Kim And Kayla Woodhouse, Stories Of Faith, Perserverance And Joy.

Archive for February, 2008

David Phelps – and Montel

So, we went to New York City to tape the Montel Williams Show. It was crazy, Manhattan is nuts, :) and we had fun!

At the end of the taping – Montel was giving a “gift”, surprise to each of the “miraculous kids” on the show.

David Phelps was the surprise for Kayla.

Now, most of you know that he is my favorite and Josh and Kayla’s favorite, and Holly’s favorite :) and if I haven’t convinced you to go listen to his music yet, read on…

I have always had such respect for him – musically and as a person (especially after EMHE) — but this week, that respect shot up even further. He was so genuine, giving, fun, and I knew that he cared for my little girl. He took time out of his own crazy schedule to do this… and that means the world! We didn’t know if Kayla …

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Packing Light

I have been attempting to pack all day for a quick trip to New York City. We are headed there to tape a Montel Williams Show. I say attempting, because there wasn’t enough of me to go around! Phone calls, excited children and me- trying to wrap my brain around the list that keeps on growing…

The laughter began as I was trying to decide how many bags this was going to take. There’s a carry on that’s just medical, one is a rolling ice chest to carry her vest packets, of course the kids want their “stuff” to do on the plane and during the layovers and I can’t leave without my computer… I mean, this brain doesn’t ever quit, I have to be able to get my ideas down! (Have I ever mentioned that I don’t do ‘sitting around’ very well? That’s an understatement.) And you know what? …

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Worship

How often do you think about worship? Do you think of ‘church’ as the “worship service”? Or do you think of the ‘singing’ as the “worship” part of the service and then the sermon/preaching/teaching is something else?

Back in college, one of my favorite classes was Music and Worship — we went through a book entitled, Real Worship by Warren Wiersbe and I think I learned more life lessons through that class than any other.

We were created to glorify God. In all that we do. So, how do we worship? Is it only when we’re singing or participating in praise and worship? Do we have to be in a “church” to worship? Or can it be when we’re listening to music? What about when we’re singing in the shower? I know, I know — some are you are laughing now, but think about this: If we were made to …

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Clean Up On Aisle Two!!

If you know much about my story, you know that I don’t get out much. I have a daughter who doesn’t sweat and I need to keep her in a regulated temperature all the time. Anyway, grocery shopping has become one of my favorite times. And it’s not because I need social interaction and I choose the grocery store for that interaction — No. It’s because Holly (and Katie too) and I have had some of the best adventures ‘doing the grocery shopping’.

Little sidenote here: I have a wacky sense of humor (I am a creative person, you know) – so feel free to imagine the sound effects… or whatever makes you laugh :)

On this particular trip – we were headed to Safeway. It was really close to our house and a Friday night, pretty late, because that’s always more fun (actually, it was because Holly had just finished …

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Nothing Simple About the Mail…

Do you remember the day when your mail box was on your front porch? Or better yet, you had a slot in your front door and it just came shooting through? I remember being a kid and trying to catch it and then yelling, “THANK YOU!” back through the slot at our mail-carrier. He always smiled, laughed and shook his head at me. He told me once, that I was the only one to ever say thank-you and I had a very unique way of doing it. And my guess was that he at least preferred it over a barking dog.

I was musing over this yesterday as my friend Lori and I were hauling a giant tub, filled with 60 pounds of concrete, a post, and you guessed it – a mailbox out to the curb. Why would we do this, you ask? Well, let me tell you! (With …

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Book Reviews – Reluctant Smuggler and Death of a Six Foot Teddy Bear

I’ve had so many of you asking my opinion about Christian Fiction and faithful readers asking for book reviews that I thought I’d try to do at least one a week.

This week, I’m going to start with two (yes, thank you – hold your applause)–
Reluctant Smuggler by Jill Elizabeth Nelson and
Death of a Six-Foot Teddy Bear by Sharon Dunn

Reluctant Smuggler is the third book in the To Catch a Thief Series by Nelson. I was hooked from the beginning of the series and haven’t wanted to wait for each book to come out! Jill does an incredible job of shaping her characters – they are real (which would be hard for others to pull off, considering the hero and heroine aren’t your average run-of-the-mill ’9-5′ers, but Jill does it with great finesse). I found myself yelling at them, laughing at them and wanting to jump in …

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T-I-M-E

A close friend of mine tells me that love is spelled t-i-m-e. And I think if most of us take the time to ponder this, we can come to the same conclusion. Love can be given and can be shown in so many different ways. But, don’t we all yearn for time with those we love?

Think about your children. Now, I’m not trying to start any arguments here or talk about homeschool versus other school (We all have our own opinions and convictions). But, God gave me my kiddos and I feel very strongly that I should be spending more time with them than anyone else. And what a blessing it has been! I wouldn’t trade any of that time – and I wouldn’t trade the relationship that I have with my kids for anything. I love to spend time with them and they crave that time with me …

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