Saturday, April 28, 2012

T Ball ... Baseball ...

I kind of love him... :)

Cute lil kid...

His daddy helping him learn to bat...

Nonetheless, it was a hit...


April 29 Tablescape...

April 29 Tablescape, created by my Mother for her Sunday School class...
Love each week to see what God has placed on her heart!

April 22 Tablescape...

April 22, 2012 Tablescape created by my mother for her Sunday School class!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Let your light shine...

This is my new "find"... I love solar lamps on my patio, and I love blue.  I anxiously awaited the charging of the lamp for a few days and then I turned  it to the "ON" switch.  As if I do not have enough lamps inside my house, I now feel the need for more and more solar lamps outside.

As I looked at this little lamp on my table, it was dark, and the glow was perfect.  I thought about "let your light shine"!  Gosh, there are so many dark places in this world.  It seems mankind gets worse and worse, and it is a constant struggle to keep my mind on the "true" things.  I read a verse yesterday in 2 Peter 1:5-8.    It is long but good!

"make every effort to add to your faith,  goodness;
and to goodness,  knowledge;
and to knowledge,  self-control;
and to self-control,  perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness; love.
For if  you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being
ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."

Let your light shine, everyday, all the time!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

First Baseball pic...

300 Alaska, Van, Texas, 75790...

New Listing!


I took this close up pic of my "impatiens"...
Why are they called "impatiens" (yes this is the correct spelling)...
"Impatiens flowers take their name from the Latin, impatiens, "impatient." They are so called because their ripe seed pods will sometimes burst open from even a light touch (as if they were "impatient" to open). "

This name reminds me of the verse in the Bible,
James 1:19
" Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, 20 for man’s anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires.

Are you just like an "impatien"?  easily bothered, feelings on your shoulders? I do know other's that the slightest inconvenience sends them over the edge.  As my sign states in my office,
"Keep calm, and carry on!"
I try to always remember to keep my attitude below the ones' I come in contact with.  Hmmmm...

Monday, April 23, 2012

Say cheese...

I kind of bet Layton stunk...but oh my, I would love to kiss on his neck.  He  now leans his
neck over for me to kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss...... fast kisses,

I love this lil guy!

It might be Wrong,

Wow, in listening to James MacDonald last week, talk about stepping on toes, he smashed mine!

I am sure I am not quoting this exactly as he did, but here goes,

"If you are not sure something is right,
 It is wrong,
Even if it is not Wrong...

I think this is a perfect definition of a personal conviction. 

I Thess 5:22
"Avoid every kind of evil"   

Ponder on this y'all!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

4701 Richmond Rd., Tyler, TX 75703...

New Listing...


I constantly deal with "Patience".
New Verse,
James 5:16
"The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective."

Reminded again in James, paraphrased by me...

Layton and I sowed a few bell pepper seeds a couple of weeks ago in a flower container on my porch.  When we were watering plants the other day, I saw tiny leaves popping through the soil, I yelled to Layton, and he ran to see them.  He knows last year they grew red and green peppers.  But, guess what?  it takes time and patience, you have to carefully water and take care of the seeds, and in time, they produce.  This reminded me so much of of my prayers.  I may not see the answers to my prayers, but I know  (faith)  God hears these prayers, and in time, there will be answers.  Maybe the answer will be NO, maybe or Yes...

You know all the time that I water these little seeds, there is not a doubt in my mind that they will grow.  I suppose you can say that is "faith", huh?  So, why should my prayers be any different!

"The prayers of a righteous man are powerful and effective."

If you doubt this, I say, read the Bible.  Over and over and over again, prayers are answered!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Not what we know, but who we know!

I was listening to the radio this morning, and I am not even sure who the man was, but he gave an analogy  of contentment  -

New car, new car smell, new car - no stains on the seats or carpet.  We love buying and driving a new car.  We are happy, we think this new car will make us happy - for, evvv errrr... NOT...
The car ages, the car gets dirty, the car gets stains... what we knew as "new", got old...

I started thinking, this is so true... The only thing in my life that satisfies...the only thing in my life that I constantly crave, is Jesus.  The only thing in  my life that does not grow old is Jesus.   I find myself talking all day to him, in spurts, in words, in sentences, in thoughts.  I find myself thanking Him when I wake up, in the middle of the night, I can't wait to read my Bible in the mornings.  I constantly am aware of His presence, and I am constanstly reminded all day of the way He moves in my life.  No coincidences.  All Him.

So, everything else in our lives, can, in no way, satisfy or give us contentment.  Only Jesus!  I am 49 years old.  I have been saved since I was 14.  I wish I had given my all to Him when I was younger.  I can truthfully say, that when I began daily reading my Bible and praying, that my life changed. 

I am consumed!  So, it is not what we know, but who we know!  Jesus!


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Who's your momma?

Yep, I sure do this!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Let there be Light...

Lots of good information at our Greater Tyler Association of Realtors Education Fair today.

"Brighten the room when you enter, not when you leave"... Mike Brodie

Get it?  Do you know people that walk into a room and their attitude, smile and well being is just infectious?  I do! 
and then there are those that you cannot wait to leave the room!

Which one are you? just sayin',

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Layton and Happy Easter...

My little boy turns 4 today!  Oh my how time flys!  It was a good day!  So thankful for my family!

He is Risen!

My mother made this tablescape for her Sunday School class today!
I love the detail!
He is Risen Y'ALL!
Happy Easter..,

Friday, April 6, 2012

Resurrection Rolls...

Resurrection Rolls

Each item represents how Jesus’ body was prepared for burial.
· Large marshmallows
· Melted butter
· Sugar/cinnamon mixture
· Can of crescent rolls

1. Open can of crescent rolls and separate into triangles. The rolls represent the linen wrapping used in covering the dead.
2. Dip and roll one marshmallow (representing Jesus’ body) into melted butter. The butter represents the oils used in anointing the dead body.
3. Roll the marshmallow in the sugar/cinnamon mixture. The mixture represents the spices used in burials.
4. Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent triangle. Fold and pinch the edges tight.
5. Put each crescent-wrapped marshmallow on a slightly greased cookie sheet.
6. Bake the rolls as directed on the package. The oven represents the tomb.
When cooked, the marshmallow melts leaving only the puffed crescent roll. This demonstrates how Jesus rose from the dead. All that remained in the tomb were the linen wrappings.
My lil' Layton will know this story! Surely!
I post this recipe each year!  Suppose I need to today! :) Happy Easter y'all!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Eggs n chicks...

Yes, this is what my night job has been, decorating Easter cookies with Lauren... They are good too, trust me!
FYI, these cookies pictured above are not finished, detailing to come...
Ps, which came first the chick or the egg?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


I read the following this morning in an email.  I have thought about Virtue alot today.  What a difference our world would be if we practiced Virtue.  I love "uncompromising integrity"!

"Virtue is defined as conforming one’s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles.
It empowers uncompromising integrity.
Virtue is a moral compass that always points the way to how we ought to live.
Virtue is the strength to stand when the winds of compromise are blowing against you.
It conveys heroic courage to stand strong, especially in the face of moral relativism.
For Christians, it is the first thing we are commanded to add to our faith (2 Peter 1:5)."
Trent Griffith - Senior Pastor
Harvest Bible Chapel - Granger, Indiana

Ponder y'all,

Oh my!

Layton's daddy took this pic... little boys!
Gosh, I love the look on his face. Mischievous ! I am in trouble in about 10 years!

So proud!


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