ISAIAH 26:3
THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE: BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE.

WHAT I LEARNED IN 2008

I FIGURE SOMETHING OUT...
YOU ARE NEVER TO OLD TO LEARN..
WE ALL SOMETIMES THINK THAT
ONLY THE YOUNG CAN LEARN
WRONG!!!!!!!
I LEARNED TO LISTEN TO GOD...
IN 2008 MY LIFE WAS CHANGE..
I LEARNED TO TRUST EVEN WHEN YOU KNEW
THE OUTCOME WOULD LEAVE A HURT HEART
AND EVEN A PERMANENT SCARE OR PERMANENT DISABILITY..
HEBREW 5:8
THOUGH HE WERE A SON, YET HE LEARNED
OBEDIENCE BY THE THINGS WHICH HE SUFFERED.
YOU KNOW WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO SOMEONE AND THEN
GOD SAID YOU HAVE TO LET THEM GO THAT IS EXTREMELY HARD...
SOMETIMES CIRCUMSTANCES IN LIFE ARE JUST FOR A SEASON.....
YOU CAN CHANGE SOMEONES LIFE EVEN IF IT IS JUST TEMPORARY...
THEN MY PERSONAL SCARE ON MY NECK FROM
SURGERY THIS YEAR....
BELIEVE ME I HAD TO TRULY TRUST GOD WITH THIS SITUATION....
THE RESULTS COULD HAVE RESULTED IN PERMANENT DISABILITY..
I HAVE TOLD GOD WHATEVER THE OUTCOME I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE HIM..
IF YOU DECIDED TO TAKE MY ABILITY TO SPEAK OR SING,
OR ABILITY TO WALK
THEN THAT IS YOUR DECISION..
NO MATTER THE OUTCOME I WOULD STILL WALK WITH YOU
ALL THE DAYS OF MY LIFE..
PHILIPIANS 4:11
NOT THAT I SPEAK IN RESPECT OF WANT: FOR I HAVE LEARNED,
IN WHATSOEVER STATE I AM, THEREWITH TO BE CONTENT.
I HAVE SEEN RELATIONSHIPS MENDED AND FAMILY TIES RESTORED..
THIS REQUEST OF THE LORD SEEM LIKE A FOREVER REQUEST
ONE THOUGHT HE OR SHE WOULD NEVER SEE IN ONES LIFE TIME...
I LEARNED THAT PATIENCE IS THE KEY..
GOD'S TIMING IS PERFECT...
II TIMOTHY 3:14
BUT CONTINUE THOU IN THE THINGS WHICH THOU HAS LEARNED
AND HAST BEEN ASSURED OF,
KNOWING OF WHOM THOU HAST LEARNED THEM;
SO THIS IS MY MOTTO FOR THE NEW YEAR
CONTINUE TO LEARN AND
REMEMBER WHOM I LEARNED THEM FROM
IN HIM HAVE I LEARNED

GOD ARE YOU STILL THERE???

My Lord are you out there.....

Somedays I feel I am just fighting my battles on my own....

Is that the case or am I just not letting you be in charge....

Yes, I am guilty of trying to take charge and not letting my Savior drive....

Do you ever have those weeks where everything

just brings you back to that self pity stage...

Or Why me, or my statement WHAT IF????

It seems we all try to carry to much on our plates all the time....

Or we just came to the table with way to much to ask for...

God can you let this happen, and this happen and this happen.....

I Corinthians 13:13

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest is charity.

Charity----LOVE---God knows what is best, when is best and where is best....
I John 4:19
We love him, because he first loved us..
Do you see that word FIRST-- HE loved you first, and
you thought it was daddy and mommy or you spouse....
So since HE loved us first then HE would be the one who knows best for us...
I glad I know my Savior and I am glad HE knows me and
HE is my Pilot..

Bedroom Upgrade!!

Well, it will actually become a reality by the end of the week... He painted the ceilings in our bedroom and bathroom today... We are making progress... I told my husband all I wanted from him was some good hard labor while he is off work this week... Yes, I wanted our bedroom handmade card on Christmas day inside a little message"Your new painter"...

P.S. I made it to my 150 post today on my blog!!! WOW!!!

Baking Day with Papaw


Digital Camera/Video






I think he could not believe he received this from papaw and mamaw!!!!!

CHRISTMAS PICTURES


They all could not get over all the pencils in their stockings.... They had candy of course and a huge magical marker...



















We had a wonderful Christ-mas we spent most of the day at my parent's house... We were rather tired of turkey and ham... We decided to have a breakfast brunch with fruit platter....
The boys received the game "Clue" which we played for three hours on Sunday with them that is in between church services..








This is the family dog "Misty" she enjoyed the day at papaw and mamaw...


































These are the gifts they received from their grandparent's in Michigan....


























A NEW LIGHT IN THIS WORLD OF DARKNESS...

JOHN 8:12 I AM THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD: HE THAT FOLLOWETH ME SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, BUT SHALL HAVE THE LIGHT OF THE LIFE.

WE ARE APPROACHING A NEW YEAR... YES, WE ALL HAVE THESE BIG PLANS OF DIETING, REMODELING, MAKING FINANCIAL CHANGES FOR THE NEW YEAR, MAKE FAMILY CHANGES FOR THE YEAR, SPEND MORE TIME IN GOD'S WORD, AND THE LIST COULD GO ON AND ON... HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO FOR THE NEW YEAR.... THAT SEEMS TO BE WHAT MY THOUGHTS HAVE BEEN ON A LOT LATELY... WHAT CHANGES WILL HAPPENED IN THIS YEAR... IT SEEMS IN OUR LIFE'S 2008 WE HAVE SEEN A LOT OF THINGS IN LIFE I THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER SEE WHILE I WAS ON THIS EARTH...SOME EVEN TO CLOSE TO HOME PERSONAL CHANGES....
BUT THE MORE I THINK ABOUT IT I REALIZE MY GOD WAS IN CHARGE THE ENTIRE YEAR THROUGH.... WITH THE NEW YEAR JUST AROUND THE CORNER....
TALK TO GOD ABOUT IT HE IS ALWAYS PRESENT...HIS EARS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE AN APPOINTMENT

