Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Lots to talk about!

First some news about what is going on here in Fort Scott this weekend. We are having Good Ol' Days! There will be motorcyles, arts & crafts, food, music, green beret skydivers and oh so much more! Visit here to learn more! And if you get tired from all that fun, just come by the house. We will set on the porch and drink ice tea and have a snack and lots of laughs and fun!
Now on to stitching! here is Jack's progress on his baby quilt! Aren't the colors lovely?
Here is my progress. It is coming along nicely and I have a bit of a break from the morning glories.
This was what we saw Sunday afternoon! Doesn't that look like fun? The kids were just laughing and having so much fun!
See this guy? I am ready to have fried squirrel!!!!!!!!! More than once he has scared me half to death jumping from our porch to the tree out front. Sunday he was annoying Katie and teasing her something awful! He aggrevates poor Flash next door too! Katie managed to knock a pot of flowers over trying to get him. The flowers survived but I was glad when the little rodent moved on after his fun! LOL!
I think that squirrel chasing was too much for poor Katie! Crashed out big time! Bye for now!

Word-filled wednesday

I have been getting so many things on going to church and your place in church so I thought this would be a good one to use!
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Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sad news!

I just got word that Thomas went to be with Jesus at 9:12 central time. It is sad for those who are left behind but I can't help think of Thomas up there running and walking and able to speak normally again and do all the things he no longer could here. Please keep Ma in your prayers as she adjusts to her loss. God bless you all for the prayers that were sent up on his behalf.

If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord's. Romans 14:8

Saturday, May 26, 2007

How to spend a quiet Saturday

How do you spend a quiet, pleasant Saturday? Jack is reading,
Michelle is sewing,
And Katie is puttering in the yard. We took a ride out to the park here in town and had a little ice cream treat too. Hope you are having a great weekend and remember why we have Memorial day and be thankful for all the sacrifices made to keep us free here in the USA!
Well, I finished the wedding sampler. Just a couple more beads to attach and off it will go next week. I am thankful it is done and can go to Ma and Thomas!
Jack finished a project too! It is such a cute little thing!
Here is a baby quilt Jack is working on now! It will be a lot of work but the colors are so soft and pretty! He isn't sure what he will do with it yet. May go to Newborns In Need or our doctor who is expecting.
So that is our weekend! God bless and see ya soon!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Update and a funny story!

Here is my wedding sampler. I am nearly done. I feel a very urgent need to get it done. you see, Thomas is failing quickly. He spent a few days in the hospital and came home Monday. He is down to 111 pounds, can no longer walk or hold himself upright. He can only whisper when he speaks and has no use of his left arm. He told Ma and the Chaplin today that he is ready to go home and see Jesus. You know, it takes a lot of courage to fight an illness but it takes a special courage and strength to know when to say "I no longer wish to fight, I am ready for my Homegoing." Please keep them in your prayers.
Meet Flash! he is a 3 month old bassett pup that lives next door! This boy is a character and a half! He is full of himself and loves to aggrevate Katie! I just love his deep bassett bark and he is such a cuddly little sweetheart!

Doesn't Katie look comfy? This was her today taking her mid morning nap! Something funny happened on our evening walk today! Jack decided we should take a shortcut home through the alley! BIG mistake. There was a duck in someones back yard. I thought it was a statue at first until it walked and quacked. She made a beeline for Katie and gave her a peck on the head! I about rolled on the ground laughing! The look on Katie's face was priceless and there was Jack trying to stay between the two of them. That duck followed us to the end of the alley trying her best to get another shot at that intruder! Katie kept wanting to stop, Jack kept telling her to get a move on and I was laughing until I cried! That duck stood there and stared at us until she was certain she had defended her turf and she waddled back to her yard! So that is our day today!

Word-filled Wednesday

Sorry this is so late! Want to laugh at me? I thought today was Tuesday and tomorrow was Wednesday! I hope you enjoy this though! Want to join us? Visit Amydeanne and sign up and learn more about this wonderful weekly scripture and pictures.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Got a nice surprise!

Look what came in the mail from Vonna! A lovely PIF gift (Pay It Forward). She made me a lovely scissors fob attached to a very pretty pair of scissors, sent a postcard and some yummy floss! I hope she can feel me hugging her neck!

Come visit downtown Fort Scott

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Missed me?

So sorry I haven't posted this week much or read many blogs. I have been so sick with a migrane from stress. I will catch up with you all, I promise! Just everything that has happened since we moved here is really getting to be not so humorous! I mean the roof leak, the flooded basement, no hot water for a couple days because of the flooded basement and now the furnace has quit working! ARRRGGHHH! I don't want to play anymore and I just might pout! LOL! i have prayed and turned it all over to God and on with life! I am nearly finished with the wedding sampler. I will be posting a picture tomorrow and some other good pictures!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Stitchy news!

