Friday, December 31, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
They both went to ER and were released about 6 hrs later they gave them both muscle relaxers and told them they would be sore in the morning. Josh said he felt alright but Steve's back was in alot of pain. Steve told Joey last night that just a few inches more and Josh could have really been hurt, so we are thanking the Lord today...
We take this family picture every year, it usually takes a couple tries with the timer and all of us looking straight ahead to get it right.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
He has finally laid down on the sofa, we have turned off all the light except the Christmas lights and he is watching the snow out the window. To him this is one of the greatest days ever. In all his 53 years he has not seen it snow like this ever on Christmas Day. ( I think we heard this probably 10 times today) Above is one of my favorite songs of the last year, even in the middle of summer I listened to it. It goes with the mood of 2010 CHRISTMAS
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
My hips are starting to feel brand new.
I'm going for a massage today
Hoping that all the pain will go away.
I dread getting in the traffic near the Mall
I just pray I don't miss my call
Because warm towels I need
I will be a new woman when I leave...
Some reason I feel the need to rhyme, maybe its because I saw The Grinch this week....
Friday, December 17, 2010
Not many things to tell,
For mind is a blank, for the first time I thank.
Maybe finally all is well.
My hip is out once again
Went to the therapist to put in back in.
Have me this wonder of a belt to wear
Looks pretty tacky on but I don't care.
So I will end my message now
And take my bow
Have a wonderful weekend
As I will try to be on the mend.
HA!HA!!!!!! trying to be funny
Monday, December 13, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
This is a verse I have up at my desk, I haven't read it in a few weeks, but I looked at it this morning and my hope is that I will have an open heart to light... to the truth of God. That I will see his glorius blessings that we all have. That as I get older that I won't settle, that I will strive to be more like him, and I won't think I can't be taught new things by him. I do want to see his new blessings each and every day.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
we think it is the Winter Season, even though it doesn't officially begin until Dec. 21. I love the fall season, the cool mornings the beautiful afternoons. The sky seems to be crisp and clear at night, you see so many more stars.
I am thankful for many things, last night at the ladies banquet I attended, I realized what an easy life I have. Sure we all have our times of hardship, but this lady endured 17 years of physical, emotional, and spiritual torture in dealing with a son who fell from a bunk bed and developed a blood clot the size of a baseball, that in turn led to brain surgery that left him violent and unproductive. We need to hear these stories to remind us that life is not as bad as we think sometimes. Helps us to put on our big girl panties and face the world. So thank you God for the life you have given me at this time.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
He loves the winter,the more snow the better, hates the summer. Wear cowboy boots has much as possible, hates sandals or crocs on men. Pretty much wears jeans year round. Loves to run with Audrey. Loves to hunt with Josh. Is a Jeff Gordon fan from the very beginning. Hates to shop, grocery or mall. Has become a great Dad, he said he felt intimidated by them at first, didn't know what to do, but who does?? He is a not one who shows physical attention in public, he is not really a hugger, but he is a what I call a patter. He pats your arm or your back when he talks to you. He loves sweets, pies, cakes, & homemade ice cream.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
He just had to have a sweet and salty nut bar after his meeting last night. That was his heart attack. However, at the time when your in a deep sleep and you don't hear movement in the other room after someone leaves the bed after announcing a heart attack you do wonder if they are all right. I didn't want to leave my warm bed and check, but I thought I would feel bad if something happened and I just laid there staying warm. I went to the den and there he was walking around the blanket over his head and around his shoulders , he didn't hear or see me come in, he jumped and said you about gave me a heart attack......HA!!!!!
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I though these were a pretty representation of the colors of fall
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Friday, October 15, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
So yesterday as I prayed, I still haven't been able to pray for this person to be blessed, but I am praying God will help me to feel that way someday.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free,
for his eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.
Let not your heart be troubled, His tender word I hear, And resting on his goodness, I lose my doubts and fears, Though by the path he leadeth, but one step I may see. His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me. His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watched me.
I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free, as for his eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.
Whenever I am tempted, whenever clouds arise.when songs give place to sighing when hope within me dies, I draw the closer to him, from care he sets me free, His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me. His eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.
I sing because I'm happy, I sing because I'm free,
for his eye is on the sparrow and I know he watches me.
I was reminded of this song last night, while reading this new book, I haven't sung this song in a long time. The book had written out all three verse and I remembered that I am free, so I can be happy. I know he watches me closer than he does the birds, I am his child. Like any good parent we keep a watch on our children. I might not always know the next step in life, I might sigh, I might have discouragement but I can still sing.....
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
maybe there isn't enough singing and to many announcements, but in saying all of this on the day to day I think alot of churches are doing their part, the reason many don't know it is working is because it is done at home, in quiet, away from the self glory, but done for the right reason, as the new testament church started. I think you will see a working, growing, healthy church when you look at the day to day contacts that are made, not just the Sunday morning routine.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Do you remember the cold...
Actually I like cold better than heat...
But I try to remember that as the Bible says there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.
