Small Town Living

The nice part about living in a small town: When you don't know what you're doing, someone else always does.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fhoto Friday




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Have a blessed weekend!
Carrie

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mom

Update:

Mom should be home by now. The test went fine. Of course they didn't tell her any details. Assuming everything is about the same. Thanks for all your prayers!




I'm such a good daughter. I had no clue Mom had a heart cath scheduled this morning. So, I'm calling her at home.....no answer. I call her cell and ask if she's ok, and she says, "yeah, for now, I'm still waiting." What? Waiting where? B'ham, you know I have a heart cath this morning. Uh...no;-) See, I really am a good daughter......not. How could I've forgotten? I'm telling you I've got waaaaay toooo much on my mind!

Please say a prayer for Mom today. Pray that it will go smoothly for her. She really dreads these things. At least her favorite doc is there and will do the procedure. She was excited about that.

I'll update later today, when I hear back from her.

Carrie

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Lord Keeps A Record

This song has become very special. A couple of weeks ago Mawmaw was singing this song to my Aunt Myra. Actually at that time, she nor any of us knew the song that Mawmaw was singing for her.

While visiting with Mawmaw Sunday, we asked her to sing the song again.

She did.

We cried.

Now I'll pass the hanky to you.

video

I'm so thankful for technology. I hope we can get better, longer videos of her singing. I just happened to have my cell phone and caught a tid bit of her. Something I will always treasure.

As a child she said for past time they sat around and sang anything from scared harp to made up, crack you up, crazy songs. You should hear some of the silly old songs. She would have herself and all of us laughing in know time with them songs. So, from a woman who has trouble remembering anything, and out of the blue just starts singing a song she learned from childhood, just amazes me. It blesses me!

Hear are the words to the song:

1.What a wonderful beautiful picture I have

of a place with out sorrow or fear

And I'm going to live in that city someday

For my days are all numbered down here

CHORUS

My Lord keeps a record

Of the moments I'm living down here

He knows all about me

all my troubles, my sorrows, my fears

I'm living each moment

through the mercies of God's loving grace

And some day he will call me

To that wonderful beautiful place

2.I will walk on the streets of that city of gold

I will bask in that heavenly light

And I'll look on the face of my Savior so dear

In that city that cometh no night

CHORUS

3.Now I want to be doing the will of my Lord

As I travel this weary some land

So I'll not be ashamed of my record up there

When I stand at the Saviors right hand

CHORUS

Carrie

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Touch Your People Once Again

I woke up singing this song:




Touch Your People Once Again

We need wisdom we need power
And true love for each other
We have had so many big but empty words
So we come before Your face
Asking for Your grace
Bring Your people to a state of kingdom life
Restore Your church again
Chorus:
Touch Your people once again
With Your precious holy hand, we pray
Let Your kingdom shine upon this earth
Through a living glorious church
Not for temporary deeds
But to restore authority and power
Let a mighty rushing wind blow in
Touch your people once again
Lord You see Your tired servants
And the broken wounded soldiers
Oh how much we need
Your precious healing hand
We need the power of the cross
As the only source for us
When we stand up facing final battle cry
Restore your church again
As a nation, community and school, with these words written on our hearts for true, genuine love for one another, there wouldn't be any room for bitterness, jealousy, prejudice, anger, false accusations, the list goes on and on. Which leads me to another song, "Jesus is Coming Soon." We've got to be ready. None of us like to be on the receiving end of any of the above named actions. I most certainly don't want to be harboring any of these feelings when He splits the eastern skies.
My prayer is that I will humbly be a servant to Him first, and then to my fellow man. Serving one another in love!
Love and prayers,
Carrie

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring has sprung....

In random order these events occurred this week.........



First and foremost the most wonderful event of the week........Mr. Hayden Tilley from Life is Good was saved Wednesday night. When his Mom, my dear friend, KT, called the next morning, needless to say, there were no words to explain the joy I felt in my heart. For those of you who know him, know his is the cutest, most wise, young man. He has a big heart and loves life. You can see that on his face each time he smiles! I'm so proud of him and I'm looking forward to Sunday!!!!!!! Leave him a comment today of encouragement of being a young convert!



Wow we've made it to day 79 on the daily Bible readings!! Give yourself a high five;-) I'm current now:) This week I've had to play some catch up....because as you all know...life happens and I'm just trying to keep up....which causes me to play catch up on everything from reading my daily Bible readings to folding the mountain of clothes piled in the...I would love to say laundry room, but that wouldn't be the truth....the couch would be more truthful. Am I the only one who dumps them on the couch? I figured if they can't sit on the couch for the clothes they might fold them. Advice....it doesn't work:) lol!



