Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Sing-Along

At such a time as this...with all that's going on in the world...I thought this would be a good pick for this week! Blessings!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Kick-off

Today, we will start getting for Thanksgiving Dinner. We are expected up to 15 guests. This year on the menu is:

Cream cheese with raspberry chipotle served with wheat thins
Relish Tray-carrots, celery, black and green olives, broccoli, and pickles
Dressing/corn and bread
Mashed potatoes
Sweet Potato casserole
Creamed Peas
Cranberry sauce
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Pumpkin Pie
Apple/cranberry pie
Chocolate cake
(someone is bring it)

I will make the cheesecake and sweet potato casserole today.

Tomorrow I will make the stuffings and pies.

Thursday I will...(all in the am)

do the rolls (usually I make them, but this year I bought the frozen ones that have to rise all day)

Start the turkeys (I have 2, 13 lbs)

Peel the potatoes

Make the vegetables

We'll eat around 4pm...My brother's request to be able to watch some football game before he arrives. I'll do the mashed potatoes and gravy last. Everything else will be in the oven staying warm. (well that's the plan) ;P
Today, is my friend, Marian's birthday. She won't see this...she doesn't use the computer much. But I have a story....the other day I called to see if her family was coming to my house for Thanksgiving...we had discussed it...and then said when's your birthday again? (knowing it was the same week as Thanksgiving, just couldn't remember exact date)
Her reply was the 25th whenever that is...

I got off the phone...

Belle asks, "Mom when's Sis. Marian's birthday, the 25th?"


"Mom the 25th is Sister Marian's birthday AND the day the milk expires!" if the two are related?!?! Yes, that kid is definitely related to her warpped father!!!!

Blessings until next time!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The day that Frosty died...

Sunday Sing-Along

I thought a song of thankfulness would be appropriate this week, with Thanksgiving and all. While looking for a song that we use to sing at church, I found this beautiful song, and was extremely blessed by it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

True Friend Award

My url friend, Rosemary, has blessed me again with an award....She is such a sweetie...I look forward to meeting someday irl...if not here, there. :D Thank you again, Rosemary. I am so blessed to know you via internet. I'm glad that I'm good for something. ;P

And this award couldn't have come on a better day...I would like to pass it on tom my irl friend that I met url first...Ms. Christy. Ms. Christy and I use to post on the same home school board and when I thought we were moving to our town, I asked on the board if anyone lived there. Ms. Christy raised her url hand. :P We've been friends ever since...the first time we talked she was so kind...she took time out from her day to listen to my long story of how we ended up there and all kinds of things...then she and her dh invited us to a ball game...What a blessing! If you know how much our family loves baseball, you'd understand how much of a blessing it was!

Ms. Christy and her family have been so helpful to our family since we moved here. She and her boys take care of our Scoutie boy often when we travel. Today, unexpectedly, she came by again...I was out of town, but didn't even call her to bug her and ask...I figured I was only going to gone about 30 hours...Scoutie will be fine. Ms. Christy knew I was gone, and though I didn't ask, she and her ds came by and took care of Scoutie anyhow. When I read her comment to me below, I started crying. She indeed is a true friend. I love you, Ms. Christy and family. Thank you so much for everything always!!! My family is truly blessed by you in more ways than you could ever imagine! Thank you again and again!!!

Where has the week gone? Momma told me there'd be days like this!

Goodness! It's been since Tuesday since I've posted anything! I's just been one of those weeks. Wednesday, I felt sluggish all day...kinda like this...

Then Thursday I spent the day helping dd finish up the paper trail on complaints to the college...did I share that? We are asking for our money back on two online courses. One she was dropped from because the instructor said she was a procastinator! Apparently, the instructor didn't get her assignments for whatever reason-we think it's computer issues on our end...and when dd contacted the instructor, after finding out she'd been dropped from the cash office...the day we finish paying off the $1300 in tuition-UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! The instructor told her she couldn't be accepted back into the class. sigh....

