Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Sorry I was MIA...hee

Well, me and two of my friends went to see the movie FIREPROOF and my gosh!! It is an awesome, wonderful, beautiful, fantastic, heart-wrenching (did I use enough adjectives here? lol) movie!!!

I am so glad I took some puffs tissue with me, all three of us used them up from all of the crying. When the movie was over we noticed men wiping their eyes and noses. I highly recommend this movie to every single married and soon-to-be married person and yep, even single people will benefit from it, the message is that powerful.

I cannot wait to purchase this movie, it will be amongst my favorites. I still get all choked up thinking back on it. Kirk Cameron was Caleb Holt, he and his co-star were superb.


Nebraska reconsiders 'safe haven' law from ONENEWSNOW.COM

Nebraska lawmakers are rethinking a "safe haven" law that allows parents to anonymously drop off their children at designated places if they no longer want them.

So far 16 children have been left at hospitals -- with nine of them coming from one family alone, ranging in age from 1 to 17. Mat Staver of
Liberty Counsel believes it is a bad law.

"I think what we have here is the cheapening of the family. Whenever we say you can just simply come to this place [and] anonymously drop off your children that you don't like, what we're going to see is fathers and mothers who have difficult times with their children, whenever they have an emotional consequence of an argument, they may just simply drop these children off," the attorney contends.

He believes the law ought to be repealed. "We must recapture a culture of life from the moment of conception until natural death. We must strengthen families," Staver adds. "Children are just simply not throwaway garbage."

According to the Liberty Counsel founder, society has become more complex, introducing more hardships. But children should be treasured, not thrown away, he argues. "And the reason why we're seeing that is we're paying the consequence of our abortion and death culture that we began in this nation since 1973," he explains.

According to a Yahoo! News release, James Blue -- the CEO of a non-profit that works with abused and neglected children in Lincoln, Nebraska -- admits he has received countless calls since the safe haven law took effect. His temporary shelter currently holds 15 people, its maximum capacity, and his group gets more than ten calls a day from burdened parents. "While this [law] has, I think, exposed an underbelly of our society of families that are dropping teenagers off forever at a hospital, it has also given a message to families that there is help out there," Blue said.

Nebraska lawmakers are scheduled to meet in January unless a special session is called.

What did Nebraska expect?

This is a wretched and horrid situation. You cannot simply just get tired of parenting and go and dump your children on someone's doorstep. It is a life long commitment. And the parents of the nine children, it is a travesty and who can tell what kind of mental repercussions those children will experience, especially the older children, knowing mommy and daddy didn't want them. My heart is breaking for them.

I know I would have loved to had one more child but wasn't able to. And people are dumping their kids like yesterday's garbage??? When so many of us would love to adopt.

Comments anyone?

Friday, September 26, 2008

The Rapture, ARE YO READY???

I know that I posted this on my bravenet blog, when I had it, but I want to share this again.


Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Taking a break from politics

I cannot tell you all how upset and heart broken I was that Reverend Abouna Gregori shut down his blog. There was such a huge injustice that was done to him and I am outraged of how his congregation and his bishop turned on him.

Please, please keep him in your prayers, he needs all of us interceding for him. He is a true annointed man of God and Satan found a way to silence him, but not for long. We will pray for a miracle for father Abouna.

Moving on...

I cannot wait to see FIREPROOF this Saturday a lot of my church family are going together to support this movie and we are spreading the word around so it will be a huge box office hit like FACING THE GIANTS, which I have not seen, yet.

I heard a clip on Focus on the Family where the husband and wife are in a huge fight and it actually brought tears to my eyes, it was that powerful. I really think it is going to be an awesome movie. Did you know that all of the actors, including Kirk Cameron, are volunteers? Isn't that amazing!

Moving on....again.

So, last Sunday I got so embarrased with Wolfie. The pastor was up on the altar talking about tithing and called two ushers to stand in the front to begin passing the basket, while the pastor was speaking, Wolfie dropped his ball and it rolled all the way to the front and stopped in between the two ushers! I hit my forehead with my hand and my head went down in utter embarrasement.

