Friday, April 13, 2007


All weekend long…joy to our ears?

(inside quotes) Sirrrrrr? DeeDee, do you want to? I did it! Do you want to play with my dollhouse? What craft can we do now DeeDee? I want Sir to read my Bible story. How do you know how to get to my store DeeDee? Isn’t the penguin cute?

(quotes from the puppet plays) Sir, you’re so funny! The froggie jumps. And they lived happily ever after, THE END! Skunky smells. Betsy beaver built her house on the water.

(playground quotes) Let’s play bear tag. Yeah, let’s hibernate. I’ll dance to the music, Sir you push the button. I’m cold Sir. Let’s swing! Help me walk on the beam DeeDee. I’ve got “HAPPY FEET.” I’m gonna get you!

(quotes with a southern acent) We live in the cee-ty.
We live in Georr-jah. Hel-ep me! Aunti Gee-ll

(quote from a 19 mo. old ) I louge you! or other wise known as I love you.

(quotes to the SS teacher) The Easter bunny didn’t come to our house, no see ...we just moved. Pray for my family to love each other every day! Can I take this piece of candy to my sisters?
The answer is YES! We enjoyed every minute of the weekend with our grands.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Romans 8:6 (NIV)...The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
The word for today is CONTROL, I love to write and to live out devotions so this morning I found another meaning for control.
Control: giving God control over any circumstance, control of the gas level in your mode of transportation, not giving over to the urge of the knowledge that although you get so many MPH to the gallon and have 35 miles to drive, you must let go of the control and trust God.
I forgot to fill my car up last night. This is a must since I live 35 miles from work, drive in 75 mph traffic and never know when there will be an accident on the interstate that will stall traffic for sometimes up to an hour. As I stumbled into sleep, I noted that the car was on an eighth a tank of gas so I would be cutting it close. Since I have to drive a way to even get gas, I thought I would go onto work and fill up on Broadway Street.
The morning came and as usual the first 25 minutes of my drive to work is filled with prayer. I asked God to keep my tank full till I got to Broadway. I told Him that I would not even look at the gas gage, as I wanted to fully rely on Him. Well, I looked (not even 10 minutes into my drive) I apologized to God and truly did not look the rest of the way into work. I even realized that I needed to pray that the low fuel light would not come on because I would freak out. I felt such peace in this trust issue with my Father. I continued praying and then like usual turned on the radio to some praise music, funny thing, the song was about giving God control…huh!
I was about 1 minute from my exit at Broadway and like always I called my husband to let him know I had gotten to work safely. As I was pulling into the gas station my yellow “low fuel” light came on. God is great!
God so wants us to trust Him in these little issues of life. Granted I should have had my tank full before going off in the morning rush hour. Granted an eighth of a tank of gas should get you at least 25-35 miles in a good car. I granted a powerful God to take control of my lifestyle today. I granted the God of the universe to work in such a simple way. But that is not what happened.
As I think of it, HE granted me the opportunity to trust His control this morning. He invited me to be apart of His universe, His power, His peace, His control. To which I can say, Praise you Father!

Peter 4:7 (NIV)…The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

And the story continues....

Tomorrow is Good Friday and my favorite holiday is here. I remember when we lived in Mobile, Alabama...our church did a Munday-Thurday service on the night before Good Friday. This was as special to me as a Christmas Eve service. I pray that each of you in this "blog world" catch Jesus this season and understands once again or maybe for the first time, the power in our risen Savior, the love of a awesome God and the riches He bestows on us each day whether we deserve it or not.

My quiet time today had me reading in John 12:19-36. Allow me to pull a couple verses that stood out to me.

V19...(after the triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem) "Then the Pharisees said to one another, You see? You've accomplished nothing, Look-the world has gone after Him!"
V23.."The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified."
V27.."Now my soul is troubled. What should I say, Father, save Me from this hour? But that is why I came to this hour.
V28...Father, glorify Your name!"
V28.."Then a voice came from heaven, I have glorified it and I will glorify it again.
V29..."THE CROWD STANDING THERE HEARD IT AND SAID IT WAS THUNDER. Others said, An angel has spoken to Him."

The Pharisees didn't get it. The crowd didn't get it. The disciples didn't get it.
I am thankful that when they DID GET IT..the Word spread all the way thru time to a place in Ohio where a neighbor welcomed a young family and invited the children to Sunday School. This lady helped plant seeds into these children so that ONE DAY they would "get it."

And WE DID! My brother, sister and myself....and the story continues to our children and grandchildren. Easter----He is Risen!

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

And the flag still waves...

The BUCKEYES lost the National Championship Game, not once but twice this year...Football and Basketball. but they are still #1 in our rulebook! How many college teams across America can say "they were #2 in the nation?" The game last night was awesome and Florida played a great game! Still proud of our Buckeyes!

Now, we are onto GOLF! The Masters is being played this weekend. Yes, we love sports at our house. Although I have to admit, I cannot get "into" NASCAR as yet.