Thursday, June 30, 2005


This is the best husband, best father, help meet for me, I know. He loves his children. He does good by me. I am a blessed woman. I don't know how God could have allowed me to be so blessed. Thank you Lord for the godly man in my life. I don't tell him... or you enough. "Amen" Posted by Hello

"Double Dip Mine, Please!!!"

Gosh...don't this make your mouth water??? I have been saying..."I love them strawberries, I love them dipped in chocolate.
" Um..Um!!!!" Posted by Hello

Friday, June 17, 2005

"I love Strawberries"

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If there is one thing I is strawberries!!! I love them. I love them just like you see them. I love them with whipped cream. They look so good-don't they??? But I am here to say this, if you haven't ever....and I mean never ever....ate them with chocolate......You have to just one time!!! I love them with chocolate dipped on them. That is one good desert....this is just for you for today.....ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

"When He was on the Cross, I was on His Mind"

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This is not a "real" photo of what Jesus would have looked like on the cross. This photo shows a clean, wounded Jesus. If you read the Holy Bible, it tells us of how Jesus was beaten. He was beaten so badly. He was hit over and over again. He was surely bloody and cut, and somewhat unreconizable. I am sure he was in agony, but he took that pain for us...the unworthy ones!!! Oh how unworthy we are!!! He was crucified on the cross to bear our sins. In case you are reading this and don't know, he was in such pain. I am sure that some of that pain was a pain of knowing some of us would never come to know him. Don't you know that pain was unbearable? He actually knew and knows who will receive him. He gave his life for me so that I might come to know him. Thank God I chose to trust him, serve him, and believe upon him. I could have spent eternity in Hell, but he saw fit to save me. And Hell is real!!!!!!!
Thank you Lord for giving me eternal life to spend with you......
Matthew Chapter 27: 27-31 (KJV)
27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
Mark Chapter 15: 17-20 (KJV)
17 And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.
20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"Yellow Roses"

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Nobody knows this little Rose
By: Emily Dickinson
Nobody knows this little Rose
It might a pilgrim be
Did I not take it from the ways
And lift it up to thee.
Only a Bee will miss it
Only a Butterfly,
Hastening from far journey
On its breast to lie
Only a Bird will wonder
Only a Breeze will sigh
Ah Little Rose
How easy For such as thee to die!

The first time I saw a yellow rose (that I can remember), was when I was a teen. I remember thinking of it's beauty, of how it was so bright. At that time I didn't know God. I didn't realize God's part in making that flower. I just knew it's beauty. I don't get flowers, but that flower means something to me. That rose says friendship. It shows me God's love. It gives that special "shine" of yellow brightness. It reminds me of how we need to show more smiles.
O' God, Our Father, Thank you so much for showing us grace when we don't deserve it. Thank you for giving us all the beauty we can see from day to day. But most of all, thank you for sending your son to die for me so that I could be saved. Guide me Lord so that I can show someone who doesn't know you - YOU Lord.
Hide me behind the cross Lord, so the world sees only you!!!

Friday, June 10, 2005

"Mayberry - Mount Airy, North Carolina"

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Yes...I am from Mayberry - Mount Airy, North Carolina. I am doggone proud to be from Mayberry. I have lived here all my life. I don't know any place different. I love the simpleminded life. I love Mount Airy. I can't think of a better place to call "Home". Home is where your heart is ...and mine is here in Mayberry. Sometimes I feel like Sheriff Andy Taylor is here. When you see some of the things going on one can't help but think of him. And the "Barney's" (MAYBERRY DEPUTY), there is a few of them here too. With the occasion of minor crimes, Ol' Ernest T. Bass still throws a rock or two. Aunt Bea could be cooking a good ol' apple pie. The Mayberry Hillbillies (The Darlings) still play tunes downtown every now and then. "Floyd's Barbershop" is open daily for haircuts. You can go next door, after the haircut, for a Porkchop Sandwich at "Snappy Lunch". Here is a little history... Andy Griffith was born and grew up here in Mount Airy. Mount Airy is at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains which is approximately a 15-mile drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pilot Mountain (Mt. Pilot) is approximately 8- miles away. We still have a drive-in movie screen running here known as "The Bright Leaf Drive-In". Makes you want to sit back and take in a big smell of the fresh air, have a laugh or two, and enjoy. Mayberry takes you back to the simple times in life, where people speak even if they don't know you.
Such a simple life!!!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

"Web We Weave"

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I cannot count the countless times my husband has said to me, "Oh the tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive!" And I have pondered on that saying from time to time. You know, we don't have to tangle a web we have woven. If we deceive someone - then yes we are going to tangle that web of deceit. We can weave the web of love and friendship. The bible says: "Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe unto him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up." -- Ecclesiastes 4:9-10. I don't know about anyone else, but it is wonderful when you have a friend, and especially a christian friend - someone whom you can talk to and count on to pray for you when you need it. You need that friend you can have liberty with also. Here is a quote that I like - "There can be no Friendship where there is no Freedom." -- William Penn. How can you have friendship without liberty? In friendship there are open doors and giving. It is a friend that can tell you when your face is dirty, or when you might need that "extra" perfume. You can share with him/her of your and their faults, and be accepted. Hearts matter in friendship. Only can you share ones heart by giving of yours. When weaving those webs, weave the web of true love and true friendship.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

