Friday, May 30, 2008
P.S. Tune in later for a topic on, "The Blame Game."
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thankfully, if the boys aren't watching sports on the sin box, they are now hammering out a few chords on the electric guitar. I say thankfully very lightly. The few chords they do know, have permanently resonated in my brain. It's one of those catchy tunes that you can't quit singing...day or night. My dream last night had something to do with that tune and Athena looking something like this. Looks are deceiving!
As for Athena....I guess we'll have to learn to get along, maybe even "love" each other:) But that heifer is going to have to give a little too....this barking in the wee hours of the morning is coming to a "shocking halt!"
I'll leave you with a line I read in my devotion today that summed me up good...."Face it, if you could kick the person responsible for most of your troubles, you wouldn't be able to sit down for a week."
Romans 12:2 GNT "Let God transform you."
Have a Happy Rainy Day:)
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
- Me-What's wrong!
- Me-This better be good!
- Son-Can we walk to the house and play some pool? And I need a key to get in.
- Me-At 3 a.m.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Why are you calling me at 3 a.m. and asking such a thing as that?
- Son-Well we're not sleepy and want something to do. I thought Dad was going to work early.
- Me-Not 3 a.m. early!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!You know where the key is....and DO NOT DISTURB ME AGAIN UNLESS IT'S SOMETHING REAL BAD!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wow...another week has flown by. I have so much to be thankful for. I'm still praising God for saving my two sons. Sometimes I just catch myself grinning and thinking back to Tuesday night when Jesus passed our way. God is so good!
I've been thinking a lot about my passion......or lack thereof. I believe that our passion is an offspring of our character. And my character gets weak sometimes and the fire gets snuffed out. I pray for God to allow me to somehow, someway show His love daily. I want to replace my "I can'ts" to "I can."
Philippians 4:13 (New International Version)
"I can do everything through him who gives me strength."
And I make it so hard!?
Thank you Jesus for eternal life and unconditional love!
I want to leave with you a prayer that was in my devotional yesterday. It is a prayer that Dale Evans (wife of Roy Rogers) prayed. This may not be fitting for a Thankful Thursday post, but it caught my attention and I just wanted to share.
"Lord, thou knowest better than I know myself, that I'm growing older, and will someday be old. Keep me from getting too talkative; particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Deliver me from the need to try and straighten out everybody's affairs. Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details; give me wings to get to the point. I ask for grace to listen to the tales of others' pains; but seal my lips when it comes to my own aches and pains, for they are increasing and my love of rehearsing them gets sweeter as the years go by. I ask not for improved memory, but for a growing humility and less cocksureness, especially when my memory seems to clash with the memory of others. Teach me that occasionally I may be mistaken. Keep me reasonably sweet. I don't necessarily want to be a saint -some of them are so hard to live with. But a sour old woman ( or man) is one of the crowning works of the devil. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it; but Thou knowest Lord, I want a few friends at the end. So give me, I pray, the ability to see blessings in unexpected trials and goodness in less-than-perfect people. And give me the grace to tell them so, in Christ's name, amen."
Let this be my prayer too dear Lord.
Thanks to Iris for hosting Thankful Thursdays! Visit her when you can...she'll bless your heart!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
The ball field Monday night. As this beautiful full moon began to ascend in the sky over the field that night, all of us spectators were amazed at just how beautiful it was! This picture doesn't do it justice. What got my attention was the different observations each one had about the moon.
These were just some of them;
"Do you see the man in the moon?"
"Hey honey (me being asked this ?), how does that song go about the Blue Moon over Texas?"
"You mean Blue Moon of Kentucky."
"No, it's Texas."
"Someone is going to have a baby."
"Dogs are howling."
"This is the 4th full moon......ya know that means the brim are on bed."
Okay, the last one was something I just knew you girls would want to know. I can just see all of you now, getting your fishing poles and crickets and heading to the pond:) lol!!!!!!!! Hey, you would win a high five from your kids! I can hear them telling their friends, "my Mom knows when the brim on bed!"
If any of you happen to know the song about a Moon and Texas, will you please let me know? Hubby and L are convinced there is such a song, and need to know the title and artist. Plus, he could say, "I told you so to me!" :) lol!!!! The only Moon song I could think of was, "Blue Moon of Kentucky."
What we do for entertainment!
Have a good day!
