Sunday, December 30, 2007

Hurry while there is still time!!

Check out this giveaway at Laced With Grace . It ends on Jan 1, 2008 so jump on over and enter.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Merry Christmas (A little late)

Ok I know it has been over a month since I last posted. Life has been crazy. I know everyone's life is crazy. So forgive my negligance and lets move on.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Our family did. Believe it or not there was not any stress on Christmas Day !! We (I) even had an enjoyable time at the inlaws. It could be because my Mother-In-Law is actually living in what was once my childhood home. Crazy I know but God's sense of humor as well. It was cool to go sit in the floor of the living room of the home I grew up in and have Christmas like I had so many times before.
On another note if you are reading this I would like to ask you to pray for my parents. They are both in their 80's (Pre-menapause baby here) and they are having to live apart right now. Dad is in a nursing home and Mom is in an assisted living facility. They have been married for 63 years and though the first many years were not always wonderful they are so much in love now it is crazy. Daddy cries for Mom when she is not there and when she is there he is fine and at peace. Please pray that God will work out His plan and tear down the plans of the enemy. Please pray for clarity of mind for my Mom and acceptance of tough decisions she needs to make. Thank you in advance for lifting my family up to the throne of God.
My kids had a great Christmas. I am so proud of my girls. My oldest who is 14 go a PG-13 movie as a gift from a cousin and she came to me quietly and said"Mom we have to take this movie back it is not something I need to watch". Praise God and Hallelujah ! My girl has the mind of Christ ! My 11 year old also got a movie from the same cousin that she knows I do not approve of and she returned it as well. I thank God for my girls that He has blessed me with. Luckily my 8 year did not have to make any hard decisions regarding returning stuff.
Anyway enough for now. Again I hope everyone had a Blessed Christmas and will have a Wonderful New Year and if you need a new beginning what better time to start than Jan. 1, 2008.

Happy New Year



Saturday, November 24, 2007


I can't believe it's over ! We finally won after 4 overtimes ! Tennessee 52, Kentucky 50 !!
Now it's off to the SEC Championship game ! Go Vols beat LSU !!!!!

Friday, November 23, 2007

I Never Thought I Would Say This But ...Souieeeeeeeeee

Since I am a Vol Fan I'm not sure if I spelled Souie right or not. Anyhow, was that game breathtaking or what !!! And while I'm at it does anybody know who the "Head Coach" of LSU is ? And who gets to call timeout anyway ? LOL If you saw the game you will know what I mean.
Loser U goes down, victim to the Hawgs !!! That's what I'm talkin' about !

Christmas Giveaways

Melissa over at An American in Canada is having a Christmas giveaway. It has lots of cute and tasty goodies ! The contest will end Nov. 30th so go here to enter. Good Luck !

I came across a cool contest on Mark Houston Recovery blog. There are some great articles about Rehab. If you or someone you know can benefit from this blog please check it out. Now back to the contest- He is giving away $25 cash payable thru paypal. So go here to enter.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving !!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving. We will be having Thanksgiving with my BFF Patty and her family. Count your blessings today !
I have been kind of down lately but God has truly blessed my family and I am thankful for that.
Have a wonderful day and don't eat too much ! LOL
Oh and good luck to all you crazy people (like me, Patty, Georgia and Holli) who will be out tomorrow morning at 3 am !!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Because God said......

Hebrews 13:5 says " Never will I leave you, Never will I forsake you." That is the Word God gave me today because frankly I was beginning to wonder. In finishing my day 1 week 2 homework in A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place, God shouted these words to me. I am weak, worn and weary right now. However I take responsibility for part of that because I have not been feasting on His Word like I need to.
The last 2 paragraphs of my homework were saying: How fitting that the same Light that gave security and clarity to the Hebrew people shed calamity and confusion on their enemy. Our God reserves the right to reveal Himself majestically and victoriously only to those who have allowed Him to remove the veil from their eyes. Those who refuse to see are hopelessly blinded to God's awesome and apparent activity.
What enemy are you battling today ? First, invite God to come between you and your enemy. Second, invite Him to open "the eyes of your heart" so that you will recognize Him at work (Eph 11:18). Third, count on Jesus; He never fails. -Beth Moore
Thank you Beth for being obedient and speaking God's heart. My prayer is that I will allow God to remove the veil from my eyes. I want to do the work of the LORD not the work of the enemy. God knows what enemy I am battling today and he knows the plans of that enemy. Frankly the battle is wearing me down and I don't know which way to turn right now. I am being still but the enemy is carrying off the King's riches, or so it seems. I'll wait upon the LORD because I do not want to be out of His will but it ain't easy waiting !

