Saturday, March 8, 2008

What a Day

The poem on the back is: As Life's Plan Unfolds,
I am gifted with the understanding
of all you have been to my life....
I love you Mom

Inside the cup rim reads : The bonds we have are everlasting... Awwwwww is that sweet or what...







............I have the best birthday Friday ... I stayed in my comfy chair most of the day like the Dr. said... I have a great computer chair that my DH got for me a few weeks ago and it has a nice big heating pad on the back of the seat.. I keep it on high... so I am able to sit and work in my business and still do as the DR said...Some time around noon my sweet son Chris came by with a beautiful card and a pretty wrapped box... Inside was a beautiful coffee cup with Mother on the side of it and the perfect poem on the inside... It touched my heart.... He stayed and talk for over an hour before heading back to his demanding job.. what a treat that was.... my sweet DH came walking in an hour early from the University with a dozen roses, candy and a card that made me cry... ...

......We had time to sit and visit as I arranged my roses in a vase that I have had from the first bouquet of flowers that he sent me on May 23, 1999... Then time to dress and meet Chris and his girl at the Italian restaurant for dinner... We sat and laughed and I had Chicken Rebecca... It was so tasty.... then we did go to the Art opening for just a minute to see brother Paul and Alpha... We spent about 20 minutes with them and the young artist and then I need to head home to my comfy chair... I have lots of beautiful cards sitting on my side board and I am taking pictures.... It was a great day .. full of lots of love from those around me and those that live far away..... Thanks for all the lovely cards..... you bless my heart....
......I was invited out by Tisha and Harold .. Tisha is my cousin... more like a sister that I always wanted.... anyway... They invited us out to eat catfish on Saturday night but my back after Friday night was a bit stressed so took a rain check on the catfish...


Happy Birthday To Me




MAKE SURE AND SCROLL DOWN AND LOOK AT MY CARDS!!

Made it to my appointment and back without any bad weather !!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!! Shot was a breeze........ Easier than the first one... I am hopeful that I see some results from this one........ I am not doing much the rest of today and Friday, Saturday and Sunday............ Dr said it will help if I rest a lot and let the medicine do it's thing................ soooooooo that is my plan...

Tomorrow is my birthday but to celebrate I am going to care for my body.. that is the best gift I can give myself............... We have an art opening tomorrow night with my brother Paul and his wife Alpha but I am not sure I am going to try and make that........ It is a lot of standing around or sitting in uncomfortable chairs for a couple of hours............ I may have to miss that............ I have invited them over after the opening for coffee........... I am hoping that they take me up on that offer........
I am not much on birthdays anymore.....and it is not because of my age........ I am not ashamed to say that I will be 61 tomorrow........... it is just that my life is measured in so much more than years.......... It is measured in so many different ways...........

...I measure my life in the years that I have been born-again........... It was September 10, 1977 in a small upper room in Anadarko, Oklahoma.. A woman by the name of Marsha Kindell was ministering at a Women's Aglow meeting.......... At that meeting I was lost and undone................ The Lord came into that meeting that day and called me by name and I have never been the same...........

..I measure the years by the gift of love that the Father God gave me when Dennis came into my life............. I promise I will post on that story one of these days soon.............

..... I measure my 61 years by the hugs that I still get from my wonderful son Chris, He is 38 but he and I are still so close and he is not ashamed to give me a hug and kiss on the cheek no matter where we are...........

...I measure my 61 years with the prayers that I offer up to the Father God that I will see my first born son Darryl walking up to my door and all he needs say is " hi Mom.........." I miss him.........

...I measure my 61 years by the times that I have laughed so hard that tears would run down my cheeks when me DH and I are out with my brother Paul and his wife Alpha...............

....I measure my 61 years by the precious friends..... I will mention a few........ Jean, as she is always wanting to know if there is something she can do for ME....... She struggles with that demon cancer........... I count my 61 years by the days that the Father God grants her life and by the eons that I will spend with her in the Fathers house... .........Lolita..... my mentor........ I pick up the phone and she is always there........ I count my 61 years by the tears that she has seen me shed and she just cries with me................ Tisha and Harold Todd.....my cousin, but she is really my sister....... She never gives me sympathy!!!!!!!!!! I count my 61 years by the times she reminds me to whom I belong and she speaks truth in love and helps me up when I fall.. And Harold her husband...... what can I say........ He is filled with faith and when he prays for you , you feel God..............