Update on Mom:
She had a good check-up on Monday. Her transplant coordinator encouraged her to not give up, but it could take as much as a year to find her a match. Her antibodies are going to be hard to match.....but not impossible! They will change her port out in the near future...from her arm to her chest. She will have to do the IV the entire time she is waiting.
Thanks for your continued prayers. God is hearing and answering!
We love you all so much!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Looking for the future.....
Our pastor talked directly to them from Proverbs. Not only was it a good sermon for them, but a good reminder to us all. After the sermon, the invitation was given and son #2 tapped me on my shoulder and asked me to go with him. As I looked around I saw my older son heading towards the front too! They both joined the church and will be baptized the 2nd Sunday in June!! Oh how I look forward to that day!! My cup is still full and running over! I'm praying that more will be saved and baptized.
Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
This Thursday is a special edition of Thankful Thursday. I had to go ahead and post yesterday about my kids being saved....some things just can't wait!
So, I'll begin my Thankful list with:
1) Singing with my friend KT..."There are new names written down in glory, and it's J&J, oh yes it's J&J, with a white robed angel singing glory, 2 sinners have come home" This is KT's yesterday's version of this song:)
2) God is still in the saving business!
3) God is still answering prayers!
4) Though undeserving, He still loves us!
5) I can call my family and friends in the middle of the night, and they still love me:)
6) I can call on my family and friends to pray...and they do!
7) God gives us the right words to say to a questioning child.
8) My Pastor and Church! Kids do listen!
10) Voices to Sing!
11) Beautiful Smiles!
12) This one is from Mom, "Thank God for His unexpected blessings!"
13) Another one from Mom, "God works in mysterious ways."
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thanks for hosting WFMW!
As we...yes Hubby helped me...... prepare these berries.....the tip was a success. And here it goes:
1) Drinking Straw
2) Freezer bags
1) Don't wash them. Wipe dirt...if needed.
2) Push straw from bottom of berry up through the stem. Tada!
3) You are now ready to put them in a freezer bag for future use!
Now for the bestest part:)
1) I fried up some frozen waffles this morning in a tid bit of olive oil;
2) Poured some warm syrup over them (2 that is);
3) Squirted some cool whip in a can on top of the syrup, that was on top of the waffles;
4) Throwed some strawberries on top of all of that;
5) Garnished with some walnuts!
I was going to show you a picture of that scrumptious breakfast we had this morning....but, I had it ate before I could take the pic. Sorry:) lol!!!!!!!!!!!!
Now, if you need some of these berries....Gilbert Strawberry Farm - Strawberries Hwy 40 East, Henagar, AL 35978. Phone: (256) 657-5581. Directions: Approx 1/4 mi. east of the Henagar red light on Hwy 40 E, Co Rd 134. Open: Mon-Sat, 7 am to until dusk. We pick April 20 to May then we open for U-Pick in June. Call for pricing.
Now go and get 'em while they are fresh!
Happy Day to you!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
It even tastes good!
Thursday, May 8, 2008
As we were leaving she thanked us for coming and expressed her love for us and the whole family and thanked us again for all the family does for her. She reminded Mom how good God had been to Mom by allowing her to feel as good as she does and to have come this far. But, what struck my heart string the most was what she said as we left, "It is no secret what God can do." Now what about that?...coming from a lady who lives in the past most of the time and cannot remember if she ate 2 mintues ago or not! I went away having been blessed!
Gravesite of my Pawpaw and Uncle.....We miss you! (Notice the boot-shaped head stone....Uncle loved horses.)
LR; (Me, Mom, Sister P and Sister C)
Last but certainly not least.....my friend T with my hubby! T's been after me about why she hasn't made the blog.....I had to wait until I got just the right picture.....and I finally did!! Love ya girl! btw.....if you happen to see T out somewhere and she calls you by a name that's not your name....just play along.... :) lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
CGBC Ladies Banquet
May 4th, 2008
A big thank you and hug goes out to Lori. She so graciously organized this event! And to all who helped her. There ain't nothing better than getting together with Godly women. We had great food and lots of wonderful new memories added to our hearts and minds. Lisa did an outstanding job with inspiring us to rise to whatever occasion life throws at us......just like Paul did! God can give us the strength to face the adversity of everyday occurrences, if we will only ask.
As the song goes..."You Can't Keep A Good Woman Down"....or that should have been the title...had a woman sang it:) lol!!!!!!!!!
Have a great week!
Sunday, May 4, 2008