Sunday, December 30, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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.
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Friday, November 23, 2007
Loser U goes down, victim to the Hawgs !!! That's what I'm talkin' about !
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
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
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
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. !
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I think it is very fitting that I am making Patty's 15 bean soup with Smoked Sausage !! LOL
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
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
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
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
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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
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
Saturday, October 6, 2007
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!
Look at this beautiful sight !!! I love it !
Friday, October 5, 2007
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 !
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
**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
Here are Lydia and Hannah showing off the bags they got to carry their song notebooks.
Friday, September 28, 2007
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
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
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
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Now time to cook it down; add a little salt and sugar to prepare for going in the jars.
Sunday, September 16, 2007
The dates for the upcoming Deeper Still events is posted there as well.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
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
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
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
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
We heard wonderful teaching from God's word this week-end and we certainly were challenged to go ....deeper still.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Well my Benadryl is kicking in so I will go for now and post more later.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
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
Monday, September 3, 2007
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.
Well enough about me...let me hear from you.
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 !