"Do not ask God to guide your footsteps if you're not willing to move your feet."



Sunday, May 10, 2009

I Love America!!!

On July 4, 2009 at Elmer Thomas Park in Lawton, OK, Carey Leighow will be ministering and performing for a city wide festival called I Love America hosted by Lawton First Assembly of God and Cameron Baptist Church.

Carey stands 5’11” and weighs 270 pounds and has bench pressed over 500 pounds. He joined the US Army where he was immediately recruited for the Special Operations Unit and became an expert marksman. After intense mental and physical training, Carey went on to fight in the real-life battle portrayed in the movie “Black Hawk Down”. The movie was made about him and his team. He has also guarded President Clinton and Air Force One.

Carey has been a member of both The Power Team and Team Impact for 13 and a half years. He and the other members used their talents to spread the gospel and inspire people around the world to make positive changes in their lives using visually explosive feats of strength to enthuse, astound and to inspire crowds from both the Christian and secular community. While serving in this ministry, he has traveled all over the world including a two week mission to Africa with Larry Jones speaking and performing to people of all ages. He has been seen on Walker Texas Ranger and numerous episodes of Team Impact Ministries on TBN. The team was even recognized by President George W. Bush and over 100 governors, senators and congressmen for the positive contributions they have made to the lives of America's youth. He recently retired from the feats of strength ministry after tearing his achilles tendon in two during a school assembly in Ohio and having major reconstructive surgery.

He is now actively involved in Lawton First Assembly of God and The Mix Ministries Youth Program. Carey works for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections where he is able to share the gospel on a daily basis with men who desparately need to hear the truth.

Come check out I Love America and hear Carey's testimony and God's delivering power from drugs, alcohol, anger and family violence!

Here are some pictures taken from the last few years....

Crushing a can with his bare hands!
Headbreak during fire!
Snapping a bat in two!
Giving the Glory to the Cross!!!
Children's Church Time!
An amazing Alter Call!!! Praise the Lord for all the decisions!
Double Palm Break in fire!
Elbow Break!!
Carey and one of God's children!
Bending 2 inches of steel for a triple bar bend!
Triple Bar Bend!
Forearm Ice Break!
Preaching in Jasper, Texas!
Headbreak - Before!
Headbreak - After!
Speaking at a school assembly in Statesboro, Georgia!
Elbow Break - Before!
Elbow Break - After!
Forearm Break in fire!
Ripping a phonebook in two!
Before a school assembly!
Forearm Break!
Bending two frying pans into the shapes of burritos!!
Speaking at a school assembly in West Virginia!
Spinning fire in his hand!
Blowing up a hot water bottle until it explodes!
Ripping a phone book in half!

God Bless You!

Monday, February 16, 2009

2 years ago today...

2 years ago today I married my best friend, my soulmate, my partner, my better half...My life has truly changed and I feel so complete with him by my side!

He gave me these roses which were like the flowers in my bouquet (except the roses were white). It was so thoughtful of him to think about that! How lucky I am to have such an incredible husband!

I love you sugar bear and I can't wait for another year with you!

God Bless You!

Saturday, January 31, 2009

25 Things About Me...

Okay so I have been tagged like a million times on facebook to do this list. I have put it off and put it off thinking how hard it was going to be. I finally decided that as I wait for another load of laundry to finish, I would do it...here goes...

1. I only knew my husband for two weeks when I knew I wanted to marry him...4 months later we were!

2. I am a DIE HARD Sooner fan! Winning and losing decides my mood for the day...maybe the week even....husband is slowly learning this!

3. I am amazed daily at how God blesses me and my family!

4. I am a talker and tell LONG stories!

5. I LOVE macaroni and cheese and could eat it for every meal!

6. My biggest fear is drowning...water terrifies me!

7. I can't wait to be a mommy one day!

8. I brush my teeth in the shower!

9. I am the biggest cry baby watching movies or anything on tv!

10. I talk to my mom and dad EVERY single day!

11. I am so blessed with the family I have...we are a unique crew but are so close! My cousins feel more like brothers and sisters than cousins and aunts and uncles are like second moms and dads!

