February 26, 2010

MP: Updates from My Life

MP writes:

Hey Y'all,

My friend, Havi, and I have been talking about spending the night together lately and we are finally going to be able to do it tonight! I am absolutely excited. Havi is one of my close friends at dance. She is actually one of the first people that I met at Dramatic Truth.

My favorite class is tonight. It is jazz and Hannah York is my instructor. On Tuesday I have Hannah for modern and Sarah (her sister) for Ballet. Then I have jazz on Friday with Hannah. Saturdays I have two class as well. They are pointe work with Bec and Ballet with Sarah or Hannah. For those of you PHWDers Hannah's jazz is like Mrs. Whitney's or Jenna's. :)

If you think of me during the day please pray for my cough. I have had about two weeks now and it will not go away. It is one of those congestive types.

Angel, one of my small group leaders, birthday was on Wednesday, the night of our small group. So we celebrated it by having a chocolate fondue for her. I took some apples. There were also strawberries, marshmallows, gram crackers, and bananas. Man they were so good!!!!!!!!!!!!! After we pigged out for a long time we prayed and prophesied over her. It was great.

Love always,

February 24, 2010

KP: Some Portraits of the Price Family

KP Writes:

We are happy to say we had our portrait session that Moma and Dick paid for and asked us to have (before Christmas) To our defense, before Christmas was not even an option with hectic schedule of 'normal' life, then adding in the Student Awakening, taking on new roles with the Events Department, the holidays, and a trip to GA. (Plus I was SICK!! Twice)

Georgia red and black under white.

Georgia bulldog colors for the girls.

So we tried to comply in January, and had to reschedule twice. The third time
was a charm. I must say, we have beautiful daughters. I hope that you see the joy in our faces that we have as a family. I attribute that not only to the fact that we are such loving, joyful people but also that we are content in being exactly in the middle of the Lord's will for our lives at this time.

Thank you to all who partner
with us through your prayers and your finances. Your role in the prayer ministry is invaluable. And rejoice, the Lord is moving. The young people, particularly college students across our nation and throughout the world are being awakened. Many are being healed emotionally, physically and spiritually consequently being equipped to bring a harvest of souls. We are believing for revival. Pray with us in that vein. Our nation must have revival. The world needs revival. Release more, Lord!

Love you guys,


P.S. Try as I might, I cannot straighten this picture.

February 19, 2010

KP: Valentines Dinner

KP Writes:

By now you have read all about Valentines Day dessert, AKA Jeff's birthday cake, AKA Mallory's first home made cake. Since Valentines is my favorite holiday, we set the table using the china and enjoyed a nice dinner together. This is our tradition and we love it. Don't the girls look beautiful dressed in their red? Jeff's cleaned up pretty good, too!


KP: Wedding Bells

KP writes:

Wedding bells are ringing. One of my children is getting married.

Relax, NOT Ashton or Mallory. One of my children from our Intro Internship. Chastity quickly became one of the 'extended Price family' while we were in our 3 month internship. She has been such an incredible big sister to Ashton and Mallory, having them over to watch dance performance DVD's and Love Comes Softly movies. They love to spend the night at her house for girls night out, complete with pizza, pop corn and all night talking. Well, Chastity had a very memorable New Year! She and Will got engaged. They will be married this May in Heston, Kansas. ROAD TRIP. We are excited for the ministry that they will now have together as man and wife. We will miss Chastity very much as they will be moving to Texas to be house parents for a group of late teens/early twenty-somethings. Oh, but what a great mom/sister Chastity will be. Bless you guys. We love you.


KP: More Snow

KP Writes:

Beautiful snow pictures. This snow was really wet and had big flakes!

This is our back yard. These are some of our pear trees.

Our lantern looks even prettier with the snow on top.
The remnants of my mums. Under all that snow is a sleeping flower garden, each section surrounded with large rocks with stone path.
Snow hats on the 'flowers'.
Slush on top of the frozen fish pond. 'Fortunately' we had already accidently killed the fish before winter came. OOPS!
Snow on our apple tree.
A view into the front yard. I wish you could hear the silence when it snows. It really is a sound like no other. Such peace.

