Saturday, February 20, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
BENEATH MY HEART a blog that always touches my heart
GLAD CHATTER Please pray for Lisa! What an incredible faith she has!
THE FANCY FRITTER Stacy actually lives in my town and her Mom works with Greg and Dana. SMALL WORLD. She has a cute blog and lots of cute things to sell!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Wow, do I love this TWEEN! From the day I met him ten and half years ago, it was LOVE at first sight. I fell madly in love and that's been the story every day since!
So that's my prayer, that everything with his POP will be fine. Jack takes him to breakfast every morning and then to school and many days he picks him up from school, so they are TIGHT.
We WAIT and PRAY that even when 18 year old bypasses should be closing up, that they will be open or at the least just need some minor work. I will keep you posted...and I covet your prayers...I am not good at waiting.
Let's keep celebrating my BLOG ANNIVERSARY and YES, I am making progress on a new design. Hope to share it with you SOON. For the next GIVEAWAYS, I am going back to a FAVORITE...THE CARD BOX. EVERYONE that won one back in the early days of my blog, loved them and it is still one of my number one basket requests in my business. I am a card sender and I can never remember a time in my life when MORE people need ENCOURAGEMENT. Even if you don't win a card box, send someone a card today. Snail mail is becoming extinct, but what a sweet thing it is to get a card in the mail.AGAIN, all you have to do to enter, is comment on this post. Let's make it a little more fun...tell me your NUMBER ONE stress reliever... I may need some suggestions this next week. I will give away 2 card boxes on Friday night. So you have 4 days to comment....and if you tell a new friend about the blog and they comment you will get 5 extra chances. Parker loves to figure out everyones chances. He is a math whiz!
TONIGHT'S WINNER OF THE BETH MOORE MARRIGE TAPE and its a recent one....is Leigh of Bloggeritaville !Congratualtions...send me your information and its on its way to you....and for the rest of you stay tuned, I have some more Beth CD's.
AND for those of you that ask, I think Jack was calling his Mom and tattling because I would not let him JUMP from the COUCH to the COFFEE TABLE and then make a HUGE JUMP to the floor. Just a day in the life of Jack
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Today would have been her birthday. She died 2 years ago. I would love to do an entire post on her, but as strange as it sounds, I don't feel like I really knew her until after her death. She and my Dad had been married almost 60 years and died 3 months apart. It was a hard season in my life to say the least. My Mom did not live a happy life. Her journals are a vivid portrait of her life. I will just leave it at that. But what a treasure she left us. She journaled everyday for at least 30 years and I have most of those journals. Some are heart breaking, some are hurtful but they are all brutally honest. I never felt like my Mom liked me...loved me yes, but liked me, NO. I found treasures in those journals that told me different. And strangely enough those that I thought she loved so much, she had real issues with. I have read the journals over and over. Her words were beautiful and her love for her grandchildren was so evident. When she could not say it, she could write it. She would have LOVED BLOGGING. She loved to write and this would have been a great way for her to make friends. Maybe that's the reason I finally made the JUMP into the BLOG WORLD. I want my kids to have our lives documented in written word...I want them to know how much I love them. So today, I say thanks Mom for leaving me your words. In many ways, they healed my heart.
By the time I post this it will be Valentines Day. I have been the queen to a man for 37 years and not a day goes by that he does not express that. I know that is not the norm, but how I thank God for giving me a man that knows how to express love. Jack Powell, you are one in a million!
This is the week that my ONE YEAR BLOG ANNIVERSARY BEGINS. Last week I ordered some Beth Moore CD's and one of them is
INSIGHTS ON MARRIAGE, a great talk she gave recently at Focus on the Family. I listened to the CD last night and it is one of my favorites. So that is my first giveaway of the week. All you have to do is make a comment on this post..That's it. I will draw Monday night. I want to put lots of gifts in the mail next week and bless many of my new friends. You have made this year so much richer.
We had a REAL SNOW WEEK here, so I had two little boys spending lots of time with me....Enjoy a few pictures of my HEART!