Jesus is better than Santa

Jesus is Better than Santa
Santa lives at the North Pole.
JESUS is everywhere.
Santa rides in a sleigh
JESUS rides on the wind and walks on the water.
Santa comes but once a year
JESUS is an ever present help.
Santa fills your stockings with goodies
JESUS supplies all your needs.
Santa comes down your chimney uninvited
JESUS stands at your door and knocks..
And then enters your heart.
You have to stand in line to see Santa
JESUS is as close as the mention of His name.
Santa lets you sit on his lap
JESUS lets you rest in His arms.
Santa doesn't know your name, all he can say is"Hi little boy or girl, What's your name?"
JESUS knew our name before we did.
Not only does He know our name,
He knows our address too.
He knows our history and future and He
even knows how many hairs are on our heads.
Santa has a belly like a bowl full of jelly
JESUS has a heart full of love.
All Santa can offer is HO HO HO
JESUS offers health, help and hope.
Santa says "You better not cry"
JESUS says "Cast all your cares on me
for I care for you.
Santa's little helpers make toys
JESUS makes new life, mends wounded hearts,
repairs broken homes and builds mansions.
Santa may make you chuckle but
JESUS gives you joy that is your strength.
While Santa puts gifts under your tree
JESUS became our gift and died on the tree.
It's obvious there is really no comparison.
We need to remember WHO Christmas is all about.
We need to put Christ back in Christmas.
Jesus is still the reason for the season.
May the Lord Bless and
Watch over you andyour loved ones this Christmas 2008
And may He prosper and bless the work of your
hands in the New Year.

"IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH"

All year we've had recognized friends and family members birthday...

Look in just a couple of days the birth of the most AMAZING, RIGHTEOUS, MIRACULOUS, GENEROUS AND WONDERFUL--- THE CREATED ONE, THE IMPORTANT ONE, THE ROCK, OUR FOUNDATION, OUR SHIELD, THE MESSIAH, THE SON OF THE HIGHEST, OUR FAITH, OUR SAVIOR...---- THAT IS JUST A FEW CHARACTERISTICS OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR...
THE MOST IMPORTANT BIRTH OF ANY PERSON EVERY BORN ON THIS EARTH AND WE ARE ABOUT TO CELEBRATE HIS BIRTH..
WHAT DO YOU THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN LIKE TO BEEN ASKED TO BE HIS PARENT'S....
LUKE 1:28 AND THE ANGEL CAME IN UNTO HER, AND SAID, HAIL, THOU THAT ART HIGHLY FAVORED, THE LORD IS WITH THEE: BLESSED ART THOU AMONG WOMEN.

LUKE 1:30 AND THE ANGEL SAID UNTO HER, FEAR NOT MARY: FOR THOU HAST FOUND FAVOR WITH GOD.
LUKE 1:31 AND, BEHOLD, THOU SHALT CONCEIVE IN THY WOMB, AND BRING FORTH A SON, AND SHALT CALL HIS HAME JESUS.

Family Times

Yesterday, we got together at my parent's house... My mother's side of the family was there... We had a wonderful time of fellowship and way to much food.... We talked about how the family is getting smaller and my uncle indicated now himself and his wife are the oldest left on his wife side of the family.... We've had a lot of sickness and surgeries this year in the family... The list is a mile long let me tell you--- aunts, uncles, cousins, children, and parents either surgery or some close calls to death.... God has seen us all through even when some of us thought we would not see another Christmas.... I told some family members yesterday it really seems like this year was a hard year of a lot of pain and worry....... Now, we have future burdens we are concern about and it is all scary let me tell you... I have a uncle that has stomach surgery on Monday of this coming week...Please pray for our little man Kenny daily right now I am a very concern mother-- Pray for us to find just the right hospital, surgeon, nurses and etc... My family is such a godly family on my mother's side we have walked through valley's you could not possible imagine.. Our Saviour has given us the grace to make it through... My one aunt quoted this scripture to me a lot lately which she is correct-- Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Take time to read this entire chapter..

Just a little Christmas Spirit




Prayer Request


Greenlee family please remember them in your prayers... I went to the funeral last night and stay a few minutes.... Now, that I am older I really have a hard time at funerals my emotions I can not seem to control... In fact, one of her daughter just embraced me last night and told me this was extremely hard on her....She lives in another state so she is very concern for her dad and her brother... Just pray for the family this was such and unexpected death...


Prayer Request

Please pray for the Jamie Webb family... He pasted away Monday morning some of you may remember he was gentlemen in a car accident 3 1/2 years ago I-40 and he was left paralyzed. He was an amazing man because he would go and preach from his wheelchair after his car accident... Mark 16:20 Any they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

Please pray for the Shelby Greenlee family also... She pasted away on Monday evening... She is a lady I worked with at the tax company.. She was my supervisor for two years... She was a hard working lady also... This will be a hard tax season for all of us since we have now lost two employees since November of this year.... Just keep this family in your prayers...

Our pastor reference these scriptures last night... Galatians 6:4 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ...

What a Day!!!

Can you believe it another day came and gone..... Why is it that we always seem to have way too much to do in December... Not to mention all the gifts to make and all the decoration to put up... No wonder we all get to caught in the Christmas holidays we forget the reason for the season....
I had to be at basketball practice and a dance recital with two son's tonight at the same time... Believe me this was certainly a miracle from God... You will not believe this but both events were on the same street just across from each other... Now, I certainly did not plan that and the basketball coach and dance teacher did not get together and plan that... I am giving my God created for that one...

Where Has The Time Gone

I am telling you the week-end has flown by... Hubby had the week-end off, but I hardly got to see him... Friday, I went to Knoxville with little sis and mom... It was after 10 pm when we got back home... Then on Saturday we went to Knoxville again to see a Christmas program at Wallace Baptist it was great and then afterwards we stop and ate it was 8pm when we got home... Then Sunday morning well it was another all day event.... We had our Christmas program last night at church so we stayed all day to set-up and practice it was after 8pm again when we got home... Let me tell I was exhausted last night after the program I was having some chest pain by the time the night had ended... I think I had over done it.... In fact, I had some discomfort for about five days now not sure why? Just keep me in your prayers..... What a week-end though with all the excitement and shopping, going to Christmas programs and being in a Christmas program....
God was go and faithful and HE guided us through the days and kept us safe...

