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Mom, Steve, and I volunteered to help out in the snack bar for our church’s upwards basketball games yesterday. We had a lot of fun. We got to meet a bunch of people that go to our church, that we have not had a chance to meet yet. We were also able to get better acquainted with other people. We had a really fun time. Steve grilled fajitas and hamburgers. It was a long day, but totally worth the effort. Steve went straight to the church after he got off of work. By 7:30 last night we were both asleep. Jeez, 7:30 on a Saturday night is really early to go to bed.  


If you live in the Cleuburne, Joshua  area or even in Ft. Worth our church is showing the movie Fireproof tonight. There will be free child care for all age kids.. The movie is free. Please come to see it with us. Bring your spouse, or your spouse to be. This is such a great movie for marriage. If you need directions or want more information click here. The movie starts at 6:00 pm.


If you want to play along visit Heads or Tails

What I love about this time of year is families coming together. The memories created in whose ever kitchen we are cooking. My Sister and I giving Mom a hard time. Traditions past down year after year. Getting to sit around and talk to family you do not usually get to enjoy during the year. I love knowing that Jesus was born and died for us. He was not a pawn of destiney He was a disciple of obedience. He knew what His fate was, and He did it for us.

Cookie Pics

I know I promised these about a week ago, but I just uploaded them so check out me sea of cookies

Sea of Cookies

Sea of Cookies

Hot out of the oven

Hot out of the oven

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope the Lord blesses your family this holiday season. Try not to gobble till you wobble!!!

This is what I am thankful for. Some are serious, some are silly, but all the same they are important to remember because even the poorest in America have so much more than a lot of people in the world

I am thankful for:

  • My Salvation
  • God’s Grace
  • God’s Mercy
  • God’s Love
  • God’s Word
  • Prayer
  • The Power of Prayer
  • Being born in a country that has religious freedom
  • Running Water
  • Hot Water
  • Clean Water
  • Electricity
  • Our Truck
  • Our House
  • My Family
  • My Husband
  • My Husbands great job
  • Our Church Family
  • Our Church Choir
  • Our Pastor
  • Our Worship Leader
  • Our Youth Pastor
  • Our Dogs
  • Moms Surgeon
  • Moms Successful Surgery
  • Moms Healing
  • Dads Health
  • Barry and Nina
  • That we have plenty of food
  • A bed to sleep in
  • A shower to bathe in
  • Central Heat and Air
  • My Chi ( its a flat iron and it does miracles on my hair)
  • Our Woman’s Bible Study
  • My New Bible
  • My Computer
  • The Internet
  • Dr. Peppers
  • Sweet Tea
  • To Live In Texas
  • The Earth
  • Moon
  • Stars
  • The Ability to Love
  • The Ability to Forgive
  • The Ability to be Forgiven
  • The Every Day Blessings
  • My Marriage and that it is growing stronger with the Lords help

Our Thanksgiving dinner at the church went great. We had some awesome food and then we went to the sanctuary to give thanks to God. We went around and told our stories and what we were Thankful for. Some of those stories were just so touching. I used a couple of tissues.

Mom was not feeling very good she decided to stay home cause she was coughing a lot and she did not want to be coughing that much while people were trying to eat. When we got home she was worse. She kept saying that she felt like she was drowning. She could hardly breathe. We took her to the E.R. and they kept her again. Her CHF is acting up again. They did a cat scan on her today and hopefully she will be home tomorrow. If you guys could pray that she will be home before Thanksgiving that would be awesome. Our Pastor went to see her twice today and he gave Dad money for lunch. This man blows me away.

After church yesterday the Pastor told Dad we would be getting a Thanksgiving basket. I was shocked. I am amazed that they want to help with our Thanksgiving dinner. It is a blessing but we had already bought what we needed for Thanksgiving I worry that we took a basket away from a family that really needed it. Yes do not get me wrong money is tight. We are behind on some bills, but we always have money to get food. My sister and I are splitting the cost of Thanksgiving so we helped each other out.  The Lord put our name on his heart so I guess I should just shut my mouth and be grateful that we received this blessing!

Tonight was the last night of our ladies Bible study. I was really sad for two reasons; Mom was not there and we do this study together, and this study has increased my self worth in my eyes. I am sad that we will not be getting together once a week any more. Well at least not until February. We start a new study  February 2. Our Bible studies are by Beth Moore. She is an awesome teacher.

We went to the Joshua Community Thanksgiving Service tonight. This is the 20th year of the event. Each year a different church in Joshua hosts the service, this year was it was at our church. All the different churches attend. It is neat when all different denominations can worship together and get along. It was a very moving service.  Our offering of the evening went to the Cleburne Pregnancy Center.  We talked about as Christians thanksgiving should be something we do daily not just celebrate it once a year. We have so much to be thankful all year long. Our biggest thing we should be grateful for is our salvation. It is a gift and nothing we do can earn. It is only through Jesus Christ that we have salvation. Our Preacher gave us a challenge to make a list of all and he means all of God’s blessing.  I am going to work on mine and when I finish it I will post it for all to see.

I just talked to my Sister, Brother, and Mother in law I guess we are having our Thanksgiving dinner here at the house. Mom does not feel like she will be ready to travel so far after surgery. My Brothers family will not make it becasue they lost his Mother in law recently and want to be with his Father in law. This will be the first Thanksgiving where I will do most of the cooking. It is scary stuff people!!!!!! God Bless you all



I saw this meme at I thought I would give it a try. It all about the hubby!!!


1. He’s sitting in front of the TV. What’s on the screen? Nascar,Nascar,any kind of shoot em up movie, did I mention nascar football

2. You’re out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad? Ranch and Ranch only

3. What’s one food he doesn’t like? Seafood of any varity

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?  Dr. Pepper. He does not drink

5. Where did he go to high school? Mansfield Tx

6. What size shoe does he wear? 13

7. If he were to collect anything, what would it be? Nascar stuff and western decor

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich? Fried egg with Miracle Whip and Cheese

9. What would he eat every day if he could?  Pork any kind of pork, but he has gout so he can not eat pork, or nuts, or a whole bunch of other stuff

10. What is his favorite cereal? Total smashed into little bitty pieces

11. What would he never wear? Anything pink

12. What is his favorite sports team?  Dallas Cowboys, Dale Jr is his favorite driver (mine to)

13. Who will he vote for? Mcain

14. Who is his best friend? Me

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn’t do? I wish he was not so paranoid about doors being closed when no one is in the room

16. How many states has he lived in?  One TX

17. What is his heritage?  He is Native American and German that I know.

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake? Chocolate on Chocolate

19. Did he play sports in high school? no

20. What could he spend hours doing? Nascar,watching movies,yard work working on cars

Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is coming soon].

Philippians 4:5

God demonstrates our need for balance through the great varieties of foods He made available to us, We need some of all of it, but not all of some of it. If we overdo anything, it is just as bad as under doing it.

Some people think, If it is a good thing, then more of a good thing ought to be better.But that is not necessarily true. Too much or too little can both be big problems. Balance is the key to powerful, victorious living. Ask God to show you how to stay in balance today.

I found is poem at Dr. Pepper is Good for the Soul. This is the original Poem Where I am from. I found it inspiring  to write my own and here is an example of the lay out. Try writing your own. It took me longer than I expected it to, but it was fun.




I am from  ____ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.
2. I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).
3. I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail).
4. I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).
5. I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).
6. From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).
7. I am from _______ (representation of religion, or lack of it).
Further description
8. I am from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).
9. From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).
10. I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).


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