Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thursday This ~N~ That: No Fooling; HE LIVES!

I can't help but feel victorious when I think of my Risen Saviour! I can't stop the Hope, the Peace, the Excitement that rises within me when I think of that morning that my Lord came out of that tomb! How wonderful, how blessed to serve the one and only true and living God!  Gives this little Baptist gal a spring in her step and a song in her heart! I also can't help but be saddened when I think of the price Jesus paid for my sins. I feel so ashamed and guilty that He suffered and died for me. He didn't do anything wrong, yet He was the one that was sentenced to death, mocked, spat upon, beaten beyond recognition...crucified.  This post may be a bit scattered; many scriptures and many songs come to my I'll just write while I think out loud, so to speak.  Worship and rejoice with me!

Matthew 17:22-23 And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: And they shall kill him, and the third day shall be raised again. And they were exceeding sorry.

Matthew 20:17-19 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

Matthew 27:66  So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Matthew 28:1-6  In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said, Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross,
The emblem of suffering and shame;
And I love that old cross where the dearest and best
For a world of lost sinners was slain.

Oh, that old rugged cross,
so despised by the world,
Has a wondrous attraction for me;
For the dear Lamb of God left His glory above
To bear it to dark Calvary.

In the old rugged cross,
stained with blood so divine,
A wondrous beauty I see;
For twas on that old cross Jesus suffered and died
To pardon and sanctify me.

Then came the morning
The night turned into day
The stone was rolled away, hope rose with the dawn
Then came the morning
Shadows vanished before the sun
Death had lost and life had won, for morning had come.

He lives! He lives!
Christ Jesus lives today.
He walks with me and talks with me
Along life's narrow way.
He lives! He lives!
Salvation to impart.
You ask me how I know He lives...
He lives within my heart.

Because He lives
I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives
All fear is gone.
Because I know
He holds the future.
And life is worth the living
Just Because He lives.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Our New Mailbox

We finally got our new mailbox put up.
Cale built this for me a couple of months ago.

Monday, March 22, 2010

And On That Farm...

And on that farm there was a rooster....
Meet Budster, better known as Bud.

Would you like to guess?

Do you know yet?

And on that farm there were lots of worms....E I E I O!  With a wiggle wiggle here and a wiggle wiggle there....

Yes, Cale is now proud owner of a rooster in the chicken pen and a worm farm, thanks to his Pa Pa G. 

Reckon what's next for Ole Cale George's farm?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursday This ~N~ That: Stress-Busters

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Monday, March 15, 2010

Buttercups anyone?

I went out to take a picture of these beauties that I didn't even plant. The former owner's mother and little girl planted these several several years ago. I am blessed to be reaping their special day those many years ago.

I went down the road a piece to take pictures of these buttercups and my neighbor told me that I was welcome to pick a bouquet.

The bouquet is so pretty on my table and the aroma is heavenly! Maybe Spring really is in the air!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Breakfast with Homeschool Friends

Noelle was off from work last Wednesday, March 3. We hadn't "loafed" any on her day off since before Christmas, so we decided to take a day off and go to Tupelo. I sent out an email to tell the Spartan team families about our plan to be at Cracker Barrel for a late breakfast. Including Cale, Noelle, and me, there were 23 of us at Cracker Barrel!

Left side: Leah, Olivia, Penny, Noelle, Julie.
Right side: Kirstin, Julie, Preston, Lisa, DeeDee, Aiden
Roan, Aiden, and DeeDee

Noelle and Julie

Alec, Sam, & Clay

Logan, Cale, and Zack

Nick, Marshall, and Mr. Harris

Lisa & Preston

Penny & Liesa

Leah & Jimmy

This is what I came home with that day. Lisa Joy MADE the white candle and the lotion and body spray. It smells so yummy and feels wonderful on my skin. Julie gave me the delicious smelling large jar candle. Julie MADE me the coaster set and bracelet. Olivia MADE the beautiful scarf for me. The books and Cd's are purchases I made at the book store with a gift card the Minnis family gave me.

This beautiful picture SCREAMED my name when I passed by it at Cracker Barrel. Notice: Cross, music notes, Amazing Grace...what is there not to love? I used a gift card from Roan and Jimmy to get this.

