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Hello all,

I'm asking for prayers.  Around 6:30 pm on Mother's Day, a 10 year old wake board champion (Little Valarie Anne Hodges), the granddaughter of my pastors, went into the Amite River (right behind her house) to practice her wakeboarding.  While her father had his back turned putting a life jacket on her three year sister, Little Valarie stopped answering her father and when he turned around, she was gone.  They pulled her body out of the river three hours later close to 10 pm.  We burried her today.  While my whole church is affected by this tragic event, please keep the Hodges family in your prayers and please remember the children that Little Valarie touched.  Children at church, school, soccaar team, teens on a wakeboarding team, a family in China that she met while on a Mission Trip.  There were so many people there today.  And there were even some kids that had come as well.  I know I checked out my kids and they came with me, their choice.  I tried my best not to influence their decission.  But my son, who is ten and thinks that girls have cooties and doesn't have any friends who are girls, considered Little Valarie a friend.  My daughter also considered her a friend.  

Side Note:  She was called Little Valarie because she was named after her grandmother, Pastor Valarie Hodges.  Her middle name was her other grandmother's name.  Pastors Leland and Valarie and their son, his wife, her parents, and their brothers and sisters really need our prayers right now.

Thank you in advance for praying,

{{hugs f-list}},

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Ok, I'm kinda embarrassed to ask this question, but for those of you who are big DC fans, I need some background info. Possible Spoilers to Smallville Hex )

Thanks for your answers and hugs to all my friends,


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I'm in need of a lesson.  I think I have stated that I just started to volunteer at my local domestic violence shelter.  Well I was talking with the director today about the website.  She would love a picture in the format of my icon for this post.  One that the pictures change.  She would like it say "The Face Of Domestic Violence"  (of course it needs to be spelled right and I'm not sure if I spelled it right LOL) and the pictures would be of all the races, classes, ages, etc of the people of the world -- both female and male.  Could some one please give me  a lesson on how to do this.  I have Roxio Photo Suite 4.   But if there is a free program out there that will allow me to do this or if you know how to make a gif rotate pics like this, please let me know and teach me how to do this please.  I will also like to learn how to make a banner on a webpage change an example of this would be the Mary Kay webpage,  This is juts some things that the director and I were talking about today.  I told her that I didn't know how, but I could learn.  I know so many people out there, I'm sure that someone can help me learn how to do this.

Thanks so much,

{{{{hugs Mac}}}}

P.S.  If you can teach me how to do this, then comment here and I will PM you my email so we can talk in email and/or IM  I'm on Yahoo IM so I can PM you my IM name as well.  Again Thanks so much for this.
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Please go read this

Maquisleader is a friend of mine here on LJ because I *love* her Buffy/Angel fics (she is a much better writer than I ever could be), and she has nailed my feelings on this election.  She has said it much better than I can.  And please note she is *not* a Republican. 

I also made a commint on her entry and I wish to expand on that.  (I've tried to LJ cut it but I don't know if it worked.)


Prayer )

Worry and Rant )



Prayer )


Prayer )Prayer )


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Well my head hurts worse than it did at my last update, but I did manage to get 1,449 words written today.  So that's a pluss.  I will catch up sometime soon -- I hope.

So the total so far is 1,765 words.

Going off to bed now.
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Ok I didn't get this out yesterday, but I only got 330 words done yesterday. I usually write a lot faster than this. So far on Day 2 Zero words. I'm hoping that insperation will hit me and I'll be able to get going soon. Hopefully, it's just PMS that has me slow in starting this year. (And hopefully only two more days of that! Headaches, cramps, etc....)

UUUUUGGGGGG!!!!!!! Not in panic mode yet though.


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Ok, I normally don't do this, but I feel that this information needs to be out there.  So I am posting it here.   Take what you want from the information.  I will *not* defreind anyone based on their political or religous views.  The only way I will defriend  you is if you treat me bad, and I hope that everyone extend me the same courtsey.  If you wish to copy and paste into an email to share feel free to do so, or if you wish to copy and paste into your own journal feel free to do so.  I have disabled the comments on this post because I know that comments can get ugly when we are talking political and religon.  And the comments start off nice and informative, but then later turn ugly.  So just to prevent this, no comments on *only* this post.

