Friday, January 6, 2012

Christmas 2011: Adopted by Love

Sharon holding up her baking soda less cookies!
We met at church. I say it was a divine connection. Sharon is an older lady in our church. She's a former teacher,, love animals and loves to garden. Sound like someone else you know?  :) I don't remember when I first met her I just know that we started getting to know each other during Vacation Bible School. Well she has no daugther's of her own. In case you didn't know my parents live in Arkansas and our relationship is well let's just say complicated in the least. Thank you Jesus that it's getting better though. Well what do most mother daughter's do during the holidays. No not fight but make cookies and go Christmas shopping! That's exactly what Sharon and I did. We made cookies and went shopping! It was so much fun! Sharon and I laugh until we cried! We even were having such a good time that she forgot to put baking soda in her molassas cookies. We decided to adpot each other. Just like love you can't keep it to yourself. Sharon and I adopted an elderly lady from our church  who has no family. I call her grandma.

Do you have friends that you believe that God has put into your life for a specific purpose? Do you have friends who are more like family?

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year Resolutions

New Year's Resolutions

Every year it's the same. We make resolutions or goals for the New Year. We reach some of our goals while we fail miserably at others. At least that's been my experience. My friend Angela over at Just a Work in Progress said it best when she said "  Everything we need to know to live our lives can be found in God's Word." This is so simple yet so profound to me! My spending time with Him and being in His Word -He will help me to be the best I can be in every area of my life! 
I won't have to worry about dieting, being more financially responsible, managing my time better...etc etc . One of my favorite songs describes dependance on God like this
I know I'm not strong enough to be everything that I'm supposed to be. I give up. I'm not strong enough. Hands of mercy won't you cover me. Lord right now I'm asking you to be Strong enough  For the both of us

(by Matthew West Copied from
The Bible says "I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)  As I draw close to Him-He will help me do what I need to do!

Won't you join me in 2012 in drawing close to Him and making this the best year ever!

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Monday, January 2, 2012

Motivational Monday 1-2-2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012

A to Z memory verse challenge for 2012

One of my goals for 2012 is draw closer to God and dig into his word. One way I am doing that is by participating in She Sparkles 2012 Scripture Memory Challenge 2012
Every other week she will be posting a memory verse for us to learn (in ABC order of course!) along with memorizing ideas and questions to ponder. In addition to this great challenge she's having a great give away! 
The verse for the letter A is: Joshua 24:15b
A - As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.

Won't you join me in this great challenge!? 
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Friday Fragments on Sunday plus prayer request

1. It's been a month and a half since we moved out of our house due to foundation issues.

2. Thankfully my mother in law and I are getting a long better. Still it's hard living in someone else's house. 

3. My husband about a month ago was made lead man for this one project. This is the first project he's been lead man on. He's super excited about the chance to prove himself. 

4. Unfortunately since he's lead man, he's been working 7 days a week with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas and one other day. He's become a zombie!
5. My dog Sophie has loved staying at her grandma's but she has virtually forgotten me. :(
6. Rosie is still staying at our house (mom-in-law doesn't like cats) and is doing great except for being lonely..
I am trying to make the best out of this situation but it's getting rough. I'd like you to ask you to send up positive thoughts and/or prayers for my hubby,, mother-in-law, and hubby right now. Pray that our house will be fixed soon. Pray that for my marriage. Pray that we will have wisdom, patience, and grace.  Thanks so much guys! You are the best. 
I can't wait to share with all the rest that's been going on!


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