Thursday, December 17, 2009

There Will Be Grace

Today I face a mountain oh so high

And I do not know what’s waiting on the other side

But I know enough to know - he’ll see me through again

I’m glad to know, it’s in the Savior’s hand

There will be grace, grace to make it through this trial

There will be strength, strength to walk another mile

There will be hope when I’ve done all I can

I’m glad to know it’s in the Savior’s hand

Those hands have seen me through my darkest days

They have dried my tears and help to guide me on my way

So I know he’ll safely see me through the fire again

I’m glad to know it’s in the Savior’s hands


Those hands that hold the universe will hold me now

And the hands that hold the stormy sea will hold my storm somehow


There will be grace, grace to make it through this trial

There will be strength, strength to walk another mile

There will be hope when I’ve done all I can

I’m glad to know it’s in the Savior’s hand

In loving memory of Shirley Mae Buckley Corriveau Walker, who went home to Jesus on Wednesday, December 16, 2009.

We love you Momma, and will see you again soon in Heaven.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Reason

Last night we resumed our Monday night ritual of having dinner with family.
I had a turkey in the oven, and I was getting things ready to take over to finish the meal.
My mother- in- law dropped a Christmas tree off for us this year(Ted does not want to spend money on a tree, and I tend to agree with him). She helped the boys get it into the tree stand, and then she and Justin went to her house.
Jamie stayed here with me to start decorating it. It has become a little family ritual for us to have the Trans Siberian Orchestra play in the background while we decorate the tree. As they started playing Joy to the World I got so choked up, and wanted to cry. Jesus is the Joy and Reason for this worldly season.

Today, I was playing a little online game that the Lord has used to greatly bless me and others that He leads to my little patch of virtual reality.
I hired someone in the game to come to my little place and work...she came and saw the cross I had in the center of my spot and started crying. We shared a time of worship and fellowship together. It truly was a blessing, and the reason for this CHRISTmas season.

If you do NOT know that Jesus is the whole reason we celebrate this time of year, please please ask me or Ted about it right now!! We will be glad to share Jesus with you.


Saturday, December 12, 2009


‘Twas the month before Christmas*

*When all through our land,*

*Not a Christian was praying*

*Nor taking a stand.*

*See the PC Police had taken away,*

*The reason for Christmas - no one could say.*

*The children were told by their schools not to sing,*

*About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*

*It might hurt people's feelings, the teachers would say*

December 25th is just a ' Holiday’

*Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks, and credit*

*Pushing folks down to the floor, just to get it!*

*CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*

*Something was changing, something quite odd!

*Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*

*In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*

*As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*

At Lowe's the word Christmas - was no where to be found.*

*At K-Mart and Staples and Penny's and Sears*

*You won't hear the word Christmas; it won't touch your ears.*

*Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*

*Are words that were used to intimidate me.*

*Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*

*On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton!*

*At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*

*To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter*

*And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*

Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*

*The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*

*The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*

*So as you celebrate 'Winter Break' under your 'Dream Tree'*

*Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*

*Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*

*Shout MERRY CHRISTMAS, not Happy Holiday!*

Please, all Christians join together and wish everyone you meet during the holidays a

Christ is The Reason" for the Christ-mas Season!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Food for Thought

1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail.
3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all.
4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water.
6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night?
7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks?
9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job.
10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car.
11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.
12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4 AM.
- Like this: It could be the right number.
13. No one ever says 'It's only a game.' when their team is winning.
14. I've reached the age where 'happy hour' is a nap.
15. Be careful about reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it.
16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket.
17. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies !
18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow it's more comfortable to cry in a Cadillac than in a Yugo.
19. After 60, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!
Always be yourself, because the people that matter don't mind. And the ones that mind don't matter.
Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Stimulus Sermon from a church in Virginia( sent to my email)

