We Made It!

Whew! I can’t believe it finally happened! We made it to WordPress! Thanks for following us to our new home. Don’t forget to bookmark our new address or subscribe to the new feed if you like using a feed reader.

I’m sitting on my couch with my laptop, but I feel like I’m driving a new car with this unfamiliar dashboard in front of me. Just for kicks, and so we can all test drive the commenting process, tell me something fun or interesting about a car you’ve had!

My first car was a 1987 Mustang GT convertible. It was my grandmother’s car and she gave it to me when I turned 16. Can you believe that? I was really blessed, to say the least!ย  It was beautiful and fast off the line and I’m sure I don’t need to tell you how much fun my friends and I had in it.

I was a little too proud of that car and the Lord humbled me many, many times in it. For one, when it rained really hard, the water would leak inside from between the windshield and the top. I remember driving home from Texas A&M for an orthodontist appointment and it was monsooning outside. The rainwater was pouring in and I had nothing to soak it up with, so I took off one of my socks and tried to soak it up with my right hand while my left hand was on the wheel. Oh, and I was bawling my eyes out! I have no idea how I ever made it home.

On the night my sister turned 16, she did not have her car yet. She would soon be given a 1969 Camaro that she and my dad loved working on together. But that night I let her take my Mustang out to celebrate with her friends. Melissa and I just happen to be complete opposites of one another. For example, when the traffic light turned green I would accelerate as fast as I could to the speed limit. Melissa lived to blow right by it. As I remember it, on that night – the very night of her 16th birthday and the start of her official driving life – Melissa burned up the engine of my car! Bless my mom’s heart that she had to raise two daughters who are as different as night and day.

Every spring when the weather is as gorgeous as it is in Texas right now, I miss that car like crazy. Maybe one day when I’m done with booster seats and carpooling I’ll have another convertible.

Now maybe I can get my sis to tell us a Camaro story!


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  1. 1
    Melissa Fitzpatrick says:

    Amanda, I can’t believe we made it to WordPress! Praise the Lord. And with all our archives! xoxo

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      Terri says:

      It is beautiful! So excited for you guys and your new tool. I used to have a Mazda Miata convertible. I miss that cute little car every single day. It was not very practical for family life though.

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      Ginny says:

      OH MY GOSH I don’t know where anything is BUT it is beautiful!!! My car that I absolutely loved was also a convertible. we got it after having all the kids and dog and after having a 7 seat full size van. It was a red chrysler LeBaron. I loved it and loved the top down!!!!!! it was the greates thing in the world. I wanted a convertible since I was old enough to drive but my Dad would never let me get one. ANyway it was cool and like someone else said every spring I wish I had it again!!!!!! we sold it to a high school kid cause my son had been in an accident and we needed something bigger to haul his wheelchair and him around in. He is not in a chair anymore and is healthy. I cried when the kid drove it out of our driveway, silly isn’t it??? God Bless your family real good.

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      YAY!!!!!!!! It’s so pretty!

      My first car was a little white Mazda. I had bought it off a friend who had taken it away from his teenage son because he wasn’t taking care of it. I cleaned it up real nice and drove it for all of four months before getting in a roll over accident and totaling it ๐Ÿ™ So much for taking care of it. But I loved that little car

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      katie says:

      Not sure how to respond yet, but will give it a try. Just wrapped up THe Ester bible study. It is amazing to see how The Lord is working in the women of our church. My heart can’t thank God and you ladies enough for the LPM! Beth you ROCK! Praise the Lord!

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      Yolanda says:

      Isn’t this amazing, and I love the colors. I pray that you & Colin are doing well. I realize it is crunch time with school, but I truly believe you are such a shining star! Lovingly, Yolanda

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    Suzanne Kuchynka says:

    Welcome to the new site! Thanks for all you guys do. I’ve learned so much about God through Beth’s bible studies, my life is not the same. Praise God!