Love ya,

KP: Ashton's 18th Birthday

KP Writes:

So what do you do to celebrate a birthday in the dead of winter in the heartland of the good ole USA? Well, given that it happens to be the "snowiest winter since the 1960's"..... you play in the snow. Don't let all the sunshine fool you. It was about -16 degrees on Ashton's birthday!! (windchill that is)

Did you notice he cross behind the girls? Seeing it now I am reminded that I am a blessed woman to have daughters who have laid it all at the foot of the cross and are washed white as snow, and...that they have chosen to walk with friends who are also redeemed.

The snow on the ground was about 18 inches deep....for weeks!

Sitting to rest. It takes a lot of effort to walk around in snow this deep. Besides, these girls danced about 4 hours this morning before the party.
A game of life after warming up with a mug of hot chocolate topped with marshmallows

CAKE! That makes everyone smile, right Ashton and Kirsten?
A now 18 year old Georgia girl. Happy Birthday, Ashton. We love you.

Eating cake in the den on a pallet while watching the DVD from the Christmas dance production from their old studio (Praise Him With Dance) in Georgia. The MO girls loved it! Thank you, Ms. Kari!

Grandma and Papa, Jeff's parents, surprised Ashton by coming to KC, MO for her 18th birthday. It was great fun to have them here for the party.
Papa Jack, Ashton, and Grandma.
Brittany and Ashton.
Ashton and Hannah W.
Ashton and Hannah C.
Rachel and Ashton.
Mallory and Ashton in a display of sisterly love.
Sarah and Ashton.
A couch full of fun! Happy Birthday, ATP! We love you .


KP: My Baby is Back

KP Writes:

The first week of January I had a most unfortunate accident. Jeff and I went outside to take some pictures of the most recent foot of snow that had fallen. Everything was beautiful and quite frozen. I believe it was 1 degree and the windchill, yes Dick-the windchill, was -19 degrees. As a famous Christmas cartoon character proclaims it was "neither fit for man nor beast!"

Well, Jeff took some pictures then successfully handed my baby, the Canon Rebel xTi, off to me. I was freezing, battling to stand upright in the wind, and bundled in a thick heavy coat wearing gloves.It was then that I committed the cardinal sin of photographers, I neglected to put my arm through the strap of the camera. Next thing I knew, the camera was falling. I considered extending my foot to break its fall, but all I could think about was it being buried in 18+ inches of snow. So, I didn't interfere with the landing. It was beautiful, a perfect 10.0. The camera landed on its base as if it had been placed on the freshly shoveled cement driveway. In shock I picked it up and examined it. Nothing was cracked or even scratched. Could it be? Had I escaped disaster? I immediately took a few pictures. Sounded good. But....no display on the LCD screen. Just a black screen. Well maybe it is just cold. Hum. Rushing inside I hooked up the media card to the laptop. Beautiful pictures, until. The last several were a black screen. Nothing.

After a local camera repair man declared there was nothing he could do, we had it prepared for mailing to Canon. Long story short, I had to replace the CCD and the shutter to the tune of $270. UGH! It was mailed back yesterday and I picked it up today. I have yet to take new pictures but I am excited to again begin to fill the blog with photos of everyday life in KC with the Prices.

So, my baby is
back. I am happy. And I have learned a costly lesson.

Love ya,


JP: Sneetainun (snē tān un)

Today being Friday and a Weekends @ IHOP weekend at IHOP (that actually makes sense here at IHOP!), I have the opportunity to meet people who are where Kristian and I where 2 years ago. Most come to Weekends @ IHOP because they have more than just a passing interest in IHOP. I have the privilege of being the first speaker each weekend. So as I'm driving I begin asking for the Holy Spirit to move in them and for God to reveal Himself in a new way.

Well, today, He revealed Himself in a new way and more of His sense of humor to me during my drive. If you don't think God has a sense of humor just look at the platypus or read some of the stories in the Bible - spit in
eyes, talking donkeys, laying on top of dead people to resurrect them, bears coming out of the woods to eat people, etc. Some pretty bizarre stuff.

