Friday's Feast


What is your favorite herb or spice?

Because I am trying to eat a salt free diet I am enjoying pepper much more than I ever thought I would.


Name a song you like but haven't heard in a long time.

Donny Osmond's Sunshine Lady~how sad am I?


If you were to take just one minute to write down as many things as you can think of that you need (not want) to do, approximately how many things would there be?

Because I've been laid up with my stone I have a week's worth of stuff to catch up on. I started thinking about it and I got up to over 40 things and I stopped. It was too depressing. It's not hurting as bad today so maybe I can knock a few things off my list!

Main Course

Tell something interesting about one of your family members (nothing scandalous, please, just something unique).

My husband, who truly is a genius, has a patent for a universal tranmission crossmember. It's some kind of car thingy that we sell alot of! He has also been on the cover of Mustang Monthly and Mustangs & Fords. I am very proud of him, can you tell?


What's the latest you've ever stayed awake?

I've been to so many sleepovers where you never actually go to bed! But if I had to choose a time I can remember crawling into bed around 6 am to catch a nap for a couple of hours and then get up and go to work. Rough!


Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen Prayer Requests
1. My dad has Parkinson's and is bedridden. One of his bed sores on his ankles is now down to the bone. It is not infected yet, but this is not good. He is a kind and gentle man and never complains about anything. He means the world to me and it is hard to watch him suffer.
2. The lady that does my hair is also my friend and she had had a bad eye infection which led to some further testing. She was just diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. She has been through so much. She lost her 14 year old son in a car accident a few years ago. She needs strength to get through this.
3. We are going through all the college applications, etc. and trying to decide what school would be best for our daughter. The one that stands out right now is thirteen hours away :o(
4. Praise and prayer. Our church has voted in a new pastor and he will be coming in November! It will be a year without a pastor and we are looking forward to starting a new ministry with him.
5. We need help at our shop! It's a good problem to have, but we need to find some more qualified guys that can do bodywork on these show cars. It's hard to find people willing to actually work!
6. Please keep praying for Susan Godfrey and her husband who lost their precious baby boy a couple of weeks ago.
7. A friend of mine, Sharon, has MS. She is the strongest lady I know! She can no longer eat or drink and has to have a special device that holds her head up now. She always sends cards to let me know she is praying for me! They always make me cry and and make merealize how blessed I am.
8. Which brings me to me...I do have another kidney stone and it is 9mm. The doc isn't sure if I will be able to pass this one. My last one was 8mm. I'll let you know what he says.
9. My mother takes care of my dad 24/7/365 without so much as a break. I know God is getting her through all this. Lately, they have had to start making funeral arrangements. Yes, we know it needs to be done, but it is very hard to do it.
10. Our Awana program. It's is going great and we have so many new kids coming this year! Please pray that we will teach them God's Word effectively.
11. My oldest daughter is having to make tough life changing decisions as far as career, school and boys. I'm glad I am not that age anymore!
12. My husband. He has so much on his shoulders right now with me out of the office and so many other things. He's tough though!
13. You! I know there must be something in your life right now that could use prayer. You might be struggling with finances, school, relationships, illness and so on. We all have needs and I hope you know that I will pray for you too!


Saturday Photo Hunt: Eyes

I know this is several days late but that's because I am battling another kidney stone! Sadness! This is what I looked like in June when I had a stone. Believe it or not, I feel worse than I look! Scary, huh?


Friday's Feast


Measured in minutes or hours, how much exercise have you had in the last week?

Because I am in severe pain with my hips right now the only excercise I get is being able to walk to and from a room. But I am eating very healthy~does that count for anything? And I am using alot of muscles to smile as much as I can ;o)


If you had to change your blog title to something else, what would it be?

Oh Yeah, Well I've Had My Bones Cut Off----explaination: My kids have a tendency to compain about every little thing that goes wrong with them and my outlook has always been~I may hurt, but there are always so many people worse off than me. One day I had enough of my daughter compaining about how her finger popped in the middle of the night so I turned to her and said~Oh yeah, well I've had my bones cut off! She looked surprised and my husband laughed. So now anytime they compain about something trivial someone will say~Oh yeah, well mom has had her bones cut off! Even my friends have asked if they can use that line too!

The phrase is just a way to remind all of us, again, that while we are going through tough times we are not alone and if we think about it we will realize that our situation isn't as bad as we make it seem sometimes.


Name one television show you watched when you were 9-12 years old.

