If you know the Lord Jesus, please pray for my cousin (first cousin, once removed) and her daughter. On Friday, my cousin returned home from work, opened the garage door, and drove in without knowing her husband was cleaning elsewhere in the garage while their little 18 month old played nearby. My cousin didn’t see her daughter on the garage floor and drove over her. The baby survived but has a lacerated liver and a broken pelvis and leg. My cousin is, of course, devastated, living a parent’s worst nightmare.
We know that it is by God’s grace alone that the baby is alive. A miracle, surely. Please pray for God’s healing touch for the child and for God’s peace for her parents, especially her mother.
The American Idol finals are just two days away. Soon we’ll find out what songs Kat and Taylor will sing. While I dressed for church this morning, the reporters were discussing it on Fox News. Three of the four were saying they believe Elliott’s votes will go to Taylor. Only one was rooting for Kat, and that person said it was because America would go for the pretty girl. Ack! Say it ain’t so! If you vote for Kat, make it because she performs well.
Back in the April 21 issue of Entertainment Weekly, they rated the odds of who would win. Here’s what they said back then:
Chris Daughtry, 2 to 1
Kellie Pickler, 3 to 1
Katharine McPhee, 7 to 2
Taylor Hicks, 4 to 1
Paris Bennett, 10 to 1
Elliott Yamin, 12 to 1
Bucky Covington, 50 to 1
Ace Young, 100 to 1
Their top two choices are long gone. Elliott came closer than 12 to 1, and I’m rooting for Taylor to go the distance and be the most unusual Idol winner of any season so far. He’s been far more consistent than Kat. I think he deserves to win.
I’ve been preparing for an out of town guest who is arriving tomorrow. Sure does make me aware of how much clutter and "stuff" grips my house. I’ve filled boxes and given away and tossed in the trash, and I don’t feel like I’ve made any headway at all. Why is that? At this rate, I will simplify my life in about 2025.