You may or may not have known this, but I played tennis in a past life.

Yep. All through junior high, high school, and it even paid some of the bills when I played in college.

I haven’t played in years, but this marathon 11-hour match between Isner and Mahut caught my attention.

Seriously? ELEVEN hours and five minutes?

Three days?

Isner had 112 aces. I think the highest until that was something like 78 . . .


I’m so inspired by tennis players–well, athletes in general. They all work so hard. The dedication and time spent on improving. The sacrifices made to be the best of the best.

But after an eleven hour match, I would have said I needed a break from tennis like Isner did.

Could you imagine how tired he was? No wonder he lost his next match, huh?


Ever get worn out on something and need to take a break from it?



Yesterday, I read a fantastic post on Rachelle Gardner‘s blog.

Now, it’s no mystery how much I appreciate firefighters. Heck they came to my rescue a few times, but I blogged about one CRASH that had the firefighters rushing to my side, then again  HERE to say thanks.

So, when I saw Rachelle’s post yesterday, I had to share it here.

I hope you all drop a quick note to the Fire Chief, he’s a walking inspiration as far as I’m concerned.

Chief Jeff Edwards
Wescott Fire Protection District
15415 Gleneagle Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80921

Or if you’d prefer to email him:

Star of the War

I got this from a dear friend of mine. Feel free to pass it around:

John Gebhardt’s wife, Mindy, said that this little girl’s entire family was executed. The insurgents intended to execute the little girl also, and shot her in the head…but they failed to kill her.  She was cared for in John’s hospital and is healing up, but continues to cry and moan. The nurses said John is the only one who seems to calm her down, so John has spent the last four nights holding her while they both slept in that chair. The girl is coming along with her healing.

He is a real Star of the war, and represents what America   is trying to do.

This, my friends, is worth sharing.  Go for it!! You’ll never see things like this in the news.  Please keep this going.  Nothing will happen if you don’t, but the American public needs to see pictures like this and needs to realize that what we’re doing over there is making a difference.  Even if it is just one little girl at a time.

James Gates U. S. Navy

Noah Biorkman–send him a card


Noah Biorkman is a young boy stricken with cancer. His family doesn’t think he’ll make it to Christmas, so, they want to have as many people as possible to send him cards now.

My friend, Scott T. Hill, brought this to my attention via Facebook:

“A 5 yr old boy in MI is in the last stages of a 2 1/2 yr battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer. Noah & his family are celebrating X-mas next week since he may not make it through Dec. Noah’s request for X-mas was to get a lot of Christmas cards in the mail. Let’s fulfill his request!!! Send cards to: Noah Biorkman 1141 Fountain View Circle South Lyon, MI 48178..Copy and Repost! Let’s show this child how special he is:)”

So I wanted to see if I could help.

I’m going to send my card this week, will you?