“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”~
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Tornadoes in the South

This past Tuesday we heard that there would be bad storms and possibly tornadoes in our area. We didn't really think that there would be tornadoes just some bad storms. But on Wednesday 3 rounds of tornadoes hit in our town and many towns around us. The first was in the morning around 6 or 7 ( we didn't know there was because we slept through it. Well, the second round was scheduled to come at two or three o'clock but we really didn't think there would be one because the sun came out and it looked like a normal spring day. Again we were wrong. Around 2:15 the sky started getting dark-fast and the wind was blowing really hard. So my family (except dad) crammed into a closet because we don't have a basement. Right after we got in (I don't mine telling y'all that I was really freaking out) it started hailing outside and then there was a huge crash of thunder. Thankfully we did not have a tornado around our house we think it was just
straight winds. Mama went to look out of the closet and then came back in and told us there was a tree laying on our deck and she didn't want us to come out because she thought it might fall through the roof. Well, our neighbor came over and checked on us because he knew that the tree had hit the house . That big sound of thunder we think must have been the tree falling. We are so thankful to God that no one got hurt in our family. Daddy came home right after that and everyone felt a lot better. We thought that the tornadoes were over. At that time we still had power so we looked on the computer and our weather man said we still had one more round. So at about 8:00 we headed to the closet again but it only hailed and was very windy on our side of town the southern part of town was not like that it had at least 2 tornadoes touch down where my grandmas house was destroyed. Please pray for my grandma on my mothers side. Her whole house was lifted from her foundation and thrown on its side. Thankfully she was not there (my aunt came to get her just a hour before)but her whole house is gone. She had been renting the house for many years and lost all of her belongings. On Friday mid afternoon the power came back on and some people from local churches helped us clear away the tree. Today Habitat for Humanity came to help us. The pictures below are of the tree that uprooted in our neighbors backyard.

Also pray for the family with 13 children who lost a husband and dad because of the tornado in Alabama. You can read the story HERE. As far as I know 9 people have died in our town.

Please pray for the areas that were affected by these storms in Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee.

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Gift List

My Gift List Week 2......


Resurrection Sunday
Brothers and Sisters
Friends enjoying a shared meal together
Beautiful Celtic music
The sweet voice of Sam
The Cross
Jacob making Stephen laugh
Singing in the Choir
Sarah's blessing for the food (Lord, Our food, Amen so sweet).


Go to the bottom of my blog to my playlist and find the new Chickfila song by Johnny Diaz its so funny!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Have a Great Easter Sunday!!

Christ the Lord Is Risen Today.

Here is the story behind the song of Christ the Lord is Risen Today.

John and Charles Wesley found themselves without favor of many fellow Anglican ministers who did not care for their fiery evangelistic preaching. Many pulpits were closed to them.

A friend from his Oxford days, George Whitefield,(22), having the same trouble, began preaching in the open air at Blackheath, and Charles, too, got a vision for reaching multitudes. He made his first attempt in the outskirts of London. "Franklyn, a farmer, invited me to preach in his field," he wrote. "I did so to about 500. I returned to the house rejoicing." Soon he was preaching to thousands. "My load was gone, and all my doubts and scruples. God shone upon my path and I knew this was all concerning me."

A man named Joseph Williams heard Charles in Bristol: " I found him standing on a table table-board, in a erect posture...surrounded by, I guess, more than a thousand people, some of them fashionable persons, but most of the lower rank of mankind. He prayed with uncommon fervency... He then preached about half an hour in such a manor as I have scarce ever heard any man preach... I think I never heard any man labor so earnestly to convince his hearers that they were all by natural in a sinful undone state; that their was a possibility 0f their salvation through faith with Christ... All this he backed up with many text of scripture which he explained and illustrated and then by a variety of the most forcibly motives arguments, he did invite, quicken and labor, if it were possible, to compel all, and every one of his hearers to believe in Christ for salvation." Charles Wesly still preaches in much the same way, through his ageless hymns that are sung around the world each week. Perhaps his most exuberant anthem he simply calls "Hymn for Easter Day", published in 1739. It originally consisted of eleven stanzas. The "Alleluias" were added later, but appropriately, for this hymn no one gets tired of singing......

Christ, the Lord, is risen today, Alleluia!

Sons of men and angels say, Alleluia!

Raise your joys and triumphs high, Alleluia!

Sing, ye heavens, and earth, reply, Alleluia!

May Resurrection day be enjoyed with your friends and family as we celebrate our risen Savior the Lord Jesus Christ!!!!

Have a great Easter Sunday!!!

~He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. ~

Matthew 28:6


Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Thought For Your Thursday

"Work is a blessing. [YES! A BLESSING!] God has so arranged the world that work is necessary, and He gives us hands and strength to do it. The enjoyment of leisure would be nothing if we had only leisure. It is the joy of work well done that enables us to enjoy rest, just as it is the experiences of hunger and thirst that make food and drink such pleasures." - Elisabeth Elliot

~I hope you have a wonderful Thursday!~


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A New Blog Page

Go to my "Some favorites" page to see it.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Since my Mom has started her 1,000 gifts list. I thought it would be neat if I started one too. I will (hopefully) be posting this list every Monday.

I am thankful for.....


Flowers blooming.

A sister who loves to pray.

Books being read and discovered.

The sound of a spring rain shower


The colors of spring

Sweet baby sounds from Stephen

Piano music

Beautiful Easter lilies

God's Love

Spend a lot of time in prayer. Always be watchful and thankful. ~ Colossians 4:2

Thursday, April 14, 2011

{Spring Beauty}

Spring is finally here!! I can't believe it is already April. Spring and fall have to be my favorite seasons. Don't you love finally seeing leaves on trees and flowers finally blooming? Everything is so beautiful this time of year. God has truly given us a beautiful world.

My mom has been sewing some pillowcase dresses for Sarah. I think they are adorable.

See! The winter is past; the rains are over and gone. Flowers appear on the earth;the season of singing has come. Song of Solomon 2:11-12

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Last Saturday Stephen got his first bath "in the sink".

Isn't he so cute


I Love the Spring!

I am planning on doing a much well deserved longer post sometime early next week. (Hopefully)=).


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"If you wish to know God,you must know His Word. If you wish to perceive His power, you must see how He works by his Word. If you wish to know His purpose before it comes to pass, you can only discover it by His Word."- Charles Spurgeon

~Have a Wonderful Sunday~



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