The other course is an online History class...and dd never could get the assignment to open. She tried to contact the instructor several times, and he never got back with her. She finally got a hold of the dept head about a week ago. His suggestion was to drop the course...well that's all fine and good, ummm but what about the money? Duh!!!

After filing the necessary complaints, getting all the documentation together, etc...we dropped the complaints off. Then I rush to the tax office near downtown-about an hour away from home. (30 minutes from where we were at) Mind you I had called to ask what were the necessary papers etc that I needed. This is to pay taxes on the new truck that dh got in SC...the one that the dealership (McKinney Dodge-so anyone from SC knows not to do business with them :P) told us they would take care of the tax, title, and license...and lied to make the sale...and then several weeks later called and told us because we don't have the proper SC insurance, blah, blah, blah (btw we have Farmer's Ins) we can't get the license, etc there.

The TX tax office had sent me a form saying they had all the necessary papers from the dealership had arrived and I needed to bring in proof of insurance and the money...I call to make sure the amount hadn't changed. The lady couldn't find the paperwork under my name. She couldn't find it under dh's name...she couldn't find it under the vin number...

why did you all send me tha paper work saying you had it? (just a thought...I never said it...) She transfer me to someone else, they had it and said the lady wasn't looking in the right spot. Do I need anything else? NO...

I rush down there. It's 4:35 pm...they close at 5:30...I got there by 5. I run in...I hand my papers to the receptionist...she asks, "Do you have your title?" "Um NO, You all suppose to have it." She looks the paperwork over again, "Oh I see!" (Oh well thank goodness you can!!! No, I didn't say it...) She gives me a number...I wait...

My number is called...I go to the necessary desk...weird office set up...numbers in flashing neon lights above each desk...hand the gal my paperwork. She has someone helping her...not sure if she's new or not...the gal preceeds to tell me after getting the necessary papers (the title, etc) that the title is signed dh OR my name...which according to what she the state of TX, we don't acknowledge the word OR...therefore your dh needs to be here too. Is he? "NO...why didn't you tell me this on the phone? The paper work is in mine name, and why does the form you sent me say that if he wants to be on it, he needs to come down here, not that he has to?" "I don't know ma'am. Someone was incorrect" "FINE, thank you" I leave....

Call dh when I get to the car with smoke fuming out of my ears!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dh says go back in and tell them (and I have no clue what he says, because I'm so mad) and I tell him NO, I've already left. He asks for their number, I tell him to look online...he calls me back a few minutes later. He spoke to a stupidervisor...according to the stupidvisor the other gal was wrong...that's the way it use to be....well it's 5:35...the office is closed and I'm stuck in rush hour traffic!!! again...NOT HAPPY!!!

On the way home, I'm trying to figure out what's for dinner...I've heard ds complain all afternoon about being hungry....I'm thinking...nothing is thawed, we have no leftovers...what are we going to have??? I know Pancakes, eggs, and bacon...but we're almost out of eggs and bacon...I'll pick some up on the way home at Super Target...

Guess what???? NOT so Super Target!!! I go get the stuff with the this time ds has officially driven me nuts and I tell him to stay in the van! We get some yummy ham steaks and some cinnamon rolls, eggs, and bacon. We check out...I buy some yummy help me feel better...we go out to the home....

I start dinner when I get there. I open the bag...where are the eggs? No eggs... "Belle, where are the eggs?" "In the bag" "no, no eggs in the bag...did the lady give us two bags?" "No"

Start to open the bacon...the bacon has a big cut in the front...oh why didn't I notice this when I was there???? Send dd to the local, high dollar store to get eggs and bacon...

Finally we eat and I can go to bed!

(btw...I did call Target...they said I could bring my receipt in and get my money back. I also spoke to the of the owners...he said he'd get back to me on Friday...guess what? He didn't...big surprise there...maybe he'll work something out and pay for the taxes afterall!? Prayer would be appreciated for that, and the refund for dd's online fiasco)

Blessings until next time!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ms. C~ A little gift from me to you!

