Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thankful for family

Today is Thanksgiving (as if anyone wouldn't know)! It is so awesome to live in a country that allows the freedom of religion. This year our cousin, Sith, came from South Carolina to visit us. We've had a previous post about him (sixth paragraph) when we visited him in April. Thanksgiving is a great time to have the family together and think about the abundant blessings God has given us.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Corpus Christi Again

Shoutings...tears...laughter...encouragement...old friends...courage...fear...hugs...yes, all that took place yesteray and much more! We found ourselves back in Corpus Christi yesterday after a waking up at 5:30a.m. to leave for a speech and debate tournament. It was only one day so many people call it a "round-robin".

This was the first time I had performed my speeches this year so I didn't know how they would be welcomed, but from hearing the judges comments and critique I believe they were well received. In one speech, I act out a story about abortion from the baby's perspective. During the story the baby is actually aborted and apparently this moved one judge to the point of tears! Wow! I pray that God will use this speech to glorify Him and touch peoples lives.

As for results, at this practice tournament there were no awards in speech, but they did in debate. I won three out of four of my debates as did Paul. Someone from our club, David Umstattd, won first place! Congratulations!