Monday, August 31, 2009

Come fly with me . . .

Today we leave on vacation. So grab a seat and come along as we start our journey that will take us -- quite a while.

Everything is packed. We rise before sunrise, meet up with our friends and head to the airport.

After arriving at the airport, we unload the luggaae and head to the ticket counter to check in and have our luggage weighed.

Whew . . . . it passed.

Our luggage is now on its way. Too bad if I've forgotten anything. The next time we meet up with our luggage, there won't be a Wal-Mart handy!

Next we head to security check; wait in line; take off our shoes; get out our little bags with liquids. We've made it through security and now it's time for breakfast. We usually get something at Sonic. After breakfast, we walk to our gate -- and wait.

Our first flight leaves at 6:40 a.m. and lands in Memphis, TN. From there we head to Detroit, MI. Our next flight leaves at 6:00 p.m. and it's an overnight flight to a destination that I will reveal -- in tomorrow's post.

Get some rest because tomorrow we will be busy. We will have some traveling to do by train and taxi, then train, then taxi again -- all with our luggage in tow. (I really don't like that part.)

Till tomorrow,

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Only in America . . . .

Only in America . . .
  • Can a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance.

  • Are there handicap parking places in front of a skating rink.

  • Do people order double cheeseburgers, large fries and a Diet Coke.

  • Do banks leave both doors to the vault open and then chain the pens to the counters.

  • Do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

  • Do we use answering machines to so we won't miss a call from someone we didn't want to talk to in the first place.

And it's all because we can -- and I pray we can continue to have this freedom to do dumb things if we want to. :)

Have a great evening!



Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Just to think . . .

. . . Just to think,
only last week

. . . . he couldn't drive!

Don't they grow up at the speed of lightening?!!!


Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Scripture Memorization

I didn't get this scripture posted on the 15th, so here is my verse for this two-week period:

"You saw me before I was born.
Every day my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out before a
single day had passed."
Psalm 139:16 (NLT)

What a personal God we have!

I noticed something in this verse that I appreciate -- God approves of lists! He made "notes" while we were being formed :) He's the Master Planner and Extraordinaire at executing His Plan. What that says to me is that He is trustworthy! There is nothing or no one that cannot be placed in His hands for safekeeping.

If you struggle with trusting God, let me encourage you to practice trusting Him. Start with today and go from there. He really wants you to fully trust Him! He is a friend who can be trusted.


Monday, August 24, 2009

First day

B started Kindergarten this year. It is so hard to believe that she's 5 years old!

Her mom was so sweet to stop by on the way to school so that we could see her and -- of course -- take some pics. But . . . she had already had so many pictures taken of her that she really wasn't interested in posing -- a-g-a-i-n!

" Okay, Grammie, I'll pose again."

"But . . . one's enough!"
Little girls; don't cha just love 'em?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Don't give up!

Hi there!

For the three or four of you who have been visiting my blog this summer -- don't give up on me. I'm still around. This has been such an unusual summer and blogging has had to be put on the back burner.

We are preparing to go on vacation and I plan on leaving posts so that you can "come along" with me again this year. I have one week to do this so . . . I'd better "light a fire" under me and get it done :) I just about have everything at the office completed. My house looks like an explosion in a chinese laundry -- no joke -- however the clothing (Hub's) is folded -- for the most part.

These pictures show what I mean:

I am doing hubs first, then I will work on mine. We will be in a cool climate so we will need to layer clothing and still keep it all within the airline's weight limit -- that's difficult for me.

I even have some of his clothing hanging on the kitchen cabinets!

You may be wondering why the clothes are all over the house and not just in the bedroom -- well the parsonage is small and the bedroom is covered with partially packed suitcases, too.

Traveling is fun, but I am always so releaved whenever the packing is complete and the suitcases are closed!

How has your summer been? I hope that the majority of you have had a restful and fun summer. Did you get to take a vacation yet? If so, where did you go?

Till later,

Monday, August 10, 2009

Will it be like this ?

This is what the eastern sky looked like today.
I couldn't help but wonder if the clouds might look something like this . . . on a day like this . . .

when Jesus steps out to gather us home!

As I was driving home from shopping in OKC today and noticed that the cloud formation was extraordinary. By the time I arrived home and got the camera out, it wasn't quite as beautiful but still worthy of photographing it.

I do not know when Christ will come, but He has promised to return for us. One thing I do know . . . how and when He comes will be perfectly done and perfect timing. It will be an awesome celebration -- done as only He could do it!

Oh, and these beautiful clouds? They are giving us rain as I type. I love to sleep to the rhythm of the rain. So . . I'm off to bed. Good Night!



Thursday, August 6, 2009

Scripture Memory Challenge

This is about 5 days late but my verse for August 1 - 14 is:

"You watched me as I was being formed in
utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the
dark of the womb.
Psalm 139:15 (NLT)

I remember my mom reading this verse to me when I was a child. I tried to picture what this verse was portraying; I was being created in dark seclusion! I didn't quite got the picture then, but as an adult learning more about the creation and birth of a child and all the technology we now have to be able to see a child in utero, it's much more possible to picture what the Psalmist was saying.

When we took the Lamaze classes preparing for the birth of our son, I was so amazed to learn that every cell must reach it's exact destination at the exact time or, to put it very simply, things can get messed up and chances are, it will naturally abort.

I remember reading a joke about God and a scientist talking. The scientist proudly told God that creating a man was no big deal -- he could do that.

God says, "Oh really? Show me."

The scientist then reaches down to pick up a handful of dirt and God says, "No, No! Get you own dirt!"

Our brilliant scientists today may be able to clone an animal or person, they still have to start with God's "dirt".

What a Creator we have! And, He desires for us to get to know Him intimately! That means you, too! Do you have a close and personal relationship with your Creator - the almighty God of heaven and earth? If not, He's waiting. He won't turn you away -- I promise!