Happy Birthday!!! Couldn't resist sending you a bag of dog least you know you're thought of (in a very special way) :P

Monday, November 17, 2008

will the person from Mattoon, IL please stand up?

So for the past couple days when I view my map of where people are from visiting my blog, I've noticed someone from Mattoon, IL been visiting me quite frequently. Well last night it dawned on me the map is confused. It's me...since when did I go to Mattoon, IL? Did dh take a job there and I didn't know about it?

Anyhow, it's weird, and I don't know why it's doing it...anyone have an explanation?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday Sing-Along

Not usually a big RAP fan, but I love Toby Mac! I think this is a great song. I love the way the kids in this video perform it!

Friday, November 14, 2008

a masterpiece of reduction...

Have you seen the new Price is Right with Drew Carey? I have to admit, I thought he would make a terrible host for this show, but the more I watch it (believe me, it isn't that often) the more I like him! He's a hoot!

Yesterday, Belle and I were watching it...she really enjoys this show...I did at that age too...maybe it's because she and Drew share the same birth date??? LOL...

Back to our regular programming...

As we were watching, it was during the bidding of a revolving bubble chair:

A revolving bubble chair???? OKAY....they describe it as being a masterpiece of reduction...Drew Carey kept asking the contestants, "How much would you like to bid on this masterpiece fo reduction?" and then would crack up did was pretty funny.
Today when asking Belle what the masterpiece of reduction was again...I was thinking it was a couch, (see how much I really watch?) she said it was a revolving bubble I googled to find the pic...I said, "How much was it on the show? Because it's $1699.99 online." Belle said, "That's because that's not the retail price, that's the rip off price!" LOL!!!
But the actually 'masterpiece of reduction' is from another company...
If you want to see the original clip... It's about 7 minutes into the show...
Weekend Blessings!

Influential People

For the past couple days I've been pondering about writing this post. I thought I would share some of the people/thoughts that have influenced my walk with the LORD. I thought you might be inspired or think about things and people that have influenced your walk too.

Pastor Hallam-our pastor in the Houston area for several years. When I look in his beautiful blue eyes, I truly see the love and compassion of JESUS, like no one I've ever met before. He absolutely practices what he preaches. One of the key things that he taught me...and this is funny, because actually, I wasn't even in the service. I was in the nursery the night he shared it and I got a copy of the service afterwards. We were going through a really rough time. DH was painting his parent's home in the country about 2 hours away. I was going to drive there after service. I listened to Pastor's teaching on the way. I listened to over and over and over again...
Pastor said, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing the WORD of GOD. Sometimes you have to hear yourself speak the WORD outloud so that you can hear it and it can get down into your spirit man." It made total sense to me...

Tiz Huch, Larry Huch's wife-One time I was at a Women's Conference at our church and Tiz Huch said, "Did you know in the average person's lifetime, they have the ability to influence approximately 10,000 people?" WOW! Now wouldn't it be nice it they were all good ones? ;P I like to say that to the grocery clerk when checking out. It often brings a smile to his/her face and has brought on some pretty interesting conversations.

Jesse DuPlantis-"Doubt the devil's doubt" I love this!!! Think about it...when we doubt his doubt, we are using faith!!!

Jerry Savelle-"When you've done all to do, STAND!" I've heard and done this one more than once! What does that mean? It means, when you've done all you can do in the natural and in the spiritual, wait on GOD! (Look at Ephesians 6:13) You've put on your armor, you've done what you can do to follow and obey, now STAND. (sometimes this one takes awhile to sink in) It was funny, because Bro. Jerry use to get on an outfit that represented the whole armor of GOD and he had arrows all stuck in his armor, but they didn't go through the was funny to look at...and always made people laugh.