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    Lisa says:

    I am here! Anyone else home yet? Like to new digs. Very pretty. Can’t wait for everyone else to arrive!

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    Jan says:

    My first car was a Vega. My dad was a Chevrolet dealer in Dallas and I had visions of a Camaro (I knew a corvette was out of the question). However, I could not see over the dash. I really had to sit on 2 Sears Catalogs just to see over the dash. Now mind you, I couldn’t see over the hood, even on the two catalogs! Anyway my mom wrecked it and my dad had pitty on me. I ended up with a Toyota Corolla and could see over the hood.
    Congratulations on the successful move.

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    Abigail says:

    Oh, my, I have so many car stories. I am thinking of the time my car was randomly chosen by someone to vandalize. I was so shocked the next morning when I got up to go to one of my very first college classes only to find my car completely burned out. (literally) I praise the LORD everyday that that fire stayed right where it was and did not hurt anyone. ๐Ÿ™‚ The LORD’s hand of protection was over our family. I am thankful. What a fun new site. I hope I can figure it all out.

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    Heatherly says:

    I bought my first car several months into my first “real” job, teaching 5th grade. I promised my students that whoever had the highest grade on their spelling test could name my car. The winner named her “Agatha.”

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    jackie says:

    awesome new look!

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    Pam Houston says:

    PTL! It took me a few minutes, but I finally figured out how to comment! Duh! I guess I’m computer challenged, but I do like the new WordPress format. Loved hearing the stories of your cars at 16. My story is that at 16 my Daddy believed if I learned how to drive in a column stick shift GMC 49 work truck, I could drive anything. You should have seen us shimming down the road as I began to master the intricacies of letting off the clutch and pressing on the gas at the same time, and my Daddy slamming his foot in the floorboard on the passenger side, as if that would do any good. My Daddy became a vocally praying man during that month of training! But guess what? I can drive anything now…even our brand new 38 ft. Country Coach motorhome. We are going on a month long maiden voyage all the way to Houston and back. I’m planning on attending a Tuesday night study with all the Siestas at Houstons First Baptist. I’m so excited. We are shopping right now for a stick shift small King cab truck to pull behind as a dingy. I’m sure my Daddy is smiling down from heaven on us. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places….God is so good. He’s so good to me.

    Pam H.
    Buena Park, CA

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    Axa says:

    I was never in a hurry to get my drivers license my sister who is two years younger than me had gotten hers before I did but I eventually got mine. My dad had given me a car that was given to him it was a Hyundai that I named it Lazarus! I still laugh to this day just thinking about it because at every stoplight the car would turn off, I would have to pop the hood get out of the car and just jiggle the battery and the car would start up again. If you have ever seen the movie Facing the Giants I was the coach and my sister was his wife. She hid every time!

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    Jenn says:

    In 1975 my parents bought a brand new Chevy Impala and I was kid #5 to get the honor and privilege ๐Ÿ™‚ to drive that wonderful boat of a car! Do I need to mention that this was in 1994? At least it lasted until I came around to driving, that should be counted as a blessing….right?!

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    Kathy Wishire says:

    It works!
    My current car is my favorite ever! It’s a red Mazda MX5 Miata convertible hard-top. Three years ago I traded a suburban for red one with a soft top. I had driven a minivan or suburban for 17 years!! With 4 kids, including a set of twins, those were the only choices, so when the youngest twin girls got their own cars and licenses, I traded, and I’m not going back!! Although I may have to use my husbands truck when/if I start having grandkids!
    Thanks for the work on the website!

