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.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Drum Roll.....

I apologize for being late with the winner announcement of the new Selah CD. Life has been sigh.

So without further ado....let me introduce the winner..........Deedra! This CD is awesome and I prayed that God would pick the one that He wanted to have this. Enjoy Deedra!!

Changing gears just a bit....

Just for the record......Hornets are, "TEAM OF THE WEEK!" I've never cried at a football game before, but this much needed win, made my eyes sweat just a wee bit and my vocal chords got such a workout they are currently on strike. All worth it!! I'm so proud of the boys and coaches! They have really worked hard this summer and they deserve it!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Happy Birthday and Anniversary!

Nineteen years ago today, I sobbed and nearly passed out on stage taking my wedding vows, on the same day Mom was celebrating her 46th birthday! We can't remember dates, so we try to cram as many celebrations on one day as possible;-) As for the sobbing and passing out, I really wanted to get married, I'm just a little on the nervous side;-) I thank God everyday that Hubs didn't leave me that day at the alter, while looking at the bride of Frankenstein;) I can imagine the thoughts that was running through his mind while he was looking into my Tammy Faye eyes and holding my elbows to keep me from tipping over;-) Memories!!!

All pun aside, my heart is so full this morning. I received such a blessing on the ride into work this morning. If you haven't purchased the new Selah CD, You Deliver must! With each song, I took a stroll down memory lane from our dating years to the present. I saw hardships, sickness, death. Those valleys then turned to laughter, joy and love.

Through it all we had to depend upon His Word.

Through it all He was there.

Through it all we had each other.

Happy Anniversary Hubs! Looking forward to the rest of our lives together!

Happy Birthday Mom! A little bird told me you got a "card" for your birthday!! I might as well tell it, since Dad announced your age to the church Sunday;-) Way to go Dad!


P.S. I haven't done a give a way in a very long time. With it being Mom's birthday, I'll do what she loves to do...give. Leave her a Birthday wish and you will automatically be in the drawing for...yes....the new Selah CD! Winner will be announced Wednesday!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Anxious. That seems to be the norm lately. On every hand there is some crisis, be it health, jobs or family/children, I sense that overwhelming feeling. It's the kind that will make you physically sick. But God's Word tells us not to be anxious about anything. Philippians 4:6

How fitting, again, that God sends the right devotion(s) my way. In fact, 4 whole days were devoted to just this. I want to encourage myself and everyone who is facing an insurmountable task before them, or facing sickness for themselves or loved ones, carry these promises from God's Word in your hand, hearts and mind:

1. Be strong and courageous. Be not afraid or dismayed...for there is...with us...our God to help us. 2Ch 32:7-8 AMP
2. I will rescue you...declares the Lord; you will not be handed over to those you fear. Jer 39:17 NIV
3. Fear not..When you pass through the waters...they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned. Isa 43:1-2 NKJV
4. Be not afraid or dismayed...for the battle is not yours, but God's. 2Ch 20:15 AMP
5. In the world you have....distress and frustration; but...(take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted)...I have...(deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you) Jn 16:33 AMP
6. Our fears for today...worries about tomorrow...even the powers of hell...nothing in all creation will...separate us from the love of God. Ro 8:38-39 NLT

It's up to us how we handle our fears. Fear is a good thing. Fear should be a healthy respect that produces positive reactions/outcomes.

Praying for all those listed on the prayer request bulletin at church, and for others who were not.

A little update on Mom: she has a cold and will be in B'ham tomorrow for her monthly appointments at the transplant unit. So, we are believing this "cold" won't turn into anything more serious and all is well.

Love and prayers,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

You know you are old...continued

Does anybody recognize my mistake on Son #1's b-day cake?

Who do you feel sorrier or son #1?


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

You know you are old when.....

I've been hit by the organizing bug.

With baseball behind us, I feel the need to giving my closet an enema kinda purging. Free it of all unused items, and make it user friendly. Why after baseball you ask? When baseball season lingers on all summer long, the house goes to pot. Blogging gets tossed to the see the pattern;-) By the time it's over, I feel the need to wipe the slate clean, organize something and slap some paint on. This years project...our closet. I would show you the before, but it's too scary, so when it's finished, I'll post the after. The before....just picture a walk-in closet with the classic rod down each side, with 2x4 shelving. Not poking fun at the craftsmanship, it was the thing back 17 years ago. And has worked very well, I might add. You may ask...if it ain't broke, why fix it?

Two words.... closet maid!

I'm still an old-school kinda girl so when I saw this........

I had to order one. I found this one at $12 bucks! It will be perfect to hang handbags, ties, belts, scarves, etc. That way we will still have a touch of old school with the new.

I just had a funny thought. Hubby and I have had some senior moments here lately;-) So, we've been coming up with, "you know you are old when....." statements. For example, we went rafting over the weekend and was so sore the next day, we could barley walk. We were sitting at the table drinking coffee, me a watered, sweetened version of coffee, and hubby looks over at me and says, "you know you are old when you are sore from rafting and having to put fiber in your coffee." I add today, "you know you are old when you get all excited over a expandable coat rack and closet maid."