Monday, February 22, 2010

Cute Babies

Today, I was doing some MAJOR cleaning in Christopher's bedroom. The time has come to get some of this STUFF out of our house. (Christopher, if you are reading this....don't panic! I did not throw away any of your treasures.) Speaking of treasures, I did come across a box of treasures. When Kynn's parents moved in with us several years ago, I must have put this box under the bed and we had totally forgotten about it. This is one of those boxes that when you open it, the cleaning stops. I just sat right down in the floor and went through every piece of paper. I found letters that Kynn's dad had written to his mom while he was fighting in WWII. (His mom had three of her sons away at war at the same time. TALK ABOUT STRESS!!! Praise the Lord, all of them returned home safely.) There were pictures of his fellow soldiers, and pictures of old airplanes and pictures of the land. I also found baby pictures and pictures of Mr. and Mrs. Harris when they first fell in love. Below is a picture of one of the Christmas cards that they sent out to family and friends. Yes, Kynn is the baby. Precious is all I can say.

Patience and anger

From Love Dare Book.

"No one likes to be around an impatient person. It causes you to overreact in angry foolish, and regrettable ways. The irony of anger toward a wrongful action is that it spawns new wrongs of its own. Anger almost never makes things better. In fact, it usually generates additional problems. But patience stops problems in their tracks. More than biting your lip, more than clapping a hand over your mouth, patience is a deep breath. It clears the air. It stops foolishness from whipping its scorpion tail all over the room. It is a choice to control your emotions rather than allowing your emotions to control you, and shows discretion instead of returning evil for evil."
From LOVE DARE Book.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

A powerful prayer


My friend Lindsey Ashcroft encouraged me with this video. Precious.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

In Memory of Uncle Carey

Pershing and Sarah Harris (Kynn's parents) and Aunt Bonnie and Uncle Carey Harris

Picture taken in Spanish Fort, Alabama the day before Kynn's parents moved to Columbia to live with us.

Kynn has had an emotional day today. It is his mom's birthday and we also learned that Uncle Carey passed away. Uncle Carey was the last of the four Harris brothers. Kynn stated today, "Good 'ol Alabama names......Shelborn, Ugee, Pershing and Carey. " The Four Harris men are reunited. The above is such a sweet picture. Notice how Sarah and Bonnie are holding hands. They were sisters by marriage, and became friends for a lifetime. They all loved each other so much. We rejoice that they are all reunited in the presence of our Lord.

Carey Harris, a native and lifelong resident of Mineola, AL, 85, died February 14, 2010. He was a member of Little River Baptist Church. Harris proudly served his country in the Navy during World War II. After returning home from the war, he was a cattleman, farmer and timber man who was passionate about the outdoors and his pine trees. Most importantly, he was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who showed his family and friends how important they were through his unfailing love and loyalty to them. He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Bonnie Boone Harris, his father and mother, Burl and Hallie Harris, and three brothers, Ugee Harris, Pershing Harris and Shelb Harris. He is survived by five children, Karen (Bob) Sawyer of Monroeville, Steve (Kathy) Harris of Monroeville, Susan (Roy) Taylor of Dublin, Calif., Brian (Twana) Harris of Gastonburg and Jeff (Angela) Harris of Monroeville; 12 grandchildren, Ashley (Jessica) Harris, Jessica (Michael) Ribgy, Bart (Laura) Harris, Luke Gredell, Daniel Sawyer, Michael (Maconica) Sawyer, Evan Gredell, Justin Harris, Marshall Harris, Nelson Harris, Shelby Harris and Lacey Harris; and two great granddaughters, Kathleen Harris and Merrill Rigby; a sister, Hildred Young of Missouri; and two sisters-in-law, Frances Harris and Virginia Harris. Funeral services will be 10:30AM Wednesday, February 17, at Little River Baptist Church with burial to follow at Mineola Cemetery. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. The family will receive visitors at Johnson Funeral Home in Monroeville on Tuesday, February 16, from 5 until 7PM. The family requests memorial donations be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Attention Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX, 75265-0309, in honor of his daughter, Susan Taylor. The family would like to thank the caregivers who assisted in their father's care over the past several years. Their kindness and love will always be remembered. Arrangements by Johnson Funeral Home, Monroeville, AL.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


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Weekend Trip

Last weekend, Kynn and I had the privilege and fun of going to Birmingham, Al. to visit with his brother and wife. (Herb and SuMica Harris) Herb has been facing some health issues and had surgery last Tuesday on his back. They had just moved into a new one story house the week before his surgery. Needless to say, with back issues, Herb was of no help to Mica. So, Kynn and I got to visit and help with the unpacking.

