Monday, July 30, 2007

Count your blessing Monday

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Today I am counting as my blessing the capacity to dream.
Not sleepy dreams.
Grand, Huge daydreams.

Dreams of children growing in the love of our Father.

Dreams of a farm.

Dreams of Heaven.

Dreams of Friends and Family.

Dreams about life, and happiness. The Lord gave us the capacity to dream and the desire to grow and I thank Him for it.

Sunday, July 29, 2007


I know the world is more than sound bites. I know that sometimes wisdom comes from a thousand words and not from little snippets. However, here are some of my favor quotes.

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion. Avarice, ambition, revenge or gallantry would break the strongest cords of our Constitution as a whale goes through a net. Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for any other. John Adams(1735 - 1826)

Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order. John Adams

I must take care, on the one hand, never to despise, or be unthankful for, these earthly blessings, and on the other, never to mistake them for something else of which they are only a kind of a copy, or echo, or mirage. I must keep alive in myself the desire for my true country, which I shall not find till after death; I must never let it get snowed under or turned aside; I must make it the main object of life to press on to that other country and to help others to do the same." - C. S. Lewis

I have found a desire within myself that no experience in this world can satisfy; the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. C. S. Lewis

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing. C. S. Lewis

You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body. C. S. Lewis

A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word 'darkness' on the walls of his cell. C. S. Lewis

The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than you really are is that you very often succeed. C. S. Lewis

This year, or this month, or, more likely, this very day, we have failed to practise ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. C. S. Lewis

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. C.S. Lewis

Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.
C. S. Lewis

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C. S. Lewis

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. Aesop

We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them. Abigail Adams.

It isn't that they can't see the solution. It is that they can't see the problem.
G. K. Chesterton

To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
G. K. Chesterton

If there were no God, there would be no Atheists. G. K. Chesterton

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Join us at Kelli's place to Show and Tell your favorite things.

In one week we will be setting off for the beach. I must admit I am a little trepidatious, I'm not much of a world traveler. Honestly, it's a good thing I wasn't one of the pioneers or we would still be stuck on the east coast. LOL. But, the kids and my husband are excited so I'll go along for the ride (actually I'll be driving most of the way, I get terribly car sick when I just ride.)

Here is a picture of the room we will be staying in. You can't see the little kitchenette, we will be eating most of our meals in the room.

Here's the pool and the view of the Atlantic.

I'll be fine once we get there, and I am hoping that the change in climate will do my arthritis some good.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Thankful Thursday

I am a bit down this week. I'm not feeling well (tired, achy, and a little depressed) the kids are a bit too rowdy and well my giants are back.

However, I'm thankful that God is a conqueror of giants. If God be with us who can stand against us? Thank you Father, for loving the unlovable. Thank you, for being a Big God who can work in my life without any help from me. Thank you, for being there when I run to you, and when I don't. Thank you for loving this imperfect woman.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I would die for that

This song, well it made me cry and it made me feel very blessed at the same time.

I found it at and she found it at

Gabrielle and packing

In less than 10 days we will be setting off for a wonderful treat. We will be going on a family vacation. My husband and I, the kids and my parents are meeting on the beach in Florida.

Yesterday, the kids were getting a bit rowdy, so I told them to sit down and make a list of the things they wanted to take with us to Florida. Well my youngest daughter decided that she isn't much of a list maker, she is more of a doer, so she got out her suitcase and proceeded to pack it (for the 4th time). She packed her clothes very well, then she decided that clothes just wouldn't be enough, so she packed a box of Mac & Cheese. In case she got hungry. I laughed until I cried. She got angry, but I couldn't help myself.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Count your Blessings Monday - On a Tuesday

Today, my blessing is my husband. He says he loves me more than fishing. So he must love me alot.

Ain't he cute?
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Friday, July 20, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, an antique find. Your show and tell can be old or new. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!

Head on over to Kelli's place and join the fun!
Yesterday the old Taurus finally broke the camel's back so to speak. Every 6 months for the past 3 of the 6 years we have owned it we have had to do MAJOR repairs, so when my husband called me yesterday and told me that it would require another very costly repair which wouldn't even fix all that was wrong with it I was at the end of my rope. I asked him what he wanted to do. He said trade it in. Now I was dubious to say the least. I did not want a new car payment and I doubted very much that we would qualify for anything but an extremely high interest rate. But I bit my tongue and swallowed my pride and did the submission thing. (Why not follow my own advice right?) Well, the Lord blessed me for doing it. We got a very low APR 2.9% and after A-Plan (my dad works for Ford), trade and rebates we got close to $9,500 off the trucks price. The payments are still going to tax an already over-taxed budget, but they are manageable. Now we have a new Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew cab (we can all fit in the truck and we couldn't all fit in the Taurus). While the above is not an actual picture of it (it was very late when we got home and my husband drove it to work so I didn't have time to take a picture), it is the best I could do from the web. The truck is 2-toned Forest Green and Tan. My husband is happy, no more costly repairs, at least on the Taurus, and I did the submission thing which throughly please my husband.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Thankful Thursday

Today I'm thankful for. . .