A few people giggled and then the pastor said, "Leticia is that your son?" I know my face turned beet red, and I replied, "no." hee.... Then Luner spoke up very loudly and said, "YES HE IS!!" With that, everyone in the congregation began to laugh. Needless to say it will be another day to remember.

Kids gotta luv 'em!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another fooled by the lies of Satan...

There is shock and sadness in the Christian community over word that famed Christian music singer Ray Boltz has publicly announced he’s living a homosexual lifestyle. From ONENEWSNOW.COM on Sept. 15, 2008.

"If this is the way God made me, then this is the way I’m going to live...I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself." Those were the words of Ray Boltz in an interview with the Washington Blade about his decision to engage in homosexuality. Boltz, a father of four who was married for 33 years before officially divorcing his wife this year, is well-known for his widely acclaimed songs "Thank You" and "I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb."

From his blog:


"A few years ago I made the decision to retire from contemporary Christian music. I had won awards, performed in front of thousands of people, and sold millions of records. Still, I believed that if people knew who I really was, I would never be accepted. During the last few years I've learned that there are many people who feel the same way I did. One church in particular has helped me in many ways. The Metropolitan Community Church was started forty years ago by Rev. Troy Perry in the Los Angeles area and has an outreach to the LGTB (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community. I am happy to announce that I have accepted an invitation to perform at two of their churches. On September 14th, I will be singing at the Jesus Metropolitan Community Church in Indianapolis at 6:00p.m. On September 21st, I'll be singing at the Metropolitan Community Church of Washington, D.C. at 3:00p.m."

I feel so sad for this man and especially for his wife of 33 years, not to mention his children. I cannot image the turmoil and heartache that they are having to endure.

"If this is the way God made me, then this is the way I’m going to live...I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself."

This bold and arrogant statement mocks the precious blood that our Lord and Savior shed for us. AND what does it say about our Creator?

God doesn't make mistakes and He did not create a person to engage in homosexuality, murder, rape, robbery, etc; . If that were the case then Jesus died for nothing and we would all be going to hell.

How is that logical?

So, basically, if I were to say, "I am a child molester and this is the way God made me etc." Does that give me the right to molest innocent children? ABSOLUTELY NOT!

How many times does the bible and/or Jesus tell us to sin no more, to flee from evil, to abstain from all appearances of evil, live soberly and righteously etc.

JESUS SAID, "I am the Light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have light." John 8:12

What I find frightening are those so-called churches that are misleading and twisting the Word of God to condone deviant behavior. God will not be mocked.

I am not judging Mr. Boltz, I am only pointing out that he has been blinded and deceived by a vicious lie. The devil is the father of all lies and his sole purpose is seek and destroy, especially those who are in ministry, they are prime targets.

As children of the Living God we must always be on the alert, in prayer, reading the bible and worshipping. No one is immuned to sin, we all fall short but we must never condone or embrace it and absolutely not celebrate it so blatanly.

Always remember that Satan never, ever sleeps. He is always on the attack.

Don't forget that Jesus is greater, stronger, wiser and Holy and He alone can save us from the enemy.

Friday, September 19, 2008

A funny for Friday...

This was an e-mail that was sent to me a short time ago and I loved. To all of you fellow Republicans, you will enjoy it.


I was talking to a friend of mine's little girl, and she said she wanted to be President some day.

oth of her parents, liberal Democrats, were standing there, so I asked her, 'If you were President what would be the first thing you would do?'

She replied, 'I'd give food and houses to all the homeless people.''

Wow - what a worthy goal.' I told her, 'You don't have to wait until you're President to do that. You can come over to my house and mow, pull weeds, and sweep my yard, and I'll pay you $50. Then I'll take you over to the grocery store where the homeless guy hangs out, and you can give him the $50 to use toward food or a new house.'