DISCIPLINE


Our pastor made a comment that I just had to pass on in prayer meeting last night....


We have to discipline ourselves to do what is right to stay Spiritually healthy...


Romans 12:2 And be ye not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of GOD.


It does take discipline to walk with God, and we all know it takes focus... Who is your focus today or what is your focus?????


III John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.


Christmas Mene


I would have to say many ladies in my life have been encouraging to me... I do not know a lot of people who blog... But I do have close friends I will have to say something about... Since I do not have a lot of blogging friends I decided not to spot links to website's....
WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU LEMONS JUST MAKE LEMONADE.

1. Nana Banana Designs... She is a lady I worked with in the past and what a friend she has always been to me... She is a prayer warrior... She very creative and much talent with making homemade crafts for her family.. She is always helping her family friends out most certainly very helpful with her grandchildren.... She is currently serving lemonade has she prepares for Christmas with her family.


2. Jess Leigh.......She is a loving mother who just adores her two little boys... She can photograph with the best of them... She is full of life and creativity. She is working on processing lemonade with her family as they plan to build a house in the near future...


3. Nut Slightly Cracked -- She is my sister-in-law and loving stay home mom who just loves to scrapbook.. She has three beautiful children who just adore their mother... She is very creative with the camera and she loves to take photo's... She is currently remodeling or making lemonade in their farm house they just purchased this year which the kids are just adoring all the farm animals....

4. Beth--- What a friend... I guess I could never find a friend who I am more closer to... She is a wonderful godly friend and wonderful mother to her now three children... We have known each other now for 12 years... Many years we have had a long distance relationship and now she lives in a near by county.... She just had a baby boy on Nov. 25th (my husband's birthday) so she is dealing with making a lot of lemonade right now with all these changes in her family.

5. Jenn -- We have not know each that long just via blogging... But we have so much in common it is strange... She is a very loving mom to her children and she is a homeschooling mom and we face a lot of challenges similar each day....She is currently making lemonade I am sure from all that laundry she just folded....

6. Stacy--- Stacy is lady I meant in February 08...She is a nail tech and we get to see each other on a weekly basis... It is amazing some of the way's we think alike and she is very godly young christian lady.. We just took foster care classes together... Her dream and her husband is to start a children's range in our county to help with foster children... Which I would just love to be a part of.... She is making lemonade with her husband as they are seeking to take custody of his children from a previous marriage... Please be in prayer for them as they go to court very soon...

7. Amy--- My sister and my friend... You know growing up was not so easy to get alone with someone nine years younger than yourself... How could this be so hard well we would argue about anything... Now, I could not ask for a closer relationship.... I can call her at all hours of the night and she is there to listen to me... She is making lemonade in her life and she has decided to make a career change she is going back to college in the Spring....

8. My mother--- What a best friend... I have a very close relationship with my mother and what blessing it to have her in my life... She is a very godly mother and I know with all her inspiration she has inspired me to want to be more and more like her... I strive to raise my children on a daily basis to be the best Christian's possible... That is my goal in life for my children to help them to always have the desire to serve God is every aspect of their life's....My mother is making lemonade daily just alternating clothes for individuals... She can make you something beautiful...
9. Brenda--- Brenda I meant in 2003... She was one of those unexpected relationships that you would never dream off... My husband and I foster her two grand boys for three months... She is wonderful cook and she could out cook any chief out there... She is making lemonade as the Lord as given her the responsibility to raise her two grand boys...
10. Summer--- This is a friend from church... She is a wonderful christian mother of three who I have become very close to.... She is a prayer warrior also... She would take the shirt off her back and give it to you... She is making lemonade in her life on a daily basis she has a miracle child that was born three years ago at five months...

I decorated with more RED


My hubby was so kind to stop by and pick up the bows I had made at the florist on the way home from work this morning... Can you see the bow and can you see all the red snowflakes?????

This is one look at our TREE



I plan to do a little changes later and I will post them later of our tree... I just wanted to make mention of our ANGEL on our tree I looked for years for the perfect Angel and this one I got from ABC distributing... I named her Cassandra because it reminds me of my cousin who I was very, very close to and who God took home at a very early age of 36. When I put it on my tree I am always reminded of her love and kindness she brought to this world just before she died.. Even on her death bed she was a witness to her family members...

God Reminds Me He Still With Me..

Cleaning out something in my room this morning was a little difficult and then I went to our morning devotions... Look at scripture verse for today's lesson...
ROMANS 8:37
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

I was tagged twice by my sister Amy and Ms. Debbie

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags--Wrapping paper.

2. Real tree or Artificial? Have an artificial, but like real trees too!

3. When do you put up the tree? Usually Thanksgiving day or the day after! This year was a week after.

4. When do you take the tree down? I will probably leave it up until the middle of January.

5. Do you like eggnog? NO!!!

6. Favorite gift received as a child? Bicycle

7. Hardest person to buy for? Father-in-law (gift card it is)

8. Easiest person to buy for? My sisters

9. Do you have a nativity scene? Yes

10. Mail or email Christmas cards? Usually mail

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? A dress from aunt

12. Favorite Christmas Movie? Christmas Shoes

13. When do you start shopping for Christmas? All year long

14. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? Yes

15.Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Pumpkin pie!! and the Cranberry Deserts

16. Lights on the tree? Multi-Color

17. Favorite Christmas song? "Breath of Heaven"

18.Travel at Christmas or stay home? Both, we alternate with the families

19. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer's? I thought there is only one important one Rudolph

20. Angel on the tree top or a star? An angel.

21. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morn.