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    My first car — it was a 1981 Chevy 024 but it did not look like the one Farah Faucett drove on Charlie’s Angels. It was red and it belonged to my ‘boyfriend’ but we were sharing stuff in 1985 — when we were freshman in College. It did its job — got us through college. My ‘first’ car was a 1989 Ford Festiva. It was gray on the outside and I used my ‘certificate’ from FORD to get $500 off my brand new car. I could not wait. I got the car on March 15th, planned on driving it to Florida for Spring break 10 days later and interview for a teaching job — and I drove it off the lot. The next day — I would not let my husband drive it to his Student Teaching Spring Formal obligation — thought a kid might scratch it so I drove it the 25 miles to my work and on the way home — hit another car. There were only a total of 48 miles on the car as it SAT in the junkyard — totaled!! Yes, it was totaled! AS my husband tells the story, it was the only car on the junklot that still had that NEW car smell. WE had only been married about 7 months and oh boy — now what. God was so gracious and the adjustor gave us ‘full credit’ on that car — despite the ‘depreciation’ when you drive it off the lot. And, I did get another Ford Festiva — about a month later. We did make it to Florida driving that ‘old’ Chevy 024 (with NO radio or a/c) and I DID get the job in Okeechobee Florida so like I said — God brought forth the good from my mistake of looking down to ‘change’ the channel on the radio. Oh well!

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    Leanne from Canada says:

    My humble beginnings owning vehicles began with a 1960 something Toyota Corolla. It’s claim to fame was that the back bumper was reconstructed with newspaper…..the comics to be exact. What can you expect for $400!! I think that I got 2 years of university commuting out of it though!!!

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    Bridget in Phoenix says:

    yeaaaaa, a new place to call home!
    My first car was a non-descript VW fox, but in March 1991 I was enjoying a beautiful spring day, thinking how great it would be to have a convertible, and that weekend went to buy a Miata. This was a couple years after they were first released, but still in high demand, and when I saw the floor model in British racing green with tan leather interior and rich wood trim, i just HAD to have it. Never mind the payment was unattainable – this was right before the Lord made me His, and things of the world were my need… I did have sooo much fun in that convertible, but whew did God teach me lessons about dealing with consequences ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a great night everyone!

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    Ivy says:

    how exciting to have made the move! as for an interesting car fact….

    i currently drive a 1994 ford taurus named Sheeba. the poor thing is on her last leg with over 200,000 miles. she stands out with her sea green paint job and forest green interior. and she’s missing a headlight from a drive back to college 2 Easters ago (a turkey decided to fly in front of me, it came from out of nowhere! who hits turkeys anyway?? haha) she has all kinds of leaks and problems, but i pray every time i sit in the driver seat that we make it just one more trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Katie Taylor says:

    Wow. I love your new blog home!!! When I turned 16 my dad was turning 40 and was going through the mid-life crisis. He bought a brand new chameleon color Pontiac Firebird (1998 at the time) with T-tops! Back then we had a “strip” people would drive down on the weekends (I live in a very small town, so it was mainstreet downtown). My fave memory was piling as many of my girlfriends as possible in that car, take the T-tops out and blast our music driving down that strip, honking at people we knew. We always ran a whole tank of gas out…which is probably why no one does that anymore. It wasn’t mine, but I was aloud to drive it often. I technically didn’t get my first car until I was like 20 years old. It just so happened to be my aunt’s car, and she sold it to me for a fair price. It was a 1985 Pontiac Firebird. It was older, and required alot of attention which was hard for me to give since I was in college. The most memorable thing about that car was the lacking air conditioner. I live in a hot, humid Alabama during the summer months and I remember sweating profusely every time I went anywhere during the hottest time of the day. Actually, I am in the process of trying to sell it to my younger brother in hopes of keeping it in the fam.

    That was fun! Can’t wait to hear Melissa’s story;)

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    Patsy says:

    “Great site, I’m looking forward to continuing our book journey.” Beth, Amanda & everyone you have worked very hard and the site looks so beautiful! Thank you for being the ispirational force for getting me to start my own blog. I really enjoy being blessed by this minisrty.
    “We give thank’s to you Oh, Lord” (Psalm 75:1)

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    I have to add – that was back in 1988!! WE have been married since — praying to ‘stick’ to it and get to Anniversary # 23 and car # 8??? Currently I LOVE my Honda Accord — I love it!