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Wanna Win $100 to the Apple Store

I found an awesome blog giveaway over at Can't Get Rich . The contest is for a $100 credit to the Apple store ! What an awesome way to Christmas shop. I love guilt free shopping.
My daughter Holli would love it if I won this. She wants a video IPOD so bad ! Of course don't we all ! LOL
If you would like to enter just get on over here before Dec. 1st and enter for a chance to win. There has to be 20 entries or there will not be a contest so spread the word. !

Will Miracles Never Cease !

Well last week we had a pig roast. This week we just "squeaked by "! Thank God for missed field goals in the last 36 seconds of the game ! We will take it. 25-24 the Vols just barely pulled this one out !!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Can somebody say PIG Roast !!!

That's right we (the Vols) beat Arkansas !! 34-13!!!! Go Vols ! I must say I was not very confident before the game but we did it !! Go Vols ! Rocky Top You'll always be home sweet home to me, good ole Rocky Top, Rocky Top Tennesseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
I think it is very fitting that I am making Patty's 15 bean soup with Smoked Sausage !! LOL

Monday, November 5, 2007

And The Winner Is....

Kristie at Life with My X Men won the Franklin Graham Book. Kristie email me with your address this week and I will get it sent out to you. Congrats !!!
I hope you enjoyed your trip to Pigeon Forge; you were in my neck of the woods.



Thursday, November 1, 2007

Halloween Picture !

Well here it is folks ! Me as Beth Chapman, Jeff ( a fellow church member) as Dog the Bounty Hunter and my daughter Abigail as Dog's Son Leland ! We had a blast. If only we could have found a costume contest to have entered ! LOL
Our church hosted Trunk or Treat last night and we had 945 people to come through in 2 hours ! It was awesome. We love to offer this safe alternative for parents to bring their kids to get candy.
Well enjoy the pic and don't hurt yourself laughing !

Monday, October 29, 2007

Fall Ya'll Bloggy Giveaway

Hey girls I am taking part in the Fall Y'all bloggy giveaway. I am giving away Franklin Graham's autobiography Rebel with a Cause . In Franklin Graham's autobiography, you'll hear what it was like being Billy Graham's son, why he rebelled, and what turned him into a committed evangelist and Samaritan for the suffering people of the world.

IF you want to join in the fun go over to Shannon's for more great prizes. I will leave my giveaway open thru November 4 and will announce the winner on Monday the 5th. Just leave a comment to be entered.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Christmas Ornament Exchange

Kathleen over at The Open Window is hosting an ornament exchange. It sounds like fun ! If you are interested just go here to get all the details. Hurry it ends November 16 !

Monday, October 22, 2007

Another great giveaway

Kim over at Life In A Shoe is hosting an awesome giveaway. You can go to Vision Forum and put together a list of $150 in products and put that list on your blog. Then link back to Kim's blog. Go here for all the details. Oh I almost forgot, here is my list :
The Anti-Historical Revisionism Homeschool Kit
Virtuous Daughters Kit
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God
The Wise Woman's Guide to Blessing Her Husband's Vision
Raising Maidens of Virtue
Good Luck Girls !