Sorry about the derail there.....



back to the daily Bible readings......sorry for all the .......



I'm loving the, "if you's, then you will's." Easy for me to say, sitting here not having to eat manna and offering the right animal, celebrate the right feast at the right time, etc. God's Word plainly states that if we obey the Lord, then life will much easier. He doesn't promise us a bed of roses. Trials will come, that's when we dig a little deeper in the storehouse of love. Don't disobey the Lord and take the broad road; narrow leads to the gate. We can be a successful prosperous Christian! The world doesn't teach that. Don't be deceived!



Among all the regular ball stuff and duties of being a Mom, I managed to have my singing buddies over for practice and food.





And a little fun!



For my, what is proving to be, weekly Friday post, that's a wrap! Until next time....hoping you got a little more spring in your step today!

Carrie

Friday, March 13, 2009

God's love

I almost rear ended a cop this morning, which almost started a chain reaction according to the various vehicles trying to dodge me and said cop. Then it dawned on me....it's Friday the 13th. I'm not superstitious. Just saying.

Now for what I really had on my mind.

In the daily Bible readings this morning some scripture really spoke to me. It's where Moses was speaking to the people of Israel. Moses recapped the last 40 years of wondering in the wilderness. He brought back to their remembrance just what all God had done for them. Ahh Haaa moment! I tend to want to sit back and judge the Israelites harshly for their disobedience and hard headiness, but my goodness could I, would I, have done any differently? I don't think so....hope so...but still...nay. I'm a fleshly, sinful creature and I tend to wander around in my own wilderness trying to find my way, and not His way.

Deuteronomy 4:39-40 NLT says, "So remember this and keep it firmly in mind: The Lord is God both in heaven and on earth, and there is no other. If you obey all the decrees and commands I am giving you today, all will be well with you and your children. I am giving you these instructions so you will enjoy a long life in the land the Lord your God is giving you for all time."

All this because He loved them.

He loves me.

Really that is all we need to know. Jesus shed His blood for me and you. There is no greater love than that!

I'm encouraged today to follow His instructions. I want my children and their children's, children to know Him. I think of my Mawmaw today. Everyday seems to bring her weaker. Only God knows how much longer we will have her. It saddens me to think of this world without her. She has followed God her whole life and made sure her family knew of her eternal inheritance.

Love and prayers,
Carrie



Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A calendar full of baseball and prayers

That's what I'm looking at, and will be looking at for some time now. A calendar full of practices and games, among all the other life happenings around here. Baseball has begun. I love it! Really I do. I really, really do. Who am I trying to convince-me or you? lol!!!!



Really, I do like the sport. I enjoy watching my boys play. It's the longevity of it. February until August is a bit much if you ask me. And nobody does. Just saying:-)



Flip side.



With all the technology and other things that capture our youths attention, a little or lot of outdoor activity can't be a bad thing. It seems like everyday I hear of kids being overwhelmed with peer pressure and succumbing to it. As my boys are reaching the ages where a little more freedom is extended to them, I pray even harder for them. I've never been one to say, "my kid would never do that." All I can do is hope and pray that they will withstand satan's attempts to steal their youth. My heart is heavy tonight. Will you please join me in praying for them every night through the month of March? Not that they don't need our prayers everyday for the rest of their lives, but if we could really focus on them this month. God's Word promises that He hears the cries of His people. Just pause at bedtime each night and seek God's face on behalf of our youth. Let's pray a hedge around them!



I would love to hear from you. Leave a comment of encouragement for the youth. And remember to pray.



Carrie



Monday, March 2, 2009

A day in the life of boys......

There's nothing like settling in for the, might I say, very frigid night, in my favorite PJ's enjoying a lifetime movie premiere, except for when it is interrupted with son #2 coming in to say, "Mom, I think brother is hurt." Me, "really, well, he'll be alright." Son, "no, I think you really need to come and see." Me, "Okay, but y'all better not be pulling my leg."

Uh...no.....he wasn't joking. Son #1 was laid out on the floor with blood oozing from his head. After evaluating the status of said laceration, it was deemed necessary for a little visit to the ER.

A couple of staples later, we're back home. It's after 1 am, and all is well, again. Thank the Lord it was any worse.

Do you think the next time I yell and tell them to settle down or someone will get hurt, they will listen? lol!!! Not a chance!

Carrie