Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Birthday to Jamie

Happy Birthday to Jamie. He is 19 today. May God bless you this year. (Pictures to follow)

Here a few of our pictures of Jamie's birthday.

I really can't remember what we said, but it did make him laugh. He wanted chocolate cake and blueberry cobbler. The chocolate cake is Kynn's mom's recipe and Marlene made the blueberry cobbler. Yummy!
Grandmomma always sends a check. It's a Good thing!.
Daisy loves the birthday boy!

One of our birthday traditions! We have a birthday basket and the birthday person gets a basket full of some of their favorite foods.

And, Daisy wanted a kiss from Marlene. It was a good day.

Happy Birthday to Jamie. He is 19 today. May God bless you this year. (Pictures to follow)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Life Lessons by Regina Brett

My friend, Tammy Williamson sent this to me. I really liked it. I hope you enjoy it too.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .> >

To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

Monday, October 11, 2010

Priscilla Shirer

Priscilla Shirer was in town this past weekend. It was such a great time of teaching and fellowship with other ladies.

She is an incredible teacher and I learned a lot from her.

Her brother, Anthony Evans lead us in worship. Check him out. You will be amazed at his voice.

Marlene told Anthony to hug her like he loved her. She is too funny.

Momma came with Beckie and they stayed with Cynthia.

Diapers were donated by the ladies for Daybreak Ministries.

Kynn received this smoker for his birthday. Look closely and you will see ribs on the lower level. It is a double decker smoker. When the conference concluded, we had lunch waiting for us. It was great food and fellowship. (Bobby, Marlene, Earl, Cynthia, Beckie, Momma, Lorie and Kynn) It was a delicious treat. So glad he got the smoker for his birthday.