Thursday, September 23, 2010

No Wrong Prayers (except maybe this one)

I have always believed that there are no wrong prayers, that really, it's ok to have conversation with God and be straight about what you are feeling. But when I catch myself saying this bedtime prayer with Cooper, I have to wonder, "Is this just Wrong?"

The prayer is:

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord I stay asleep,
If I should wake before the dawn,
I pray my whine don't wake my mom. 

With Love, 
A Sometimes Tired Mother of 4,

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Using kids to fight? Really?

I spent the last three days with the real war fighters at Fort Benning, Georgia. It was great to spend time with friends and make new friends. Some of the challenges and stories would shock the average person. I am grateful at I can stay connected and I maintain a clear sense of what is really going on in Afghanistan but the article below is a reflection of the challenges and frustrating.

What is it that I am failing to understand? I just can't see any circumstance that warrants this behavior...

Taliban using kids in Afghan fight:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Obstacles Welcome...

I enjoyed reading about the career path of such a successful leader in

Ralph de la Vega, a native of Cuba, became President and CEO of AT&T
Mobility and Consumer Markets in October 2008. He is responsible for
all wireline as well as wireless networks. Previously, he had been in
charge at Cingular Wireless and assumed further responsibilities when
AT&T consolidated. Before that, he was the President of Latin America
Operations, and the President of Broadband and Internet Services for
Bellsouth's operations in ten countries.

Hearing the set backs and challenges he faced was really intriguing
given the perspective of being a customer in the wireless market and
watching how it played out in the public spotlight. While he offered
'his' process and steps to success...I think the value came through in
his anecdotes and openness about the resistance he faced and failures
like AT&T's U-Verse Project. His book addressed rumors, gossip, and
drift within an organization as well as how to build a team for a
major project like his solution on on the AT&T and Cingular merger
(that alone was well worth the purchase of this book).