22. Most annoying thing about this time of the year? Those long lines.

23. Favorite ornament theme or color? Red and white. Because it reminds who's birthday it really is and the "RED reminds me of his blood shed and the WHITE reminds of he will wash my sins away to white as snow.

24. Favorite for Christmas dinner? Everything

25. What do you want for Christmas this year? All my family to be together both sister's please Lord.

26. Who is most likely to respond to this? I don't know

27. Who is least likely to respond to this? I don't know

28. Do you go to Church on Christmas? If it falls on a Sunday

29. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Oh!! I have always really enjoyed Christmas don't tell me Santa not real.... He is real if you only Believe...

I tagged Ms. Shanda

The Reason for the Season

I was thinking about gifts for the year for family and friends.... What should I get this person and this most loving person.....
We all know what Mary's gift was "JESUS"... LUKE 2:30-32 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God....And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:
In verse 31 it said she found favour with God.... WOW!! Mary must have felt unworthy at first, but then just think what an amazing task to be given.... verse 31 and He shall be call the Son of the Highest...( that is better than be the mother of the president)...

What will your gift be to family and friends this year....Are you asking God what to give that precious friend or family member....
I read a story on Saturday that I thought you might just appreciate as much as I did....There was this lady named Ursula that had moved from Switzerland to New York City.... It was her first Christmas in NY and she wonder what will I get all my family for Christmas... They all seem to have it all and more than they needed... Even as myself really have more that I need... So thought about it some more...Then she had and unique ideal... She was off work on Christmas Eve and she thought I will go to the dept. store and buy a gift she took awhile to decide... But then at last that was just the right gift what I needed to buy, so she had it wrapped... As she left the store she asked the doormen were is the poorest street in town.... He gave her a few street names... Then she headed to one of those street... She see a Salvation Army ringer, so she asked him where a particular street was and asked him if he knew anyone with a baby girl who was of a certain age... He said with a strong 'YES' I know just the street and just the baby girl... He told her since his shift was ending very soon he would go with her which she was so appreciative.... She flagged the taxi cab down and they arrived very shortly now by this time it was dark... Once they arrived the taxi drive said take your time Miss I will wait patiently wait on you..The family lived on the third floor, so once they arrived the salvation ringer said shall we go up... But she shook her head I do not want them to thank me because the gift is not from me so she gave the package to him and she instructed him to say it's from...from someone who has everything... After, arriving back at her house the cab driver said Miss no charge because I have already been paid in other words by her act of kindness.... Now, the next day she got up early and set her table with special care and there was much excitement and laughter of Christmas morning....Soon once the family arrived and it was gift opening time and there was unwrapped gifts everywhere, but everyone noticed there was no gift's from Ursula to them.... I sure they all wonder what was going on.... Where are our gift's from her???? So she told her story about the dept. store, the salvation army man, and the taxi cab driver... "So she told them I try to do an act of kindness in your name... And this is my Christmas present to you......" They each realized she had offered something of far greater value: a gift of the heart, and act of kindness carried out in our name... She has brought the true spirit of Christmas into our lives, the spirit of selfless giving...
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I need... That is what Christmas is about... The gift of giving not the gift of receiving....

It's My Birthday

I had a wonderful birthday today... I was so blessed to have family and friends to spend the day with... The early part of the day we went to KY and did a little shopping and then this evening for dinner we had Christmas get together at church... My parent's went and brought a cake to church yes it said Happy Birthday on it... Well, we had a wonderful day... I am so bless to have had another birthday trust me with the year I've been through I thought I would never make it to another birthday.....
Thank you Dear Lord for another year to have served you!!!
My mother-in-law said now your 3 dozens year old..... I guess if you can add you have figure that out....Ha!! Ha!!

Christmas




Some pictures from Christmas 2005

CHRISTMAS CARD






OUR FIRST CHRISTMAS CARD FOR THE YEAR!!! I VERY MUCH ENJOY THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.... I AM CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF PUTTING UP OUR CHRISTMAS TREE WHAT A CHORE..

Prayer Request

I guess this is certainly a week of prayer for my blog... Just have seem to be a late of more immediate request this week in my family and friends.... Our pastor and his wife daughter April is having some kidney problems and in a extreme amount of pain... She is in needs of a corrective surgery but will not ba a permanent correction... She was at the doctor this week and they said something needs to be done immmediately...
My mother goes to her medical doctor for her check-up today... Please pray for traveling mercies to Knoxville and a good report....
1 Timothy 2:8
I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up
holy hands, without wrath and doubting.
John 17:20
Jesus speaking
Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall
believe on me through the word.

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST

I HAVE A COUSIN BY MARRIAGE ON MY MOTHER'S SIDE OF THE FAMILY... IN FACT, IT IS MY MOTHER'S BROTHER SON-IN-LAW... HIS NAME IS "REED" PLEASE, PLEASE PRAY FOR HIM... HE IS EXTREME NEED FOR A KIDNEY TRANSPLANT... HE HAS BEEN ON THE LIST FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS NOW..... HE IS CRITICAL AT THIS MOMENT IN THE HOSPITAL AND IT DOES NOT SOUND GOOD AT ALL... PLEASE ASK FOR GOD'S HAND OF GUIDANCE IN THIS SITUATION.... PLEASE PRAY THAT A KIDNEY BECOMES AVAILABLE FOR HIM...
GOD WILL BLESS OUR PRAYERS IF WE JUST COME TOGETHER AND ASK HIM DURING THIS TIME OF NEED.

WHO'S BIRTHDAY MONTH IS IT!!!!

WE ALL HAVE HAD OUR COMPLAINTS ABOUT CHRISTMAS BEING CELEBRATED TO SOON.... DECORATION IN THE STORE OUT TO SOON THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC BEING PLAYED TO SOON... WAIT WE ARE FORGETTING WHO'S BIRTHDAY WE ARE CELEBRATING THIS MONTH... "JESUS" "THE MESSIAH" THE HOLY ONE"


NOW, LET'S ALL REALLY REMEMBER THE REASON FOR THE SEASON AND WHY WE CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS... IF WE DO NOT STOP THE COMPLAINING THEN WE WILL STOP HEARING THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC BEING PLAYED IN PUBLIC PLACES.... REMEMBER WE SHOULD ASK GOD WHAT TO BUY SOMEONE I MEAN IT IS JESUS BIRTHDAY NOT THE PERSON YOU
ARE BUYING OR MAKING THE GIFT FOR.......


