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Farm Frames...

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Love This Story...

I arrived at the address and honked the horn.
After waiting a few minutes
I walked to the door and knocked.. 'Just a minute', answered a
frail, elderly voice. I could hear something
being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in
her 90's stood before me. She was wearing a
print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned
on it, like somebody out of a 1940's
movie.

By her side was a small nylon
suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had
lived in it for years. All the furniture was
covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils
on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and
glassware.
'Would you carry my bag
out to the car?' she said. I took the suitcase
to the cab, then returned to assist the
woman.

She took my arm and we walked
slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. 'It's nothing', I
told her.. 'I just try to trea…

Morning Words...

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And a pretty picture too... Ps. 90: 14- Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love,  that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Ps. 92:1-2- It is good to praise the Lord and make music to Your name, O Most High, to proclaim Your love in the morning and Your faithfulness at night.

Psalm 5:3- Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalm 92:2- It is good to proclaim your unfailing love in the morning,
your faithfulness in the evening.
Isaiah 26:9- All night long I search for you; inthemorning I earnestly seek for God.

Mark 1:35- Before daybreak the next morning, Jesus got up and went out to an isolated place to pray.
2 Peter 1:19 19 Because of that experience, we have even greater confidence in the message proclaimed by the prophets. You must pay close attention to what they wrote, for their words are like a lamp shining in a dark place—until the Day dawns, and Christ the Morning Star shinesin your hearts.
Blessings! A…

New Wind A Blowin...

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Howdy. We are about to start doing this again:  My heart hates to leave this beauty and the incredible friends we have enjoyed in this gorgeous oldest town in Texas.  But...we will be closer to these crazies:  And closer to this wonderful man and father...  And these people so very close to my heart... All is good but...I will miss walking here and living in all of this beauty that God created. Can't wait to find a cute little kitchen like this...I can dream, right?  I am just thankful that I get to hang out with this man. I am blessed. Very appropriate "Jesus Calling" for today... Make Me your focal point as you move through this day.  Just as a spinning ballerina must keep returning her eyes to a given point to maintain her balance, so you must keep returning your focus to Me.  Circumstances are in flux, and the world seems to be whirling around you.  The only way you keep your balance is to fix your eyes on Me, the One who never changes.

No Kidding...

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Wake Up Oh Sleeper!...

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I wanted you guys to "see" this song instead of just hear it.  New favorite band...Needtobreathe.
This song makes me think of this scripture:
Eph. 5: 13-14
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible— and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: “Wake up, sleeper,
rise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”

I also REALLY love hearing the crowd sing and especially love the bell sound toward the end. (please pause the blog music at the bottom of the page to hear video.)
Slumber: Needtobreathe
Days they force you back under those covers Lazy mornings they multiply Glory's waiting outside your window Wake on up from your slumber Baby open up your eyes.
Tongues are violent personal and focused Tough to be with your steady mind Hearts are stronger and are broken Wake on up from your slumber Baby open up your eyes
All these victims stand in line for Crumbs that fall from the table Just enough to get by All the while your invitation Wake on up fro…

Blue...

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Just gorgeous Blue.

Graduation Idea: Scripture Tags...

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I had fun this morning getting a graduation gift ready for a sweet friend of mine.  I have made these tags before with scriptures on them just for myself but thought they would make a great gift for her or any graduate. Girls especially.  I thought about printing the scriptures out but I think some of the sweetness about it is that they are handwritten.  Plus, I enjoyed writing the scriptures out. Kind of a labor of love.  You can hang them anywhere that there is a knob or handle in the house. I guess you even hang them from your rear view mirror in your car. My sister in law hangs them from the little switch on her reading lamp. Doorknobs would work too. All you need are regular shipping tags, card stock colored paper and a marker. I picked up the little tin cup and note pad at Target for a dollar each. I also stuck a Target gift card in with the tags.  Sure hope she likes them.
What are some of your graduation gift ideas?
By the way (love this)...excerpt from "Jesus Calling&q…

What God Is...

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Dad and His Coveralls...

