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, June 22, 2017

Fine Minute Friday: Steady

It's time for Five Minute Friday where we are given a prompt and have five minutes to write about it. You can go here to join up with FMF if you'd like.

Today's prompt is:  Steady

Steady as she goes (keep on at the same speed and the same direction)
Steady rain (just a nice even rain, not a downpour)
Going Steady ( dating relationship commitment to one person)

Steady is a nice word. I like having a steady friend, someone who I can count on. Someone who will be there when I need to talk or vent or cry. But no matter how steady a friend they may be, they can't always be there. No one could be there last year when I had to go through those surgery room doors to have a mastectomy. Not even my husband.

But you know there is one friend who can be (and was) with me all the time no matter what and that is Jesus. Not only can He be with me, He promised He would never leave me. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. No one is more steady than He is. Thank you Jesus!

Cathy

Thankful Thursday



I know it's really late but I still want to be intentionally thankful at least for a couple of things. Things I am thankful for this week:

Hubby making dinner without even being asked. Spaghetti and it was delicious 😋

Spending time with hubby's family on Father's Day. And hubby hearing from both girls. They are so blessed to have a dad like him and we are blessed to have them.

Good weather the last 3 evenings where it cooled down enough to be able to take a really pleasant walk with the dog.

So what are you thankful for this week? Click here to join in.

Cathy

Friday, June 16, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Worth


It's time for Five Minute Friday where we are given a prompt and have five minutes to write about it. You can go here to join up with FMF if you'd like.


This week's  prompt:  Worth

“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭10:29-31‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Do you ever wonder if you're worth anything?  I know I can really get down on myself when I mess up or do something wrong and I just feel so bad. But when we feel like that we should turn to Jesus. I mean, look at that verse above. It talks about God taking care of the sparrows who aren't worth much. If He cares for them we know He will care for us. John 3:16 tells us that He loves us so much, He sent His only son to die for us. I don't know why He loves us that much, but He must. I mean I wouldn't send my child to die for the world. So when I get down on myself, I need to remember God loves me and thinks I'm worth it.

That's my five minutes.

Cathy


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thankful Thursday




Time spent with hubby:  Things have been so busy lately, but I sure appreciate any little bit of time we can be together.  Seems we're not getting home most nights recently until 9-10 at night.  Twice we've picked up breakfast in the drive-thru and just sat in a parking lot an ate together for a couple minutes before work.  Just any time together is good and I'm thankful for it.
Heard from both my girls this week.  That is always a good thing.  Kelli sent her daddy and me a simple little picture that reminded her of home and it says "This is my happy place."  I thought that was so sweet.  Kerri sends me pictures and videos of Colton almost daily.  I look so forward to those.  The usually at least once a week we do a video call.  I love my girls and am so thankful for them.

I'm thankful for the time we spent with Tracy's family on Sunday.  We'll hopefully be doing it again this weekend for Father's Day.

What are you thankful for?  You can tell me in the comments or you can make your own post and join up with Rebecca and Thankful Thursday right here.

Cathy

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge




From this Side of the Pond



1. The Hodgepodge lands on June 14th this week, Flag Day in the US of A. Do you fly your country's flag at
home? Sometimes, often, or every single day? Have you ever visited the city of Brotherly Love (Philadelphia)? Did you make a point of seeing The Betsy Ross House? Have you ever made a trip to Baltimore? If so, was Fort McHenry on your itinerary? (where Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star Spangled Banner)
Yes, we do fly the flag here most of the summer. No I've never been to Philadelphia nor Baltimore.  However I do hope to someday go to both and see both of those historic places.

2. Red flag or white flag? Which have you encountered most recently? Explain.
I would hope I woyld choose the white flag more often. I want to be a person of peace whenever possible.

3. Are you a stay in the car listen to the end of a song kind of person? What kind of person is that?
Depends on the song. If I really love it I'll sit there especially if I haven't heard it for awhile.

4. What are some of the traits or qualities you think a good dad possesses? In other words, what makes a good dad? What's an expression you associate with your father?
Unconditional love, patience, encouragement, good sense of humor. I can't think of a particular expression. But when I think of my father I think of music. My father lived the hymns and Southern Gospel music. He was always singing and or listening to it. Even when his dementia was getting pretty bad! He still knew the words to those songs. He taught me to love them well also.