Genesis 47:13-27
“Good morning, brothers and sisters; it's always a delight to see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into God’s Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will to the 47th chapter of Genesis, we'll begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse 27.
Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us?”
“Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray... So we see that economic hard times fell upon Egypt, and the people turned to the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great store houses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain. And this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.
So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their livestock -their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey -to barter for grain; and verse 17 says that only took them through the end of that year.
But the famine wasn't over, was it? So the next year, the people came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except their land and their own lives. "There is nothing left in the sight of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food, and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh." So they surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to Pharaoh's government, and then sold themselves into slavery to him, in return for grain. What can we learn from this, brothers and sisters?
That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes. That the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?
But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters! Thus Israel settled in the land of Egypt, in the land of Goshen ... And they gained possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly." God provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn't end up giving all their possessions to government, no, it says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous one. We see the same thing happening today - the government today wants to "share the wealth" once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years ago - as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.
What Mr. Obama's government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh's government did then, and it will end the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a ’Messiah’, don't they? Is he a Messiah? A savior? Didn't the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves, “You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to Pharaoh"?
Well, I tell you this -I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine; and Mr. Obama is no Messiah! No, brothers and sisters, if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh.”
Bow with me in prayer, if you will.
“Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You alone. We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly will be. We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people of what a ruler would do, where it says "And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day." And Lord, we acknowledge that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our masters. Give us hearts to seek you and hands to serve You, and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh's government.
In God We Trust...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fantastic Fall Fun

From one pumpkin to another!!!!!!!A woman was asked by a coworker, 'What is it like to be a Christian?'

The coworker replied, 'It is like being a pumpkin.' God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.'

Just thought I would share what a good birthday I had.
Saturday the 24th we went to spend the day riding the Virginia Creeper Trail from Green Cove to Damascus, Va. It was cold and misty, really too late in the season, but it was still worth the trip. Then Sunday, Ted's family got together to celebrate both mine and Jen's(my sister in law)birthdays together. Momma made a home-made ice cream cake that would rival Carvel's any day! She fixed my favorite dish of hers- roast beef! It was a good day:)

Then Monday, my actual birthday was not going at all how I had expected, for sure. I am glad it didn't though. My brother Jon came with his new girlfriend Mia. We cooked dinner together, and enjoyed a wonderful evening! Mia's birthday was the same day as mine, and of course, Jonathan's is coming up this Saturday. It was a birthday celebration extravaganza.
I adored Mia, and we all agreed she is definitely an asset to Jon's life.
We are so happy for the both of them, and pray this is just exactly what God wants for the both of them.

Today, the boys and I worked hard at the church Fellowship Bldg doing some major moving projects that needed to be done. We will finish that up tomorrow.

I want to thank all those who sent money, cards, greetings, and presents to me for my birthday. You made it all so special and thoughtful. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Thursday, October 22, 2009

Changes addendum

Just need to add a postscript to my previous post.
Due to weight related issues, and the fact that my surgery has been postponed, Ted and I both agreed that I need to start a weight loss regimen, in spite of the other health issues I have. We know that those other issues will be resolved once I have my procedure. In the meantime, I do not want to jepordize the quality of life or length of life I am able to enjoy by hurting my body and heart with too much weight.
I am seriously dreading the physical side affects this weight loss will bring, but I think for long term it's the right decision for my overall health. I hope to have half of my weight off around January, and will know if that has helped matters or just exacerbated the other issues.
I have recruited Jamie and Justin to be my coaches, and Ted will get his own personal workout, giving me zillions of hugs every day to keep me from being overly cranky :)
I ask that you pray for me as weight loss increases my other problems more, but it will help me in the long run.
Here is the before picture, let's see what the After will look like in a few months :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Happy Greetings to everyone! So many things are changing around here! The leaves are changing, the weather is always changing it's mind, the time is about to change, and soon the season will be changing yet again.

Another change to a previous post is that my surgery has been postponed for financial reasons. My insurance deductable has to be met first, before they can do the procedure on me. Thank you for praying for me, and just keep praying that God will supply this need in His time and will.
School is barrelling along for us, my work has been reactivated so that I am usually working every week on something, and Ted is always loaded up with work.

Ted was put on some medicine for his diabetes, and he started taking it while he was sick with a cold/flu virus. It was the most miserable 2 weeks of his life. This week he took himself off of it, and things are getting back to normal. He continues to check his blood sugar levels at various times, and is finding what is causing problems. He still hopes to get back on the medicine to see if it will settle down and do what it's supposed to do.

