. 

"A dollar ninety-five. That's almost $2.00. If you really want them, I'll think of some extra chores for you and in no time you can save enough money to
buy them for yourself. Your birthday's only a week away and you might get another crisp dollar bill from Grandma." 

As soon as Jenny got home, she emptied her penny bank and counted out 17 pennies. After dinner, she did more than her share of chores and she went to the
neighbor and asked Mrs. McJames if she could pick dandelions for ten cents. On her birthday, Grandma did give her another new dollar bill and at last she
had enough money to buy the necklace. 

Jenny loved her pearls. They made her feel dressed up and grown up. She wore them everywhere--Sunday school, kindergarten, even to bed. The only time she
took them off was when she went swimming or had a bubble bath. Mother said if they got wet, they might turn her neck green. 

Jenny had a very loving daddy and every night when she was ready for bed, he would stop whatever he was doing and come upstairs to read her a story. 

One night when he finished the story, he asked Jenny, "Do you love me?" 

"Oh yes, Daddy. You know that I love you." 

"Then give me your pearls." 

"Oh, Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have Princess--the white horse from my collection. The one with the pink tail. Remember, Daddy? The one you gave
me. She's my favorite." 

"That's okay, Honey. Daddy loves you. Good night." 

And he brushed her cheek with a kiss. 

About a week later, after the story time, Jenny's daddy asked again, 

"Do you love me?" 

"Daddy, you know I love you." 

"Then give me your pearls." 

"Oh Daddy, not my pearls. But you can have my babydoll. 

The brand new one I got for my birthday. She is so beautiful and you can have the yellow blanket that matches her sleeper." 

"That's okay. Sleep well. God bless you, little one. Daddy loves you." 

And as always, he brushed her cheek with a gentle kiss. 

A few nights later when her daddy came in, Jenny was sitting on her bed with her legs crossed Indian-style. As he came close, he noticed her chin was trembling
and one silent tear rolled down her cheek. 

"What is it, Jenny? What's the matter?" 

Jenny didn't say anything but lifted her little hand up to her daddy. 

And when she opened it, there was her little pearl necklace. With a little quiver, she finally said, "Here, Daddy. It's for you." 

With tears gathering in his own eyes, Jenny's kind daddy reached out with one hand to take the dime-store necklace, and with the other hand he reached into
his pocket and pulled out a blue velvet case with a strand of genuine pearls and gave them to Jenny. He had had them all the time. He was just waiting
for her to give up the dime-store stuff so he could give her genuine treasure. 

So like our heavenly Father. 

What are you hanging on to? 

Monday, September 15, 2008

routines for school mornings

WellAs you all know school year has begun. Ruthann is now in 1st grade and seems to be enjoying being in school all day. A routine that we started last year has continued this year. It will continue for as long as we can make it happen. Let me back up a little those of you who have been regular readers of my blog know that Ruthann has accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and savior last Augsut of 2007. Well last school we started the routine of praying before she leaves the house for school. Sometimes I slip up and we do it at the bust stop. Those times I ask her "Ruthan what did we forget to do this morning?" she'll say "pray!" that is right we pray every morning before heading out the door for school. I let her pray first and then I pray for her and with her. It is awesome. I don't know why I decided on this routine or where the idea came from. The only thing I can say it had to be from the Lord. It is awesome because she is learning how to pray and learning that she can pray to God about anything. We pray before bed as well right after our story. Usually a Bible story but sometimes we'll do a story about Curious George. She is growing up and becoming so amazing with many things. She knows that I am blind and sometimes forgets but is getting better at remembering. Anyway God bless one and all and until you visit again. Take care and feel free to comment always.