    I soooooooooooo enjoyed posting that and the thrill or idea that my comment is #2? After Melissa’s? Whoa. Now that is my ‘delight’ for the week!

    Crazy wild woman! But, I spent 2 hours at bible study this eve — on Week 7 of Breaking Free the Stories and listened to you Beth and just sat humbled and amazed at our Lord again. When you made the comment about — ‘living’ and what our tribulations will help us do — little did I know — but God knew. Than when I got home, my 26 year old sister put her live in boyfriend (baby daddy) into jail as he caused her harm and threatened her. The words you spoke this eve, the scripture we went back over — were DIVINE words to share with her. We prayed. She has a restraining order on him and tomorrow will seek some legal advice — but, praise God — I would NOT of been able to pray with her and speak HIS words to her — if I had not heard them at bible study. Again — you spoke tonight of the ‘expecting’ of a little girl as Amanda was PG at the time of the taping or close to delivery – and even though that may of been a whole 10-18 months ago – HIS word is ALIVE and active NOW — here in Okeechobee, Florida and Watertown Wisconsin. Whoa. Whoa.

    Again, I sit here amazed that HE loves us so — HE calls us beloved. I called her beloved this eve as I listened to her tears and of how the events of the night unfolded — and I felt that ‘mothering’ or mentoring that I needed to give to my ‘little sister’. (She was born when I was in college, we are 19 years apart.) And she called me — LOrd, she called me. Me — who told her 3 months ago — in love, God could not bless this living together, so get married or just be roommates period. But she would not listen and told me he had changed. Oh Lord, help her now. As their baby is 3 — this girl, this cycle has to stop. Lord, I pray she will seek YOU now and allow YOU to be her Prince on the White horse.

    Thanks for listening — for allowing me to post.

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    Natalie says:

    Ok my fav car of all time was my 91 mustang gt!!!! And it was a convertible too! White on white, on I loved that car! Even once I was mKing good money and could afford a new one I still drove it and cried the day we sold it after I got pregnant with my son. Baby and convertible just don’t go well together , funny thing now I love love love
    my minivan! Which is just crZy in itself, but shows how much we can change. Love the new blog

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    Julie in Idaho says:

    Just trying out the new site, ladies. So glad that we have this site in Siestaville for sharing. Really enjoying our SLI study. God is making big changes in this life. Praying for God’s blessings upon all of you.
    Love ya!

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    Patsy says:

    “My first car was also a White “Convertible” 1969 Buick La Sabra with Red Interior. My girlfriends & I had great times in that car until I turned the corner one night, with five friends in tow and the wheel fell off…we never did get that car fixed. But I was able to sell it for $300…Fun times with my first car!

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    Abbie says:

    My first year out of grad school I was working my first “real” job at Wheaton College. I didn’t have any savings but did have a really old car. I knew my old car was coming to it’s final days but wanted to be wise with my next big purchase. A co-worker/friend was selling his car because there was about to be a new addition to their family and they wanted a mini-van. The price was right, the car was in great condition and I trusted the people that were selling it. Only thing is I didn’t feel right making a quick decision mainly because I know very little about cars and because I wanted to be a good steward of my finances. It was the beginning of October and I felt I at least needed to go home to my parents’ house over Christmas break and look at other options in order to make a careful and prayerful decision. I was worried that someone else might buy my friend’s car so I asked God to keep it for me until after Christmas Break (but did not tell any of this to my friend). After looking at cars back home over Christmas break it was apparent that my friend’s car was a great deal. Only it was now January, 3 months after I had first inquired about his car. In January when I asked him if he still had the car to sell he said to me, “You know it’s the most interesting thing, no one’s shown interest in it since you looked at it months ago.” I smiled and confidently responded, “That’s because God is keeping it for me. I’d like to buy your car today.” Years later I’m still driving that beloved car…reminds me of God’s provision and loving care every time I drive around. It has over 170,000 miles on it and I hope to drive it until it can go no more. I’m already praying that God directs my steps when it is necessary to move on to my next car.