Yes, I really have been stitching! Here is the proof! I am nearly finished with the wedding sampler. Since I took this photo a day or so ago, I have finished all of the verse and most of the top border. I would say I have about 25 percent or less of it to go.On middie, I have finished one section of purple along the bottem of her gown and a bit more of the gown itself. I haven't really worked very hard at it because I so want to get the wedding one done and sent on.

Well, that is it for the stitchy news! have an awesome day!

Friday, May 11, 2007

I have been tagged!

Tina tagged me to write 7 facts or habits about me you may not know. So here goes!
In turn, I have to tag 7 people to do the same. Here are the people I tag. Lovely Sharon, Darling Lucy, My lovely Groovey friend, Dear Mary, Sweet Morning Glory, Sweet Pea in a pod, and Susie Q! Okay so I gave them all new names but it is done in love!

1. I worked with a dear lady and her organization who rescued cats. I was the secretary and I really enjoyed the experience!

2. I check all doors and windows before I go to bed!

3. I talk to animate and inanimate things!

4. If I get really scared or upset, I faint! It runs in the family so what can I say!

5. I sat in the heat once waiting for Jack to get home when I found a spider on the door.

6. I do not like talking on the phone. Makes me way to nervous!

7. I am afraid of basements!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Word-filled Wednesday

With all the tornados, flooding, rain and people's personal trials going on right now I thought this was most appropriate for our Word-filled Wednesday. No matter waht happens, god is there with strength for today! Want to join us? Visit Amydeanne's blog and sign up!

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Happenings in Kansas

We have had so much rain since Sunday that the Marmaton river is over it's banks. Not bad but somewhat flooded. It happens any time we get a lot of rain. I have seen it a whole lot worse! But I thought you might like to see a couple pictures. The river is on the north side of Fort Scott in an area called a flood plain. There are actually a few houses and buildings in that area and they have been flooded many times. Most of fort Scott is up on the hills well away from the area! of course with all the rain our basement was full of water again and took 12 hours to pump out. Hopefully by tomorrow we will have hot water again! Of course we had our leaks in here again. Luckily it is confined to just one area in the doorway of our bedroom. I will be glad when it dries up enough to have the new roof put on! Our landlord is also going to put a permanent sump pump in.
Here is Katie enjoying a small taste of sugar free cool whip!
A barn north of Fort Scott that I really like!
The "castle" house. Sorry it doesn't show it very good.
Here is the garage! I think it is so neat!
The rose bush is blooming! It appears to be an old fashioned single ruffled type. So that is what is going on around here!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Take a walk with us!

Let me start off by asking for some prayers for Greensburg Kansas. Friday evening a tornado destroyed 90% of the town and killed 9 folks.
I thought you would like to see some of the places in our neighborhood. I took these pictures on our morning walk Saturday. This little red victorian house is next door to us. i just love all the gingerbread on it!
This big white house was once a beauty too I am sure. Now it is sitting empty and I can't help but imagine what it could be once again.
Isn't this a cute little yellow house?
This is the church only two doors down from us off our alley. It is very old and we have been attending services there the last two Sundays. The people are so warm and loving. You should see the lovely stain glass windows inside! Sorry, but they don't show well on the outside. Can you tell a lot of our streets are still brick? Pretty to look at but not so pretty to drive on!
Our corner neighbors irises are blooming. They go to the same church and live right behind the church across the alley.
Another cute victorian a block from us.
I just love the stenciling on the porch posts of this little house!
What a cute porch this house has!
I do so hope you enjoyed seeing some of the neighborhood houses! Next week I hope to show you a picture of a very unusual house just a couple blocks from us. The garage looks like a castle!

Friday, May 4, 2007

Show and tell Friday

Kelli is hosting this Show and Tell friday today. I thought it would be interesting to do.
The angel in the middle will always be very special to me. Of course they all are, especially the ones that were gifts. Jack gave me this one for Christmas in 2003. Not so special you say? Let me tell you about that time in my life. 2003 and 2004 were not easy years.