She thought that over for a few seconds 'cause she's only 6. And while her Mom glared at me, she looked me straight in the eye and asked, 'Why doesn't the homeless guy come over and do the work, and you can just pay him the $50?'

And I said, 'Welcome to the Republican Party .'

Her folks still aren't talking to me.


Thursday, September 18, 2008


I love introducing new wonderful books. And as many of you know I am a HUGE fan of Tricia Goyer. When I heard about her latest contemporary novel, her first, there was no way I was going turn this opportunity down.

Tricia has written both historical fiction, and non-fiction. I must honestly admit my ultimate favorite book or rather books are the THE LIBERATOR series, four books in all which is set during WWII. Her non-fiction consist of the LIFE INTERRUPTED and Generation NEXT Marriage.


Harvest time at Heather Creek Farm is an exciting time, but the kids don't seem to be getting into the spirit. One day while he's wandering through the fields, Christopher stumbles across an old piece of metal buried in the ground. He doesn't know what it is, but he hides it in the shed.

That night, the garden by the house is uprooted. Who could have done such a thing? Charlotte is determined to find out, but is distracted when she gets news that Sam is failing school. The sullen teen is indifferent and won't study. He starts spending a lot of time with Pete. Though she loves her son dearly, Pete never finished high school, and Charlotte is afraid he'll encourage Sam to do the same. How can she help him get back on track?

A gripping story that examines the Stevenson family's history as well as its shaky future, Sweet September will bring you deeper into the loving community of Bedford and the deep ties of love that bind this broken family together. As they forge new connections, you'll be entertained, inspired, and reminded that God's grace can make all things new.

About Guideposts' Home To Heather Creek series!
Charlotte Stevenson's world is turned upside down when her daughter, Denise, dies in a tragic car accident. She ran away at eighteen and Charlotte has never forgiven herself. Now, Denise's children, abandoned by their father, are coming from California to live on Heather Creek Farm in Bedford, Nebraska.

CONTEST!!!!! Since Sweet September is all about family, Tricia wants to meet yours. Leave a comment at Tricia's blog (link below) who your favorite family member is (think beyond hubby and kids) and why. You'll be entered into a drawing to win

You'll be entered into a drawing to win William-Sonoma’s Pumpkin Harvest Loaf Pan & Quick Bread Set.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

McCain accused of 'Hispandering'


An English language advocate says GOP presidential candidate John McCain is completely wasting his time catering to the Hispanic vote because it makes him appear to be "two-faced."

Recently Senator McCain (R-Arizona) appeared at a town hall meeting in Orlando where he promised those in attendance immigration reform as president, including a guest worker program for those in the country illegally.

But Jim Boulet, executive director of English First, says this is the same issue the American public has consistently rejected -- and one which McCain has not pushed while campaigning to other groups.

"It led McCain to appear to be two-faced," Boulet comments. "And goodness knows if you're going to run as a reform candidate, you need to at least let your yea be yea and your nay be nay."

According to Boulet, past election results indicate that when Republicans pander to Hispanics it simply does not work. "Remember all the 'Hispandering' that George Bush did in 2000 -- campaigning in Spanish, denouncing official English?" he asks.

"Well, 64 [percent] of the Hispanic vote went to Al Gore. Not only is this Hispandering annoying to the rest of the electorate, it doesn't work."

Boulet says while Senator Barack Obama (D-Illinois) is no better than McCain on this issue, he clearly stands to be the beneficiary of such political maneuvering.

This was one of the reasons why I was hesitant about McCain. If he becomes president I am afraid that he will not secure our borders but allow more illegals into our overpopulated nation. We cannot afford to give anymore free healthcare, housing and food to those who are not citizens.

The illegals here think they have a right to protest in our streets and no one says anything.

Do you remember the illegal alien that died in a hospital a few months ago and his family was out front waving signs and putting down our country because great measures were not taken to save this man's life? If you recall the hospital had already spent over $250,000 on this man!!

Now you tell me, if it was you or I, American citizens, in that hospital, would they have given us free service? NOOOO! We have to have insurance and still pay up the wazooo.

