Wednesday, July 22, 2009
The link to the article is: What's in a blog?
Yeah, for 15 minutes...wait, it's taken me about three minutes to write all this and link everything up...so I guess I'm down to about 12 minutes of fame now!!!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
Julie Lyons was working as a crime reporter when she followed a hunch into the South Dallas ghetto. She wasn’t hunting drug dealers, but drug addicts who had been supernaturally healed of their addictions. Was there a church in the most violent part of the city that prayed for addicts and got results?
At The Body of Christ Assembly, a rundown church on an out-of-the-way street, Lyons found the story she was looking for. The minister welcomed criminals, prostitutes, and street people–anyone who needed God. He prayed for the sick, the addicted, and the demon-possessed, and people were supernaturally healed.
Lyons’s story landed on the front page of the Dallas Times Herald. But she got much more than just a great story, she found an unlikely spiritual home. Though the parishioners at The Body of Christ Assembly are black and Pentecostal, and Lyons is white and from a traditional church background, she embraced their spirituality–that of “the Holy Ghost and fire.”
It’s all here in Holy Roller–the stories of people desperate for God’s help. And the actions of a God who doesn’t forget the people who need His power.
Julie Lyons is an award-winning writer, editor and investigative reporter who for more than 11 years served as editor-in-chief of the Dallas Observer, an alternative weekly newspaper owned by Village Voice Media. She holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a B.A. in English from Seattle Pacific University. She and her husband, Larry Lyons Jr., live in Dallas with their son.
Would you like a copy of this book for your own collection? All you need to do is leave me a comment about why you would like to have this book. I will pick a winner on July 24th...next Friday!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
See that house right in the middle?
The one right below the one on top?
Can you guess whose house it is?
Are you a true Goonie?
If so, can you tell me whose house is below?
Hmmm...I wonder who knows whose house is whose....
I'm thinking that my BFF Susana knows exactly whose houses these are! If you are one of facebook friends your vote/guess doesn't count here as I already told you!!!
Nowadays it is known as the Flavel Museum...I guess he is some bigwig explorer type dude in Astoria, Oregon.
I know it as the workplace of Mikey's Dad!!! Remember when they are riding their bikes past and Mr. Walsh is raising the flag? This is where he worked!!
Fratelli brother pretending to hang himself?
The ring of fire outside the county jail?
The epitome of the movie THE GOONIES!!!!
This is Haystack Rock....one of the greatest visionary images of the movie!!!
You guessed it....I went and checked out the famous places from the movie The Goonies throughout Astoria. We also saw the elementary school for Kindergarten Cop and the rock levy from Free Willy.
You'd be amazed at the amount of movies made in and around Astoria! Did you know that Point Break, starring one hot Keanu Reeves, was filmed in the same ocean/park that the Goonies was? Mmm...hmmm...that's right!!!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Same sun...just a few hours later...funny how it looks so different
Pyro Ben...look how he lights his fireworks....with a flippin' torch gun!
Friday, July 03, 2009
Ernie told Mason that was his seat for the whole ride to Idaho....
Today is my Sadie's second birthday...still cute as the day I got her. Well, actually she has a few stains in the backseat from children who shall go nameless (ahem, M&M) and she needs a good detailing...but I love her!!
Stay tuned for some Seaside, OR pictures to be coming throughout next week...that is where I am heading tomorrow with my friend Holly, her mom Barb and the rest of their clan!
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
We didn't realize they would be moving from Moses Lake so soon so we bought season passes to the Moses Lake water park...even though they didn't get to use them all summer we got our money's worth and had lots of fun!
Maddy likes to swim in the deep end and Mason prefers the shallow end; however, there is only one of me and two of them so we have to do a lot of compromising!!
The thing is....Mason can't really swim quite well and so I have to stand in front of him and "catch" him so I get splashed over and over and over and over....