Just wanted to send birthday greetings to my sister-in-law Jen, and my brother Jonathan.

We hope you will enjoy this season of change.

Before I sign off, let me urge you to pray for our friends in British Columbia, Canada. Tami was in a serious car accident, and is still in critical condition. Please remember her in your prayers, for physical AND spiritual healing.

Love y'all

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Face to Faith

Br. Roger Henson and his family was at our Homecoming services today. He preached tonight on Does Faith show on your Face?
Faith will show in our conduct
Faith will show on our countenance
Faith will show in our crossing(to Heaven)

Is your Faith in Jesus Christ alone? Does your Faith in Him show in your life?

~Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy He saved us....Titus 3:5a

~For by grace are ye saved through faith,and that not of yourselves it is the GIFT of God NOT of works, lest any man should boast. - Ephesians 2:8-9 (blogger's emphasis on words)

I hope you come Face to Faith this week


Monday, September 28, 2009

Random Ramblings

Good Monday Morning,

Just wanted to say that TLC Accessories debut showing went very well, and also my mother-in-law's 57th Birthday Dinner here at the house was celebrated without a hitch.

Our Pastor made a comment last night that stuck with me, and I just had to blog it-
"Your obstacles are God's opportunities."

I also wanted to Praise God this beautiful morning, we had amazing praise and prayer services yesterday, and God has been so very real to me in special ways these past couple of weeks. I want to thank Him and praise Him for that.

My commode overflowed last night for no apparent reason, and all I could do was Thank God it happened AFTER all the parties! Yes, I did thank God!

Well, the boys are working on their end of the month projects, and I have a mountain of laundry to wash up and a house to clean up after a busy week last week. I am having a good Monday, and I hope you are too.

My biopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, and then my surgical procedure is scheduled for October 23rd.

Ted had a great doctors visit last week, we are so thankful for that, I know medicine and stuff help, but I also believe that his walk with God and his daily devotions has more to do with keeping his blood pressure down and his sanity intact then anything else.

Well, my last sip of coffee has been savored and enjoyed, time for me to jump back into enjoying the other simple pleasures of my Monday.
Yes, I am looking forward to cleaning the house, doing laundry, tidying up, and mowing the huge yard... why? because they are all gifts from God not just duties but blessings...

Ya'll come back now ya hear?

Thursday, September 17, 2009


As the Title states(albeit tongue in cheek for those who have heard Ted sing a certain song with his quartet TRADITION) we have moved. We are back in the same neighborhood that we lived in 3 years ago. It was a fairly easy move, but the unpacking has been tedious.
We are so thankful for the beautiful home we are now living in on 2 acres of tree dotted land. The boys have been hard workers in getting our home liveable and working on the landscaping needs. We have apple, peach, and fig trees, along with rose bushes and even a grape arbor producing scuppernongs.
Before the great move to internet access, I suffered a huge computer crash. I lost all emails and years worth of pictures and documents.
Ted was able to re install a basic operating system and anything that I had saved on my jump drive which fortunately was school and work related stuff.

I want to thank Ken and Tammy and Ronn for all their wonderful assistance in moving.
I want to thank my parents for sending money for school books this year, that was such a help and blessing.

Happy birthday wishes to my sister Rae, and my mother in law,and to Annette. Happy Anniversary greetings to Al and Annette.

If you havent emailed me in a while I suggest you do since I lost all email addresses and you will probably not hear from me unless I had it memorized(not likely, I can't even find half the things in this house, much less my brain!)

Just a note for those who know what I have been dealing with the past few years, I am going ahead with the procedure this month, in hopes it will fix all or nearly all my problems. It should at least alleviate alot of the side effects and then maybe the rest can be treated without any major surgery. If you aren't sure what I am referring to you can always email me and ask for any specifics.
Until next time..
Draw nigh unto God and He will draw nigh unto you...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

So, What?

Hello Family and Friends!
Camp was great for the boys and their youth group!! So what did we do? Well, the week after camp, we sent the boys back for a 3 day Teen Leadership Conference. They count that as one of their best memories in a long time. They are STILL talking about it all.