....I measure these past 61 years as just the beginning of life....... The tears and struggles that brought me here......... I cannot say that I wish it were different... I have found the love of a God that I did not know loved me so.......The journey has caused me to take a hard look at myself and cry out for my Father God to break me and mold me so that I look like His son Jesus... I am not what I once was many years ago and I am not what I will be when we no longer look through a glass darkly..............

1Cr 13:12
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

AND ladies.......... I love being 61 and I am finding a whole bunch ladies that I love!!!!!!!!! Each of you are so unique (some more than others , I cannot stay serious too long) I am enjoying every minute in this blog land............. And if we never meet here face to face........ I will meet you!!!!!!! and I will make you laugh!!!!!!!!!!!! and that is a promise!!!!!!!!


Friday, March 7, 2008

Birthday Cards

Thank you Deena... what a sweet card.... I am so blessed...



is that just a tooooooooooo cute piece of cake...... It has everything... Chocolate, candle and Jesus.. what a deal!!!!!!!!! Thanks Edge.........



Let me tell you a little bit about this card.. It came El Salvador.. Her name is Christy Hathcock. She is a missionary in a small town called La Libertad. She is a praise and worship leader during the worship services and she works with the children of El Salvador. I have know Christy since the early 90's and the instant that we met we were kindred spirits......Now what is so different about that is she is just 30..... and we met when she was just a kid of 20...... She is the daughter that God has blessed me with .......... She was full of vim and vinegar when I met her and she reminded me of me......... I knew when I first met her that the Lord would do something special with her life but she needed to be reeled in..........ahahhahha I was not surprised when last year she told me she was leaving the country to serve the Lord in El Salvador......... I miss her but she is where God ordained her to be while she was still in her mothers womb........ Dennis and I support her ministry in a small way so in fact the seed that she sews will bring forth a harvest that we will be able to rejoice in.......... I will have a picture of her here in a minute when I can get to my scanner......... Pray for Christy as she does the will of the Father.



Now this is the kind of cake I like....... One candle and no calories!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Shortybear




Thanks Pea





Thanks Mary












Happy Birthday

On the day you were born,
the angels danced for joy.
They are still dancing.
I love you my friend,
and I am so happy
that you were born.

Thanks Shortybear


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Life is Just a Heart Beat Away.........





It's not my heart!!!! and I am thankful to my Father God................ Had to go for tests today........ Having so much pain in my back that my Dr. thought some tests were in order... Needed to check out my heart... All came out just fine and I am thankful............... I have not been able to do much blogging ladies and I sure do miss you all...... the pain in my back has been so bad between my shoulder blades that I have not been able to function...... soooooo ladies always remember that the classic symptom for heart trouble in ladies is between the shoulder blades.... so take care of yourselves and do not hesitate to talk to your Dr. I did and it has put me at ease............
Now I am due to have a second shot tomorrow for my back and an appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon.......... I need to ask some questions regarding all this pain in my upper back................... but we have very bad weather coming in and it looks like I will have to put my appointment off till next week ............ bummer................. but I will just have a quiet down day and maybe DH will be able to hang out with me........ If we get the snow that they are talking about it will shut down the University where he works................

and let me leave you on this one point................... I met the sister of the Butcher of Baghdad yesterday............ She was incognito as a BEAUTICIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It will take my hair weeks to recover........ I will not do that again...............ahahhahahh








Monday, March 3, 2008

Like A Flood



Isa 59:19

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.

(in the original Greek the coma is after the word in........ and if you will read it with the coma moved....... What a difference it will make for you...)


Many years ago, I am guessing 15 or so....... I was so broken and undone and I just had no energy to fight the fight anymore.... It was a Sunday night at church and as I sat there listen to my pastor preach about the goodness and the provision of God, the despair in me would have caused me to head out the back door and out to no where had it not been for a dear saint of God that has gone on to be with the Lord..........

As I sat there I had gather my purse in my hand and closed my bible and just as I was about to slip out the back this dear saint stood up and stopped the service..... I cannot tell you what he first said but I can tell you that it pierced my heart like a hot poker.......... He walked across the front of the church and down the isle where I sat and he took my hands and began to minister to me......... and this scripture was the sword that came out of his spirit man............... It so overwhelmed my spirit that I broke into a sobbing heap on the floor......... I can tell you first hand that God is able to rise up a standard against the onslaught of His people......He is able to halt the attack of the enemy and tell Him to go no further............My Father God knows what we can carry and when our load will break us and He will not allow that...........
My load that night was greater than I could bear and I was breaking.................... My love for the Father God so beats within my chest as I remember that night. He stood in the gap between me and my assassin................... He was my hero that night He is always my hero............ and when I read this Scripture the love for my Abba Father burns within me.............