Monday, July 15, 2013

Siesta Memory Verse 14

"May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer." Psalm 19:14 NIV

The verse that I have chosen is one of three that Beth challenges us to put to memory in my current bible study: David: Seeking A Heart Like His. It is truly perfect for this season in my life.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beautiful Baby

I finally got to go back to WV to meet my first grandbaby.  I was so excited I could hardly contain myself! I felt like a The drive to West Virginia was so nice.....relaxing and beautiful.  I got to spend some very special quality time with my mother as well.  She ventured with me to meet my granddaughter (her GREAT granddaughter) for the first time.
It truly was hard to contain my emotion but I managed.  She is soooooo beautiful!!! She was much tinier in person than in all of the pics.  Once she was placed in my arms, she didn't come out unless I was going back to mom's. 

I had a terrific time with my son and his new family.  His fiance' also has a 2 year old son and it was so heartwarming to hear him call me grandma as well.  I took them shopping, to get their first family photo done, and even picked out little Aria's dress :o).  I can't say that I held back  I LOVE being a grandmother!!! It is such a wonderful feeling that is indescribable. 

I got to babysit the kids one Saturday night and of course, my little grandson fell asleep within 20 minutes in my lap and I held little Aria the entire time.  I just couldn't put her down since I am not there everyday to see her.  I had to get my time in. 

My visit with my mom was the most relaxing family visit I have had in a very long time.  We went on evening banana split runs and watched lots of Baggage until 2  Oh, and most importantly.....played CANDY CRUSH!!!

Well, it's getting ready to storm here in good ol' Mayberry.  Much love to all!

First family photo :o)

Aria Rayne
Brady & Aria

Monday, June 24, 2013

Siesta Scripture Verses.....I'm Finally Catching Up!

Even though I haven't blogged my memory verses lately, I have still been incorporating them into my daily life.  It amazes me at how quickly life can get busy.  And then I get into moods where I know I need to blog, but have so much on my mind that I decide to just stay clear of it.  Every facet of my life seems to be being stretched, tied and knotted down.  So, here are the verses I had chosen to place in my memory.  Hope you all are still working hard on learning God's Word as well. 

Siesta Verse 10- "O Sovereign Lord, You are God! Your words are trustworthy and you have promised these good things to your servant."  2 Samuel 7:28 NLT

Siesta Verse 11- "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.  Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done."  Phillipians 4:6 NLT

And my current verse #12- "Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.  See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting."  Psalm 139:23-24

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Today is such a special day! An exciting day for me because this is the first year I get to celebrate Mother's day as a grandmother! I wish that I was back home in WV to be with my mom and my granddaughter today, but I will be in less than two weeks.  I just can't wait!

No one has a more wonderful mother than I do though.  She is strong and compassionate; she is my hero.  She is the only person that I know that can keep it all together.  Lord how I wish I had inherited her gene of such strength and composure.  Happy Mother's Day mom!

Aria Rayne 10 days old

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Girl....Emory

No, this post isn't about my granddaughter Aria.  Although I do have many new photo's to share! :o) This is about a student so dear to me that I don't know how I'll ever function without her! We have been together for the past three years and I love her as if she were my own.  She adores me as well.....we are just bonded.  We are very much a part of each others life.  I love her so very much. 

Today, we had some fun after school.  She loves playing with my hair.  So here is my princess Emory.

Time to do your hair Ms. Rhonda

"I love you!"

Forever joined in our hearts!

Look, we can be silly!

Silly girls!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Baby Aria Goes Home

Mu sweet little granddaughter went home today. She drank 2 ounces of formula before she left. Praying mama will get some rest so she can heal from her c-section. I am still overjoyed by Aria Rayne's arrival. What a blessing God has given us!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

My Granddaughter Has Finally Arrived!

Well, this morning at 8:06 a.m., I became a grandmother for the first time! Aria Rayne was born and weighed 6 lbs. 14.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Mom and baby are doing well.  I am so happy and excited for my son Ronnie.  He is going to be an excellent father.  Sadly, I didn't go to WV for the birth but I am going in after Memorial Day.  Here are a few photo's of my precious, beautiful granddaughter!