Me or my family at times, suffer from sickness because we cannot afford doctor fees, yet I am paying for someone else's kids or family members to get free care.

How is this fair to American citizens? We need to put the pressure on.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Britain Adopts Islamic Law, Gives Sharia Courts Full Power to Rule on Civil Cases

Islamic law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through county courts or the country's High Court, a part of its
Supreme Court system.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims.

Politicians and church leaders expressed concerns that this could mark the beginnings of a “parallel legal system” based on sharia for some British Muslims.

Dominic Grieve, the shadow home secretary, said: “If it is true that these tribunals are passing binding decisions in the areas of family and criminal law, I would like to know which courts are enforcing them because I would consider such action unlawful. British law is absolute and must remain so.”

Click here to read more on this story from the Times of London.

This is rather frightening and Muslim women will not have a chance to defend themselves or leave their abusive environments, what will happen to them now?

Are there safe houses for abused women in the UK? And can they shelter and protect a Muslim woman from their spouse or family? Not anymore, because of this new court system. Horrid situation.

The United States and other free nations had better wake up to this harsh reality.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Senator McCain is grilled on THE VIEW

My sister called me at work about this interview regarding McCain on THE VIEW.

The disrespect is so obvious and yet Senator McCain holds his ground. I wish I could have seen the whole thing.

I hope everyone has a blessed and safe weekend and hope the gas prices go down!!!!!!

Watch this:

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Oprah biased as usual...


The Florida Federation of Republican Women has launched a boycott against Oprah Winfrey’s TV show and magazine because the talk queen has said she will not have Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin on her show until after the election.

Democrat Barack Obama — whom Winfrey is supporting for president — was on “Oprah” twice before he announced his run for president, in January 2005 and in October 2006. Winfrey has said she will have neither party’s candidates on her show while they are running for their respective offices.

But the 58-year-old federation, which has 4,500 members, says Winfrey should have Palin on her show now, given how important the Alaska governor’s run is for women.

“She is an icon, and set her herself up to be such a women’s rights and women’s issues person. To have the first vice president of our lifetime on the Republican ticket being a woman and to sit it out regardless of what her personal political beliefs were was disingenuous, we felt,” the group’s First Vice President Cindy Graves told “FOX & Friends” on Wednesday morning.

Graves, 50, says she used to watch “Oprah” and occasionally bought her magazine. She told FOXNews.com that the group has been joined by women all over the country since launching the boycott last Saturday.

“People from Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Colorado, Rhode Island, just about every state in the union. We’ve also had a tremendous response from Democrats and Independents who are supporting McCain, and Hillary supporters,” she said.

Asked whether the boycott is affecting Oprah’s TV ratings and magazine subscriptions, Graves said Winfrey is “keeping that quiet.”

A spokeswoman for Oprah’s company, Harpo Productions, said Harpo would have no comment on the boycott, and said Harpo is not at liberty to give out ratings information for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” which is syndicated by CBS Paramount Television, or subscription information for O, The Oprah Magazine, which is owned by Hearst.

Winfrey reacted strongly on Friday to a report posted on the Drudge Report that she and “a couple of her top people are adamantly” against booking Palin on her show.

“The item in today’s Drudge Report is categorically untrue,” Winfrey said in a statement sent to news organizations in reaction to the Drudge Report’s posting. “There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show. At the beginning of this presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”

Before Obama became a candidate, Winfrey used her show to introduce him to America’s women voters, and she has endorsed and campaigned with the Democratic nominee. She also was very visible at Obama’s nomination acceptance speech in Denver last month.

Winfrey and her executive producer, Sheri Salata, both donated the maximum $2,300 contribution to Obama’s campaign during the primary season.

According to the Drudge Report, Winfrey’s staff is sharply divided on booking Palin.
“Half of her staff really wants Sarah Palin on,” an unidentified source told Drudge.

“Oprah’s Web site is getting tons of requests to put her on, but Oprah and a couple of her top people are adamantly against it because of Obama.”

