Monday, September 29, 2008

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark





I had a blast at the waterpark! I loved riding down the lazy river with Mommy and Daddy. We got really wet when we went under the waterfalls. It even had tunnels! Everyone knows how I love my tunnels!


I went in the wave pool. I took turns riding on a tube with Mommy and Daddy. I loved riding the waves. I went clear out to the deepest part of the pool! I have no fear of anything. I was laughing the whole time!


I went down lots of water slides that were my size. I went flying down them! I played with lots of stuff that sprayed water.
I can't wait to go back some day!!!!

Lot's of Stuff to Do at Kalahari




While I was at Kalahari I got to paint a piece of pottery. I painted a ballerina. I was very careful when I painted. I took my time so it would look beautiful. I couldn't take it home with me because they had to put it in a kiln. They are going to send it to my house.


I golfed with Mommy and Daddy! Daddy gave me lots of advice and instruction. I didn't always listen. I wanted to do it MY WAY!
I also got my picture taken with an eleven week old tiger. He was drinking a bottle when I petted him. He was cute!

Kalahari Indoor Waterpark



Grandma took Mommy, Daddy, and I to the Kalahari Waterpark. Granny came along with us too! When we pulled up to the resort I was so excited. I said, "We're here, we're here!"


I got to meet Kenya the elephant. He was so cute! I gave him a hug! (I will have no problems going up to characters when we go to Disney in December.)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Response

Dear Friend: Updated Daily as States and Nations are added...It's Global - To God be the Glory! 9/26/08

Thanks for email regarding my McCain & Palin Ministry Experience. Lebanon, Ohio USA Date: 9/9/08

YES...it'a all true and to show you what God is doing...CBN (Christian News Broadcasting) picked
up the story and has literally sent it - GLOBAL. Into our humble Office - averaging 135 emails
per hour...and have already heard from 49 States and Mainland China, India, Australia, Canada, British Isles & Kuwait and now Pakistan, Iraq, Russia, Japan and Africa and Israel. "Praise the Lord!"

I didn't sell my story, they requested that I release it in Email form...and I wouldn't take 1 Million dollars
for it, because at the desperate days we are living in, the economy for me is not my motive.
I WANT the TRUTH of GOD to be revealed and received!

In no way is this self-promotion. All I know is the Word says in Romans 13:1 "There is no authority except that which God has established."

Daniel 2:21 challenges us to take our right to vote for those individuals we believe will best serve our
nation - under the guidance of the powerful GOD who "sets up kings and deposes them."

God Himself - in His Own way -- is working out His plan for our Nation!

V - Victory over Oppression - Our founding Father's founded our Nation on GOD!
O - One Nation under God - Our Friend that we can rely on is GOD ALMIGHTY!
T - The Right to Choose - Our Freedom is that GOD will allow us to join in on the process.
E - Extending the Experience and Experiment - Our Future is settled because GOD does not fail.

You and I are important to God and we must do whatever we can.

AS I CLOSE, I PRAY FOR YOU TO MOTIVATE ANYONE AND CHALLENGE ANYONE WHOFEELS THE NEED TO HIDE AWAY TO COME OUT OF HIDING AND TO TAKE BACK OURRIGHTFUL PLACE...GOD IS NOT THROWING AMERICA AWAY. I BELIEVE HE IS USING
A WOMAN THAT HE HAS GROOMED IN ALASKA, TO COME TO THE FORE-FRONT FOR
SUCH A TIME AS THIS!

My email is MEA31975@aol.com

Be blessed...and know that all of this is for the GLORY and HONOR of GOD.

Pastor Mark Arnold
LIFE COVENANT CHURCH
Route 4
Monroe, Ohio
(Between Middletown & Hamilton, Ohio)

P.S. My only request, if you are able to let us know the area you are from so that we can
pin-point how God is getting the message all over the Globe...we will then report Nations
being impacted by this email.

Read this please and if you have any questions please contact me.

I just got this e-mail from a close friend and believer in Christ, so please read this and e-mail me. grimm1990@netzero.net

And for anyone who needs to verify or confirm this story that follows, please Email me or call me at the following numbers:
MEA31975@aol.com
(513) 291-0425
Be Blessed!
Pastor Mark Arnold (PLEASE READ ENTIRE STORY BELOW)
This past Tuesday, the McCain / Palin Bus came through a little town called, Lebanon , Ohio.