Age 9~The Price is Right
Age 10~Little House on the Prarie (I still watch reruns almost everyday!)
Age 11~ Swiss Family Robinson
Age 12~The Donny & Marie Osmond show (I can't wait for the DVD to be released)

Main Course

If someone gave you $50 to spend with the one condition that it had to be educational, what would you purchase?

I am need of a good "How To" book on blogging! I spend so much time reading everybody's blogs that I haven't taken the time to learn how to really do anything creative!


Do you tend to prefer dark colors, neutral shades, or lighter/pastel hues?

Definitely any color blue I love, but I would have to say I stick to pastel colors on a lot of things.


Thursday Photo Challenge: Occupation

My husband and I restore vintage Mustangs!


Thursday Thirteen #6

Banner by Kailani @ The Pink Diary

Thirteen Things I Collect
1. Disney DVD's so when I have grandchildren we can watch all the classics together!
2. Cookbooks~I'm really not much of a cook, but I love flipping through the pages of cookbooks, especially the ones from like church's or the Amish ones. Always good stuff in those!
3. Stuffed giraffes~because they are my favorite animal I tend to get a lot of them as gifts!
4. Dolls~I love Thumbelina dolls from when I was a girl, but I also have some expensive ones like a Jumeau, but to tell you the truth I love my baby dolls the most!
5. Bulldog figurines. If it looks like my precious Woo then I have to have it!
6. Purses! They are a weakness and I change purses like every week. Don't get me wrong I save them all and I never pay over $10 a piece because I am also cheap!
7. Kool Aid points~although I've realized you can't get as much cool stuff as you used to.
8. Lilliput Lane Cottages~I picked one up when I was in England and they are so enchanting I soon got another one. My friend from England started sending them too! I can stand at my display cabinet and look at them for a really long time!
9. Old toys from when I was child like the Merlin handheld game, a Connect Four game, not sure what to call it but it held Beechnut gum and you could buy it for a penny~I guess you would call it a bank! You know~old stuff from way back when.....
10. My husband has been to many, many different countries and he always brings back some amazing things like dolls from Japan, glassware from Holland, chocolates from Switzerland (I ate those!) jewelry from Bahrain (a necklace with my name in Arabic), pretty cool stuff!
11. Disney toys from Happy Meals. The kids bathroom is decorated with the Disney theme and my husband made a shadow box and I filled it with all the Disney Happy Meal toys!
12. Noah's Ark Christmas ornaments! Hallmark comes out with a new one each year and they are sooo cool!
13. Plus Noah's Ark anything. I have Noah's Ark from all over the world. I have some very old children's toys and many different sets like the Precious Moments or the Boyd's Bears, I have some old Little Golden Books with the story of Noah....can ya tell I love Noah's Ark? Did ya notice the banner?


I received the following tips from a friend yesterday and thought they were clever enough to share!

Measuring Cups

Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill it with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry the cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Flexible Vaccuum

To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge. Add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacumn. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Easy Deviled Eggs

Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done, easy clean up.


How Do They Know?

Amy --

A person who laughs at anything (even this entry)

'How" will you be defined in the dictionary?' at QuizGalaxy.com

I saw this over at Callapidder Days and had to give it a try too! They've got me pegged, how about you?


Five Ingredient Friday

My son made this in 4H two years ago and it is one of the kids' favorites. By the way, my son won a Grand Champion ribbon for it too!

Easy Microwave Peanut Butter Fudge

2/3 cup butter
2/3 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
6 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Place butter and peanut butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH until butter melts (about 1 1/2 minutes); stir until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; stir until lumps of sugar disappear. Microwave on HIGH until soft but not bubbly (1 to 1 1/2 minutes); stir. Pour into buttered 9-inch square baking pan. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour. Cut into 1 inch pieces. Store in refrigerator.

Friday's Feast

What was the very last song you listened to?
On the way in to work I listened to 4Him sing The Great Awakening. They are my absolute favorite group of all time! Not a day goes by without me listening to something from them.
What is one company/store/corporation you would recommend that people stay away from?
I went in to a store called "Spencer's" the other day and was very offended by what they sell. I would call it porn, but hubby said almost, but not quite. And there were little children in there without any supervision!
On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy having your picture made?
If I am by myself I would say a big fat 1, but if my kids are with me I don't care because I cherish those memories even if I look bad in them!
Main Course
Besides a bookmark, what is something you've used to keep your place in a book?
I am bad and usually just fold the edge of a page down as long as it is my book. If it is someone else's I have used receipts.
Name a food that you like that most people don't.
I haven't found anybody in a long long time that loves brussel sprouts. What's not to like? They look like little tiny cabbages!


