Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hello God - A Religious and Spiritual Poem

Hello God, I called tonight
To talk a little while...
I need a friend who'll listen,
To my anxieties and trials...

You see, I can't quite make it
Through a day just on my own...
I need your love to guide me,
So I'll never feel alone.

I want to ask you please to keep
My family safe and sound.
Come and fill their lives with confidence,
For whatever fate they're bound.

Give me faith, dear God, to face
Each hour throughout the day,
And not to worry over things,
I can't change in any way.

I thank you God, for being home,
And listening to my call,
For giving me such good advice,
When I stumble and fall.

Your number, God, is the only one
That answers every time.
I never get a busy signal,
Never had to pay a dime.

So thank you, God, for listening,
To my troubles and my sorrow.
Good night, God, I love You, too,
And I'll call again tomorrow! Hello God - A Religious and Spiritual Poem

Gift of Life - A Self-Esteem Poem

I value the life God has given to me
It is my life and I can live it as I please
My life may not mean much to someone else
And how I live it is up to God and myself

Only God knows how many years I have remaining
But I intend to live them all without complaining
I will treasure each day and rejoice in its pleasures
Practicing His righteousness as a means of measure

I will do my daily chores with a song in my heart
Singing God's praises until the day I depart
And while I am living out my disappearing years
I will be grateful to Him for putting me hereGift of Life - A Self-Esteem Poem

Trust in the Lord - A Religious and Spiritual Poem

Trust in the L

Trust in the Lord

The wind's not always at our back,
The sky is not always blue.
Sometimes we crave the things we lack,
And don't know what to do.

Sometimes life's an uphill ride,
With mountains we must climb.
At times the river's deep and wide,
And crossing takes some time.

No one said that life is easy,
There are no guarantees.
So Trust in the Lord continually,
On calm or stormy seas.

The challenges we face today,
Prepares us for tomorrow.
For faith takes our fears away,
And peace replaces sorrow.
ord - A Religious and Spiritual Poem

My wedding day...

My Wedding... On May 21st 2010 Michael and I got married and it was so much nicer that I would have ever imagined. The day was perfect for us..
 Everything was put together for us by mostly members of Mayo First Baptist. The preacher came to us after he heard of our engagement and asked our plans. We told him that we was not really sure yet. Our finical plans were just not really good enough to think about a date. We told him really wanted to just were waiting on the time he told us if we kept waiting on the money to be right it would never happen. That thought stayed with us and we finally made the choice to do it no matter what...
 At this time we were thinking we would just go into the preacher's office and say our I  do's and then we would be married. Everyone made it so much better than we ever dreamed.

 The Rev. Daryl Tollenson married us, my dad walked me down the isle, the most awesome Libby Chapman played the piano, Tammy and Tim Burrow played music, my kids got to stand with me, Kerry and Dunn got to stand with us( the couple that set us up), Christie and Frank was standing with us( friends that have really been there for us), Ashley Tollenson took pictures for us and made us a cake, Kathy Williams decorated the church, and I know I missed some names and I will feel bad if I know they read this and I did not mention there name because I am so grateful...
 All of the guest that came would have been the only thing that made me a little sad because none of my mom's family was there but I am aware that I must respect my mom's religion if I want her to respect my wishes. She is a Jehovah's Witness and they do not believe in going into a church so I must be OK with it. She is my mom and I do wish she would have been there and she would be proud of the happiness I have found in my search for God, but that is a whole new blog. I was missing a lot of my family but just about all  of Michael's family was there, I was very glad of that. There was also a lot of people from church that took the time out of there day to come and see Michael and I get married. I was amazed in that. I just did not think people cared enough to come but I am so thankful and blessed.
Those people at MFB will never know how happy they made me. I will never be able to tell them thank you enough. I pray that I can one day make someone as happy as they have made me.
 Michael and I truly do love each other and he is just the most sweetest, loving man that I always dreamed of finding. We would have been just fine with a courthouse wedding but having the wedding we did have is just beyond our dreams.

