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

Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday Foto Friends

Click the button above if you'd like to participate in Friday Foto Friends.  Here are a few pictures from my week.

Our Nativity

I love my snowman

I took this while out walking with the dog.  I just thought it was pretty.  Love that red mailbox

Christmas Tree Park in our town

Little tree in my office

Little Lucy sad that mommy and daddy are leaving.  She loves laying on these blankets.
Hope you have had a great week and that you have a wonderful weekend.


Thursday, December 7, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I am so thankful for Jesus and He is what Christmas is all about!  I've posted this video before.  But I love it, so here it is again. Linus really knows what Christmas is about!

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What title would you give this current chapter of your life?
Life Sure Is Moving Fast

2. December 6 is National Microwave Oven Day. Who knew? Besides popcorn and coffee reheats, what's the most common thing you microwave? Could you get along without a microwave?
Leftovers would be what I use it for mostly. Yes, I could live without it, but why would I want to?

3. If you could insert yourself into any Christmas carol and experience the lyrics in real life, which Christmas carol lyric would you choose and why?
Well, since it’s make believe, how about Rudolph. I’d love to see Santa’s place and see the reindeer flying and talking and playing games.   Away in the Manger wouldn’t be bad either. I’d love to be there to see Jesus as an infant and to talk to Mary and Joseph. 

4. Describe the most beautiful drive you've ever taken.
Any drive in the Smoky Mountains. Here are a few pictures from there. I think they can show the beauty much better than I can describe it.

5. What's something on your Christmas list this year? (an actual list or figuratively speaking, either one)
I don’t have a list. But good health for my family would be what I want the most. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.
There is a church in a nearby town that does a Bethlehem Village every year. We hadn’t been in several years, so we went Friday night. It was so awesome.  There was a place where they were making olive oil and they had a real working millstone pressing the olives. Then they told you all about making it and what it was used for. The had a real stone oven and we’re making bread. They had a potter’s Wheel and weaving looms and they taught about flax and linen and they had an apothecary. Then of course they had sheep and other animals and then a live nativity. I learned so much and loved every second of it. Here are a couple pictures.

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Here is just a small list of the things I am thankful for this week.

I am so thankful for my grandson.  He is such a joy.  Even though I don't see him in person real often, I am so thankful his mama sends me pictures and we video chat a lot too.  I know I list him on my thankful list a lot, but I am just so blessed by him.  Thank you God.

There was a beautiful rainbow this morning.  I just love God's creation and this sign of His promise.

Here's the other end.  Love it.
I didn't know until I saw this picture that it was actually a double rainbow!

God continually amazes me with His creation and His love for me.  I am so thankful to know Him.


Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1.  What's something blogging has taught you about yourself?
I've learned I'm definitely not a writer, but I like blogging anyway.  I've also learned I love taking pictures and sharing them.  I've also learned I can be friends with some people I have never met in person, but really like anyway.

2.  Leftovers...are you in the 'reheat and eat' camp or the 'put them in the fridge until they spoil and then toss them' camp? What's your favorite thing to have leftover? What can you not abide as a leftover?
I'm more of a 'put them in the fridge until they spoil and then toss them' camp.  In general, I do not care for leftovers, but mashed potatoes and pizza aren't bad as leftovers.

3. 'Me time'...your thoughts?
I love "me time".  But I usually don't need a lot of it.  Actually, our trip had plenty of "me time" and even more "us time."  It was the best ever.

4. When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
Probably a ride somewhere.

5. If your childhood had a smell what would it be? Tell us why.
I have absolutely no idea at all.  lol

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Has anyone else read any of Karen Kingsbury's books.  I love her writing and have read quite a few of her books.  I'm currently listening to the audio version of  "A Brush of Wings".  So very, good!!


Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thankful Thanksgiving Thursday

It is Thanksgiving Day and it is Thankful Thursday. So what better time is there to be thankful.

Today I am thankful for:

-  living in America.  I don’t know why I was so blessed to be born here,but I am so glad I was.

