A Life of Prayer

Edith has this prayer thing really figured out! How encouraging knowing we can have this kind of conversation daily with God!

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On April 9, 2014, Edith spoke on the topic of prayer at Aspen Grove Community Church prayer meeting.  I have not been able to get the video to upload to this blog, but here is the text of her talk:

I’m glad to be here and share about my prayer journey with you people, because it’s a delight to be able do that. When I was 6 years old, I went to a revival meeting at my aunt and uncle’s church, and there was a young revivalist, a young girl, 18 years old, her name was Uldeen Utley. I’ll never forget it.  And she preached the gospel.  Well, I was much too shy to go forward in that church, but when I went to bed that night I remember laying on the bed and crying my eyes out because Jesus had had to die for me.  And so I know…

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McDonalds – When Their Tastebuds are Tickled

Not Lovin' It

Not Lovin’ It (Photo credit: gmcmullen)

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mcdonalds feed (Photo credit: ford)

Ronald McDonald

Ronald McDonald (Photo credit: duncan)

Dear Mr. Don Thompson,

For decades, McDonald’s has sought to undermine the efforts of parents to feed their kids healthfully by inundating our children with marketing. I, along with tens of thousands of others, are fed up with McDonald’s efforts to shape the eating habits of our nation’s children. Today, during your shareholders’ meeting I’m joining students who are calling in from across the country and mom bloggers who are at your meeting conveying the message: mom’s are not lovin’ your predatory marketing to kids. Please end McDonald’s junk food marketing to kids.

May I also recommend what I believe is the ‘wave of the future’ in the fast food industry: and that is to find a way to affordably market sustainable, organic, whole foods in a more simple, elegant recipe approach.  Listen to the hearbeat of scientific research, common sense, and mothers’ instincts, which all suggest that a more simple, whole organic foods, back-to-basics approach will not only appeal to parents (just look at market trends on wall street), but that kids too understand when they are being fed ‘crap made to taste good.’  They are smart enough to know that sometimes, when their tastebuds are being tickled, it’s at the dire expense of their bodies being defrauded.  They understand this, because we are teaching it to them.

Sincerely,

Emily Carroll, Concerned Mom of 3 – ages 12, 10, and 8