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    Teresa says:

    Love the new site…..great colors….very easy to read…
    My first car was the ugliest YELLOW car you have ever seen…
    I cannot even talk about it….

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    Lindsey says:

    One car that I had, was an old Jeep Gradcherokee with wood paneling on the sides. A “woody” as some people call it. One day it broke down while I was in high school. I had to carry all of my belongings, which at time consisted of three “to-be” prom dresses, a duffal bag full of clothes, a purse, and two pairs of shoes. I walked with all of this lovely mess to my dad’s house, which was less than twenty minutes away!! I could have just left it all inside the wonderul hunk of junk, but the locks didn’t work. Those were the days….

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    Karen says:

    The blog looks awesome! Love it!

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    Rachel says:

    The first car that was really *mine*, bought for about $4000 in college, died after about 10 years. By the time the engine finally gave up its life, it “had character.” The passenger door had been mangled in a botched attempt to steal the car, and so the inside handle was dangling off the door, and you’d have to shove it back into place and hold it there to open the door without rolling down the window. The back tail light had been recently destroyed in an airport parking lot incident. If I wanted to accelerate – especially to get onto an interstate – or even really just from a complete stop, I had to turn off the heat or A/C. For some reason, having the air flowing meant the engine would rev up to 6,000 rpms. So I had to turn it all off to speed up. I had really hoped that silly car would last until I finished my phd, but it died at Christmas. It was fun while he lasted!

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    Bethany says:

    Congratulations! You made it over….I am thourghly confused now but that’s okay, I’ll get the hang of it ๐Ÿ™‚
    As for a car story…hmmm, my first car was a 1982 Ford Escort that was the shade of a blueberry. I drove that little car until the engine burned up right in front of our house. After that, I had a number of “loved on” cars. So much loving on them that they could never be driven on the highway…which contributed to a very real and hard to break fear of driving on the highway. It was not until 6 years ago that I got my first brand new car. And embarassed a little to say, that my fear of highway driving was dealt with this late in the game. Oh well…I’ve come a long way! Was all ready to do the carpooling around Houston when there in Jan. but lo and behold, God spared me that responsibility! If I can drive in L.A….I can drive in Houston!

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    Kim Safina says:

    Amanda, Melissa,& Beth, WOOT WOOT !! The Journey Continues ~ So excited to see the website up and running with glorious blessings on this week of Easter. Alleluia ~ Wishing you the joy of the Lord ~ With “Heaven Bound” blessings, Kim

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    Sarah says:

    YEAH!! I like the new site! I had to learn to drive on an old stick shift car (a really hard and touchy stick shift) and at one point I stalled in the middle of a busy road, got so frustrated and had to change drivers while the traffic waited for me. Jump starting that car in the school parking lot when it wouldn’t start in cold MN winters was also a humbling experience for me in high school :).

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    Leslee says:

    Nice work on the move! OK, here’s a funny car (truck) story –

    Growing up we all had our chance to drive the red pickup. (Me and my 3 sisters, each of us 2 years apart!)

    The bed of the pickup is VERY light, so if you slam the brakes on that thing would just swing out like a bigwheel when you pulled the litle brake! We all have funny stories of braking in traffic and holding our breath or skidding loudly and feeling soooo embarrassed!

    Thankfully we all stayed safe physically, we just had to endure driving a big red truck that liked to float around at times ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Sharon Lee says:

    Oh, how exciting!!! I couldn’t sleep. My crazy legs (restless leg syndrome) had me thrashing in bed. I finally got up out of pure “have to”. And look what I find!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya’ll are driving a new car!!! How’s that for a new thrill to the ride!

    I have tons of new car stories to tell. But it’ll have to wait for a bit more sanity. I just wanted to say that I’m excited ya’ll very conversed. And that I am anticipating the adventure on this God-give path together!