My son Ronnie and his firstborn, Aria

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 9

I have been very involved with Beth Moore's David Seeking A Heart Like His study.  During week 4 she challenges us to memorize Romans 6:6 so here goes!

"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin." Romans 6:6 NIV

Friday, April 26, 2013

How Smart Is That??

So, Brandon is sitting around watching Snow White and the Huntsman last night. Another one of my favorite films.  Well, he states that it reminds him of the Chronicles of Narnia.  I didn't quite see how but challenged him to explain to me how.  Here is the answer I received from him:

"So Brandon was watching Snow White & the Huntsman last night & stated it reminded him of the Chronicles of Narnia. I asked him how & this is the answer I got: Ok. The entire movie was a jihad (gee-hád). Refers mainly to the Apocalypse. Satan, the evil queen, takes over the "kingdom" and rules with darkness and evil. She uses methods of temptation and lies to get what she wants. Snow White (represents Jesus) is the PUREST of them all. Purity refers to lack of sin. She was kept hidden during the evil queens reign but when she escaped from the kingdom it represented Jesus' 2nd coming. She goes into the dark forest and survives fear and sooths nature. When she didn't have any armor she was vulnerable, but when she wore her armor she was powerful; the armor of god. She then starts her reign of goodness and purity. Just like Jesus will!"

I was literally blown away!!! What an amazing analogy! That is why we call him "Preacher Man"  God definitely has a calling on his life and to come to that conclusion of a movie at the age of 16 is just amazing to me.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory 8

It's that time again! I had such an amazing time this week-end with Beth and the Living Proof Live team! God moved in such an incredible and outstanding way.  I didn't want to leave!!! It was great to meet up with old friends and celebrate our love of Jesus together. 

So, my memory verse is “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 ESV

Monday, April 1, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 7

This entire Psalms has spoken to me during my study of David this past week.  So I decided to choose it to memorize.  Every verse I have selected through this journey has come forth each and every day in some way to remind me of God's grace and love.  It is so exhilarating to know and understand His Word personally.  What will you choose to focus on today?

"I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken."

Psalms 62:1-2 NLT

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Blessings

Wishing everyone a very blessed and happy Easter! Praise God He is Alive!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

A Eye Opening Journey

Well, here it is the day before Easter, the end of this season of lent.  During the past 40 days I have reflected on many things in my life.  Along with my devotion to study God's Word more each day and grow closer to Him, I have most certainly had storms and trials.  But each and every memory verse that God has lead me to focus on during this year has shown it's purpose in my life. 

God is in control of all our situations and He desires us to trust in Him, cast our cares on Him and toss our discouragement and fear aside.  It's not easy to do, but there is such a peace and comfort once you "scriptually" redirect your thoughts.  Instead of being afraid of your situation, pray 2 Timothy 1:7.  When feeling tempted to please other people, pray Romans 12:2.  God will give you the power to part your own Red Sea if you just trust in Him.

This journey is one in which I commit to continue.  When I first decided to give up Facebook for lent, many giggled and said good luck (in the back of my mind I thought the very same thing!).  I won't say it was easy because it was my routine to get up and log on to see what was happening with friends and family over coffee in the morning.  I won't lie and say that I haven't missed it.  But I've missed it for different reasons......prayer requests, good news being shared, photo's of my students.  That should limit my time to 20 minutes a day.  And it will.

Waking up and immediately getting into a good devotional has made my days so much more meaningful than browsing Facebook statuses.  And running home and getting into my Beth Moore study first thing has given me such hunger and thirst for His Word.  I just can't get enough!!

So even though we are at the end of this season of lent, that doesn't mean we have to run back to the things we decided to set aside and let go of in lieu of spending more time with God.  So I challenge each and every one of you to think of one thing that you can give up each day to spend just 15 minutes in God's Word.  After all, He sacrificed His only Son for us.  

Happy Easter!

An Invitation to Imagine

I am loving Beth's blog post for today! I simply cannot wait to dive into the scriptures she has referenced and read it once again.  We all need to remember each and every day the sacrifice that Jesus made for all of us.  Not just on Easter or Christmas but each and every day. 