Thursday Thirteen #5

Thirteen People I Need To Say Thanks To This Week
1. Thank you Heather (a.k.a. Goofy Girl) for designing my new website! Didn't she do a nice job? I love it because when I look at it I smile!
2. My Awana leaders for helping last night. We had twenty girls and about fourteen of them are unchurched. Thanks ladies for sitting with the girls and teaching them God's Word!
3. Anybody who prayed for me yesterday. I was hurting so bad in the morning and was afraid I might miss church. Several people prayed for me and by 3:30 in the afternoon I was able to start moving around again! Thank you peeps...your prayers worked!
4. My sweet husband. Last night after church I tried to stand at the stove and cook him supper for a change. I could feel the tears coming and asked if he would help me. He told me to sit down and relax and he made dinner again and it was fabulous! Thank you honey! As soon as my hips are replaced I will be the one back in the kitchen.
5. Thanks kids for cleaning the house while dad and I were gone! What a nice surprise that was!
6. Thank you to The Pastor's Wife for letting us know of good coupons and free samples each week! I love that kinda stuff!
7. This sounds weird, but I would like to give a shout out to Staples! I received some awesome coupons like the one's where if you spend $5 you get $5 off! I was able to get all this for free: a nice sized calculator, a 12 pack of cool sparkly pencils, 1 mini blue sharpie (cute!), and two retractable highlighters!
8. Thank you to Faye for the delicious homemade bread! It was yummy, as always :o)
9. Thank you to Heather at Midlife Moments for starting the new Faith Lifts! You need to check it out at http://www.5minutesformom.com/faithlifts.
10. Thank you to all the bloggers that paid tribute to those that lost their lives on 9/11. I am still reading through them and they are all very inspiring. May we never forget.
11. I am a mighty slow walker right now, but I have met so many kind people that have waited on me just to hold a door open and make sure I got in okay. And the age ranges from a little boy about five years old to an older gentleman that had an amputated leg. Thank you for waiting on me so patiently!
12. Thank you to the ladies that have left comments on some of my posts. They are very encouraging and I will try to be better at leaving comments knowing this! Thank you!
13. This one is hard, but I want to say thank you to Susan Godfrey and her family. I just started reading this http://susangodfrey.blogspot.com on September 11th and this family has shown such strength through their loss. What a testimony they are to God's faithfulness. Please go to their site and please pray for them.


Do Ya See A Pattern Here?

I am indecisive. Always have been, always will be. I don't like to be the one to make a decision when it is something simple like where to eat. I don't care where we go because I am not the picky one. Why does hubby always ask me? It's too much pressure!!

Many years ago on my birthday my husband asked where I wanted to eat dinner. Why did he ask me so late in the day knowing it takes hours for me to decide? I started to panic. I suggested we head to Indianapolis and I would make up my mind going over there.

Oh, the choices in Indy. How can I decide with so many good restaurants to choose from? What am I in the mood for? I kept thinking aloud and I could tell I was already starting to get on his nerves. As we drew closer to our destination he asked for my decision. What? I'm out of time already? By this time he was very frustrated and we got into an arguement over my indecisiveness. It went something like this.....

Me: I don't care where we go. Please just pick a place, okay?
Hubby: It's not my birthday. Now just decide. You like everything.
M: That's just it. Because I do like everything I can't seem to narrow it down. You are the picky one and for my birthday I want you to decide.
H: Where do you want to go?
M: I don't know, where do you want to go?

This ridiculousness went on for several more minutes. I'll spare you the drama!

Hubby: (grouchy) Were going to Cheddar's. I made the decision.
Me: (grouchier) Fine.

We get to Cheddar's and pull in. Hey! Where did the building go? Isn't this where the restaurant is supposed to be? Come to find out Cheddar's had burned down a couple of months back. We looked at each other and just burst out laughing! We couldn't believe that we had argued over something so silly.

Don't go yet....I'm not done...

I can't remember which special occassion but we were back in the same predicament only we weren't fighting! Again, having a hard time deciding where to dine I remembered we had some Montgomery Inn gift certificates! Yay! A decision was made and we were off to Indy again. We both started talking about the delicious, finger licking good food we would consume in just a few short minutes. With mouths watering we pull in to an empty parking lot. You have got to be kidding me! Montgomery Inn was closed--for good! Once again, laughter!