    Let’s take the top down………. and sing in praise to the tops of our lungs to our Savior!

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    Paulette says:

    Love the new blog site!!! Thanks for all your efforts to make it happen. Too late at night (early morning) to write about my first car. Maybe later.

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    all shall be well says:

    I am impressed!

    My husband had a 68 Camaro when we were dating that he let me drive, it was cream with a black top, very cool, and of course he put BIG wheels on it and it was LOUD. Those days seem in a galaxy far, far away, as now we are Grammy and Pappa to 7 wonderful grandchildren!

    Karen ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Deb aka Txmarm says:

    My very first car was a 66 Mustang. I was so excited that summer of 1972 to get my first job as a tour guide at Cascade Caverns right outside Boerne, Texas. being able to drive to work in my shiny white Mustang I was on top of the world even if I only made $1.25 an hour!

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    Stephanie says:

    My first car was a 1988 Volvo 240 in tan… I know it’s not much to look at for most people, but it just so happens to be my dream car. ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved driving it! I felt like I was captain of my own ship, steering it wherever I wanted to go. Man I really miss that car.

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    LynnOnTheNet says:

    LOVE IT! The new blog is beautiful! It looks like it will be easier to use (as we all get the hang of it). Thanks for all your hard work in getting this accomplished.

    One Easter when I was in elementary school, it rained really hard in Houston. When we came home from church, the subdivision was completely flooded and it was still raining. Dad was going to turn the car around to go spend the day and night at my grandparents. My brother and I pleaded that he go forward because our dog was outside and we were very upset. So, being the great dad he is, he looked over at my mom and decided to go for it. Well, it wasn’t one of the wisest things we’ve ever done but memorable. After all, we were in a huge Chrysler New Yorker that was built like a tank back then. As we kept driving the few blocks toward the house, the water kept rising until the hood ornament was making ripples in the water and it started to seep into the interior of the car itself. But there was no turning back and we made it home to rescue our sweet dog. Dad and the tank were both heroes.

    That New Yorker was a champ. Later, my dad drove another of the same model car and was hit by a woman who was in the wrong. No one was hurt. Her car was crushed in from the grill, smushed completely to the windshield and my dad’s car had a small dent in the driver side front fender! A tank! Amazing!

    Sooooo, guess what model of car was the very first I was given to drive when I turned 16?! Yep, my mommy and daddy wanted me safe in a tank. And the adventures in that car are to be saved for another day.

    Well, that was fun!
    ~Lynnette in Houston

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    LynnOnTheNet says:

    Can you explain where to find replies/comments to older posts? Do we have to look at the old blog? No biggie, no complaints, just wondering. ๎—


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    Michelle Baylerian says:

    Melissa, you and I must be suffering from insomnia tonight!! Hope you get some rest today. Thanks for all the work that went into updating the blog site. This has been a great source of encouragement to me. Thanks Beth for being a willing vessel that the Lord has used in my life for many years!! I even got my friend Pat to come to your book signing in Atlanta so I have a personalized copy :)) My college daughter Marissa will be going to the Simulcast in April near Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL and I did not even have to ask her to go!!

    Much love and blessings,


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    Emily D says:

    Amanda, as an IT Project Manager may I congratulate you on a job well done. I use wordpress for our womens ministry blog and it is easy to use when you get the hang of it.

    Cars- I am a rubbish driver (I failed my test 7 times before passing!) but my favourite car memory was a mini my husband (then boyfriend) built and used to visit me in college with. It was black and so messy, but was as fast as any car I’d been in…. He did a great job building Winnie (Do Americans name their cars too?)

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      Erin says:

      Oh, yes. We name our cars, too. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve had Trucky (you can guess what type of vehicle that was) and Sweetie Pie, and now we own Churchill. It would be fun to hear what other siestas have named their cars.