Obama's funding )

Dear America )
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I just found out that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  How did I find this out you ask.  Well, first I volunteer at my kids school.  I'm a comittee chairperson.  We have one car right now, so when hubby is at work, I ride my bikecycle to the school.  Last Thursday, I had a flat tire and called one of my committee members and let her know that I was running late because of a flat tire on my bike.  She offered to pick me up and mentioned something about having to do some other volunteer work for the people who run the local Battered Women's Shelter.  (Now, if she would have told me about this before Christmas last year, I would have said, "We have a Battered Women's Shelter?"  I didn't even know about it until my church held a Christmas Party for them this past Christmas Season.)  Anyway, back to my story, after we hung up I thought, Well, I have nothing else to do until 2:30, I could help her out if they want me to.  So when she picked me up, I told her that I could her out with the errands she had to do for the shelter.  She accepted my help and I jumped in with both feet, and now I'm a volunteer for the shelter.   Yesterday they had a Grand Opening for the new administrative offices for the shelter.  It was Monday night at the monthly volunteer meeting that I found out about October being DV Awareness Month! 

So anyway, this is my new volunteer project!  LOL  I will be training to be an advocate so that I can help these ladies and their children!  I'm so excited.  Yes, I'm still going to volunteer at the school, but I will be adding the DV shelter to my list of things to help out with as well.   I wish we lived in a world where these shelters were not needed, but the sad truth is that they are needed.  Pleasecheck with your own local DV Shelter to see what you can do to help! 

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We got our power back about an hour and half ago.  We survived Hurricane Gustav ... Gustov... what ever....  we survived.  We have been out of power since lunch time on Monday, Sept. 1, 2008 and about 6 pm on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008!!!!  Just to let everyone know we are fine.  Just trying to get the house cooled down.  I never would have made it 150 years ago here in south Louisiana when they had no power therefore no A/C.  The no power I can deal with it's the no A/C I have a hard time with!  And to think that they wore a whole lot more clothes than we do now!  Man they had some tough people to survive in this heat with more clothes on and no way to cool down!!!!

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This is a real life post.  I'm in the direct path of  Hurricane Gustov.  However, I'm far enough inland to where I don't have to worry about an evacution order.  At least not at this time.  With Hurricane Katrina, we had people coming to my city to evac.  So....  But anyway, if you don't hear from me in a few days, I've lost power and/or can't get a connection.  The only thing that I'm even mildly worried about is we have an old Oak tree in our yard.  A few months ago, it was struck by lightening and it's split down to the roots.  My hubby did get out there and cut all of the limbs that was facing in the direction of the house so it would fall toward the street if it fell.  I made the comment earilier that we should fine and the tree should fall on the house unless one half goes towards the street and the other half falls backward onto the house.  LOL  Now that I said it, I doubt it will happen.  LOL  But it has put that thought there.  We will get power outages and a lot of wind and rain, but other than that, we will be fine.  We might get drainage backup.  Our street floods in heavy rain, but so far just rain water has never gotten into the house.  This house has only flooded twice and that was when the river got up past 41.  At this time it's at 11 and we won't get that much rain.  LOL  But we do have sandbags because of the new drainage problem that we descovered when we got a lot rain a couple of weeks ago.  About a year or so ago, some of neighbors put in pipes and covered up the big cannal behind their house, (it's still open behind my house), and a couple weeks ago, instead of just deep water at the stop sign at the end of the street, my front yard ditch was over flowing and it was mid calf deep in the street.  (I'm 5 feet even and it was mid calf on me.)  So we got sandbags to be on the safe side.  I will update everyone as soon as I can.  They expect the Hurricane to hit Monday about lunch time or so.  And that's my birthday.  What a birthday it will be huh?

On the bright side, we might go to my mom's house about five miles away and stay with her through the storm.  Why go only five miles away?  She has cable internet and my lap top just occosaionally gets a wireless signal.  LOL



Aug. 16th, 2008 12:12 am
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Hello all,

I'm in need of some help.  This year I'm helping with the Children's Church at church.  They are staring a new program this year and it's about a two year program.  It is a Studio (Acting) theme.  They are going to have several characters come and go through out the lesson, so that the adults don't miss all of the sermon.  Ok so we have two characters that are actresses and we will alternate Sundays.  I start the first Sunday.  But the thing is we have to name our characters.  I'm wanting to portray an airhead, self-centered, snobbish actress.  But I'm having trouble coming up with a name for her.  I thought that I would just name her like I do all my other characters.  I make up the personality and then I choose a name that means that personality.  However, I can't find a name that has the meaning of my character.  So... this is where the call for help comes in.  

