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 24, 2021

Thankful Thursday


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Last Friday evening we got warnings on our phones that we were in the middle of a tornado warning.  It looked a little dark but really we hadn't noticed anything at all.  I went out front and sat on the porch for a few minutes and could hear the thunder rumbling, but still pretty far away.  However, our town was sounding the warnings and I knew it was time to get back in. Hubby was checking the weather and we decided we should probably get in a safe area (after I had called my sister and made sure they knew what was going on - which they did and were already hunkered down).  We headed into our laundry room which is a center room with no windows and sat in that tiny space with Lucy and talked.

I'm so thankful God protected us and there was no real problem in our local area, although I've been told there were damages in other areas.

Lucy in the laundry room with us

Tracy and I waiting out the tornado warnings

I'm thankful for the time I've been reading and enjoying it again.  Sunday night I woke up after about an hour or so of sleep and my mind started racing about all the decisions we need to make about our future. Of course, this means I couldn't sleep.  I tried to stop thinking and did some praying and then I picked up my Kindle and started reading to see if that would help.  As I read, the lady was afraid about some things and she read her Bible and they quoted this verse, "Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You." Psalm 56:3.  I love that God even speaks to me through a fiction book I'm reading.  It was still awhile before I slept, but there was no more worry and fretting.  God is so good and I know He has a plan and He'll let me know what I need to know, when I need to know it.

So, what are you thankful for this week?

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. What's something that reminds you of your grandmother? Church and sewing. Tell us why. Grandma was all about Jesus and she rarely ever missed a church service.  Also grandma was a seamstress and had a sewing room set up in her house.  She sewed for the local dry cleaners making repairs for people and she always fitted all the band uniforms for the school.  If we would visit during the daytime she had a rocking chair with a leather covered pillow that we sat in to talk with her while she sewed  I now have that chair in my house and it always reminds me of her.

That's grandma's chair in a photo I took probably 10-15 years ago at least.

2. Is your life currently more 'moonlight and roses' or a little more 'every rose has it's thorn'? Elaborate. I’m a fairly positive type person, so I guess I’d say moonlight and roses.

3. June 23rd is National Pink Day...favorite thing you own in any shade of pink? I don’t really own much pink even though I really do like the color. Favorite thing found in nature in any shade of pink?  Pink skies. Your favorite pink food or beverage? Pink lemonade. Your favorite shade of pink? Either hot pink or a really pale pink.

4. Last thing that had you 'tickled pink'? See #6.  That saying tickles me.

5. What are two or three words that describe your style?  Relaxed and casual.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Tuesday 4 - Questions

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 Welcome to Tuesday 4 in honor of Toni Taddeo...

1. Do you have a favorite movie to recommend?  I love lots of movies, but probably one of my favorites is "Apollo 13."

2. Do you have a schedule for your day or do you wing it?  Definitely wing it.  I mean I have to work everyday, but in my job I learned a long time ago, whatever you have planned to do will probably have to take 2nd place to whatever it is you end up having to do.  And I find that kind of happens at home too.

3. What are you  eating/cooking  lately? Just the typical summer fare.  Brats, Mets, Hamburgers.  In other words things that can be grilled and made without much fuss and is a little lighter than making winter type food.  Also doing a lot of fruit and some veggies too.

4.  Do you surf on your computer? Tell us about it, won't you?  Not a lot of surfing unless there's something I'm really looking for.  I more often stay in apps such as some games and Instagram and FaceBook.

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thankful Thursday

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"This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24 NKJV

Sometimes you just have to choose to rejoice and be glad.  We got word this morning that another cousin has passed away.  That's 4 cousins or their spouses that have passed away  in the last few weeks.  Instead of being angry, I choose to trust that God knows what He is doing.  As far as I know, they all knew the Lord and are with him now, reunited with other family members.  We lost another great friend earlier this week too and He is also in heaven.  