5. What's one rule you always disagreed with while growing up? Is that rule somehow still part of your adult life? Is that a good or bad thing?
Can't think of a thing. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Heading into work now. Today we'll be training all day on a brand new software system. Hope I'm not getting too old to learn it. Guess I'll find out soon. 😊

Monday, June 12, 2017

My Weekend

Nothing much to tell about this weekend. It was mostly quiet. I got a new Kindle last week and I spent quite a bit of time reading. I enjoyed that so much. It's not particularly interesting to write about, but it was good. We did get to have a quick lunch with our youngest. However, she did not bring the baby. 😔  But it was so good to see and talk with her. We had 2 good services on Sunday and in between met Tracy's family for lunch. We sat there for a couple hours just visiting and talking. So good to be with them.

Not much else to report and no pictures to share. But so blessed by God.

Cathy

Friday, June 9, 2017

Five Minute Friday - Expect

Five Minute Friday Prompt:  expect

What do you expect out of life?  Do you expect good or bad?  Or do you have expectations at all, but rather just face it as it comes. Sometimes I think I can be pretty negative and expect the worst to happen in life. I worry and fret and then it doesn't happen and I've wasted all that time worrying for nothing.

I prefer to spend my time expecting good things and let God worry about the negative things. I mean, why not?  Will my worrying and expecting bad things to happen change a thing?  No.  I don't think so. So why not leave the worry up to God (I promise, He's not going to lose any sleep).  Jesus, I choose to expect you to be with me always and take care of me in the You know is best.

Five Minute Friday is where you get a prompt and you write for 5 minutes on that topic.  If you'd like to participate this week, just click here.

Cathy

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Five Minute Friday - Friday Foto Friends - Skywatch Friday

Five Minute Friday:  

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Prompt:  Future

Would you like to know the future?  I don't think I would.  If I knew what my future holds, I'd probably be scared to death or I might just give up.  However, living day to day you just face it as it comes.  Besides, I know who holds tomorrow, and He'll let me know what I need to know, when I need to know it.  He already knows what that future is and He knows what I need to do.  If something bad is going to happen, I don't really want to know.  If something good is going to happen, it might take away some of the joy if I knew ahead it was going to happen.  See, sometimes surprises are really nice and fun.  God, I trust you to know the future and guide me and let me know what I need to know when I need to know it.  One thing I do know abut the future is that God has won and the Devil has lost!!  That's good enough for me.


Friday Foto Friends:

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Here are a few of the pictures we've taken in the last few weeks.

Beautiful Sunset while at a rest area.

Loved this little bird.  Practicing with zoom on hubby's new camera.

Goat at Young's Jersey Dairy Farm

I think the neighbor's dog got in trouble for this.  lol

I love big clouds and bright blue skies.
SkyWatch Friday:

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Love the great big clouds and it seems you can see forever.

Thankful Thursday

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Things I am thankful for today:

I took off work last week and hubby and I took several day trips. We had so much fun and I feel so blessed to get this time together. One day we took a drive down to Kentucky and sat in a viewing area at the Covington/Cincinnati airport and just watched the planes coming and going. We've always had a fascination with planes. Hubby has an app that would tell us where the planes were coming from and where they were going. Then we just drove around and explored the area. Here are some pictures from Kentucky looking across the Ohio River into Rising Sun, Indiana.





Another day we took his parents and we drove up to Holmes County, Ohio and visited Amish Country. We had a nice lunch and did some shopping and got some Amish made cheese and took some pictures. It was such a fun day.  Below are some pictures from Amish Country.







Of course, then last Thursday we took a drive up to see Kerri and the grand baby. We had so much fun. I'm telling you that baby is growing like a weed. Here are some pictures from our trip.








I just feel so blessed by God.

Tell me about some of your blessings. You can do it in the comments or write your own Thankful Thursday post and click the button above to link in with Thankful Thursday.

Cathy


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge






1. What makes you feel accomplished? Explain.
Right now we are currently going through closets and boxes and cleaning out stuff and I feel very accomplished when another box is empty and another closet is cleaned.  We also had some large bushes and trees removed yesterday that we have been needing to do for the last year or so.  Even though I didn't do the work, I feel accomplished because we finally got it done.  It looks so good too.  It makes me very happy.
2. If you had your own talk show, who would your first three guests be? Tell us why.
Carol Burnett, because I love her and think she is so funny and it would be awesome to talk to her.
Beth Moore, because I admire her love for Jesus and how she wants to help others learn about Him.
Joan Lunden, because I just recently listened to her book and I would love to give her an opportunity to tell more people about her battle with breast cancer and because I would like to be able to compare our two stories and  share with others to encourage them in their battle.
3. Do you have a great burger recipe? What's in it? What do you like on a hamburger and where is your favorite spot to order one out?
No, I don't really have a special burger recipe.  I like my burgers very simple with American Cheese, mayo and tomatoes.

