Monday, September 27, 2010

"Porno BBQ-WHAT?"

This weekend my dad and bonus mom came for a visit up from TX.  I haven't seen them since May '09, so needless to say I was delighted! 

Hank was at the convenience store selling BBQ on Saturday.  Dad and Annie decided to go over there first from their hotel.  I was wondering where they were and decided to head over there, knowing they said they would be around here at noon.  When I got there, they indeed were there, enjoying some of Hank's famous, "Wholley Smoke BBQ". 

Dad and Annie were encouraging us and my dad said something like, "Think of this as the road to recovery and prosperity. Poor no more."  I hollered at Hank, "Hey maybe we should have called it Poor No More BBQ!"  He didn't hear me, but Annie looked at me and said, Porno BBQ?  WHAT? 

Where I proceeded to crack up laughing and I said, "Um, NO, Poor no more BBQ, Annie.  That would be funny.  We could have naked chicken breasts on Hank's teeshirt logo!"  ROFLOL

Needless to say, that joke will probably stick around as a family joke for sometime!

Blessings until next time!

Friday, September 24, 2010


The other day, feeling rather down by this whole situation, My oldest and I went to Costco.  I got my purchases and as I was leaving, the lady to check my receipt said, "Hello ma'am how are you today?"  My usual response, "Fine thank you, how are you today?"  Her response was, "Blessed". 

I almost started crying.  As I walked out, I realized how much grace and love GOD had extended to me-a sinner.  HE saved me with HIS grace.  HE's carried me through many circumstances with HIS grace.  HIS GRACE is sufficient for me.  I just needed that reminder. (I almost went back in a gave her a hug and told her thank you.)

Not that much of the circumstance has changed, but I know I have grace when I'm feeling low and I think HE's not listening.  HE knows...and for that I am very thankful of.  I still make mistakes, I still need HIS forgiveness.  Some days I feel I'm as far away from HIM as I could possibly be.  My thoughts are on temporary things of this world and in HIS still small voice HE whispers in my spirit and the utterances come through.  That ALWAYS amazes me!

I'm reminded of this song...
Blessings until next time!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Sing-Along

Thursday, September 16, 2010

GOD will provide

Well, as of tomorrow....DH is unemployed again,  :(  He was told yesterday.  No projects=no work. 
Prayers would be appreciated.  We knew it was coming.  sigh...There's not a lot out there in his field.  Hopefully, the company will get flooded with projects or another job will come quickly. 

The BBQ pit is done.  DH still has to make the concessions part, but he's been selling meat since Labor Day Weekend, on the weekends.  We are making enough to cover the cost of meat, but that's about it. 

This is becoming rather overwhelming.  I try to stay focused on the WORD and GOD's promises, but I'm not seeing a change.  That makes me sad.  Because I know in my heart, there should be one.  It's frustrating, because when nothing changes, it's hard in the flesh to continue to stand...

I woke up to this sometime this morning...early....after get another restless night sleep.

Genesis 22:1-18

1And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

2And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of.

3And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his ass, and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son, and clave the wood for the burnt offering, and rose up, and went unto the place of which God had told him.

4Then on the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes, and saw the place afar off.

5And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass; and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.

6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it upon Isaac his son; and he took the fire in his hand, and a knife; and they went both of them together.

7And Isaac spake unto Abraham his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I, my son. And he said, Behold the fire and the wood: but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?

8And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.

9And they came to the place which God had told him of; and Abraham built an altar there, and laid the wood in order, and bound Isaac his son, and laid him on the altar upon the wood.

10And Abraham stretched forth his hand, and took the knife to slay his son.

11And the angel of the LORD called unto him out of heaven, and said, Abraham, Abraham: and he said, Here am I.

12And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.

13And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son.

14And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovahjireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen.

15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time,

16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

So even in my doubt, GOD's promises are true, and HE's reminding me of that.  It's all a matter of HIS timing. 
Blessings until next time!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Not Forgotten...

Friday, September 3, 2010


For all have sinned and come short of the glory of GOD. Romans 3:23

I woke up with that on my heart in the middle of the night. 

ALL have sinned.  ALL!  None of us are better or worse than another. 
If we tell a "white" lie, we have sinned. Sin is SIN in GOD's eyes!  We have to rise above it through HIS grace.  We have to go to the throne and ask for forgiveness. 
"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness"  I John 1:9

We are sinners, saved by grace, if we know HIM.

And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.  Matthew 19:17
There are a lot of good people out there, but if they don't know JESUS as the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIGHT, they are going to perish.  Sad, but true.

It is our responsiblity to let our light shine, so they may see the TRUTH.  It is NOT our job to judge.

I know many random thoughts lumped into one...but this is what is on my heart.  I don't know why...

Blessings until next time!