Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Feline greetings

My kitties just wanted to say hi. Recently, Boots and Sugar were sick, but both are back to health. Sugar never stays still long enough to get a picture that is clear, hence the blurry image. But she is feeling better. She had an upper respiratory infection. So did Boots. Boots had a rougher time though. She has a chronic dry eye condition. Her eyes get dry and get scratched easily. Boots wanted to show you that her eyes are clear and tell you that all the medication she was on helped her a lot.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Still smiling

If I had a written out list, Steve Green would be on it as a person I want to meet someday. Well, I got to do so last night! I'm still smiling. My church hosted him and I was honored to sing back up with him on a few songs. For most of the evening, I was on cloud nine and everything felt surreal.

I could go on and on about Steve Green. Suffice to say, he is an amazing singer and man of God. He truly ministers to you. His song choices turn your heart and mind to Christ. Here is proof that I actually meet him.

Thanks to Mandy for the picture! Here is Mandy and Rachel acting silly, they say the caption for this picture is "Mindy gets to sing with Steve Green!!!!!!" Sorry for the blurring view.

My camera died a while back and a coworker gave me a camera for free. Well, that camera doesn't have a tighten and widen function. So, you can't see my face but here is a picture of us singing behind Steve. I'm on the second row, far right.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Role model to me

Growing up in the 1980's, I always saw Mikhail Gorbachev on the news. Yes, he was a leader in the feigned U.S.S.R. Yes, that country did not have a great testimony. But, every time I saw Gorbachev on the television, I felt a connection. If you grew up in that time period, you already know why. If not, this picture should explain.

In my hometown of Somerset, Kentucky, I was an oddity. Not a freak or weird person, but an oddity. The only other person I knew with a birthmark was the son of a lady my mom knew from working at school. He underwent laser treatments for his birthmark on the back of his neck and back. His parents are where my parents got the information to first investigate laser treatments for me.

So, whenever I saw Gorbachev's face, I would perk up and pay attention. He was an inspiration to me. Not his country or his politics. But his person. He. I saw through him that I could be in the public eye and be accepted for my abilities.

This blog tells of Gorbachev having laser treatments and surgeries to remove the birthmark. I'm a little saddened by this news. I wish him all the best, but it's like an icon or role model that you've held up being taken down. He is known for that birthmark. I understand he needs to do this for medical purposes, just as I am doing these current laser treatments to diminish future medical issues. But I'm still sad.

Friday, July 10, 2009


My coworker, Michelle, has a one-year-old boy named Micah. He is CUTE! He had some pictures done yesterday and mommy brought him by the office so we all could see him. He's just adorable. Of course, we all had to hold him :)

He was very content in Robert's arms.

He totally loved Zora.

Look at those curls! Love it.

He was smiling right before we snapped the picture. Isn't that just like most kids and smiles and pictures?!

Thursday, July 09, 2009

My hope

I have the privilege to sing with Steve Green on July 26 at Judson Baptist Church. An ensemble will accompany him on some songs. Steve Green has been a favorite singer of mine for many years. Sandi Patti and Steve Green tapes (yes, tapes) were always playing in my bedroom. My poor family had to listen to me attempt Sandi's high notes. They liked it much better when I stuck with Steve.

One of the song we will sing is from his newer album Always: Songs of Worship. Here are the lyrics to the song. Along with the melody, this song draws you into a worshipful attitude. This song describes where my hope lies, what my future holds.


One day eyes that are blind will see You clearly
And one day all who deny will finally believe
One day hearts made of stone will break in pieces
And one day chains once unbroken will fall down at Your feet
So we wait for that one day come quickly

We want to see Your Glory
Every knee falls down before Thee
Every tongue offers You praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To You and unto You only
We'll sing Glory to Your name

One day voices that lie will all be silent
One day all that's divided will be whole again
One day death will retreat and wave it's white flag
One day love will defeat the strongest enemy
So we wait for that one day come quickly

We know not the day or the hour
Or the moments in between
But we know the end of the story
When we'll see

Your Glory Every knee falls down before thee
Every tongue offers You praise
With every hand raised
Singing Glory
To You and unto You only
We'll sing Glory to Your name

Another song will great lyrics:

Majesty (Here I Am)

Here I am humbled by your Majesty
Covered by your grace so free
Here I am, knowing I'm a sinful man
Covered by the blood of the Lamb

Now I've found the greatest love of all is mine
Since you laid down your life
The greatest sacrifice

Majesty, Majesty
Your grace has found me just as I am
Empty handed, but alive in Your hands
Majesty, Majesty
Forever I am changed by Your love
In the presence of Your Majesty

Here I am humbled by the love that You give
Forgiven so that I can forgive
Here I stand, knowing that I'm Your desire
Sanctified by glory and fire

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Running in circles

My life has consisted of a continuous circle or errands this week. I'm house/dog/cat sitting for some friends this week. At the same time, I have two kitties of my own at home. Boots, the oldest, had to go to the vet on Tuesday and now needs medicine three times a day. Aspen needs to be let out every few hours and Boots needs her meds every few hours. Basically, I run around town all day caring for pets while trying to fit work in there somewhere.

On the bright side, their dog, Aspen, is a sweetheart and loves to lick you...all the time...on anything near her mouth...all the time. Keekers, the cat, is a sweetheart too. The times I have visited the house in the past, Keekers hid from everyone, so I didn't know Keeker's personality. I've found that Keekers is a gentle and laid back cat, fun to be around. Aspen is very obedient and sweet.

My roommate, Wendi, and I seem to run circles around each other, as well. Never quite meeting up. This week I've been house sitting. Last week she was in Florida. Today she leaves again for Florida. We really do lead separate lives.

Boots is doing much better! I won't go into the details but she had a cortisone shot on Tuesday and she has an ointment for the eyes. The ointment is working out so much better than eye drops. It's a fiasco to get drops in her eyes. The ointment goes in with little fuss from her. I'm definitely sticking with ointments from now on.

That's all you get from me right now. Bye bye.