This website was passed on to me check it out......http://pocketfullofchange.org/.... You certainly will be bless with this ladies ministry and comments about celebration of Christmas....

CHRISTMAS 2007

THESE ARE CHRISTMAS PICTURES WE HAD TAKEN LAST YEAR...

PRAYER REQUEST

Most, of you know that our little Kenny was born with an enlarge heart.... Well, he has done well for the past five years... Today, we went for our yearly appt. The specialist is getting a little more concern now and thinks maybe we should not wait until he is a teen to correct this problem... We have to go back in four weeks for more testing and then follow-up again in April.. The specialist said he wanted to talk to several other specialist and allow these doctors to read the records to get several more, more and more opinions for us..... Just be in prayer for our little Kenny.... We could be looking at heart surgery next summer for him.... He has prayed for years that "JESUS" would heal him and that surgery will not be required to correct his heart condition... God will give him this healing power even if it requires surgery... Thank you for your prayers family and friends....

Please help I guess

that is what I get for using this company

for my home page. I am finally happy with

my home page,

but how do I get this link

off my front page.... And if
delete it then there goes the wallpaper????

Help??????

God's Does Care


I guess you can say it's getting closer to Christmas now... Can you believe it today is Dec. 1st and what a year it has been...
I just thankful to God for all his wonderful protection He has given my family and myself all year... He is a friend that has stuck closer than a brother... I had surgery and then my youngest son had surgery, my mother had a stroke, but with it all we were given blesses from God.. I can testify that God gave me the strength thou my surgery and wonderful healing process. My biggest scare concerning my surgery was losing my voice and God never allow that to happen sure I had a few ups and down after my surgery..... But through it all I survived... Then when my mother had stroke God allow my sister, and my husband to be there with her... Do you even know what a blessing???? My sister wanted to go on first shift and since our's mother's stroke they have allowed her to continue on this shift.. By the way, my sister lives about 1/2 miles from mom and dad...
I can not even begin to tell you some wonderful family memories that were made this year....Yes, through all of these difficult times we have had this year.. I heard this favorite slogan from a friend in the past... And this to God will see me through and He did and He always does... God is gracious and He is always more kind to us than we deserves...
I think God is just wonderful and what better person or thing could guide my life and my family.. I tell you no one and nothing.. That is for sure...
HAPPY THANKSGIVING FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
PLEASE TAKE THIS DAY TO BE THANKFUL FOR ALL GOD HAS BLESS YOU WITH... IF YOU START THINKING ABOUT IT YOUR LIST WOULD BE SO LONG IT WILL AMAZE YOU WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR YOU......

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


PSALMS 118:1

O GIVE thanks unto the Lord, for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.



My wish for all you is a blessed day with your family and friends on this

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY.


LET'S ALL REMEMBER WHAT WE NEED TO BE THANKFUL FOR...

I AM SO THANKFUL FOR MY SAVIOR, MY SPOUSE, MY CHILDREN AND MY PARENTS AND ALL OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS AND OUR FRIENDS IN CHRIST...

MOST THANKFUL THIS WEEK IS HIS ANSWER TO PRAYERS IN OUR LIFE'S

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BABY!!!







YES, WE HAVE ANOTHER BIRTHDAY IN THE HOUSE.... THIS IS AN AMAZING MAN IN EVERY WAY POSSBILE... HE IS MY HUSBAND AND A GREAT DAD TO THE BOYS... HE IS GETTING UP THERE I TOLD HIM NOT LONG NOW UNSTILL THE BOTH OF US REACH THAT NEXT DECADE IN LIFE.... HE SAID I NOT GETTING OLD I'M NOT I SAID I'M NOT...



Family Night

We decided earlier this week we would get together has a family.... Mom made her famous homemade pizza... I can remember growing up we always wanted mom's pizza and my cousins always were requesting mom's pizza when they come over to visit... We had a good time of fellowship.... My sister had her hubby called me before we left he said make sure you bring the music... Yes, my sister really enjoyed singing for God.... I just really miss being able to sing with my other sister also. Anyway, back in September I was helping mom clean a little in the basement... Our boys think it is the greatest thing to do at mama and papa go treasure hunting in the basement I believe (well that besides their swimming pool in the summer months)... You know we all moved back in 2006 to different counties... If you have ever moved you know our things get lost in the bustle of moving... In September, I found some of our sound tracks in fact about 12 of them that were missing....
My sister and I was going over those songs last night... We had forgotten about some of them and even the words... You all know God has to remind you sometimes He is in control of our life's.... If I remember correctly God gave us this song when we started the process of fostering to adopt the boys.. Read the words of this song and I added it to my play list first song....
"STAND STILL"
The Father has a plan, thought it's hard to see it now
You feel you're walkin' all alone, but He is there, no doubt,
When the storm around you rages, and you're tossed to and fro
When you're faced with life's decisions, not sure which way to go
CHORUS
Stand still and let God move
Standing still is hard to do
When you feel you have reached the end
He'll make away for you
Stand still and let God move
When the enemy surrounds you and the walls are closin'in
When the tide is swiftly rising and you wonder where He's been
Friend there never was a moment that His arms weren't reaching out
You can rest assured and be secure, God is moving right now
Ephesians 6:10
Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

PRAISE THE LORD!!