Kynn is so very helpful. He did a lot of work for us on the ladder and hung a few pictures. Herb is a huge hunter and we hung his zebra skin and two pictures in the den.

We all were tired after a very busy weekend, but it was such a great feeling knowing that we had helped. It is always so good to love on family. We're so glad that we were able to go.

(Surgery went well. Recovery is painful. Please keep him in your prayers.)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Get ready to laugh

How funny. If you have time, also watch their interview. Refreshing!!!

Pray for your man

My sister, Cynthia sent this to me via email this morning. A Good reminder on this Valentine's weekend.

Dear Lord, I pray for my husband, from head to toe.

* His Head -That he will look to You as Lord of his life. (1 Corinthians 11:3)
* His Mind ??- That he will have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
* His Eyes -That You will keep his eyes from temptation and that he will turn his eyes from sin. (Matthew 6:13, Mark 9:47)
* His Ears - That he will hear Your still small voice instructing him. (1 Kings 19:12, Psalm 32:8)
* His Mouth - That his words will be pleasing to You. (Psalm 19:14)
* His Neck -That he will humble himself before You and be strong, courageous, and careful to do everything written in Your Word so that he will be prosperous and successful. (James 4:10, Joshua 1:8-9)
* His Heart-That he will love and trust You with his whole heart. (Deuteronomy 6:5, Proverbs 3:5)
* His Arms-That You will be his strength. (Psalm 73:26)
* His Hands-That he will enjoy the work of his hands and see it as a gift from You.
(Ecclesiastes 3:13, 5:19)
* His feet - That You will order his steps and that he will walk in Your truth.
(Proverbs 4:25, Psalm 26:3)

In Jesus' name,


Monday, February 8, 2010

A good word from Beth Moore

My devotional time this morning was spent on the subject matter of anger. I thought to myself how life offers one opportunity after another to get hopping mad about something...or, more often, toward someone and what kind of price we pay. What kinds of words we say. Proverbs 16:32 (NET) says, "Better to be slow to anger than to be a mighty warrior, and one who controls his temper is better than one who captures a city."

Let's quit blaming our hormones and our husbands and our workplaces and just bring our anger problems before God. Let's tell Him what we're mad about, repent for our reaction to it, ask Him to tend to us, heal us, free us. And, if the situation or relationship continues to be irresistibly, understandably infuriating, may He teach us how to refrain from sin in our anger until we can be loosed from it altogether.

For those of us who don't have one of those monumental, overwhelming reasons to be angry and we're just temperamental, irritable, and summarily lacking in self-control, sometimes it's just the matter of making a choice. As my grandmother used to say, we can get glad in the same clothes we got mad in. Or, then again, we could just change clothes and see if that would help.

One way or the other, it's time to get over it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Last Saturday, my sweet Kynn did the grocery shopping for us. We did not need very much, so I started to wonder when he had been gone for so long. He added one more stop to his trip and went by the Fresh Market to pick up some flowers for me. (The Fresh Market has the best flowers) It was such a sweet surprise and he did it just to put some deposits in my "love bank".

God has blessed me beyond words with a wonderful husband. He is such a family man and that is only one thing that I love about him. It gives me great security to see him reading his Bible and seeking the Lord each morning. He regularly talks about the Lord with me and our boys. Kynn makes me laugh and really has a silly streak running through his blood. But, his kindness really blesses me over and over again. He helps without being asked, picks up after himself, and just does kind things like buying me flowers.

I read the following and it made me think of him.

"The Bible keys in on the importance of kindness. "Do not let kindness and truth leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man" (Proverbs 3:3-4) Kind people simply find favor wherever they go. Even at home." (Love Dare)

May I not forget to I bind it around MY neck and write it on the tablet of MY heart.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Valentine's Day Contest

From Focus on the Family

Make this a Valentine's Day to Remember:

Enter the Love Letters Contest from Focus on the Family®!Focus on the Family is delighted to announce its first-ever Love Letters Contest!
It's easy: All you have to do is visit the contest Web Site and tell us why you want to grow old with your spouse.Every day from Feb. 1-11, we'll pick the four best love letters--and award popular Focus on the Family resources to each of the writers.Then, on Feb. 12, we'll pick the Grand Prize recipient from the daily winners--for an unforgettable trip to the live Focus on Marriage™ simulcast on Feb. 27 in Colorado Springs, CO!
So, put your heart and soul into a love letter about your spouse. (Among other things, it will be a great thing to save, print and slip into a card for Valentine's Day.) And--who knows?--you might win an all-expenses-paid trip to the live Focus on Marriage™ simulcast!