Monday, November 30, 2015
Friday, November 27, 2015
|Mom and Dad, made a couple of years ago in Jasper, Texas.|
Thursday, November 26, 2015
"In many countries a special day is set aside each year for thanksgiving. But for the Christian every day can be a day of thanksgiving, as we are 'always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ'.” (Ephesians 5:20, NIV) From an essay written by Dr. Billy Graham
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Wise advice: Never catch snowflakes on your tongue until until all the birds have gone south for the winter!
As Santa I do love loving on the little kiddos. The people who did the Jr. League photography put up all the photos on their website. I think I did some 265 with many of them being of more than one kid at a time. I also had many of the shopping ladies where they all wanted a group photo as a keepsake. I think the largest group I did was 20. I visited those photos on their website and it allowed me to remember something about each portrait. But, here's the scoop. As much as I love doing these appearances and as much as I love the little ones, I can tell you my heart goes thump thump thump when I get to be with our own family and in this case our little great granddaughter Madelyn Joy. We call her Madi and she is a character. She lives near Porter, Texas and she's busy with school and soccer, therefore, we don't see her that often. Last Sunday evening we were at the restaurant to celebrate our granddaughter Stefani's birthday. There were nine of us there. I asked Madi if she would please have her picture made with her great grand poppy. She jumped out of her seat, came to the other side of the table and our Tiffany snapped off a shot of us together. I treasure photos of me being Santa to children of all ages. I treasure even more this photo with our little Madi girl sitting in my lap.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
"....(oo) All I'm askin' (oo) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit) Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home..." Aretha Franklin singing R-E-S-P-E-C-T
|Buzz Lightyear Toy|
Monday, November 23, 2015
Friday, November 20, 2015
"Prayer lays hold of God’s plan and becomes the link between His will and its accomplishment on earth. Amazing things happen, and we are given the privilege of being the channels of the Holy Spirit’s prayer." ~ Elisabeth Elliot
Thursday, November 19, 2015
|Treasured friends, treasured memories.|
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
"Life is like a hot bath. It feels good while you’re in it, but the longer you stay in, the more wrinkled you get." (unknown author)
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
“What a culture we live in, we are swimming in an ocean of information, and drowning in ignorance.” ― Richard Paul Evans, Author
Monday, November 16, 2015
”When you go after honey with a balloon, the great thing is not to let the bees know you’re coming.” ― Winnie the Pooh
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
“We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” ― Robert Wilensky, (1951-2013), Professor, Computer Scientist
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
"It is the soldier, not the reporter, Who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, Who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the organizer, Who gave us the freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, Who salutes the flag, Who serves beneath the flag. And whose coffin is draped by the flag, Who allows the protester to burn the flag." Father Dennis Edward O'Brien, USMC
" I add a prayer of my own thanking God for all who have served the cause of liberty in every branch of our armed forces and I also thank God for their families who have also sacrificed. Amen.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
“I like people watching. My favorite places are cemeteries. Tell your great grandpa I said hi next time you see him.” ― Jarod Kintz, Author
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them." (Verse 10) As you can see I have a long way to go but not that long to get there. I actually think I know what that means. That's scary. Have a great rest of the day and may God bless us all is my prayer. Amen. ....More later.
Monday, November 9, 2015
“I'll think of it tomorrow, at Tara. I can stand it then. Tomorrow, I'll think of some way to get him back. After all, tomorrow is another day.” ― Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
That should be good news to us all. I know it is to me and I need to be reminded of it every single day, all day long. Amen. ....More later.