So, now What?? Well, we lost our internet completely at home, tried every gadget and promise out there and to no avail. Ted NEEDS internet for his job... he has been coming over here to his Momma's to use her connection. As you can imagine that makes his work even more stressful and harder to manage his 6 stores. So WHAT are we gonna do? Well, we have to move! God opened a door to a lovely place not too far away, in fact, back in our old stomping grounds. Pray that this will soon become available(there has been some obstacles that have arisen to us actually moving there)OR that we can find another place with internet access that is readily available.

Yes, this means I have already started packing, and have had a huge yard sale. Just waiting on God to show us WHAT we are do to and where to go.
Now you know what's what... soo, how are ya'll doing?

I have been remiss and have not sent out Birthday greetings to my dad, and to Ted and anniversary greetings to my parents, and to Ronn and Shirley. I really thought I had posted this month. I apologize for not showing ya'll that I have NOT forgotten.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Paws to Ponder

Well, it has been a wild 1.5 weeks here.
Last Monday, we started getting the boys and Jessica(my Super Teen we have been discipling), ready for camp. Our youngest cat disappeared in the beginning of last week, it's been quite the search, and really heartbreaking not to find him.The trip yesterday to the pound and humane society dealt my tender heart a sharp blow. This morning, I let out one of our BIG cats. He has yet to return as well. This is completely unusual for all our furry friends.
Now in the midst of all this, I had a thought. I have prayed many times that when the rapture happens, our pet family will not suffer. I did not want them to be left to suffer the tribulation. SO, as my thoughts were worrying around the missing cats, I began to ponder that maybe the rapture is even more imminent, and God is already answering my prayer, by removing the cats before He comes to "remove" us!
Just pause for a minute please, and make sure YOU are ready for the rapture, I would hate for any of ya'll to suffer the tribulation either!!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Sneeze


They walked in tandem, each of the ninety-two students filing into the
already crowded auditorium. With their rich maroon gowns flowing … and the
traditional caps, they looked almost … as grown up as they felt.
Dads swallowed hard behind broad smiles, and Moms freely brushed away tears.
This class would* NOT* pray during the commencements----not by choice, but
because of a recent court ruling prohibiting it.
The principal and several students were careful to stay within the guidelines allowed by the ruling.
They gave inspirational and challenging speeches, but no one mentioned divine guidance and no one asked for blessings on the graduates or their families.
The speeches were nice, but they were routine.....until the final speech received a standing ovation.
A solitary student walked proudly to the microphone. He stood still and silent for just a moment, and then, it happened.
*All 92 students, every single one of them, suddenly SNEEZED!!!!*
The student on stage...simply looked at the audience and said,
'GOD BLESS YOU, each and every one of you!'
And he walked off stage...
The audience exploded into applause. This graduating class had found a unique way to invoke God's blessing on their future with or without the court's approval.
(This is reportedly to be a true story; from the University of Maryland.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Today is Father's Day! So many thoughts come to mind of the fathers I have and love.
First, there is my Heavenly Father, without Him I can do nothing.
Second, there is my own father, who loves me no matter the time or distance or circumstances that separate us.
Then, I have the father of my children, WOW! He is amazing and wonderful, and God knew he was the best father for our children!
Next, I have 2 father in laws! Both give so much to my family with their love and time and experience...

So I simply and lovingly say to all my fathers, and most of all to God, my Father-
Happy Father's Day, Dad!!!! I love you!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I Believe...

"It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people." - Pravda ru (a Russian newspaper) on April 27th, 2009

I believe that God can change the progress of our current administrations social, economical and political policies. I believe that God's heart can be turned away from destroying America if Americans will get on their knees and pray, and seek God's face, and turn from their wicked ways. I've read in the Bible where those things have happened.

Sunday, our Preacher opened to the book of Matthew, and preached about following afar off, but my eyes wandered back to verse 56 of chapter 26 (the 2nd part), which reads "...Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled." How sad that His own disciples who had seen so many miracles done by His hands; as He healed the lame, gave blind their sight, make the sick whole, even raised up the dead! These very disciples did not believe that He had the power to protect himself or them from a rowdy bunch of politicians!

But the very first part of that verse tells the whole story! In Matthew 26:56a Jesus says "But all this was done, that Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled..."

