Friday, September 28, 2012

An Apple a Day: James 4:14 (NIV)

~"Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.
What is your life?  You are a mist that appears for a
little while and then vanishes."

This is so true.  We are only alive for a short while when
compared to eternity.  I'm trying to live "just in the
present moment" and not look back or forward, just
at today, now, this moment.  For indeed, we are not
promised our next breath, so let us live each moment
as if it were our last.  Have a blessed moment!  

Happy Friday everyone!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Jam in the Park for Parkinson's Sunday 09/23/2012


On Sunday, September 23 from 1-7pm there will be a Jam in the Park for
Parkinson’s Disease.

The featured community cause in September is Team Foxthe grassroots
fundraising arm of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

Band Line Up:
1:00 pm -  Undiscovered Talent Showcase: Rachel Chalmers
2:00 pm -  String Benders
3:00 pm -  St. Maurice
3:50 pm -  Snidely Sidewinder & the Unrepentant Uke Boys
4:30 pm -  David Ezell
5:40 pm -  Zataban

This month’s Jam is sponsored by The Spartanburg County Libraries and additionally supported by Coca Cola, Bi-Lo, The NuWay & Firehouse Subs.

Jam in the Park for PD will feature information about local Parkinson’s disease support groups, available resources, Parkinson’s research and simple ways to donate to this local fundraising effort.

Ned Barrett, local activist and fundraiser for Team Fox, says, “My father was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007, and he quickly lost mobility. Having just turned 50 years old, I’m going to run a fifty mile race this year to celebrate mobility, I'm running as a member of Team Fox and will raise money to benefit the research going on to understand and cure Parkinson's Disease. All funds raised through Team Fox go directly to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's disease.”

Representatives of the Parkinson's Disease Foundation along with Ned Barrett and Upstate PD Support Group leaders will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials and Team Fox info.

Event contact: Pepper Graham,, 864-809-9234


Lisa Van Rossum
Program Manager
Parkinson Association of the Carolinas
5970 Fairview Road, Suite 725
Charlotte, NC  28210
(704) 248-3722
(866) 903-7275 (toll free)

Our mission is to promote awareness and serve as a resource to the Parkinson community in the Carolinas, through education, outreach and collaboration.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Today Has Been a True Blessing!

Today was a very good day, and a busy day! My church (Restoration off of I-26 in Spartanburg, SC) is having it's 2nd annual "Girlfriends" event tomorrow evening.  The first one was awesome, and I'm very excited about this one! I went this morning to help decorate for the event tomorrow.  There were many volunteers there and it is an amazing feeling to be in the company of such loving and caring Christian women.  We all worked together harmoniously and joyfully and was finished in record time.  I am really thankful for a church that has so many friendly and compassionate people! We had a great lunch together (thanks Cathy!)and I left feeling truly blessed!

Next, I was in the company of my Parkie friends at Summit Hills Retirement in Spartanburg.  Another group of very happy and optimistic people!  It was the first PD exercise class that Summit Hills has graciously started for the Spartanburg Parkinson's support group!  They are going to provide a class "Muscles in Motion" for us every 1st and 3rd Thursday, followed by snacks and fellowship. The Spartanburg PD Support group meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Chapman Cultural Center for a Parkie dance class graciously taught by Carlos, our instructor!  After the 30 minute class the support group "meet" and different resource providers and speakers inform us on various topics concerning Parkinson's.  I have met so many new friends and I thank God for bringing such caring people into my life.

Today, I feel especially joyful and Blessed!Thank you Lord!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

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An Apple a Day: 2 Corinthians 16-18 (NIV)

~~16) Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though outwardly we are wasting away,
yet inwardly we are being renewed day
by day. 17) For our light and momentary
troubles are achieving for us an eternal
glory that far outweighs them all. 18) So,
we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but
on what is unseen.  For what is seen is
temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Reminder for everyone (especially me)
Everything we suffer and endure here
on earth is for only a brief time when
compared to eternity.  "This too shall

Today Sunday 09/16/2012

A big hello and welcome to my blog, Life Matters! 
I want to share my exciting (or not) Sunday with you.
I must say it was exciting when I woke up this morning!
I'm thankful every morning the Lord lets me wake up and
I tell him so!

This morning started with my favorite cereal, Honey Bunches of Oats
with Almonds!  Did you know this cereal only has 6 grams of
sugar per serving.  The average cereals have 12+grams up to 20+grams
of sugar.  Plus this cereal tastes great.  I add in some raisins for their
sweet taste and I love raisins! 

Next, I went to my home church Restoration and heard wonderful
praise and worship and a helpful message from my Pastor.

McDonalds for lunch - $1 large diet coke, $1.99 Grilled chicken wrap (with
Honey Mustard dressing) and a yogurt/fruit parfait!  It is possible to
eat healthy at McDonalds!

Home for the remainder of the day.  Watched Carolina Panther/New Orleans
game and my Panthers won!!  35-27

Napped after,  ...... and the rest is pretty much the same.  I rested on
the Sabbath! Busy week coming!  I am looking forward to it!


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

An Apple a Day:Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)

~Finally, be strong in the Lord and in
his mighty power. Put on the full
armor of God so that you can  take
your stand against the devil's schemes.