The LORD allowed me to go to the Rally giving them a message that He wanted me to personally deliver. Sunday Night - a burden hit me that would only shake me to my knees - I prayed and wept for our Nation. Never has my heart been so broken before God. I literally interceded for these wonderful people who do not deserve all the hate against them.

The GOD-Haters are going to try everything to stop them, but they will not succeed! God is not pleased with the 'bashing' in the News of this 'Anointed' person. He has called her for this time! I promised God that I would pray and hold them up in prayer. I would 'listen' out and be mindful of where they were.

The following day is important in this time-line...because I didn't even know until God spoke to me... Monday and into Monday Night - the burden of prayer was so heavy that I was literally shaking and could not stop weeping. I didn't know that they were coming to Ohio . I prayed and walked and wept and walked. I prayed and prayed and wept and prayed...

Tuesday at 2:00 A.M. - God spoke these words to me - '...Go turn the Radio on!' Immediately the Reporter's Words were - 'McCain & Palin Bus to be in Lebanon later this morning for a 10:00 A.M. Rally!' Immediately on hearing that news, I heard God again...God said, 'You are to go. You will meet them and give them a message for Me!' I prayed as an intercessor and went to a place in prayer that I don't think I've ever been...because the LORD had just visited me...and I knew I was on a ' Mission .' I had now been up since Sunday NIght...and now it's Tuesday and I've got to go on the 'WORD of the LORD.'

He sure became My Strength as this unfolds... I didn't stop praying until I drove over to the town and parked the car. The News would later report they were expecting 5,000 people and the actual head-count of those who had been scanned was more than 10,000 people. I simply obeyed...and God actually told me where to stand, who to talk to...and when to be on the move. I had sure learned on the Mission Field, when God wants to open a door, He will do it at the appropriate time. He always has someone to assist...and even those standing beside you may just be an Angel. I struck up a conversation with an agent on the ground - he simply said, 'I can't allow you to stand here!' Here is where the bus was going to actual pull up to. They had to make a much larger perimeter so the entire area was now being moved back several blocks. The only other thing he told me to do was to go through the metal detector zone and just watch from the back. So, that's what I did.

Due to sensitivity of the Internet...I can't share much of the story as to what happened next was a definite GOD THING ALL THE WAY. Looking over the shoulders and backs and heads of all those people...I knew it would take a miracle for what GOD told me to do. As I was standing there, two Boy Scouts came running up my back...literally, they almost knocked me to the ground because they were running so fast behind me...up my back and over to the right. These Boy Scouts were about Junior High Age. Their Scout Leader and several others were behind them...but as the two out front was trying to push through the crowd, saying they were late...the smaller scouts were left in their dust. The Scout Leader who was with a McCain Rep from the State grabbed me and told me bring the other Scouts up front as they try to keep up with the first two that just came through. I just became the leader of the rest of the Scouts to lead them right up front and center. As the Rep was shouting back at me...to bring the Scouts forward...the people parted just like God parted the Red Sea.

I marched them boys right up front and to the right of the stage as one was looking from the back. When I got there I was fifteen feet from the podium. GOD said, 'Stand here, and don't move from this spot.' Within five minutes...the bus pulled up and around the other side McCain, Sarah Palin and her husband Todd stepped up and the speeches took off. I was where God placed me...and even Sarah Palin and Todd were standing on my side of the stage. I made eye contact, I gave them thumbs up gestures...and I knew they were just happy to see me standing there. Ha Ha When they came around the podium and started on the other side, I knew they were coming right toward me, a little lady who stood by me, reached up and told the Rep that they had promised a Picture with her because she was the one who had lost a son in Iraq, recently.

The Rep confirmed she would get a pic with them and they would talk to her. When McCain came to hug her... he immdiately shook my hand and following his moment with her, I shook his hand as he grabbed my hand, now for the second time, and I said, 'God wants you to know that I'm praying for you, Sir!' He thanked me and kept smiling. I repeated that phrase to him five times. He grabbed my hands and looked right into my eyes and said, 'I won't make it without prayer. Sir, Thank You for praying for me, and don't let one day go by that you don't pray for me. I need all the prayers that I can get. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!' As he moved to my right, Sarah Palin, came over to my left side...standing over the crowd and then looking at the little lady who had lost the son.