I cannot stand here and tell you that I believe that God WILL change his mind, because it's obvious that the Scriptures are about to be fulfilled. As terrifying as that can be, it is also an exciting time for the Christian who is ready. I DO believe that it is time for all those who are not a Christian to evaluate their spiritual position, and seek advice from the only person who has the Truth. Jesus Christ.

"I believe that Jesus is the Holy Son of God, who came to earth and lived a perfect life.

I believe He bled and died upon a cruel cross, and He became the perfect sacrifice.

I believe He rose again, and that He lives today. And soon He's coming back to earth again.

More than just a creed, this is what I believe: Jesus is the only way.

This is my Statement of Faith."

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

May Moments

I would be remiss if I did not at least post a family news bulletin for this month.
We have joined facebook, and spend most of our time there, connecting and chatting with friends and family that use that application as well.

May has continued to be busy as we try to finish up the school year, and the various youth activities that do not continue through the summer months.

This week we are supposed to be taking the end of year state testing. Alas, Jamie has come down with a sinus infection and nasal drip. He is hoping to start at least one of the easier testing units today, so that we can still stay on schedule.
Justin had the sinus infection last week, and is still feeling run down from it.

Ted is busy in a massive menu changeover that will continue through the summer months. It keeps him busy, but he makes time for church and family.

The end of April we took a quick "honeymoon" to Gatlinburg, TN for our 17th wedding anniversary. I then let Ted go to the coast to fish with the men from our church for 2 days. It was the first time we have had a "vacation" since last May.

Ted and his sister sang with their quartet "Voices of Faith" at a Fish Camp (seafood restaurant) in South Carolina, the end of April.
Tradition is the name of the other quartet that Ted is in, and our Pastor asked Tradition and Voices of Faith to join him in Jubilee Meetings in Berea, SC, a couple weeks ago. It was good to worship and praise God with another church, and to share in the preaching from our Pastor with them.

Tradition is also supposed to sing at the Crystal Sea Fish Camp the end of this month. The owners of the restaurant are members of our church, and they have a Gospel singing at their dinner time every Saturday night.

We do not have a busy summer schedule yet. The boys have signed up for summer teen camp in July, and VBS is the first part of August.

I want to wish all the mothers out there Happy Mother's Day.
Happy Birthday to my nephew Joshua, and Happy Anniversary to Ken and Tammy.

Monday, May 4, 2009


Satan called a worldwide convention of demons.
In his opening address he said,
"We can't keep Christians from going to church."
"We can't keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth."
"We can't even keep them from forming an intimate Relationship with their Savior."
"Once they gain that connection with Jesus, our power over them is broken."
"So let them go to their churches; let them have their Covered dish dinners, BUT steal their time, so they Don't have time to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.."
"This is what I want you to do," said the devil.
"Distract them from gaining hold of their Savior and Maintaining that vital connection throughout their Day!"
"How shall we do this?" his demons shouted.
"Keep them busy in the non-essentials of life and Invent innumerable schemes to occupy their minds," he answered.
"Tempt them to spend, spend, spend, and borrow, Borrow, borrow."
"Persuade the wives to go to work for long hours and
The husbands to work 6-7 days each week, 10-12 hours a Day, so they can afford their empty lifestyles."
"Keep them from spending time with their children."
"As their families fragment, soon, their homes will
Offer no escape from the pressures of work!"
"Over-stimulate their minds so that they cannot hear that still, small voice."
"Entice them to play the radio or c-d player whenever they drive." To keep the TV, VCR, CDs and
Their PCs going constantly in their home, and see to it that every store and restaurant in the world plays Non-biblical music constantly."
"This will jam their minds and break that union with Christ."
"Fill the coffee tables with magazines and Newspapers."
"Pound their minds with the news 24 hours a day."
"Invade their driving moments with billboards."
"Flood their mailboxes with junk mail, mail order Catalogs, sweepstakes, and every kind of newsletter And promotional offering free products, services and False hopes…"
"Keep skinny, beautiful models on the magazines and TV so their husbands will believe that outward beauty is what’s important, and they'll become dissatisfied with their wives.”
"Keep the wives too tired to love their husbands at Night."
"Give them headaches too!”
"If they don't give their husbands the love they need, they will begin to look elsewhere…"
"That will fragment their families quickly!"
"Give them Santa Claus to distract them from teaching Their children the real meaning of Christmas."
"Give them an Easter bunny so they won't talk about His resurrection and power over sin and death."

