Pennies and $Billions

This YouTube video has apparently existed for over a year and has been viewed over 1.2 million times, but I saw it for the first time yesterday.  It gives an excellent visual perspective of how much (or little) $100 million in proposed budget cuts really is when compared to the federal budget as a whole.

Now, please tell me once again, who is going to pay for all the pennies on the right of the blue line? Tags: ,,,

Stephanie Nielson: My New Life

Please take a few minutes from your busy life to watch and ponder this touching video where Stephanie Nielson, a young mother who lived across the street from us in Mesa, AZ, tells her own story of courage and faith following a near-fatal airplane crash.


Stephanie continues to recount her “new life” experiences in her widely read blog, NieNie Dialogues. Tags: ,,,

Floral Flag

Thanks to my friend Grant Palmer for leading me to this beautiful flag.

“This Flag is 6.65 acres and is the first Floral Flag to be planted with 5 pointed Stars comprised of White Larkspur. Each Star is 24 feet in diameter; Each Stripe is 30 feet wide. This Flag is estimated to contain more than 400,000 Larkspur plants with 4-5 flower stems each for a total of more than 2 million flowers. You can drive by this flag on V Street south of Ocean Ave. in Lompoc, CA.”


“The 2002 Floral Flag is 740 feet wide and 390 feet high and maintains the proper Flag dimensions as described in Executive Order #10834.”

Aerial photo courtesy of Bill Morson