Friday, May 29, 2009

My Baby is 14 today

My sweet Matthew turns 14 today. Where has the years gone. Just yesterday he was at Mrs. Angie's preschool, now he is headed to high school. This time next year he will be driving.He will kill me when he sees the pictures I have posted but that is one of the perks of being a parent.

The Rider
The Hunter

The Baseball Player

The Goofball
I love them all.
Happy 14th Matthew
Love Mom, Dad, & Gerry.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Date Night & Recital

Finally a DATE NIGHT.
We went to the movies it was fun to just get away.
I am late posting this because in a few short days it will be date night again, but it just may be at a baseball game.
(traveling team Matt is on. Pictures to come)

Matthew on Sunday at his annual piano recital. It did perfect.His fingers are so light I don't think they even touched the keys. We are very proud of him.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday's

Tuesday is dedicated to those we have been inspired from like in the scriptures of Titus 2. Go read it today.

Today I speak of my friend Susan. She is my counselor and my listener, my sholder to lean on.Quick overview of how wonderful God can make a person. Susan lost a child soon after giving birth, many years ago, then not long after her son left for college years later he was at a lake and had a accident and drown.

You talk about some strength, this woman has it. She will tell you she only gets it because of God and I know that to be true after loosing a child myself. She taught me to rely on God for everything because He is where it all comes from.

No matter your situation no matter how bad it is or how small you think it is are you relying on God? Do you ask God to help you with the big things because you can handle the little ones? I have started letting God help me with it all.......I sure am less stressed let me tell you. I have never felt a peace that felt this good. It all has to come from God.She has so much grace.

I only told you a small piece about my friend Susan, there is sooooo much more but you get the point. She really inspires me to grow and be a better lady for the Lord. This world is temporary folks.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Post 100 and Awards

The Golden Heart Award., was passed on to me today.

I am honored by Shanda over at Teachable Hearts for this sweet award. Now it is my honor to pass it on to 5 other great bloggers.Where do i start and How do I pick just one???
Make sure you check out their blogs.
Your first on my mind today, but are chosen because you have a great heart. All teachers must have this quality. You have been so sweet to my son this year and he loves your class. You made putting my son back in public school so easy. Lets get together over the summer.You deserve the Golden Heart.
You have taught me to open my heart, and to look and watch for God to change a heart. It is amazing when you see it happen right before your eyes. You are a great friend to me and i will never forget 2009 because of you. You deserve the Golden Heart
3. JerriAnn S.
you have taught me in God's timing. One of these days we will get our lunch. I have learned things just from listening to you give your testimony to reading your blog. you have a huge heart. You deserve the Golden Heart.
Where do I start with you? You have made me see the heart of Jesus in a new way.Ways I can not explain.You are a dear friend to me and my prayer warrior, what more could I ever ask for.I love ya. YOU deserve the Golden Heart.
Funny how you live in the same town and really not know someone. I'd like to get to know Lana better. She is a counselor in a Jr. high and I know, God bless her. But she let me come and so an abstinence program with then and it was great. She has a heart for those kids. you deserve the Golden Heart.
Now if you have been given this award you must pass it on as I did. Love isn't love til you give it away. Heard that on a song but so true. So select 5 wonderful people to give it to and let them know. Don't forget to use the picture above and sorry I have already had the award. Love to you all.Happy Memorial Day.....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

fun with my camera

Just took a few pic off my camera today and decided to share them.

Matthew after his braces were put on and before the soreness set in.
I wrote on Gerry's truck, Mom said wash me.....He is in Amarillo with friends today. He's gonna kill me when he see this. It's great being a parent.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


We are headed out to Wichia Falls today for Matt's Orth appmt. He gets his braces today. He is a little excited I think. I promise I will post pictures of his pretty mouth as soon as we get back. I have to get some shopping in too you know. Can't wait to get to the book store.....

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Is He using you?

Upfront and foremost forgive any typos I may have. I have just had my eyes dilated, I can't see a thing. Thank goodness for spell check.

