Thursday, August 28

A Recently Spotted Bumper Sticker:

What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

Tuesday, August 26

Celebrating Every Freckle

Dear God,
As You know, some days I wish
I looked different than I do.
How good it is to be reminded, Lord,
that You had me -- exactly this me--
in mind long before I came to exist!
So today I present myself to You
with a grateful heart.
Help me to be a good steward of my body.
Because You designed it,
I want to celebrate, nurture, and respect it.
By Your power at work in me,
I praise You for every molecule, gene, and freckle!

- Heather Kopp
Practice Meditation: Four Audio Meditations
Five things I am grateful for:

My children

My husband

My current health status

My home

My job (even though I don't act like it!)

Tuesday, August 19

I got Lee Lee into her new Christian School today. She was the last to go. Everyone else started the 6th. Since I just got back in town Friday night, I am still trying to catch up. I have a lot to do for school myself and I have to get my afternoon schedule down pat yet. I am still not sure who to pick up first. Today, I am going to try to leave work at 4:30, pick up Lee Lee, catch the interstate, pick up Jake and then Jamila. Jake is doing OJT at an attorney's office from 1:30 until 5:00 now, and since Jamila is in the Academy Prep - I have to provide transportation. Same with Lee Lee and the Baptist School, but she gets out at 2:45 and I have to pay after that. Not much though....3.50 per hour. I don't know, I guess I will get it all figured out sooner or later.

Weird stuff happening in California too after the death and it is attorney time and my nephew's father was the first to the lawyer. I don't even want to imagine how HOT my sister was.

Life goes on...............

Tuesday, August 12

James Roy Osborne
Feb. 26, 1976 Aug. 7, 2003 Visitation: Tues., Aug. 12, 6-9 p.m.
Services: Wed., Aug. 13, 10 a.m.
Visitation for James Roy Osborne will be held at Basham Funeral Care (3312 Niles Street) on Tuesday evening August 12, 2003, from 6-9 p.m. and a celebration of James life will be held at Canyon Hills Assembly of God (7001 Auburn Street) on Wednesday morning August 13, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park.
James was born in Bakersfield on February 26, 1976, and he went to be present with the Lord on August 7, 2003. James was the second son of Sherry White and the loving fiancée of Kelly Matthews. James was blessed with a multitude of loved ones. In his short 27 years, he made an impact on those who came in contact with him. A true man of honor, he met his demise working and providing.
Those who mourn his passing include his loving mother, Sherry White; fiancée, Kelly Matthews; natural father, Gordon Osborne; father by upbringing, Ed Coleman; stepfather, Bob White; brother, Ronnie Osborne; sister, Kim Dick; uncle, William Hunter, Jr.; aunt, Jamie Jackson; aunt, Judi Pike; uncle, Roy Pike; aunt, Paula Leslie and many more aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, truly loving friends, comrades and his special friends, Casey and Theresa Brown.
James was loved by all that knew him and he will be deeply missed. We will meet on the other side. Pallbearers will be Casey Brown, Christopher Hunter, Jess Banks, Roy Pike, Vernon Turner, Casper, Lonnie Smith and Chuck Ekeahl. For additional service or floral delivery information, please contact Basham Funeral Care 873-8200.
Basham Funeral Care

Sunday, August 10

I am in Bakersfield, California my home town. People are here I haven't seen in 27 years. My brother, nephews, etc. Seems like yesterday, but everyone has turned in our mothers and grandparent.

Life is different here. My Dad gave me the money to come, This was my mothers side of the family so it doesn't involve him.

My Pastor has been great. The church is helping things there at home. The boy was working on an oil rig and got his head smashed off. It is so tragic here!

I love my family here just like I had seen them yesterday!

Thursday, August 7

The Rope is a story about a mountain climber at the end of his rope.

Sunday, August 3

"The Importance of Fresh Produce

Two boys, aged eight and four, were discussing Adam and Eve. The 8-year-old asked: 'How did Adam and Eve die?' And the 4-year-old said: 'They ate bad fruit.'"