"Even in their recreation, let them be excessive."
"Have them return from their recreation exhausted."

"Keep them too busy to go out in nature and reflect on God's creation. Send them to amusement parks, sporting Events, plays, concerts, and movies instead."

"Keep them busy, busy, busy!"

"And when they meet for spiritual fellowship, involve them in gossip and small talk so that they leave with troubled consciences."

"Crowd their lives with so many good causes they have No time to seek power from Jesus."

"Soon they will be working in their own strength, Sacrificing their health and family for the
good of The cause."

"It will work!"

"It will work!"

It was quite a plan!

The demons went eagerly to their assignments causing
Christians everywhere to get busier and more rushed, Going here and there...
Having little time for their God or their families.

Having no time to tell others about the power of Jesus to change lives.

I guess the question is, has the devil been successful in his schemes?

You be the judge!!!!!

Does "BUSY" mean:

B-eing U-nder S-atan's Y-oke?

Friday, April 24, 2009

Love and Marriage

I just wanted to publicly wish my husband, Ted, Happy 17th Anniversary.
We do not blog alot, as we are usually on facebook daily.
Ted took me to Pigeon Forge, TN for a couple of days earlier this week, and then I let him go on the mens' fishing trip to North Myrtle Beach for the rest of the weekend.

I could wax eloquent, but I just don't feel the need, when three little words will say it all and so much more. I love you, Ted!
Thanks for Everything!!

Now I will go back to gazing at my HUGE lovely bouquet of red roses that arrived this morning from my Fisherman sweetheart.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

In God We Trust??!!

America the beautiful,
or so you used to be.
Land of the Pilgrims' pride;
I'm glad they'll never see.

Babies piled in dumpsters,
Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty;
your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly
poisoned by cocaine
choosing to indulge their lusts,
when God has said abstain

From sea to shining sea,
our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love
and a need to always pray

We've kept God in our
temples,how callous we have grown.
When earth is but His footstool,
and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government
that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless Judges;
who throw reason out the door,

Too soft to place a killer
in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby
before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not
angry,that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait
before His judgment comes?

How are we to face our God,
from Whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do,
but stem this evil tide?

If we who are His children,
will humbly turn and pray;
Seek His holy face
and mend our evil way:

Then God will hear from Heaven;
and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land
and those who live within.

But, America the Beautiful,
If you don't - then you will see,
A sad but Holy God
withdraw His hand from Thee..

~~Judge Roy Moore~~

April Fool's


In Florida , an atheist created a case against the upcoming Easter and Passover holy days. He hired an attorney to bring a discrimination case against Christians, Jews and observances of their holy days. The argument was that it was unfair that atheists had no such recognized days.

The case was brought before a judge. After listening to the passionate presentation by the lawyer, the judge banged his gavel declaring,"Case dismissed!"

The lawyer immediately stood objecting to the ruling saying, "Your honor, how can you possibly dismiss this case? The Christians have Christmas, Easter and others. The Jews have Passover, Yom Kippur and Hanukkah , yet my client and all other atheists have no such holidays." The judge leaned forward in his chair saying, "But you do. Your client, counsel, is woefully ignorant."

The lawyer said, "Your Honor, we are unaware of any special observance or holiday for atheists." The judge said, "The calendar says April 1st is April Fools Day . Psalm 14:1 states, 'The fool says in his heart, there is no God.' Thus, it is the opinion of this court, that if your client says there is no God, then he is a fool. Therefore, April 1st is his day. Court is adjourned.

You gotta love a Judge that knows his scripture!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Movie: The Obama Deception


The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people. The Obama phenomenon is a hoax carefully crafted by the captains of the New World Order. He is being pushed as savior in an attempt to con the American people into accepting global slavery. We have reached a critical juncture in the New World Order’s plans. It’s not about Left or Right: it’s about a One World Government. The international banks plan to loot the people of the United States and turn them into slaves on a Global Plantation.
Covered in this film: who Obama works for, what lies he has told, and his real agenda. If you want to know the facts and cut through all the hype, this is the film for you.