Nope...not done yet....

In November we always go to Columbus for business. The tradition is to eat at LoneStar on the way home. This time we, as a family, decided it was time to break that tradition and try something else for a change. We all agreed on Romano's Macaroni Grill. This is my all time favorite place to eat! We even had to drive out of our way to get to it, but those extra miles would so be worth it! My family was excited! You guessed it....we pull in and Romano's was closed--for good. We could not understand why because it is a fairly new chain and it is sooooo good. While the kids didn't think it was funny, hubby and I had another good laugh!

Please don't go...I promise I am almost done...

This weekend was our 22nd anniversary. Friday night we were famished! Steaks were sounding really good, but which steakhouse should we eat at was the question at hand. I got on the internet and looked them all up. I even printed off menus so once I made a decision I could start in on deciding what to eat. I went back and forth all the way there and I decided (Yes, shocker, I did make a decision!) to try The Colorado Steakhouse. I had never heard of it and the menu looked, well, my mouth was watering again! I found my way there and we drive in, again, to an empty parking lot! They were closed for remodeling! I looked at my husband and smiled and said, "Happy Anniversary! It wouldn't be complete without us closing down a restaurant!" We laughed about it all weekend! I'll know next time to call ahead and make sure the establishment still exists!


I Remember

Karen: Amy? Are you awake enough to talk?
Me: Hi Friend! Did ya think I'd be sleeping in or something?
K: Turn on the television.
M: Why?
K: They say that a plane crashed into one of the towers.
M: On purpose?
K: No, just a freak accident.
M: I don't know anything about flying, but couldn't they avoid hitting such a tall building?
K: I don't know either. Did you turn it on yet?
M: (shocked by what I am watching) Yes.
K: We need to pray for those people that are involved. People have already lost their lives.
M: Karen, this can't be real. I've never seen such a thing. I'm scared.

Karen prayed aloud, but I couldn't take my eyes off the television. We watched together in silence for a long time. Neither one of us believing what was happening. My heart ached for families of the victims. I wondered if they were watching this on t.v.


Me: Karen! Did you see that? Something happened to the other tower! I think a plane hit it too! This is NO freak accident! What is going on here?
Karen: Oh no!

M: I wish my kids were still home. I wish my husband was here. Karen, I am scared.
K: It will be okay Amy. God knows exactly what is happening and why. We don't understand any of this, but He does. Just hang on with me and we'll keep watching.

We watched the television together and heard of the plane hitting the Pentagon and then watching part of the tower collapse only to see both of them tumble to the ground a little while later. We prayed together. When reality sunk in we cried together. We sobbed. We knew people were trapped. We heard interviews of people saying that they could see men and women jumping to their death. We knew families were frantically trying to reach their loved ones to see if they survived. We knew people were probably saying their goodbyes. We knew families were witnessing the death of their loved ones.

I didn't know anyone personally that died that day. As for me and my family we have not forgotten those that lost their lives. We will never forget.


Friday's Feast


Name 3 things that you are wearing today.

I am wearing a silver hoop earrings, my favorite perfume~Lou Lou and a soft pink short sleeved sweater.


Who was the last person you hugged?

I gave my hubby a big hug and smooch and wished him a happy anniversary!


What do you like to order from your favorite fast food place?

I usually order a small chili, a side salad and a glass of water. Gotta keep the weight coming off!

Main Course

What time of day do you usually feel most energized?

I usually start feeling better towards late afternoon. By this time my medicine has taken effect and I don't hurt quite as bad!


Using the letters in your first name, write a sentence. (Example: Sweet unusual spaniels are nice.)

This one is gonna be hard:

Amanda made yams. Oh well, not much to work with!

I'm outta here ladies for a weekend with my wonderful husband! Hope everyone has a nice weekend!


Thursday Thirteen #4

I know everyone is doing 13 reasons why they like themselves, but since my 22nd anniversary is tomorrow I want to honor my husband! Thanks for understanding!

