Saturday, February 6, 2016

{ Special Prayer Request }

The  blogging world brings together ladies (and gentlemen) from all over the country.....
and world!
We become "friends" and  share the ups and downs of life and there's such a camaraderie amongst us.
One of the BIG things we share is our belief in the power of prayer.

With that being said,
I want to ask all of you to pray for one of our sisters, Ms. Terri, and her husband, Mr. Joe.
He suffered a stroke yesterday and is in the hospital.

Please visit her and let her know you're thinking of her and offering her and her husband up in prayer!

Here is the link to her  blog:

Thanks, Prayer Warriors!!!

Friday, February 5, 2016

{ Friday Foto Friends #14 }

I know I'm late in saying this, 
but I cannot even begin to believe that it's February already.
Oh, my, we're going to be Christmas shopping again before we even know it.
Our grand-kiddos stayed with me a while Wednesday and the older boys are already looking at things to get them for their birthdays.....
and, they're 5 and 10 months away!
Now, yes, Nannie is getting a bit slow in her old(er) age, but I'm really not that bad.....
They just get excited when it comes to Pappy and Nannie buying them gifts!

It's hard to believe this is week 14 of our Friday Foto Friends, too.  
One exciting thing about the year going by so fast, though, is I'm getting closer to my next birthday.  
Now, why would that be exciting to me?  
Because I get to draw Social Security! 
(if our current President doesn't do away with it before he leaves office)

Often when I share things on my blog, it's a way for me to document things I want to keep.  That's what today's pictures are.  Around CHRISTmas time my cousin asked me on Facebook if I could find our Mamaw's stack cake recipe for him because his fiance wanted to make it for his brother and Dad.  I asked Mom, and she came across these two handwritten recipes.  

This is Mom's.....

.....and this is Mamaw's.....
 Notice she wrote that this recipe was for a "biger" (bigger) cake.....
love her precious heart.  
Oh, my that woman could bake and cook!

Here's a picture I took just a while back of Mom standing in front of Mamaw's house.  
I have some awesome memories of time spent there.....

HOPE everybody has a great Friday and weekend.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

{ A sign of His Love }

 I get tagged on Facebook sometimes with owlies and cardinals because my friends know how much I love both of those birds.  I've liked owls for about as long as I can remember, long before they became so popular.

My love of cardinals kind of started when I read a book many years ago about a lady who was having a difficult time and she asked God to show her a "sign" of His love.  She was driving in her car at the time and when she turned into her driveway, her yard was full of cardinals and she knew that was God's way of showing her His love.....
that He hadn't forgotten or forsaken her.
  Ever since then, I've felt the same way every time I see one.  I try to always whisper, 
"I love you, too, Lord"!
Many times He'll send a cardinal into my sight at just the right time, maybe when I'm struggling with something and He knows I need a reminder.

A friend sent me this on Instagram yesterday and I was once again reminded of His Love......
and how blessed I am with such wonderful friends!

HOPE everybody has a terrific Thursday.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Friday Foto Friends.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Memories }

A few places that bring back sweet memories.....

The beautiful Tennessee Theater.  
I saw my first movie in a theater here.
Guess what the movie was?
Bonnie and Clyde!
Oh, I'm telling my age.

The theater lobby.

Inside the theater.

As a really young child, Daddy and Mom would take us to the River Breeze Drive-In.  Daddy would go to the concession area to get us Coca-Colas and corn dogs and they would set our drinks on the dashboard door.  Remember when that was the "cup holder" in a car?

It was always a treat when we would get to go to McDonald's on Magnolia Avenue in Knoxville to eat.

I miss how McD's looked when I was a kid, I can't believe they replaced this cool looking McD's on Washington Ave. w/ a more modern ugly plain building. So sad. Huntington, West Virginia <3 my hometown <3:
(this isn't the one we visited, but looked like this)

When Pappy and I were dating, we saw a lot of movies at the Family Drive-In on Broadway in Knoxville, TN.
Family Drive-In

We went to Cardin's Drive-In on one of the first dates we had and still go there occasionally.

We spent our honeymoon in Gatlinburg, TN and stayed at Midtown Lodge.
It's not even there any longer,  It was torn down and something else built in it's place.....
made me sad.

Isn't it nice to go back and remember places we used to visit?

HOPE everybody has a wonderful Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

{ Happy Ground Hog Day }

I just heard that Punxsutawney Phil DID NOT see his shadow.....
which, by that prediction means an early spring!
I'll take it!!!

(LOL....not that I think a groundhog can predict the weather!)

What can we learn from Groundhog Day?
Patience, maybe?

Romans 8:25
 But if we look forward to something we don’t yet have, 
we must wait patiently and confidently.

HOPE everybody has a Glorious Groundhog Day!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

{ War Room }

I'm sure by now most of you have seen the movie, War Room.
If we're friends on Facebook, then you know that there was a free showing at our church last night, 
and many pews were filled!
I can't even begin to say how this movie touched me.
As Christians, I know we're all "big" on prayer,
but do we I really pray like we I should?
Do we I take advantage (in the positive sense) of the privilege to talk face to face with our my Lord and Savior?
Do we I stop and give thanks when our my prayers are answered,
even when it's not the way we I asked?

Oh, how I wish I could have seen something like this in my early years as a Christian,
especially in the beginning of our marriage.

(all images taken from the War Room Facebook page)

Now, I'm  trying to figure out where in this very small closeted house I can make myself a "war room"!!!

HOPE everybody has a Marvelous Monday!!!

Sunday, January 31, 2016

{ SONday Morning Song - Trust In You }

"You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation; 
the Rock on which I stand"

"Your ways are always higher
Your plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go, 
You’ve not already stood"

I know that contemporary Christian music isn't everybody's taste.  I personally love a variety.....
old time gospel, songs out of the "red back hymnal", and contemporary Christian music.  I believe all of these types of music can inspire us and touch a special place within our heart and soul.

HOPE everybody has an awesomely blessed SONday!