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Be Hospitable- Don't Be Afraid...

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Romans 12:12 & 13- Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13 Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

In our last Sunday morning bible class we talked about Hospitality from the view point of being a disciple of Jesus and wanting to disciple people for Jesus. What we heard and what we know to be true about how people feel is that we are just not good at it anymore. We have a host of reasons why.
Some thoughts about being hospitable that hold us back:

My house is too small -people will think it is not nice enough.
We all have this terrible pressure of thinking and knowing that our house does not measure up to a lot of friend's houses and especially to Pinterest houses. I say- who cares! EVERYONE feels this way. I don't care if you have the most beautiful house in the town you live in.

Well- there are a few who feel their house is awesome I am sure, but really- most people are a little insecure about how their house decorating…

Backyard Birds...

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I'm still enjoying the birds. Who da thought I would turn out to be so fascinated with these little creatures. God just so wows me with the small details of His creation. My Mom used to occasionally wake us up with this sweet song/poem-

Little birdie with the yellow bill
Hopped upon the window sill,
Cocked his shining eye, and said,
"Aren't you 'shamed, you sleepy head?"

I think of those days and her smile and hear her voice sometimes when I am birdie watching.
Please don't think I sit by the window all day long waiting on birds. Paaalease. :)
I don't.  I just keep my camera by the window and catch some good photos in the middle of busy days.
It is a bird party in our backyard so it is not hard to catch them posing.
 Hey you! You! Have a beautiful day!
Talk to you soon! Blessings! Amy

They Are Back...

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National Athem Sung The Way It Should ALWAYS Be Sung...

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(Please pause the blog music and listen. You will be blessed.)
This game was played and video made a few days after the Boston Marathon bombings.

Flowers, Prayer, Friends and Snakes...

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I had a beautiful blessing this week. I spent a little time with my Mom and her precious prayer group friends. They all met down at Horseshoe Bay close to Marble Falls, TX., for a week of fellowship and fun and prayer.
This group of women has been together for 42 years. For all those years they have been loving and praying for each other and for their children and their families. What a blessing it has been to know that we were always being praying for. If we had concerns or sorrow or problems or joys we would let them know and be so comforted in the knowledge that they were in serious prayer for us. 
As I prayed with them and listened to their hearts I was so humbled and in awe of our gracious and compassionate God.  They always pray that not a one of their loved ones would be lost to this world. I pray too that everyone of the people these women love, adore and pray for will be drawn strongly to God and will feel and see and know His love.  I pray that prayer also that not a one…

Aggie Ring Day...

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Howdy! We had an incredible day yesterday experiencing the Aggie Ring tradition. I am not an Aggie but have enjoyed learning all of the wonderful Aggie traditions.  This one was especially fun because our oldest gentle giant recieved his ring yesterday.  You can get a ring when you are in your junior year of college here at Texas A&M. I had no idea what a big deal it was. This fuzzy picture below shows the mass of people and celebration of families during an Aggie Ring Day.  It was a fun time that we were blessed to share with Will and five of his friends.  Smiles...

 This is the proud papa...
Gorgeous blue sky day...  Every big event needs a fun party to celebrate...
My precious friend Shana makes beautiful cakes. She made a seven hour drive down to our house to bring us this beauty. (Well, I have to be fair and say she was coming anyway...but that is sweet friendship- don't you think?) Check out her website if you are in the Texas Panhandle and need catoring or cakes. She…

Howdy!

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I bet you thought you would never hear from me again. :) Or- maybe I am delusional thinking anyone reads this blog. ha! What ever the reality of being missed or not, I am back.
Life has been busy and messy and hard and good and blessed and did I say busy? Just life.
We have been working ourselves like silly in the yard trying to beat the weed fight. Right now we are winning but it is close.
We are having a little party for our oldest gentle giant and some of his friends on Friday. They are getting their Aggie rings and we are going to celebrate. Can't wait for the fun. This celebration is going to happen in our backyard and that is why we are caring a bit more than usual about how this (way too big yard for fifty year olds) to take care of looks. Just kidding honey.
This lovely Bottle brush bush is screaming red right now. Wow.   I have been having fun making some homemade little canning jar candle holders.
Oh, on other news- Our sweet Will and his even sweeter girlfriend are …