The first name that came to mind was Buffy.  I know that Buffy wasn't really an airhead, and neither was she snobbish or self-centered (at least not in the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer.  But her name does sound like that kind of personality.  (Which is why Joss Wheadon picked it I think.)  But anyway, the people at the meeting for Children's Church tonight liked the name.  I told them I wasn't 100% sold on the name yet, that I would go home and try to come up with something else.

The Children's pastor suggested Buffy Buffont when I told him the name Buffy.

I was talking with a friend tonight and she suggested Dixie.  However when I hear the name Dixie, I think of Designing Women and think of the woman that owned the company that Designing Women was about.    ( I have no last name to go with Dixie, but I would need something that starts with D -- per request of Chilren's Pastor)

In my search for a name meaning airhead, I put in the word valley to see what names might mean valley.  (Valley short for Valley Girl because when I put in Valley Girl I got ziltch.)  And I got these neames:  Deena and Denna.   So I was thinking Deena Danes; Denna Downs

I'm still not sold on any of these names.  

Would my friend's list please help me out and send me some names that just scream "AIRHEAD" to you?  Or tell me if you like any of these names.

Thanks os much in advance!  {{{{hugs to all on my friends list}}}}

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 With Arms Wide Open is a Buffy/Angel fanfic.  If I post it here, would you read it?  I want to know before I take time the time and effort to post it.  I get frustrated with LJ while reading fics because it shows the most recent posts first and that means that the chapters are backward and if you have to slit up the chapters the ending is before the beginning.  I have 7 chapters ready to post right now.  If I get just one person who would read it, I will post.  Just respond to this post and let me know.

I just think that most of my friends on LJ are Superman fans and I have no idea if any are Buffy/Angel fans.  And when I say Buffy/Angel I mean a Buffy with Angel romantically happy ending.

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Just wanted to let everyone know that With Arms Wide Open Chapter 7 is up at under MacKenzieCreations and at with a banner for Chapter 7.
Chapter 8 is at the betas and most of them have returned it.  Please be patient with slow posting.  My betas have families and school/work to tend to.  One of my betas is out the country right now on buisness and she doesn't have a computer.  But I promise as soon as I get the chapter back from all of them and correct my mistakes (yes I'm a perfectionist), I will post it.  Remember no NC-17 scenes until Chapter 9.

Please send feedback to ladymackenzie @ bellsouth. net (without the spaces) or just go to the and look me up under MacKenzieCreations and click on the story and hit the review button at the bottom of the chapter page.  :-)  Or you could come back here and leave the review.  :-D

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To my Friends' List:

I'm sorry about being MIA.  I have been really sick and I have gone through such an ordeal with this.  I'm not really ready to talk about it, but just know that after a couple of months of being so sick I couldn't get out of bed, I am slowly regaining my health and my strength.  I'm not on the computer as much as I used to be, but that too is slowly coming back to what my normal schedule was before I got sick.

Love and hugs to all my friends,


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 There is a new email list on Yahoo Groups!!!  Go check it out!!

A place to get together and enjoy reading and writing fan fiction of any Television show or Movie.

A friend of mine and I started this group tis weekend and rigt now it only has a few members and no posts.  But if you jooin and spread the word and invite people in all kinds of fandoms, and post your fanfiction, (Mac looking at all of her Supman and Buffy/Angel fanfic writers out there that could post what they have written already -- doesnt have be new stuff cuase there will probably be people who haven't had the chance to read it yet, or people would love to re-read your stories, Little Secrets and Something Old, and Aftermath, and End of Days, and so many more.)  so go head and join, post and invite friends and just people you know.  Feel free to advertise on other email lists directed at fandoms, if it's alright with those list moms.

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A friend and I have made up a free email list on yahoo groups for all fiction of all fandoms!!! Please come join.

Love and hugs,

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Your Score: Dixie Royal

You are 93% true Southern!

You are pure belle or gentleman! You know your Jones Soda, Nehi and RC colas, your Moon Pies and sweet potato pie; you'd absolutely die without air conditioners in the summer, and you've seen Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes (or read the book!). Your grandmother lives in an antebellum home and has a cook who makes the best fried chicken and asparagus casserole and summer squash and everything else in the world. And you know the taste of honeysuckle and the feel of grass between your toes. You are blessed.

Link: The Southern-ness Test written by gwennykate on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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Your Language Arts Grade: 100%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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