Since I am not a huge fan or even a fan of Oprah her opinion or show means absolutely nothing to me. But I know that a lot of women look up to this very liberal woman who believes you can get to heaven many ways, has some influence over her millions of viewers.

I am glad to see that these strong Republican women are not afraid to tell it straight and point out what a liar Oprah is.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Could Sarah Palin juggle family, vice presidency?


Feminists for Life is taking issue with questions raised about Sarah Palin that were published in The New York Times.

The article raised the question: "With five children, including an infant with Down syndrome and...a pregnant 17-year-old, Ms. Palin has set off a fierce argument among women about whether there are enough hours in the day for her to take on the vice presidency, and whether she is right to try." Serrin Foster heads Feminists for Life, of which Palin is a member.

"The fact that we are questioning the ability of a woman who has already demonstrated an ability to multitask, to set priorities, to raise a family, and for us to sit there and second-guess her on that and then talk about privacy...it's despicable," Foster contends.

However, another aspect ought to be part of the focus, she asserts.

"They act like the governor does not have a husband who is supportive and [they act like he] isn't around. He's not AWOL. He's home every other week on the job that he has now, as she's described," Foster adds. "In terms of what they've put forward, I don't know why all this questioning of her capacity in this regard.

" The Times article notes that Palin has received consistent praise from religious conservatives who believe her "large and growing brood" would not detract from, but enhance, her vice-presidential performance. Foster believes the questioning and doubt is just a smoke screen, and that the real issues of the campaign need to be addressed.

My opinion is that the msn should just stay out of her personal business. Why isn't anyone questioning whether Obama can manage a household and be president. Women have always been able to multitask. A lot of us do not have the luxury of staying home and raising our children, we are forced to work outside the home and have managed quite nicely. I have a friend who has four children, one nursing and she still manages to work outside the home, homeschool her children and keep up with being a bible school teacher, and keeps her home decently clean.

So, I have no doubt that Palin is quite capable of managing being a VP and a mom.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


First off before I get into a gripe/cry session. I just wanted to know what everyone has thought about the RNC? I am enjoying myself immensely, cheering, clapping, whoo-hooing etc.

Moving on....

So, last Thursday I got into a debate with my boss and for the first time I disagreed with her about politics. Usually I just let her talk and say nothing. She is the type of person who is never, ever, wrong and never at fault.

Well, she got so frustrated with me that she said, "LETICIA YOU'RE NOT LISTENING TO ME!"

Well, I didn't talk anymore after that. She turned ice cold towards me and it has been a living hell ever since.

Also, that same day I mistakenly proved her wrong about an insurance claim and that just added more fuel to the fire. Word of advice never argue with the boss even if you are correct. Hard lesson learned.

The next day she scolded me and a patient for talking about politcs, the patient apologized and then was corrected and was told she was talking to me. My face turned beet red.

To make a long story short. She is watching everything I do now, and took over my job of doing insurance claims and the data entry for those that have been paid. Constantly scolding or lecturing and pointing out every thing to me as if I were a child.

I was on the phone calling insurance companies and she stood right in front me the entire time and took over each call, literally, telling me, "give me the phone."

Today, I apologized for everything and we had a good day. She even told me that I was a very good employee. The atmosphere relaxed. I harbored a small hope that this horrid tension was over. NOT!

I was upstairs filing and came down to shut everything off when I saw her in my chair running insurance claims. I noticed that the printer was misprinting all of her claims. I, stupidly, informed her and that was it, she was ticked off again at me!

You see after printing one claim that had to be rebilled, I forgot, for the first time in 1-1/2 years, to realign the gauge on the printer. She didn't notice that and began to print.

I would have fixed it as I began to shut off all of the equipment. I never had a chance.

Now, terrified as I was, there was no way in hell I was going to tell her to hit the printer icon on the desktop and to cancel all of the documents. And then, shut off the printer from printing any more, not knowing this, she let it run. And... getting angrier by the minute.