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This picture makes me smile. I snapped it one morning a few months ago in my Mom's kitchen.
Dad was headed out to feed the cows.
We had a good laugh about his beloved coveralls. 
 He uses things until they just cannot be used anymore. Somehow the sleeve got torn off and so he sewed an old jeans pants leg on the arm. 
Like I said, this picture makes me smile.  Love this man. He is one of a kind and really special.  Smart too.
He could not have married a more precious person than my Mom.  How blessed I am to be one of their children.
How blessed I am to have a father and Mother that point me to my heavenly Father.
I miss my parents when I don't get to talk to them. I miss my Heavenly Father when I don't fellowship and talk to Him. I pray that our hears and flesh will cry out for the living God. That we are so in love with Him that nothing else compares.
Ps. 84:1-2, 10, 11 How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty! My soul yearns, even faints for the courts o…

Come Swing With Me...

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Without God's Word as a lens, the world warps.- Ann Voskamp

You Don't Have To Be Perfect...

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I ran across this wonderful blog posting a few days ago.
If you are a Mom and sometimes feel that you can't measure up this will speak to you. Even with my blog I feel sometimes that it is not good enough, that so many other blogs are prettier or have more to say or get loads of comments, or actually punctuate paragraphs right. ha.  (I am sure that is true without a doubt, but really...who cares.)
I struggle with not measuring up in my everyday life also.   I think everyone would like to have a "Pinterest" life.
But the truth is, no one really does.
We are doing the best we can loving our families and loving our God.
This article was good...hope you like it. I loved it.  Our children want us. Us.
 Not some perfect woman that has it all together all of the time. Awesome.
Your Children Want You Blessings. Amy

Sunday/Wednesday Christians...

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Good morning! I have a sweet friend that comes to our church and attends our youth activities. She is a lovely, warm hearted girl and I wanted to share with you her view of what home is...her church family. This just a part of the essay she wrote but I thought it was really beautiful. 
It made me think about being who I should be every day and every moment for Jesus. Not just a Sunday/Wed. Christian.
Words from sweet Natalie: Blessings on this lovely day. Let's be Monday -Sunday Christians. All in. Love you guys. Amy

Choose Life...Choose Jesus.

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Good Monday morning! He Is Risen!! I think everyday should be Easter! What if we woke up every morning proclaiming the resurrection of our Lord? We just might change the world! We can change the world and give hope.
"Just checked: The tomb is still empty, death defeated, the grave overwhelmed." -Louie Giglio

The words out of my "Jesus Calling" devotional book this morning were powerful. "Since I have invested My very Life in you, be well assured that I will also take care of you."
We had a great Easter weekend. It's funny, I heard of several families that hunted Easter eggs even though their children are grown. Fun. Next year that will be on our schedule. These were the boys Easter gifts on Sunday morning. You have to have chocolate right?
I have enjoyed the Jesus Calling book so much I thought our guys would love it too. Hope they do.
 Love these men.
 More encouraging words: Deut. 30:16- For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk i…

He Is Risen...

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Saturday So Far...

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Love, love, love having everyone under the same roof for the weekend. It has been a while.
Thank you Father, God!
You are Good.  Homemade Cinnamon rolls. They were pretty good but need to be tweaked a bit. Enjoyed a fun  breakfast with three goofy men that I love dearly.  Our no sugar eater. Could not eat C.rolls so after eggs and bacon he had cold pizza from last night. Hmmm...  Studying...  Couch potatoing... How is your Saturday going? We watched "Courageous" with our guys last night. Such a powerful movie. Here is a thought for us as Mother's of young men and women. Blessings! Amy

Hello Out There!

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Hi.  Sometimes I just don't have much to say. This dry blogging time stems from having a few conversations where I have felt completely stupid or quick to speak when I should have been quiet.
I like to blame my strange personality quirks and foot in mouth episodes on menopause...(I am sure there is something I need to just learn instead of blaming  my big mouth or opinions on something like menopause.)
I have needed to be quiet and found myself curling up when I could with some good books seeking some wisdom and keeping my mouth shut.   I finished the Hunger Games a few days ago. It is interesting and violent and a little scary with alot of heart.  Love this series by Karen Kingsbury. I have not started this one yet but very, very soon.  This book is kicking my rear end.  Way hard on me but I am sure that I need it.  What IS it like to be married to me? Not so fun sometimes I am afraid, but I hope pretty good most of the time. Great book to make you take a frank asse…