Yes, I can praise the Lord in everything--even in the good times and the bad times :(
I can certainly be thankful to the Lord for this answer prayer... Our little Gracie and her brother and sister have been restated on their insurance with the state... I am so happy for the past two months these kids have been without insurance do not ask us why, but someone decided they needed to cancel their insurance.... I know the family is very grateful they even went back and picked up the tab at the hospital in the ER when she was so sick in September and had walking pneumonia... I know now God is still watching out for the kids when it seems no one else is really doing everything they can to help....
Another, little praise it just tickle my soul for my children to be in God's word daily in their life... With the curriculum I have choices for our kids they are learning verses everyday in their school work.. Which just excite me totally to know that it thrills my souls when they find something themselves and come running look mommy what I found in the BIBLE... Our little man which is just 8 years old was reading his BIBLE on Wednesday and this is what he found.. I John chapter 4 really caught his attention... Took a look at what verse 20 said.... If a man say, I love God, and hateth, his brother, he is a liar, for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath see, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? He was so blessed to find this verse that on Wednesday night he was stopping church members and saying let me show you what I found in the BIBLE and reading it to them... This is something I even needed to be reminded of that this verse was in the Bible... God loves everyone and God can find good in everyone He can mode anyone that is willing, into what HE wants them to be.. It is important that we instill God's word in our children at an early age in life.... If we can just all see the importance to study and to hide God's word in our hearts it can never be taken from us... My parents use to tell us girls growing up if you have God's word in your heart that can't be taken from you.... We all pray it never happens during our children's life's or during our grandchildren life's but one day America's may not be able to have Bibles in their homes....

"In HIM There is PEACE"

God is still working on me to make me what I ought to be-one little line of a familiar song that most of you know.... "He's Still Working On Me".......
This morning we got together with our co-op home school group at First Bapt. This mommy took some time out and found a quiet room just to talk with the Lord. I asked the Lord to give me strength, to give wisdom, to give me peace and comfort and to give me grace to speak correctly. To give me answer to do what is right... In the room a scripture verse was displayed just the scripture I needed just for today.... John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Just being able to talk to friends today that are familiar with the world of foster care really helped me.. Which brought me back to reality of why my husband and I choice to start this way of life... We are doing it for the children because they need someone who will speak up for them...

Turkey!!!


The boys made these yesterday afternoon for an school project. What do you think? I picked these up at a craft store I guess about three months back. My hubby said boys where's the meat.... He told them I hope mommy gets a bigger turkey than that for thanksgiving dinner.

Who's Team!!

Our devotional this morning talked about being on the right team.... Who's team are you scoring for??? You know when you think the wrong thing, or speak the wrong thing, or go the wrong direction or do not do what God is calling you to do or just asking you to do.... You are scoring for the wrong team.... Yes, anytime we do something incorrectly we are scoring for Satan.... I told my boys this morning lying, disobedience, arguing is example of scoring for the wrong team... So today we are going to make it a goal of making sure we score for the right team in everything we do.....We should set goals in our daily life whether it be to accomplish a task and make a goal to complete... Whether it be to take time to contact a friend for the day to help the neighbor for the day....We all should take time to be kind that would be scoring for the right Team... Are you on the winning team today are you scoring daily for the right team.... A good question to ask yourself....
Ephesians 5:29-32 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby your are sealed unto the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be out away from you, will all malice. And be ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake has forgiven you.

Knoxville Zoo































We heard it was free day at the "zoo" so we went Saturday... The children really enjoyed it... Yes, it was a little cold with the wind, but God stopped the rain from falling while we were there..





"Jesus Christ" is Coming

I can not believe Christmas is just around the corner.... Yes, I know we all have thankfulness on our mind and your all wondering were is she going with this....
On Friday, as the boys and I was heading to school we had the radio on and Christmas music was playing.... We decided that Santa Clause is coming to town really was wrote incorrectly if you listen to the words.... He's making a list and he's checking it twice he's going to find out who's naughty and nice.... Okay, now you really think I have lost it... Let's replace all the Santa Clause to Jesus Christ.... Jesus Christ is coming to town (repeat) and he's making a list and checking it twice and he's going find out who's naughty and nice.... Does he not???? I was very impress my boys were listening to the song closely enough they said mommy I think if we really think about it Jesus Christ does know who has been good and he is checking it twice.. So we decided for know on we will sing it with Jesus Christ....Because He is coming and so soon...
Last night at our church pastor did not preach instead He had members of the church get up and testify about their salvation and why they came to our church... My dad got up and spoke... He said that in November of 1972 my mother had went to church with her sister and my mother was pregnant with me at the time.... My mom was saved that night at church just days before I was born in Dec 6th 1972 (whoops!! I told my age). Anyway, my mom came in the house and this is what she said that night to him.... Do you know who's coming???? Dad, first thought he said was the entire church is coming over to try to get him in church....Anyway, mother answer Jesus is Coming!!! Then in Feb 1973 my dad was saved... I am so grateful to God that my parents were saved during the very earlier part of my childhood... My dad and mom was raised in Christian homes that did not believe in complete assurance they thought you could lose your salvation it was only a hope so salvation... But God showed my parents as adult that you can have full assurance and know you are saved and going to have a home eternally in Heaven... God timing is perfect because my parents were married for five years before they had children then just before their first child was born God came into my mother's life and then shortly after I was born my dad was given the gift of salvation from God. My sister's and I are so bless to lived in a godly christian home that believes in eternal salvation.
So as you can see twice this week I was reminded that "Jesus Christ" is coming!!! 2 Peter 3:10a But the day of Lord will come as a thief in the night: I Thessalonians 5:2 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
But we can all Praise the Lord and be thankful for our salvation and his blessings...
Psalms 118:1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever: Praise ye the Lord.

4-H baking contest



Wednesday the boys was in a baking contest for 4-H. Robbie received 3rd place in his 5th grade division he made biscuits and Kenny received 2nd place in the 4th grade division he made cornbread muffins.

God's Will


I have a lot troubling me lately.... The answer to unknown questions the unknown of what could dramatically happen in my families life any day from now... Is really pulling me down and I am just in constant prayer with my Savior. I spoke to several friends in person yesterday much encouragement there from each of them just to ride it out and let God lead... He is the one who knows the future and he knows what the outcome will be.... The fear of the unknown the old flesh wanting to know the future when I have the best leader in the world leading me....Wow!! Look out this scripture I found in the NT>>>>Ephesians 1:9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will: according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: Some days I wonder why God lead me down this pathway what does it seem I get deeper and deeper into the unknown... Just when you think your coming up on top you are still just half way up... Ephesians 5:13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light: I known I am doing exactly what the Lord wants me to do right know in my life.... With my boys and with the caring of this other child in our life's maybe even more children in the near future.... But what about this and what about that???????