In October of 2003, my 93 year old Grandmother passed away. She had been like my mom since my mother died when I was 9. Although I was glad Grams wasn't suffering anymore it still is hard to let them go. Just as I was getting through that another blow came. The Monday before Christmas Jack became very ill and ended up in the hospital. He had a very bad case of pancreatitis and was one step away from being in the ICU! He had to go without food for a few days to give his pancreas time to rest. Come to find out he had a bad gallbladder and had to have surgery the week after Christmas. I ended up bringing all our gifts to the hospital and we celebrated there and opened presents. That angel kept me company and eased my loneliness and sadness until Jack came home on New years Day.
In March, just as Jack was starting to get better, our little dog Bubba became ill. 3 weeks later, Bubba had to be put to sleep at the age of 6 and a half. I have told you the story of Bubba before so I will spare the retelling. It just so happens the day we lost Bubba was the same day in 1969 when my mom passed away. All those emotions just about did me in! I suffered a severe depressive episode with my bi polar and had to quit working. I have been unable to work since then.
As if all that wasn't enough, on September 26 of that year our friend Mary passed away just two days after her 46th birthday. She had fought cancer for nearly 10 years and although I wouldn't want her to suffer that anymore, I really miss her.
Through all this, the angel Jack had given me was a reminder of the angels God places in our lives to comfort and help us through the tough spots. So you see, that angel will always hold a special reminder in my heart.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Word-filled Wednesday

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Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Blessings from Dizzy Rizzy

Prayer for the Discouraged and Wounded Soul

LORD, thank You for loving me just as I am. Thank
you for never giving up on me even though
I sometimes feel full of shame, anger and fear.
Thank you for your mercy, grace and forgiveness.
Breathe on me today with a fresh breeze of love,
peace and comfort. Restore me in the broken
I'm tired and I rest in Your promise that You want the
best for me
and You are able to cause it to be, regardless of my
present circumstances.

I feel lost and have taken so many wrong turns,
You know the plans You have for me.
Order my steps! Meet me right now where my needs
are. Reveal to me your blessed assurance in a way
that I could not doubt your presence and provision in
my life. Change my heart, thoughts and words.
Restore my hope and joy with your direction and
protection. Lord you have my full attention. I listen
only to you.
I surrender my whole heart and life to You with
that You are able to make all things work together for
my good.
I turn my attention away from the enemy of
and turn my face to Thee for my strength and provision.

I'm feeling stronger now and give You thanks in
advance for my unusual blessings and breakthrough.
I will stop counting my bruises and start counting my
blessings. I realize now it?s time to take better care of

Thank you Lord for the remembrance of the blood you
your wounds, your healing and resurrection power.
This inspires me rise and roll away the stone of my
cave of
depression and isolation. I am alive. I am still here.
This is a day I have never seen before.
I will rejoice and be glad in it.
I rise today in your love knowing that
my pain can change.
And so it is!
In Jesus' name, Amen.

Voice Of TRUTH
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of faith it takes
To climb out of this boat I'm in
Onto the crashing waves
To step out of my comfort zone
Into the realm of the unknown where Jesus is
And He's holding out His hand
But the waves are calling out my name
And they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy, you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
The voice of truth says, "Do not be afraid!"
The voice of truth says, "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth
Oh what I would do to have
The kind of strength it takes to stand before a giant
With just a sling and a stone
Surrounded by the sound of a thousand warriors
Shaking in their armor
Wishing they'd have had the strength to stand
But the giant's calling out my name
And he laughs at me
Reminding me of all the times
I've tried before and failed
The giant keeps on telling me
Time and time again. "Boy you'll never win!"
"You'll never win!"
But the stone was just the right size
To put the giant on the ground
And the waves they don't seem so high
From on top of them lookin' down
I will soar with the wings of eagles
When I stop and listen to the sound of Jesus
Singing over me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth .
Casting Crowns

Why Call Me "Lord"?

READ | Luke 6:46-49

Jesus asked a pointed question to a group of His followers in Luke 6:46. He said, "Why do you call Me, 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do what I say?" Using His illustration of the two builders, we can see four key truths.

First, professing faith in Christ without performance is deceptive. If you say you love Jesus on Sunday, but show no signs of a Spirit-led life all week, then you're living a lie. There's no other way to say it.

Second, profession followed by performance has a price. Some people wander through life without any real focus. They pay attention to the loudest voice or the brightest star. In contrast, living intently and passionately for Christ is usually difficult. Making wise choices may require extra effort, but the reward is well worth it.

The third key truth is this: profession followed by performance will succeed. Everyone on earth faces trials. And sometimes there's one devastating storm after another. But if we focus on God's Word and apply His truth to our circumstances, we'll be able to stand firm in difficult times. Our lives will be supported by the strong foundation of Jesus Christ.

Finally, professing faith in Christ without performance results in ruin. The world's "easy way" may seem more enjoyable, but it results in living without a spiritual base. When trouble comes, our lives would crumble. That's a far cry from the victory and strength our Savior wants us to experience.

Why do you call Jesus "Lord"? Do your actions reflect your faith? Be a wise builder. Construct your house on the strong foundation of Christ, and let your performance match what you profess.
Charles Stanley

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