Thirteen Reasons Why I Married My Man!
1. He recognized during marriage counseling that he based his salvation on good works and was saved during our first session. This brings happy tears to my eyes everytime I thing about it.
2. When we were dating I was able to see first hand how he treated his mother and sisters~he treats them with royalty to this day. I knew I found the perfect guy!
3. Speaking of family---he has a huge one! The moment I met them I felt at home. They are family and I love my in-laws dearly.
4. He can always bring a smile to my face and make me laugh :o) He doesn't worry about embarrassing himself if it will make me laugh!
5. His creativity! He loves to plan our little get-aways and he always makes them so much fun! One time he created four different trips and I had to choose one envelope (without knowing what was inside). He even made up games for me like a "Brady Bunch" trivia game, Who Wants
To Be A Millionaire, etc. so I could win extra spending money!! I can't wait to see what's in store for this weekend!
6. He loves his kids! He has always wanted to spend as much time as he could with them. Sometimes I wonder who is more of a kid~him or the three actual kids!
7. What a fabulous cook! He is just as creative in the kitchen! It amazes me how we can have practically nothing in the cupboards and he can whip up a gourmet meal. Voila! And it is delicious everytime. Again, he never makes the same thing twice so I have to enjoy it while it's hot!
8. His mind! He is so intelligent and I can be intimidated by it, but I love to see his brain work. He is a problem solver and likes to get the task done. He has done some one of a kind things in our restoration business and has been on the cover of two international magazines! I am very proud of him.
9. He shares the remote~enough said!
10. His voice! He is amazing and he loves to sing to me, especially love songs. He's very romantic that way and I'm sure he will sing to me this weekend. Sigh....
11. When we go shopping together he never complains and is the first one to say, "If you like it, buy it."
12. One time when we were taking a boat cruise around the lake I started feeling sick. I was unable to get on my knees so I could get throw up in the lake~as I got sick he caught it in his hands and threw it overboard so I wouldn't get sick all over my clothes. I know this is gross, but you can't tell me that's not love!
13. He takes tremendous care of me. Living with someone who has a disability is tough no matter who you are. He knew from the moment we met that it might be a rough future for us and he still wanted to marry me! He's been by my side through all the surgeries and does whatever he can to simplify my life. I know he loves me unconditionally.
Happy 22nd Anniversary Honey! I Love You!!!



Still being quite the newbie this tip has probably been posted before, but it works for me! I love Wednesdays and can't wait to read all the postings. As soon as I read one that I know or even think I will ever use I print four copies of it. I am am making binders for myself and my three kids. When my children get their own places I will give them a binder of their very own! There are so many ideas worth sharing that I think anybody would appreciate a binder! Thank you ladies for your wonderful ideas and keep up the goof work! I am learning so many new things every Wednesday!

Donny Osmond Fans Unite!

I just received my "personal" letter from Donny Osmond. He couldn't wait to fill me in on the exciting news! The Donny & Marie dvd is finally done and will be released the first part of November!!

I know the show was cheesy, but I loved every minute of it! I cannot wait to introduce my three children to it as well. I know they are on pins and needles just waiting to kill numerous hours with mom while she sits wearing her purple socks and hugging her pillow that just happens to have a Donny Osmond pillow case on it! And then at then end of the dvd we will gather together and sing May tomorrow be a perfect day.......is this stirring up any of those teenage feelings we all had way back when? Sigh!

Suprise~Another Fun MeMe!

I know I am doing another meme, but I saw this one and thought it was fun.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (your first pet and the street that you live on): Angel Meahme
2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy) Sarah Dove
3. YOUR "FLY GIRL/GUY" NAME: (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your middle name) Adia
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Blue Giraffe

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Diane Beechgrove
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name, first 2 letters of mom's maiden name) Stramtr
7. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, favorite drink) The Blue Dew

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first name of both your grandfathers) Olmer Ellison~this does sound like a real Nascar name, don't it?
9. FUTURISTIC NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne and the name of your favorite shoes) Lou Lou Converse
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: ( mother/father's middle name and the next name you hear on the tv/radio/talk) Loraine Cruise


I Could Have Shopped All Night, I Could Have Shopped.....

Oh, how I missed the hunt, the thrill, the feeling of empowerment....you know what I'm talking about....go ahead, admit it, you love clearance too!!!!!

My sweet hubby asked if I wanted to go to Lafayette with him because he was looking for something specific our town doesn't carry. Of course I said YES!! (I secretly thought....YES! I'm sure I can weasle enough and "let" him take me to Meijer..hehe.... )

The moment I wheeled in (I used the scooter) I could smell the newly posted red stickers (I promise, I really did) that were so neatly placed on item after item after item, well, you get the picture. I realized it had just been way too long since I had been out on the town and able to enjoy some just for fun, thrill seeking, bargain finding shopping. I could feel my body temperature rising one degree at a time! As I wheeled away as fast as I could (all 3 mph!) I yelled to hubby, "You'd better grab a cart 'cuz we're going to be here awhile!" I was so proud of him because he obeyed immediately ;o) "Good boy!", I say as I throw him a biscuit.

