Daily Archives: June 18, 2012
CATHOLIC COFFEE MORNING IN ROME
The second Catholic man chirps, “My son is a Bishop. When he walks into a room people call him
‘Your Grace’.” The third Catholic gent says, “My son is a Cardinal. When he enters a room everyone bows their head and says
‘Your Eminence’.” The fourth Catholic man says very proudly, “My son is the Pope.. When he walks into a room people call him
‘Your Holiness’.” Since the lone Catholic woman was sipping her coffee in silence, The four men give her a subtle, “Well….?”
I have a daughter, SLIM & TALL
40 D Breasts
24″ WAIST and 34″ HIPS
Oh MY God
SARASOTA, Fla. – Despite Nik Wallenda’s frequent mentions of God the Father and Jesus during his high-wire crossing of Niagara Falls Friday night, an ABC News blog documenting virtually every moment of the achievement makes no mention of his verbal thanks to the Creator.
Wallenda, 33, the great grandson of legendary tightrope walker Karl Wallenda, walked across Niagara Falls on a high wire, as hundreds watched on TV at a block party in his Florida hometown of Sarasota, Fla., and millions of others tuned in for ABC television coverage.
Wallenda was fitted with a microphone during his tension-filled, 25-minute saunter at 200 feet high, and he could be heard praising God numerous times as he walked the length of four football fields from New York to Canada.
“Praise you, Father God. Praise you, Jesus!” Wallenda said on one occasion.
Not only were his comments audible, but on closed-caption TV sets broadcasting the event at restaurants, each of his words glorifying God were visible.
“Oh, my gosh, it’s an unbelievable view,” Wallenda continued. “You know I am so blessed to be in the position I am to be the first person in the world to be right here.”
His remarks provided a continuous theme of inspiration, as he said, “This is what dreams are made of, people. Pursue your dreams. Never give up. Mine might seem strange, but anybody that’s dealing with any battle – focus on that other side.”
But during the event itself and on an ABC News blog chronicling the astounding event, reporters did not mention Wallenda’s frequent shout-outs to God, and some viewers are taking issue with the omission.
“Not mentioned by the news media, Wallenda prayed throughout the walk, and we could hear him,” says Christian writer Jim Bramlett.
One commenter told ABC News, “How come this blog leaves out the part about him praising Jesus? All the details are complete, except this is noticeably left out. Are you that uncomfortable typing the name of Christ?”
Another wondered, “Why could any (just one) of your ‘correspondents’ not acknowledge Mr. Wallenda’s faith in Jesus and God, throughout his walk??? What is up with that? Really. This wasn’t a stunt. it was a challenge faced by a non-fundamentalist Christian. Why can’t media acknowledge that? Ask Nik about it. I bet he would like answering the question.”
The closest thing to matters of faith cited by ABC’s blog was noting at 10:08 p.m., “The Wallenda family prays together moments before he gets on the wire.”
Later at 10:56 p.m. once the crossing was complete, ABC’s blog noted: “Nik says, “It hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m grinning from ear to ear. This is something I’ve played over and over in my mind for the past 20 years. It’s surreal. I’m really blessed to be here.”
Before the walk took place, Wallenda was asked how he could be so calm, and he answered it was thanks to prayer, saying “I am the righteousness of God in Christ,” an allusion to 2 Corinthians 5:21.
Despite the apparent omissions by journalists, Bramlett was thrilled with the broadcast, saying, “God used this sensational event to get His name proclaimed across the Earth and for people to see a man trusting in Him doing the seemingly impossible.”
Video coverage from ABC News of the crossing can be seen by clicking image below:
Nik Wallenda crossing Niagara Falls
Mom and Dad
What a wonderful day it was yesterday!! Not only did we celebrate Father’s Day, we also celebrated my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary! Wow, that is a long time to be married to one person, isn’t it?! Practically unheard of these days, sad to say. I was amazed when I read the quote for today on my e-mail and it was about marriage, I thought of putting it on mom and dad’s picture but decided to use another instead. Still fitting though.
They had rented the banquet room of a local pub/steakhouse for the evening and invited immediate family to come. There was just one exception though, my aunt from Washington state (mom’s sister) was in Indy visiting my other aunt and uncle (mom’s sister also) and so the three of them joined us as well. It was great to see her, I think it’s been over 15 years since I had the last time. I loved seeing my family from Indy as well, whom I used to go and spend time in the summer with their daughters and I’m very close to them.
The food was great, the company equally so. My sister had made a commemorative DVD in honor of the day but the facilities player would not work So we didn’t get to watch it while we were eating as planned. Thank God Kathleen (Kate) had made us each one to take home.
I watched it as soon as we got back and it was FABULOUS!! She did such a good job with it and the accompanying music choices. Kudos to you Sis!
The only damper on the day was that Sara was sick and couldn’t join us.
Mark and I both had our Dr. appointments with the new pain specialist we’ve been referred to, him for his back and me for the fibromyalgia that’s out of hand again.
She took us in together, which I liked so that we can help remind the other of what they’re supposed to do. Plus, I’m the one who always makes all the phone calls too. We really, really liked this lady! She has a great personality/bedside manner and took her time with us to explain things thoroughly.
We were both being under medicated for our particular problems, so she increased our dosages. She is going to consult with my GP about some new med’s for me and I go back in 4 weeks.
Mark is a different story and I am requesting some prayers be said for him ’cause his problems is much more serious than what we thought. The back surgery he had a couple of years ago, I never really understood very well. This Dr. got out the model of the spine and went through it all step by step/ vertebrae by vertebrae. What it boils down to is this:
The last MRI he had done a couple of weeks ago shows scarring from the surgery, totally expected, but the problem has returned and so she is going to consult with his back surgeon about it. Mark is scheduled to go into the Out Patient Surgery ward in 2 weeks to get steroid injections done (by her) to try and get the inflammation out of the nerves that are being compressed. If she can’t get the swelling down, he will have to have more surgery done soon. She said if he doesn’t get it taken care of, one way or the other, he is at great risk of suffering permanent nerve damage in his back! Our worse nightmare would come true.
So please pray for him that this procedure will work. She said that if we can keep the inflammation out of there, his body has a good chance of repairing itself and no surgery will be required at all.
I don’t remember if I told anybody or not about my Dr. visit last week and the results of my blood work. I’m not happy but I am glad to know why I have been so sick and what needs to be done to fix it.
I probably have not had a virus at all. My thyroid levels were way too low and she said that is more than likely what has been causing my continual cycle of symptoms. So she increased that medication and we’ll see in 8 weeks what the new levels show.
My cholesterol levels, normally perfect, we off. My LDL was too high and so she prescribed med’s for that.
And last but definitely not least, I am now officially borderline diabetic. So she wants me to watch my diet closely and to get more regular exercise. Which puts me in a catch 22 situation because of the fibromyalgia, it’s hard to exercise when you can barely move half the time.
So I’ll get that part under control soon, I hope, and then I can put myself back on my old daily routine of 30-45 minutes every morning. She said to get a minimum of 160 minutes a week but from past experience I know that a daily routine works better for me.
Well, that should about do it for now.
Love and hugs,