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      Anna Mitchell says:

      This American girl sure does. I’ve had Daisy Daytona, Claudine Camaro, and am driving a minivan- which I didn’t name a girl name but instead lovingly call it, my M.N.U.- Mobile Nest Unit *wink*

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    SCG says:

    My first car was a 1988 Plymouth Caravelle…ever heard of it? Yeah, neither had I. It was a surprise gift for my 16th birthday. It was old even then, but it was new to me. It was gray with a cloth interior and it definitely had an old car smell at first. The one downside was that it had a solid bench seat in the front. And I dated a boy who was a foot taller than me. Boy did we look silly when I was driving and he was in the passenger side. His knees were up in his chest and I was straining to reach the pedals. After a while I gave in and just had him drive my car anytime we went anywhere. Still, that car was a tank and I loved it. Ah…the good ‘ol days.

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    Elizabeth says:

    My irst car was a ’91 Honda that my grandma sold to us when she bought a new car. I got it when I was 18. It needed parts replaced every year until the breaks gave out in the rain last semester. The funny thing was, my parents and I were talking about how I needed a new car and then it got totalled when the brakes gave out. No one was injured, and I told my mom, “Maybe God wants to give me a new car.” He did, and it was definitely an upgrade!

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    Barb says:

    I had a beautiful, red, car – and I can’t think of what kind it was. Got it when I got divorced. I felt so special in that car!!! It had electric windows & an awesome radio & CD player – great speakers. I used to drive around in the car at night, crying about my loss, listening to music – it was a great friend!!! Then my dear daughter drove it into the ground – found out later all the escapades she took it on without my knowledge!! Miss that car!

    YAY – ‘we’ made it to the new platform!!! Congratulations to all who worked so hard on it!!!

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    Barb says:

    P.S. I miss the edit feature where you get to see what you are going to post but I guess one will just have to actually read what one is writing in this big box! ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh and the ability to delete your own comment. I guess if one wants to be anonymous, you can just put that name in, instead of your real name. Oh & it looks like one can reply directly to a specific comment instead of in the whole list – that’s a great feature!!

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    Michele says:

    Yay Amanda!! Good job! I was just up with my dog and thought I’d check. Very nice!

    Best thing about my vehicle and the reason I bought it – heated seats!! Might not be a big deal in TX, but here in NY I use them all the time.

    Get some rest, you deserve it!

    Liverpool, NY

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    darla says:

    love this site! love being with wordpress…

    my favorite car was my first car…1974 Monte Carlo…LOL as big as a boat! and fast…lots of good times with that car..some i am glad it can not talk! :blush:

    Nice job on the site!

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    Maryellen says:

    Congrats on the move! My first care was a 1992 taupe Saturn coup. Not that it sounds exciting, but it was my first car that had my name on it. Up until then I drove my mom’s cars. When I bought it, Saturn was a brand new company. My best friend and I drove to CT to buy it. It was a standard and I had no idea how to drive it. We did a quick lesson in the parking lot and then I drove it home to NY on I95! LOL! I made it, obviously! It was the last car I drove that had my name on the tags. Now I have a minivan, but I loved that car…I looked great in taupe!

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    Heledd Smith says:

    Hi Amanda, well I didn’t have my own car till I started working but I got to borrow my parents car. For the life of me, I can’t remember what car it was now – except that it was long, silver and didn’t have power steering. I took it driving one day to the coast and as I was driving back I took a really sharp turn. The car ended up getting stuck in a ditch with the back sticking up in the air. We had to get a 4×4 to pull the car out. The car was ok, thankfully, but I felt so ashamed!!

    Congrats on the move!

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    Kendall says:

    The new blog looks wonderful! Thank you for all of your hard work! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Deborah Hipp says:

    This looks great!!!

    I didn’t get my license until I was 18 and after I had three children…for safety my husband got a tank ๐Ÿ™‚ A Bonniville I wish I had a picture! It looked like it took up both sides of the road so I would slow to a crawl when I came in sight of another car until I was confident that the road was wide enough for both cars.

    Deborah, CT

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    Wow. Love the new site!!

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