Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I always love the angels in the Christmas pageants. Pretty wings and sweet innocent expressions. That's how I see the female and children angels. I imagine male angels as strong and confident. The Lord would send them to relay messages to mortals and nearly always they must have frightened because they(the angels) would say, "Do not be afraid."
There's much we don't know about angels, but I believe someday we will understand so much more. So many things will be revealed to us. I sometimes think that so many of these things I wonder about and want to ask about when I get to heaven will probably fade away when I get to see Jesus. May we always commit everything to Him and be able to have a peace that passes all understanding.
Do you believe there are angels in 2008?
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I got this picture from allposters.com and I just loved it. As it gets colder I am reminded of getting back into my crocheting. I love sitting with a comfy quilt and having my yarn and needle. I can only do it for a while because of my 'arthur' in my fingers. I love to have something I can say I made. I've never learned the special stitches, but I do enjoy making scarves. I would love to learn how to knit. If anyone has any special books that help someone to learn that is somewhat challenged please let me know.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
For this interesting tag I want to tag Lavinia, Willow,Pat in NYC, Maree, and Indian Papa. Now please go for it!!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
NanaTrish: What's your favorite scripture?
Aunt Ruth: Psalms 23
NT: Who influenced you most in your life?
AR: I would have to say my mother.
NT: What is your very best memory?
AR: When I met my husband, Hubert, and we were married 50 years. He passed away in 1996.
NT: I understand you recently had to give up your Sunday School class. Tell me about it.
AR: I taught Sunday School for 54 years. I taught a ladies class and I love those girls. (Those girls are in their 70's).
NT: Who are your favorite people of the Bible?
AR: For the Old Testament it would be Joshua. He taught us to not be fearful. For the New Testament it would be Jesus. He taught us how to live.
NT: What's some good memories you have growing up?
AR: I memorized all the books of the Bible when I was eleven. People don't seem to memorize them anymore. I remember sitting in church with my mother and I would swing my legs from the pew. She'd always say, "Don't swing your feet!"
My husband used to say that the best time of the day is when the day is cracking. The time between the dawn and daylight.
Aunt Ruth is such a jewel and I am so fortunate that she's my friend. I just wanted to share her with my blogging friends. May God continue to bless her and watch over her.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I looked up at the sky when I walked out to the car and thought about how full the sky was. Chocked full of clouds from our rain all day. It was pretty to me over the city lights. I just thought I would share. Cynthia shared such a sweet memory in her post and it made me realize how much my blogger friends mean to me.
Monday, October 6, 2008
I would like to pass this award along to 3 of my blogging buddies. Julie at Julie King Art is my first to name. Julie has such a gift for such happy art. She even explains to us how she does some of her creations. Modern and happy and posts I always look forward to.
Next will be Sandy at birds,bees,bugs, and blossoms. She has fabulous photography, original art, and she is truly gifted. She has lots of outdoors art and so much is sweet pictures of God's creatures. I'm always thankful for her talent and her gift for sharing it.
Bebe at Bebe's Peaches and Dreams is a fellow Georgian that has her own little artsy business. She always has creative items and wonderful photography. She's one of my newest blog friends and I always enjoy stopping by to see her fun stuff.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Look what happened over at Willow Manor! The beautiful Willow drew my name for the door prize. This is so exciting! Plus this is my 100th post and I must say this has been the most wonderful experience. I love reading your blogs and I hope once in a while I can put a smile on your face or help you to stop and think of something.
I look forward to the Halloween party that Willow mentioned today. I thank Willow and also I thank you for dropping by and know that I think the world of you.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Joanna Weaver talks about,"Me, me, me" as our self-centered repertoire. She has a two page Pride Test that shows how the self-centered vs God centered woman looks at life's challenges. If we put ourselves in the center of our universe we may unknowingly push the Lord out in the process.
The book pointed out that the bible mentions Pride over one hundred times and it is always something the Father hates. To be brought up that many times the Lord realized we needed to learn about it over and over.
Charles Stanley wrote in The Blessing of Brokenness.,"Because of our natural instinct for self-preservation, we fight hard to stay intact. Brokenness usually involves pain, and we will do almost anything to avoid that." This especially hits me because in the last few days I have been made aware that one of the ways I tried to avoid physical pain has put me in a difficult place. I have three types of arthritis and in the last few years I had so much pain that I have tried so many ways to alleviate it. Finally, the beginning of the year my doctor put me on chemo. I have had side effects that were frustrating (hair loss, bruising), but now I have had an abnormal EKG and I had to have an echo yesterday to see if my heart has been damaged. Dr. Stanley's statement jumped out at me. I truly wanted to avoid the pain and now I see that I would have been better off suffering through it. I stopped the chemo 3 weeks ago before I knew about this latest issue and I pray I won't have permanent damage to my heart. God breaks us so we will turn to Him.
I am blessed and I have not brought this out about my health to say that I am pitiful. I ask for your prayers, but more than that I ask that you look within yourself to see what pain you are trying to avoid and need to turn over to the Lord.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Hugh Laurie aka Dr. House
I just love Hugh and he's a fabulous dancer. Give me a Brit any day!
Hugh had wanted to take the motorcycle for a stunning entrance. I told him it would really be over the top and of course, he admitted it would not be good for me in my gown.