Monday, July 31, 2006

"Seeing The Beauty Within"

My friend Julie (in Nova Scotia,Canada) recently sent me photos of her flower garden below.I thought about how God sees us. He don't look for outside beauty. He looks for the beauty in our heart, what is inside. I try and do what is God's will, be a loving, caring person...trying to reach out to others in love and understanding. I want to be a good witness, and at times that is hard. I am human.
I make mistakes. I don't like to make mistakes,
but I do. I am learning that when God is speaking, I need to be hearing.
I need to keep my mouth shut, and just let God speak to me, not me speak. In Proverbs Chapter 15, Verse 3 says "The eyes of the LORD are in every place,beholding the evil and the good. So, God knows my heart. He knows me. And I know him too!!! Thanks for sharing your pictures with me Julie...Love ya!!!

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Sunday, July 30, 2006

"She's A Grand Ol' Flag"

When I see my American flag flying high in the wind, or just standing tall in the sky...I feel pride that bullets cannot penetrate. All the people who have given their life for me, just like Jesus! Gave their life so I can have the freedom of choosing Jesus, what to wear, what to do, what to eat, where to go. I can't imagine what our ol' USA would be like without that freedom that we take for granted. I see what is going on in this world with Israel being made out to be the "bad" country in the news. If anyone missed our Sunday School class today....they missed a great history lesson. Pastor Larry preached on how it is spelled out in the Holy Bible about what is going on in the world right now. I enjoyed it so. I could have listened all day. Today I pondered on the things he taught us, and when I did, all was peace. I can clearly see that God has all under control. And I don't have to worry about a thing... God has it all in his hands...Give it to him!!!
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Thursday, July 27, 2006


"Welcome"-- Do you know what that word means? Have you ever just said "Welcome" without even thinking about it's meaning? I had never ever, until my husband asked me (underlying reason) did I know what it meant. So according to the dictionary, here is that meaning: Welcome; transitive verb; 1: to greet hospitably and with courtesy or cordiality 2: to accept with pleasure the occurrence or presence of. Interesting! My husband always has a reason behind something he is trying to teach me. It's been about 1 month since he asked me this....And I am pondering about it now...Amazing! A person can tell when someone welcomes them, can't you?? You know, God knows my heart...Like he knows yours. He can tell if you are sincere or not. Nothing is hidden from God. He knows all, sees all. I have never thought about this before. God is opening my eyes on lots of things. I am beginning to think about the way I say things, or the actions I take. The lesson for me is pretty simple. Be careful what you do or say, if you mean it or not, for God is listening and watching...And he knows your motives.
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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

A Special Person

Gay Phillips is a very special person to me. Not only is she my pastor's wife, but she is my friend. I don't know of anyone that she doesn't care about. She makes it a point to make you feel welcome at church, or anywhere she is. I don't think people realize just how much she cares about them. She, in her way, is kind-of shy. But caring about others is what she does most. She cares about her own family as well as caring about her extended family ~ her church family. One time when I was going through a tough time in my life, I did something I was deeply ashamed of, embarassed myself, and Gay was the first person who made sure I didn't stay out of church just because of it, even though it involved her. She made sure I knew God loved me even though I had done wrong...judge me you might ask?? Absolute not....she didn't tell me I was wrong....God did. She doesn't sit in judgement of others. She loved me like Christ does. How blessed we are to have such a special person in our life ~ Even when we don't know it!
Thank you God ~ For Gay!!!
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~Two Special People~

How can you tell two special people how much you love them?
I guess you just say ~You BOTH Are Special!
~Gay & Larry Phillips~
Does it look like he loves her? Well, He Does!!!
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

~More Yankee Fun~

Jonah at bat!!Jonah - Homebase in view!
Lindsay & Jordan ~ Enjoying New Friendship!
~Them Yankees~
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Yankee's Baseball

Jonah Jonah
Dale, Jonah's Dad
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~Fun Times - Yankees Baseball ~

Baseball used to have a special place in my heart...about 12 years ago. My son played baseball and was eager to start playing by spring. He could hardly wait until he was out on that field, or behind the plate to be the catcher. Now he loved the game. My son played for the White Plains Braves, and his daddy was coach along with Wayne Haymore. What fun!!! This year my daughter took up an interest in Jonah Easter, and we got the chance to enjoy baseball again, plus watch a great player. He played short-stop for the Yankees. What a player!!!
He is a great short-stop, but I believe he could play anywhere.
He is that good!!! Not only that, what a great guy. I don't think I
have ever met a more sweet young man. He always made us feel welcome,
as did his family.
Thanks Jonah ~ Hope we get to see more of you in the future!

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