Monday, June 28, 2010

Just So You Know

My parents were not church goers. I'm so thankful for the people in the neighborhood who cared about me enough to invite me to Sunday School. In Sunday School, we were taught little choruses and Bible verses. I especially liked Vacation Bible School. My cousin, sister, and I liked it so much we would walk down our long dusty road in the summer to go every afternoon for a week.

After I was married people invited us to church. It took a long while before we started going. I realized I needed to be saved and one Sunday morning I went forward at the Pastor's invitation. A lady named Mrs. Fronie Hardee (a Sunday School teacher) took me back and explained the plan of salvation to me and showed me in her Bible the verses that proved to me that a sinner like me could and would be accepted by Jesus Christ. That was the best day of my life.

Please take your children to Sunday School. If you can't or won't, please let them go with people you know or on a church bus that comes into your neighborhood. This is very important. You may not think that children learning little songs and Bible verses is important, but it is.

Years ago I was diagnosed with cancer. Do you know the most precious thing to me at that time. The Bible verses and the little songs. "The LORD knows the way through the wilderness." "He's Able" and "Jesus Loves Me" were constantly playing in my head. Yes, those little choruses I learned so long ago. They gave me such sweet peace during difficult days.

GOD is so good!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Would You Approve?

Something to think about!

Would you approve?
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Posted on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 6:29:26 PM by OCCASparky

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plan's holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had made a joke at the expense of the Special Olympics, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the nonexistent "Austrian language," would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current in their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had stated that there were 57 states in the United States , would you have said that he is clueless.

If George W. Bush would have flown all the way to Denmark to make a five minute speech about how the Olympics would benefit him walking out his front door in Texas , would you have thought he was a self important, conceited, egotistical jerk.

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to "Cinco de Cuatro" in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the 5th of May (Cinco de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word "advice" would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoes as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he's a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush's administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had created the position of 32 Czars who report directly to him, bypassing the House and Senate on much of what is happening in America , would you have approved.

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive?

Can't think of anything? Don't worry. He's done all this in 15 months -- so you'll have two years and nine months to come up with an answer (and will double the list).

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Do you see it?

Do you see a bug on this daisy. What is it? You can click on the picture to make it bigger.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Photo Hunt - Six

There's a six in the middle. Today's price for BP gas.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Photo Hunt - Bubbles

The bride and groom leave through a shower of bubbles.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Weekend...

Memorial Day weekend is the time that my husband's family has their annual family reunion. My oldest grandson, his wife and baby and my granddaughter came early. They visited family all day Saturday and I got to keep the baby while they went out that night. I enjoyed watching him. He's almost 4 months old.

On Sunday there was a very good turn out for the reunion. We had a good group to represent all the families.

On Monday, my oldest son invited us down to Topsail Beach to eat hotdogs to celebrate the holiday. All of us went except my daughter. She babysat my other granddaughter's dog along with her three. No dogs allowed in the condo. Also another granddaughter had to work and couldn't be there. I went out on the beach long enough to take a couple of pictures and to beg our baby's mom to let me keep the baby while they enjoyed the beach.

I went up and down the three flight of stairs about three times yesterday. Today my body told me I needed to rest. I found muscles I forgot I had, ha ha. But, oh, the fun and memories are worth it all.