Saturday, December 29, 2007

A List Of Emergency Numbers

When in John 14
When men fail Psalm 27
When you have Psalm 51
When you Matthew 6:19-34
When you are in Psalm 91
When God seems far Psalm 139
When your faith needs Hebrews 11
When you are lonely and Psalm 23
When you grow bitter and I Corinthians 13
When you feel down and out....... Romans 8:31
When you want peace and Matthew 11:25-30
When the world seems bigger than Psalm 90
When you want Christian Romans 8:1-30
When you leave home for labor or Psalm 121
When your prayers grow narrow or Psalm 67
When you want courage for a Joshua 1
When you think of investments and Mark 10
If you are depressed........... Psalm 27
If your pocketbook is Psalm 37
If you are losing confidence in I Corinthians 13
If people seem unkind........ John 15
If discouraged about your Psalm 126
If self pride/greatness takes Psalm 19
If you want to be John 15
For understanding of II Corinthians 5:15-19
For a great invention/ Isaiah 55
For how to get along with fellow Romans 12
For Paul's secret to Colossians 3:12-17

For dealing with Psalm 34:7
For Psalm 121:3
For Mark8:35
For Psalm

PLEASE NOTE: Emergency numbers may be dialed direct. No operator assistance is necessary. All lines to Heaven are open 24 hours a day! Feed your FAITH, and DOUBT will starve to death!


Thursday, December 27, 2007

Primitive Tart Baskets

Hey ya'll. Hope ya'll had a very Merry Christmas. Time to sit back and have a cup of coffee and relax after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays. And the great aroma of my handmade tarts would set the scene just perfect! These tarts are displayed in primitive baskets and come with a homespun bow and grubby tag fastened with a rusty safety pin. Check my Ebay Store for these and other great items. Just click on the link near the bottom of this page, and you should be taken there.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas Ya'll

I just don't have the time nor the words to describe what a great time we had in Greenville. Maybe these will explain. Hope all ya'll have a great Christmas!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Goin' Home

Wanted to write a bit this morning before we left to go to Greenville. We're leaving in a while to have our Christmas at my sister's house. I really look forward to this. Even tho it's only a couple of hours away and I should get back there more, it seems like the year just flies by and Christmas is the only time we make it back. I miss my family up there. When we all get together, it's just like we haven't been apart at all. All tho we correspond thru the year, it's just not the same as getting together face-to-face. My nieces and nephews are all gettin' so grown! I look at 'em on My Space and think "Gosh, I don't even know these kids!!" A year makes all the difference. They're beginning to drive....yikes....just kiddin'....and some will soon be dating.....double yikes......takin' guitar lessons (and getting reeeeeeel good) .....just developing into great young adults. My brothers and sister are just as crazy as ever. And I really miss Momma and Evelyn. My aunt Evelyn will be 85 on February 18...same birthday as Jackie' cool is that. She always amazes me. I've never seen such an independent and determined woman. And Momma does too...the pillar that holds this whole crazy family together. After all we've put her thru, she's still standing. I just hope God blesses me to have just a few of the qualities she has. And I think He has already, cause sometimes the kids will say "Momma, you just sounded exactly like MiMi". I saw a little sign in a shop a while back that I really should have gotten. It read "Mirror mirror on the wall....I am my momma after all". I think I might have to make one like that. It has a special meaning to me.

Families are soooo important. Especially these days and times. I have learned that friends sometimes come and go, but families will be there no matter what. Momma has a saying: "Hey....Blood is blood". And the older I get, I truly understand the meaning of this.

Well, I'm off to get ready. Hope you and YOUR family have a great Christmas!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Corinthians 13

Hey ya'll. As all of us are so busy right now with the "Big Day" just around the corner, this email that a friend sent me has really made me slow down and remember what the "Christ" in "Christmas" really means......LOVE. I've already used this in a previous post to the GTPF blog, but it made such an impact on me that I had to post it again.

Love and hugs to all ya'll :)


If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, But do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator.

If I slave away in the kitchen, baking dozens of Christmas cookies, Preparing gourmet meals And arranging a beautifully adorned table at mealtime, But do not show love to my family, I'm just another cook.

If I work at the soup kitchen, carol in the nursing home And give all that I have to charity, But do not show love to my family, It profits me nothing.