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Update on the Hallooween Costume

Ok ladies (and any lurking gentlemen) here is an update on my hallooween costume. If you read my meme and the comments you know that I have been talking with Jennifer about dressing up like Dog the Bounty Hunter and Beth for hallooween. Well my husband will not agree to be Dog or Beth. Another guy at church asked me if it was ok if he dressed up like the Dog. I said sure. He had already found a costume online but had not ordered it yet. So I decided to be Beth instead of Dog. I set about today getting my costume together.
We had a church yard sale for VBS today and as we were packing up the leftovers I ran across a bag of Bras. So I looked inside and found a 48DDD, that's right a 48DDD! My head would fit in one side of it, now granted I have a small head but not that small ! So my question is do you think that is big enough ? After all Beth is one blessed woman ! LOL
The rest of my costume (right now) consists of a sleeveless top, a pair of turquoise leggings, pink flowered heels and a blonde wig. I still need fake eyelashes and I am thinking of making a different shirt. I don't like to spend a lot of money on costumes so I am open to any creative suggestions that you might have. I will do my best to post pictures post hallooween !
I almost forgot to tell you I will be sporting this outfit at our church trunk or treat that we host every year. Last year we had about 300 kids come through. It is an awesome outreach to the community. We may however have to offer counseling for any emotional damage that my costume does ! LOL I just hope I don't scar someone for life !

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I finally Won something !!!!!

First I want to say thank you to Gina and her son Caleb for picking me to win ! I won a giftcard to Starbucks (woo-hoo) and an Elisabeth Elliot book of my choice. I picked "Shadow of the Almighty". I will add this to my Fall into Reading challenge.
Ok now here is the funny part that some of you will understand and others of you will not. I am sorry I cannot go into detail about it for those of you who do not understand. Just trust me on this one and know that God has an incredible sense of humor. Ok here goes....Patty you are going to love this. The name of the blog I won this from is called Chats with an Old Lady . Now I love the blog and mean no harm or insult to Gina. And she is definitely not an "old lady". Her blog is full of wisdom and is based on Titus 2: 3-5. To give some semblance of explanation while protecting the guilty let's just say there have been some wonderful Titus 2 women in my life and there have been some that wouldn't know Titus 2 if it......well let's not go there. Anyway thanks again to Gina ! Have a blessed blogging day !

Friday, October 12, 2007

Word for Today

Psalm 30: 1-2, "I will exalt you, O LORD, for you lifted me out of the depths and did not let my enemies gloat over me. O LORD my God, I called to you for help and you healed me." (NIV)

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Meme about me

1. Four jobs I have had in my life: I worked in a furniture factory making dining room chairs; I worked in a Beauty salon doing hair and nails; I worked in a Beauty Supply as an office manager; I worked in a Home Health Agency entering Dr's orders in the computer.

2. Four movies I can watch over and over: The Sound of Music ( If you could hear me I am singing "The Hills are alive with the sound of muuuuuuuusic ah ah ah ah); You've Got Mail; Facing the Giants and Ms. Congeniality

3. Four shows I watch on TV: Dr. Phil; Reba (reruns); Survivor; Dog: The Bounty Hunter(singing: He's the Dog, the big bad dawg, the bounty hunter !)

4. Four places I have vacationed: Santa Rosa Beach, FL; Myrtle Beach; Bahamas; Singer Island, FL

5.Four of my favorite dishes: Fried Chicken with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and biscuits; Roast Beef with potatoes and carrots; Dried Beef Gravy; Kraut and Wienies

6.Four places I would rather be: Heaven; Destin, FL; In the audience at the Dr. Phil show; locked in a Godiva Chocolate store with all the chocolate I could eat !

7.Four bloggers I am tagging: George; Tabitha; Holli and Brooke

Monday, October 8, 2007

I Love Coupons !!

Everybody loves coupons right ? Well I am reminded of a story of last Christmas. As some of you know my BFF Patty and I and a couple of others loooooove to go out on Black Friday (the day after Thanksgiving) to shop. Last year we were out very early and I mean early. Well there was a certain Little People toy that my youngest daughter wanted and 1 store had it advertised. When we got to that store it was gone ! Oh NO! What was I going to do ! Well I ended up after much fretting going on the Fisher Price website and they had it at the same price !! Even better I got free shipping using a coupon code and then I got $10 off using another coupon code !! Woo-Hoo ! I got her what she wanted and more !
Now the reason I was reminded of this is that Everybody Loves Coupons is having a contest. Go here to get all the details and enter to win a Wii !

Sunday, October 7, 2007

That was a Great Story !