It took a moment for her to shake some hands and people were pushing in all around. Sarah came and got on her hands and knees on that side of the stage and hugged that little Mom, telling her, '...it was not in vain.' She promised her support. It was at this moment Sarah Palin, reached out for me to help her up and as I was assisting her to stand I was now face to face with her and GOD said, 'Open up your Mouth and I will fill it.' Here is what came out... 'God wants you to know that you are a present day Esther!' [She immediately began to cry]! 'God wants to tell you that you are Chosen for such a time as this!' 'You are called, and chosen to be a leader.' 'Don't lose heart and don't fear man.' 'The news and nay-sayers and criticizers are going to be very hateful toward you... and in the days ahead they are going to turn up the heat...but do not fear.' 'You are a present day Esther.' You are an Esther. You are an Esther! 'Keep your eyes on GOD and know that He has chosen you to Reign!' 'Stay strong...be strong...don't tire. Don't be weary in well-doing. Be strong.' Her husband Todd came over and I told him what I told her. He began to cry.

I emphasized the fact that he was to guard her at this time...and know that '...she is GOD-CALLED and GOD-ANOINTED.' '...this is a GOD-THING and your wife is a Present day Esther...she is for God to use at this time...She is an Esther...she is an Esther...she is an Esther.' 'You will be hated...but stand strong...GOD has called both of you to stand!' 'We are praying and I am praying for you...!'

At this moment, McCain came right to where I was finishing talking to Todd and I told Mr. McCain exactly what I told to Sarah and Todd Palin. 'Mr. McCain, ...they are called of God and she is an Esther.' 'Don't lose hope and don't lose heart.' 'We are praying for all of you!' He shook my hand and with a deep look of understanding what I had just said, he said, 'Thank you for your prayers and support...I really do mean that!' And he turned and shook more hands...and I watched them as they went through the crowd.

When I got to my car I sat there for quite a long time...knowing the GOD of the Universe had just used me to deliver a message confirming to Sarah and Todd to realize they are truly chosen vessels of God. I wept. I have not stopped praying and crying. My heart is full knowing they had to have all the staging and all the hype and all the crowd...but the GOD of Heaven and Earth...wanted to give them a Divine-God-Appointment! To God be all the GLORY and HONOR. If anyone wants to know if I believe God can speak. Yes...Absolutely, is my Answer! Be praying for me...and let me know what you think about all of this.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mr. Martin


Here is a great article to read about Mr. Martin. Paul this past weekend finished 9th at Capital Criterium in Washington D.C. I wish I would have know about this race. I don't have to wait long as he will be telling us where to race next year. I look forward to Paul being our race director in 2009. I can wait for the races to start because I want to be in the best shape I have ever been in. It sure will be fun not racing against him for a change. Paul and Hekman in the break that I missed in Ann Arbor, sometimes you just have to go for it!

http://www.truesport.com/rzone/articles/article.asp?recid=774

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Family Pictures




We took some family pictures against this cute fall back drop. Caylin decided that Mommy and Daddy need a picture of just them. Too cute, she is!

Hay Ride




After the hay maze, we went on a hay ride through a pumpkin patch. The driver stopped and I got off to find my very own pumkin.

The Hay Maze




Mommy and Daddy took me to The Barn in Smithville. I went through a hay maze. I had so much fun!

Future Hair Stylist?


Caylin wanted to do my hair and this is how my hair turned out. Jeremy said I HAD to post this picture or he would. LOL

Friday, September 19, 2008

Slip and Slide Fun




My cousin Gavin and I had a great time using my Slip and Slide!


Gavin, I am so proud of you drinking out of a big boy sippy cup! Good job!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Praying with my friends


Mommy thought this was too cute! It is important to pray all the time!

Diva


Move over Hannah Montana! There is a new diva rock star in town!

Kiddie City






Mommy took me to Kiddie City in Wooster to ride my bike through a little town. It had bridges and tunnels. When I rode through the tunnel I said, "Echo!" (Anytime we go through a tunnel on a trip, I say, "Echo" and Mommy has to honk the horn all the way through the tunnel.)


