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Well, well, well.  Wonders never cease!  See what DD #2 was able to do for me!  She was able to upload a picture of one of my cards!!!!!  These beautiful colors are from Stampin' Up!  Sorry I can not remember the color names!  Can you see that I quilted the background byscoring the paper!  What fun, what fun, what fun!  I wish I did this for a living!  Just thought I would share!

Thankful for a Busy Life

Well, as you can tell it has been a while since I posted.  Friday through tonight have been busy.  We had teen night on Friday, visitation on Saturday, church Sunday morning and evening, with a food auction after service in the evening.  I had a few things to prepare yesterday for a craft sell tonight!

If I did not have a busy life I don't think I could appreciate the quiet times.  I was at church this evening for about 20 minutes by myself and the quiet was deafening!  IT WAS GREAT!

Thankful for God's Precious Word

 "Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding."
"He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength."
"Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:"
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."
                                                                                 Isaiah 40:28-31 

Yesterday afternoon I was burdened with more than I thought my heart could carry.  Dear hubby reminded me that I needed to give my burden over to God and let Him carry it.  So quietly I had to ask God to forgive me for trying to carry something that actually belonged to Him.  This was brought "home" a second time …

Thankful for Hair

Yep, sounds funny.  But I was looking at myself in the mirror, not really sure who was looking back at me, and I saw a "stray" hair escape my bangs.  Of course the only ones that "escape" are the gray one!  Let me ask this question, why does gray hair on a man make him look distinguished but not a woman? I am not yet 47, and truly have very few gray hairs, but the ones I do have, do they have to have a mind of their own?  I was going to start complaining about it, when a thought came to my head..."Better gray hair than no hair".  So, I am thankful for hair, and I think gray hair is a sign of wisdom!

Thankful for Traveling Mercies

I am thankful for modern day transportation.  Although I would love to have a horse and buggy, I know I would not be able to travel very far.  Uh, I don't think I'd like cleaning horse stalls either!!! 

Today eight of us from our church went to Milford, Ohio to Bearing Precious Seeds to help assemble Bibles that contain the Gospel of John, and Romans.  We were able to put together a little over 3,000 of them today.  Just think, our finger prints on the Word of God going "somewhere"!  Who knows in whose hands they will end up. 

We were very blessed in our travel.  Going over to Ohio we came across what looked like a fatal accident.  There were 2 vehicles, and one looked like it was only half there.  White sheets draped the sides.  Traffic was backed up for miles for several hours!  It was a very somber reminder just how fragile life is and at any moment it can be gone.  We did run into rain coming back home tonight and I can say that I was a little nervous. I know I w…

Thankful for Veterans

Just a short post tonight...I am thankful for our American Veterans.  They have given so much and are recognized so little.  When was the last time you thanked a vet?  What about a soldier/sailor/airmen?  We all see them at one time or the mall, Wal-Mart, Target,etc.  Why not brighten their day and thank them, they'll be glad you did, and so will you!

Thankful No Matter What

Sometimes it is hard to see beyond the "here and now".  Things don't go as planned, something "unexpected" comes up, or what you "thought" was not really what you "thought" it was going to be.  Does that even make sense?  Right now, for me, things have not gone as planned, it is hard to see beyond the "here and now",  to deal with the "unexpected", and what I "thought" several months ago, is not how I "thought" it would turn out.  But I am choosing to be thankful anyway.  Things could be a lot worse.  I am choosing to count my blessing and follow the One who has set this path before me.

God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.

Thankful for All Things

We are to be thankful in all things.  It is hard to be thankful with a headache that is now on day two.  Truly, I am thankful for the valleys and the mountain tops.  I really could use a mountain top!!! If it wasn't for the valleys we may never realize just how wonderful the mountain tops are.  I am thankful that my family let me sleep a bit this afternoon to help relieve my headache.  I still have it and we have a ladies meeting at church tonight.  Maybe by the time I fix supper it will be easing up some.

