Friday, October 31, 2008

Dear Family & Friends

Today we celebrate our 34th year wedding anniversary. It's been great. We would not change not one day. God has truly blessed us in ways beyond our hopes and dreams. We look forward to the next 34!

This scripture has been with me all week. And I thought I would share it along with a commentary I came across:

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him?"

The Lord reads the hearts of all men. In all ages He has used human beings to carry out His purposes. He chooses subjects who will not be perverted, who in all righteousness and faith will honour His name. Through those who voluntarily submit themselves to Him in all matters, who seek Him in faith and hope, He works out His plans.

Those who ask because they wish to impart to others will not be disappointed. God will reward those who come to Him in earnest faith. He assures us that the thought of His majesty and sovereignty should not keep us in fear. He will do much more graciously than we suppose if we will come to the footstool of His mercy. He urges His sovereignty as a reason for His great and merciful bountifulness in supplying the demands upon Him. He pledges Himself to hear our prayers, declaring that He will hear them. He condescends to appeal from the instinct of parental tenderness to the infinite benevolence of Him whose we are by creation and by redemption. He says, "If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him." The needy and soul hungry never plead with God in vain.

In our weakness we are to accept Christ's power. He gives us the assurance, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world."

In view of this tell me who should wear countenances more bright and cheerful, more full of sunshine, than those who live by faith in the Son of God. In Him the needy and hungry find all their wants supplied. But let us not forget that those whom God has blessed with the good things of this life are to be His helping hand, to supply the necessities of His needy ones. They are to be labourers together with Him. They are His stewards in trust, and are to use their goods for the advancement of His work, that His name may be glorified.

God has given man the richest of His gifts. He reminds us that we have only to ask, and we shall receive; to seek, and we shall find; to knock, and it shall be opened unto us. -Ellen G. White


Thursday, October 30, 2008

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat! Enjoy these treats!!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Oh those poor TIgers!

We are so saddened that our Tigers lost again! Just can't get it together I guess. Just hope they win next week.
We watched some of the game at Jennifer's and Rob's with Brandon & Julie while having birthday cake and birthday gifts for Trent. Happy Birthday again Trent.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Happy 23 Trent!

Where has the time gone? You are all grown up. We are so proud of you. You make our family complete.
Enjoy your day!
Mom, Dad,
Brandon & Julie
Jennifer & Rob

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A very autumn day

It was 12 noon, Thursday, a work day, time for lunch. I left not knowing what to do for my hour lunch. I rode around the city. It was a pretty fall day, sun shining, 83 degrees. I didn't want to eat. I was bored, lonely, wanted to be anywhere but here. I looked at the clock on the dash board, it was 12:56 pm. I was just 4 blocks from work. I headed back to the office. There on the left was a big white bed sheet size sign "yard sale today only". I took the next turn to turn around and go back. This was a nice neighborhood, large houses, nice vehicles, pools in their back yard. Nice tree lined boulevard. You get the picture. I didn't intend on buying anything, my main reason for stopping was just to see the house and the yard. I pulled up in the drive way. There awaiting me was a young man and woman, 3 little boys, lush landscape, iron fence around the pool, just a magazine portrait! As I walked around looking at the sale items, and glimpsing at the house and yard, there it was, my find! Two large, stocky, wood porch rockers. I sat in one. It was so dreamy comfortable. The young man said "they're not too bad are they? $10 apiece." My thoughts raced - I don't need these, I have 2 rockers on my back porch and 2 rockers on my front porch. But my wants said - but you can't pass these up. 20 bucks! If you don't use them, think about your kids and their porches! I told the man, I only have $5 on me. Can you hold the 5 till I go to the ATM. He said just go get the money, they are yours! I went to the atm, paid for the rockers, he loaded them up, and I got to work at 1:09. It couldn't have been a better lunch hour!

They are loaded up and off I go. Just a little bit of polishing up is all they need.

I'm happy!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dinner Guests

Look who found her way to maw maw's house. It's Macy. She and Brandon & Julie came to visit. I don't have to tell you how cute and adorable and spoiled she is --(Julie and Macy)!
And a few weeks back when Jennifer and Rob visited, Molly came too and I failed to post her picture. So here is Molly, a poo/chon (part poodle/part bichon frisse). And she is just as cute and adorable and spoiled!

And I can't leave out our "Poochie" who they played with.
Now, Trent hasn't been to visit in a few weeks, so since I don't have a picture of his dog, I will put a picture of his truck he recently bought after his other one was wrecked. It is a big, pretty, red truck.

The day in a dog's life is great.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Birthday Memories

Today would be my maw maw's birthday. She was the best! She was my teacher, disciplinarian, playmate and provider ( just to name a few) all rolled into one. She is no longer here in person but always in our hearts. I'm glad she was a part of my kids life, even for a short time, too.


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