4. What's the biggest anxiety producing thing you do on a regular basis?
Probably doctor's visits.  I have to do them quite often and I do get a little anxious.  But I mostly try to just leave it all in Jesus hands.

5. This is the last Hodgepodge of May. Tell us about your summer plans.
My plans are just to enjoy the summer as much as I can.  I'll be working and won't be taking another week off until late August/early September.  I'm just so thankful to be alive and feeling so much better than last year at this time.  Hubby and I will probably do a lot of day trips on Saturdays and may make another run or two up to see our grandson.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
I need to get our camera pictures downloaded so I can show you some of the stuff we did last week on our Staycation.

I hope you all have a great day!!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

My Weekend

Our weekend was just the way I love them.  Actually, the whole last week was just the way I like it.  I took the week off work and hubby and I did some day trips and I've decided I could really love retirement.  I didn't get bored one time!  I'll tell you about last week in a later post because I haven't downloaded the camera yet.  I don't really have pictures for the weekend either. but here goes:

The only thing that wasn't too great about the weekend is I had to attend the Memorial Service for my Aunt who passed away 2 weeks ago.  That was sad.  But she was a sweet person and was ready to meet Jesus, so I know she's happy to not be suffering any more from cancer.  Her husband, my dad's brother passed away one week later exactly.  So we still have another service coming, but they plan to wait awhile.  I can't imagine losing both my parents that quickly.  Although, my parents died only about 7 months apart.

I spent a lot of time reading and relaxing and playing on Instagram and FB and Words with Friends.  We went out for lunch on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  We bought the flowers for the front of the house and have them out.  I also bought 1 tomato plant and it already had about 4-6 tomatoes on it.  That is the extent of my garden.  haha  We did some short trips and spent some time relaxing in some nice parks, reading and napping.  Church on Sunday was excellent.  Hubby taught us about the 5 events that will occur on the last day!  I kinda hope I'm still alive to see it all (but not too soon, I want to see my grandson grow up!)  Speaking of which, here is a picture from the other day.

Shopping with mommy  & gigi at ToysRUs
I'll tell you about that trip later.  I hope you had a great weekend and are having a nice Tuesday.

Cathy


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thankful Thursday



I'm so thankful for a week off of work. Hubby and I are taking day trips and having the best time just being together. Today's trip is a little longer though. We are heading up to see our daughter and grandson. I'm so excited and thankful to have this opportunity. We just crossed the border  into Indiana. I can't wait to get my hands on that little boy. Hopefully I'll get the opportunity to tell about seeing them in a post with lots of pictures real soon. But right now I'm thankful to be on our way.

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Cathy

Friday, May 19, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Truth



 To participate in Five Minute Friday, all you have to do is write for five minutes on the word of the week, post your words on your own blog, and link up the post at katemotaung.com or you can clock on the button above.

Today's prompt is:  Truth

The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the word truth was the scripture that tells us that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. That is so very true. I know I can trust God's Word to always tell me the truth because God cannot lie. Satan lies to us all the time. He tells me I'm a failure or that I'm not good enough or all kinds of negative things. But God tells me He loves me and that with Him I can do anything and that in Him I am enough. Now who am I going to believe?  Satan, the liar or Jesus, who is the truth. This day, I choose to believe Jesus. I hope you will too.

John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Cathy

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge




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1. May 17th is National Pack Rat Day. Sidebar-should we be celebrating this? Hmmm...

Are you a pack rat? Even if you're not a full fledged pack rat, most people have one thing or another they struggle to part with. Tell us what's yours.
I'm a bit of a pack rat.  I have lots of yarn and knitting-crocheting tools and quite a bit of scrapbook stuff.  I'm thinning some of it out and trying not to let myself buy new until I use more of what I have currently.

2. What are two things you know you should know how to do, but you don't?
Well, I'm not much of a cook, so I should probably know better how to do that and maybe do our taxes.

3. Do you crave sugar? Do you add sugar to your coffee and/or tea? Do you use artificial sweeteners or sugar substitutes? When dining out is dessert a given? Are you someone who has slain the sugar dragon, and if so tell us how you did it.
Sometimes I crave sugar, but I really probably lean more to salty stuff.  I don't drink coffee or tea, so no I don't add sugar.  There's really nothing that I add sweeteners or sugar to things.  But I drink diet pop, so I guess I do use substitutes in them.  We seldom ever do dessert when eating out.  No I have not slain that dragon.

