Monday, July 30, 2012

Our children

Oh, yeah!

Have a week filled with blessings as you take the time to enjoy (and discipline) those precious gifts from God who teach us in every way what life is all about--the fun, the blessings, the trials.  How they help us, beating our pride into the dust, lifting our spirits so that they soar, helping us to learn what it really means to love unconditionally.  Through good and difficult times,


Sunday, July 29, 2012

"If the Lord can calm a storm, He can prevent one. So when He permits you to go through storms, it’s to show you that you don’t have a problem He can’t solve; that you may be powerless in the situation but He’s not; and that through this experience you’ll come to know Him in a way you have never known Him before. So learn these lessons well and come out stronger on the other side."

 This was on the facebook page of Bobby Avilez, a missionary friend in Thailand.  By experience he understands this, and his family is a role model to us.  I thank God for you, Bobby.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

From an Arkansas girl who likes hot weather--generally.

Have a blessed weekend, and just remember that heaven will have perfect weather all the time.  This is a short stay here on earth.  We have all eternity to enjoy perfect weather.  Are you prepared for eternity?

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

I love this!  My beloved husband is not always the most romantic man in the world, but he is a faithful to the end kind of guy, and for that I am eternally grateful.  Our love goes much deeper than just a romantic feeling, but thank the Lord, that's a part of it, too!  What a blessing to have spent 44 years with the same man and to know that our covenant between one another and God is still intact.  I look forward to growing old (er) with him.

Monday, July 23, 2012

There were some things about the "good ole days" that were really, really good.  Like swimming in the creek, or sand lot baseball and basketball, or paper dolls (even making your own), playing outdoors without the fear of abduction.  How can we get rid of ipods, iphones, tablets, computers, and television for just a few days--or weeks or months--and get our kids active again?  Life in the fast lane can get way too fast (and fattening.)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The flag today
"Suppose a nation in some distant Region should take the Bible for their only law Book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited! Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry; to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love, and reverence toward Almighty God ... What a Eutopia, what a Paradise would this region be."
--Diary and Autobiography of John Adams, Vol. III, p. 9.
As you remember our nation and our soldiers, our president and our statesmen, please pray for them that they will grasp the heart of the men who began our nation. Pray that once again hearts will be turned toward the spirit of true liberty and that God will be honored in our land.

Happy Independence Day!