So I guess I have certainly preaching to myself this morning no matter the situation I am in the questions of the unknown I still need to praise GOD.... He is just trying to mode me in what he wants me to be or what he needs me to do and preparing me for the outcome of it all...
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks in all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ:
If you can find time in your life today think of my family and myself and talk to the Savior for me.... I would certainly appreciate it. My friends and family members are my guardian angels in my life daily I know... I just told my mother last night and leaving her in tears I did not know how she ever made it with raising my sisters and myself without her mother... My grandmother passed around when I was about 5 years old, so I really have no memories of her she had cancer and she died in her 60's... Mom I just wanting you to know you are my friend my inspiration in life my hope is that I can only be half of the mother you were to my sisters and myself... Thank you mom for all you do for your grandchildren even it is just to watch them for the day or for a hour just for me to take time out for myself you are the greatest!!

Some more Fall Decorations




Gracie's thinks these are real I believe she talks to them and tries her best to get them to play with her. They are about four feet tall so their just a little taller than her.





I won't walk without Jesus

You know yesterday was just one of those days where we just felt like doing nothing. I got a little accomplish though. I look at this time of year as peaceful a time when the season is changing a new year in just around the corner. What do you like to do for comfort or rest... I took an late afternoon nap myself. My hubby had a couple of vacation days this week he took... When I stop and think about Lord this week I think of how bless I am for what he has given my family and I... We are so bless to just have each other in our life's. God thank you for just being there for my family and myself day after day.. If you have a chance I added a couple of song to my play list check out, "I won't walk without Jesus" He sent a little unexpected blessing this week that paid for our electricity bill for the month with a couple of dollars extra to spare.. THAT IS GOD!!!!
Psalms 23. The Lord is my shepherd: I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me: thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me presence of my enemies: thou anointest by head with oil: my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.

God Creation

What does HE mean to you??????

I guess some of us just take our family members and friends for grated sometimes... We always assume they know we care... Just take the time to call a friend today you have not contacted in a few months or so... Most importantly we do not need to take our God for grated... Yes, He is always there with a listening ear and He hears your tears and your concerns that are weighing heavy upon your heart.... But can you honestly say you took time for the Lord today.. Did you have a prayer of thankfulness first thing this morning did you take time for the Lord... He is the one that lets you live each day you know... Without Him I would be nothing... I would be a terrible mother, a terrible daughter, a terrible wife and a terrible sister and etc. He is my ROCK, my SHIELD, my ARMOUR and my AUTHORITY. The questions is for you today what does JESUS CHRIST mean to you...
EPHESIANS 5:1-2 BE YE THEREFORE FOLLOWERS OF GOD AS DEAR CHILDREN: AND WALK IN LOVE, AS CHRIST ALSO HATH LOVED US, AND HATH GIVEN HIMSELF FOR US AN OFFERING AND A SACRIFICE TO GOD FOR A SWEETSMELLING SAVOUR.

THANKFULNESS!!











I agree with my friends Thankgiving to many year is just step over and forgotten.. I can remember growing up we have always put up the tree on Thanksgiving day or the day after... To be honest ever year I always love the holidays and putting out decorations I guess everyone problems thinks I go over broad I just wish I had a bigger house then the boys would think they lived in a Christmas village trust me... I would probably have a tree in every room.. My mother oldest sister use to keep her tree up year around and just add ornaments when ever she wanted... My hubby that would drive her crazy, but little Misty (dog) she loves to set under the tree I guess she is looking for heat or looking for hiding place from the kids....




Now, back to thankfulness and I am so thankful for all in life God has given me I could never be more thankful than I am today... First, and foremost I am thankful for my loving Savior and the salvation he gave me as a twelve year old little girl.. I will never forget that day I was in a private school at the time and we always had morning devotion before school started and that day it happened to be my dad giving the lesson and I was in tears at the end. For six years I had convince myself I was saved at a younger age, but that morning I admitted I was a sinner and I was on my way to HELL...The pastor wife took me in a private room and led me to the Savior. I was saved now and now on my way to HEAVEN.... We all have a lot to be thankful for our spouse which I could have search the entire world over and never found a better man... God gave me the best when he gave me my Adam... My parent's I am truly bless for that their children where and always been important to them my mother and father are just wonderful... What more can I say.... Adam's was raised in a godly home also and his parent's I love dearly you know they are the ones that first picked me for their son Adam... So we have always had a wonderful relationship... My boys these are blessings from the Lord.... These boys are such a blessing and I jsut told a new friend this week that they are adopted and it blew her mind she said I would have never guess.... I told her that is God!!! What can a mother want more than to want her boys to grow up to be godly christian men for our Lord Jesus Christ that is my prayer...




Here are a few pictures of fall decorations in my house and these all were personally made by myself yes I have a little hidden talent God gave me a few years ago... Sorry I posted one picture twice but I made this one this year it is just beautiful when I light up the candles next to it..

Faithfulness

Please pray for the Woody family as the father past away this week. A man that was told at age 47 he would die in five years our God blessed him with 23 more years to serve God and be witness and testimony to lost souls. We all need to have a testimony like this man did. His own children got up and testified what a great father they had a man that had passion for man soul. Hebrews 3:2 Who was faithful to him that appointed him, as also Moses was faithful in all his house. He came to Morristown and then started a Independent Baptist Church in Jefferson the first one in this little town years ago in the City Town Hall. The town rented to him for $30 a month. A man that would even sacrifice himself and his own family for taking the time to witness to that lost soul. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. I told my husband what a testimony and what a passion we all need. Do you ever get the notice to think he or she got to Heaven before me? Bro. Woody's race had been run it was time for Him to go met the Saviour the one that our brother had given much devoted time for.
What would people say about you if you were to past on today???? Can they say he or she was a faithful man or women of God... This individual sacrifice a lot of time for the Lord....Their goal in life was to be a witness a testimony to as many lost soul as possible..
I have told my children in everything you do in life you need to keep God first whether it is a writing an essay or taking a class make sure you take those opportunities to let people know who God is and what he means in your life... I Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. Even the most recent class I just took that was a lasting comment ( My comment was: If it is does not effect you eternally then do not let it trouble you). I gave my class this comment it is a amazing to me how God will allow you to say something for his glory so simple, but yet very true..
Proverbs 28:20 A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent. Listen to that verse it not about money it is a about faithfulness.