4. What's a trend it took a while for you to come round to, but now you can't imagine living without?
It took me awhile to get into the whole cell phone thing. Now I can't be without it. 


5. What's a song that reminds you of a specific incident in your life? Please elaborate.
There's a hymn called "I Am a Child of God."  And I remember when I was little (sometime between Kindergarten and 2nd grade) having the metal roller skates that clipped to your shoes. I remember skating in circles in our garage and singing this song over and over. So now when we sing this song in church it reminds me of that time. I have few memories at that age so this is rather a fond one to me.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
Is anybody else watching this season of Survivor?  What do you think of it so far?  I'm still watching, but wow! Tribal Counsels have been pretty interesting!  So much different that in the past.  I'd still prefer to see a little less of the drama and a lot more of the challenges and rewards.

Cathy

Monday, May 15, 2017

My Weekend

Hubby and I had a really nice weekend. Saturday we slept in and I did some reading when we did get up.  Such a great way to start the weekend.  Then we got cleaned up and took a drive and stopped at a little hole in the wall restaurant and had some really good sandwiches for lunch.  It was so good.  Then we left there and went down the road to Cowan Lake and relaxed near the marina to watch the boats and God's created beauty.  We were also watching a bunch of geese with their babies and some people fishing too.  It was such a beautiful day.  Not too hot and very sunny.  Here's one picture a took with my phone.  Unfortunately most of the rest of the pictures are on the camera and have not been downloaded yet.


After that we ran to Kroger and got some needed groceries and went home.  I baked a cake that evening to take to my sister-in-laws for Mother's Day lunch.  Other than that we did a few chores at the house and then relaxed for the evening.

Sunday was another gorgeous day.  We had a nice service at church and I did my first ever live video on FB.  I think it lasted all of 5-10 seconds.  lol  I can't believe I even did it.  But I figured it would be a fun way to invite people to church.  You'll have to go to my FB page if you want to see it, because I have no idea how to put it on here or if you even can.  There should be a link to my FB in the sidebar, if you're so inclined.

After church we went to my brother and sister-in-law's house and had a great lunch.  Hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill and lots of sides and desserts.  So fun being with family and friends.  Unfortunately I was so busy eating and visiting that I didn't take one single picture.  But the memories will be sweet.

Sunday evening I got to talk to both of my girls.  One on the phone and one on live video.  Got to see my grandson on the video.  He still doesn't quite know what he things of seeing his papaw and me on there.  lol

And that was pretty much my weekend in a nutshell.  How was your weekend?

Cathy

Friday, May 12, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Mom


Today's FMF prompt is:  Mom. Click here if you'd like to participate

I think I'd like to spend my five minutes telling you what a wonderful mom I had. My mom wasn't perfect, but she never failed to love me no matter what. She also loved the Lord and taught us all to love Him too.  She was an awesome cook and a wonderful entertainer of guests. Guests in her home always felt wanted and welcomed. I posted a picture of her and dad on FB and it was so interesting to read the comments from friends and family who talked about visiting and staying in their home and how they always felt so welcome.

My five minutes are up, but I'm not quite finished. Mom passed away almost two years ago and I still miss her. Driving home from work the thought came to me to stop and see them or call, but they are no longer there. I sure miss her but I'm so glad she's not suffering any more and I know where she is and by the grace of God I will see her again one day. Thank you God for my wonderful mom.. I love you mom.

Cathy

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thankful Thursday



I know this is really late, but I wanted to post anyway.

This week I am thankful for Rebecca who hosts Thankful Thursday every week. I appreciate all her posts of thankfulnes. But most of all I'm thankful for her friendship and words of encouragement she is always giving me. She is a pure joy to get to know and I'm proud to call her friend. If you've never met her or read her blog, click here. Don't miss this opportunity to meet a true lover of Jesus and some who loves to laugh and has such a positive attitude about life. Thank you Lord for my friend and please continue to bless her.

Cathy

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. Share a favorite memory of your mother or share a favorite something from your own life as a mother. If you're a mother (or stepmom) tell us how your experience as a mom differs from your own mother's experience.
I think mom was always happiest when her kids were visiting.  Mom and dad always stayed home on Saturday nights and any of the kids that were free usually stopped in.  Sometimes all of us and the grandkids would be there and sometimes just 1 or 2 of us.  But that kept all of us close, because mostly that was the only time we saw each other.  The picture below is of mom and dad on Christmas Eve when we were all at their house.  You can tell that both mom and dad are very happy.  I sure do miss them.  Saturday nights and Christmas will never be the same again.