Tonight at church we observed the LORD's Supper. There is a little boy named Micah the ended up sitting with me. Let's just say Micah is a little rambunctious. He has recently moved me up on his list of favorite people. Anyway he is just 2 so he could not partake of the elements. I explained to him that he could when he was a bigger boy and he would understand about it then. He was a little frustrated at first but he was ok with it. Anyway after we observed the LORD's Supper we had a video presentation of scenes from The Passion of the Christ movie. I told Micah that there might be some pictures that would scare him and if he got scared he could hide his eyes. I attempted to shield his eyes a time or two but he was having none of that ! He sat real close to me and held my hand . I had my other arm wrapped around him in case he did want to hide his eyes. He watched intensely. He did not make a sound except to whisper occasionally "I'm not afraid". The slide show lasted about 5 minutes and as soon as it was over there was dead silence....that is except for Micah's little voice and he said "That was a great story !" How profound the words of a 2 year old can be. Praise you Jesus for the suffering you endured for us !

Saturday, October 6, 2007

It's Half time and we are winning !!! Update: We Won ! 35-14

09-03-2005 - TN Trip - Big T vs UAB
It's a great Vol day ! We are winning 28-0 !! I am in shock ! I almost feel sorry for the Georgia fans because I know how they feel !

We have seen a lot of the checkerboard endzone today !! Rocky Top you'll always be Home Sweet Home to Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. Good Ole Rocky Top ! Rocky Top Tennesseeeeeeee!

Neyland Stadium

Look at this beautiful sight !!! I love it !

Friday, October 5, 2007


My man is on his way home even as I type from a mission trip to Pass Christian, Mississippi. Woo-Hoo !!! My girls and I have worked our backsides off this week to clean and I mean really clean the house ! He loves a clean house and lets just say I lack in the desire to clean ! So with all the stress that has been in his life lately I decided and God motivated me to get this done this week. My girls have been great and they have worked so hard ! I am so proud of them.
Well he should be calling soon to say he is getting close, I better go dab some Pine Sol behind my ears !!! LOL Oh and Patty I already lit the "Clean Linen" candle !



Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

This is all I have to say at this moment

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11



**Update** about half an hour ago my girls and I were cleaning yes I said cleaning downstairs. We are getting rid of some clutter, which I might add will thrill my husband when he returns home from the mission trip he is on. Anyway back to my original thought..... I was throwing away some papers and right in the middle of them was a random index card. It had my husbands handwriting on it and here is what it said...Do Not Say, "I will repay evil;" Wait for the LORD, and He will save you. Proverbs 20:22
My response "Oh snap !" I heard the voice of the LORD and my Husband loud and clear and I will now shut up and some of you know about what !!! Now I will sit and wait for the LORD and He will save me! In the Mighty Name of JESUS!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Kids Choral Connection

Here are some pictures from our road trip. 1st we got our name "up in lights". Well everybody did for that matter !

Here are Lydia and Hannah showing off the bags they got to carry their song notebooks.

Here are Lydia and Hannah on Saturday with their Kid's Choral Connection T Shirts.
Lydia and Hannah got speaking parts ! They were so excited ! They made a CD and the girls wil be on the CD !
This is Mrs. Dora Ann. She was one of the music directors that worked with the kids. She did a great job.

This is Mr. Terry. This is a funny picture ! What he is showing the kids is how to make their words come out north and south and not east and west. He did a great job as well.
There were 411 total in attendance. The number of kids was probably about 350. The next 4 pictures are parts of the whole group.

This is Jingles the Clown. He was sooooo funny ! The kids really enjoyed him

Friday, September 28, 2007

Road Trip !

Today my friend Jennifer and I will be traveling to Columbia, TN for the TBC Choral Connection. We are taking our 2 daughters, Lydia and Hannah. Let me just tell you that they are both 100% girl, both middle children and both can be high maintenence ! YIKES ! They are soooooooo excited. They will be making a CD with kids from all over TN. It's going to be fun!
Please pray for us as we travel. A big shout out goes to those of you out there that helped provide for the trip.