"Peace During A Storm"

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It is amazing how God shows us peace in nature. I didn't really think about this situation with this baby bird until later on. This baby robin fell out of his nest and our cat, Courage, decided he was gonna have it for a snack. But the parents, plus other robins came in and did a swoop down on our cat. It didn't scare him, but I was upset for that baby. He was breathing hard and scared. We got a box and put the baby robin in it. He hopped on the side as seen in the photo. He seemed at peace with his decision. I thougt about how God gives us peace during trying times. I know he is there during the storms, even when we don't think so...and gives us the courage for hope. Our parents and friends may come to the rescue, but it is God who gives us everlasting peace. We need to seek God for peace during our storms. Thank you to my Pastor and Kevin for reminding me. Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Brittany Jade King

In Memory of Brittany Jade King...she would have been graduating today. God wanted her in his kingdom, so she is spending her day with him. We miss you Brittany....oh so much!!! Posted by Hello


2 Timothy 3
1This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

If there is one thing I can't is "Self". Here I am writing about a subject I know all about. At one time, it was all about "ME". I was a lover of self. When you are a lover of self, all the things in 2 Timothy Chapter 3; verses 1-4 will apply to you. I have heard people say "well all I really want is...", and it is hard to break away from that. That is self talking. I was a coveter. I was very boastful. I was proud. I blashemed. I was disrespectful to my parents. I was unthankful. I was definitely unholy. I am all about those verses. I had such hate in my being. I hated people. I only let those chosen few inside with me. I was a lover of pleasure. I loved it more than God. I wanted what I wanted. If I wanted something...I made sure I got it. I was not brought up this way. I got this way over time...due to sinning. I was happy when you were not happy. I can say only due to God's love and God's grace that I am saved, and not taking pleasure in the hurts of others. I love more than I could ever love before. I find myself loving people that I thought I could never love. That is God...that is his way. He wants us to be a worker for him. I know I am not perfect by any means, but I am a child of God. I desire to please him. He is my Lord.

"Daddy, Where Would I be if the Plane had Crashed?"

This photo is of Lindsay and our pastor, Larry R. Phillips. She was baptized recently. This is that same little girl whom was afraid of where she would spend eternity if the plane crashed. She waited until she fully understood about being baptized. She got saved around 5 years she waited 6 years so she would understand. She gave her testimony on this night....and I don't think there was a dry eye in the church. Posted by Hello

My children got the chance of a lifetime for all kids, and that was to go to Disney World for 8 days. And they were so excited. My sister invited them, and paid practically their whole entire trip....except for airfare. I made my small contribution of doing that!!! Anyway, here was an 8 day trip for them to enjoy...away from us-Daddy and Momma. We watched as they flew off into the sunset. I am sure she thought about the plane ride as just okay...she was just so little. Who would ever have thought what she would be thinking? She had asked things about Jesus...but we never thought she was worried or concerned at her age. But on the day Lindsay returned, she was quiet. She got into the van and started asking questions. So when we returned home she and her Daddy went into the bedroom to get ready for bed. But it was back to questions. Her first question was, "Daddy, Where would I be if the plane had crashed?" What a question! He tried to reassure her but wanted her to know the truth. He told her if the plane crashed and she had Jesus in heart ...she would go to heaven. He then preceded to tell her about how to be saved. She accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior at that very moment. She was a scared little girl before but now was calm and assured in her salvation. She didn't want to wait another day to accept Jesus. She didn't want to spend eternity in hell. She wanted life with Jesus. And I remember the look on her face before going to bed. It was a face of not being afraid to die. Her face showed the peace only Jesus can give. I am so thankful as a mother that my child does not have to face that decision any longer. She can rest assured she is going home to be with God. Nothing is more important than knowing your assurance with Christ. Nothing!!!

Note: I had previously written this blog...but I deleted it by accident last night...trying to do the meantime, here is a photo to go along with this blog.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

"Ants, Ants, Everywhere"

Ants Posted by HelloI am trying to get over it....ants! It is driving me batty! I have 100 zillion ants everywhere at work. I don't exactly understand why either. I don't eat at my desk. I have stopped drinking anything at my desk too. I see so is literally driving me bats!!! I got to work today and there they were...on my desk, on my phone, on my computer, on my keyboard. I decided I was not going to work there...and especially today. My nerves can't take it. My body doesn't want them around either. I itched all day. I sprayed a half bottle of Windex on them. I kilt fast as I saw them. My hair is literally falling out because of it. I scratched all day. I am going nuts. I told my boss about them 2 weeks ago...and she didn't call the pest control until today....for goodness sakes!!!!!! Well, they came out and are supposed to be back tomorrow. And I have made up my pest work!!! I will not stay there tomorrow....I will leave. Ants carry diseases. Ants bite!!! Ants stink. And last but not least...........Ants are driving me nuts!!! Get the picture????