Since we've moved to KC, He's really shown us that He is Jehovah Sneaky, the Ultimate Jokster. Look no further than the weather that we've lived through this winter! This morning I leave the house under a slight drizzle. Remember, it's only 6 miles and 13 minutes to the Missions Base. Before I get 2 blocks it turns to snow. Within two minutes it is sleeting and snowing. Three minutes later the sun comes out while it is still sneeting. I pull into the parking lot and get out of the truck and it changes back to rain, no sun. I come back out 1-1/2 h
ours later after teaching, and it is snowing again! As I head home, the snow is joined by rain, How is this possible?!? God must have put the weather machine on auto-pilot or He was just having fun at my expense. The next thing I know it begins to sneetainun - snow, sleet and rain while the sun pokes it head through! What's next fire from heaven during a blizzard? Finally, I arrive home to....... nothing! Oh, I forgot to mention that this was all occurring during our heat wave of 37 degrees. Thank goodness for global warming. Speaking of which, one of the locals informed us that her MDOT snowplow driving fiance' was told that the long range forecast is for at least 20 more inches of snow before spring thaw. Anyone up for a visit?

I think I'll stay home and hide in the controlled atmosphere of the schoolroom. Watch us blow a fuse with the space heater!
40 car pileup in downtown KC. No, not caused by us!

February 18, 2010

MP: Cake

MP writes:


For Daddy's birthday he always has a home made red velvet cake with butter cream icing. It is his favorite. Sometimes, like this time, we do not get a chance to making it until Valentines Day. My mom had me make it this year as a first ever and my dad said that it was one of the best he had ever had because the icing was not crystallized. The recipe that I used was Grandma's ( Daddy's mom).

As you can see from the pictures on my post the layers of cake were plumb! The cake was also in a heart shape. After I ate my Valentines Day dinner, this cake and the oreo chocolate balls all I could do was lie prone on the couch. Haha!

As you can tell Daddy, Ashton and I had the intuition to eat a nice big piece of cake. Yum yum. I endorsed my creation by letting everyone have a taste of icing before I put it on the cake. Mommy really doesn't like this cake but that is okay because it means we get more:) For Daddy's birthday I gave him a bulletin with a coupon to Starbucks and a date with me.

Because the cake tastes really swell when cold so we put it in the garage. Now if we want any we have to
fetch it, although most of it is already gone!!! We have slightly marred the cake by digging into it over the past couple days. Have I alluded enough to the fact that the cake was absolutely amazing?

For Valentines Mommy and Daddy gave Ashton and I really cute cups and raspberry chocolates. The cups are clear with red and pink dots that are different sizes. Actually I am drinking out of it right now. I feel like I am illiterate right now because I am having to respell everything. Bad spelling day, bah-humbug
. We have slightly marred the cake by digging into it over the past couple days. Man that makes me want to rage! I love you!!!

Love always,

February 12, 2010

MP: Valentines Day

MP writes:

Hello Ya'll,

What is going on in your life? I have been very busy lately. On Tuesday we started our modern piece at dance and it is sooooooooo cool. I absolutely love it. We
zigzag some and a few people prance in part of it.

I was just
plumb happy that Valentines was on Sunday. Also another thing on Sunday was my Uncle Mike's birthday!!! Happy birthday. It was great talking to you on the phone. And last week was also my Aunt Amy's birthday. They are both amazing. I love you so much and may you be blessed in this next year. On another note my mom's favorite holiday literally is Valentines Day. A great waft of Valentine's dinner filled our home on Sunday evening! I made the raspberry jello.

On Saturday I went to a youth event and Ashton and I brought a desert. I
alluded to my mom that I would like to take a heath cake and she agreed. Hallelujah. It is Nana Gabriel's recipe and it is absolutely delicious. We had a fabulous time and I got to take the acclaim of making the cake. When Ashton and I went to fetch some cake, all that the culprits left us was the remnant. All that was left was a portion of the extremity! Later that night I garbled the details to my mom on how I barely got any cake that I had made.

