Monthly Archives: January 2010

To Louisiana……..

Ok, it’s been way too long since a music post! I love this song, and l love listening to Randy Newman’s voice. I had the opportunity to perform to this song many many years ago, so it brings me to tears for so many reasons. I think it celebrates why we are so excited that the Saints will be representing the city of New Orleans at the Superbowl. Yeah, it it is just football, but it’s just so much more then that to the people of New Orleans and the state Louisiana. Guess that’s the South for you, we can be pretty emotional when it comes to the soul of our people and our land.


 This song is dedicated to two beautiful dancers who are no longer with us, who are looking down from heaven I’m sure cheering just as hard as we are. Thank you for the lives you touched, I’m so lucky for having known you….

Do Something………

Go to and click on Help for Haiti and buy your T-shirt today. These are our friends Justin and Kelly in  TX. 100% of profits will go to the Mission of Hope in Haiti. You can read more about them on their website. Also remember that Heartline Ministries needs your help too. You can check out my last blog post about Jason and Sarah’s fight for their children and Heartline’s need.

Since our beloved New Orleans Saints won the NFC Championships, you can help celebrate with us by giving to Haiti today!

Please give

Please pray

Please celebrate what we CAN do.

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.  ~Mahatma Ghandi

If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.  ~Mother Teresa

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better.  It’s not.  ~Dr. Seuss

I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.  ~Tracy Chapman

Caring for Haiti………

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Pictured above-Naomi and Sarah (

I’ve posted a letter from some friends of ours below, please read their story and help if you can.

Dear Friends, As all of you know Haiti is very close to mine and Jason’s hearts. Not only is our daughter there, but we have also grown to love and respect the Haitian people. There are no words to describe the hurt and anguish the people of Haiti are going through right now. The destruction to Haiti is massive. And Haiti on it’s own, has no way of recovering. Jason and I are asking for your help. Please pray. On your knees pray. Naomi and the other children at the orphanage are safe and being well taken care of. But you cannot take away the chaos that is all around them. You have seen the horrible conditions in which the people are fighting for their lives in. Please, these children and thousands more are among this. Pray for them. Pray for the people of Haiti. We are also asking you to give. Our sweet Naomi’s home was destroyed by the earthquake. Maranatha Orphanage is a part of Heartline Ministries. Heartline is an amazing ministry that provides much needed help to the Haitian people. Several other buildings of Heartline were also severely damaged. Heartline needs your support. They need your prayers and they need your donations to rebuild. Right now they are facing a shortage of food for the children, shortage of fuel for the generators and vehicles, and they need medical supplies and water. Please go to their website and help them. There is a donate button that will get your money directly to the earthquake relief. Please give as you feel led. Even ten dollars can help in a huge way. Take the time to read the blog and see the devastation from someone who is living in it. Go here to donate: there is a great need for medical teams. Haiti is in no way equipped to care for all the injured and dying. Whether you are a nurse, doctor, fireman, etc. Haiti needs your help. Please if this is something you would consider doing let Jason ( ) or me ( ) know. These are urgent needs. Please let us know if we can give you anymore information. Troy and Tara Livesay are missionaries in Haiti. They are updating their blog as they get internet. Please check their blog for any more needs that need to be met. Jason is keeping our blog updated with needs and information also. Anything we hear in regards to Naomi and the other children are being updated. ( ) If you have a twitter account, Jason is tweeting info as he receives it. Also, Troy Livesay is tweeting when he is able. Help us get the word out. Send this email to as many people as you can and let’s help Haiti. Thanks to you all”, Jason and Sarah Hyatt

New Parks Revealed!

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Here are some pics taken just this last month revealing Parks’s new haircut! We took him down to Deep Ellum in Dallas where some great artists have painted some really fun murals. Click on the pic to see more photos.