I posted this on FB this morning
2. In May we celebrate teachers (May 9) and nurses (May 6) both. Most every family has at least one in their midst, so tell us something (or a few things) you appreciate about the teacher or nurse on your family tree.
I'm going to answer this a little different.  With being ill last year, I just want to say how much I appreciate every one of the nurses (and doctors) who took care of me.  They were all so kind and helped me through some very scary places.  I never had a bad nurse.  They each one were such a blessing.

3. Chicken salad, egg salad, tuna salad...which would you go for if all three were on the menu? On bread or a bed of lettuce? If you answered bread, what kind of bread would make it the perfect sandwich?
Chicken Salad and it can be on bread or lettuce.  But if on bread, I prefer a croissant.

4. Do you have a desk? Is it organized? If so, share your secret to keeping it that way. If you don't have a desk, where in your home do you take care of family paperwork and business? Where do you normally sit to blog?
Yes, I have a desk at work and yes it is organized.  I just always make myself put things away when I'm done with them.  I don't let things pile up.  Now, my desk at home, not so much.  lol

5. When I was nine years old....
I was in 4th grade and we lived in an old remodeled house in the town I currently work in.  We had a little black dachshund and I took piano lessons.  I really can't remember anything specific though at that age.  I can't even remember my teacher's name.

6. Insert your own random thought here.
My sister and I went to see Chonda Pierce's new movie "Enough" last night.  It was so good.  Here is a video of the song she sang at the end.  So much truth and so wonderful to know that we are enough in God's sight.




Cathy

Friday, May 5, 2017

Five Minute Friday: Should



Today's prompt is :Should

I should get up and get ready for work. Instead I'm sitting here writing this post on my iPad.  It seems to me that I spend a lot of time thinking about what I should be doing. And then I feel guilty because I'm not doing it. Maybe it's time to quit thinking about it and just do it. But really, who decides what I should be doing except me. So instead of sitting around feeling bad because I should be doing something else. Why not enjoy what I am doing?  Does this even make sense?
Now I've got my post written and no guilt because I enjoyed doing it and now I still have plenty of time to get ready for work.

Have a great day!


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Things I am thankful for this week:

Books - I'm finally getting back into reading. I finished reading the book, "Danger in the Shadows" by Dee Henderson. Loved it. I'm listening to a book called "The Hawaiian Quilt" by Wanda Brunstetter. It's really good too.  I've got several more in the wings to start.  Just gotta make up my mind which to start.

Esther - I just read the book of Esther in the Bible. One of my most favorite books of the Bible.

Our bird feeder - I'm so enjoying watching the birds eating. Mostly we have little brown birds but from time to time we have a red headed woodpecker. He is so pretty. God has created such amazing creatures.

This is the best picture I've been able to get of him so far.  I think he's too big for the feeder, so he hangs off it like this.

Scripture - I'm so thankful for the truth of this scripture.



Lucy - I'm so thankful for our dog.  She brings so much joy and love to us. (and a little aggravation too. lol)

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Cathy




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Wednesday Hodgepodge



1. Can you tell I'm embracing a Cinco de Mayo theme here this week? Do you like Mexican food? What's your favorite dish? How about on the side-black beans, pinto beans, refried beans, rice? What about heat-mild, medium, hot? Will you celebrate with Mexican food and drink on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo?
Yes, I like Mexican food.  I like Quesadillas, burritos, tacos chips and salsa, also chimichangas. I like refried beans and rice. I prefer my food mild. I have no plans to eat Mexican that day. But you never know. I had it twice last weekend. 
2. Ever been to Mexico? For work or holiday? Love it or no? If you haven't been is this a place you'd like to visit? Can you speak Spanish?
No, I've never been to Mexico.  I wouldn't mind going but don't have a great desire to.  I took three years of Spanish in high school and know a little, but not much. 
3. What's one thing you may accomplish this month?
I plan to buy some flowers for the yard and hope to get our mulch done. 
4. If you were mayor of your village, city, or town, what's one thing you'd like to see changed, done away with, revamped, or accomplished? Is serving in public office something you've ever seriously considered?
I'd like to see them bring in more franchised businesses. No, I have no interest in serving in a public office. 
5. What's something that may be popular, but that you just don't get?
I do not get Twitter.  
6. Can't let this week slip by without mentioning Thursday May 4th is Star Wars Day. As in 'May the 4th be with you' ahem. Are you a fan of the Star Wars series? Exactly how much of a fan are you? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being 'I've seen every film, own the action figures, might have dressed as Darth Vader for Halloween one year', and 1 being, 'what's a Vader?' -where do you land?
I watched the original 3 movies, but have not gotten into the recent ones. I'm probably about a 3 or 4.
7. Scroll back through your blog posts and in three sentences or less tell us the general theme of your fourth blog post. Does it still ring true today? Is it a topic you re-visit on your blog from time to time?
My 4th post was in September, 2008 and was about joining Weight Watchers and starting to try to lose weight. Obviously, I didn't totally succeed because I'm still overweight. I suppose I visit it from time to time and I hope to one day actually succeed. 
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Wish you could smell these lilacs. 