It seems to me that heaven is getting sweeter and sweeter all the time.  I'm looking forward to the day when I can join that big family reunion.  Don't get me wrong, I don't want to go right now as I still have things to accomplish here.  But won't that be a sweet time when it comes.

Thank you Lord for your blessings on me.  If you don't have the assurance that you will be there, here is the scripture that tells you how to become His child.

"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

And this is the reason why.

"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 3, 2021

Thankful Thursday

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Today I am remembering my mom and dad and I am very thankful for them and the life they gave me.  They taught me to love Jesus and I thank them for that most of all.

Today is both mom and dad's birthday and their anniversary.  Dad would have been 93 today and mom would have been 88 and they would have been married 71 years.  I miss them so much and would love to see them and talk with them again, but would never ask for them to come back.  No way would I want them to leave heaven for even a minute.  So instead I will wait until I get called home and will get to spend all eternity with them.

Happy Birthday and Anniversary in Heaven, Dad and Mom.  I love you!

This is the whole family in 1969

So what are you thankful for today?

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

A Sentence a Day - May 2021

1 - Saturday.  Went to a favorite Mexican place for lunch and took my sister shopping.

2 - Sunday.  Church and a nice nap in the afternoon (if you can't tell, a Sunday afternoon nap is my favorite)

3 - Monday.  

4 - Tuesday.  

5 - Wednesday.  Prep work and temporary crown done.

6 - Thursday.  

7 - Friday.  We had a beautiful sky Friday while I was out with the dog.

8 - Saturday.  Went to lunch with my sister and her husband and then did some grocery shopping with my other sister  

9 - Sunday.  Celebrated Mother’s Day with my mother-in-law and had lasagna and talked with both our  girls too. 

10 - Monday.  Had my annual mammogram and got a good report...got a Starbucks drink to celebrate.


11 - Tuesday.  Great Bible study with the ladies with great discussion and saw a peacock on the way to church.

12 - Wednesday. Watched a show new to us called Murdoch Mysteries and we both liked the first episode. 

13 - Thursday.  After work we came and I made us some dinner and then did some crocheting and watching TV.

14 - Friday.  Picked up Chinese for dinner and then did laundry at home.

15 - Saturday.  We went to a Food Truck Rally and Craft Show to check it out as we are going to have a table at another one in the fall...I think it’s going to be fun  

16 - Sunday.  Church and nap for a good day.

17 - Monday.  Went in to work a couple hours late and then a quiet evening at home  

18 - Tuesday.  Great Bible Study lesson on Joseph and God’s redeeming love.

19 - Wednesday.  Quiet day at work and home with hubby’s online Bible study.

20 - Thursday.  Found out today my cousin's husband passed away last night...so sad...except he was a wonderful Christian and now he is with Jesus and no longer suffering.

21 - Friday.  Went to dinner with my mother-in-law and had such a good time talking and eating.

22 - Saturday.  Had Chuy's for lunch and it was so good and then ran some errands and spent the evening at home.

23 - Sunday.  Church and such a wonderful morning service and hubby preached about David and He brought out some things I had never thought about in reference to the story of David and Goliath.

24 - Monday.  Dentist appointment and had more work than I knew was going to happen so I ended up not going to work afterwards because I was so numb.

25 - Tuesday.  Last night of our ladies' Bible Study until fall and I'm sure going to miss these get-togethers.

26 - Wednesday.  Work and then hubby's online Bible Study filmed at home.

27 - Thursday.  Picked up dinner on the way home and spent a nice evening at home working on bills and watching TV.

28 - Friday.  Got up early and went to the local hospital for lab work and then to work for the day.

29 - Saturday.  Went to my cousin's, husband's funeral.

30 - Sunday.  Church...morning and evening and a nice nap in between.

31 - Monday - It was Memorial Day so I had the day off and we went to a picnic with my husband's family and also put some flags out at yhe cemetery on some family graves.

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