Kiddie City also had a real working traffic light. I was careful to obey the signal!


Daddy was sad that he couldn't go. They close the place before Daddy gets home. Bummer!

Fair




Mommy and Daddy took me to the fair last week! I look forward to it every year. I saw lots of different farm animals.


The sheep barn was way too loud! They need to use their inside barn voices.


I rode lots of rides. My favorites were the Crazy Bus and the roller coaster. I love to scream and have fun on the rides.


I got to ride a pony named Chocolate Chip. I was a real cowgirl! Yee Haw! I wanted to ride Dominoe (I rode him last year.), but he was resting.

Swim Season Comes to an End




I am sad that swimming season has come to an end this summer. I guess I will have to swim at the Y or when I go to a hotel. I am trying to talk my mommy and daddy into getting a pool.

Race weekend in PA

It was 91 and humid for starters. We had 45 racers that started and only 21 finished. Bobby Lea was the only rider announced at the line. He had his teammate Stephan Kincaid there as well. They both were in the break of 6. Some Harley Davidson rider won the race and I took 4th place after someone clipped my rear derailleur with 2 more times to go up the hill. This was after 6 of us lapped the field and I was in a two man break with a Brooklyn, New York rider. That guy was Superman. He pulled me around for 3/4 of a lap for 10 laps. We got caught with 5 to go. So anyway when we got caught by the field someone hit my rear derailleur with 2 laps to go up the hill that I had gone up 38 times already. At least my gears were stuck in the 53-11 because we had a fast finish. My legs of course couldn't handle the hill going slow two times. I also went to the back of the field both times going up the hill and made it first through the last turn. I ended up 11th in the field sprint and 4th overall. Bobby Lea was pushed outside by the winner and I think that was the same guy that took Jared and I out last year. Fun race and would have been nice to have more gears the last two laps as they were the slowest of the day. I also learned that I could have shifted it to my 39 instead of leaving it in my 53. I always have to do things the hard way. Thank you Lord for a safe race and traveling home as trees were all over the road and those pesky orange road work signs due to Ike.

As it took us over 2 hours to get my cable fixed I was tired from the race and not ready for another race. Dave Fuentes was in our break of 4 and I was tired. I couldn't help them at all. I got dropped with 3 to go and the group of 3 was on me in no time. I ended up sitting on them and won the sprint for 4th. All in all a good day and I did everything I could and left nothing left in my legs. After 300 left hand turns it felt like I was at Bloomer park racing hard for 6 hours. Thank you Lord for feeling in my legs, I know it will take some time to recover from this weekend.

Barack Obama

Can anyone tell me Why they are voting for Barack Obama?

1. Occidental College records -- Not released
2. Columbia College records -- Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper -- "not available"
4. Harvard College records -- Not released
5. Selective Service Registration -- Not released
6. Medical records -- Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule -- "not available"
8. Law practice client list -- Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth -- Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published -- None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None
13 Your Record of baptism-- Not released or "not available"
14 Your Illinois State Senate records--"not available"

Friday, September 12, 2008

Ann Arbor

Well looking at the course I knew it would be a ruff race for me. Not one but a set of rail road tracks on the course in a turn. Not only that but two cars were parked in the apex of the turn before the rail road tracks. So it went like this for 100 meters car, car, railroad tracks, turn, railroad tracks, 8% hill for 100 meters, turn and 3% for another 100 meters. Not to mention it started to rain but I prayed that it wouldn't and thank the Lord it didn't. If it would have rained this course would have been the worst course ever, wait it was the worst course ever.

Anyway I tried to hang on just like 70% of the field. Then with 22 laps to go a group of 13 took off. I saw Kirk sit up because he had Paul and Chad up the road. I also saw the winner of the NRC race the day before at Grand Rapids sit up, as well as the field sprint winner and 3 jittery joes. I thought they would chase as Paul took off so hard no one had a chance to grab a wheel. I kept thinking they will pull it back. Well 5 seconds passed and they were gone. We went 10 mph for the next two laps and then Derek Laan took off after being lapped already. I went with him and no one jumped on my wheel. They chased us for two laps and quit. I didn't know Derek was two laps down and as we came around they said we were 14th and 15th. I then realized we were going to get lapped and all the riders we were with stayed with the lead group. Somehow I still managed to beat all the lapped riders in the sprint as most of the lead group riders beat me by 10 seconds to the line after being together at 500 meters before the car, car, railroad track, turn, railroad track, hill, turn, hill, and last 100 meters.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

John McCain for President

I pray that John McCain will be our President. Please pray for the election of our next President. Please pray for those running for President as well, before during and after election. I am sadden by comments made to toward our Nation. I am hurt by the fact that Barack Obama pointed out ways to guide our public policies in the U.S.A. as Barack mocked the Bible.

