Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Built to Survive

My husband and I took my son to see "Walking with Dinosaurs." 

Amazing! The dinosaurs were incredibly "Life-like." They were truly unbelievable. I never thought about the dinosaur in this manner. Actually, I've not really given dinosaurs any thought at all but each one of these fascinating creatures were uniquely and specifically designed for their own survival. The narrator would introduce the dinosaurs one at a time while explaining their diet,  their habits, their capabilities or lack of, their unique design for survival and their instinctive character.

It is incredible to me that every living, breathing thing has been given a distinctive instinct of survival. It doesn't seem like a gigantic reptile would give living or dying a thought of any kind.

We have those same survival instincts, but what separates us from, the average or not so average, reptile is our need to do more than just survive. We have "thriving" instincts - a need to be needed, to be heard, to reach our goals, accomplish our hopes and dreams, to learn from our failures, and most of all to love and be loved. 
We are a product of God's image not His imagination.

We were not made to merely survive but to thrive!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Conference "Living with and Beyond Cancer"

On March 14th & 15th, 2008, the South Carolina Cancer Alliance (SCCA) will be hosting the first annual survivorship conference - "Living With & Beyond Cancer," at the Columbia Marriott Hotel.

The two - day event is for South Carolinians who have been affected by cancer from survivors to non-profit organizations to medical professionals.

As a member of the committee, I am seeking sponsors. If you have a business or organization and would be interested, please email me directly. I will be blogging and emailing details in the near future.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9/11 -

This year, I had the opportunity to visit both New York City and Washington, DC.

While in New York City, I had the opportunity to visit Ground Zero. I will never forget the over - whelming grief that I felt. As I looked over the sight where the Twin Towers had once stood, I remembered back to that morning at what I had witnessed as I was watching the morning news. While in Washington, DC, though you could not get close to the Pentagon, I looked on from a distance and it just seemed surreal.

Hate took the lives of many on that day and America was seriously wounded.

But, hated or not, I love America and I am thankful everyday of my life that I have been blessed to live in this country.

God has truly blessed our nation!

Sunday, September 9, 2007


Listen to the song "TOUGH"......................................