Thursday, March 31, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
When we remember them, our dreams can seem bizarre – with impossible physical feats,
disconnected people and sudden changes in place. We wake up and think, “What was that about?”
For thousands of years humans have been fascinated with dreams, but we still don’t know as much as we’d like about them. We do know that the vast majority of humans dream every night. Sometimes dreams can be traced to our recent activities, as though our minds are trying to organize our experiences. Some people repeat the same
themes over and over in their dreams, and many of us share the same themes – such as flying like a bird or forgetting to attend a class until the final exam.
In 1953, the phenomenon of rapid eye movement (REM) was discovered. People who were awakened during REM sleep usually remembered vivid dreams, but when awakened during
non-REM sleep, they seldom remembered dreaming. This proved that our brains are
active during sleep.
Researchers also discovered that if they waked people just as they began dreaming,
these people exhibited increased tension, anxiety and irritability; along with difficulty concentrating. These results indicate that dreaming is important, and
that dream deprivation can have serious consequences.
We still don’t know exactly why we dream, but we do know that our brains are, and
should be, working while we sleep.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
There is a movement going on across the nation today called "Red Friday" to honor of our troops - I think it's an amazing way to support and pray!
But I propose we also use this opportunity to remind us to pray for Japan.
Will you join in?
One way to help is very simple - over at RIPT,
they have a very special tee design running for one day only.
With every t-shirt sold, RIPT is donating $5.00; in conjunction, the artist is also donating $1.00, so for every t-shirt sold today - a grand total of $6.00 will be donated to the Red Cross to help Japan. I respect and admire the Red Cross and their humanitarian efforts so very much and think we could all do something
(no matter how small or large) to send help to the people of Japan.
Please, take a moment to check it out...
Sunday, March 13, 2011
One little indian, happy as a lark!
Cheyenne, with the help of two friends who love to bake made the cupcakes and Sully's birthday cake. There were s'more cupcakes, peanut butter and jelly cupcakes, and birthday cake cupcakes!
His grand throne and cowboy bib awaited him...
Sunday, March 6, 2011
There is a little creature that lives in my house,
small and quiet as a mouse,
sneaks into my bedroom, past all the locks,
opens my drawers, and steals my socks.
He's not greedy, just one at a time,
I had eighteen, now I've nine.
Christmas, birthdays, you can bet,
socks and socks are all I get.
From Aunties, Uncles the occasional Niece.
this makes the day of the one sock thief.
Why does he takes just the one!
Perverted pleasure or just for fun?
Why he takes them is beyond belief,
the dirty rotten one sock thief