Rachel Burchfield-I saw her speak at the same Women's Conference as Tiz Huch. She was sharing a story about how to give thanks in all things. She would be cleaning her kids/dh's muddy shoes and socks up for the umteenth time. She said she would gripe, and then one day the LORD convicted her and she started praising HIM. She would pick up the item, and then started singing and praising something like, "LORD thank you for my son's two healthy legs and feet" She really put things into perceptive. She had such a delightful disposition. Now if I can only put this into practice more often. ;P

These are just a few of many people/things that have influenced my walk with the LORD over the past several years. These are some off the top of my head. I've been so blessed by these words and examples. These spiritual mentors -'m so thankful to all of them. My life has been forever changed because of their example of JESUS in their own lives. I hope that I can be that same kind of example.

Blessings until next time!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My sweet friend Rosemary...

My sweet and special friend, Rosemary, nominated me for an award. She's such a sweetie. I think sometimes she's the only one that reads this! I know that's not true, because others leave comments.

Rosemary is a very special url friend, and I would appreciate if you keep her in your prayers. She's going through a lot of stuff right now and I know she'd really appreciate all you wonderful people and great prayer warriors praying for her.

Oh and here's my award....and I would like to thank the academy...ummm, I mean ya girl!
and other info...

About the award:
Uber (synonym to Super) Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:
~ inspire you
~ make you smile and laugh
~ give amazing information
~ are a great read
~ have an amazing design
~ and any other reasons you can think of that makes them uber amazing!
The rules of this award are:

* Put the logo on your blog or post.
* Nominate at least 5 blogs (can be more) that for you are Uber Amazing!
* Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog.
* Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.
So my 5 amazing people will be...
1.Marky- she always makes me smile and usually laugh! Sometimes I cry at her transparent heart and I look forward to meeting her soon and giving her a big hug...and if not here, there! (up in Heaven)
2. Ms. C~ I just love ya! You're always so much fun to be with!
3.Pottermom-I sometimes get more than I bargained for over there. ;P Love ya, GGP!
4.Just me-one of my beloved cybersisters, that I look forward to meeting someday, hopefully here on earth, but if not I'll be at your door sista up in Heaven-huggin your neck!!!
5.Susan- a wise and wonderful cybersister...I'll be knocking on your door too! ;)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Veteran's Day 2008

Being free doesn't come without a price. It's sad that so many men and women have lost their lives for our freedom, but without them, we wouldn't have freedom. Thank you to all the families that have lost love ones for our freedom. Thank you for giving up your today, so we can have a tomorrow.
Greater love has no man, than a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13

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Monday, November 10, 2008

don't be snarcastic...

Yep, that's my new word...
I said it to the girls today, when they were being goofy...they were goofin' around and pretending to be snobs and I said don't be snarcastic. :P

It's my new word, spread it around like that movie????

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Sunday Sing-Along

Another song that I've recently heard and love!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


I was speaking to a VERY conservative friend the other day. We were talking about the election. I knew she would not be happy about the election results. She mention that she wants to bring her kids up to respect the office of the presidency. I mentioned I know how hard that will be with the lack of values and value of life the newly elected president seems to hold.

After I got off the phone with her I started thinking about it. I became convicted. I realized that I need to teach my kids to respect this new president elect. I need to tell them why from what I feel like GOD showed me.

Here's why...
We might be in a place like Esther one day...the only way we will be able to save ourselves (sort of speak) is by showing respect and the love of JESUS. Maybe things won't get this bad...I don't know, but I want my kids to have been taught to respect and pray a person we don't agree with.

Blessings until next time!

Friday, November 7, 2008

What's in a name???

Dh did a name search...thought I'd share...under each name dh left his thoughts on the name...the last line is his too. :P

Interesting name research

Barak: means “Lightning spark”

which lightning usually is associated with a storm and Darkness….

Hussein: means “Handsome one”

His looks were the faction that bought him the presidency…..

Obama: means “Slightly bent”

His platform of change that was and still is being spoken is just a mence of words that talk about nothing or Speaking in circles without answering the question……

If you don’t think we are in trouble, just look at the name. and if you still feel like he is the answer, then you need more help than you know…..
I found this while researching the name Barak...someone commented on one of the hs boards I post that it meant blessing...this is what I found...
It means in Arabic...blessing...
in hebrew it means lightening...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

and so it begins...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Rise of a New Socialism...

