Monday, January 18, 2010


Happy Monday! The last two weeks have been filled to overflowing around our house. The new year brought with it birthdays, ballgames, sleet, and school projects. I've been busy at school preparing for this new semester and getting things ready for our re-enrollment kickoff. Busy doesn't even begin to describe my life right now. Last night Bro. Sam Gipp opened our Bible conference at church, and I'm looking forward to some great preaching this week. I need my tank refilled. Here's a verse I'm claiming today:
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."
Have a wonderful week!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The impossible is possible **UPDATE**

It's early Saturday morning, and we're on the lookout for snow as I type. I'm still doubtful, but you never know. It's 33 degrees and raining. I've never seen it snow in Florida in my entire life. I'll keep you posted. ***UPDATE*** No snow here, just a light rain. It's supposed to clear up later today and be frigid tonight and tomorrow with a low of 25 and high of 43. I'm sure that will hurt our church attendance some. I've got socks on my feet and plan to spend the day indoors. Stay warm, wherever you are, and have a blessed weekend! :)

Monday, January 04, 2010

On the road...again

Apparently I just can't get enough of this traveling thing. Right now I'm sitting in a hotel room just north of Jacksonville. My hubby had to be at a conference at a church in the area tonight, and he brought me along for the ride. I drove. :) It was nice to have a three and a half hour conversation with him on the ride up. No kids. No movie playing on the DVD play. We didn't even listen to any CD's. We just talked and enjoyed being together. It was nice. I also found something new to bring me joy.
White Hot Chocolate from Dunkin Donuts. Yum!
The kids went back to school today. They bundled up in their heaviest jackets this morning to fight off the cold. It's supposed to be freezing in our area for the next few days. Now, I know those of you from the North think that lows in the 30's and highs near 50 are bearable, but it's a big change for us Floridians who are accustomed to hot weather. I even heard some talk that the citrus and strawberry growers are very concerned about the cold affecting their fruit. I spent the morning in my office and popped in a few classrooms before heading off on this quick trip. I'm looking forward to the church service tonight, a time of fellowship with some preacher-friends and their families, and a long ride back home with my hubby tomorrow. Stay warm, wherever you are.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

I had plans to spend the first day of this brand-spanking new year cleaning the house. Doesn't that sound like fun? However, when I opened up the paper yesterday morning I discovered that one of my favorite department stores was having a huge sale. So, I did what any bargain-loving girl would do---I headed for the mall!
I thought that I would spend just an hour or two there and then head home. Ha, ha, ha! That's what I get for thinking! I didn't get home until close to 5:00. I ended up visiting several stores and also squeezed in a trip to the wholesale club to stock up on things we were running low on. Needless to say, I didn't feel much like cleaning when I got home. :)
So, today I finally tackled the house with a vengeance. As much as I enjoy Christmas decorations, I was ready for the tree to come down. It didn't take very long to get the ornaments put away, but for some reason the Christmas tree just wouldn't fit back in the box. I know for a fact that it's supposed to fit because I took a picture of it in the box before I ever took it out. No matter how hard I pushed and squeezed, I just couldn't get it all in there again. I'm going to have to figure something out because I will not pay close to $50 for one of those special Christmas tree storage bags. Steven hauled the box with two-thirds of the tree in it up to the attic and tossed the other third up there next to the box for now. All of the other Christmas decorations have been packed away, too. I'm going to miss these guys the most. This evening we went to the 50th birthday celebration of a special lady in our church. She was born with a very rare disease and is also mildly mentally retarded. The life expectancy for those with her disease is only 20 years, so her parents and family wanted to give her a surprise party and thank God for giving her 50 years. It thrilled my heart to see the outpouring of love from her family. I have one more load of laundry to put in the dryer tonight, and I also need to finish up my Sunday school lesson for tomorrow. I'll be back here again on Monday, Lord-willing. One of my goals for 2010 is to post more regularly on the blog. :)

Friday, January 01, 2010

Dear Master, for this coming year Just one request I bring: I do not pray for happiness, Or any earthly thing- I do not ask to understand The way Thou leadest me, But this I ask: Teach me to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. I want to know Thy guiding voice, To wak with Thee each day. Dear Master, make me swift to hear And ready to obey. And thus the year I now begin A happy year will be- If I am seeking just to do The thing that pleaseth Thee. ~~~oOo~~~
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