An Invitation to Imagine

Monday, March 25, 2013


It's been a week of self-reflection and steadfast prayer for me.  I have been all wrapped up in my Beth Moore study of David and I am loving every single second of it.  But I've also had to call on every scripture that I've memorized this year to help lift me up each day. 

In the midst of all the family issues we've faced these past few months, I have found myself feeling pretty empty.  There's no other adjective to describe it. I've thought about it.....tried to change it but it all comes back to feeling EMPTY.  It's amazing how such little things make you feel whole and you don't recognize them in full until they aren't there anymore.  That's how I feel at this present time.  The only person who can relate is my sister who is feeling some of the effects herself.  I know I shouldn't feel this way but I do.  Maybe it's the weather affecting my "depressive mood".  All I know is that I miss my best friend.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 6

So I'm a day early but I am so on fire for God right now that I just can't get enough! This week I picked a verse that isn't specifically about "renewing" to go along with my One Word theme, but one in which I can remind myself that I have nothing to fear with God.  So I chose 2 Timothy 1:7 "For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.  Good luck Sisters!

He Sought Me as Well

Wow! I have to say that during my first week of Beth Moore's bible study Seeking A Heart Like His: A Heart Like David's I haven't been able to get enough I have become more intrigued with this study than any that I have participated in before.  It has already truly opened my eyes to so many things that have been buried deep within me and brought them forward for confirmation.  He is so amazing......and to think, He sought ME out to be His daughter!

I can't ever remember a time when I didn't desire God to be in my life.  As a child, I remember arguing with my parents because I wanted to go to church.  I would find my own ride, walk to local churches when I couldn't get to my home church and try to make sense of the KJV of the bible on my own in my room.  I didn't realize until today that God has had a permanent place in my life ON PURPOSE.  Even in moments of being unfaithful to Him (which I straight up admit I've had....come on, we all have because there has only been one sinless person to ever walk this earth) He was still the one I turned too first thing in the morning and the last one I spoke to at night.  Even in my rebellious days when I walked away from Him, He was still the one I unconsciously sought each and every day. 

I have always known that He was with me....that He has had a special call on my life.  But today, it just became more real.  I can't give a reason for why that is, but I know that God will reveal it in His time.  I also know that because I am on such a spiritual High that I will have to hold my head up high and stay rooted in His word.  I trust in Him and in Him alone.  The enemy cannot place fear within me because it has no claim on me.....I trust God.  After all, He has sought me out just as He did with David.  I may not take down a giant, but I believe that if God told me I could....I would! :o)

Blessings to all!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Matthew West - Hello, My Name Is Lyrics

I heard this song this morning on my way to work on KLOVE.  It is amazing! It speaks to every single person in my opinion.

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Own Breaking Dawn Celebration

My week-end started out in a wonderful way.  I had received my Breaking Dawn Part 2 pre-order in the mail Friday afternoon and just couldn't wait to watch the new Extended Version of Part 1! Nothing like spending your week-end with a few hot vampires.  :o)  My poor husband was lost Saturday.  Around 11 am I put Twilight on and he knew what was coming....that's right...a back-to-back marathon!!!

I sat and watched all 5 movies.  It's not the first time.  After all, I sat through many marathons waiting for midnight premieres.  It doesn't matter how many times I see them, I still get excited and feel like a young girl again. 

I have always been Team Bella (and of course, Edward).  I have so much in common with her and I could truly BE Bella! lol  I guess now that the movies are done I'll have to sit back and re-read the books once again.  Funny, no matter how many times I watch Breaking Dawn Pt. 2's ending I still cry enough tears to fill a river.....until forever.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 5

God has spoken to me through every single verse that I have memorized this year! I can honestly say that I am getting an adrenaline rush off of the memorization of scripture!! Then, he tied My One Word for the year in with my second memory verse of this year.  God is so good! 

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

Monday, February 25, 2013

One of Those Moments

As I sit here trying to figure out how to blog my latest feelings, it just seems to become more difficult with each passing second.  But in that same moment, God keeps reminding me of my memory verse for this time period:  "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."  Joshua 1:9 NLT

I am trying so hard to be strong and courageous but in this moment, it is so difficult to go beyond my feelings that I am having in the flesh.  My flesh cries out to take initiative to try and fix a situation that truly can only be in God's hands.  I know the more I desire to walker closer with Christ, the more I am going to be tested.  I have the upper long as I stand firm and remain steadfast in Him.  I have to trust His grace and know that He will deliver my family from the battles and pain we have endured recently.