12. I LOVE any roller coaster! There is NOT one I will not ride!!!! Bring it on!!!

13. Skim milk is my favorite drink...I drink it with EVERYTHING!

14. I still sleep with a bear I got when I was in the 4th grade!

15. I am named after the man Ashley in Gone With the Wind!

16. I hate coconut! EWWW!!! So gritty in my teeth!

17. If it's a game, I want to play it! I love me some games!

18. Competitive blood runs in my veins...I am not a good loser!

19. I am a sports fanatic and have been known to be called a "dude" on several occasions! More often by my husband!

20. My "In-Laws" are not in laws...they are my family!

21. I am very over protective of my friends!

22. My best friend and I have been friends for 24 years!

23. I was in ballet, tap and gymnastics growing up!

24. I would rather someone else be happy than me...in other words, I would rather be sad than see them sad!

25. I LOVE JESUS!!!!

If you read my blog, consider yourself tagged to do this as well!

God Bless You!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ice Ice Baby...

We had an ice storm come through Monday night and woke up to HEAVY sleeting Tuesday morning and school was cancelled! Carey was at work and it took he and I an hour to get the car up the driveway when he got home. We used phonebooks, boards, hot water, rakes, shovels, you name it and it was used! Finally a neighbor came over and helped push it in the garage! Thank goodness for good neighbors!

School was cancelled again on Wednesday so Carey and I thought we would be proactice and work on the driveway for Thursday. Three hours, a rake, two shovels, a broom, and a leaf blower later we had only finished one side and it was going to stay that way! We were exhausted! And sore to be honest...does that meant I should work out more???

School is cancelled yet again today and cabin fever has most certainly set in! I am getting out today to head to the mall with my mom and run a few errands! Who knew I would want to go to work so bad!?!

Hope you are all warm and cozy!

God Bless You!


Congrats are in order to JR and Nat....they are expecting Baby P in August!!!! We are so excited and happy for them! May God keep all three of you healthy and strong throughout the pregnancy! Love you!

If you want to check out their blog and see Baby P progress go to www.jrandnat.blogspot.com

God Bless You!!!!

Basketball Games and Birthday

We had a day of fun a few weeks ago....we were able to go see Jess, Hunter and Mikey play basketball and then off to Chuck E Cheese for Mikey's 5th birthday party. Shane coaches Hunter and Mikey's team and is the asst coach for Jess's. Hunter scored 8 points, Mikey scored 2 points ande Jess scored 8 points. As much as I loved Chuck E Cheese growing up, I hope that is the last CEC party I have to go to for a while! WHEW....just insane!

God Bless You!

Arabia and Snow

Linda, Carey, Carla, Brenton, Bailey and I went to a museum that had thousands of bound cargo recovered from the Arabia steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856. It was a really cool museum and we had a great time at it! We even watched them in the process of restoring some of the items! Enjoy...

God Bless You!

New Year's Eve and Emergency Rooms

We had quite a bit of a scare on New Year's Eve Day. We were sitting at breakfast that morning and Carey had a seizure. Having God's hands around him, the entire family was home and we called 911. We went to the ER and they did every test you can think of...Cat scan, EEG, EKG, blood tests, sugar tests, urine tests, ultra sounds, and who knows what else and by God's grace everything came back normal. We were all very frightened and still are in some sense. He spent about 6 hours in the ER and we came home and he slept for several hours. He woke up to play a few games with the family and the neighbors, say Happy New Year and then back to sleep. We saw a neurologist here in town and Carey sat through a 4 hour EEG which came back normal as well. We chalk it up to the fact that God had a message for Carey and now he has heard it! I want to thank you for all of your prayers, calls, texts and emails concerning him! We appreciate and love it more than you will know! God is good!!!

God Bless You!

Ice Skating

We went ice skating in Crown Center in Kansas City and it was just the second time I have ever been! Carey decided not to skate, but Carla, Brenton, Bailey and I have a blast! I never fell!!! YEAH!!!

God Bless You!

Pics of the Pinkie...

If you recall in a past post, I cut my finger on Christmas Eve...here are some pics of it. It looks good now with just a little scar! Thanks Dr. Leighow and Dr. Leighow and Dr. Superglue!!!

God Bless You!