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Free pancakes for kids.
This Friday, October 28th, IHOP will celebrate Halloween early and give trick-or-treaters 12 and under a FREE Scary Face Pancake all day, from 7 am to 10 pm. No purchase is necessary. Enough said. Guess who's getting pancakes Friday?! I might pick up Libby from school early so we can go at an "unconventional" time when people won't be out in droves. At least I'm attempting to beat the masses.
Here are more details:
WHAT: IHOP restaurants will celebrate Halloween by offering kids 12 and under a free Scary Face Pancake as part of a national No Tricks – Just Treats program designed to provide kids with a safe and fun Halloween event. The Count Spatula “design-your-own” Scary Face Pancake includes an oversized signature buttermilk pancake with a whipped topping mouth and strawberry nose, served with two mini OREO® cookies and candy corn on the side to allow kids to create their own Halloween hotcake.
Also, you can arrange to have a reminder call from Count Spatula... pretty cute! And helpful so you don't accidentally forget!
No, we are not advocating nudity. This is how the boys were found. Michael's favorite activity as of late is playing with the garden hose. He is not allowed to do this. This afternoon he managed to fill up an extra large bin with water and created his own home-made outdoor bath tub. His brothers quickly joined in.
As punishment I washed their hair and bodies and used the cold water of the garden hose to rinse them off!
I'm sure she's still sneaking ice-cream for breakfast, playing her guitar, riding horses and eating lucky charms. Best of all she's with Jesus in whose presence is fullness of life and joy. Tomorrow marks 15 years that my sister Libby and my nephew Sam have gone to be with Jesus, their Heaven birthday as I call it.
I'm still here waiting on the other side.
It's still so bittersweet. I miss her so much and yet I know that I will see her again someday, and relatively speaking, it will be soon.
Death is not a natural part of life. It's a part of the curse. It's what Jesus came and lived a perfect life for and died in our place so that He could put death to death.
Death is not the final statement. It doesn't have the final say. It's merely a passageway to enter into the arms of our Savior. I don't mean to say that it's not painful and that it's not part of our worldly experience.
Right now, I have seen so many facing deaths of loved ones: pa…
There are some personal circumstances that are very heartbreaking right now. Each time I think about the situation I am quickly gripped by panic, fear and deep sadness. I have to stop, take a deep breath, exhale and surrender it to God.
Life has not turned out the way I thought it would... once again. I bet Joseph in the Bible could say the same. Poor guy, gets sold into slavery by his brothers, attempted to be seduced by his boss wife, who cries "rape" and thrown in jail and forgotten. I'm not unjustly living in jail so that's good.
But like Joseph I hope to also be able to say, "What you intended for evil, God intended for good."
Trusting Jesus with my broken heart, all the million shattered pieces and knowing that my Redeemer is able. He is good.