-  my husband, who is always there for me.

-  my girls.  I won’t be with them today, but. a I am so proud of them and how brave they are to go out and live their life and go after what they want. I was never that brave.

-  my sister and brother-in-law who are having us over for lunch today.

-  all my family

-  my church family

-  the beautiful trip we just had.

- and most of all I am thankful for Jesus.

What are you thankful for this week. Click here if you’d like to link up.


Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday Foto Friends


Some pictures from this past week while on vacation.

Pink clouds Thursday evening

View from balcony

Another balcony view.  This is my happy place.

It was too cold on this morning to be out, but this is the view from inside our room.  Gorgeous sunrise!

My husbands parents who are down here with us.  So much fun spending time with them and making memories.

Cloudy day but still pretty.

I love it when God paints with pink.

One of the many marshes we've been to.

The most delicious cup of hot chocolate I've had in a long time.  I think hubby is going to have to take me back to IHOP before we leave.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I’m so thankful to be sitting here enjoying a peaceful time of rest and relaxation with my hubby.

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Friday Foto Friends


Pictures from this past week or so of vacation.  We are so blessed and having a wonderful time. 

Sunrise from our balcony

Beach Walk

Waccamaw River

Thought this little guy was so cute. 

Love the moon shining on the ocean

Horses on the Beach

This was in Charleston on the Bay

Butterfly having a snack

Loved this bike

Met up with some family for lunch and lots of gabbing.
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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Rebecca is on vacation today, but I decided I would still post my thankfulness.  You can click here if you'd like to visit her blog (which I recommend).  There is just no link-up this week.

I'm thankful for:

*  a beautiful blue sky today.  It's a little cool (which I love) but the skies are so blue and it's much appreciated after several days of grey.

*  my sweet grandson wearing the hat I made for him.

* just one more day of work after today before I'm on vacation.

So what are you thankful for this week?


Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's surprised you most about your life or life in general?
One thing that surprises me is that I am actually 60 years old now.  Who would've thought?  Another thing is that after 41 years, I'm still working at the placed I started working when I was 19.  My 19 year old self would have never dreamed I would stay this long.

2.  Sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, a baked sweet potato, a bowl of butternut squash soup, a caramel apple or a slice of pumpkin pie...you have to order one thing on this list right now. Which one do you go for?
Sweet Potato Casserole

3. What's a famous book set in your home state? Have you read it? On a scale of 1-5 (5 is fantastic) how many stars does it rate?
I don't know that it's famous, but at least I've heard of the author, although, I've never read the book.  I think I'd like to though.  I need to put it on my wish list at the library.  It's called "The Frontiersmen" by Allan Eckert.

4. There are 60 days until Christmas...have you started your shopping? How do you stay organized for the holidays?
No, I haven't started shopping yet for Christmas.  I'll probably shop some while I'm on vacation next month and then the rest I'll probably do online (which is my favorite way to shop).

5. October 26th is National Tennessee Day. Have you ever lived or spent any time in Tennessee? Is this a state you'd like to visit one day? The top rated tourist attractions in Tennessee are-

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park (Gatlinburg area), Elvis's Graceland (Memphis), Birth of the Music Biz (Memphis and Nashville), Dollywood (Pigeon Forge), Tennessee's Military Heritage (many battlefields), The Hermitage (Andrew Jackson's home), The Parthenon (Nashville), Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy, Chattagnooa and the Tennessee Valley Railroad, Downtown Knoxville, Lookout Mountain, The Titanic Museum (Pigeon Forge), The Museum of Appalachia (Clinton), and The Lost Sea Adventure (Sweetwater)

How many on this list have you seen? Which one on the list would you most like to see?
I have never lived in Tennessee, but have often vacationed there.  I hope to go back many more times in my lifetime.  I have been to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Elvis's Graceland, Dollywood, Oak Ridge American Museum of Science and Energy,   I've been to Knoxville, but I'm not sure I've been to Downtown Knoxville.

6.  Insert your own random thought here.
The good Lord willing, I will be here this time next week.