Love always,

February 11, 2010

AP: Wordless Wednesday.....on Thursday :)


I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice.

February 9, 2010

JP: Piercing

A few summers ago we vacationed in Florida for a week with our family, my parents, my brother Mike's family, and my brother Kip. We were joined there by my Mom's cousin Darla and her two children and their kids. Mom and Darla began to share stories of how they had to haul different kids off to the emergency room as a result of either self inflicted wounds or wounds that they had inflicted upon each other. They also shared stories that did not reflect well on the intelligence of their offspring like how we ripped the car doors off by backing out of the garage with the doors open, egged the neighbors house from the back deck, drank shoe polish, etc. All of these stories concluded with same question, "Where was the mother?"

Never in a million years did I ever think that I would be taking myself, let alone my family, to a tattoo parlor named Freaks. Yet, I did. And no, amazingly there wasn't really anyone inside that I would consider freakish. Outside, strange - yes, but freak - no. We probably don't run in the same circles with most of the people that were in the waiting area (yes, we did see someone we knew), but not because they were freakish. Let's just say we have different interests.

We had promised Ashton that for her 18th birthday she could have her nose pierced with the following stipulations - 1) We are not cows, therefore no bull rings, 2) We are not living among some recently discovered primitive African or Amazon tribe, therefore no bones through the nose, and 3) it must be cute, dainty, and pre-approved, therefore no safety pins or hoops (no offense, Dakota). Freaks, it turns out ,was not what we had envisioned at all on the inside. As a matter of fact, Kristian and Ashton were trying to figure out how we could do a similar ceiling in our school room. Not only were we getting a nose pierced, but also decorating tips at a tattoo parlor. Now bares the infamous question, "Where was the mother?" She was right there behind the camera, although she couldn't watch when it actually happened. We both were right there. It was a family affair with Mallory there via texting (of course!) It was awesome!! Mike P. would have loved it. Amazingly there was little, if any, blood, no pain, and it really was fast. Ashton was happy and her birthday desire fulfilled.

It brings to mind another piercing. That of Jesus. What a contrast to what we had experienced at Freaks. There was alot of blood that day. There was alot of pain that day. But it wasn't fast. The suffering was long. And we have to ask the infamous question, "Where was the mother?" Oh, the bible tells us she was there (John 19:25). And the Father was, too. After it was over, Jesus was happy and the desire He had for us that resulted in His birth was fulfilled, if we receive His birthday gift to us.

Any future trips to Freaks on the horizon? Me, I've got all the holes I desire.


February 8, 2010

AP: Replies to comments

AP writes:

Hey all! Just wanted to put some of the texts I have received as comments and reply to some of the other comments.

Love your nose ring and love the spiritual background. Sorry my computer was messing up and my comment did not post.
~Kathryn Gabriel

I was gonna ask if you got it done!!! =) So awesome!!!
~Jessica Neal

That's so cool!!!!
~Michelle Kohout

Now to reply to the comments....

Uncle Tuffy/Aunt Kelda/Gabby:
>Tattoo.....never. =) I like yours but don't want something permanent on me. A nose ring is like getting a hair cut, at any time it will grow back.
>Number of boogers......3, all pretty gross. =)
>I love that God is, as my family has so fondly named him, Jehovah Sneaky. There are so many attributes of Him we do not yet know! And I would love to be twins!!! =)

>I thought the spiritual stuff was so cool too when Lisa showed me. It really opened up my eyes to other attributes of God.
>P:Thanks for your honest opinion. I would rather you tell me how you truly feel, even if I don't always like the comment. I appreciate that you care about me that much. I love you! And I un-ban you from commenting.....feel free to type away! And yes, so far this one has had the most postings....10 so far on this one and some on Mallory's...4 or 5 I think!
>I agree with you on the Latin. I had to suffer through 7 years of it and so should she! And you are so not old....have you seen pictures of you at summer camp????? You are totally hip! The nose ring/proposal thing....I definitely would NOT say yes! =)

>I want to thank you also for being honest with me. I like to know what ya'll think because I know you have lived through things I have only dreamed of and know I can learn much from you.
>And I know that God has made me perfect, without the nose ring. It's just a physical symbol of my knowledge of His love for me.