Thankful for Extra Sleep

Well, it looks as if I have posted twice today, but actually the other Sunday post was Saturday, but by the time I finished the clock chimed in the new day!

I am thankful for the extra hour sleep I got this morning!  I really could have used two extra hours, but am thankful for the one!

It was good to be at church today!  It is balm for the soul!  God has been so good to us.  I know, I keep saying that, but it is true!  God is always on time with seeing to our needs!  It may be in the 11th hour, 59th minute, and 59th second, but He is always on time!

Thankful for the Freedom to Worship

I am thankful that I live in a country where I have a choice to worship freely.  We are coming fast to the Thanksgiving season.  We so often associate it with turkey, ham, stuffing, all the rich side dishes.  But what about the reason we really celebrate the holiday?  Do we celebrate because we are thankful for family, home, friends, nice things, and let us not forget that football game!  Those are truly wonderful things (except maybe football {smile}) to be grateful for, but what is Thanksgiving?

Webster, {you remember him, the man who had a way with words}  defines Thanksgiving as:   1) the act of giving thanks; 2) a prayer expressing gratitude; 3) a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness. 

I thought about a "short" history lesson on the first Thanksgiving.  After I started to put together the information, I realized why history class in school always seemed to be the longest class,  there is so much to tell in so little time.  So I will leave you with this…

Thankful for Friends

How thankful I am for friends!  In the recent weeks we have been so blessed to have so many friends that God has placed in our lives!  I do not know what I would do without friends.  It may have been a listening ear, or a specific need being met, God placed them there for our family.  God is so good.

Thankful Even When the Answer is "No"

"No".  It's a word we use often, especially as a parent.  When I had our first child, someone told me not to use the word "no" because it was negative.  I needed to make everything positive so my "little guy" would not grow up to be negative. Well, I guess I messed up BIG time because I told all my children "no" many times.  Not because I was a mean parent, or being negative, but because I had their best interest at heart.  I am sure I became very unpopular in my children's eyes when the answer was "no".  But being a parent is not about being popular, or at least it shouldn't be. 

Okay, how is a "no" answer a blessing?  For the last 6 weeks our family has been praying for something very big in our lives.  I thought for sure a door had or would soon be opened. The door slammed shut.  It was a definite "NO".  I truly was shocked, wanted to succumb to tears, all while my chest was in knots.  Then I had to s…

Thankful for Children

I am thankful for my 14 children.  Our lives are busy and everyday is a new adventure.  But I wouldn't change it for the world.  I feel very blessed to have given birth to such wonderful children!  

Today is the 12th birthday of our twin son and daughter, "babies 9 and 10"!!!  Happy Birthday you two!  

To all my offspring who are reading this, remember, Momma loves you, and "walk the walk, talk the talk, and remember the sacrifice on Calvary".  
Lo, children are a heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb ishis reward. Psalm 127:3

Thankful for My Wonderlful Husband

I am thankful for the husband God has given me.  After 27 years of marriage he is still my best friend.  He has always worked hard to provide for our family, always putting his needs behind everyone else.  I am thankful that he has a heart to follow God when it seems foolish to most others.  I am thankful that he still loves me even though I have lost my "girlish" figure...if you see it, please tell it to return to it's original owner. :-) 

We love history!  Maybe because we are "old"!  This spring/summer we bought two family passes, one to the Creation Museum, and one to our state museum.  (Museums and a sack lunch are our "vacations"!)  We were able to see the Creation Museum this spring.  We had blast!  We went through it twice!  This summer we went to the State Museum to see the Abraham Lincoln exhibit. We saw a poster that advertised the Titanic exhibit for fall/winter!  We were so excited!  We planned yesterday to get all school work finished BE…


I thought it would be fitting to do a month of posting what I am thankful for. "It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:"   Psalm 92:1

I am thankful that God loved me enough to send His only Son to die in my place, for MY sins.  I am also thankful that when God looks at me He sees me through Christ.  I am washed clean by His blood!Okay, that was two!  It's two for one day!!!!