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 30, 2022

Thankful Thursday


It's time for Thankful Thursday.  Here are some things I'm thankful for today.

**I've been walking each day at least a mile and for at least 30 minutes.  It makes me happy, first because I enjoy the time outside early, being with the dog and talking with God sometimes and second I enjoy seeing all the flowers and birds and listening to the birds sing.  I sometimes think if the earth and all creation is this beautiful, then what in the world will Heaven be like.  I don't think we can even imagine and that anything we do think, probably sells it short.  It's going to be so amazing to be there.

I started this post this morning and then had to stop because we went to lunch with my mother-in-law and my sister and her husband.  We went to a place called Rod's Capricorn Inn and they have the best cheeseburgers and fries, among other things.  I'm so thankful to have been able to spend time with them and also to take a good drive out in the country.  

Tracy heard there is a covered bridge in that area, so we went in search of it.  It's no longer over the road, but it is beautiful and I'm so glad we went.  Below are a couple of pictures.

Stopped at my sister's yesterday and she showed me this nest in her hanging basket of flowers on the front porch.  I'm so thankful for all the birds I've been seeing and hearing.

I'm thankful for beautiful skies too.  Our weather has been very nice this week, although the heat is coming back now.  Below are some photos of the sky on Tuesday morning when we were walking.

God is so good and I am just so thankful to be His child.  I hope you are too.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Tuesday 4


Looking back...

Hello friends and once again welcome to Toni Taddeo's Tuesday 4.   I am so happy to have people joining in and making this so much fun.

I am listening to a nostalgic music channel right now with songs of the 40's  and it  made me think that perhaps we could discuss some
nostalgia here.  I hope you will enjoy thinking about these questions this week. Annie

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1. What music were your parents listening to when you were a kid?  Does that music bring back memories for you? I really don't recall them listening to a lot of music, but they did take us to several concerts of the southern Gospel Quartet Groups back in the day.  And still to this day that is my favorite kind of music, although I love many others too.  Mom and Dad actually sang in a quartet at our church and also traveled a bit and sang.  As an adult mom took lessons and learned to play the guitar.  In my early 20's I actually sang in a quartet too with my brother and 2 cousins.  So many fun memories.

2. What was your favorite meal and beverage as a teenager? Chicken and dumplings has always been a favorite and probably Pepsi was the favorite drink.  Is it still or have things changed for you?  I drink Diet Coke now and yes chicken and dumplings are still a favorite, but I may like Mexican style food even more.

3. As a teen did you live in a city, country, small town?  We moved a lot when I was younger.  Always in the same county.  Mom and Dad remodeled homes all the time.  They were in to flipping houses before flipping houses was a thing.  We lived in some of those houses and some they just fixed up and sold.  Dad also built homes for us.  But when he bought the small farm when I was a freshman in high school, they stayed there for like 19 years.  So as a teenager I mostly lived on the farm in the country and I loved it.   What was it like for you there. At first I shared a room with my two sisters and then dad built on and I shared a room with just one sister and the oldest got to have here own room.  Tell us about your hometown please? It's a fairly small city, although there has been a lot of expansion in the 45 years I worked for their Police Department.  It's the home of the Golden Lamb which opened in 1803 and has been continuously running ever since.  Many presidents and other famous people have stayed there or at least eaten there.

This is a picture of the Golden Lamb
dressed up for Christmas

One of my favorite places is our library

The clock tower on the city building.  The city
building used to be a theater and I remember
going and watching Disney movies there as a child.

The white building on the left is the local bank
where I have done my banking since I was a
teenager.  In fact, my sister worked there 40 some
years and my brother worked there probably 20 or so.

These last few show just a bit of Broadway
during the Memorial Day Parade

4. Would you like to live in your hometown today? Yes. Why or why not? In fact, I live just about a mile north of that town. And have always lived within a 20-30 mile radius of the city.  But some day I think I'd like to sell our home and downsize to a condo within the city limits.  

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day.


Monday, June 27, 2022

Bits of This and That

Happy Monday morning!  I'm in my office at Church and it's a beautiful day outside.  Lucy and I took an early morning walk again and it was 58 degrees out and the skies were beautiful.  These morning walks I have been taking have been so good for Luci and me.  It kinda just jumpstarts my day.

Blue skies and wispy clouds are a favorite.

I love this bunny.  He was watching us, but
 actually stayed in place and let me take
a couple pictures.

We were blessed with a very nice weekend.  It was a little hotter than I like, but we just stayed in the AC as much as we could.  

We went to lunch with his mom and then for a little shopping on Friday.  Then on Saturday hubby and I grabbed lunch and then came home and did some laundry and some reading and TV at home.

On Sunday we had the morning and evening services.  I've posted the sermon below from Sunday morning and then Sunday evening we had a hymn sing, singing tons of songs from the hymnal of the Church of God.  There is such a rich heritage in these hymns.  We had a bunch of visitors from another church that doesn't have evening services on Sundays any more.  They added such a rich tone of voices and it was absolutely so fun and wonderful!

So, it was mostly a very relaxing weekend with a lot of peace and joy!  

Thank you for visiting and I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  Tell me something you enjoyed over the weekend.