If I trim the spruce with shimmering angels and crocheted snowflakes, Attend a myriad of holiday parties and sing in the choir's cantata, But do not focus on Christ, I have missed the point.

Love stops the cooking to hug the child.

Love sets aside the decorating to kiss the husband.

Love is kind, though harried and tired.

Love doesn't envy another's home that has coordinated Christmas china and table linens.

Love doesn't yell at the kids to get out of the way, But is thankful they are there to be in the way.

Love doesn't give only to those who are able to give in return, But rejoices in giving to those who can't.

Love bears all things, believes all things, Hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never fails.

Video games will break, pearl necklaces will be lost,Golf clubs will rust ... But giving the gift of love will endure.

You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.

Merry CHRISTmas ya'll, from our home to yours!

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Revelation

Good morning ya'll. It's freezin' here this morning! It finally feels like Christmas!! Cora, come have some coffee with me this morning....this morning it's gingerbread. I've gotten hooked on all these yummy creamers, and now it seems like I can't have just plain coffee!!

I knew I should have taken a picture of Andrea's cook book, but I didn't. She was so excited she wanted to give it to Michelle when she went home. So I knew if I didn't wrap it, she would have gone ahead and given it to her. But you know what, it really doesn't matter, does it?

Got a busy week ahead. Got 4 more presents to wrap before we go to Greenville and that'll be it......whew. Trying to get all my stuff for our meal next Monday. I'd rather get all that out of the way this week so we all can kick back and just enjoy the holidays.

Since my "early retirement" has impacted the household income, most of the gifts we're giving this year have been handmade. I can't explain it, but this year it seems like I have so much peace and enjoyment this Chrismas than I've had in a long time. Even though it's been frantically busy, there's been a peace that I can't explain.....well, yeah I can. Thank you Lord. It's a gift from Him. Sometimes I think we all get so caught up in the ways of this world that we totally leave Jesus completely out. This year I've eliminated so many of the stresses that have clouded my life and I can finally see what's important. It's funny how life can be so simple. And it's us that make it complicated. For years now I've let the world call the shots in my life. Thinking I had to have the perfect job with the good income and the impressive title.......letting Satan use this as a stumbling block to get me off the chosen path. Nothing bad....just getting side-tracked from what God really wanted for my life. Now, after cutting all that loose, I see what I've really been missing. The extra time with my husband. The smiles on the grandkids faces. The smells of Autumn. The leaves falling. The sun rising. The sun setting. The wind blowing. EVERYTHING!! It's not about the money at all. God gave me scripture a while back and He reminded me again about what, I think, we all should remember:

1 Thessalonians 4:11 Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you.

Now, I believe, I'm where I'm supposed to be. He doesn't say anything about getting paid. Just work with your hands. And I believe He will take care of the rest.......and He has. Thank you Lord.

I'm working on some Orange Spice Potpourri that should be in the Ebay store some time this week. I'm excited about this. So far, it seems to be turning out good. Ya'll watch for it.

God Bless each of ya'll,

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Cookbook

Good morning ya'll. Me and Andrea finished her mother's cook book for Christmas. I think she'll really like it. We're both kinda tired....stayed up late getting everything just right and now all we have to do is wrap it up real nice.

Today they're calling for rain. Sure hope we get some....we really need it. I watch the news and see all the snow and ice some places are gettin' and I pray for God to keep those that are affected safe and warm. I guess that's why He put me in the South.....I like snow.....but not that much!!

Going to go drink some Pumpkin Spice Coffee......yum. And fix Andrea some breakfast.

Ya'll take care and God Bless.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hey Ya'll

I'm real excited about the "blogging" thing. Don't really know what to say, but please be patient....I can see right now that this will be a work in progress. I'd like to thank my prim sisters at GTPF who always inspire me.....and now they've gotten me into blogging....who'd thunk it??!! Thanks girls. I've got a long way to go to catch up with ya'll.

Been working real hard on my "stuff". And getting ready to go back home for Christmas. Home is Greenville, SC.....all my family live 2 brothers and sister and of course Momma. Can't wait to go and see all my neices and nephews and my dear Aunt Evelyn.

Hope all ya'll have a great Christmas......and thank you, Lord, for your Son. Without Him, none of this would be possible......none of it.

Love all ya'll