They smell wonderful this morning


Cathy

Friday, April 28, 2017

Five Minute Friday: More




Today's prompt is: more.

Is it good or bad to want more?  I think it depends on what you want more of. If you always want more stuff, that can be bad. But if you want more friends or opportunities that could be good.  I believe there comes a point where we need to learn to be content with what we have.

However if it's Jesus you want more of, that is definitely a good thing. It is also something we all can have. He is more than willing to give himself to us. The more time we spend in prayer, praise and the Word, the more we will become like Him. That's my goal. How about you?  What or who do you want more of?

My time is up, but speaking of more, my puppy decided she wanted more of me and interrupted my 5 minutes of writing. She was not satisfied with our walk and needed some extra loving from mommy. That's a more I'm okay with too. 😊

Cathy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday

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I'm thankful for:

Our ladies' Bible Study group.  We just completed Redeemed by Angela Thomas Pharr and it was wonderful.  I would recommend this study very highly.  I also really am thankful for each one of the ladies in this group.  They are so precious and we are growing closer together all the time.  Looking forward to our fall study.  Not sure what it will be yet, but I know God will use it to help us grow closer to each other and especially to Him.

I'm so thankful for the time we got to spend with Colton, Kerri and Matt this weekend.  We only had a short time, but it was so much fun seeing them and seeing where they are living.  Now Kerri and Colton are in Florida visiting Kelli and they are sending pictures.  I'm so thankful they are getting time together.

Kerri took this a week or so.  Typical man going to sleep while mommy is Walmarting!  lol

His first Mickey ears!  Wish I was there.

Tigger shirt and shorts and Minion Sunglasses.  Looks like a happy little boy!
Cathy

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My Weekend

I loved this weekend.  On Friday evening after work we came home and did some housework and then relaxed for awhile. We knew Saturday was going to be a long day.

Saturday we got up and took off around 8:00am. We were heading to the Chicago area to see Kerri and Colton. On the way, we passed some wind farms. There were windmills in all directions as far as we could see.  It was so awesome looking.

Windmills as far as you can see

More windmills. 
We got there around 1pm, our time and met them at Joe's Crab Shack.  Colton made up with his papaw immediately.  Then I got my hands on him.  I'm telling you, I just love this kid and I kinda like his mommy too.  lol  We had such a good time eating and laughing and talking.

Colton with Papaw at Joe's Crab Shack.  I'm not sure who loves the other one the most!

Now GiGi has him and is thoroughly content.  I did not turn my head on purpose, but this is such a great picture of Colton.

We left there and went to their house.  They have such a cute little place and they are working on getting it all decorated.  I think they are really happy there.

I laid him in is new crib, but he was having none of that.

Playing with his stuffed fish on the floor.  He is such a happy baby.  Almost crawling, but not quite.


Gigi and Colton at their house sitting on their new couch.

Next they took us to Lake Michigan to a State Beach.  It was really nice and they plan to spend a lot of time there this summer.  It is only about 15 minutes from their house.

The Chicago skyline in the background

Lake Michigan
Steel Mill across the lake.  I'm not sure if this is the one he works at or not.

Kerri, Matt and Colton
It was very nice at the lake, but rather windy and cold.  We had to leave from there in order to make it back home at a reasonable hour.  We had church the next morning and didn't want to be too tired.

Beautiful sunset on the drive home.

It was a really long day, driving about 5 to 5 1/2 hours each way, but it was oh so worth it!  Now we're planning a trip where we can go stay a couple of days.

So how was your weekend?

Cathy