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Best Friends

February 23, 2011

I couldn’t come back to Texas after 16 years & not hook up with my best friend Deora…never quite found another like her, & sure I never will…fun afternoon catching up!!

Here’s a picture of us from 11th grade

Thank You Kids

February 19, 2011

Thank You kids for being great students & thank you Krispy Kreme for giving good students free donuts. 4 times a year our kids treat us to breakfast. Riley gets all A’s & Kenly & Emery get all S’s so between the tree of them we end up with 18 free donuts…sugar rush Saturday is what we’ll call it 🙂

2011 Siesta Scripture Memory Team – Verse 4

February 15, 2011

My verses are starting to go together pretty smoothly now…here they are from memory:

Psalm 112: 1-7 -” Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying His commands.  Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.  They themselves will be wealthy and their good deeds will last forever.  Light shines in the darkness for the godly, they are generous, compassionate and righteous.  Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.  Such people will not be overcome by evil.  Those who are righteous will be long remembered.  They do not fear bad news.  They confidently trust the Lord to care for them.”

Whew…almost forgot 1 part!  If you’ve been memorizing….post your verses (all of them) from memory in the comments….I want to know how you’re doing!!  Here’s my next few verses…this could get tough, but only 3 left & I’ll have the whole chapter memorized!!!

Psalm 112:8 They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly. 9 They share freely and give generously to those in need.   Their good deeds will be remembered forever.   They will have influence and honor. 10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated.   They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.

A Gift

February 11, 2011

We got together with some friends tonight to talk about Africa. A new, dear friend brought this as a gift…

It is homemade vanilla. American vodka mixed with Ugandan vanilla beans equals my baking going to a whole new level. Watch out!

A Ferry kind of day

February 10, 2011

Today me and the sick Ems took a ride to Southport. Always a lovely ride. Some people shared their bread with Em to feed the birds.

Privilege of Prayer

February 10, 2011

Did you know prayer is a privilege we have because we are children of God.  By having the Creator of the Universe as our Heavenly Father we can go to Him at any time and He will hear us.  A few verses that have to do with God hearing us:

Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked,
but he hears the prayers of the righteous.

Psalm 120:1 I took my troubles to the Lord;
I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.

Psalm 116:1 I love the Lord because he hears my voice
and my prayer for mercy.

Psalm 102:17 He will listen to the prayers of the destitute.
He will not reject their pleas.

Do you use your privilege?  Sometimes it may be hard to find time to pray or even know what to pray.  I have let myself free from the idea that I have to have a specified time of prayer because if I happen to miss a day or two or 35 Satan sure knows how to turn on the guilt.  So I just take the legs out of that plan and just don’t have a specified time.  I have come to just pray throughout the whole day and not really have a beginning or end, but just a continual conversation.

Maybe it’s hard for you to think of things to pray about….I have found a few resources that are very helpful.

These for praying for your husband…I didn’t look, but if you’re a husband reading this, there is probably the same type of books for praying for your wife.


And here’s one for praying for your children:

Both books use Scripture to pray.  Here’s an example from Praying God’s Will for your Husband:

I pray that whatever my husband does, he does it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.  Colossians 3:23

Here are some of the topics: Anger, Courage, Emotionally Upset, Godly Life, Lonely, Marriage & Protection

So, wherever you are in your prayer life, I pray that it is active and alive and you see it as a privilege to pray for your family!


February 8, 2011

Our friends got a new puppy & she is adorable!!!!