Monday, March 8, 2010

45 Was a WOW!

My 45th birthday began and ended with a BANG! The day after my birthday, I had to rest due to all the BANGS! LOL. It all began the Wednesday before my actual birthday which was Monday, March 1. The above picture and birthday wishes were in our local weekly paper. I was sitting at the gas station when I saw it. Cale was pumping my gas and I was sitting there and when I opened up the paper, THERE I WAS! What a surprise!

Saturday morning, there was a package in my mailbox from my friend Michelle that lives in Texas. Isn't the top so pretty? You should feel it...I will enjoy this top alot this spring and summer.

THEN: this same Saturday, Scot came home from work after lunch and had Cale lock me in my bedroom! Nothing is simple around my house! Now, most people would have just told me to close my eyes, but of course my family knows me, and I honestly would have peeked! lol. OK, so they lock me in my room, and Scot sets up my gifts in the living room floor. His mother and daddy had 2 rose bushes and another potted plant in Scot's pick up when he got off from work. The story gets better! Scot had told me and Cale to pick up a shovel a couple of weeks ago. The store Cale and I went to were out of shovels, so we were still shovel-less! SOOO,
Scot, being the thoughtful man he is bought a shovel on the way home from work that Saturday. AND HE WRAPPED IT IN NEWSPAPER AND DUCK TAPE!!!

This is what I saw when I came out of my room.

I graciously let Scot use MY shovel to dig holes for my rose bushes.

That evening, my parents took me out for my birthday. What that means is this: We ALL get to go out for my birthday! They always let the birthday person choose the place, so I chose Friendship House Restaurant which is near Monroe Lake near Aberdeen/Wren. They have awesome food! I ordered the boneless pork chop with a sweet potato and a salad.
Here I am all nice and rosy while they are singing Happy Birthday to me. They also brought out a huge piece of hot fudge cake for me! It was sinful! My parents gave me a beautiful card and money. On the way home that night, we stopped at the post office and there were 2 cards from my friends David, Kathy, and Josh. There was a very nice card and then there was a card that David had chosen for me! He's all the time having to point out things like AGE! Ha! They had sent me a Life Way book store gift card.

On to Sunday before my birthday... our friends Billy and Debbie surprised me by visiting our church that morning. They gave me a pretty card and a gift. I also received a pretty birthstone cross necklace and card from the Weavers and money and a card from the Young's. The song leader (Bro. Herman) was on stage and I thought he was about to call out the number of the next song, and he called me and Mrs. Becky up front. She presented me with a beautiful card and a love gift from the church. What a blessed morning at church.

Debbie blessed us by singing two songs.

(The Lighthouse and Roses Will Bloom Again)

Sunday Lunch

We always eat out or with a church member on Sundays due to the fact that we are 45 minutes away from home. Our family takes turns choosing the restaurant when we eat out on Sundays. I chose THE PARK RESTAURANT in Amory.

I love their food and the atmosphere!

When I walk in, I immediately feel happy! This is the front of the restaurant. It's got an old soda shop feel to it.

When you go through the soda shop room, this is what you see! I love the neatness and the dressiness of it.
I love the fireplace, white table cloths, and live bouquets on each table. When we ate there in December, they had live piano Christmas music.

This pic. is not very clear. Noelle ordered me a LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE watch.

This is me on my birthday....

This is the precious lady who brought me into this world.
She invited me and Cale to eat lunch with her at the Belmont Restaurant.

On the way home from lunch, my cell phone rang and it was my friend Karen who owns a flower shop at town. She wished me a Happy Birthday and then asked me when I would be home. I told her I was on my way then, so she said she'd see me in a little while. The pink roses are from Noelle and Cale.

The red roses are from my parents. (I am doing my best to root the roses so I can put them in my new rose garden)

About 4:30 that afternoon, my friend Chrissy called. She and her daughter Kanah came by and visited with me a while. They gave me a card (which Kanah had written in so sweetly) and a gift certificate for a pedicure!!! Gi-Gi and Kanah

Chrissy and Liesa

After they left, our family ate supper together. I was still bouncing off the walls from all the excitement from the day. By 7 pm, my bounce had turned into a scoot! I was plum tuckered out. My friend Angie came by and brought brownies (hot out of the oven) and a bag of pretty gifts. She gave me glass candle holders, a beautiful picture frame, and some kitchen soap from B & B works. I received many phone calls, cards, emails, and happy wishes from friends and loved ones. I honestly felt so humbled, yet so very rich and blessed by all the love and thoughtfulness that surrounded me on my special day. I have to say, 45 is not that bad....I had myself a ball!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010