Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Questions anyone?

I have been a little off my blogging game for a week or so. My grandma is ill and that takes it out of you.........I am a little drained you could say. Instead of my Titus 2 today ( since I am not inspired right now) I am doing something really different. You ask me..........What?? you ask me any question about me or my family and I will answer it. Stole the idea off another blog. I know I was lazy but thought it was cool. The problem is will you ask? or will you leave me hanging? So one again I am asking you to participate. I will post answers as I get the questions. Got it. ok start asking.

Look for a giveaway sometime next week. What would be a good giveaway that you would enter?

Monday, June 29, 2009

Prayers for grandma

My grandma which thankfully loves next door to me is a horrible diabetic. I saw horrible because she isn't a good rule follower AT ALL.........So we have battled this weekend her blood sugar up and down...................Long days.....I am asking for your prayers for her for healing and for my strength to get through this. I am claiming God's promise that He can handle all things. Thanks guys.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Slow down???

It seems like my live is getting busier, how can this be?? I have gotten up all week at 6 to take Matthew to high school workouts. I am a 8:00 kinda girl, but I stayed up and got some things done. We have finished our baseball season and it was good, lots of traveling .

Here we are and it is Friday. I can sleep til 8:00..............NOPE...............The hubby always kisses me by in the mornings and that is sweet and sets my alarm hummmm. He didn't today so instead of getting up to do it. (If I get up I am up) I laid there trying to sleep just a little bit so I didn't miss my 8:00 wake up time. Stupid I know.....Now I am off to work today at Blackburn's the cutest clothing store in town(the only one) to earn, or pay down my bill I should say.

I do get to have a lunch today which will be the highlight of my day. I am finally going to get to chat with Jackie. We have both been so busy that we haven't even talked, not even while we are working out together. Both of us have been in such a time crunch we get in workout and get out. CRAZY.

I hope you all enjoy the weekend. I am getting up YES again early and headed to meet with friends and have a ladies day studying the Lords Word. Should be good ,I mean how can you go wrong doing that?Just hope I stay awake. Happy Friday.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


NO I am not taking a blog break...I just well, I just got nothing. Nothing to say. There it is and until I do well...........? The laundry did call my name today as it does every day but today I do want to know something..................WHO told the laundry my name?

Monday, June 22, 2009


My hubby isn't a gift giver. Well not out of the blue,just because I love you, little things are sweet gift giver. He is now....... We ran to Wal-Mart last night and at the checkout he grabbed a prepaid i-tunes card. I didn't think nothing of it. He just got a new ipod so he wanted some more music.So I thought. We were headed out and he hands it to me. What I say??? He says , get you some music I bought it for you. I felt like a teenager with those tummy flies again.....I haven't felt that way in forever.......Because normally If he gets me a gift I have already picked it out and probably picked it up too, so when he did one for just because well I can type on here what happens next !!@*+$%%@ ( you get the picture) I am blessed to have such a great hubby.

I am blessed to have such awesome children. We had fun grilling outside on Friday and horsing around. Chasing them around the yard.....they were laughing that I would even try to chase them it made catching them so easy. They are both growing up so fast. You Mommy's who still have little ones, soak up every minute you can with them. They are grown and gone before you know it.

I am blessed to have great friends, new and old. I am really proud of myself this year. I committed to finding new friends and reaching out to make those friends and I have done a great job of doing this with God's help because this is out of my comfort zone, but It feels great. So if you are a friend and reader of this blog and I have not had a lunch date or hung out with you let me know and we will get that fun stuff done.

I am just rambling now, but family and friends you are all blessings to me. Happy Monday.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Birthday Babe

Happy Birthday Kyle

My hubby is 40 today and still is the sexiest man alive.
Have a great day baby, and enjoy your new IPOD.

Friday, June 19, 2009

FoTo Friday

Baseball fun

Only Connor

The three amigo's

What a team

Matthew"blowfish" Eddins pitching

Good eye Matt

My very Favorite picture.
The boys say the Lords Prayer before every game.......

Thursday, June 18, 2009


I stumbled upon a blog that of course lead me to another blog. You know how that works. Anyhoo, I found a giveaway you all might like to enter. Click here and go check it out.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday

Titus 2 says: Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Today my thought are on my sweet friend Mary. I meet Mary for the first time several years ago when we joined a new church. We had been attending for a few weeks when it was time to meet Mary.