Friday, September 12, 2008


Wellit has been about aweek or so since I last posted something here. I figured I should come in and let everyone know that I a still alive. As far as the job search goes it is still in progress. Have had a couple of interviews but nothing has happened as of yet. Ruthann seems to be doing alright in school. just wondering if we can ever get her to eat her entire lunch. she has once but usually she hasn't I gather she is just not used to the concept and with time she will grow accustom to it. I have many memories of different events in my life and some good some bad and some somewhere in between. but I would have to say that I have learned something from each of them. Many of you have been praying for my friend Harvey. he seems to being alright. he is in a wheel chair and is talking some. Don't really know much of the latest other then he is doing well and better then many expected. Well I will post more specific about some of my memories later until then God bless and keep reading and commenting. Hey pray for me concerning a special lady in my life. She is totally awesome and a God sent. we chat pretty regularly on yahoo and on the phone. Stay tuned and I just might post more details. For some of you who wonder if we've heard from Ruthann's mom "Jennifer" no we have not. not since sheleft in 2004.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

the football game

here is something I got in my email that I found interesting and pretty awesome. Favorite Stories: The Football Game 

Favorite Stories:
The Football Game 

There was a skinny young boy who loved football with all his heart. Practice after practice, he eagerly gave everything he had. But being half the size
of the boys, he got absolutely nowhere. At all the games this hopeful athlete sat on the bench and hardly ever played. 

This teenager lived alone with his father, and the two of them had a very special relationship. Even though the son was always on the bench, his father
was always in the stands cheering. He never missed a game.  

This young man was still the smallest of the class when he entered high school. But his father continued to encourage him but also made it very clear that
he did not have to play football if he didn't want to. But the young man loved football and decided to hang in there.  

He was determined to try his best at every practice, and perhaps he'd get to play when he became a senior. All through high school he never missed a practice
nor a game but remained a bench-warmer all four years. His faithful father was always in the stands, always with words of encouragement for him.  

When the young man went to college, he decided to try out for the football team as a "walk-on." Everyone was sure he could never make the cut, but he did.
The coach admitted that he kept him on the roster because he always puts his heart and soul into every practice, and at the same time, provided the other
members with the spirit and hustle they badly needed. 

The news that he had survived the cut thrilled him so much that he rushed to the nearest phone and called his father. His father shared his excitement and
was sent season tickets for all the college games. 

This persistent young athlete never missed practice during his four years at college, but he never got to play in a game. It was the end of his senior football
season, and as he trotted onto the practice field shortly before the big playoff game, the coach met him with a telegram. The young man read the telegram
and he became deathly silent. Swallowing hard, he mumbled to the coach, "My father died this morning. Is it all right if I miss practice today?" The coach
put his arm gently around his shoulder and said, "Take the rest of the week off, son. And don't even plan to come back to the game on Saturday." 

Saturday arrived, and the game was not going well. In the third quarter, when the team was ten points behind, a silent young man quietly slipped into the
empty locker room and put on his football gear. As he ran onto the sidelines, the coach and his players were astounded to see their faithful teammate back
so soon. 

"Coach, please let me play. I've just got to play today," said the young man. The coach pretended not to hear him. There was no way he wanted his worst
player in this close playoff game. But the young man persisted, and finally feeling sorry for the kid, the coach gave in. 

"All right," he said. "You can go in." 

Before long, the coach, the players and everyone in the stands could not believe their eyes. This little unknown, who had never played before was doing
everything right. The opposing team could not stop him. He ran, blocked, and tackled like a star. His team began to triumph. The score was soon tied. In
the closing seconds of the game, this kid caught a pass and ran all the way for the winning touchdown. The fans broke loose. His teammates hoisted him
onto their shoulders. Such cheering you never heard.  

Finally, after the stands had emptied and the team had showered and left the locker room, the coach noticed that this young man was sitting quietly in the
corner all alone. The coach came to him and said, " Kid, I can't believe it. You were fantastic! Tell me what got into you? How did you do it? 

He looked at the coach, with tears in his eyes, and said, "Well, you knew my Dad died, but did you know that my Dad was blind?" 

The young man swallowed hard and forced a smile, "Dad came to all my games, but today was the first time he could see me play, and I wanted to show him
I could do it!" 

Like the athlete's father, GOD is always there cheering for us. He's always reminding us to go on. He's even offering us His hand for He knows what is best,
and is willing to give us what we need and not simply what we want. God has never missed a single game. What a joy to know that life is meaningful if lived
for the Highest. Live for Him for He's watching us in the game of life. Amen. 


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I am a man of God who loves to speak on a variety of issues. I love to speak to motivate, inspire or just inform. As you can see from my photo I am a single father and I do want to remarry one day provided the right lady comes along. If you need a speaker to motivate your employees, gtroup or to speak at an event. I am willing ready and able. Let me know time and place and we can work out the details