Watch the Obama Deception and learn how:

* Obama is continuing the process of transforming America into something that resembles Nazi Germany, with forced National Service, domestic civilian spies, warrantless wiretaps, the destruction of the Second Amendment, FEMA camps and Martial Law.

* Obama’s handlers are openly announcing the creation of a new Bank of the World that will dominate every nation on earth through carbon taxes and military force.

* International bankers purposefully engineered the worldwide financial meltdown to bankrupt the nations of the planet and bring in World Government.

* Obama plans to loot the middle class, destroy pensions and federalize the states so that the population is completely dependent on the Central Government.

* The Elite are using Obama to pacify the public so they can usher in the North American Union by stealth, launch a new Cold War and continue the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Friday, March 13, 2009

What's in Your Cup?

As I read a story about a little girl today; the daughter of a friend. I had to make a choice in my heart. To listen and understand, and respond; Or to continue on with my life thinking that it doesn't affect me anyway.

I remember the song "The Potter knows the clay" that Missy sings in church, and as I prayed for this friend, I began to thank God for the way he has shaped my clay. It's not pretty, but it has been a blessing to be used by Him. The only reason it is the way it is, is because His hands have been on it. He's applied the water of His word to soften it and mold it into the vessel he wants it to be. Yes, I've had to be willing to let Him do it, but I've done nothing on my own.

Then as I prayed, God seemed to show me that a vessel isn't meant to look pretty. It's meant to hold stuff. Sure we put much of ourselves into this vessel, but the more we put into it, the less He can put into it. Only by emptying our vessel (dying to self), can we truly be filled with His spirit. But then what?

THEN, and only then, can He use us to pour out His blessings on others as only He can do with us and through us. See, our vessels aren't meant to just sit there and look pretty. We're meant to be filled, and poured out, so we can be filled again.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Refresher Course in Perspective

I want to share a contrast that God has given me that I hadn’t seen before.

My favorite verses in the Bible are Romans 3:3-5, especially “…knowing that tribulation worketh patience; and patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed…”

Brother Jonny preached on these verses Wednesday night, and I loved every minute of it! But I have always challenged myself that when I ASK for patience, I have to be willing to endure the tribulation that comes with it. Jesus said in John 14:13: “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” And again in Matthew 7:7 he said “Ask and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” And again in Matthew 21:22 he said “And all thing, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”

To keep these verses in context, read Matthew 7:9-11: “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will you give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will you give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”

I said all that to say this: In my devotions today, I read Mark 10 where James and John asked Jesus “we should that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.” And Jesus said “What would ye that I should do for you?” Remember, Jesus is God, and he already KNEW what they wanted; But he wanted them to ask it anyway! And when they asked to sit on His right and left hand in Glory, even though the other disciples thought this was a selfish thing to ask, Jesus asked them “can ye drink of the cup that I drink of?”

See Jesus knew he was going up to Jerusalem to die. He’s explained it to them many times how he will be delivered up, beaten, mocked, scourged, and killed. And they answered Jesus “We can.”


Jesus said after that “Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of;” This is where their tribulation must take them, in order for them to receive the blessings they have asked God for. We know that every disciple of Jesus was tortured, and martyred for His name, except John who was boiled in Oil and banished to the Island of Patmos to die. But can you see that in order for us to be close to God; to have that peace that passeth all understanding; to run with patience the race that is set before us; to have that blessed hope we so long for. There must and will be tribulations that strengthen us along the way.

I know I’ve said this many time before; but I DARE you. Ask God for patience. Ask Him to draw you closer. Ask Him, as I have done many times, to make Himself REAL in your life today. Ask Him to take you to that next level. Be prepared for the COST it will take to get you there; but be looking for the Hope that maketh us not ashamed to ask more from Him than we can handle.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Mom's Anthem

Ted was sent this via email this morning, and played it for me. It is making the rounds through email, but for those who have not received it, you can watch it here.

I want to play this every morning, then I won't have to repeat myself ever again, right?

Saturday, February 21, 2009


"John Lennon once claimed the Beatles were bigger than Jesus, but is Obama really bigger than both?" - This was the headline that blared out at me, when I opened up the news this morning.