So, after it was finished, in haste and anger she tried to realign the paper, but that is a bit tricky, you have to align the paper into the brackets behind the printer very carefully or they will bunch up if not properly set and then roll the paper slowly then you set the gauge.

She began to re-print and the papers got all bunched up.

She began to yell at me, never once looking at me.


I held back my tears, and apologized profusely for my error but it went into deaf ears.

(Nevermind the fact, she never aligns it since she took over my job.)

I held in my tears when I left the office and broke down in my car.

By the time I got home I was shaking all over and my husband did his best to comfort me.

I don't know how to handle this situation. I used to love my job and my boss. But now, I dread walking into that office, wondering what mood she is going to be in. I thought for sure she was going to fire me. And I feel that is close in coming, she has turned from a beautiful caring, understanding, compassionate person to a tyrant in one week.

I have always wondered why people in high positions feel that they can treat people below them like yesterday's garbage? Why??

While she was seething I just prayed over her and myself. I don't know what else to do? My hubby says it is time to find another job. He may be right. But O How I loved my job and my hours. Now what?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Pakistan Opens Investigation Into 'Honor Killings' of Five Women

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan opened an investigation Monday into the killings of five women who tried to choose their own husbands, after a provincial lawmaker defended their deaths as a "centuries-old tradition."

The women, three of whom were teenagers, were shot, thrown into a ditch and buried alive more than a month ago in what authorities have said they suspect were "honor killings." Authorities say they have arrested three relatives of the women in connection with their deaths.

It is considered an insult in some conservative regions of Pakistan for women to have affairs or marry without consent, and rights groups say hundreds are killed by male relatives every year.

The killings — which apparently occurred after the women defied tribal elders and asked a civil court to marry at least three of them — were raised in Parliament on Friday, prompting a lawmaker from Baluchistan province to claim that "only those who indulge in immoral acts should be afraid."

"These are centuries-old traditions and I will continue to defend them," Israr Ullah Zehri, who represents the province where the women died, told the chamber on Saturday.
His remarks — even more than the killings themselves — outraged his fellow lawmakers and spurred protests as well as promises of an investigation.

The highest court in the largely tribal region ordered an inquiry Monday as Parliament demanded that the perpetrators be brought to justice. Asif Warraich, Baluchistan's police chief, announced the same day that three suspects were arrested, adding they were related to the victims and had allegedly confessed.

About 60 activists demonstrated outside the federal Parliament in Islamabad on Monday, shouting "Burying women alive is no honor!"

"We condemn this barbaric act," said Mohammed Ibrahim, a senator for the Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami party. "This is against Islam, against humanity and against civilized culture."

Sanaullah Baloch, a nationalist leader from Baluchistan, denied that such brutal justice was embedded in local culture.

He blamed the government for failing to provide better health and education services to women and girls in the southwestern province, which remains impoverished despite rich mineral resources.

"Socially and economically marginalized society is always frustrated," Baloch told Dawn News television Monday.

Human rights groups say the women were abducted at gunpoint by six men in the remote village of Baba Kot, forced into a vehicle and taken to a field, where they were beaten and shot. Rights activists say they were then covered with rocks and mud while they were still breathing.
The deaths took so long to investigate, rights groups allege, because members of a powerful political family in the province were involved.

Though many honor killings are believed to go unreported, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan said at least 174 women were victims of such crimes nationwide in 2005, 270 in 2006 and 280 in 2007.

The figure in the first five months of 2008 alone stands at 107, it said. Rights groups complain that few of the culprits are convicted.
This is so infuriating. These poor helpless women are not even allowed to choose whom they want to marry. No freedom of any kind. They live in bondage until the day they die. I am curious to know if any woman has ever experienced being happy in these marriages?
In my opinion, they are only good for breeding children, cleaning, and worshipping their husbands or any male person in their family. Forget joy, they are in slavery.
My heart breaks for them, because there truly is nothing that we can do for them, except pray.
The United States may be going down the toilet morally, but at least we have the right to choose whom we marry and whom to worship.