I have sat and listened to the lyrics of Tenth Avenue's Worn for the past 20 minutes and that sums up every feeling I have this second.  The song has not only comforted me, but allowed me to "break".  I am crying out with all I have left....I need the struggle to end; I need my families hearts mended from being torn. 

I am so weak....emotionally and mentally.  I don't like being weak.  I am not a weak person.  I am one of those that confronts something head on when needed too; that doesn't like things to pass by without being fixed.  I dislike controversy; I like everything peaceful and settled.  I like to be in control so relinquishing my control up to my Father is a test within itself. 

I just ask that everyone keep my family in your prayers.  I am not ready to open up and share what we are walking through at this time.  I know God will heal those of us that are brokenhearted and embrace us as we cry out to Him.  That doesn't make it any easier.....(back to that flesh battle again!!!).

So, I guess it's another great reminder for me to "Renew" my mind, my heart and my trust in Him.  I am just so worn........

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Do We Know Ourselves?

It's such a beautiful day here today in NC.  There is no way you'd know that we had a snow day on Friday because it's in the high 50's today.  The dogs are running around outside and Meadow is sunbathing.  They are so funny.  Just like kids when it comes to needing their play time! I'd be lost without my sweet pack in my life.

I have been reading My One Word and continuing to work on my Siesta Scripture Verses.  I simply cannot wait for April 12th to get here for the Beth Moore conference.  God is gonna move!!!

Last night I was reading and studying and something caught my attention and really stood out to me from what an excerpt from "My One Word".  The individual had chosen the word Knowledge as their word for the year.  They had stated that one of the reasons why they had chosen it was because we have to learn to accept things in our lives that only God can help us with in order to grow IN Him.  In order to know God, we have to know ourselves. You have to see who you are and be willing to change into a vessel for Him.  That is when you truly learn to know Him in a deeper way.

 I LOVE that!!! It makes perfect sense! It's exactly how I want to "Renew" my life in Him.  He is so gracious and merciful to us.  Praying everyone has a blessed week and that you will grow deeper with God by getting to know yourself better. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Definition of RENEW

1.   to make like new : restore to freshness, vigor, or perfection

2 to make new spiritually : regenerate
3to restore to existence : revive
4.  to make extensive changes in : rebuild
 5. to do again : repeat
6.   to begin again : resume

All those definitions describe the very reason why I have chosen the word RENEW as My One Word for 2013.  Yes, I'm close to 2 months late, but better late than never! I could choose each and every word that was written along with the definitions.  I need to rebuild spiritually, I need to resume my relationship with Christ and I desire to be revived.  Hence, RENEW!!!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Siesta Scripture Memory Verse 4

So today is the day for a new verse! I have to admit, I was struggling memorizing the last one.  I don't know why because it seemed much simpler than the previous two.  I had index cards everywhere Monday evening trying to meet my goal and by yesterday morning, it finally stuck with me! Yay God!!!

The verse I chose to memorize and place in my heart next is Joshua 1:9:

"This is my command-by strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged.  For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go."  NLT

The past month has been a trial within itself and once the storm settles, there is always another storm building up around the corner.  This verse is speaking to me during a time of great need so I know that it will be planted deep in my heart to help me during the next few weeks...and then for eternity.

So, what verse speaks to you today?


Thursday, February 14, 2013

My Valentine

Jesus is my Valentine.  Not just today, but EVERYDAY!! He has given us the most incredible gift of love and continues to do so no matter how far we may stray from Him.  Today, take a moment to reflect on all that He has blessed you with.  Thank Him and tell Him how much you truly love Him.  Have a wonderful Valentine's Day my friends!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Create In Me A New Heart

It has been an emotional past few weeks.  Many things have happened within my family but God has been right there to hold us all together.  It made me realize that I do indeed need to spend much more "alone" time with Him.  So, I have decided to give up Facebook for Lent.  Yes, I will miss my daily encouraging words, catching up with all my fabulous friends and playing the few games I enjoy, but I saw God move in such a gracious way lately that I owe Him that much of me right now.