Monday, September 24, 2007

Fall Into Reading 2007

Ok I know this is crazy but I have accepted the challenge to join the Fall Into Reading 2007. If you have some reading you need to catch up on and need a challenge to get it done go here to the Callapidder Days blog. This is a blog I stumbled across on the CWO blogroll.
Ok here is my list: Inside My Heart by Robin McGraw (yes Dr. Phil's Wife);
He's Been Faithful by Carol Cymbala (Jim's wife)
Prayer the Great Adventure by David Jeremiah (Donna's Husband) I had to keep the pattern going !! LOL
Ok I know it's only 3 books but for those of you who know me well you know that is a huge accomplishment. The goal is to get them read by the end of Fall. I'll try hope I can do it. I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Give Away Alert

5 Minutes for Mom is giving away this pink Dyson Vacuum available on at Target. So go here to enter to win

Fall is Here ! Fall is Here !

Autumn leaves lit by a late autumn sunrise

I love Fall ! It's my favorite time of the year ! All the creativity of God shows up in His creation ! It's Football Time !! Go Vols ! It's a great time to go on a hike in the mountains. It's cooler outside. It's all good !

Friday, September 21, 2007

Duke: Rest In Peace

Today is a sad day at the Miller house. We had to make the terrible decision to put our dog Duke down. He was 12 years old and not doing well at all. His hair was falling out on his back. He had arthritis very bad and cried when he had to scratch. He was also blind and had lost his hearing. He loved to visit our neighbors and eat their dogs food and leave a "tithe" of it in front of their carport door. They just didn't appreciate the generosity of the Preacher's Dog. They insisted that we keep him chained up and we knew that was not a life that Duke would and could tolerate at his age. So as a family we decided it would be best if we had him put to rest.
I went to work this morning and my husband had to come by on his way to take Duke. I went around to the passenger's side of the truck and Duke was just laying in the floor. He wasn't trying to get out or even get up in the seat. He was just laying there. I think he knew and that he was ready. I bid him farewell and told him to tell Topper (Patty's deceased dog) and Sinatra(our deceased cat) hello.
We will miss Duke but our family believes that we will see him again in heaven someday !
Duke (originally of York Street; Bulls Gap, TN) March 1995-Sept. 21, 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ok I tried the signature thing

Yesterday I went on the mailgirls blog. She had a cool signature and she gave the address to get one on my own. So here it is.....

P.S Check out the bottom of the blog for the Deeper Still Nashville Commissioning.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Tomatoes, Tomatoes Everywhere

Here is how I spent my morning and most of my afternoon yesterday. I had 10 boxes of Yellow tomatoes to start with. I was blessed by a friend that had more than she needed. I love when God provides. He really meant that exceedingly abundantly thing ! I had so many that I was able to share with church folks as well.

From the box to the sink to get washed before getting squashed !
Now to the tomato squasher. This part took a while but it is easer than what I used to have. All I have to do with this is quarter the tomatoes and turn the handle. It seperates the juice and pulp from the seeds and skins.

Now time to cook it down; add a little salt and sugar to prepare for going in the jars.
The finished product. I still have several to go but I had an interruption in the afternoon and I didn't get to finish yet. I can't wait to use some of these to make spaghetti sauce and white chili ! I love Fall !

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Deeper Still Recap

I would like to echo my friend Patty in saying the best place to read about the Deeper Still Conference is the Deeper Still Blog. Michelle Hicks did a great job of taking notes and posted and is still posting on each session. I encourage you to follow this link and go read about the conference. You will feel as if you were there.
The dates for the upcoming Deeper Still events is posted there as well.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Wonderful Merciful Savior

I had this song on my heart this morning. I pray it will speak to you as well.

Morning Devotion

This morning I woke up early and spent some time reflecting on this past weekend at the Deeper Still conference. I read back over my notes and then opened the word. I also read a daily devotion that I get via email.
The devotion that I read started out with Psalm 112:1. It is a wonderful verse that says:
"Praise the LORD! Happy are those who fear the LORD. Yes, happy are those who delight in doing what He commands. (NLT)
It is a wonderful verse and as I read it I said Amen. Then I continued on with the next verse:
"Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed." (Psalm 112: 2)
This verse too is a wonderful verse. Now put the 2 together and you get the Big picture. What the Word is saying is that our children are dependant on our obedience. We have the responsibility as parents to fear the LORD and delight in doing what He commands ! If we do then our children will be successful everywhere, not just our children but an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.....because of our obedience! YIKES !
That is responsibility! Our obedience to God or disobedience determines what legacy we leave for our children. I challenge all parents today to make a conscious effort to delight in the LORD and follow His commands. Our children ( & grandchildren) are depending on it.



Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Why we Fight 2 inspired by

I know we don't pray to humans but hearing this little girl say the things to her Father that was killed on 9/11 that she can't say to him in person made me realize how many children lost so much on that day.
This morning on Regis and Kelly they showed a picture of a little girl who never met her Father because she was in her Mother's womb on 9/11.
Please remember these precious families today and pray that they will feel an extra special touch from their Heavenly Father God.


Monday, September 10, 2007

When you pass through the waters

This morning I read a story about a Mom who was at the beach with her family. Her small son found a tiny little sea shell. He proudly brought it to his Mommy and asked her to hold it for him. It was so small that she held it between 2 fingers to keep it safe. As she was relaxing on the beach she was suddenly drenched by a huge wave ! Her first thoughts were of her son's shell....had it been lost in the water, had it been destroyed, crushed by her fingers ? She pulled her 2 fingers apart and there it was safe. Her son called to her inquiring about his shell. She assured him that it was just fine.
As I read this a passage in Isaiah came to mind. I was reminded of the verses in Chapter 43:1b-3a "Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fine, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, you God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
God did not promise that life would be easy but He did promise to walk through the trials with us. Take heart and remember you have a Redeemer and He loves you !



Sunday, September 9, 2007

Time to head home

We went to church with Dori this morning and it was such a powerful service. We celebrated the Lord's supper. After we finished they played a video from the Passion of Christ and it was awesome. If you have never seen that movie, it is a must see. It took us through His beating (by His stripes we are healed), His Crucifixion (by His death on the cross we are saved if we believe in Him) and then to His ultimate Resurrection(Praise you God for your Mighty Power) ! Then we sang Jesus Paid it All. Then a hush fell over the whole place. You could feel the presence of God in that place.
This precious church just lost a young member to cancer. Today they will lay him to rest and celebrate his life here on this earth. Please remember his precious wife and 3 year old child as they grieve the loss of their beloved Husband and Daddy. God please hold the close in your arms today and in the days to come. They can rejoice however in the fact that they know he is whole in the presence of God today. Praise you Father !
Well I smell Dori's wonderful roast so I think it is lunch time !! More on the conference to come!


Saturday, September 8, 2007

Deeper Still

Well the conference is over and we are back at Dori's house chillin'. Today was wonderful. Beth spoke first this morning and then Kay spoke after lunch. 1st thing this morning Travis got up with the Praise Team and started to sing "Shackles" . They started twice and Travis stopped and said wait a minute something is missing and you guessed it ....Mandisa. She came up on stage and sang with all her heart ! It was great. After "Shackles" she sang a few songs from her new CD.
We heard wonderful teaching from God's word this week-end and we certainly were challenged to go ....deeper still.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Wish you were here

We have arrived in NashVegas(Nashville) for the Deeper Still conference. Priscilla spoke tonight and it was wonderful. I promise to post more details when I get home. I did want to just ask for prayer tonight because while we were sitting at the Master's feet the enemy was outside stealing gas out of my van ! That's right girls , he seeks to kill, steal and destroy. He almost stole my joy from tonight but I am determined that he is not going to get me discouraged. As we go tomorrow just pray for protection from the enemies schemes. He is already defeated and he is just mad so obviously he has to pull a stunt !
Well my Benadryl is kicking in so I will go for now and post more later.

Be blessed,


Thursday, September 6, 2007

Snow Day in September !

