Friday, July 2, 2010

Found friends today!

Finding long lost friends
after 10 long years
Sisters of heart and spirit
Becky and Amber
Bring us the knowledge Eternity
and the gift of being
 a Forever Family

Found Becky and Amber last night.    Our Sister missionaries during our our conversion.  Missing Sister Gully---Gullickson...She died 6 months after serving her mission.  So grateful to have known her and her huge laughter and bright spirit.   We love Sister Missionaries.  They bring a Sweet Spirit to a home.  We are so blessed.

The Church of Jesus Christ...The Gospel of Jesus Christ....The message...G-d Loves US and He LIVES. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Awesome giveaway see the new Silhouette cutting machine.

Just a girl is having a Silhouette giveaway.  This cutter machine does not require ANY cartridges and uses online software for completing awesome projects.   I would love to win one of these!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Makeover time!

I have decided to give my blog a facelift!  Wish I could give one to myself, but since that is not possible I decided to redo my babyblog.   I started when I was wanting to be political, but politics is just wearing me down and quite frankly I just need something a little more lightheated during these complicated times.

So the new Lipstick Feminism blog is born.....I am looking for a 'new' name and eventually an even better face, but this will do for now.    Slow fade to black as I learn blogger tricks and tips to make this fun, friendly, lighthearted, and family style.  

New ideas you have for me are welcomed and appreciated.  I plan to make this LIPSMACKING good! 


Sunday, June 20, 2010

I can see November from my house!

Time to get serious about November elections.  Please vote and if you are for limited government and identify yourself as more conservative than not then PLEASE VOTE these lamebrained, do nothing, passive politicians out of office!

Obama's Presidency is one BIG party while the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico continues to spread devastation in its wake.  This President is PROGreen and is using this crisis as reason to ram Crap and Tax down our throats like health care.  VOTE PLEASE! 


Thursday, May 27, 2010

US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration: US

US troops won't be used to stop illegal immigration: US

WoW!!  This is sooo reassuring...NOT.   The troops (1 per 1000 square miles by the way) were sent as a smoke and mirrors peace offering......The Mexican President called B.O. and  now the troops will only be doing the equivalent of 'desk jobs' because we don't want to OFFEND the mexican government???? Are you kidding me???

Arizona and Texas are pleading for help along our vast and dangerous border and the troops weren't even enough to do anything in the first place, but for OUR President to backdown because of the Mexican President's request is ludicrous and insulting to the American People!

By the way, please note that our President told Texas to 'be on the lookout' for Somalia Terrorists that will be coming across the border!!!  WHAT????    Be afraid....Be VERY afraid.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Unremembered acts of kindness and love.......

Today my Grandmother, Mary Alice Fike Pigg, would have been 100 years old. She was blessed to have lived to be 95 and so acknowledging her 100 birthday does not seem that absurd to me.

My Grandmother had the most profound influence on my life. I had 43 years of her presence in my life and much of who I am today can be attributed to the many hours she and I spent together.

She collected pigs because she was proud of her married name. She had thousands of pigs in various shapes, sizes, color, style and type. Pig banks, spoons, cups, coins, bowls, diapers, bibs, and even toilet paper! Every time she received a baby announcement she gave a pig of some sort.

Grandmother was a collector. Walking through her house was one never ending adventure and she could tell you the story of each treasure. She collected little silver spoons because she had the collection of her mothers. Each place she went was commemorated with a little spoon.

Antique irons of her mother's. Antique fountain pens of her father's. The delicate silk hankies of her mother's. She gave me the 48 star flag of her Uncle John and I even have the wooden hand that he crafted for himself after he lost his hand in an accident in the 1920's.

Most of all, she collected people. She never met a stranger and she instantly made you a friend. She struck up conversations with anyone she met and because of her years in Tempe she most often found that she knew someone in their family. She could recognize people she taught 40 years prior and would shock people with that recognition.

She loved stories and everyone had a story. YOU became a part of HER story in some small way. She wove a tapestry with people, experiences, and things. She loved telling her stories and she loved telling the stories of Arizona. She could remember EVERYTHING. Her memory astounded everyone. I loved listening to her stories.

Her kindness and loved stretched to everyone. She lived a life trying to make everyone else feel better. She taught 36 plus years and being her student was a pleasure. She made you feel special just as she made my cousins and I feel special. We would all find ways to pretend to be sick so we could spend the day with our Grandma.