A pair of pink Converse All Stars quickly catch my eye. Hubby helps me try them on and they fit perfect! I see the price tag of $40. I say, "Never mind!" I'm not paying more than $10 for a pair of tenny bops, I don't care what name is on it! Now this is where hubby earns more treats, maybe even a handfull of them. The next aisle over hubby spies more tennis shoes that look like previous mentioned ones...AND they are on sale for $8.99 a pair AND if you buy another pair they will be half off!! NO WAY!! My blood is boiling by this time. I feel faint and grab tightly on the handles of my trusty scooter telling him to "Hold On!". (Okay, so I talk to the scooter, shoot me). Hubby helps me try on the bright pink ones and I am happy to report that I could not tell the difference between name brand and cheap rip offs! YAY! I was able to get four (4) pair for only $27 instead on one (1) pair for $40!!! Of course I chose one boring white pair, two black cool pair and one pink pair that my Awana girls will think are really hot!

With the rush of the excitement I speed away again and entice hubby with more biscuits! He really is a good boy.

Scooter took me all over the store that night finding bargain after bargain after, well, you get the picture! I found a Disney two piece outfit for only $5 that had adorable Tigger on it, a pair of dress black pants for my daughter for $10 (they had been almost $30), a set of really cool refridgerater magnetic photo frames for $2 for those upcoming school photos and two huge beach towels with their own carrying case with a funky key chain the kids will grab up for only $2 a piece! If I think about it that breaks down to about seventy cents a piece for that bargain!

I could have shopped all night, but it was getting very late and I was afraid I might turn into a pumpkin if I stayed to much longer!

As I was driving home I was thinking about the great deals I got and how I didn't pay full price for anything! Then I started thinking of how Jesus paid the ultimate price. He died for me personally because he loved me that much! I was eight years old when I asked Him to be my Saviour. I didn't have to hunt or go looking for any clearance stickers. And best of all it was FREE! Who doesn't like free?

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Salvation is a gift and it lasts forever! All we have to do is believe.

Acts 16:31 ...Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved...

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

In His Love,



Everyday Thanks!

As I mentioned before, Awana starts at our church on September 6th and I am so excited!

This week I am thankful for the five faithful workers I have working with me this year! I know that they will be faithful and supportive. Each of them are great when it comes to helping the little girls learn their verses and explaining what each of them mean. Let's face it, learning verses, especially to an unchurched child, is like learning a foreign language! Anyway, I am just so pleased to be working along side these ladies and thankful for their commitment to the Awana program!

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

Friday 5

What kind of marks (grades) did you get in school?

I missed a lot of school because of my JRA, but I usually managed to make B's.

Do you have any birthmarks?

Yes, I have two little bumps on my right ear. My dad has them too!

What’s the story behind one of your scars?

I've had eight joint replacements, but there's no interesting story behind any of them. As a kid I loved riding my bike and going super fast. I hit a patch of pea gravel and wiped out big time! I took two huge chunks of flesh out of my right knee. Ouch!

What do you usually use to mark your place in a book?

I use a bookmark my daughter made for me when she was in first grade. Awwww!

What famous Mark do you most admire?

Mark Consuelos is easy to admire ;o)

Four For Friday

September 01, 2006

Q1 - Food Eating Contests: Joey Chestnut, the top-ranked U.S. competitive eater, is looking to capture his second straight title this weekend at the Waffle House Waffle-Eating World Championships at Stone Mountain Park, Georgia. (Last year, Chestnut won the title by devouring 18.5 eight-ounce Waffle House waffles in 10 minutes.) If you were to quit your day job and take up competitive eating as a professional gustatory athlete, what food items would you specialize in, or, which food eating contest would you be the hands-down favorite to win the world championship?

I so could win the pineapple eating contest hands down!

Q2 - Laundry: When you do laundry, do you use the recommended amount of detergent or do you pour to your heart's content?

This is my daughter's chore and I am sure she pours to her heart's content!

Q3 - Handwriting: Do you like your signature?

I never sign my name the same way twice~that way nobody can forge it ;o)

Q4 - Today: What are four things you know you will not be doing today?

I will not be eating cottage cheese today or ever.
I won't be running a marathon.
I don't get to see my dad today because I have a sore throat :o(
I probably won't get any work done either because I'm playing on the computer!