Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I'm heading out to visit my son today.
He lives in Nashville.
I love Nashville LOTS!!
I love my son MORE!!

Doug hasn't been there since April of last year. Blake has been home, but it hasn't worked out for Doug to go there. The 2 of them hope to play golf. We might take in a couple tours. We have a checklist a mile long. We try to mark things off each time we go.

Tuesday is my birthday, so we will do a little early birthday celebrating, too!!

Happy Friday, everyone!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wednesday from the WORD

Zephaniah 3:17

The Lord your God is with you, He is mighty to save.
He will take great delight in you,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Love / Hate

We all have Love/Hate relationships about various things, don't we?
I know I have one for the gym. I took a month off from working out; not necessarily planned, but it just ended up happening. I missed about 5 days in a row because of scheduling conflicts & appointments. Then, decided to take a couple more off... you I could start back up on the "right" day. Can't start in the middle of the week, can we?
Before long, an entire month had passed. I say to myself, "why do I do that"? "I'm going to hate myself for being negligent". (Doesn't that sound better than saying 'lazy' ?) HA!

So, this morning I got myself back to the gym. And, I have to say it felt good.

Here are a few "Love/Hates" about exercising/working out/going to the gym.

Can anyone identify with any of these ?

Love to feel good about ourselves & our bodies.
Hate what it may take to get us there.

Love the way we feel once we have worked out.
Hate the exertion it takes to do it.

Love the way we look after we have lost weight or toned up.
Hate to put the time in to get there.

Love to eat food.
Hate to count calories, carbs & fat grams.

Love to take a break from our work-outs for a week or 2 or more.
Hate to get back into the routine.

Love it when we are disciplined.
Hate it when we are not.

Love walking out of the gym when we are finished.
Hate taking time out of oue day to go.

What do you say? Any other Love/Hate comments regarding the gym ?


Friday, May 20, 2011

Fhoto Friday

Today is the birthday of one of my very good friends.

This is April. People often ask us if we are sisters.

We say yes. :-)

She is an only child. I am an only girl (I have 2 brothers).

I have one son. She has 3.

She has a Blake. I have a Blake.

The 2 Blake's are best friends.

They have known each other since Kindergarten & are still best buds to this day.
Her Blake now lives in FL. My Blake now lives in TN.

They don't see each other often, but the bond is there for life.

I love this girl. We have fun together. We like to cook, bake & swap recipes...and, oh yeah, talk about our boys.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Thank you to everyone who has stopped by & encouraged me about my new blogging adventure. You have all been so kind.

Tell me something that you are thankful for today.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Wednesday from the WORD

Matthew 18:19, 20 (KJV)

Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am in the midst of them.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Counting Coins

Today I counted a bag of coins that I had stashed in my drawer. There were no quarters...only dimes, nickels & pennies. The total came to $40.00 !!!! I was pleasantly surprised.
From here on out, I will be scrounging up all the loose change I can find to let it "add" up until the next time to count.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I am being so blessed by this little Devotional.

It is fairly new & is selling out like hotcakes in the bookstores.

A friend gave it to me & I have since ordered extra copies to have "on hand" to give to those whom the Lord inspires me to do so.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Alan Jackson





Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mother's Day 2011.

Last night Doug & I went to a Kenny Chesney concert. This is probably the closest I will ever get to the "real thing". It was great. We have seen Kenny at least 20 times. We love him. He is such a high energy person. He is a great entertainer. We had a great time.

Yesterday, I got flowers delivered to the house. They were from Blake. I love that guy. He is the best son.