I have been working on Beth Moore's bible study of David:  Seeking A Heart Like His.  That is what I desire this holiday season as I stop to reflect on the awesome of God's abundant love and mercy.  We have so much to be thankful for each and every day that we often take it for granted.  As I study each and every word and pray for God to use this study to help me create a new heart just like David had, I know I will be even stronger, better, and most importantly, closer to my Father.

What have you decided to sacrifice to get closer to your Heavenly Father this Easter season?

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Siesta Scripture Week 3

So I know I'm a day early but I have been so motivated by the first month of memorization I just couldn't wait!!! My family has been going through some very difficult and life changing trials this past month and I have been able to see why God lead me to the particular scriptures that I've already memorized.  He is such a good and faithful God!!!

So here is the next one:  Isaiah 26:3-4 You will keep in perfect peace, those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.  Trust in the LORD forever,  for the LORD, the LORD himself, is the Rock eternal.

Doesn't that excite you???? Oh it does me!!! He is our Rock ETERNAL!!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Wonderful Surprises :o)

Well, my week seems to gotten better.  During most of the week I have been lost in scripture....trying to get through a difficult time with God is the only way I can get through anything.  I am so thankful that He is my Father and that He never leaves us or forsakes us.

Tuesday, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary with a wonderful dinner out.  He truly loves me.  He knows I've been handling situations and that I have been stressed out a bit over it.  So, I got the most BEAUTIFUL roses sent to me at work!  PURPLE ROSES at that! The kids always get a kick out of it when you get flowers at work.  I get more joy from seeing their faces and hearing their whispers than anything. 

Last night, I got a surprise visit from my middle son Brady.  It's been wonderful to have him here.  I am very proud of him because he has decided to enlist in the Air Force.  I believe he made a very mature and competent decision.  Find out today that Josh has also gotten a new job.  We are just so proud of our children.

I began working on baby granddaughters afghan this evening.  I am so excited about creating things for my very first grandchild.  I am so tickled that to be a grandmother!

Well, as you can tell by reading, I'm trying to focus on the positive in my life right now and I will not allow the enemy to get any foothold on me.  We can beat our troubles because God is our ultimate warrior.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Not In the Mood to Celebrate

Well, today is my birthday and I am truly not in the mood to celebrate.  The past few days have been difficult due to some family problems back home.  I know that God has His hand upon all of us though. 

I did get an extra day off though.  They were calling for snow on Thursday evening so what do you think this state did? Closed everything down early and dismissed school early.  By 6 pm, they had called school off for Friday.  We didn't get one single snowflake here in Mayberry! Crazy people!

Thursday was my step-son Johnathan's birthday.  We pray he had a wonderful day of celebration. 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Birthday Wishes

Well, the rain has finally stopped! The yard is so saturated with water that it will take weeks for it to dry out. That means daily mopping for me because I don't think the dogs will stop to wipe their paws before coming inside.

I have felt more like myself today.  I believe that I burned all my energy during the school day though.  I'm just glad that I have stopped coughing.

Today is our sweet Paige's 20th birthday.  Tomorrow is Johnathan's.  January is a busy month because mine is on Sunday and then our anniversary is next week.

We were looking through old photo's last night that I am preparing to scrapbook and I just had to share a few of Paige's younger year pics.  She was such a beautiful little girl and I am sure she is an even more beautiful young woman.  My husband still talks about her beautiful hair.  He loves his little girl and no one will be able to take that or those memories away from him.  I just wish others would grow up, be thankful for the gift that he helped give them by creating those two wonderful children and bury the dang hatched.

Anyhow, wishing Paige and beautiful and blessed birthday! We love you!


One of my favorites!

Paige & her brother Johnathan :o) She definitely has her father's stare!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Week Two Siesta Scripture Verse

The weather is just terrible out today.  It has rained so much since yesterday morning that the driveway is beginning to flood.  All the kids want it to snow but I'm not so sure that it will this year.  The temperatures are just too warm.  I would like to see a little bit of the fluffy stuff down this way just to see the smile on their little faces.  I had enough of it during Christmas when I was back home.