 I am so very thankful to have the wonderful man I have, the most awesome children, and such a wonderful church family..... I never dreamed I could find this kind of happiness!!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Days seem smoother

 I think things are starting to look a little brighter... I don't think Michael being laid off was ever as bad as maybe it sounded. Today he went to the child support office to see about getting the payments lower and they said for sure that would happen. This is something Michael has been meaning to do since we had Ada but he just never got around to it. He has been paying way to much for a long time. This is a good thing... He is finally getting around to getting it lowered and this is something that  would have never got done if  he was working.
 Other good things in the coming is tomorrow he goes to his unemployment appointment and the person that is seeing him tomorrow is someone he knows from high school. He told Michael that he would do everything he could to get him a job. That is great news!!!
 It isn't that we have really got great news but it is kinda like things are not seeming to be as bad. One thing for sure is I am so glad we are good with God at this time. People are losing there jobs everyday and I can't not imagine going through this without having God in my life. We have been upset and scared but at least we have been able to find comfort in his word and had assurance that everything was going to be ok. As each day goes on I am getting more of a since of ease that things are going to be great.
 Thanks to my Lord for everything and just holding our hands through this time in our life's.

Friday, June 25, 2010

A small mishap...

I have not posted a blog in a few days and that is because my family has been dealing with a lot of stress. Wednesday, June 23rd Michael was permanently laid off of his job that he has had for 11 years. 
I really am staying positive for the most part but I must admit it gets really hard. When you know you got kids to take care of. I do trust that everything will be ok because I know that this is not the worst thing that has ever happened and also along with Michael, 49 other people got laid off. I am trusting in God because I know he will take care of us. When I decided to change my life for God, it was for good and and I will not let the Devil get me this soon because I worked too hard to get to where I am at in my life.
 I told Michael the day we decided to get saved that we should expect something bad  to happen.  I was right on that one. We are still really shocked and I guess I do keep worrying about Michael running out of his medicine. He is a diabetic and has seizures without medicine. The 30th of this month he will not have health insurance. He has already began looking for jobs so I am just praying that something comes soon enough so that he will not run out of medicine. I know it will work out.
 We really should feel lucky that this has not already happened to us. When you look at the BIG picture, the government does not even have enough money to pay people because of so much unemployment. We are lucky that Michael does have a good trade and that he kept that job as long as he did. Now we just got to pray that a job will come along that needs his trade.
 It is really a shame that our economy is in such a sad shape. It is so sad that it has to be so hard to work and take care of your family. I know for sure we will not take for granted any other job again. I know we did make enough to pay our bills and maybe we struggled around holidays but I also remember just never being grateful for us having a income we did have. It usually always takes something like this to make you become a stronger and more grateful person.
To sum it all up, we don't know what the future holds for us at this point but I think it is ironic of these scriptures I have ran across while we were put in this situation...
 Philippians 4:13- I can do all things through Christ witch strengthens me
 Psalm 91:15-  He shall call upon me, and I will answer him:
I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
 Matthew 6:8- The Father knows what things we are in need of before we ask him
  Psalm 37:5- Commit to the way of the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass
 1 John 5 :14- In the confidence we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he will hear us
 Just seeing those scriptures assures me that everything will be just fine if I just trust in God.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Fathers Day 2010

Today is Father's Day.. I always feel so blessed on this day because I know I am very lucky for the two main father's in my life.
My Dad, The one man that has always been there for me..I love that man. Today the kids and I got him his favorite kind of cake witch would be a white cake with whipped topping from Ingles and a gas gift card. He will fuss like he does about every gift I ever get him but at the end of the day almost all of the cake will be gone. He will say, I told you not to spend your money on me, take it back but I know that is just my dad and that he really loves his gifts.
My Husband and Children's dad, We got him a Bible with a Bible carrier and also a devotional book for Dads. I decided to go spiritual with Michael's gifts since that is where we are both at in our life. I know he will love his gifts as well. Each year I want Michael to know how blessed I feel to have him in my life. He is such a dream come true. I remember just praying that I would meet a man that would love my kids as his own and that is exactly what he has done.
I love both to the Father's in my life and can't imagine life without them. I am so thankful for them being in my life and my kids life.
I almost forgot.. I am also cooking for my men. I am starting a chuck roast in the morning before church with all the fixings of cream potatoes, green beans, egg noodles, biscuits, and sweet tea.
I love you Daddy and Michael.....

