My Grandmother and I
I celebrated my birthday on Saturday with my hubby. Every year, my birthday and Mother’s Day always seem to to fall on the same weekend. Some years, both are on the same day. I have feelings of joy and sadness. I have to cast that sadness down because my mother and grandmother are both with the Lord and would not want to come back.
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
I miss my mother and grandmother; but I know I will see them again so that puts a smile on my face.
Today I was going through vintage photos and came across a photo of my grandmother and I. I might have been eight years old in the picture above. She was coming off the train from traveling out of town. Sometimes, she would travel with her church friends. Other times she would visit family in Mississippi or Chicago. She was a sweet lady who loved the Lord and loved her family very much.
My Grandmother was a sharp lady. I know that is where I get my style from. It is in my blood. The picture above is one of my favorite pictures. She looks like she could be on her way to church or an evening out at the theater. I am not sure when this photograph was taken, maybe the 1940s. This stylish outfit could work today, just as it did then. Her classic style has inspired me ever since I was a little girl.
My mother was strong and confident in who she was as a person, and I admire her for that. I do not have many photographs of my mother and none of us together. She did not like to be photographed, even though she was very pretty. My mother died in 1994. It has been nineteen years; but sometimes it seems like yesterday. I hold on to the values she taught me, and the love she gave me.
Cherish your mother if you are blessed to have her with you. Tell her that you love her; even if you have already told her and give her a hug. A mother is a wonderful treasure to have, she is a queen to behold. If you treat your parents well, you will continue to be blessed beyond measure.
Not Dead Yet Style
Carman is raising funds for his new album through Kickstarter and is 90% complete.
I grew up listening to Carman’s music. This is wonderful to hear that he is planning to write new songs and record an album.
On Carman’s Facebook page he announced that he’s battling an illness. I am interceding for and I believing for Carman’s complete healing.
Carman’s words on the Kickstarter Fundraising site page said,
“I’m so excited about this incredible opportunity we all have through “Kickstarter” to make something happen as a team and a family. Through this fundraiser for a new CD and Video project, we can finally have something big we can interact on, on a personal level. 8 weeks ago I was diagnosed with incurable Multiple Myeloma Cancer and given a 3-5 year window of time. It seemed like a death sentence but through Kickstarter God have turned it into a life sentence.”
Carman has given free concerts where thousands gave their lives to Jesus. He has ministered for years and I support him and his music.
My favorite videos from Carman
Carman’s witch invitation(First mini movie in Christian music)
Carman’s witch invitation with commentary(making of the video)
Satan Bite the Dust
Shows how we have to pray for ourselves everyday and stand against the enemy.
Addicted to Jesus (A2J)
Carman AND DCTalk
Boy, I would dance big time to this one.
Stand tall, Stand Strong!
Support Carman guys, he is too legit to quit!
To pledge funds towards the new album please go to this link. No amount is to small.
Kickstarter fundraiser: New Carman Album and Music Video
Did you know that you are suppose change out your athletic shoes every 300 to 400 miles? I was watching a shoe show and heard that information. I bought my last cross-training shoes about a year ago. They are still in pretty good condition; but I needed to get a new pair. I tried on a several pairs at DSW and narrowed my selection down to two choices. A Reebok FlexFrame and a NIKE cross trainer. When I tried on the NIKEs and it felt unstructured. I would describe this shoe as a good shoe for running or walking. The Reebok shoe offered more structure support and fit my foot very well. Not to mention the shoe looks pretty rad!
I made my decision and purchased the Reeboks. As soon as I bought the shoes home, I wanted to see how they fit working out with a FIRM video.
My shoes have to be comfortable when I work out with weights or do Zumba.
The picture below of me doing a lunge with weights. It felt good because my Reeboks made me feel grounded and secure in my move. Form is everything and when I have a great shoe the move is easy and I get a better workout.
JT doing lunge
The Reeboks were great when lifting weights overhead. I could move my toes around in the shoes, the toe bed didn’t feel tight.
JT lifting weights overhead
Lastly, I did my side lunge weight lift routine and it was a good feeling because I wasn’t thinking about my feet.
JT doing side lunge and lifting weights
Tips for finding a good athletic show
1. Fit! Fit! Fit! Get the correct size. You don’t want to be in a shoe that is too big or too show. You feet will be hurting for sure. Make sure you can wiggle your toes in your shoes. If you can’t wiggle your toes they are too tight. Also, a shoe that is too big can cause problems with your feet too.
2. You will walk around in the store to see if the shoe is a good you. Do some three-knee repeaters, or leg lifts and see how the shoe feels. I know you make look funny; but your the one working out in them so get what you want.
3. Make sure it’s the right type of shoe. Are you running? Are you walking? Do you dance and do aerobics? Know the right type of shoe for your fitness regime.
4. Design and Color. Get a color that you really like. For me, I don’t like an all white shoe. It needs to be a bright color. But get what you like and want, not just because it happens to be on clearance.
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