Uncle Trace/Aunt Kathryn:
>That's cool about Shannon getting one too. I'm glad that Lisa's revelation is spreading!
>To promote the product, it is an excellent booger catcher! =) And I'm shocked they agreed too! I still can't believe I'm 18! I feel so old! =)

Anyway, I love all of you! Keep the comments coming! They are so good to read! =)

Love, Ashton

AP: Another birthday present.............

Hello all!!!

I am so sorry that I have not blogged sooner!!! Its just that life is very busy and we have had the joy of many people staying with us! So since I don't have much time (I have to get back to studying American Government----oh boy) I'll give you a few quick updates. Well, last Tuesday I passed another CLEP exam, College Algebra, and now have 30 college credits which makes me a college sophomore while still a senior in high school!!! The nice thing was I haven't done math since last May. So I decided to take a practice test "cold turkey" just to see how I would do. I did really well and took the Official Clep Study Guide practice test, the one by College Board, just to make sure I would pass. Then I went to UMKC and took the real test. It was so easy and made me realize how much I love math! Dance is going really well too. Mallory and I are enjoying being able to participate in the Christian dance school here. Also the Awakenings have been really awesome to go to as well.

Now to the most incredible update. As you know I turned 18 last month. For my birthday I asked my parents if I could do something special and they agreed. Only I had to wait until my actual birthday. But because of our busy schedules it didn't end up happening until last night. I'll give you a couple of clues first. Here is the first clue:

Have you figured it out yet??????? Here's another clue:

One last clue.........

Have you figured it out??????? I got my nose pierced!!!!!!!!! My parents agreed for my 18th birthday to let me get my nose pierced. But I didn't get mine out of hype or because its the cool thing to do. Mine has a significance. One of my good friends, Lisa C., got one about 7 months ago and I asked her why she got a nose ring, besides her looking adorable of course. :) She immediately whipped out her Bible and brought me to these passages:

Ezk. 16:3-14

"3 and say, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says to Jerusalem: Your ancestry and birth were in the land of the Canaanites; your father was an Amorite and your mother a Hittite. 4 On the day you were born your cord was not cut, nor were you washed with water to make you clean, nor were you rubbed with salt or wrapped in cloths. 5 No one looked on you with pity or had compassion enough to do any of these things for you. Rather, you were thrown out into the open field, for on the day you were born you were despised. 6 " 'Then I passed by and saw you kicking about in your blood, and as you lay there in your blood I said to you, "Live!" [a] 7 I made you grow like a plant of the field. You grew up and developed and became the most beautiful of jewels. [b] Your breasts were formed and your hair grew, you who were naked and bare.
8 " 'Later I passed by, and when I looked at you and saw that you were old enough for love, I spread the corner of my garment over you and covered your nakedness. I gave you my solemn oath and entered into a covenant with you, declares the Sovereign LORD, and you became mine.
9 " 'I bathed [c] you with water and washed the blood from you and put ointments on you. 10 I clothed you with an embroidered dress and put leather sandals on you. I dressed you in fine linen and covered you with costly garments. 11 I adorned you with jewelry: I put bracelets on your arms and a necklace around your neck, 12 and I put a ring on your nose, earrings on your ears and a beautiful crown on your head. 13 So you were adorned with gold and silver; your clothes were of fine linen and costly fabric and embroidered cloth. Your food was fine flour, honey and olive oil. You became very beautiful and rose to be a queen. 14 And your fame spread among the nations on account of your beauty, because the splendor I had given you made your beauty perfect, declares the Sovereign LORD."