Mary had been home bound taking care of her ill husband, which I had never met until this night. The night was at the visitation at the funeral home. Her sweet husband had gone to be with the Lord. She is such a sweet lady. I do mean lady. She is so kind to other, puts others first,herself last. She tends to the sick, takes food, flowers and sends cards when needed.......She is always poised, calm and has an open ear. Mary is what we all strive to be.

I have been honored to attend a few ladies outings with Mary and she always has a way to make you smile. You just can't be in a bad mood when your around Mary. She really makes you look at what is important in life and just what isn't. ......Our church is a bit of a drive for Mary and she doesn't drive at night, so Mary attends the church in town now with some of her sweet widow friends. I miss Mary. I think I will give her a call right now and set a lunch date with her.

Who inspires you? Create your own Titus 2

Monday, June 15, 2009

Guest Post

I am excited and so thrilled Shanda said yes to doing a guest post for me. I always enjoy reading her blog and I always learn something.Enjoy my guest post today by Shanda over at A Teachable Heart. Check out her blog as well.Thanks Shanda great post.

The Faith of a Child

My young son had a favorite toy, a “motorcycle guy” (as he called it). I’m not sure how this toy entered our household; but from the moment it did, it was never far from my son. He slept with it, it came in the car with us, and he played with his “motorcycle guy” for hours every day.

As with most toys, one day it broke. An arm had snapped off in such a way that we were unable to repair it. As you can imagine, my son was crushed and cried huge, sad tears. Yet, although the “motorcycle guy” could no longer hold onto the bike he was created to ride; my son continued to carry it with him everywhere.

My husband was out at the store one afternoon and spotted the exact same motorcycle/guy combo. He was overjoyed to be able to replace it for our son.

When he arrived home, he called our son downstairs and holding out his hand, said, “Can I have your motorcycle guy?”

“No! I want him.” My son replied, hiding his guy behind his back.

“I have something better for you.” My husband said while looking convincingly into his eyes.

“No Daddy, I want him.” (His small hands gripping even tighter.)

Now my husband could have just handed our son the new motorcycle guy; but he wanted to build this trust relationship with his son; so he continued.

“Son, do you trust me? I love you. I want what is best for you. May I please have your motorcycle guy?”

Large tears began to fall down our son’s face. He considered what his father might have that could be better. Although his toy was broken, he was having a hard time giving him up. What if it wasn’t better? What if he didn’t like the new thing? He had invested a lot of time and energy into this toy. Now his father was asking him to give it up?

Again my husband softly said, “Son, I love you. Do you trust me?” He stretched out his hand palm upward.

Reluctantly, my son handed over his toy; his gaze never leaving my husband’s face.

My husband’s face lit up, a broad smile splashing across it and he held out the brand new motorcycle guy to our son.

The two embraced and my son began to cry again. This time it was tears of joy. “Thank you Daddy!” “You’re welcome son! I love you.”

I stood there watching the entire exchange and could not help but envision our Heavenly Father standing there palm outstretched to us saying, “I love you. Do you trust me enough to let me have it?” (That thing, that burden, that person, that … whatever it is He might be asking us to release to Him.)

“I love you child. I have something better for you. Will you let go? (of the old, the broken, the familiar.)

For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened. "Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!" Luke 11:10-13 (NIV)

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

May our gaze stay fixed on our Father today as we look in expectancy of His goodness for us!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

God moment proceed with caution!!!!!

I had this God moment today and knew I was meant to share it with all of you, after you read it you can say WHAT?????? But true story it happened to me today.

