21 years ago I met a breathtakingly beautiful voice attached to a dangerously handsome man. He was the most Godly, passionate person I had ever met. His voice attracted me, his heart captured me. I was his even before we became more than friends. 19.25 years ago he asked me to marry him. I was 18, he was 21. No one thought we'd make it even one year, but here we are 19 years, 3 kids and several wrinkles later - still enamoured, still married, still hopelessly devoted.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Pray for them as they fly to the Dominican Rep. for their honeymoon. Pray for the photos to have turned out well and that they'll love what I was able to do. AND - As I have to run Song Show at our worship service in the morn, you can pray for me too!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Making a gingerbread house with River, Mo and Jen, while the guys watched football.
James rented a movie entitled - A Man Called Peter. I would highly recommend it! It's the story of Peter Marshall senior. It's funny, convicting, and poignant.
Ryan and Don challenged Minda and Tof to a cribbage match - Not a good idea. R&D lost. James and River teamed up against Cassia and Mo in Yatzee.
We built a fire in the stove, ate 4 kinds of pie with homemade whipcream, got dishpan hands, talked, laughed, tickled Mo, and laughed some more.
How was your day of Thanks?
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Pop it all into the Cranberry and Orange juice. Drizzle with honey and cook on low for hours and hours!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 18, 2007
James preached today! Last night as he began to make the slides for his sermon on Song Show, everything disappeared! EVERYTHING! He had to make new slides, put them in order, get the backgrounds, and reload them. He finally came to bed around 5:25 AM.
God is so good though. 2 hours of sleep later, James was in the shower and excited to be bringing The Word to the Body! He did an amazing job - I wouldn't have been able to think straight on that much sleep, let alone speak coherently! He has improved since the last time (not that I thought he did anything less than marvelous last time!) ~ and I know as opportunity continues to present itself, he'll continue to improve.
We are going through the book of Joshua as a church and this week was chapter 10. James centered it on the theme indicated by the title of this post. If you'd like to hear it, it should be posted by Tuesday. Scroll clear down to the bottom and click on today's date (Nov. 18, 07) or the sermon titled God Fights!
The path of the just is like the Shining Sun that burns ever brighter unto the Perfect day. Prov.4:18 One more step was taken toward a vision fulfilled today. What an amazing God we serve!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
separated eggs! Here he demonstrates his wicked-sick banana slicing skills!
Tomorrow is the spaghetti feed and pie auction. Pray for them. :o)
My husband is preachin' in the morning and my stomach is in knots. Pray for him (& me!) .
*yawn* I'm so sleepy! Sweet dreams.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Hope they taste as good as they look! We'll freeze them until Thanksgiving, but there'll be more tomorrow! We always have apple (Grama Orr's recipe), and My Mom's Pecan (but I make it with Hazelnuts because I'm alergic to Pecans), and someone usually makes a pumpkin.
What kinds of pies do you have at Thanksgiving?
I'm trying a new one this year. Pear-Praline Cranicot is the name on the recipe, but after hearing my little friend's rendition of that name, I may just keep it if we like the pie and it becomes tradition! Enoch called it "Pralinkanot"!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
God answered our prayer for snow so the kids were able to go sledding! We went for adventures in the woods, mid afternoon tramps to the fort and beyond, a FREEZING COLD hike to the lookout - always followed up by a warm fire and hot cocoa!
We had an opportunity to go out as couples while our kids watched theirs. We don't get to do that often and it was a sweet time of fellowship.
I am just so, so thankful for Godly, dear, deep, spirit-filled relationships that endure and grow.
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
My box arrived today with:
Gingerbread Spice tea
A candle in a tin
A plaid table runner
The Christmas Carol -book on tape
Some magnetic fall frames and stickers
gift lables and gift card pouches
A set of Mini Clear lights
and some ornaments!
Thank you, Ruth! I have so enjoyed communicating these past few weeks and I hope that we will continue. New friends are a God-given gift.