Jesus would not allow people to stone others due to doing something they did wrong. Jesus said himself " anyone without sin cast the first stone". Barack Needs to read the New Testament and stop judging the public. Our Four Fathers of this great Nation would be appalled by what Barack has said.

If you are thinking about voting for Barack please watch the video and ask me questions if you still think Barack should be our President. If you are voting for McCain you better do everything you can to spread the word about this video.

To be honest with you I had no idea who I was going to vote for after McCain picked Sarah to run for V.P., I thought that was a bad choice on his part. Everyone has something wrong with what they do and say, but when you mock the word of God I am going to stand up for what I believe in. Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. You better recognize Barack!

http://www.youtube.com/swf/l.swf?video_id=4FCNKwHRCQM&rel=1&eurl=http%3A//webmailb.netzero.net/webmail/new/8%3Ffolder%3DInbox%26msgNum%3D000017W0%3A0018mFRA00003aTN%26block%3D1%26msgNature%3Dal&iurl=http%3A//i1.ytimg.com/vi/4FCNKwHRCQM/default.jpg&t=OEgsToPDskLLOeXGcXS2LBAY0Agj9oJe&use_get_video_info=1&load_modules=1

Another video to make my point. Jesus suffered more than anyone will every suffer. The U.S. has people wanting to fight for our freedom and this lets you know about how ignorant Barack is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG4fe9GlWS8

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Grand Rapids Race Day

Paul and Russ made the break stick for the top spots on the podium.




Great to race with Gammer again. I thank the Lord for a safe race after the last two laps of playing bumper bikes.





video

Friday, September 05, 2008

Grand Rapids 2008

Looking forward to going this year. The family is going and we pray for safe travel and that God will be glorified at anytime during our trip. Praying for a safe race and no mechinical problems as well. I am praying that I will be ready to give God all the glory and to share that with as many people I come in contact with.

In this video from last years race look for me with Yellow water bottles going slow at the top of the screen. You can see me in slow motion when it is 3 seconds to 4 seconds.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iBmPEuBmOc

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

My friends at Auburn Hills


Well this was my first race of the weekend so I was really praying my legs would hold up this year. God had blessed me so much in this race. This race was almost over from the start.

Four riders in a break for the first 40 mins with Chad from Roadhouse and two Bissel riders looked to be gone for the rest of the day. One point the had 30 seconds. I tried to team up with stronger riders and we brought them back to 8 seconds but couldn't close the gap. At one point we had a 20 man group chasing the front four, then down to ten. I jumped across to the front 4 and sat on for half a mile and took off again trying to get something going. After trying more than I should have we had a break of four riders that lasted the last 40 mins. It was the best race I God had blessed me with as at least 5 Bissel Pro riders were left out of our Break.

We had Paul, Kirk, myself and third place finisher was from London, Ontario Canada. As we kept pulling away from the Bissel train it made me want to pull harder but I tried to conserve as much energy as I could knowing it was a hot day and last year misery was in the back of my head. God had allowed me to be with our break with 3 to go and I knew I would be able to get top four as long as I didn't wreck or have a flat. I wanted to make sure I had a shot at top 3 so I picked on Kirk Albers and made sure he did the Lions share of the work for our break. Then the rider from Canada attacked and then Paul attacked and we still had a lap and a half to go, about 2 miles. Well with 3/4 of a mile left Kirk took off and I knew I had to go but I didn't want to pull anyone if I could make that happen. It worked good enough for 2nd place as Paul was able to grab my wheel and win the race.

Thanks to my friend Jeff Gray for being there for me through out the whole race cheering me on. God is Great and He won today. I pray He wins in your life as well. I am so glad that I got to spend time with Jeff and his family, can't wait till we get together again.