Thursday, December 31, 2009

Very Early this morning

I woke up way to early this morning. 4:00 AM. Scream. Especially since it is New Year's Eve and I will be up really late.
(We have had a New Year's Eve party for years. Friends, family, parents, children, and a trashed house by the end of the night. Our goal was to keep our children out of the streets, away from all the drunks, so we started having a party very early on. They could invite ALL their friends. Good times.)
A gently word came from the Lord. It came in my quiet time very early this morning. First of all, as most of you know, God is so very personal, with me, with you too I am sure. He knows my current struggle and has spoken. It is so amazing that I used four different sources (Bible, A call to die, Streams in the desert, and Daily Spiritual Blessings) and each reading tied right in to one another. Coincident? I don't think so.

When I got up, I quietly left the bedroom so I would not wake Kynn. Of course, I forgot to get my Bible. I remembered that Mrs. Harris' Bible was in our den, so I used it. What a sweet treasure to have her Bible with notes in her handwriting. There are not many handwritten notes, but the ones that are there are powerful. Like this one......

"But the children of Be'li-al said, How shall this man save us? And they despised him and brought him no presents. But he held his peace."

BUT HE HELD HIS PEACE was underlined and written beside it in her handwriting was....Proper attitude.

So there you have my struggle. There is a time to hold my peace and today is that time. I am so thankful that God gives me advice and counsel may I accept and act (or in this situation....NOT ACT with words or attitude) on his Word.

I don't know if you can use this word or not today. If so, remember to hold your peace. It will be the proper attitude. Pray for me and I'll pray for you.

Mrs. Harris and Kynn

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Four Wheeling

All fresh and clean

Not for long. Mud, lots of mud!

Kynn: "Did water just go in your shoe?"
Lorie: YES!"
Kynn was riding on the back and saw my foot go under water and knew to hold his up! He thought it was terribly funny!

We got STUCK a couple of times. It was a great time.
Let's do this AGAIN.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A Surprise Phone Call

Olá Ma'rica,

Obrigado pelo telefonema. Feliz Ano Novo.


I got a phone call from Alex's mother yesterday. Alex was our foreign exchange student last year. What a wonderful surprise.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

It started with a TEXT message

On Monday, Kynn sent a text message to all of us. It read,

"I have a surprise planned for Wednesday. Dress warm! Let me know if you have a conflict. "
We went on a four wheeling adventure today. Loads of fun and LOTS of mud. Pictures and video to follow soon.
What a wonderful dad and husband.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sisters and Family

Cynthia, Lorie and Beckie

Momma, Beckie, Lorie, Cynthia, Rene, Flora Beth, Cortney, Susan Dale, (mother of the groom) and Marjo.

We were at the bridal luncheon for my cousin's child. The bride, Erica, and all her attendants had gone to have their hair done for the wedding. We all had a great time visiting and even taught Susan Dale how to do the electric slide. AND, yes indeed, she danced the night away.

December 19, 2009

O Holy Night

Friday, December 18, 2009


I am God. Today I will be handling all your problems. Please remember that I do not need your help.

If the devil happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle. DO NOT attempt to resolve it. Kindly put it in the SFJTD {Something for Jesus to do} box. It will be addressed in MY time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box; do not hold on to it or attempt to remove it. Holding on or removal will delay the resolution of your problem. If it is a situation that you think you are capable of handling, please consult me in prayer to be sure that it is the proper resolution.

Because I do not sleep, nor do I slumber, there is no need for you to lose any sleep. Rest my child. If you need to contact ME, I am only a prayer away.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Jamie's Great Day

Every once in a while, a really GREAT day comes along. Jamie had his great day today, Dec. 12th. His high school wrestling team participated in the Cardinal Newman winter wrestling tournament. His team placed 7th in the tournament and Jamie won the GOLD in his weight division. We were/are so excited for him.

Talking with Kynn after his win.

Celebrating with coaches, teammates and a brother.

Lindsey Lylerly, a former AC Flora wrestling coach.

Jamie receiving his gold metal.

Here he is with a fat lip! :) It looks so funny to me.

Now, that's a better smile. I told him to open his eyes for the picture. Boy, did he ever!!! :)

Here's a nice picture. Congratulations Jamie. We are happy for you.
And then, ........ After the tournament, Kynn and I headed straight to our Sunday School Christmas party. When we came home I stopped by the mailbox to get our mail. Today was the day that the big white envelope was in the mailbox. -
I was hoping that when the envelope arrived that I would find it in the mailbox, not Jamie. And I did. :) In anticipation of the envelope, I had bought 5 new South Carolina T-shirts in hopes that it would be a South Carolina celebration! We called Spencer and asked him to come home. We were a little sneaky and put on our new SC shirts. We all walked out in the den with our new shirts. And then, we handed Jamie the envelope.

The funniest part of the whole evening is that Jamie was wearing a Clemson t-shirt. I honestly don't know where that shirt came from because there is no orange in this household. :) When Jamie saw all 4 of us in our SC shirts, he said "what is this?" Spencer replied, "You better go burn that Clemson shirt! " We gave him HIS SC shirt and the envelope.

YES, was a "SWEET" word in our house tonight.

This picture was taken at Fun Day Sunday at our church this past spring.

Every once in a while, you have a GREAT day.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Let the wrestling begin

It's a pin!

Good friends-The Murphys and Nic

Right after his win at the Irmo Tournament

One tired wrestler