Friday, June 18, 2010

Five Question Friday

1. What is your favorite thing about summertime?
The sun!! I don't have as much Shoulder pain in the summer
2. What is your ideal retirement location (if money didn't matter)?
Some secluded island
3. Do you live in the same town you grew up in?
4. What nervous habit did you have as a child that you kicked to the curb before becoming an adult?
I guess the only thing I can think of would be bed wetting.... Gotta be honest I was a bed wetter:)
5. What is the most embarrassing thing that happened to you while on the job?
When I was pregnant with Katie I worked at longhorn and I fell so many times!!! My feet were swollen so sometimes I could not feel myself walking

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Crazy Hat Day At VBS

My Friend Christie

If one day, years from now I am reading my blogs I want to be sure and be reminded of what a great friend I have always had from a special girl named Christie!!!!
Not that I don't have other great friends in my life that have there special qualities but today I just feel the need to blog about Christie!!
I met her about 6 years ago when I started working at Steak and Ale, she was actually my boss and to be honest at first she was not my favorite but give it a month and I loved her! We don't need to talk about all the stuff we did together ( because it is not good) but we had fun. At that time both of us was not really happy with our home life so we both had that in common and the other things we had in common would have been the bad things we did at that time... We have both had our ups and downs in life and both had some really low, lows. She did show me alot of favoritism at work but I for sure paid for that when she just all of a sudden moved to Florida for 3 months. Not long after she left Steak and ale, my last day came. I will never forget how I felt when she did move, I was heartbroken:( this girl that I had not known long but had been the greatest friend in the world to me was leaving!!! Little did I know that she would only be gone for just a few months and the day she moved back was the night of the 28th birthday party!! She came to my party all the way from Florida!! Then I was dating Michael and this was when she got to really meet Michael and wouldn't you know it Michael and her husband hit it off great!! The next year or so we was not doing as bad but we were parting alot and I mean ALOT!! She moved less than a mile from me and that was so awesome!! Things changed when I got pregnant with Ada, I was not partying anymore and that is also when I started really going to church. Christie got a little off on the wrong track during this time but she changed!! I remember alot of lonely times I have had during my choice to change but she is one person that has NEVER judged me and always been honest with me. We both had our wild spells and we both realized we had to grow up. We both have so much in common! If we go a few months without seeing each other and then we do we will like have some of the same furniture and stuff. Another thing is that we both really love our children and no matter what we have done we have both always taken care of our kids. We our both Awesome Moms!!! We have always liked the same music when both of our men would be all in to their headbanging music Christie and I would have to take charge and put our music in. We both are people pleasers!! We love to shop for other people first and really love to share anything we got. The list goes on and on of how much we have in common. I guess that is why we did hit it off so well.
Some of the things she has did for me I feel like I will never be able to repay her back weather it be material of just being there for me when I had No one else. So many times she has been my shoulder to cry on. So many times she has been my person to just really vent to. We have had our times where distance has grown between us but that first phone call and it is like we never had a gap. All in all she has been the best friend that anyone could ever ask for and she deserves the best that this life has to offer. I am so proud of her and the changes she has made in life. Christie is one to the most talented and amazing women I know, I hope one day she starts going to church because her heart is so good and that is just where she belongs. I love you Christie forever and always......

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Candace Cameron, Testimony, (DJ from Full House) on true and false converts

I have watched this testimony several times!! It just seems so Awesome to me to hear someone we grew up with on TV show there love for Jesus... God is Great!!!

The meaning of Faith

Just thinking about how greedy of a person I can be... You know I am always just wanting money for this and money for that but it is because I just want to be sure my family is taken care of but boy have I got a slap in the face. The past two weeks Michael and I decided to start paying our tithes and that was hard not to mention we have already given up so many other ways we had money or food since we got married. It was scary and still is but we have not wanted for anything. As the Preacher said today in church, Did anyone not have food this past week, did anyone not have a roof on over there head, or how about clothes on our back. Faith is a hard thing to accept and believe but it is like air you can not see it, smell it, etc. It is one of those things that if you really love God and you really want to serve him and you just give yourself to him, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF HIS PEOPLE!! A person of God must realize that money is not everything and when your day of judgement comes your money or nice things will not matter. It is so crazy the feeling that I have for God now!! I love him and I want to tell people, I want them to know how he has changed mine and Michael's life. I know there will be more scary days where I will worry but I am really going to have faith in my Lord and Savior. One more thing the Preacher said today that stuck with me is that when I pray to God I am praying to the one who created everything!!! Why not trust my life and well being with him...I am so very blessed that I found God in my life and I just pray that my faith just keep getting stronger and stronger. Thank You Jesus for dying on that cross so that I can let my past life of sin be the past....