I miss my Grandma. I miss her smiling face and her wisdom. I miss her energy and her faith. I miss her example and influence in my life. I hope someday that I can be the strong woman that she was.

But...I know families are forever and I KNOW I will see my beloved Grandmother again someday. I can't wait for that day.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

G-d....why write it like that? and other questions

I have been asked numerous times why is the ""o" always missing when the words G-d or L-rd are written.

Basically its because Jews do not write the name G-d or L-rd. It has to do with the commandment about taking G-d's name in vain. It is believed that if the name was written on a piece of paper and the paper was crumpled, discarded, or destroyed it would be considered a sin.

I have applied it to my everyday writing in regards to a respect for our G-d.

1)Haroset---apples, honey, nuts, cinnamon to symbolize mortar of building the pyramid and the land of milk and honey

2)PARSLEY in salt water---salty tears shed
4)lamb shank---paschal lamb----for us Lamb of G-d
5)bitter herbs---bitterness of slavery and wandering in the desert 40 years

Read the Haggadah (the story of Exodus, 10 plagues, and Moses)

Take this time to find a way to celebrate Passover...Passover was being celebrated by our L-rd when he was breaking the bread with his disciples. Jes-s was a jew and well verses and practiced in the traditions. He fulfilled the Law.

Teaching our children about Passover teaches them another dimension of our Savior and places everything into one great whole. Check it out and enjoy.

"Whether or not a Christian celebrates Passover would be a matter of conscience for the individual Christian. Like all the Old Testament Jewish Feasts, the Passover Feast was a foreshadowing of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. Colossians 2:16-17 tells us that we should “let no one judge you in food or in drink, or regarding a festival or a new moon or Sabbaths, which are a shadow of things to come, but the substance is of Christ” (NKJV). Christians are no longer bound to observe the Passover feast the way the Old Testament Jews were, but they should not look down upon another believer who does or does not observe the Passover or other special Jewish days and feasts (Romans 14:5)."

"While it is not required for Christians to celebrate the Passover, it is beneficial to study it and could be beneficial to celebrate it if it leads to a greater understanding and appreciation for Christ’s death and resurrection. The Passover is a wonderful picture of Christ’s atonement for His people and His deliverance of us from the bondage of sin. That is something we should celebrate every day of our lives."

Whatever your choice learn about others and enjoy the celebration of our Savior's Resurrection and the fact he LIVES!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Been away too long....

I have not posted in much has happened politically and at times I am frustrated and defeated by the direction I see my beloved country head. I am a student of history. I see what is happening and I remember the lessons of Facing History and Ourselves.....teach it lest we repeat easily humans forget.

Like the Israelites that wandered in the desert for 40 years we, as Americans, are wandering in our land because we have lost our way. We are wandering because we have lost sight of our G-d. We have lost our Spiritual Eyes and have lost our way. The Israelites had to be tried and tested repeatedly because they forgot their G-d. They repeatedly turned to false gods because they forgot to keep their eyes on high on the Lord.

This passover week leading in to Easter we must remember that all is not lost in America. WE have hope eternal. We must keep our faith and we must work to save our beloved country AND ourselves.

Christ celebrated passover by teaching the Disciples that HE was the Paschal Lamb they learned of in their Hebrew youth. HE was/is the Bread and Breath of Life Eternal. We no longer have to eat bitter herbs to remind of us of the bitter trials in our lives (our own wandering in the desert). We no longer have to eat apples and honey to remind us of the sweetness of the Promised Land, although we could. We no longer have to eat passover lamb because Jesus is THE LAMB OF G-D.

As Easter approaches remember that our Savior suffered, died and rose again for US because he LOVES us. He sacrificed so that we may LIVE.

I KNOW my Savior loves me and he sacrified for me. I know that we are here to live and learn so that we may prove ourselves faithful. We no longer have to wander aimlessly and without hope. We must keep our eyes high so that we might SEE.

As I watch my country in these times I keep my faith and my hope. I have to......I have no other choice or I would feel defeated and wandering in MY own desert of despair.


Time to get political again!!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Chris Matthews is a wingnut

Yeah, Chris we KNOW what a charismatic leader is doing to this country! We get it...

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Must watch this hilarious post from Jon Stewart as he skewers Obama for using a teleprompter in a 6th grade classroom!