As May 11th passes again, I am wrapped up in my thoughts of our child in Heaven EMMA. I had a tubal pregnancy 2 years ago.........................(Amy H is so right this blogging is good therapy) ok back on track. They though I had passed the fetus(my child) and did a D &C, she was still in my tube. 2 days later I am bleeding internally the tube had ruptured. I got to ride in an ambulance to Lubbock, where I arrived in the best of care. The Dr. explained he would have to go in and remove both if my tubes, no more baby making or it could be critical. We were ok with that. In to surgery I go and I am really fixin to get to my point and the title.

As I am lying in a holding room for surgery ALONE.....not even a nurse.

I begin to pray. Lord I know any surgery has risk one being death. I am at peace and I am willing to go if it is your will. I have never been at more peace than at that moment. I hear a voice, yes the voice of God. He said.......I AM NOT DONE WITH YOU YET...............I will never forget those words the rest of my life. you ever slow down enough to here Him?

Some of you know I am director of a pregnancy crisis center, where I have the opportunity everyday to share the gospel with our clients. I have spoken many times at schools and conducted many abstinence programs. (sidenote-available to any schools) I have looked at life and what I do for God each day since then. Is He using you? He could if you slowed down to hear His voice. I urge all of you to pray that everyday God would use you to Glorify His name...........

This earth is just temporary, what will your legacy be? I want to get the gospel to as many as possible and God IS USING ME...............

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday's

Using Titus 2 to post about women who have inspired us.
This week was a hard week and I struggled with who has inspired me.I have so many to choose from once I sat down to think about it. So I decided to ask God which to use. He said"Sharla M" so Mrs. Tippett you'll have to tell her to read these because she isn't into the blog scene.Thanks.

Sharla M. Where do I start. God brought us together through a bad situation. You see Sharla had cancer, with not a good future. We took food to her family and we called and checked on them. Soon Sharla's cancer scare was over and she is cancer free. We started going to church together, hanging out , and were like 2 families put into one.We were joined at the hip you might say. People though we were sisters(which would have been ok) For a few years we never went a day with out speaking, now we go months. Funny how things turn out.

What inspires me about Sharla is she is VERY strong, in her mental strength and her faith God would heal her. She never doubted, even If I did. She kept our church running on faith. It was an exciting time, still is. She is the kind of person who if she can will do anything for you, she inspires me to be that way too.

My faith is stronger because of Sharla, so thank you Sharla for that.
I think God gives us friends in seasons and when we need them and then one day it changes. God always knows what we need when we need it.
Sharla and I will always be friends no matter the season . I love you girl.

Who inspires you? Comment and let me know.

Monday, May 18, 2009

How far would you go?

As I was reading the Word the other night these verses stuck out.

Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down His life for his friend. 14 -You are my friend if you do what I command.
John 15:13-14

Look what our Father did for us. He sacrifices his own Son, and yet we act like we do.

Something else to ponder. Are we living in the kingdom, or the world? You can not do both.

"This is what the Lord Almighty says: " In a little while I will once more shake the Heaven and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come and I will fill this house with Glory.
Haggai 2:6-7

It's time my fellow Christians to rise up and stand firm. The battle is already won.

Friday, May 15, 2009

it's a small post

Well I am up , showered and dressed for my Friday job.Yes it is different than my M-TH job. I love Fridays. I am very excited this time because we postponed our anniversary celebration until tonight. So fun, fun and off for a night on the town, after work of course. Did I say I love Fridays????Date pictures will soon follow. Happy Weekend .

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Word of God Speak

This is one of my favorite songs, and God put it on my heart to type it out today so you can read these words out loud, and praise HIM............................

Word of God Speak-Mercy ME

I'm finding myself at a loss for words
and the funny thing is it's ok
The last things I need is to be heard
But to hear that YOU would say

Word of God speak
Would you pour down like rain
Washing my eyes to see
Your Majesty
To be still and know
That You're in this place
Please let me stay and rest
In your holiness
Word of God speak

I'm finding myself in the midst of You
Beyond the music, beyond the noise
All that I need is to with You
And in the quit hear Your voice

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy anniversary Kyle.
Today I celebrate 15 years with his one hunk of a man. Just look at him. WOW!
Where do 15 years go? Here are 15 top things I love about Kyle. Not in any particular order.

