Thursday, April 9, 2009

What Day is it?

Today is Friday, right? No wait today is Thursday. But I thought tomorrow was Saturday. I don't have to work tomorrow so isn't it Saturday.

I have been so confused all day. Knowing I don't have to come back to work tomorrow makes me continually think it is Friday.

Well whatever day it is, I am thankful to have 3 days off. There is much to do and many miles to travel. We will get Kaleb tomorrow instead of picking him up on Saturday like the normal routine. Of course that means I will think tomorrow is Saturday when it is really just Friday!

Wow, we really get so set in our routine and something like a day off can really throw us for a loop!

Kaleb has his jamboree Saturday and I have some cooking to do for Sunday. After church Sunday we will make the 2 hrs trip back home to visit with the family for several hours before making the return 2 hr trip. Oh I get so tired, but it is worth every bit of it. I miss Christina, Adam and momma so much. I am excited to be having our annual Easter lunch at my Aunt Bobbie's house. I can't wait to see my cousins, and oh yeah, pinch Leslie really hard. LOL LOL

I wish you all a blessed Easter. Enjoy worshipping and praising our Risen Savior!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


It is dark, extreme darkness. At least that is what they tell me. I having nothing to compare. I don't know what light is like. They say it is very bright, but then I don't understand bright either......

I was trying this morning to imagine what it would be like to be completely blind. I have been in complete darkness before, but I knew it was darkness and I knew what to expect when it was over. I have never before really thought about the fact that a blind person can't imagine what light and brightness are like.

As a sinner we live in darkness. However, we only realize the darkness when God calls us to see the light. When we realize our sin and our need for a Savior, it is then we begin to see the light.

As the light gets brighter, the former darkness becomes more apparent. With each comparison we become more thankful for the light.

As I reflect on the darkness of my past, I am more than ever thankful for the present light.
I was blind but now I see. I was dead but now I live.

Thank you Father, you are the light of this world. You are the great physician and healer. You provid food for the hungry soul. You are awesome God!

".... one thing I do know, I was blind but now I see!" John 9:25

Blessing to all,

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth

This morning on our way to work we heard an advertisement for a local "community" church. The pastor stated, "when you leave our service we want you to feel good." I looked at my husband and said, "They must not be preaching sin at that church."

I know I touched on a similar topic a few weeks ago, but it just amazes me at the number of so called Christian Churches who preach the Bible the way they want to or should I say "don't preach the Bible."

Another popular thing being preached from many pulpits is the possibility of there being more than one way to enter heaven. Give me a break! You either believe the Bible or you don't. The Bible is not the J C Penny Catalog. You don't just look in it and pick out what you want in your favorite color and your own size.

As my Pastor so passionately preached Sunday, there is only one way to enter heaven and that is by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ. It is so sad and scary to think of the great number of people who think they are ok and are going to heaven.

Back to feeling good after church. When you are a child of God you can't help but feel good after worshipping with fellow believers. But sometimes God reveals sin in our lives and that never feels good until you confess that sin and receive forgiveness.

I am so thankful for a Pastor who preaches the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!

Thank you Bro. Paul!!

Jesus answered, " I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6

Monday, April 6, 2009


Yesterday would have been Taylor's 20th birthday. It is still so hard to believe that he is not with us anymore. I still find myself looking for him at family events. There will always be a void there.

I loved Taylor like my own. In reality he was my third cousin, but because our family is so close and Leslie is like a sister to me, he was more like a nephew.

I loved playing golf with Taylor. He would get so mad because I could putt better than he could.

Its was always a lot of fun anytime Taylor was around. Taylor loved my Chess Bars and always ask me to make some. I haven't made them anymore. Just doesn't seem right for him not to be here to eat them.

My girls loved him like a brother. He was only 3 months older that Amanda and they really grew up together. We have some great home videos of them all when they were little.

That smile!! Taylor had the greatest smile. It was huge even when he was a baby. He literally grew into his mouth.

We talk about Taylor at any family get together. There are always sad tears for a moment as we miss him, then comes the laughter as we talk about about the funny times with him.

I love you Taylor and miss you so much!

Please see Bama Girl's Sunday blog for a great tribute to Taylor.