Here's a great article by Perry Stone...I kinda think in the next few weeks, months, years, I'll be using his information a lot....

and then here's another great article...

I can't even begin to articulate

I can't even begin to articulate my feelings or thoughts on the election.
I am very disappointed and sad...I know to trust GOD and I will do that. I'm not sure if I'm sad for America as a whole, or only those that don't know HIM. But I am indeed sad...if they only knew the truth...and if they only understood Bible prophecy. It's not looking good for lots of people...including those that say they know the LORD. I'm not trying to speak gloom and doom, just that history always repeats itself...this won't be too fun, except on if you're planning on leaving on the Gospel ship high in the sky soon.

Perry Stone spoke at Campmeeting was good...really good....

I'm tired...and glad that even though I'm sad, I'm thankful the election process is over for now. I'm also thankful that GOD didn't just fall off HIS throne and didn't see this coming. I believe we did have the opportunity to bend GOD's ear...I don't believe everything is predestined. Agree or not...I don't care...but this is my blog and I would appreciate if you respect my opinions.

Blessings until next time.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Yep, ELECTION DAY 2008 is FINALLY here...
We will have a new president, vice president, house, congress, etc...many are concerned...many are worried about finances, the economy...what WILL happen to the United States?

The other night Campmeeting at our home church began. Campmeeting is a 4 day/night services of special speakers. It's usually a time that old members that have moved away to start their own churches come back, etc. Most of all it is a time of refreshment in the HOLY SPIRIT!!!

Sunday night we were there. Pastor gave an encouraging word before the guest speaker spoke.
Pastor talked about the economy, finances, and the election. One thing that really stood out that Pastor said was, There are going to be people that are angry if Obama gets elected. There are going to be people angry if McCain gets elected. It's our job as the church (personal side note...this doesn't refer to the building refers to the body of believers) to help a hurting nation. It is our job to show them the light. We don't put our trust in a man, we put our trust in the KING of KINGS and the LORD of LORDS!!!

YES, we do!!! HALLELUJAH!!! PRAISE the LORD!!!!

So, will I be disappointed if one person is elected over the other? YES, but does that sway my trust in GOD and HIS faithfulness? NO!!! I don't represent an Elephant or a Donkey. I am a SHEEP! I represent the KING. HE is my HOPE, I choose to trust HIM and HIM alone. How about you?

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Sunday Sing-Along

Because of Election Day on Tuesday, I'm posting this song this week. This is one of my heart's desires...that GOD will still bless America, when we humble ourselves and seek HIS face and turn away from our wicked ways.

FATHER GOD in the mighty name of JESUS, I come before YOU and ask for YOUR forgiveness where we as a nation have failed YOU. Where we have allowed material possessions, pornography, abortion, murder, stealing, and so many other crimes become the norm in our country. I ask that YOU would allow people to see YOUR truth, and those of us that know better would seek YOUR face, humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways and pray, and then according to YOUR WORD YOU will heal our land. Oh GOD it is my desire to do that., seek YOUR face with all of my being, it is my desire to humble myself and be used by YOU and LORD, that others may see YOU in me. LORD, I ask that YOU would show mercy and grace to our country and forgive us and then bless us. LORD, just as Abraham approached YOU and asked YOU to save the righteous with the wicked in Genesis 18, LORD, I ask that on behalf of America now. I thank YOU that YOU are a loving and just GOD and that it is YOUR desire for us to prosper and have only good things, but I also know that we must be lovingly punished when we have done wrong. I thank YOU, FATHER for all the blessings YOU have bestowed upon me and my family. I thank YOU for all the blessings YOU have given the people of our nation. I thank YOU that YOU continue to bless us and that if you disipline it is fair and just. In JESUS' Name. AMEN