Here in this passage a nose ring signifies ownership or a sense of betrothal. So to me, my nose ring is an example of how God saw me and pulled me out of the sinful nature of this world and made me His daughter, His princess. Just like a purity ring signifies your abstinence from the worldly pleasures of this life until you are married, so a nose ring declares to everyone who sees it that you belong to someone much greater than any one else. It says you are chosen, you are sought after, you are lovely, you're desired by the uncreated God who has made His beauty and glory in you PERFECT.

Song of Solomon 4:7 "All beautiful you are, my darling; there is no flaw in you."

You are one who is adorned with costly garments, people whom God loves, because you are trustworthy of His possessions. You are fed the best food because you are a daughter of the King. In you, He is well pleased. Because you are willing to seek His wisdom and are willing to seek His ways by giving what little of your heart to Him that you have to give, the uncreated, holy God is promising/betrothing himself to you. He is forever tying Himself to you so that when people see you they think of Him.

Another passage about the significance of nose rings is found in Gen. 24. It is the story of Issac and Rebekah. When it came time for Issac to be married, his father sent out a servant to find an eligible girl. The nose ring and bracelets were a sign that Rebekah had said yes to the marriage covenant with Issac, a man she had never met but only heard about.

Gen. 24:10-67

10 Then the servant took ten of his master's camels and left, taking with him all kinds of good things from his master. He set out for Aram Naharaim [c] and made his way to the town of Nahor. 11 He had the camels kneel down near the well outside the town; it was toward evening, the time the women go out to draw water.
12 Then he prayed, "O LORD, God of my master Abraham, give me success today, and show kindness to my master Abraham. 13 See, I am standing beside this spring, and the daughters of the townspeople are coming out to draw water. 14 May it be that when I say to a girl, 'Please let down your jar that I may have a drink,' and she says, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too'-let her be the one you have chosen for your servant Isaac. By this I will know that you have shown kindness to my master."
15 Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder. She was the daughter of Bethuel son of Milcah, who was the wife of Abraham's brother Nahor. 16 The girl was very beautiful, a virgin; no man had ever lain with her. She went down to the spring, filled her jar and came up again.
17 The servant hurried to meet her and said, "Please give me a little water from your jar."
18 "Drink, my lord," she said, and quickly lowered the jar to her hands and gave him a drink.
19 After she had given him a drink, she said, "I'll draw water for your camels too, until they have finished drinking." 20 So she quickly emptied her jar into the trough, ran back to the well to draw more water, and drew enough for all his camels. 21 Without saying a word, the man watched her closely to learn whether or not the LORD had made his journey successful.
22 When the camels had finished drinking, the man took out a gold nose ring weighing a beka [d] and two gold bracelets weighing ten shekels. [e] 23 Then he asked, "Whose daughter are you? Please tell me, is there room in your father's house for us to spend the night?"
24 She answered him, "I am the daughter of Bethuel, the son that Milcah bore to Nahor." 25 And she added, "We have plenty of straw and fodder, as well as room for you to spend the night."
26 Then the man bowed down and worshiped the LORD, 27 saying, "Praise be to the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness to my master. As for me, the LORD has led me on the journey to the house of my master's relatives."
28 The girl ran and told her mother's household about these things. 29 Now Rebekah had a brother named Laban, and he hurried out to the man at the spring. 30 As soon as he had seen the nose ring, and the bracelets on his sister's arms, and had heard Rebekah tell what the man said to her, he went out to the man and found him standing by the camels near the spring. 31 "Come, you who are blessed by the LORD," he said. "Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels."
32 So the man went to the house, and the camels were unloaded. Straw and fodder were brought for the camels, and water for him and his men to wash their feet. 33 Then food was set before him, but he said, "I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say."
"Then tell us," Laban said.
34 So he said, "I am Abraham's servant. 35 The LORD has blessed my master abundantly, and he has become wealthy. He has given him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, menservants and maidservants, and camels and donkeys. 36 My master's wife Sarah has borne him a son in her [f] old age, and he has given him everything he owns. 37 And my master made me swear an oath, and said, 'You must not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, in whose land I live, 38 but go to my father's family and to my own clan, and get a wife for my son.'
