If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Today I am so thankful for this little fellow.

He looks so happy!

He and his mommy just moved to Texas, they arrived last night.  I'm going to miss seeing him in person, but I am so thankful for him and for video chatting.  One of these days hubby and I will take a trip to see them.  I've always wanted to go to Texas for a visit.  Now I definitely have a very good reason.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. Three things on your spring bucket list? If you don't have an actual list that's fine, pretend you do.

I do not have a bucket list, but for your question here goes:
Finish the Bible Study we are currently doing (next Tuesday)
Take a trip to the Smoky's with hubby (in May)
Increase the speed, distance and frequency of my walking as I am signed up for a 5K later this year and I hope to sign up for a few more

2. Where do you find rest? What restores your soul? When was the last time you did whatever it was you answered here?
I find rest at the ocean.  Jesus restores my soul, especially at the ocean.  The last time I was at the ocean was for almost 4 weeks in November. 

Sitting right here on the balcony, in daylight & dark and thanking God for His creation
3. April is National Celery Month. Who knew? Do you like celery? What's your favorite dish made with celery? On a veggie and dip platter which would you reach for first-carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumbers or cherry tomatoes? 
I can eat celery if it's got dip or peanut butter on it, but no it's not something I particularly like.  I can eat it in dressing or maybe soup, but I'd really prefer it not be there.  I'd reach for tomatoes or carrots.

4. I read here eight things to do before 8 am to make your day less hectic-Start one load of laundry, drink water, empty the dishwasher, read your Bible, know what you're having for dinner, get dressed, brain dump (two lists-one what you're thankful for and one what's weighing on your mind), and after the brain dump make your to-list for the day

How many of these are you currently doing? Which one do you think would help the most if you added it to your early morning routine?
I currently read my Bible and/or do my Bible Study and get dressed (except on Saturdays).  I think adding the brain dump (Thankful list) would help a lot.

5. Describe the view from your window.
Right now I am at work eating lunch and I can see a corner of the firehouse and a corner of a big new bank building across the street.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
If you think about it my father-in-law could use some prayer.  He is having some physical issues.  Thank you.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Friday Foto Friends

Our House Thursday morning

Those are vultures sitting on an old schoolhouse building next to our post office

Birdseye view of my sister's bird

Mom and Dad's gravestone with new flowers for the summer.

My brother's stone with summery flowers

White fluffy clouds in a bright blue sky from one evening last week

Out on a walk with the dog and heading towards home.

Found this picture on FB.  This is my grandparents on my dad's side with all 14 of their adult children.  I love this picture so much.
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Thankful Thursday

I know I'm really late, but I still want to be thankful today.  So here goes:

**As I've said before, but it warrants being said again, I am so thankful for Rebecca Jo and her continuing doing Thankful Thursday each week.  She is so faithful and I for one really appreciate it.  If you've never met her, click the button above and go and visit her.  I promise you won't regret it.  She's definitely worth getting to know.

**Got a new computer.  It's a Mac and I'm learning to use it.  It's stretching my mind and so I think it will be good for me.

**I'm so thankful that I got to FaceTime with Kelli last night and video-chatted with Kerri tonight.  Love my girls.

**I'm really thankful for the beautiful day today.  So warm and blue skies and sunshine.  I know it's going to rain this weekend but I have enjoyed today.

Since it's so late, I'm going to keep this short and sweet, but I wanted to at least thank God for a few of the many things He's done for me.

So what are you thankful for?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. April is National Jazz Appreciation Month. Are you a fan? If so what's a favorite you'd recommend to someone new to jazz listening?
I certainly don't hate it, but I wouldn't consider myself a big fan.  I do like a small dose of it from time to time though.

2. Mandolin, ukulele, harp, accordion or banjo...which would you be most interested in learning to play? Or do you already play one of the instruments listed?
I've wanted to play the ukulele for the last several years.  One of these days (maybe when I retire), I'll actually try to learn.

3. Do you judge a book by it's cover? Elaborate. You may answer in either/both the literal or figurative sense of the word.
Literally, yes I do sometimes.  If the cover does not appeal to me, I probably won't read it.  I try very hard not to judge people by their cover.  Unfortunately, I don't always succeed, if I'm honest about it.

4. According to a recent study the ten most nutritious foods are-almonds, cherimoya (supposed to taste like a cross between a pineapple/banana), ocean perch, flatfish (such as flounder and halibut), chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, swiss chard, pork fat (shocking! but I don't think they mean bacon), beet greens, and red snapper. Are any of these foods a regular part of your diet? Any you've never ever tasted? Which would you be most inclined to add to your diet?
I wouldn't say any of them are a regular part of my diet, however, I do eat almonds quite often.  I've never had cherimoya, ocean perch, beet greens or red snapper.  I would be most inclined to add ocean perch I think.

5. Besides a major holiday what is the most recent thing you've celebrated with your people? Tell us how.
Can't think of any celebrations recently except holidays recently.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Hubby ordered me a Mac Desktop Computer.  I should get it today (Wednesday).  Looking forward to learning how to use it.  I have an iPhone and an iPad, but have never used a Mac Computer.  This should be fun!  lol  But, honestly, I think it will be good for me to learn something new and stretch my brain some.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for the hours we had with this little one last Thursday.  I am so blessed.

His new ball from Papaw and Gigi

Mouthful of Easter chocolate

Loving that ball

Showing me his bear

You look funny upside down Gigi

Watching TV with Papaw

Saying goodbye as we are leaving
Thankful for time with hubby's family on Easter.  Great food and great conversation.

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