What's Next???

I am not surprise with the presidential election results. I told you God is tired and He is not happy with the way this nation has turn from God. Revelation 1:8 I am the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty. Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgement is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters. Come on Christians He is on His way back for us. Revelation 19:6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth. Revelation 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called FAITHFUL AND TRUE, and in righteouness he doth judge and make war.

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christ's and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall decieve the very elect.


HE'S COMING!!! HE'S COMING!!!

God Will See us Through

Yes, today some of us sit on our knees wondering the outcome of the election. What will become of America tomorrow. Will be able to say yes America won again or ????????? People please remember to be a witness to everyone you come in contact with family or friends and stranger at the grocery store.. Song saids by Brandon Heath "Give me your Eyes". Yes, the ends of times is very, very close... All you need to do is read God's Word and look at times today and you will just see just how close it is here.. My friends no matter the outcome God will see us through and we win in the end.. Just be sure you know my Saviour and that HE is real in your life and not just a fairy tale.. My God is real let HIM become real to you today..
Ephesians 6:20-21 Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God and the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

I Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
We will win either way. I'm a winner either way if I go or if I stay. Because I am on the winning side.

Do you know what the candidates stand for Election 2008

Federal Protection of Traditional Marriage McCain- Supports Obama- Opposes
limiting marriage to the union of one man
to one woman under federal law

State Constitutional Amendments that Protect
Traditional
Marriage McCain- Supports Obama-Opposes
limiting marriage to the union of one man
to one woman under state law

Teaching of Homosexuality in Public Schools McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports
Use of materials that encourage or support
homosexuality as a positive lifestyle

Hate Crime Laws McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports
legislation that criminalizes certain actions
or statements on the basis of sexual orientation

Homosexual Adoption McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports
expanding laws to permit adoption by
homosexual couples

Constitutional Right to Abortion McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports
Roe v. Wade was correctly decided

Protecting Infants Born Alive McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
laws requiring protection for infants
born alive as a result of a botched abortion

Prohibiting Partial-Birth Abortion McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
laws banning the procedure known as
partial birth abortion

Making it a Crime to Cross State Lines
to Obtain Abortions for Minors McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
transporting a minor across state lines for
an abortion without the minor's parents' consent should
be criminalized

Nomination of Pro-Life Supreme Court Justices
Will nominate judges who will interpret the Constitution
as written McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes

Private Handgun Ownership McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
interprets second amendment as guaranteeing the right
to own and use handguns for self-defense

Allowing Parents to Exercise School Choice McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
government vouchers allowing parents to place
children in school or their choice

Immigration Reform and Border Security McCain-Supports Obama-Supports
secure U.S. borders granting some form (the only thing they agree on)
of amnesty to illegal immigrants living in U.S.

Government Control of Health Care McCain-Opposes Obama-Supports
government funded or regulated health care

Reducing U.S. Dependence of Foreign Oil McCain-Supports Obama-Opposes
by lifting ban on off-shore drilling for oil and gas


Trunk or Treat

This is from 2005. I will post some picture later on this week of the boys in their customes this year. I think we will have a couple of deer hunters in the camo green and a farmer perhaps. Wait and see!!! They may come up with some other ideas... Who knows????

You are invited to attend the Trunk or Treat at our Church--Morristown Baptist Tabernacle in Morristown, TN the location is on Jarnigan Avenue just off Morris Blvd.



Growing up my parents always took us to people house we knew to get candy. Our mamaw gave us a brown paper bag sack just full of candy every year we did not even need to go anywhere to be honest that was more than enough candy for three little girls trust me.. That was my dad's mother she just enjoyed seeing the excitement on our faces. She was a grandmother that loved her grandchildren she made sure not matter the time of year she had candy for us and she practically made my dad let us have some candy everytime we stop in to see mamaw.


In the past, we have went door to door in the neighborhood with our boys. Although, since last year I had no family members home and my entire family on third or second shift the boys and I stay home and watch a movie and popped popcorn and of course the family members still gave them candy. They just did not get to dress up. But in the past in 2005 we went out I found a picture mom and dad's neighbor at the time took this picture for me that year that was first year for us with the boys at halloween.

Praise God!!

Miracles never cease to exist as my little sis comment was last night... Praise God Hallelujah!! We are done with our foster care classes now we just need for DCS to do their part then our house is open for new kids....No we are not kidding... My brother-in-law once told me we have our own little mission field right here in good old East Tennessee we take in children that need a home. Now since my little sister, and her hubby are the god parents of our children they say we'll take the first three, but after that you need some backup. So I guess my hubby and I are never allow to take vacation together again.. HA!! HA!!
You know we complain and we have bitter taste in our mouth some days. But today let's just decide this will be successful day with no worries, no complaints and no problems... Okay in this world of today sorrows and heartaches you may say how it that even possible.
Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Think about when Our Lord and Saviour was on the cross suffering for your sins and mine.... Luke 23:34 Then said Jesus; Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. This had to be the most terrible event that has ever happened on this earth the most tragic event ever...Jesus suffered for your sins the one who did no wrong....Why??? To give you the opportunity for eternal life... Just ask Him today and today He will be your Saviour and your shield of armour..We can have not greater armour than the armour of GOD..... Ephesians 6:11, 13, 16-18 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. verse 13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. verse 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. verse 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. verse 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto will all perseverance and supplications for all saints.
With God On Our Side We Can Defeat Any Battle We Come Up Against