I feel like I am still gaining strength from being sick last week.  Today seemed to be a bit better.  Several of my friends and I ordered our Beth Moore tickets today.  I simply cannot wait!!!

Here is my scripture for the next two weeks.  I challenge all of you to memorize God's Word as well.  It gives you such a confidence and peace when you have it tucked away inside your heart.

"Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is-His good, pleasing, and perfect will" Romans 12:2 NIV

Monday, January 14, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013

On the Mend

Well, I've survived the 4 1/2 days of not talking..... I have to admit that it was much easier on the days that my husband was at work.  For some reason, he just couldn't get it into his head that "complete vocal rest" meant answering his crazy questions. 

I am on my final day of the ZPac and I have one more day of Predisone yet.  I'm allowed to go back to work tomorrow.  So thankful for that because I am so bored laying around here.  I am glad the doctor ordered me to stay home though because I am drained.  An upper respiratory infection is a lot more physically draining than it sounds. 

I am still a little weak but I don't understand how.  I have eaten constantly the past few days and can't seem to get full! Must be the med's.

The pups seem to have enjoyed having me at home for extra cuddle time.  I didn't get any school work done and thank goodness that hubby was so kind to take care of all the household chores.

I thought I'd post a few of the Christmas projects I worked on this holiday.  I am getting ready to work on a baby afghan for my upcoming granddaughter.  Yes, I'm finally going to be a grandmother!!! I am so excited and so very thankful for that opportunity. 

Well, that's it for the moment.  Gotta rest up for my students tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

On Sick Leave....

I have been a teacher for many years and yes, I get the sniffles and occasional cough but usually the Mucinex takes care of all that.  It's been lingering off and on for months and today at work within the first hour I noticed I was getting very fog headed and started coughing to the point where I was sounding hoarse and getting scratchy.  So I called and scheduled an afternoon appt with my doctor and I am so thankful I did.

By the time I got there, I barely had any voice (yes, a blessing to many....haha) but then they tell me I have an Upper Respiratory Infection and have to stay out of work until Monday and NO TALKING until then.  OMG!!! Do they not realize I am the queen of talk, joking, singing.....Just sitting in the house this afternoon with the dogs was challenging because I usually talk as if they are my second class for the day (well, it is like a doggy preschool hear!)

The good news is that Ray's truck didn't need a new transmission so God blessed us with the money we had set aside for that to cover my crazy prescription cost! I have never been on a Z-Pack or Pretisone before so I am hoping it doesn't bother me the way it does others I've talked too.  So far so good...but it's only been a few hours.

And of course, my husband smokes so I had to write him a poster stating No Smoking around me!! LOL  Thankfully, he can laugh too and understands.

So my next few days will be challenging.  I don't do well just sitting around.  Maybe I'll do some more blog updating like I've been promising too.

Well, I pray that everyone else is well and that they are having a blessed week.

My memory verse for these past two weeks was perfectly picked.  It has helped me cope. And I finally have it all memorized! :o)

"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him." James 1:12

Monday, January 7, 2013

Happy Monday!

Yes, it's Monday and of course, it has to start out full force.  After such a wonderful week-end the trials started flying our way before 6 am.  Hubby's transmission started acting up, I feel like bronchitis is kicking in once again...but all in all, God is good!!

My husband and I went to see The Hobbit this week-end for our date day. Something we try to do at least twice a month.  After the holidays and quite a bit of family drama, I really needed some nice down time and he was able to give me that this week-end.  I've learned that sometimes I just need to stop and forget everything else going on, put work aside, and take care of me.  So much harder to do than it is to say.

School is back in full swing.  I am so thrilled to be back with my kiddo's!!!

I spoke with a very dear friend of mine today that I haven't really had the opportunity to catch up with much lately.  Beth Moore is coming to Greensboro in April and we always go together.  We both need a break from the world and Beth Moore is such an amazing teacher.  If you want a God moment.....oh, you need to go to one of her conferences.  God is more present than ever!! I can't wait to catch up during that week-end.

I hope to catch up this week-end on posting some Christmas crafts.  I made over 80 ornaments this year!

I pray everyone has a blessed week!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!

2013 Siesta Scripture Memory Team: Verse 1!

So it's time to dig into God's Word!!! My first verse to memorize for the year is below.

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12NIV