For the Joy of The Lord is Your Strength!! Nehemiah 8:10

Friday, May 7, 2010


I can not believe it is May, 2010 already!! Where did this year go? I have not been a very good blogger and I need to be more dedicated to this. Alot has happened since my last blog. Easter, spring, birthdays and miracles. First and foremost Easter and Miracles!! God is a god of miracles and I am always reminded at Easter the true miracle of redeemption and thank God that he sent his son to pay a debt for me that he didnt even owe!!! But thats the kind of God we serve!!! Morgan, Mckenzie and Ryan all have had birthdays and we are glad and grateful for these special people!!!

Charlie got picked to go on a business trip to Las Vegas by the Carpenters Union!! He leaves later this month. He was honored and happy to be goin to school and conferences out there. He has never been to Vegas so he is looking forward to it. I am married to a very humble, smart and hard working man!! I think he needed this , to be picked 1 of 4, out of the whole south east to go because of his hard work!! We have had a rough couple of years financially but God is turning it around as always!!!

Ryan is getting ready to go on his mission trip, Panama City, Panama. Please be praying for him to be used of God and be obedient for what God tells him. Also be praying for him because he broke his left leg, small femur, last Wed. and will be in a boot cast for 6 wks. He goes on his mission trip in 5 weeks. But we serve a God of miracles and He spared his life so I know he will heal him enough to be able to go!!

I will try to do better on my blogs. Thanks for reading them and I pray you will be blessed by what God is doing!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beauty in all things!!

Hello my friends!! I finally was able to get back to blogging! As we all know we have had a beautiful snow filled winter here in Bama!! I agree the snow is beautiful and great to watch!! But after a few days of this I was about to get cabin fever!! Saturday morning as me and Paw were sitting in bed watching one of our favs on HGTV (Holmes on Homes), we heard a knock on the front door. As I answered there stood two little snow angels holding hand all bundled up, yes the grandbabies and their mom and dad had walked/rode a bike/ strolled over to see if Mimi and Paw wanted to play in the snow!! Of course we do, as we bundled up and went outside, the Lord showed me that through all my fussing about the snow and the cold, that I had overlooked the beauty that he created. First to be able to spend time and see the joy through a childs eyes that the snow is beautiful AND only happens here in the South every once in a while. To be able to see the joy of making snow angels for the first time, to making snowballs, sliding across icey mudholes, which by the way was Austins fav thing to do!! The joy of watching the birds devour the seed in my bird feeders. Watching the older kids, Jess, Micah, Ryan, Charlie & Me, having as much fun as the little guys. To see the look on Mckenzie and Samanthas face when they rode the sliegh (lid off of deer cooler) down the hill for the first time. Hearing Sam say that was sooo vewy scaaaarrrwwwyy mimi in her little two year old voice. To see the beauty and quiet of the snow before it is trambled by all. So as I sit and think about the weekend of cold and snow I have to say Thank you Lord for reminding me of beauty of all things you create. Thank you for a wonderful family to share it with.