For 35 years I have CHOSEN to bury and not deal with the grief of loosing my father. He passed away when I was 4 in a car accident just blocks from our house.Today was the day I had to deal with it. God has been calling me for well over a week to visit the cemetery where my sweet daddy is buried. Today I gave in and went. It is a 12 mile drive to the middle of nowhere.Today was the day I stopped running, actually God let me get one more run in.
I went ALONE to my fathers grave. I cried all the way there. Telling God I was ready to surrender all. I would walk His road, teach His word, do anything He asked of me.
I got out & stood in front of his grave. I told him how much I had missed him and several other things, then got back into the car. My heart was still very heavy.I just sat there and cried out to God. "What, what do I do now"? "I am here, I said goodbye". God replies" your not done". I said yes I am! "no your not".Ok God , what do you want me to do? He whispers " though you will walk through the valley of the shadows of death you will fear no evil, I will never leave you nor forsake you". OK 2 scriptures combined??? I am still parked next to my fathers grave which is on the end of the cemetery with a long road in front of me. God says " This is the last time you will run from this grief, let me take it. I will give you peace". "Now get out of your car & run, run to the end of this road and back and do not stop." Ok God but people will look at me like I am CRAZY......A women running in a cemetery that faces a major highway in the middle of the country. He says," YOU GET OUT & RUN"! I did just that , I ran & ran. I have a peace today like I have never known before. Thank you God, you always know what I need and the STRANGEST ways to make me get it.
Today looking around the cemetery, it wasn't tombstones or death I saw, It was a beautiful garden.When God speaks or the spirit nudges you listen. This didn't have to take 35 years but God doesn't give up on anyone.
I hadn't visited my fathers grave in 15 years , until my visit today.
How was your Saturday Afternoon?????

Friday, June 5, 2009

Calling all commenters

I just have a question or two.

1.Why do you read blogs???

2. Why do you read my blog?

3. Ever wonder why people are attracted to your life, blog?

I have my answers, what are yours. I just really want to know why you read my blog, so please comment and tell me, I already know you were here.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thursday's Reading

I am reading 2 great books. I love them both.
This book truly called to me from the shelf, I had never heard of the author before and really never buy books I haven't already heard of. God literally called me to buy this book. I am now glad I did. Read it and to will see why.
Crazy Love comes recommended from a friend (thanks Dawn), it is one of those book that makes you take God out of the box.Why do we put God in the box? He is too BIG people......Don't limit God, He is bigger than you can ever imagine.

Both great books I urge you to read them...good stuff..........

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Titus 2 Tuesday

The Titus 2 post are about how they have inspired us. Sometimes they don't even know they have touched our lives at all.

Normally I would post about a woman who has inspired me. Today I am posting about my sons.

Gerry my oldest is 17, has the world by the tail you might say.He inspires me because he never meets a stranger.He is very polite to others, and I fit under his arm pit. I know that's gross but true.He is bigger than life to me sometimes and I wonder how I ever gave birth to him. He is very strong, and not afraid of anything. He is willing to do most anything anyone ask him to do. I wish I could be more like that. I am very proud to call Gerry my son, my first born. Love you Gerry, one day soon you will leave our nest and build your own. Not sure I will ever be ready for that.
Matthew is my other son. He inspires me to never give up. He too is very strong, and is polite as well, but he's the baby. My last child.I love them both equally but in different ways. No matter how hard the hit hurts he completes the game. Matthew inspires me to be a team player. Love you Matt.
Below you will see what I found on the closet door of my teenager. Hope they always depend on this.
Written in chalk is Ephesians 6:13 and Psalms 23:4..................I encourage you to go and read them too.

Monday, June 1, 2009


My sweet friend over at Salty Sister is doing a giveaway.
Drop by her blog and check it out....She would love for you to visit her.

PS-Thanks Jerri for doing a giveaway......

Passionate Blogging Awards

Funny how blog awards are chosen,my SWEET friend Jerri passed on an award to me. I have chosen 5 more to give it too.Thanks Jerri you are a great fiend to me and are a passionate person yourself.

1. I am passionate about my family. I love spending as much family time with them as possible. We have so much fun.

2. I am passionate about my husband.This is very easy when he is the man of your dreams.

3. I am passionate about my work, I have a awesome job helping families in crisis.I am the director of a crisis pregnancy center.I truly believe God put me here.

4. I am passionate about the Lord .He has opened my heart to so much just in the last 24 hrs.I can't imagine not being able to feel the Holy Spirit moving in me. It is awesome.

5. I am passionate about His Word. I love learning more and more about what God has in store for me. His plan is so awesome even when I don't know what it is and even when I say "are you sure you want me to do this Lord"?

Now for the fun part, the 5 that I pass this on too.This was hard because I like to tag those who have not been tagged.So no tag backs..........

1. Jackie W.

2.Amy H.

3. Amanda KP

4. Keeley T.

5. Heather G.

Now for the business of awarding:

1. Put the logo on you blog.
2. Write 5 things you are passionate about apart from blogging, cause we all know this thing can consume you.
3. Tag 5 other people.