Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
So I've been praying all night and morning on what to post. Thankful seemed almost a given being that it was Thanksgiving. I really wanted to come up with something eloquant or mystical...but God insisted I go with Thankful. I believe this is one of God's favorite holidays. He wants us all to be thankful for all He provides. So make sure you invite Him to your table today!
Thank Him for all your blessings- Let Him know you love Him.
So what am I Thankful for? Where do I start? I guess at the beginning...
I am thankful I was born
I am thankful for Jesus
I am thankful for the air I breathe
I am thankful for my heart... for it loves and feels love
I am thankful for my mind, so I can learn
I am thankful for my legs, so I can walk
I am thankful for my arms, so I can hug
I am thankful for my hands, so I can feel and touch
I am thankful for my eyes, so I can see
I am thankful for my ears, so I can hear
I am thankful for my nose, so I can smell
I am thankful for my behind, so I can rest
I am thankful for my tounge, so I can taste
I am thankful for my knees, so I can kneel
I am thankful for my children
Iam thankful for my husband
I am thankful for my family
I am thankful for my pets
I am thankful for all animals...yes even snakes I guess
I am thankful for all my friends
I am thankful for people
I am thankful for nature, because it is beautiful & brings me joy
I am thankful for water, so I can quench my thirst and bath
I am thankful for the sun, for it warms me and brightens my day
I am thankful for the rain, the wind, the dew, the frost, the seasons, the moon, the clouds...etc. etc. etc.etc.etc.etc...................I would go on but I don't know when I'd be able to stop.
It's funny because when you start to make the list all FREE things, Gods Gifts, if you will, that you can not buy come to mind first. We have all we need, we have all we could ever want- Be Grateful!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
The older I get the more I am thankful for my family. I realize how important they are in my life. They know all about me and like me anyways.
We are not perfect...but we have perfect moments. We are not all the same...but we respect our differences. We don't always agree...but we try to understand. We sometimes cry...but more often we laugh. We always like...but more importantly we always love. I am grateful for all my family members! Thanks to you all- I Love You! (those pictured and those not)
Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family:Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
He was like the cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
Through pride we are ever deceiving ourselves. But deep down below the surface of the average conscience a still, small voice says to us, 'Something is out of tune.'
Monday, November 24, 2008
1. Amends or reparation made for an injury or wrong; expiation.
a. Reconciliation or an instance of reconciliation between God and humans.
b. Atonement Christianity The reconciliation of God and humans brought about by the redemptive life and death of Jesus.
3. Obsolete Reconciliation; concord.
We were all meant to walk through storms. There is so much more waiting for us on the other side of those storms. We feel safe just looking at the storms and waiting for them to pass- but they never will. Life is not meant to be safe- the storms are ours and they are meant for us. For it is only in our mistakes, our errors, and our faults that we grow and truly live. Sometimes the hardest part of the journey is believing you are worthy of the trip. Have trust that God will hold your hand throughout it. Get to the other side of the storm and feel the freedom.
No one ever has been lost to the storm- just Lost In It! You don't have to fight the storm, just quit feeding it- stop giving it power over you. No one ever wants to go back once they have made it through- I promise you that. Once you've made it you will find Atonement.
Atonement! It's a chance to fix the unfixable and start all over again. It begins when you forgive yourself for all you've done wrong, and forgive others for all they've done to you. Your mistakes aren't mistakes anymore, they're just things that make you stronger. Atonement is a great redeeming and equalizing force that leads to the fulfillment of all things: every hug you've longed for, every vacation, baseball game or walk in the snow you've missed. Everyone you've loved and lost. Atonement is "Heaven on Earth." It is not Heaven however, Heaven is Better! - some of these words were inspired by Glenn Becks book-"The Christmas Sweater"
Let Go Of All That Is Holding You Back- Let Go & Let God...
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Worry is a darkroom where negatives are developed!
Worry weighs a person down; an encouraging word cheers a person up.
Don't even go there- it is hard to stay out of...but Keep Out of that negative place and don't let worry steal any more moments from your life!
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
A few years ago a health study determined there are 3 main reasons people can't cope in life:
They live in the past.
They have a low self-esteem.
They can't laugh at themselves.
In fact, the study indicated that we need approximately 12 laughs a day to stay healthy!
Remember, we need laughter sometimes more than food. ~Anna Fellows Johnston
The most wasted of all days is one without laughter. ~e.e. cummings
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people. ~Victor Borge
Laughter is an instant vacation. ~Milton Berle
I came across this joke and thought it was really funny! It reminded me of something I would have said as a child! Seems I always encountered people like this teacher... Ouch!
A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales. The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though a whale is a very large mammal, its throat is very small. The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale. The teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human, it was impossible. The little girl said, “When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah”.The teacher asked, “What if Jonah went to hell?”The little girl replied, “Then you ask him!”
Just Laugh!- Innocence is so adorable!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
"Every morning your account will be credited with $86,400. You can carry no balance from day to day. Every evening your account will be canceled, and whatever money you have failed to use during the day will be returned to the bank."
What would you do? Why, you'd draw out every cent of the $86,400 each day and spend it, save it, or invest it. Before long, you could be a wealthy person, indeed!
Actually, you have a bank account with a similar policy. It is called time. Every morning, you are given the prospect of 86, 400 seconds. At the close of that twenty-four-hour period, the moments you have failed to withdraw and invest into a good purpose are ruled off your ledger. Time carries no balance from day to day. It allows no overdrafts. Each day a new account is opened to you. If you fail to withdraw and use the day's deposit, it's your loss.
Those who truly love life use time to the maximum. Make your days count rather than counting your days!
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Consider the progression of comments:
A child of five who has just completed a puzzle: Daddy, Daddy, I can do anything!
A twenty-one-year-old: Just ask me anything!
A forty-year-old -man: If it's in my line, I can tell you because I know my business
like an open book.
A man of fifty: The field of human knowledge is so vast that even a specialist can
hardly know all of it.
A man of seventy: I've lived a good many years, and I've come to realize that what I
know is little and what I don't know is vast.
A man of ninety: I really don't know much, and I can't recall even more.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Throw your faith over your difficulty, Throw your spiritual essence in you over the bar and your material self will follow in the victory groove thus pioneered by your faith inspired mind!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Aubrey (The Cowgirl) & Hayden (his other costume) ready for Halloween!
We Made Yummy Carmel Apples
The kiddos making the Carmel Apples
Me carving my pumpkin- I've never missed a year that I can remember!
Aubrey carving her pumpkin!
My new "redneck" look! Just jokin- the hat was a free gift from the Jeep Festival!
Weekend project! Re-landscaping our front planter!
(The Lady in Red...) Aubrey and friends before "Homecoming Dance"
Lookin Good for the Homecoming!
It's "Paris Ericka" shopping at our new Kohl's!
Grandma gotta Harley!
Aubrey & Grandma at Orlando Airport/ Mall