Friday, June 11, 2010

Five Question Friday

Questions for Friday, June 11th:

1. What do you think makes a good friend, or friendship?
Trust and being there when you need them
2. What is the last thing you bought & later regretted?
stuff from Avon, I always buy too much!!
3. Have you ever had a prank played on you?
Yes, plenty of times
4. What is your favorite theme park?
5. Have you ever seen someone else give birth?
Yes!! My sister.. The baby came to quick to get everyone out of the room

5 ? Friday

1. Is there something you've always wanted to try but just can't muster up the courage to actually do yet?
Oh wow there is so many... One is to fly on a plane..
2. If you had $100 handed to you in cash without your significant other knowing about it, what would you spend it on?
Go shopping and buy stuff for my kids or significant other
3. What was your favorite piece of playground equipment as a child?
I guess the swings, always seeing who could go higher
4. Do you prefer a sweet or hearty breakfast?
Hearty!! I want the eggs, bacon, biscuit, and Gravy
5. Are you a Neat Freak or a Messy Bessy?
In between, I think if I did not have 3 kids I might be neater but I am sure some call me a messy bessy with the way my house or car will sometimes look

I miss my husband...

Wow!! I have almost been married a month and it has went by so fast!! It is crazy, but I guess we have just been so busy...He has been working third shift and I babysit at night and then I have also started babysitting during the day some. Not to mention the kids are now out of school for the summer and for sure will keep me busy. I feel like I miss him we have been so busy. I do hope we can one day take us another weekend of just the two of us. On our honeymoon it was great to just get to talk.. That is something we never get to do because we got kids always fighting, Ada is crying, or the phone is ringing!! I do love him very much and I am so glad to be his wife!! I really hate that I miss him.. I wish I could spend a little more QT time with him.. Nevertheless I do love my life and would not trade me being with my kids this time of there life for anything. I know is a normal family marriage to feel like I do. I am so very blessed....

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Baseball awards

ON 6-1-10 Josh and Katie got their baseball awards!! It is so hard to believe this year baseball season is over. It seem as like things go by so fast now days. This year it was actually Katie's first trophy and Josh's second baseball trophy. I don't think that was the highlight of the evening though!!!
The guest speaker at he ceremony was an ex football player for Clemson and that just made Josh and Katie's night! They got to meet him and get their pic. took with him. By the way his name was Randy Anderson. It was great to hear his love for God.
That is not all the excitement for the night!! They always give door prizes and believe it or not I one the first one witch was
graphed picture of Dabo Sweeney, and 4 free meals to waffle house!! Wow I was in shock because I never win anything. Josh was so excited!! He told me he prayed that I would win that prize!! LOL!! We will clear up the meaning of prayer with him later..

My dad broke his foot

Well I must blog about my dad and his small motorcycle wreck.. Last Monday he had a small wreck on his motorcycle as he was parking it and he was pretty banged up but my dad being his stubborn self did not go to the doctor till the following Friday and they let us know that his foot is broke on the left side and has to go back on the following Monday to get a cast after the swelling goes down.
I am just hoping after all this he will sell it. He is not a safe driver anyway. He never wears a helmet. I worry about him all the time on that thing and I am just glad it is not as bad as it could have been.So we will just keep saying a prayer that he will heal good and be back to normal...

Memebers of the church....

ON 6-6-10 Michael and I officially became members of Mayo first Baptist Church. We are still waiting to get baptized but we have filled out the paper work and been announced to the church. It was really exciting!! This is something that Michael and I really want. We are trying so hard to change every little thing in our life. We have also decided from this day forward to completely pay our tithes each month. 10% just as we are supposed to. We are really just going to rely on God to get us through. It was so crazy that the sermon was actually on how God will take care of us if we just put him first. We are so glad this adventure has began for us and just ready to see where it goes.. I love you my Lord and Savior and I am so glad to have found you in my life....

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Ada taking a nap under the desk....

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Elvis Presley Peace in the Valley

If I am going to keep it real I must show my love for Elvis!! I was raised on his music and though he had passed before my time I will tell you strait up he was one of the most good looking men I have ever seen. Other than that I truly love his music and I love any kind of Gospel music and Peace in the Valley is one of my favorites. I have many more that I am sure will be posted on day when the mood hits me.....NOT ashamed to say that I love me some Elvis Presley!!!