1. He loves me no matter what I do or say.

2. He is the most honest man I know.
3. He loves the Lord with all his heart, soul & mind.
4.He love his boys.
5. He stands beside me no matter the cause.
6.. He is my safeguard, my protector,my provider, my husband.
7.His heart is the like a vault and will always hold our love.
8.He is my rock, he listens,he advises.
9. He would do anything for me and his family.
10. He never thinks I am crazy when I come up with new decorating ideas,
he just says:'"what do you need me to do"
11. He makes me laugh.
12.He is tender hearted not to just his family but to others in his path.
13. He goes where God leads,& we have never gone the wrong road.
14. He is the man of my dreams & answered prayers, you see I prayer for a good man and
God sent Kyle a short 2 months later.
15. He was brave enough to marry me on Friday the 13th of May, 1995
and we have never once looked back.
With all that has gone on in our community with the breaks of marriages, I am thankful and blessed to know loosing Kyle is never an option for me.
Kyle I love you so much and words can not express what you mean to me and our boys.
Happy 15th Baby!!!!!!
My Husband Rocks !!!!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday, Monday

I really would rather be in my pj's right now curled up with a good book , snuggled back into my bed,but I am sure God has bigger plans for me today. Don't you just wish sometimes He would tell us ahead of time what they were?I promise I would try and back out of doing them?????? or would I? I really want to be a good servant but than stinkin satan is so sneaky.

Like this morning I have just been praising God for the rain and the sounds of thunder, and get to wal-mart and the attack is on......As I wait in line in the customer service dept. this guy come in from outside steps in front of me like I wasn't even there. The nerve. Whips his checkbook out and well you can imagine my face.....I said not one word....He then turns around apparently feeling the darts from my eyes and says I'm not cutting in line I had to run out and get my checkbook I forgot to bring it in.He was already being waited on before I got there.All I could do was smile.I felt God's discipline at that moment.t doesn't feel good.

Why do we let our guard down so easily? I mean satan said" well she's a little to much into the Lord today so let me see how fast I can make her angry, this should be funny.Oh it took me 2 seconds, new record for her.woohoo".

After I prayed for repentance, I decide I better start choosing how I think about things a little more carefully. God Bless & Happy Monday

Friday, May 8, 2009

2nd post new do

Still trying to figure out how to style this new do. When you have long hair for 12 years you forget what to do with shorter hair. But I love it. Just look at the hair not the rest of the pics. I hate photo's of myself.....

Post # 87

I will never forget this post. It is # 87 and last night I honored to meet these wonderful women. God works in funny ways doesn't he? I met all 3 of the ladies in the pic below through their blogs. One thing lead to another and I got to meet them in person last night at a ladies outing at the FBC. Little did we know Jerri Anne and I were getting out hair cut at the same time, in the same salon only back to back that morning and didn't even know it. We all hugged like were old friends and I got this sweet picture for my new friendships God gave me. Thanks Lord.

Me, Charla J., Dawn J., Jerri Anne
I really enjoyed getting to know you ladies and I have a feeling you will me on my next Titus 2 edition. Love you girls.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday

Welcome to another edition of Titus 2 Tuesday's where I express another women who have touched my soul.

We became members of the North Groesbeck Church of Christ in May of 2003. WOW what a church. It was a Wednesday night,I felt like it was a family reunion. I was greeted with a welcome and a hug by a lady named Jannice. She made us feel right at home, and has continued to do that everyday since. You could call her & her husband Charles the welcome wagon. Jannice battled breast cancer and survived. She inspires me because I NEVER EVER saw her get down, blame God, or complain. ALL I saw her do was rejoice because she knew God was going to heal her. She never doubted. That is the faith I strive for right there. Love you Jannice.