39 "Then I asked my master, 'What if the woman will not come back with me?'
40 "He replied, 'The LORD, before whom I have walked, will send his angel with you and make your journey a success, so that you can get a wife for my son from my own clan and from my father's family. 41 Then, when you go to my clan, you will be released from my oath even if they refuse to give her to you—you will be released from my oath.'
42 "When I came to the spring today, I said, 'O LORD, God of my master Abraham, if you will, please grant success to the journey on which I have come. 43 See, I am standing beside this spring; if a maiden comes out to draw water and I say to her, "Please let me drink a little water from your jar," 44 and if she says to me, "Drink, and I'll draw water for your camels too," let her be the one the LORD has chosen for my master's son.'
45 "Before I finished praying in my heart, Rebekah came out, with her jar on her shoulder. She went down to the spring and drew water, and I said to her, 'Please give me a drink.'
46 "She quickly lowered her jar from her shoulder and said, 'Drink, and I'll water your camels too.' So I drank, and she watered the camels also.
47 "I asked her, 'Whose daughter are you?'
"She said, 'The daughter of Bethuel son of Nahor, whom Milcah bore to him.'
"Then I put the
ring in her nose and the bracelets on her arms, 48 and I bowed down and worshiped the LORD. I praised the LORD, the God of my master Abraham, who had led me on the right road to get the granddaughter of my master's brother for his son. 49 Now if you will show kindness and faithfulness to my master, tell me; and if not, tell me, so I may know which way to turn."
50 Laban and Bethuel answered, "This is from the LORD; we can say nothing to you one way or the other. 51 Here is Rebekah; take her and go, and let her become the wife of your master's son, as the LORD has directed."
52 When Abraham's servant heard what they said, he bowed down to the ground before the LORD. 53 Then the servant brought out gold and silver jewelry and articles of clothing and gave them to Rebekah; he also gave costly gifts to her brother and to her mother. 54 Then he and the men who were with him ate and drank and spent the night there.
When they got up the next morning, he said, "Send me on my way to my master."
55 But her brother and her mother replied, "Let the girl remain with us ten days or so; then you [g] may go."
56 But he said to them, "Do not detain me, now that the LORD has granted success to my journey. Send me on my way so I may go to my master."
57 Then they said, "Let's call the girl and ask her about it." 58 So they called Rebekah and asked her, "Will you go with this man?"
"I will go," she said.
59 So they sent their sister Rebekah on her way, along with her nurse and Abraham's servant and his men. 60
"Our sister, may you increase
to thousands upon thousands;
may your offspring possess
the gates of their enemies."
And they blessed Rebekah and said to her,
61 Then Rebekah and her maids got ready and mounted their camels and went back with the man. So the servant took Rebekah and left.
62 Now Isaac had come from Beer Lahai Roi, for he was living in the Negev. 63 He went out to the field one evening to meditate, [h] and as he looked up, he saw camels approaching. 64 Rebekah also looked up and saw Isaac. She got down from her camel 65 and asked the servant, "Who is that man in the field coming to meet us?"
"He is my master," the servant answered. So she took her veil and covered herself.
66 Then the servant told Isaac all he had done. 67 Isaac brought her into the tent of his mother Sarah, and he married Rebekah. So she became his wife, and he loved her; and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death."

Here are some pictures of me getting my nose pierced: You can click on them to enlarge the view.

Never thought you'd see me by a sign like that did you????? My mom couldn't believe she
was actually in a tattoo parlor! Some of the people who came in there were a little odd.......

This is in the shop, Freaks on Broadway, about to get it done. The girl in the back is
Steeny and she did my nose piercing. She was super nice and made
me feel very comfortable and not at all nervous.

This is the needle through my nose...........pretty gross huh???

These are some of the logo shirts they have hanging on the walls.

The amazing thing was it didn't even hurt. She told me it would be quick but all it felt like was her bracing her hand against my face before she pierced it. Or so I thought. Moma asked to take a picture of the needle through my nose and I asked, "It's done already?" I thought it might pinch or make my eyes water or something but I never felt it. I really like it and can't wait to show you in person!!!!

Have a great day!!!