1. The Lover of my Soul
2. The Rock of my Salvation
3. The Prince of Peace
4. The Avenger of the Saints
5. The Water of who quenches my soul
6. The Deliverer of the captives
7. The Wellspring of Wisdom
8. The Indescribable Master of eternity
9. The Incomparable Maker of the universe
10. The Beginning and End of all things

All this adds up to a Matchless God.

Laurel Wreath is guest hosting TT this week head on over

Monday, July 16, 2007

Count Your Blessing Monday

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I am blessed. . .

Silly as it may seem I'm blessed by indoor plumbing. No trips to the outhouse for this delicate flower.

Good Manners Monday

Today Home School begins after a brief break. We are going to be learning to set a proper table. Now this isn't going to be how we eat every night (since we don't have a dishwasher I really don't want to wash all these dishes), but I wanted to have them learn that Sunday nights and when we have company this is how the table should be set.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Show and Tell Friday

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Submitted for your approval, a silver tea service set. It isn't like tea sets I've usually seen, I'm honestly not sure exactly where it came from, I believe it used to belong to my Nana, but I'm not 100% sure of that. Anyway it looks wonderful in my newly painted kitchen. We replaced all the fixtures with brushed nickel and silver so this go very well with it.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thankful Thursday

  1. I'm thankful that someday Jesus is coming back to set up His kingdom.
  2. I'm thankful that we serve a God who wants a relationship with us.
  3. I'm thankful that the Bible is the literal word of God.
  4. I'm thankful that He pours His perfect Love into our imperfect hearts
  5. I'm thankful that the kitchen is finally painted.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The kitchen's done.

The kitchen is done. It took forever, and even though I say it's done there are still a few touches here and there that need to be accomplished. Like hanging pictures, and putting on a door pull here and there and a couple of drawers that need to be repaired, and a new floor would be fantastic, but as for the all out painting thing, I think it's finished. The colors don't show up very well in the photo, the top and cabinets are painted in a Behr paint called Popped Corn and the bottom is a color called Daredevil.

Yes that is a rooster hanging from the ceiling. I had Bunco here last night and I won 2nd prize, I wanted to win 4th prize. Fourth prize was the rooster wind dancer so the girl that won 4th traded with me.

The tablecloth is a JCPenny clearance item. I love a good sale and the table is so long that normal table clothes don't usually fit on it, 104', so I lucked out on it.

If you look closely on top of the refrigerator is Ugly Roosters brother. It seems a sales associate at the Hallmark store my mother works at dropped him and chipped his tail, so now I have a new Ugly Rooster.

Behind the curtain is my washer and dryer.

Monday, July 9, 2007

5 Random Questions Meme

Ok Lana G. over at has tagged me for a meme, so here goes

Her Random Questions were

Are you a morning person or an evening person?

I'm a morning person. My husband is an evening person.

If you had the chance to travel by boat, train AND plane on your next vacation, name the destination you would choose for each of these methods of transportation.

By boat I would go to Jamacia. By train I would go to Chattanoga, (you know Chattanoga choo, choo). By plane I would go to Paris I suppose. I'm really a homebody though. I really don't like to travel.

Other than Jesus, which biblical character would you like to meet and why?

Job. Sometimes I feel like we have a lot in common only he did a better job at it than I did.

Do you have any brothers and sisters and if so how many?

I had a younger brother. He passed away about 3 years ago from a dissecting aoertic anureism. I miss him a lot.

Do you prefer the beach or the mountains and why?

Again I'm a home body but I like both the mountains for the hiking and the beach for relaxing.

I tag anybody that wants to answer these five random questions. Just post the answers on your blog and I will post your link here.

  1. What is your favorite movie?
  2. What is your favorite line from your favorite movie.
  3. Who is your favorite female from the Bible and why?
  4. How long can you hold your breath?
  5. Paper or Plastic? Why?

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Monday, July 2, 2007

Still Painting

We are still at it, I can't wait to show you all pictures of my beautiful new kitchen. On another note, we had another miracle. Yesterday, when we got home my husband's car wouldn't go out of park, we were devastated. We spent the whole rest of the day, praying, and lamenting over what we would do since my van is parked and undrivable. Later in the evening my husband saw a neighbor who has the same make and model of car was pulling into her driveway. My husband walked over and asked her if she had ever had this problem. She said that she had and showed him how to fix it. Praise the Lord. The car is fixed, well at least it will go into drive. Thank you Jesus. Again for being the one who provides for all our needs.