Where is John Lennon now??

Pray for our country, pray for our government, and Pray for our President!!! It just might save his life in more ways then 1.

Hope ya'll have a blessed week.
Jamie passed driver's ed. btw, and is waiting to go with Ted to get his permit.

Happy Birthday to Leann and Tammy, my sisters in law, in the month of February.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Shopaholics Unite

Good Morning! I am passing time online until I have to take Jamie to driver's ed.
He finishes his full course tomorrow, and should pass if he doesn't mess up in the next few hours.
I have a weird habit of reading the obituaries in the papers that I view online on a regular basis. This actually keeps me in touch with what is going on with people that I do not have regular contact with.
This morning I read the best obituary I think I have ever seen. I actually enjoyed reading this brief excerpt about the passing of a woman I have never known.
Here is what had me laughing, yes laughing soo hard, about what is normally a solemn occasion.

I quote:"After a brief nursing career, Mrs. Williams turned to shopping as a profession, and made a greater effort to stimulate the economy than President Obama ever will. The vast majority of Richmond merchants will mourn her passing."

Now, if I should leave this earth before the Rapture, I hope someone will think to cheer people up in my obituary :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


This has been a month of firsts.
The first month of the first year without President Bush- we miss him already. The first time I have had a 16 year old. {Happy Birthday, Jamie!}
The first time I have had a child in a public high school, well only to take driver's ed classes- another first.
The first time Ted has sung a solo on a Wednesday night in church.
The first time I have ate Cajun cooking and survived. (Had a wonderful time at the Romeros!)To virtually visit the Diamond R Horse farm you can go to their website:
OH!! and our first snow of the season!! It even stuck to the ground for a day!
Those are some of the important Firsts that have happened in the first of 2009.
So first and last I want to wish Happy Birthday to Jamie, my nephew DJ, my mother, my brothers-in law- Ken and Tim. (For Birthday pictures of the huge family, January birthday party you can visit Tammy's blog):
*Hope you all have a blessed First Month*

Thursday, January 8, 2009

God is Good... All the Time

Thank you, all that prayed for me today. God's hand was definitely on me and my job during this transition. As of Monday the Vice President of our franchise company was told that the company has been sold to another franchise, and that his services would no longer be needed. As of yesterday, My boss was told the same thing. I have been blessed to keep my job, and even given 3 more stores to boot!

I spent today with the new owner, director of operations, and my new boss as we rode to eleven of our stores putting faces to names, and getting a feel of the extreme positive vibes radiating from these energetic men. God has been so good to me and my family over the last few years, even though I do not deserve it. If you remember, in the next few weeks especially, pray that His wisdom will guide my decisions and allow me to be an even greater testimony for Him as I take on these new responsibilities.

"But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." -Matthew 6:33


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Not Yet

Good Morning, I do not know when Ted will get to post much of anything.
Alot of major changes happened with his company this week. Today is going to be a very eventful day for Ted.
I ask all those who pray for us, to please pray for Ted today, and the rest of this week as those changes are implemented. Pray that Ted will be grace under fire, and a testimony for our Savior.
Pray for his health and stress levels to stay normal.
Thank you all for praying.
When I can share with you the extent of what is going on, I will.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year -Same Old Stuff

Well, I am sure Ted will probably post something soon. I just wanted to pipe up and say Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Ted made like 10 dozen of those chocolate peanut butter balls(see previous post for pictures), they were definitely in high demand. I designed 2 specialty gag gifts for 2 different parties, and might have an order for a 3rd(email me if you really want to see a picture of these).
The boys received those plastic air pistols with plastic bb's from their Aunt and Uncle, they have been downright entertained for long periods of time being " all boy". Ted likes to jump in with them, and to check out his aim as well.

We had an enjoyable Christmas and a very unique New Years Eve.
We have reallly enjoyed taking the break from school and work and just lazyin' around and rebuilding our energy for next week.
It will be full steam ahead with school and work and activities and church and ministries... and I am already out of breath, just typing the whole list!
So ~ Until Ted posts something awe~inspiring or brain~wrenching intellectual, I bid you Happy New Year.