That's right I said snow day ! We are normally scheduled to have homeschool co-op on Thursdays but today it is cancelled ! Yay ! Oh I mean booooooo !
We had a sweet lady in our church to go home to meet the LORD and we are having a meal for her family today at the church after the graveside services so we had to cancel co-op. I must say I have heard from several of the co-op members who have been very gracious and express sympathy for the family and thanks to the church for being able to use the facilities.
I know that this sweet ladies death is sad for the family but she was ready to meet her LORD. She faced surgery knowing that she had a 50/50 chance and she said "If I make it and the surgery is a success then great. If I don't then I am ready to go to my home in heaven." So God said "Come on home my child, come on home"
As for co-op, I think several of the Mom's (including myself) and a Dad or 2 were glad for the break. I called a few of them myself and they said they could use a day off. I must say, so can I. I mean I have to get my clothes that I am taking to the Deeper Still conference out and ready so if anything needs washed then my beloved husband can get it washed ! Yes I am spoiled!
I have to run some last minute errands and get my van emptied out of any "valuables" because my fave Greek Girl Georgia has offered to take the van and have it detailed for the trip! Thanks girl, you rock!
Well I will hush for now but I must say "Less that 24 hours until we hit the road for NashVegas for Deeper Still !!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

God wants us all - Sweetly Broken - Jeremy Riddle

I love this song. My daughter Holli first heard this at Crossings camp and introduced us to it.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Monday is here but Friday is coming !

I can't wait until Friday ! I know at my age I shouldn't be wanting to rush through weeks but this Friday is special for a lot of reasons. Reason # 1 my oldest daughter Holli is going to be 14. Ok for that reason I would not want to rush but there is more... Reason # 2 It is also my best friend Patty's birthday, she is not going to be 14. Here is the biggie..... Reason number 3....We (Me, Holli, Patty and Georgia, another friend) are going to Nashville(NashVegas as we like to call it) to Deeper Still. Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Travis Cottrell and Anthony Evans are going to be there. Beth is my favorite Bible teacher. I am so excited because this will be Holli's first women's conference.
Now I must admit that when I first heard about this conference I thought...How can I go to this conference and not break my baby's heart by missing her birthday? So you guessed it..I am taking her with me !! What better time to introduce her to a deeper walk with God than on her 14th birthday. She is already quiet the Godly girl. She is very particular about her clothes, the music she listens to and many other areas of her life. She wants to honor God in all she does and I am so proud of her and blessed by God to have a teenage daughter that actually talks to her Parents and loves her family and her LORD !
Anyway Monday is here but Friday is coming and I can't wait !!! I have already been thinking about where we will eat. Priorities you know. I actually went on the Chick Fil A website and there is a link where you can plan your trip and find all the Chick Fil A locations on your route.
Oh course that is just breakfast. Chicken Minis are the bomb! We are thinking Joe's Crab shack for Lunch/Dinner. We are calling it either Linner or Dunch because it will be a combo meal for us on Friday as we will be waiting for the doors to open at the conference early.
Patty & I are serving as encouragers at the event and we love to do that. We have the awesome privilege of praying with other women who are hurting and need prayer. We have done this at several other events and take this responsibility very seriously.
I can't wait to see what God has in store for us at the conference. Send us your word O God, it will not return to you void.



My name is Cecelia. I am happily married to my one true love George. We have been together 28 years total. The first 5 of those years were spent as school sweethearts and the next 23 have been spent in wedded bliss ! LOL We have 3 wonderful daughters, Holli who will be 14 on Friday, Lydia 11 and Abigail 8. For the last 4 years we have been a homeschool family. We are truly blessed that God called us to homeschool. We are animal crazy as we have 3 cats, 3 hamsters, a fish tank and a 12 year old Red Lab.
Well enough about me...let me hear from you.

I Can't Believe I'm Blogging !

I don't know why but God had lead me to start a blog. I like to visit other people's blogs and read them and I occasionally post but I don't consider myself a blogger. Lately however it has been on my mind a lot. I was just sitting with my laptop today surfing the web, reading other blogs and suddenly God gave me a name for the blog. The next thing I knew I was here writing this.
The name of the blog is based on I Samuel 7: 12. The verse reads: Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, " Thus far the LORD helped us." I love that verse because it is a reminder of God's promises that He will never leave us or forsake us and that He always has our best interests at heart. Sometimes we don't know what the outcome of situations in our lives is going to be but God does.
But God.... that is another line of mine. I have already used it several times in this post. You can take those 2 small words and apply them to anything you are going through. A situation can look hopeless with no way out but God..... He is our rescuer, our redeemer. Praise you LORD for your great love, your saving grace and most of all for your Son, the One and Only !