My next sweet friend who I love to death is Heather G. She happens to be Jannice's daughter in law. Heather is a giver. I can call heather in a heartbeat and she will do whatever she can to help me, without question.Heather inspires me because she wants to make everyone happy and get along and I really should be more like that in my own life. So Heather you inspire me to be a better friend and a more giving person. You so ROCK!!!!!

Up next but not last on my list by no means is Pam W. She's my spiritual counselor, yes we all need one of these. I always have strange God questions and she does her best to help find the answers. She never thinks I am odd or weird even though sometimes I am.She is the one I look to for advice, someone who will listen and thinks before she speaks. I love that about her. She makes me want to imitate her and be a better person for others. I so love this girl.

I have so many other women who are well deserved to be on my list and they are on it but I can only blog about so many each week. To all my friends and church ladies, you mean the world to me and you never know how big or small of a thing you may do that will impress and inspire me. You never know when someone else is paying attention so imitate Jesus, you can't go wrong there. Happy Titus 2 Tuesday can't wait to read everyone elses.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sunday Afternoons

We had a little fun with the camera Sunday enjoy!!!!!!!
Nothing better than a Sissy hug
What happens when your children refuse to take a picture for you.

then they get you back.............lovely picture

Sweet hubby out doing all the work while I am chasing the children.
Got this before he knew it.....He tried to delete it but I got it Gerry HA-HA

Matthew on the run ........silly boy

But in the end he got me back.
Have a great Monday.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Tagged by too many

I was tagged to do the 8 thing by many people so here it goes only I have no one left to tag back, but I will do it anyway because I love you taggers.

The rules:
1. Mention the person who tagged you
2. Complete the list of 8's
3. Tag 8 people(can't)
4. Tell them that they have been tagged.
Ok no one told me I was tagged so I guess y'all don't count......I read I was tagged. HA
8 things I look forward to.
1.Being debt free
2. seeing my children go out on their own
3.retiring and traveling
4. making my yard look pretty
5. getting our house painted
6. continuing to serve the Lord
7. going to Heaven
8. meeting my little girl Emma who God has been holding for me .
8 Things I did yesterday
1. worked at Blackburn's
2.cooked dinner
3. made it through the day(I've been sick)
4. steamed some tuxedo's
5. watched the weather(I hate storms)
6. talk to a friend
7. had a great meal with my hubby
8. visited my grandparents
8 things I wish I could do
1. look at my sweet Emma's face one time
2. help more people
3. inspire more people
4. be financially set to do 2-3
5.make the right choices for my boys(they have to do that)
6. travel now
7. have a huge & great party(I might do this one)
8. start a Bible study
8 shows I watch
Don't really like to tell you this one.....but here goes
1. Dancing with the stars
2. Biggest loser
3. Deadliest catch
4. Ax-Man
5. All Housewives( orange co., new york, new jersey, atlanta)
6.American Idol (during commercials)
7.Dirty Jobs
8. Judge Judy
The last request I can not fill. I am suppost to type who I have tagged, well they tagged me and all have done the 8 thing so this part I am just gonna skip. Love to you all.

Saturday, May 2, 2009


That got your attention didn't it? My friend Charla is hosting a great giveaway but it is only for the ladies this time. Please click on her name above and check out her sweet post on marriage, and read the great comments as well. I wish I could copy and paste my comment but this stinkin blog won't let me so here is the short version.

My#1 marriage advice that works FOR ME is if I can't say something positive don't say anything.

I learned after doing the 40 day love dare challenge I talked negative to my hubby alot.Just plain old smarty pants or so I thought.

Kyle, I know your reading this and I know you would agree I have really watched my tone and behavior toward you and I love you with all my heart.

Ladies we all need to let our hubbies know how much we love them and the world as well. I ache for any marriage that is suffering, I have been seeing alot of that around town. I am praying for them all. No one wants to see any marriage end, continue to pray for your family, your marriage and your friends marriages even if they are ok. Satan is sneaky and our guard needs to be up at all times. Get up every morning and put your armor of God on. Thanks Charla for addressing this and wanting others to help.....PS I want that T-shirt.