A time to live and die, to plant and harvest, to kill and heal,a time to tear down and build, to cry and laugh, to mourn and dance, a time to scatter and gather, to embrace and refrain, to search and to stop looking, a time to keep and time to rid ourselves, to tear apart and to mend, to talk and to be silent, a time to love and a time to hate, and time for war and time for peace. What season are you in and know that it is always changing....
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This is my niece (the blond one) and her wonderful friend Haley. Haley went with us last year to the beach.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
As I head for the beach this next week, I have two goals in mind. First to catch up on some much needed sleep. Second to get my mind clear and realize who's voice I should be listening to. As I was listening to this song, I realized that some of my problem right now is that I am listening to thoughts inside my own head. These thoughts have not been good ones. I know some of it has to do with me not getting enough sleep. When you don't sleep, your mind can get the best of you. I know others struggle with themselves, their personality, their make-up, why God makes us the way he does. Last night Joey said something very casually to me at dinner "just don't say anything, let them make the decisions" I began to cry (crazy, I know) I told him I wasn't making the decision I just told my sister I couldn't leave for the beach until after church. I am so struggling with who I am. I was reading a book on the life of C.S. Lewis his stepson wrote it, he said that Mr. Lewis once commented that people don't know how to be friends anymore. That people think that if you speak your peace and it is different than theirs then you can't be friends. He had a couple of friends that he argued with regularly, didn't see eye to eye on hardly anything, but still regarded them as friend. I guess this is my struggle, in the last week I have heard from friends and family alike, "you know how you are, you like to take charge of things", "I wouldn't say no to you I am afraid of you", " you just need to keep your D---- mouth shut and let me handle it"," you need to just not worry about it, its not your problem", you know you and her look alike she has gained weight too". So you see everyday somebody new has said one of these things to me, and last night when poor Joey said that to me, I lost it, mainly because I am so tired from not sleeping. I know God made me a smart, organized, intuitive, pure hearted, honest, hardworking, unselfish, caring person. I have just been listening to all these people in my head and not listening to the words of truth, like the song says. Take heart all you who struggle like me, whether people understand us , God made us and loves us and we need to except ourselves...
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I don't have to think, talk and examine what is happening. I just get to enjoy.... So if you find yourself frustrated with the world, with having to think, or with having to be kind. Take a moment to sit back and listen to some old up-beat Motown music and just relax...
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Friday, June 18, 2010
I am in charge of a church dinner next week after church, we decided to have it outside on our land where we are getting ready to start building our new church. I know its hot outside but years ago everyone always had "dinner on the grounds" we never thought about the heat, we just did it. ( I think we have become a little spoiled) I heard more complaints about us doing at noon, why not in the evening, what are we going to do, etc. It hit me right square between the eyes, and this is what I said the the ones complaining "don't come". They aren't helping with any of the activities, they will just show up, we are doing the cooking, setting up, cleaning up and all the before stuff. So it hit me why do I care what they think? I realized I don't care....what a freeing moment I had. I also was feeling a little guilty because I saw someone I haven't seen in a while and honestly have chosen not to seen them and I really didn't ask anything about them or their family, I just said Hi. Well my care giver mentality kicked in but my sister sat me down and said, when in the last 5 years have these people called to see how your doing and check on ya'll. Wow, another light bulb turned on, why am I worrying what they think?? So you see I have had alot of clarity this week, its kind of like this picture.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Cindy prepared a lovely "Olive Garden Style" salad, Garlic bread and the most delicious artichoke and tomato pasta.. Then for dessert we had chocolate cobbler and ice cream, I have never heard of chocolate cobbler but let me tell you it satisfies the chocolate crave like no other. She was even kind enough to send some home with Joey. Our dinner started at 6:30 and I arrived back home after midnight. I could not believe how the time flew by. Cindy, Kelley and I talked, laughed, talked and laughed some more. It is so great to have friends that you can share your disappointments, trials and triumphs with and know that they have your best interest at heart. All three of us have different lives, with different ups and downs but we can come together and know that God loves each of us where we are at......We all agreed that the older we get the less we know, we thought when we where younger we knew all about God and how he works, but as we have matured and have had some life experiences we have come to realize that the only thing that we really know is we have to depend on what the word says and not what others tell us, or what we thought we believed from when we were younger from our parents, but only God's black and white and red words. We are very helpless in this world and only he is truly in control.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Psalm 31 -
In you O God, I will be safe. Be my Rock
Be my strong wall surrounding me
Lead and Guide Me
Keep me out of traps that are before me
I will trust in you
I know you love me even when I am
sick, tired, worried, and anxious
You are protecting me from Satan
I'm tired O God, I am becoming weak and weary
Friends, Neighbors, Enemies, even family are sometimes against me
But you are my God
Let your face smile on me
Protect me from Shame, keep me from pride, show me your goodness
Place me in you shelter
When I have felt captive you have shown me your love
When I feel cut off from you, lonely needing mercy
I can be strong because I know you preserve the faithful
and I can have hope in you O Lord.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
And beautiful rivers, I had to put this one in because Joey is smiling, mainly because I had made fun of him and heights, he was glad to be close to the ground on this picture. I can't wait to see all of Josh and Abby's pictures, so we can see the difference from the seasons and time of year. God has beautiful creations everywhere, we just need to take the time to look......